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Posted on 10/17/2021
How to Maximize Your Space in a Galley Kitchen
Image by Rebecca Matthews from Pixabay Homeowners may have mixed emotions about galley kitchens until they fully grasp their potential. People who have galley kitchen designs see the value in space efficiency. These intimate designs position many utensils, spices, and appliances within arm's length. Rarely do galley kitchen owners have to take more than a few steps while...
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Posted on 10/11/2021
4900 Cadiz Way S, St Petersburg, FL 33712 now has a new price of $499,900!
If you are looking for a spacious Florida pool home, look no further! This distinctive gem is located on nearly 1/3 of an acre and features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. When you arrive at the property you will love the spacious lot and mature trees that make this home feel like a private retreat. The one car garage and covered carport provide parking and storage options for even the most discerning buyer. As you enter the home, you will be greeted by the living and dining room combo that leads into the expansive kitchen. The kitchen features beautiful wood cabinets with ample space that is sure to delight the chef in the family. This home...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
How to Prep Your Backyard for a New Shed or Outbuilding
Outbuilding popularity exploded in recent years. Homeowners have latched on to innovative ways to utilize designs that now include front porches, lofts and solar-powered energy attached to roofs. Often resembling small houses, these buildings can be converted into large playhouses for children, workshops and a private escape. While pre-fabricated buildings allow homeowners a convenient alternative to spending leisure...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
14255 Rosemary Lane 8106, Largo, FL 33774 is now new to the market!
Don’t miss your opportunity to live the Florida beach lifestyle with this rarely available 2 bedroom with 2 baths ground floor condo located in the highly sought after 55+ community of Lakeview of Largo. This stunning condo overlooks a tranquil pond, is just minutes away from the warm Gulf waters, and is within walking distance to the Beach (1 mile)! As you enter the condo you will be greeted by the open floor plan and many updates that this condo offers to include newer flooring and light fixtures throughout. The kitchen features hardwood cabinets with soft close drawers, luxury granite counters, and stainless-steel appliances. The...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
4900 Cadiz Way S, St Petersburg, FL 33712 is now new to the market!
If you are looking for a spacious Florida pool home, look no further! This distinctive gem is located on nearly 1/3 of an acre and features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. When you arrive at the property you will love the spacious lot and mature trees that make this home feel like a private retreat. The one car garage and covered carport provide parking and storage options for even the most discerning buyer. As you enter the home, you will be greeted by the living and dining room combo that leads into the expansive kitchen. The kitchen features beautiful wood cabinets with ample space that is sure to delight the chef in the family. This home...
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Posted on 10/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 705 S Crest Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33756
Unique Country charm , Clearwater's Best priced home, in the middle of Pinellas County. Live within minutes of Clearwater Beach, Dunedin and St Petersburg Fun only a short drive away. Really must see to appreciate, Custom sliding Barn doors lead to newly created master en suite with walk in closet and bath. Oversized living room, perfect space for working at home. Large rear screened porch for entertaining. Custom designed pool and porch deck area. Multiple fruit trees including Lychee nut, Mangoes, Papaya, and several Pineapples. Separate structure looks to be an old 1960's Bomb shelter, it is different and offers several opportunities,...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
Gift Ideas Any Plant Lover Will Appreciate
If you have a gardener or plant lover on your gift list, there are plenty of things you can get them they’ll not only love but use. Practical gifts might seem boring, but to those with a hobby like plant care the right tools can make all the difference. Here are some ideas for gifts to get for...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Advantages and Disadvantages to Carpeted Stairs
If you are building a new home or renovating your current one, choice of floor covering is a major decision. Going with carpet, wood, laminate or other options in your living spaces makes a significant impact on both the looks and functionality of a space. For homes with multiple levels, stairs are a part of this equation. While...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
Pet-Friendly Succulents for Hanging Planters
Image by Vikki Lambert Kimbrough from Pixabay If you love the look of trailing plants but don’t want something that will require a lot of attention, consider trailing succulent varieties. There are many types of succulent that you can grow in hanging planters either from the ceiling or on the wall that will spill over the sides to...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Working From Home: Should You Refresh Your Home Office?
A good home office considers everything from lighting to air quality to layout, but even the best of the best home offices should be reimagined from time to time. So what happens when you switch up your office layout? The results may surprise you. Here are a few quick tips for redesigning your home office space. Rework Assessment...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
3 Ways to Make Your New Construction Home More Energy Efficient
Photo by Andreas Gücklhorn on Unsplash Many prospective homeowners choose new construction over an existing home because they're able to customize the design. While there's no argument that It's fun to choose countertop options and bonus rooms, this is a good time to consider adding green solutions as well. Homes with green, or eco-friendly features, have a higher...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
The Benefits and Disadvantages of Seller Concessions
Image by Sephelonor from Pixabay Buying a home is a complicated transaction with many expenses. Part of the transaction involves closing costs, which vary in amount depending on the situation. One way to reduce the closing costs for the buyer is to ask for a seller concession so that the seller pays a portion of the closing costs...
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