(Family Features) The do-it-yourself movement in home improvement continually grows stronger as a way for people to update their homes while saving money. Fueled by home-improvement shows and popular inspiration sites like Pinterest, homeowners nationwide are looking to get their homes in great shape and most likely increase their market value at the same time.
Many of us are hopeless when it comes to decorating our homes. We've all heard horror stories about home projects gone badly. We can't decide which furniture to choose, what color scheme to work with, how to best use the features and rooms in our home. For help with pulling together the look and design of living spaces many turn to professional designers and decorators, who have the skills to transform colors, fabrics and furniture into amazing homes.
If a tree is situated between two property lines, whose responsibility is it? Can you be held responsible if "an act of God" causes a tree to fall on a neighbor's property? What right does your neighbor have to prune a tree that has branches or roots crossing property lines? How can you best protect your arboreal assets?
Flower bouquets can bring the sights and smells of springtime into any home, no matter the weather outside.
Spring is finally here and "Spring Fever" is in the air! If you're like me, you're busy planting and planting and planting. Spring is when I fill every usable inch of soil with plants, much to the misery of my kids since it leaves very little dirt to play with!
The majority of Americans say that their yard is important to them. A recent U.S. Poll conducted by Harris Interactive for PLANET, found that 81 percent of those with a yard/landscape say the upkeep of their yard/landscape is important to the look of their home. Why is it so important? Showing pride was the No. 1 response (42 percent of those surveyed) followed by the desire to create a relaxing outdoor space (16 percent).
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