Barbara Andrews' Blog

Posted on 10/02/2022
Contemporary houses: Architectural characteristics
While contemporary architecture can be difficult to define, there are several key characteristics you can use to identify contemporary houses. Everything from the building materials to the interior layouts can help you pinpoint exactly where a home fits in the contemporary style spectrum. If you’re interested in learning more about how to pick a contemporary home out from...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
5 Things to Do If You Find Water Damage at Home
Finding water damage in your home is never a pleasant experience. However, finding it is the first step to solving the problem. Mold forms quickly, so it's important to act as soon as possible. Here's what to do if you find water damage in your home: Unplug If you discover water damage, turn off and unplug any nearby...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Electrical Maintenance Checklist for Your Home
Keeping your electrical system in good condition is a crucial part of lowering the risk of electric shocks, fires and other electrical hazards. Have professional electricians handle major electrical problems and installations, such as putting in new wiring or repairing faulty wires. Doing some regular maintenance on your own can help reduce the risk of electrical problems in...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Home designing software advantages: A beginner's guide
Home designing software has become a popular way for homeowners and industry professionals to plan their interior design and build projects. Using computer technology, you can illustrate your design plans with software in a more accurate and efficient way. There are numerous benefits to using a home design software program and its unique features. Here is a guide...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Comparing home insurance inspections & standard home inspections
What’s the difference between a home insurance inspection and a standard home inspection? While homeowners might be familiar with the idea of home inspections in general, it’s crucial to know how an insurance inspection can differ. Here is a basic guide comparing home insurance inspections and standard inspections: Who requires it? Home insurance inspections are required and carried...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
3 DIY Shoe Rack Ideas for More Organized Footwear
Shoes are a perfect example of something small that takes up a lot of space. Luckily, there are lots of clever ways to store and organize your shoes no matter the size of your collection. If you're interested in new ways to organize your footwear the DIY way, here are some ideas to inspire you. Wooden Peg Shoe...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Pet Safe Houseplants: Polka Dot Plants & More
Growing indoor plants can be incredibly rewarding and enhance the aesthetics of your home. However, it's important to know which plants are safe for every member of your household to be around. While many attractive and popular houseplants are toxic to pets and humans, there are plenty you can grow indoors safely, like polka dot plants. Here are...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
The 5 Questions Every Renter Should Ask Before Signing a Lease
Whether you’re renting for the first time or not, there are important questions to ask and think about during the process. Asking the right questions can make an enormous difference in how successful you are in finding the right place and being happy in it once you do. Here are some questions every renter should ask while searching...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
DIY living room decor: How to make a rope basket
If you're interested in ways to create unique and budget-friendly DIY living room decor, consider upcycling a plastic laundry basket. With some simple materials, you can turn a plain round basket into a rustic woven rope basket for storing blankets and other items in your living room. Here is a short guide to creating your own DIY rope...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
Nurseries: Remember these tips when converting an old home office into a baby nursery
When expanding your family, it's always a good idea to consider the space you have available. If you've relocated or upgraded your home office to a new space in the house but still have the remnants of your old office lingering in a decent sized room, you can repurpose it into a baby's nursery. Here are a few...
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