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Pet owners will do anything to give their pets the best treatment and sanctuary at home. If you have pets, it's important to provide them a good environment. There are certain things you need to know as a pet owner that will keep your house and surroundings a haven for your furry friends. Here are some great tips you need to know that you can apply in your current home or if you are finding a new home to move into.

ways to make your home pet friendly

1. Consider Flooring

If you have pets that love to roam and play around the house, the harder the flooring, the better. You'll want to look into scratch proof flooring such as tiles which also provides a cool place for dogs during hot weather. Wood can be another option for you to choose from although you have to choose the harder

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Are you working from home? With businesses and companies being flexible with their work arrangements nowadays, here are some home office tips that will help you be more productive and focused while working from home!

1. Choose a dedicated area

Ideally, your office should be in a tranquil area that allows you some privacy. This is especially important if you share the house with family members or roommates. Choose the area away from loud spaces such as the living room and kitchen. However, if you don’t have a large free space inside your house, you can always be creative in finding a place like unused corners in larger rooms or even under the stairs! Choose a comfortable place to do your work.

2. Identify what you need

What you’ll need in your

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It can be easy to have things in your pantry to become out-of-sight. Unnecessary clutter, half-filled containers, and plastic bags could take up space within your pantry that could have been cleaned or could be used for extra space within your pantry.
Having a designated spot to store your baking ingredients, spices, canned goods, and snacks are important which makes it easier to get what you need for packing school lunches and cooking at home. Here are 6 things that could help clear the clutter out of your kitchen pantry.

pantry containers

1. Bins and Baskets

These are some of the essentials when it comes to organizing your pantry. Use slim bins to save up some space allowing you to add more items onto the shelves. It’s a plus if you have matching slim bins that will

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By Jay Betts


When it comes to Austin real estate, it pays to be pretty on the outside. Homes with good curb appeal leave guests and passersby with a positive impression. Houses that look good from the road also fetch higher prices and sell faster. Throwing money at any project can get you results. But savvy homeowners who play their cards right can give their curb appeal a big boost without breaking the bank. Here are seven budget-friendly ideas to boost your property’s curb appeal.

1. Accents Are Everything

Adding a new color to trim or shutters doesn’t require much paint. This makes it budget-friendly and time-friendly, too. Whether you opt for Classic Blue or burnt orange, buy the highest quality paint your budget allows.

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When remodeling or constructing your home, you have different options to choose from for your flooring. One of the most popular options is wood flooring. It is naturally inviting and it's a timeless material that beautifies your home. Deciding between the type of wood material may be a hard choice to make. This blog is your guide for your hardwood flooring. Know the difference, pros and cons, and the costs of laminate and hardwood flooring.


What is Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood floors are harvested from trees and formed into plants, sanded down to become smooth. Hardwood flooring is 100% wood which also includes a petroleum-based factory finish. This type of flooring is known to be more durable compared to other wood counterparts. Hardwood

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By Yuna Miller



Snow in Central Texas is rare, but winter feels like it lasts forever. The good news is, spring is on its way to light up your Austin area home. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, sprucing up the place after winter requires a simple plan and a few bucks.


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Even a few inches of rain can become a problem for gutters that don’t drain properly. Clean out the fallen leaves, twigs, blowing trash and bird poop with a hose or strong leaf blower. Maintain unrestricted water flow by placing screens over the downspouts and gutters. 

Air Conditioning

Spring is the perfect time to inspect and update the air-cooling units in your house. The last

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The key to building the perfect home is by figuring out the floor plan that will suit your needs and cater to your lifestyle. There endless ideas when it comes to building your home whether you plan on having a customized one of choose options provided by your home builder. Choosing the right floor plan for your home is one of the first steps to achieving your dream home. Now, this guide is not just for people looking into building a home. This is also helpful for homebuyers in order to determine if a home meets their needs.

First, here are the two types of floor plans.

Two Types of Floor Plans:

1. Open Floor Plan

An open floor plan refers to a house with two or more spaces that are joined together. No partitions, which eliminates the walls

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As the weather starts to get a warmer, sun's out, flowers start to bloom, and exciting festivals are just weeks away, spring cleaning or preparing your home for spring is an ideal thing to do. Maintaining your home throughout each season will benefit not just you, your family, but even the house itself. If you are one of the people that is looking into selling your home in Austin this spring, you have to check out our blog on when is the best time to buy or sell a home in Austin if you haven't read it yet, this blog will guide you on what to do to prepare your home for spring.


1. Clean Gutters

Carefully climb up a latter and remove as much debris as you can with your hands. Don't forget to wear protective clothing such as gloves and protective

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Summer could be a few months away but nothing sounds better other than sipping your favorite cold beverage while taking a dip in a pool to beat the Texas heat. Most people would head outdoors to the nearest public swimming pools in Austin such as the local favorite, Barton Springs Pool. But some love the privacy that they get with their very own swimming pool located in their homes. You might be eyeing on having one installed in your grounds. Therefore, you might be thinking about the costs to build a pool in Austin, how long does it take, what are the types of pools, construction, maintenance and more. On this blog, we'll list down what you need to know when it comes to constructing a pool in Austin.


Types of Swimming Pool

Before we get

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Floor plans influence the home's construction and are one of the very important parts of any home building or renovation. If you are eyeing on building or renovating your home but aren't sure which floor plan is best, this blog is for you. We'll talk about the pros and cons of each and on which is the best floor plan for your home. Is it an open concept or a traditional/closed floor plan?


What is an Open Floor Plan?

Open floor plans refer to a house wherein two or more spaces are joined in order to form a larger space. This eliminates the partition walls that usually divide rooms into parts. A great example would be joining the kitchen, dining, and living room making it into a communal living space.


Pros of Open Floor Plans

1. Layout

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