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5 Smart Home Habits You Should Steal from the Best Landlords

5 Smart Home Habits You Should Steal from the Best Landlords
If you've ever rented before, you know that all landlords are not created equal. While some do the absolute minimum to get your monthly rent check, others do an incredible job at maintaining clean buildings and keeping their tenants' best interests in mind. Here, the best housekeeping habits to steal from the best landlords in the business. (ApartmentTherapy) > Read More
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The Best Ways to Use a Steam Cleaner

The Best Ways to Use a Steam Cleaner
If chemical-free cleaning is important to you, you either already own a steam cleaner or you're planning to get one. Either way, you're bound to be asking, "What are ways to use a steam cleaner?" (HouseTipster) > Read More
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Strawberry-Graham Galette

Strawberry-Graham Galette
This oven-safe, heatproof paper is coated with silicon, giving it nonstick properties that are essential for lining cake pans, baking cookies and filled pastries, and in the case of this recipe, easily rolling out soft dough. (Bon appetit) > Read More
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Accent Wall Ideas

Accent Wall Ideas
An accent wall is a portion of a room that has a special treatment-and therefore garners special attention. Some walls become a focal point by default because they house the wide-screen TV, fireplace, or another naturally dominant feature. A deliberate accent wall has a decorative component to it. (bhg.com) > Read More
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Popcorn Ceiling Removal: A DIY Guide

Popcorn Ceiling Removal: A DIY Guide
Popcorn ceiling removal is very doable as a DIY project, but rest assured, it's hard work and makes a big mess. Follow this guide and you'll be enjoying smooth ceilings in no time (and hopefully, a recovery massage from your spouse). (DreamCasa) > Read More
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The Private Worlds of Loulou de La Falaise

The Private Worlds of Loulou de La Falaise
Loulou de La Falaise (1947-2011) was best known as Yves Saint Laurent's muse, confidante, alter ego-and the virtuoso behind all his famously flamboyant accessories: towering fur toques, clanking bronze cuffs, necklaces strung with coral. (ArchitecturalDigest) > Read More
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Prevent Frozen Pipes by Insulating Them

Prevent Frozen Pipes by Insulating Them
Insulating your water pipes is one of the main ways to winterize plumbing in the home. Insulating the pipes in exposed areas of the home, pump house shed, or garage is a must if you live in an area where winter temperatures reach freezing. (thespruce.com) > Read More
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How to Create a Living Wall

How to Create a Living Wall
A living wall, also known as a green wall or a vertical garden, is a wall feature that is covered, either partially or totally, in growing plants. While it's simple to explain, and even easier to install and maintain, the effect of a living wall cannot be emphasized enough. > Read More
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Catch Unobstructed Views of the Aurora Borealis in This Icelandic Glass Hotel

Catch Unobstructed Views of the Aurora Borealis in This Icelandic Glass Hotel
Apparently, catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis isn't the easiest exploratory feat to check off your travel bucket list. But one surefire way of increasing the odds of witnessing the shimmery cosmic phenomenon up close and in person is to spend a few nights in the Panorama Glass Lodge (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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How to reduce off-gassing after a new carpet installation

How to reduce off-gassing after a new carpet installation
When it comes to the chemicals used to manufacture common household goods, there's a whole lot we don't know. These chemicals don't just stay in products. Many of them enter the air via a process called off-gassing; they are then ingested by the people and animals who use them. But don't sell your house just yet. A little education-understanding what products contain harmful chemicals and how to reduce your exposure-is a powerful thing. It can help you make your home a healthier place for years to come. Read on for the low-down. (www.cutsommade.com) > Read More
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How to Build Your Own Dry Bar

How to Build Your Own Dry Bar
You can build your own dry bar for a nook on your main floor, to make the perfect transition from your dining room to your kitchen, or as an addition to your man cave or basement rec room. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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11 Underrated World Cities You Have To Visit For The Food

11 Underrated World Cities You Have To Visit For The Food
The pleasures of eating turn downright mysterious when you combine them with world travel. Why should a cup of coffee taste like angel tears just because you're drinking it on a hotel balcony looking out over Florence? How can a taco curl up in your soul like a warm cat just because it came from a steam-belching street cart in Oaxaca? (thrillist.com) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 1405 3170 GLADWIN RD in Abbotsford.
REGENCY TOWERS! 1081 sq. ft (plus enclosed balcony - not included in SF)! 2 Bedrooms! 2 Baths! This is the unit you've been waiting for! Wall to wall surround windows showcase SPECTACULAR Mount Baker View and VIEWS to south, east & west! WOW! Meticulously cared for! Newer cabinets and fixutres in bathrooms! Newer Appliances ! Kitchen has a breakfast nook and is OPEN to Dining and Living - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Master Bedroom with full Ensuite and Walk-in Closet! 2nd Bedroom makes great Guest Room! Bonus enclosed Sunroom gives an extra 110SF of living space! Situated in an incredible complex with State of the Art amenities! 3 Guest Suites, indoor pool - Party Room, Workshop - the list is endless! What are you waiting for! You will so LOVE IT!!
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6 Bizarre Buildings That Defy Gravity

