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One of the best parts of having a custom home is living somewhere built to your exact specifications. But likewise, such proud ownership comes with great responsibility. This is especially true if you have finer taste and installed custom surfaces in your custom home. Even if you’re not the one doing the cleaning, it’s responsible...
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A house is a lot like a canvas, a blank space on which you plant your décor, personal taste, and most of all your memories. It needs to be versatile by design. This need for versatility is likely why drywall is so frequently used in modern homes. Combined with low cost, durability and ease of...
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With Spring around the corner, you may be turning your eyes back to your lawn. Soon that dormant grass will begin growing again, and it’ll be somebody’s job to keep it from becoming a jungle around your custom home. You could just hire some help…but many homeowners choose to cut grass themselves. Before you do...
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Your appliances might be the most important thing you ever buy for your home! They are your trustworthy companions through all the daily tasks that sustain your life. As a result, it pays off to buy quality ones! But as technology has advanced, these everyday machines have grown in complexity and features. For a newbie,...
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Need to clean a large area quickly? Got a coarse surface in need of cleaning? House pristine on the inside, but nasty on the outside? A pressure washer can solve all these problems and more. Pressure washers turn ordinary garden hoses into unstoppable cleaning machines. They put deep cleaning power into the hands of an...
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A deck or patio brings the best of the indoors to the outdoors. There’s no better way to enjoy a sunset or fall weather than kicked back on a comfy chair, drink in hand surrounded by your friends and family. Decks and patios bring this experience to life and are a valuable tool for entertaining....
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If you didn’t have a swimming pool as a kid, you likely knew someone who did. And chances are, that house was the party capital of the neighborhood. A pool is a huge asset for summer entertaining and relaxation, and having one is a dream for many a homeowner. Budget pool-in-a-box options are easily available...
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One of the great benefits of a modern home is its nature as an oasis. It’s an area of the world you control! That control is especially useful when the weather outside refuses to cooperate, giving you a space of climate-controlled comfort. North Carolina Triangle summers are legendary, known for their high heat and oppressive...
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You probably don’t think much about your roof. It’s often so utilitarian that it fades into the background behind your paint and landscaping. At least until it either starts leaking or an inspector suggests that you fix it. But the largest part of your roof – its shingles – comes in a surprising amount of...
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There’s nothing quite like plush carpet. Hardwoods have the aesthetic charm, but clean, fresh carpet can give your home an undeniably comfy feel. Likewise, messy carpets are definitely not fun: stains, pet hair, and dirt can turn it from lovely to repulsive quickly. Keeping carpet soft and welcoming takes regular maintenance and care. To keep...
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