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Mar'17
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All Decked Out – Choose the Best Deck (and Finish) for Your OBX Home

Having outdoor living spaces is more than a fad or a trend, it is how we live today.   There is nothing better than enjoying an ice cold beverage while lounging on the deck.  Summer season in the Outer Banks is just around the corner.  Check out the deck design ideas to provide more outdoor spaces to enjoy the cool sea breezes of summer.  Make sure you comply with your town building permit requirements before building a new deck or remodeling an existing deck. Refinish Existing Deck If ... Read more
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Jan'17
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How to Improve Your Vacation Rental to Book More Weeks

January on the Outer Banks may appear to be slow but that is deceiving.  It is a great time of year to make sure all repairs to your Outer Banks rental property are complete.  It is also the time of year to get home improvements completed before the spring and summer season.  So, what improvements are most in demand for 2017?  Most important, which improvements will make your property stand out and be profitable? Read the list below to find out! Kitchen Update A full kitchen remodel can... Read more
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Jan'17
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Truth Be Told – How to Get Rid of Mold

Hurricane Matthew left a trail of destruction on the Outer Banks, not as bad as it could have been, but for the folks flooded where flooding never occurred before, the results were devastating.  It’s not just hurricanes than can cause water damage.  Hot water heater failure, washing machine or refrigerator water lines commonly fail and lead to water damage.  While quick action after a flooding event is key to minimizing damage, if you have noticed the telltale odor or signs from mold, it... Read more
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Nov'16
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Are You Ready To Paint Your Home? 2017’s Paint Colors Have Arrived!

  If you’re ready for a quick and affordable way to spruce up your home, it might be time to try out some new paint colors. Painting a room, an accent wall, or even your furniture can make your home feel brand new again. When trying to decide on a paint color, it can be hard to narrow down the options and select the right hue. If you are considering a room makeover, Behr has released the 2017 Paint colors of the year. According to Behr there are three different palettes that we should ... Read more
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Sep'16
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Don’t be Caught Unprepared: 5 Repairs Most Homes Needed in First 5 Years

First time homebuyers might be caught off guard by the repairs and home maintenance that occur within the first few years of owning their home. Luckily, it is completely normal to have small issues with your new home, so don’t be discouraged! Here are some of the most common home repairs needed after a few years of living in your new home. Leaky Faucets  Yes, the toilet that won’t stop running and the faucet that seems to drip all night can be beyond frustrating, but with the right plum... Read more
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Aug'16
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6 End-of-Summer Home Maintenance Projects

As summer comes to an end and the days become cooler, it is the perfect time to start preparing your home for fall. After you spend your last day soaking up the sun, finish the season with these six home maintenance projects to enhance your home for fall. Protect your Patio Furniture Before you retire the patio furniture for the season, don’t forget to give that outdoor gear a little attention. First, wipe down the pillows and tables with a dry cloth to get rid of the dirt and bugs that h... Read more
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22
Jun'16
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Simple Home Features to Upgrade for a Big Impact

Home improvement projects can come in all shapes and sizes, but often times it is the smallest upgrades to our home that are the most rewarding. Simple upgrades to various parts of your home will require a minimal investment, while making a big impact on the space.Read below to find out which rooms, and which features in those rooms can be improved upon without spending your entire weekend with a tool belt around your waist.Focus on the DetailsFaucets, Knobs and Light FixturesWhile many people f... Read more
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May'16
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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home’s Exterior

Looking to freshen up your home for an upcoming event, need to create curb appeal before selling, or just want to give your drab exterior a face lift? There are many ways to go about maintaining the outside look of your home, many of them need not cost you an arm and a leg. Here are 6 simple, cost-effective ways to give the outside of your home the makeover it needs.Pressure-wash Driveway and SidewalksNo matter where you live on the Outer Banks, from salt water sprays on the ocean side to midge... Read more
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May'16
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Design a Coastal Kitchen that Doesn’t Scream “Beachy Kitschy”

Each room in our home should resemble our personality and interests. We spend a great deal of time in our home and the kitchen seems to be the place where family and guests congregate.  With that said, our homes should be a place of peace and tranquility; the kitchen is no exception.For many people all over the world, there is no place that embodies peace and tranquility quite like the coast. The wind, waves, and sand all embody relaxation and peace of mind. Luckily, it is possible to bring tha... Read more
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Mar'16
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Easy Bedroom Makeover on a Budget

When updating your home, your bedroom sometimes is the last to receive attention because so few people use the room on a daily basis. Kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms see the highest traffic and visitors in the home and often take the highest priority. Luckily, it is easy to update your bedroom on a budget and still bring an entirely new style to your living space.Small ChangesThe focal point of the bedroom is typically the bed.  So, changing out your bedding will make a huge difference. ... Read more
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