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Remodeling, revamping, or just restoring any area of your house does not have to be overwhelming with innovative ways in how to keep a great ambiance to reflect.

4 Ways to Freshen Up Your Garden

Gardening-Chispa Magazine

A well-maintained garden is one that you are happy to relax in. It can also be a great space for entertaining friends and family. If you are lucky enough to have a garden that is big enough to accommodate a grill and plenty of seating, it might very well be the perfect place for a…

What Damage Can Hailstorms Do to Our Homes and Cars?

The majority of the time, the weather we experience will do little damage to our lives. We might have to dress differently for the day ahead than we originally planned, or we might find ourselves unprepared for the change from dry to wet weather, but we don’t find ourselves facing serious damage to our homes…

How to Finance Your Home Remodel

A home remodel can be very expensive. It can be prohibitively so, especially when you are not doing the remodel to get a better price when you sell the home but rather to make it better to live in. To cater for all the remodeling expenses, you might need to look for the money required…

Five Step Kitchen Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is the perfect time for a little home improvement, and what better place to begin than your kitchen. Every now and then, our appliances need to be checked and cleaned out. To make a great start, get to work on these five essential kitchen chores. 1 . Refresh out your garbage disposal. Every so…

Moving Beyond Your “Now What” Season

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Let’s just talk… a different kind of article. For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my readers—a global pandemic. Forevermore, I believe we will probably refer to life as before, during, or after the pandemic. In fact, at this point we may even wonder if there…

Spring/Summer Cleaning for Your Yard; Three Quick Tips

Spring Cleaning-Yard Cleaning-Chispa Magazine

We caught up with Bryan Nooner, President of Twist and Seal and here’s what he had to say so you can get your yard ready for spring/summer entertaining, and mesmerizing. Get Your New Plants In Early If you’re like most people, you find yourself at the garden store in mid to late June buying plants for…

How to Organize a Small Storage Space

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No matter how much we may try to pare down to the bare essentials, storage seems to remain a problem. Finding ways to store your items to allow for easy access, storing important items in a safe and secure manner, as well as use the space to the best of your ability requires some ingenuity—but…

Five Things To Care Of While Vacating Your Home

House-Chispa Magazine

Moving out can be overwhelming and sometimes stressful too. There’s so much to do in so little time that you often miss out on important things, which leads to regrets, frustration and whatnot. However, you can avoid all this by putting things in order and strike each one off the list one after another. When…