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Things to Consider for Your Basement Renovation

In Home Improvement by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

Hearing loss stands in the way of healthy communication. If you ask any relationship expert to name one key of a strong relationship, they will be likely to say something like “open communication.” Yet, what exactly does that mean? We know that communication is important, yet what is it about the way the mind and emotions work that makes communication so important? It turns out …

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How the Pandemic Has Reshaped Home Renovation Trends

In Home Decoration, Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

The global pandemic has changed our lives in innumerable ways, and one of the most fundamental shifts is a big increase in the hours we spend at home. It should be no surprise then that this past year saw a huge increase in home improvements with people seeking to adapt and upgrade their space.  In 2020 over 70% of households reported undertaking a significant home …

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Sprucing Up Your Home in 2021

In Gardening, Green Living, Home Decoration, Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

We’re putting quite a year behind us this month and it’s hard to believe it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions again. This year, why not make resolutions for your home? Focusing on resolutions around the house can give you the motivation to transform your home in lasting ways. We’d even encourage you to start the year off by taking a few “before” pictures to …

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Ideas for Indoor Home Improvement Projects

In Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

With the ongoing efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all looking for ways to make use of this unprecedented time. While it is traditionally time to get ready for spring cleaning, this year probably looks a little different for most people. Even though you may not be able to browse for new furniture or pick out shrubs at the local garden center, there are …

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Making Green Home Improvements

In Green Living, Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

If your 2020 is looking anything like ours, you’ve probably got a few home improvement projects on the back burner that are ready to kick into high gear. Home improvements can add to the beauty and functionality of your home. Often, home solutions can also incorporate another factor: being more sustainable. Sustainable “green” design is calibrated to significantly reduce energy usage and makes use of …

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

In Home Improvement, Lake Carroll by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

As the calendar rolls into a new year and a new decade what a better time to start fresh. Now is the time to invest in habits and a lifestyle that will nourish and support your dreams for the next year. It is true that the 2020 is just a number but now is as a good as any to get your home affairs in …

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Preparing Your Vacation Home for Winter

In Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Vacation Homes & Real Estate by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

Closing up your Carroll County vacation home for winter requires more than just ensuring you have locked the doors and thrown out the trash. Because a properly prepared house will withstand months of vacancy, you must ensure it will be ready for you to enjoy when you return in the spring. Doing so is the only way to protect your financial investment from such things …

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Green Improvements for Your Home

In Green Living, Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

When you are a homeowner, you know there’s always something that needs a little work or could stand to be replaced. Are you taking advantage of more sustainable home options when repairs and upkeep arise? Using “green” improvements in your home often means options that are more efficient, longer-lasting and created with well-managed renewable resources in the environment. Many environmentally friendly home improvements save you …

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Spring Gardening Tips

In Gardening, Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Nature, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

Spring is in the air in beautiful Lake Carroll and that means it’s a perfect time to develop or expand your home’s garden. From getting seeds started for a vegetable patch to doing some annual lawn mower maintenance, spring is the best time to lay in your garden’s plans for the rest of the year. Heed Our Frost Date In Western Illinois, with our gentle …

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Spring Cleaning: Decluttering Tips from Marie Kondo

In Home Improvement, Lake Carroll, Organization, Tips & Tricks by Fawnridge Realty, Inc.

Spring is here and that means it is the perfect season to declutter your home and freshen up your space. In recent years, decluttering has been elevated to nearly an art form, with one of the leading perspectives in organization being the best-selling author, Marie Kondo. Kondo has written two best-selling titles that were spawned by her work as a professional organizer in Japan, and …