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Doomis Custom Builders Remodel Video Tour

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Roofing – Tips on Selecting the Right Shingle & Contractor

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You probably don't spend too much time thinking about your roof, until after it leaks after that big rainstorm. In reality, though, those layers of shingles, paper and fiberglass are all that protect your home from the elements, so it's essential to get that roof just right.

And aside from practical considerations, the appearance of your roof affects the look of your whole house. With all of today's available options, choosing the best materials, installation method and contractor is more important than ever. Here's how.

Siding Overview - Types and Uses, Installation, & Selecting a Contractor

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When it's time to replace the siding on your home, the options may seem a bit overwhelming. After all, you have all different types to choose from -- from vinyl to aluminum, cedar to polymer -- each with its own specific benefits, uses, installation requirements, and price points. Also, if you're not doing the job yourself, you'll then have to pick the right contractor.

Read on to learn about the different types of siding, how they work, and simple ways to get the best contractor in town.

The Cottages at Pryse Farm in Farragut Offers Something For Everyone

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Home Staging Tips to Help Sell Your Home

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With some planning and effort, you can boost the curb appeal and the interior presentation of your home to lure potential buyers to an open house and get the best offers. Start with an honest survey of your home's interior and exterior to determine problem areas that need to be addressed before you put the home on the market, then work through staging tips before the open house.

Villas at Ashland Farm Offers Maintenance-Free Living in a Countryside Setting

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Welcome to Villas at Ashland Farm, where residents have the best of both worlds – they can enjoy the serene setting of the Midwest’s quiet countryside while still enjoying the luxurious, modern amenities and maintenance-free living of their new ranch home. The Villas at Ashland Farm is perfect for those interested in a quieter lifestyle without losing their everyday contemporary perks. 

How to Create a Seasonal Room that Really Wows

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Your seasonal room is the perfect hybrid of your patio and your living room. It is truly the best of both worlds, allowing you to experience the gorgeous views and relaxing atmosphere of the outdoors while enjoying the comforts of the indoors. Since it is literally an extension of your home, it is important that you continue your impeccable decor throughout the room.

How to Plan for Exterior Lighting

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Adding exterior lighting to your home can be expensive so you want to get it right the first time. The main priority of exterior lighting is to provide safety at your home’s entrances and around vulnerable areas, but lighting should also enhance the beauty of your home’s exterior and surrounding property. To accomplish both these tasks it takes proper light placement.

Your Guide to Finding the Right Vacation Home

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A vacation home can be a good idea for your retirement years, a source of relaxation and second income, and a smart investment. However, many people make mistakes when purchasing a vacation home and end up with a home that isn't right for them. Learn what to do and what not to do when second home shopping.

Choose Your Colors Wisely: Home Decor Paint Colors Decoded

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The colors you design with are like aromatherapy for your eyes: They affect your disposition more than you may realize. Sure, you know what colors you like and what colors you want in your home, but do you really know how these colors are affecting your life? Do you understand how important the paint color you choose is in your home decor? It is much more important than simply likes and dislikes.

Leaving on Vacation? Tips on Prepping your Home to Keep it Secure

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Home break-ins tend to peak during July and August, when many so people go away for extended vacations. Paying for a house sitter gets expensive fast and isn't a practical option for most people. Keep your home safe even when you're away with a few simple tips.

Wallpaper, Paint and Other Interior Design Wall Trends You Need to Know About

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Few things in home decor can transform the look of your room more than changing the wall coverings. Your walls are the largest visual space in your room, and it is important that you don’t ignore them. By simply changing the paint color or putting up some accent wallpaper, your entire room can be transformed. Here are some of the most popular wall covering options and why they might be perfect for you.

How to Use Less Water & Save Money

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In the course of a year, leaky faucets and toilets in the home waste approximately 10,000 gallons per year, or enough water to fill a swimming pool. That adds up to significant water waste and greater utility costs. As a first step to cutting water waste, fix leaks that waste water. Then take action to conserve water resources by reducing water use inside and outside the home.

Villas at Fox Run’s Maintenance-Free Living Lets Residents Do What They Love

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Epcon’s Villas at Fox Run in Plainfield, Illinois is changing the way buyers look at homeownership. Thanks to Epcon’s maintenance-free living, home buyers no longer have to worry about the everyday hassles of home ownership such as landscaping, snow removal, or basic upkeep. Instead, Epcon is offering something much more enticing – a chance to live in a community where tedious chores are taken care of so that residents can focus on the more important, enjoyable things in life.

Tips for Planning a Paver Patio

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Outdoor living has become such a natural part of our lives that the term “outdoor living” now seems commonplace. If you’ve been dreaming of a backyard where you can welcome guests or simply relax with the family for a summer meal, a paver patio may be the answer. As with any home improvement project, preparation is the key to completing the job successfully.