6 Bizarre Buildings That Defy Gravity
Architectural Digest presents six bizarre buildings that defy gravity. The Balancing Barn in England might make some nervous. The Dancing House in the Czech Republic was inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and more... > Read More
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Securing Sliding Glass

Securing Sliding Glass
Sliding glass doors and windows are aesthetically pleasing because they allow extra light into the home, and they often open onto a deck or patio. However, the security risks with sliding glass are obvious. (thespruce.com) > Read More
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You're Not the Only One Spending Too Much on Rent

You're Not the Only One Spending Too Much on Rent
Most experts agree that people shouldn't be spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, but for many people, staying below that 30 percent mark is simply not doable. If you feel like you're paying far more on rent than you should be, you're definitely not alone. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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1890 Swedish Schoolhouse Turned Home

1890 Swedish Schoolhouse Turned Home
This home, a former schoolhouse from 1890, was renovated for living and now belongs to Swedish artist and glass designer Gunnel Sahlin who has designed for companies like IKEA and Kosta Boda. Explore her style and take note of the original elements she highlighted. (decor8blog.com) > Read More
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5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break
The problem with cutting corners is that 50% of the time it works while the remaining half makes up for all that time and money you saved and then some (plus the added bonus of the frustration and self-loathing that come with not doing it right the first time). (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 6284 GREENSIDE DR W in Surrey.
End Unit - This is the nicest home in Greenside. Rancher - no wasted space with stairs. Beautiful well looked after, renovated townhouse. As you walk into this lovely home you will love the open vaulted ceiling and great room plan. Stainless Steel appliances, New Washer, Dryer, Hot Water tank. Master bedroom is a great size too. Corner unit with a huge, southern exposure yard and a lovely patio. Nothing to do but move right into. Situated close to transit, schools and shopping.
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 15681 78A AVE in Surrey.
Lovingly maintained & updated 4BR 2.5BTH backing onto a greenbelt. Welcoming you into this cozy Fleetwood home are broad windows illuminating the main floor. Bright kitchen features a tiled back splash, granite counter tops, ample storage & a generous island. Expansive, fully fenced, private backyard is idyllic beneath towering trees - perfect for entertaining on the extended deck. Sizable rec room & bedrooms finish the second level with a master featuring a large en suite & separate his & hers closets. Roof was replaced in 2015; exterior paint done in 2017. Situated in a friendly culdesac, you’ll be steps to schools, bus stops, parks & a few short blocks to shopping, grocery, restaurants & major routes.
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 305 15338 18 AVE in Surrey.
Prepare to fall in LOVE! This massive 1164 SQFT 2 bed/2 bath TOP FLOOR "Parkview Gardens" condo has been thoughtfully re-envisioned and COMPLETELY RENOVATED with timeless sophistication and livability in mind. OPEN CONCEPT living space, enlarged master ensuite & in-suite storage all remodeled with permits & highest quality materials make this home feel more like a house than a condo. Gorgeous CHEF'S KITCHEN features quartz counters & S/S Electrolux induction range, wall oven & matching upright fridge & freezer. Large southern exposed windows & SKYLIGHT provides great natural light & the gas fireplace will keep you cozy through the winter. Fantastic quiet location opp. park yet close to everything. 2 UNDERGROUND parking. 14+ Age.
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How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps

How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps
From a technical standpoint, there's nothing particularly difficult about building stairs for a deck, porch or shed. Anyone with basic carpentry skills can make the necessary cuts and assemble the parts. And yet, stair building is arguably the most challenging task do-it-yourselfers will ever attempt. (popularmechanics.com) > Read More
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How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)

How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)
If you're finding that you have to rummage endlessly for that bottle of rose or never lay your eyes on fruit until it's too far gone, then read on. These refrigerator organization tips will help you find your food faster-as well as waste less and maybe even eat more healthfully, too. (Realtor.com) > Read More
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DIY Pathways and Patios

DIY Pathways and Patios
A long-lasting patio is a lot like a smooth paint job - it's all about the prep work. Rush to put pavers down on a faulty base, and it might take only a few seasons for the stones to shift and become a tripping hazard. (thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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