Archive: October 2013

Soundproofing Tips for Homes with Small Lots

When people talk about soundproofing their home, they don’t mean turning it into a completely silent area. The problem happens when you have a small lot with very close neighbors. Learn techniques to help block outside noise.

October 28 / 2013
Author Anne Baley
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Category Jacksonville
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Halloween Decorations: Tips for Your DFW Home

Putting up Halloween decorations can be a fun activity with family and friends — especially when it comes to enjoying a break from months of oppressive summer heat. Pay a visit to your local Halloween or party store for fun, ghoulish decorations.

October 28 / 2013
Author Lindsey Chamberlain
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Dallas Renovating: Converting an Attic into a Guest Bedroom

Converting an attic space into a guest bedroom is often a smart way to maximize space in your home and to offer a room to friends and family without compromising their privacy or yours. Read on for tips on converting attics to guest bedrooms.

October 28 / 2013

Local Dallas Art and Artifacts Add Flavor, Personality to Home

Texas is big enough to encompass a variety of tastes in art and books. Fill your bookcase with varied examples of the state’s history and diversity, and enjoy the many examples of art available from both emerging and known artists.

October 28 / 2013
Author Adrienne Cohen
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Barbecue on Fine China? At a Dallas Dinner Party, You Bet!

A dinner party in Dallas or Fort Worth may be just as formal as a dinner party in any other part of the country. Or it may be a casual affair. But, because it’s in Texas, it’s likely to be welcoming, innovative, fun and spontaneous.

October 28 / 2013

Why Build a Florida Room on Your Home?

Northern homeowners build Florida rooms in their homes to lengthen the time they spend in warm, sunny weather. Find out the advantages of building your own Florida room onto your Jacksonville home, when you enjoy warm weather almost all year long.

October 28 / 2013
Author Anne Baley
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Category Jacksonville
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Putting a Fire Pit in Your Jacksonville Backyard

Jacksonville, Florida weather is warm and inviting in the evening for almost all of the year. This environment is perfect for installing a fire pit in your back yard. Here are some points that you should investigate before putting in your fire pit.

October 28 / 2013
Author Anne Baley
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Some Signs You Live in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida is a little bit southern and a little bit of its own unique brand. There are things you experience here that you will never find anywhere else. People who live in Jacksonville have their very own way of doing things.

October 28 / 2013
Author Anne Baley
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Choosing Decorative Plants to Hide Utility Boxes

The placement of decorative plants such as trees, shrubs, and flowers can block unsightly items such as small sewer caps, cable boxes, or electrical transformers from the public’s view. Evergreen shrubs provide year-round coverage and blend in well.

October 28 / 2013
Author Jennifer A. DiGiovanni
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Category Philadelphia
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Countdown to Cool: Fireplace Preparation

Cooler weather in Philadelphia brings Eagles football, autumn foliage, and the need for fireplace preparation. In addition to an annual professional chimney cleaning and inspection, you should check the overall condition of your hearth and chimney.

October 28 / 2013
Author Jennifer A. DiGiovanni
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Category Philadelphia
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