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Best French Door Window Treatments

Jul 01, 2015 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Best French Door Window Treatments

French doors open rooms to light and lend architectural interest to their surroundings. This makes them a popular choice in many areas. The window treatments you choose for your French doors will depend upon your privacy and lighting needs, your budget and the style of the room they are in. Take a look at these window treatment ideas for French doors and decide which one you want to use.

Sheer Panels

Perhaps the most familiar option available, sheer panels are attached to the door itself and only cover the panes. Lace or gauzy panels are held in place at the top and bottom with mini rods installed just above and below each set of panes. This option is semi-private and still allows sunlight to filter in during the day. It is ideal for kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms.

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The Scoop on Apple Music

Jun 29, 2015 in Tech. 0 Comment

The Scoop on Apple Music

Apple has been an industry leader in hardware and software technology for years. By staying on the cutting edge of high-tech trends, they have created a loyal customer following.  

They have also been at the forefront of entertainment apps. Apple Music, which was recently released at their Worldwide Development Conference 2015, has an expansive library of streaming music.  

Connect

This shared media platform gives artists and fans a chance to connect through music, videos and blogs. Performers and listeners get a chance to share inspirations and get a closer look at new songs and albums before they are released to the general public. This is much like what Spotify was trying to do in 2012. Most of the uploaded media will be exclusively for Connect’s platform.  

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How to Select the Right Paint Finish

Jun 26, 2015 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

How to Select the Right Paint Finish

Selecting the right paint isn’t only about color. Paint finishes vary in shine, durability, moisture resistance and coverage. Here are some guidelines on how to use each finish for maximum impact and versatile cleanup. 

High Gloss

High-gloss paint is the most durable of all finishes. It is hard, shiny, water resistant and long-wearing. The best application for this sheen is on furniture, trim and doors. Its resistance to water means that it works well for trim near kitchen and bathroom sinks. Because it reflects light well, it also reveals flaws easily. Don’t skimp on the prep work. Sand the rough spots and use a primer before applying this finish.

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Closing Costs and Fees Explained

Jun 24, 2015 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Closing Costs and Fees Explained

Home buyers are often under the misconception that closing costs are extra fees paid to the bank. In reality, the fees incurred are payments for necessary services that must be rendered when a loan is finalized. Here’s a look at some of the most common closing costs and associated fees.

Appraisal Fee

Before a lender agrees to the mortgage terms, the value of the home is determined by a third party. The lender wants to make sure that they’re not loaning more than the home is actually worth. The appraiser thoroughly inspects the property and adjusts its value based on its condition. They also compare the value of the home with the selling price or set value of similar homes in the area. Expect to pay $300-$400 for an appraisal.

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Home Staging Smells That Sell

Jun 22, 2015 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Home Staging Smells That Sell

The stage is set, and your home is ready for viewing by prospective buyers. Your house could grace the front cover of an interior design magazine. However, there may be something you’re overlooking. Each home has an odor unique to it. Over time, your brain recognizes the smell and filters out your recognition of it. Here are some tips on how to get rid of unpleasant odors that could sabotage your sale, and what scents you should replace them with to create an inviting aroma.

Cooking Aromas

Odors from heavily spiced meals may smell great to you, but potential buyers may not be as enamored with garlic or gumbo. Try boiling a combination of lemon peels and a few tablespoons of baking soda in a cup or two of water. The baking soda helps absorb smells while the lemon oil released by the peel imparts a fresh, clean scent.

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