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Converting an Attic into a Finished Loft

Converting an attic into a finished loft provides additional living space, but this is a home improvement project which should not be entered into without careful thought and advance preparation. Finishing attic space is a major renovation.

January 31 / 2014
Author Jennifer A. DiGiovanni
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Backyard Landscaping Ideas for Year-round Enjoyment

In Philadelphia, the winter months are a great time to start thinking about backyard landscaping and planning for spring planting. Often, adding privacy is a factor when planting around the perimeter of your yard.

January 31 / 2014
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Indoor Flora to Brighten up Your Philadelphia Home this Winter

Evergreens are the only type of flora to flourish outside the home during the winter in Philadelphia, so once the first frost occurs, historically between the end of October and mid-November, homeowners shift their planting indoors.

January 09 / 2014
Author Jennifer A. DiGiovanni
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Winter Home Renovations in Philly

Renovating your home during the cold, snowy months of winter might not make much sense for some projects. But, if you manage expectations and choose your projects wisely, you’ll find that you get the most for your money if you remodel during the winter.

January 09 / 2014
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Winter Fun in Philly: Where to Go Sledding

Although it’s not a city known for its hills, Philadelphia has some great spots for sledding and winter fun activities. Sledding hills are located throughout the city, so you’ll find one near your home the next time a snowstorm hits.

January 09 / 2014
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Is a Philly Rowhouse for You?

Living in a rowhouse is very different from living in a detached home or an apartment in a large building. Philadelphia has rowhouses in almost every section of the city. The houses vary in style based on when and where they were built.

January 09 / 2014
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Kitchen Remodeling Adds Style, Value, and Efficiency

Recent kitchen remodeling trends have changed the look of kitchens from less of a work space into more of a living or family-gathering space. Organization and efficiency has also played a role in new kitchen designs.

January 09 / 2014
Author Jennifer A. DiGiovanni
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Downtown Philadelphia Survival Guide

Living in the downtown area of Philadelphia, or Center City, can be convenient but expensive. Rethink your transportation options to avoid the hassle of having to park and find ways to have fun without pulling out your wallet.

January 09 / 2014
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Protect Your Home from Philadelphia Winters

The winter of 2013-2014 is expected to be colder than average. Get your home ready for winter by blocking out drafts, checking your furnace, and cleaning up outside. You’ll save money now and in the future.

January 09 / 2014
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Neighborhoods for the Best Philly Cheesesteak

Traditionally, South Philadelphia has been the place to go for the best Philly cheesesteaks, but over the years, many great steak shops have popped up in adjacent Philadelphia neighborhoods, and even the suburbs.

December 17 / 2013
Author Jennifer A. DiGiovanni
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