Judy White's Blog

Posted on 04/03/2022
Get the Most Out of Your Walk-In Closet With These Key Features
Walk-in closets are an incredibly popular feature and often featured on homebuyers’ wishlists. If your home does not have a walk-in closet already, there are some clever ways to build one with some remodeling. Whether you have a walk-in closet already or are thinking about adding one, there are some key features you should be sure to include....
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Understanding Blueprints & Basic Contracting Terms
When dealing with blueprints and contractor jargon, it can feel like you're trying to read another language. Rather than suffer misunderstandings and end up with a newly renovated space that doesn't meet your needs, it's important to close the communication gap. Here are some tips for understanding blueprints and contracting terms so you can get the best results....
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Gallery wall design: Secrets & ideas from the experts
While designers are always coming up with new ideas for gallery walls, some tricks and guidelines remain constant. To create a great gallery wall of your own, you can consult common layouts and formulas to help keep your design cohesive and exciting. Here are some secrets to designing the perfect gallery wall: Plan your layout Save yourself time...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
Using contemporary interior design at home
While many think of "modern" interiors as cold and uncomfortable, contemporary design style provides a more comfortable version of the modern aesthetic. Contemporary design is an excellent place to begin if you're interested in finding inspiration for minimalist but welcoming décor. To use this design style in your own home, here are some ideas to help: Contemporary colors...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
How to Incorporate Universal Design Into Your Home
Universal design creates spaces that are more accessible for everyone. Whether they're an elder, child or have mobility restrictions, it focuses on building areas to be used by all And, despite the daunting name or meaning behind it, universal design isn't a difficult feat to accomplish. Add Views of the Outdoor Installing French doors provides an incredible view...
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Posted on 02/27/2022
HVAC: How Annual Inspections Could Save You in the Long Run
Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home. It's also one of the most expensive to replace, with the average cost of a new HVAC system easily ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. By taking care of your home's HVAC components, you can keep your living space comfortable all year round while also minimizing...
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Posted on 02/20/2022
DIY Patio Storage Solutions
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
Impressive & Easygoing Houseplants for Your Entryway
Many houseplants are high maintenance, but luckily you don’t have to work hard to keep some of the most impressive looking plants. If you want to add plants to your entryway for decoration and a good first impression, there are excellent options that don’t require a green thumb. Here are some suggestions for impressive but adaptable houseplants to...
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Posted on 02/06/2022
Bleach vs. Alcohol: Which is Best Used When
Disinfectants are an integral part of every home’s arsenal. Whether you opt for more traditional disinfectants or prefer less abrasive versions, there are a few key points to remember. Here are the basic dos and don’ts of two of the most common disinfectants. Chlorine Bleach Most homeowners, renters and residents know that bleach has a plethora of uses....
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Posted on 01/30/2022
Keep Your Pets Safe and Pollinators Happy With Pentas & These Other Flowering Plants
When planning an outdoor garden, many want to prioritize plants that attract and support local pollinators. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds can add an enjoyable presence to your yard and help your plants and local ecosystem thrive. However, it's also important to protect and support your own animal friends. While many popular flowers and plants are toxic to dogs...
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Posted on 01/23/2022
What Can a Mesh Router Do for Your Home Security?
A mesh router is designed to provide more Wi-Fi coverage in a home, making it useful for residents who use their devices in every corner. By using multiple access points, you're getting signals from a number of directions that are then rebroadcast over different areas. A studio apartment is unlikely to need a mesh router unless it's located...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
5 Things to Have in Your Winter Survival Kit
One of the best things you can do to enjoy winter is to prepare for the worst. While it might sound morbid, planning for emergencies will keep you safe and comfortable. Whether you decide to buy a pre-made kit or make one your own, here are the best things to have in your winter emergency survival kit: Water...
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