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Designing Your Log Home: Tips to Avoid Trouble

Almost every log home is a custom design, whether you’re modifying a stock plan or starting from scratch. By their very nature, custom floor plans open up a lot of untested challenges, especially if you’re trying to design the house yourself. With almost all log home manufacturers, an in-house architect …

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How to Grow Foxglove | Happy DIY Home

The foxglove, or digitalis, is a quintessential English country cottage garden flower. Thriving in cottage garden and woodland planting schemes, foxgloves are also a great way to add height and structure to a mixed flower border. Flowering during the height of midsummer these stately plants, often called Fairy fingers and …

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How to Grow and Care for Camellia Flower

Camellias are beautiful evergreen shrubs that bloom with large, exquisite flowers in many different shades and colors. Although originally from Asia, camellias are beloved plants in the southern U.S., even becoming the official state flower of Alabama. If you’ve ever seen their romantic and showy blooms, you might be wondering …

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Reasons to find a custom home builder

Building your own home can be difficult and intimidating. There are a lot of things to consider such as budgeting, planning and most of all how to build a top quality fully furnished place that you can call home. A custom home builder can help you with a problematic task …

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Home Theater Design Basics

If you have an extra room in the house, or have a special area in the basement that you don’t use, you may want to consider using that space for a home theater setup. Having a home theater can be expensive, but over time you will see the savings you …

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Dos and Don’ts of Upgrades

When it comes to choosing the home, the main question an investor should ask when making an acquisition is whether or not the option chosen will contribute to the home’s ability to sell, relative to at actual cost. Obviously, there is a point of diminishing returns if one builds a …

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