Kathy Maupin's Blog

Posted on 01/23/2022
Try These Projects to Refresh Your Home Now
Does your home need a refresh? If so, making some minor changes can have a significant impact. If you’re thinking about new ways to update your space, here are some ideas for modern home design projects you can DIY: Revamp With Limewash If you want something beyond just adding a fresh coat of paint, limewash might be a...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
How to Grow Night Blooming Jasmine as a Houseplant
The night blooming jasmine vine is a popular addition to summer gardens, but also grows successfully indoors. With the right care and conditions, you can enjoy the climbing vines and flowers this plant has to offer in your own home. Here are some key tips for growing night-blooming jasmine indoors: Light Night blooming jasmine prefers indirect bright light...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Hiring A Contractor To Build Backyard Improvements Proves Cost-Effective
Real estate professionals point to curb appeal as a critical factor in attracting offers and increasing resale value. While a well-manicured lawn and flowering gardens are wonderful assets, homeowners may also want to consider investing in backyard improvements. Too often, homeowners spend weekends laboring in their front yards and hire contractors to remodel the interior of the home....
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Privacy: Plant These Shrubs to Increase Your Home's Privacy
Property owners and abutters often want to escape into the backyard to take a break. When landscapes are wide open, even the courtesy of saying hello and briefly chatting with neighbors reduces the peaceful enjoyment of the property. Homeowners who do not want to invest thousands of dollars to stare at blank wooden fences can plant shrub rows...
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Posted on 12/29/2021
DOVER, DE Real Estate Market Update 12/29/2021
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Posted on 12/26/2021
Here's Why You Should Consider Alternatives to Pressure-Treated Wood for Your Deck or Patio
Many homeowners choose pressure-treated pine to build decks based on its price and longevity. While the material ranks as the undisputed go-to lumber for decks and patios, it may not be a perfect fit for every homeowner. That's largely because pressure-treated pine brings a few negatives to the table. About Pressure-Treated Lumber Originally, pressure-treated lumber used to contain...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
How to Decorate Your First Home
Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. While it may have been overwhelming to search for available properties and submit an offer on the one that fit all of your criteria, the real work begins after you sign the papers and get the keys. Now that you are a homeowner, it's time to decorate the space and...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
7 Amazing Ways to Boost Your Home's Storage
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels No matter the type of home you move into, there’s a good chance you’re going to need storage. Unfortunately, a lot of storage solutions seem to take up more space than they save. Don’t despair. There’s hope. Here are few compact and efficient storage ideas for your home. 1. Make the Most...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Infill Lots vs. Planned Communities: What's the Difference?
Photo by sergio souza from Pexels Where you build your home will have a major impact on how you interact with your environment. If you're getting ready to pick a site for your new construction, you might be wondering whether to go for an infill lot or opt for a planned community. We'll look at the pros and...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
DOVER, DE Real Estate Market Update 11/28/2021
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Posted on 11/28/2021
Creating Your Own Home Decor Out of Wood
Woodworking is the perfect way to combine DIY and home decor. You can make countless beautiful and functional pieces to enhance your personal style and improve your quality of life. Using reclaimed wood is especially beneficial because you can recycle materials that would otherwise go to waste. Here are some simple DIY ideas to add homemade reclaimed wood...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Location Matters: What to Prioritize When Searching for a Home
There is much more to buying a home than choosing the right features. The location of your new home is just as important, as it’s where you’ll be choosing to spend most of your time. It may be difficult to pick the right area or neighborhood when home searching, but there are some key things to search for....
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