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    A Kitchen Makeover with Touches of Fall (Part 1)

    Hello dear friends, and hello fall! I am so excited to finally be able to share a portion of our newly renovated kitchen in time for the Fall Home Tours featuring 30 talented bloggers! This tour is normally hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life, but this year Linda of It All Started with Paint graciously stepped in to help Marty during an unexpected time of loss. We are so blessed to have Marty joining us tommorrow as the grand finale to this week’s tours, so be sure to visit her blog to check out her beautiful decor and to give her a word of encouragement. Read more

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    Three Ways To Keep Your Old Home Looking Like New

    Three Ways To Keep Your Old Home Looking Like New Old Home Upgrades

     

    There’s no denying the charm of an old home. Old world architectural features like arches, decorative pilasters, steeply pitched roofs and stained-glass windows offer elegance and ambience unmatched by the modern homes of today. Hand-carved character isn’t the only thing these houses have to offer, however. Many were expertly constructed with a commitment to quality.

     

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    For decades or even centuries, these homes have stood tall against torrential rains, gusty winds and heavy snowfalls. The storms have passed, but chances are Mother Nature and Father Time have taken a toll on these stately estates. If you’re the owner of an older home that’s looking weathered and worn, there are many things you can do to breathe life back into your abode.  If you’re  thinking “I just want to Sell My House Fast!” or if you are looking to move up the property ladder by making  a large profit on the sale of your home then giving your home some TLC is in order. Perhaps you just want to update your home by doing some kitchen remodeling,  or boot it’s curb appeal, here are three tips to make your home look years younger. Read more

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    Simple Ways to Make Your Home More Secure

     

     

    Hello and welcome back for another post in my Home Ownership 101 Series! Today I am sharing some simple ways to make your home more secure. With the unsettling FBI statistics indicating that a burglar strikes every 25.7 seconds in the United States (which adds up to over 3,300 burglaries every day,) it only makes sense that homeowners should invest in proper home security. Moreover, the average financial loss of a home burglary is nearly $3,000. Strengthening your home security should therefore be a top priority, and it can protect you from theft and vandalism. *This post contains affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Read more

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    Kitchen Makeover Update: A Sweet and Sour Farewell to the Corner Breakfast Nook

     

    Hey there my friends! Today I am posting some kitchen makeover news that I have sort of been dreading. This past week during our kitchen renovation we had to make a very difficult decision to take out the corner “breakfast nook” window seat area. Yes, beloved readers and closest bloggy friends—-the adorable, cozy corner nook as seen below, no longer exists… Read more

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    Home Ownership 101: Five Basic DIY Skills That Will Save You Money

    FIve Basic DIY skills that save money

    If you are a homeowner on a budget, it is important to have some basic DIY skills that will help you make your house beautiful without having to spend a fortune on skilled traders. Before Fixer Upper and HGTV, my husband and I were tackling DIY jobs and making our home dreams come true, but there was a lot of trial and error! As two young teachers on a budget with dreams of a beautiful home, DIY was the only way to make those dreams a reality. Neither one of us had very many handyman skills, but through trial and error and lots of practice we my husband has really has turned out to be a truly skilled DIYer.  Read more

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    Home Ownership 101: Air Conditioner Repair Cost Guide for 2020

    Hello friends and welcome back for another post in my Home Improvement 101 series. As most of the United States is experiencing an unprecented heat wave during the summer of 2020, everyone wants their  air conditioners to be in top working order. Unfortunately, it seems it is times like these that air conditioners decide to stop working!  During these kind of temperatures even the most powerful fans won’t keep your cool. This can leave you not only a literal hot mess, but unprepared financially!  *This post contains affiliate links and/or sponsored content. Read more

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    Four Home Investments To Make Now

    Increase your home's property value

     

    Hello and welcome back to Home Ownership 101! Today’s topic is home investment. When we talk investments, we usually think about things that have an initial cost that slowly gain value over time. In terms of our homes, this can include big renovations, repairs and other design choices that just keep on giving many years into the future. With spring coming, many people are making plans to invest in their homes, but the to-do list might be overwhelming, so it is important to place priority on those projects that will yield the best return over time. Have a plan of action for some of the best ways you can carry out positive home improvement changes. It’s good to have an idea of where you should start with this, and these are some of the best ideas you can put into practice in order to make your home better in 2020. Our home improvement list is pretty long, but we are really trying to make changes that will increase our home’s value. During my training to obtain my KY Real Estate license, I learned a lot about home investments and ways to improve future property value (appreciation). Here are four home investments to make now t. *This post contains affiliate and/or sponsored links. Read more

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