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Our No. 1 Tip to Repel Wasps

Wasps are usually an outdoor problem, of course, but it’s summer! A time when interiors and exteriors are far more open to one another. Perhaps surprisingly, wasps are actually a beneficial insect. They eat virtually all pest insects and larva in your garden and lawn, and like bees, they are pollinators. But unlike bees, they are far more aggressive, and …

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The Whys and Hows of Permits

Whether you’re doing a project yourself or hiring a contractor, getting the correct permits is an important step. As a designer, Lenore has worked mainly with professionals who wouldn’t think of doing work without the necessary permits. However, Carmen’s experience buying her first home exposed her to the reality that not every homeowner understands the importance of getting a permit …

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The Three Seasons of Renovation

Whether you are considering a large scale project with contractors, DIY projects, or just some regular home maintenance, the phases of your projects can be more suited to one time of year than another. Understand these seasons can help you better accomplish your project goals. In this post, I’ve created an overview with key tasks for each season. Prep Season: …