Home Improvement

6 Easy Tips to Buy Your Country House in Wisconsin without Regret

Wisconsin is a great place to make your dream of living in the countryside real.  However, buying your country house there and getting acclimated could be tricky.  Here come some few easy tips I gathered over my career as a real estate agent. 1) Find out who your neighbors are and start building relationships immediately…

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Some Pros and Cons of Living in the Countryside

Many people dream to leave the congested and polluted urban areas and move to the green countryside, where they may naively expect to find the equivalent on hearth of John Milton’s Lost Paradise.  However, living in a rural area is far different from living in a town.  For example, there are many new jobs you…

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Cork Furniture and Cork Flooring, a New Trend in Green Design

Healthy and beautiful, cork is not confined to the wine industry anymore. In the last decade, this green material has been increasingly utilized by interior designers, to the point that cork flooring and cork furniture are becoming trendy today. Its raw appearance immediately reminds us nature, and its granular texture is decorative in itself. Cork…

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Laminate Flooring Pros and Cons

Laminate flooring has been growing in popularity both in Europe and the US in the last several years. To have a quick idea of the success of this relatively new technology, consider that the global market for laminate flooring is expected to reach over 1.9 billion square yards by 2020 (source: Global Industry Analysis, http://www.strategyr.com/pressMCP-1166.asp).…

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Make Your Home Renovation Green

Thinking to renovate your home? Please do consider going green. Not only do you help to protect the planet through the utilization of eco-friendly green materials, but you will also save a lot of money in the long run. Although the upfront costs of a green home renovation can be a bit higher, owners are…

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Flooring: Ceramic Tiles or Luxury Vinyl Tiles?

You are so ready for home renovation, now you have been asked to choose between ceramic and vinyl tiles for your flooring by the vendor/contractor. So, what to answer? Appearance may not be the deciding factor, as luxury vinyl tiles perfectly match the calming look of hardwood or luxurious look of ceramic tiles today. Actually,…

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What makes a Building Historic in Virginia?

We often read that Virginia is one of the richest states in historic buildings of the US. But what exactly is an historic building? Intuitively, we think of something very old. However, age is not sufficient, as there are some few other requirements to fulfill. Luckily, Virginia Law helps owners to give an answer to…

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