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Hiring a Home Inspector? Ask These 10 Questions

How to make sure the pro who performs your home inspection is properly qualified and insured, so you can protect your big investment Full Story
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onthecoast1
ChickieD, you can place a bid with the contingency that your bid only stands if the home passes inspection; that way, your bid is no longer binding if something is wrong that the seller is not willing to negotiate on. It's nuts to pay for an inspection on every home you're considering bidding on.
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I am one of those people that find too many things wrong (the realtors cringe when they see me coming) - the clients get "buy it " fever and stop taking you along. Then they call you up to tell them what is wrong so you can fix it after they buy it. Doing things right is not easy or fast. Try to not buy a pre-owned home less then ten years old - that is when the real troubles begin to be come "obvious".
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Guest Picks: Desert Beauty for the Baby's Room

Combine a desert-cactus motif with playful shapes and colors, and watch your nursery bloom Full Story
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LOVE all these ideas! I am buying many of them for my nieces, who live in Minnesota. My husband and I live in the Arizona desert, and we'd love to introduce them to the fascinating world of cacti and mountains - thanks for the great suggestions!
July 16, 2014 at 1:17pm   
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paddlerchick
Sputnik chandelier at almost $3K for a nursery? Wow.
July 18, 2014 at 5:32am   
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A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Home Maintenance

Take care of these tasks to avoid major home hassles, inefficiencies or unsightliness down the road Full Story
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Live in a very warm climate - so thankfully don't have to do most of this! Except repainting and checking caulking/seals. Just bought a new place on a slab and the weep holes need to be re-drilled and it has no insulation but will be installing it.
July 14, 2014 at 8:39pm     
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Great Ideabook Christine! Thanks for the feature! Feel free to reach out to us for any other advice or professional input you so require.

Cheers - G&S
July 20, 2014 at 7:41pm   
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How to Find the Right Plants for Your Garden

Break free from choosing plants by cold-hardiness zones for a beautiful landscape that thrives year-round Full Story
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Eskandari Stone
Great article.. Thanks for sharing this technique for choosing the right plants for the garden. It will be helpful for me while planting plants in my small garden.
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Nuts 'n May
Ah yes, but one mans native is anothers invasive exotic weed. Climate and zone maps are one thing, but they don't take into account soil type and the position you are planting in. A good snoop around your neighborhood will quickly show you want grows well (or not in your area). And if peering over fences is too much like horticultural stalking for you, then take a trip to a local park or botanical garden, very useful as they will normally include plant labels and give you a good idea of what the plant looks line when mature.

All to many times I've been asked to sort out gardens where people trees and shrubs that grow way to big for the site. A grower once confessed that the plant labels only give heights for a tree at about 10 years, so something labeled 3m may actually exceed 10m in 15 years. Here in NZ we now all to well, that a northern hemisphere plant will probably grow twice as bid "down under" and so you have to constantly interpret garden guides with an eye on not just our reverse seasons but the milder growing conditions as well.
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10 Gorgeous Courtyards From Mod to Moroccan

Some have pools or fountains; some are awash only with greenery. These courtyards run the gamut of styles but have alluring looks in common Full Story
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great article, full of inspiration and sets desire for a more relaxed lifestyle! www.luminosodesign.com
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I am agreeing with alwzrt. That Urban Courtyard is calling my name.
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A Surefire Way to Prevent Sun Damage Indoors

Why let light ruin your furniture, floors and artwork, when the solution could be as simple as applying high-quality window film? Full Story
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deirdreg52
i am trying to pick how dark my tint should be. I have a western exposure and a lot of glass, so I originally thought I should get the darkest-15 Night Vision by 3M. But as I look at the sample, my landscaping looks so much better through the 25. the dealer tells me that the damage blocking between the two is not that significant and to choose the one I like the most. I am concerned that it will be like most things I have done-when making the moderate choice I always wish later that I had done more. Any thoughts?
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Deirdre - why don't you pay to install one of each side by side on two windows. Sit on it a few days.

I agree the heat savings is not that significant, and would personally go for the slightly less heat blockage but have the view you will enjoy the most.
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13 Upgrades to Make Over Your Outdoor Grill Area

Kick back on your patio or deck with a grill that focuses on fun as much as function Full Story
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Winnie Li
awesome idea! I think i could use some of those inspirations.
July 18, 2014 at 9:48am     
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victoran
Those of us who are asthmatic cannot be around a wood burning or charcoal burning BBQ...can't breathe.
Even gas ones are tough but better.
When neighbors turn on the grill, I go inside and close the windows and doors till they are finished.
Some places with bad smog will not allow wood burning of any kind.
As someone else mentioned, these gorgeous BBQ's are for the rich or people who are outside most of the year. Do think of clean up and replacement of appliances as time goes on. Free standing BBQ is much easier to replace than one set in a beautiful brick surround, Build surround so you can replace BBQ if necessary.
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Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio

It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your home and lifestyle Full Story
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Have not seen these often but it can be done.
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Hi @chremily, We're very sorry to hear about your recent experiences with us. If you would, please private message us (head to our profile and click "contact me") and provide us with your name and contact information so we can have a Pella representative reach out to you as soon as possible to discuss this further. Thank you.
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Guest Picks: Beautiful Wallpaper to Grow With a Child

These lighthearted papers will last from babyhood to beyond the teenage years — and they appeal to grown-up eyes too Full Story
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zweiback
Would be nice to have an article with samples for grown-ups!
July 8, 2014 at 12:46pm   
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victoria1983
I'm 31, and I would use every one of these in my home. Greta will grow up great!
July 16, 2014 at 1:46pm   
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