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Green Gardening

Everyone wants a beautiful landscape but most people feel they lack the time and expertise to cultivate the results they want. With a few simple eco-friendly changes in your fall landscape care, you can get more beautiful results with a limited investment of time and effort.

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Upscale Bathroom

While real estate markets are cyclical, one thing that is constant is the features potential homebuyers look for in their home and it almost always seems to start in the bathroom. In fact, a 2007 report showed an upscale bathroom remodel recouped 93.2 percent of the costs and a...

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Kitchen Appliances

Appliances, countertops and faucets have transformed from once “ho-hum” objects to technologically advanced and highly stylized “must haves.”

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Fireplaces

There is something to be said for the soothing effects of having a fireplace in your home. As you watch the flames dance around and listen to the crackling sound, all of your worries of the day slowly melt away. These sights and sounds, along with the warmth that radiates from your...

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Delta Marine Construction

The perfect storm is a popular expression coming from a novel written in 1997. It is when certain weather occurrences, when separate are no problem, come together by chance and create a catastrophe. While Hurricane Isabel may not have been the perfect storm, it was the perfect opening...

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Topw Wallpaper Myths Debunked

For many homeowners, the word “wallpaper” conjures images of messy installation and time-consuming teardown. But you might be surprised to know that modern wallpaper technology makes it easy to add this decorating touch to your home. The professionals with the Wallcoverings...

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Pump Up a Pint-Sized Bath

Your bathroom is likely one of the smallest rooms in your home. In fact, most baths are 75 square feet or less. But, even if you are tight on space (or budget), you can create a huge impact with some simple updates. Just follow these easy rules and in no time you’ll be living large.

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Golf Carts

Golf carts were originally invented so golfers could more quickly move throughout a course without having to haul their bags on foot. Today, there are very few golf courses that do not offer the usage of golf carts. While this may have been their intended usage, it is very far from...

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Urbanna

Imagine this, you are walking down the streets of a quaint country town. There are so many people that the entire town had to close to traffic for the entire weekend. Children are being pulled in wagons, while dogs are pulling their owners to the next tempting smell. The sound of...

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Blandfield Plantation

North of Tappahannock, near Caret, is one of the most important and historically significant houses in Virginia and the nation. It is Blandfield, one of the most splendid mid-Georgian Tidewater Mansions dating from the Colonial Period, in Virginia. The mansion has been lovingly and...

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Holiday Decorating Dos and Don't

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is enough to leave anyone exhausted. But, even though today’s holiday schedule can be overwhelming at times, there are several simple “dos and don’ts” that can help you streamline at least one area of your holiday activities — home...

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Is Your Home Halloween Ready?

Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and...

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History of the Jack O'lantern

Pumpkin carving is a popular part of modern America’s Halloween celebration. Come October, pumpkins can be found everywhere in the country from doorsteps to dinner tables. Despite the widespread carving that goes on in this country every autumn, few Americans really know why or when...

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Re-Energizing for Winter

As cold weather advances, homeowners throughout the country can expect to see a substantial increase in energy prices. According to the Energy Information Administration, the price for heating oil, natural gas and electricity is projected to jump by nearly 20 percent. With such high...

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Enjoy Outdoor Accessories All Year-Round

he beautiful new urns on your deck or patio were a sight to behold this summer. Overflowing with brightly colored flowers, they brought you pleasure all season. But now that the colder weather is setting in, do you need to unplant them and store them out of sight where no one can...

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Rummages Sales

As the dog days of summer pass and cooler weather begins to settle in, you may begin to notice a lot of unwanted items around your house. Perhaps that vase you bought for a summer party is collecting dust in your pantry, or gardening tools you once used to landscape are blocking space...

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