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Shorewest’s DIY: 11 Ways to Recycle Wine Bottles

Wine Bottles can easily be recycled and reused in your home. With these simple, DIY tips — your old bottles will have a new use and your house will have new décor! 1.Fill them with dried flowers. Turn a beautiful …
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Shorewest’s DIY Project: Crate Bookshelf

    Materials Needed: • 10 wooden crates from JoAnn’s Fabrics • Miniwax Dark Walnut Wood Stain • Foam Brushes • Old t-shirts • Screws • Drill   1. Apply the wood stain to all 10 crates. Make sure the …
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Shorewest’s DIY Project: Bottle Craft

Materials Needed: Seven Bottles (You can choose any size and shape, or follow ours.) Yarn (You can choose from getting seven different colors or create a pattern.) Scissors Seven Flowers (You can choose  fake or real.) Scotch Tape Start wrapping …
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Shorewest’s DIY Project: Photo Blocks

  Materials Needed: • Wood Blocks (You can cut the wood yourself, or buy them pre-cut.) • Photos • Mod Podge Matte Finish • Paint Brush The size of the wood blocks and photos all depends on what size you …
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Shorewest Shares: How to Stage Your Outdoors to Make the Right First Impression

A recent national study showed that staged homes sold on average in 13.8 days, while non-staged homes sold in 30.9 days. Staging your home is important, not only to get the right price, but to allow potential buyers to see …
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Shorewest’s Shares How to: Make My Home More Energy Efficient in the Summer

Before it gets too warm, it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the hot weather. Summer months can bring some of the highest energy costs of the year — with the highest demand for air conditioning. Keeping …
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How Do I Keep My Lawn Healthy Throughout the Summer?

“This is the time of year people are enjoying their outdoor spaces the most, so it’s necessary these areas are in tip-top shape,” says Harold Enger, Certified Turfgrass Professional and Certified Ornamental Landscape Professional. “Keeping lawns healthy now will also …
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Ask an Agent: How do I get my home ready for summer?

Now that the temperature’s rising, it’s time to get your home ready to enjoy the warm weather. But before you crank up the air conditioning and turn on the sprinklers, make sure you inspect your house. 1. Tune up your …
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Shorewest Round-up: Home-Centric Mother’s Day Ideas

From the Mother Nature Network, gifts for the gardening mom to help her indulge her green thumb. Lowes features some of their best products for moms on their Mother’s Day Inspiration Pinterest board, as well as some creative projects. Modern …
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Small Changes, Big Impact – Help Sell Your Home Faster

What are some of the most inexpensive ways to help your home sell faster? Follow these great tips to improve your home’s appeal and show impact! Replace your switch covers. For as little as 50 cents per cover, it’s a …
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