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There are many reasons to want your home to be well lit. A well-lit home is alluring, functional, homey, and even gives its living spaces a brighter and cheerier atmosphere to boot! So, for those whose homes are not lit to their satisfaction, increasing the amount of light a particular room has can be a pretty high priority. However, not everyone can just call up and electrician and have them wire up a brand new ceiling light, so we need to think more creatively. How can we brighten up our rooms without wiring up new fixtures? Well, today, that is what we are going to show you— here are 5 tips to maximize your home’s lighting without wiring up new lights!

Tip #1: Buy brighter bulbs

The bulbs you use in your home have a lot of sway in the

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Because there are so many aspects to becoming a new homeowner, it can be overwhelming to read about the dos and do not's of the home buying process, so we’ve lined up a few tips that can help ease the nerves that come with the territory.

The more work that you can put in before beginning the searching process, the better. This is because searching for the perfect place can be a stressful time already- you don’t need the added stress of having to decline options that are out of reach due to a lack of knowledge and planning prior to starting the quest to find a new home. So, sit down and figure out the budget.

Talk to banks and get pre-approved for a loan. Interview real estate agents and agencies to make sure that you have someone whom you

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Is your bedroom bland and blah? If so, you may be suffering from a sincere need to sweeten up your sleeping place. Often times, the main areas of the home are the focus of our interior design escapades. This can leave the bedroom- a place where many people spend several hours of their day- in a permanent state of boring color and design. It makes sense, of course. The bedroom is not on display as frequently as the kitchen, living room, and other such areas. However, injecting some visual flavor into the bedroom can be a great way to help you feel more at home. One of the best ways to do this is by painting and changing up the color scheme in your space. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about the best colors and combinations for a bedroom

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Hidden rooms, secret doors, and bunkers— you’ve probably seen them on movies, TV, or in other media, but have you ever considered building one in your own home? Over the past few years, what seemed like something that was purely fictional is now an actual possibility for your own home. Thanks to advances in construction technology, almost anyone can have a secret room, a hidden door, a bunker, or a panic room in their home. In this article, we will talk about the 3 broad categories for unconventional rooms you can build in your home: secret rooms, bunkers, and panic rooms. We will talk about what makes a good one and what you will find if you were to go inside one. But remember, this article is for

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In a basement remodel, there are certainly a few things to ensure are taken care of before setting in on the fun parts. It takes a good design to create a great, lasting basement that is easy to care for, isn’t exposed to the elements, and is a sturdily built place to enjoy for many years to come. Many people step into their unfinished basement with lofty dreams and goals, but it’s good to solidify the basics first.

To start, it’s important to check for any cracks or settling that may need to be addressed. This should be done at the very start to ensure that the basement is prepared for renovation. Plus, it’s so much easier to address foundational issues before the rest of the building begins. It will leave a more clear path for any

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In America, a lot of people sell their homes move every year. Whether this is your first time, or 5th, it is good to get and stay familiar with what you can expect. And there are few expectations that home sellers need to be more acquainted with than the home selling time line. It is important for several reasons— for starters, if you don’t know what kind of timeline you are looking at when it comes to selling your home, then you may become frustrated with the whole process. A more tangible reason, however, is the need for solid preparation. While sometimes a move can catch us off guard, if you have enough time to prepare you really should be starting as soon as you can.

Below we have a rough estimate of what you can expect when it comes to

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Real estate investing has become a hot topic in the last few years and it can be the source of a bit of confusion. For the new investor, it would behoove them to learn about all the different ways they can invest in real estate before they start shopping around. Now, the following list of investment vehicles is in no way a comprehensive list, but it is a good place to start off. For more detailed information about real estate investing, talk to one of our real estate agents here at the Hughes Group. They would be happy to help you out in the search of the investment of your dreams. Though it is important to note that before you invest you should always talk to a financial consultant or advisor before investing, not just talk to a real estate

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Here in Idaho, there are a lot of homes with acreage, even in the cities. It comes from Idaho’s long history of agriculture. You see, Idaho started out as one of those western states that consisted mainly of farmers who worked their own little patches of land and, as the years have gone on, though new homes are built on smaller lots, there are still a ton of homes that are built on multiple acre parcels of land. But what should you do with it? If you aren’t a farmer, then you might find this to be the question of the hour and today, we are going to give you a few suggestions.

Use your excess acreage for tenant farming

Tenant farming has been around for a long time. Essentially it is an arrangement between a landowner and a farmer for the

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Let’s start this article off by saying this: it is very hard, if not impossible, to buy land for a substantially low price. However, a discounted price, now that is what we’re talking about. In this blog post we will give you a few strategies to find yourself land for a better price than you would anticipate. Not all of these strategies will work for you and none of them are without risk. So, be sure that you take time to thoroughly think through each purchase and consult with a financial professional before taking any steps with large ramifications.

REO land (bank or government owned land)

REO/ bank owned land are things like foreclosures and so forth. They are ones that the owner, typically a bank, and sometimes the government, needs to sell.

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There are a lot of dogs in Boise. Many people in the Boise area have a dog, or dogs, in their houses or in their yards and many of them want to do right by them. They want to provide their canine friends with the best they can offer, and who wouldn’t! But how can you make your backyard fun for both you and your dog. There are many things that we as humans enjoy, and many things that dogs enjoy, but can they exist in the same backyard without losing the backyard’s look and aesthetics? Well, we are here to proudly tell you that yes, you can have a backyard that is comfortable for you and fun for your pup without sacrificing your beautiful landscaping.

Idea Number 1: Give your dog cover from the elements

Dogs like to sleep in small shelters.

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