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Home Projects You Can Handle Yourself

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for a do-it-yourself project that will be usefull in the long run, consider one of these tried and true projects that are relatively easy and inexpensive: Motion Detector Lights.  Motion Detector Lights are not just for outdoor use, you can install them indoors as well to make your life easier.  For example, […]

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Tags: Home Projects

Spotlight on Mixx in Rehoboth Beac

September 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Mixx (26 Baltimore Ave) in Rehoboth Beach has received a lot of attention from the time it joined the local restaurant scene several years ago.  Mixx serves up what they refer to as “American Fusion” cuisine and an extensive wine and martini menu as well.  With nightly specials including $8 burgers and half-priced martinis on […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

5 Ways To Utilize Wasted Space Under Your Stairs

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments

The space under stairs is often underutilized, if not wasted.  Here are five ideas for creating practical storage in this space. 1.  Shelves.  Building custom shelves into this space is a relatively simple, but practical way to create storage without much effort. 2.  Drawers.  Creating custom stairs where each step is also a drawer can […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Projects

3 Ways To Organize Your Bedroom This Weekend

September 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for ways to organize your bedroom, check out some of these ideas: 1.  Organize Wall Hangings.  Clear clutter by hanging taking what’s important to you, framing it or mounting it, and creating a wall display. 2.  Use Your Corners.  Installing corner shelving or a corner table can add usefulness to underutilized parts […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Projects

Weekend Update: September 27th-29th

September 25th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out one of these local events: Friday, September 27th: History Happy Hour This free presentation will run from 4-4:30pm at the Cannonball House on the corner of Front & Bank Streets.  This “season finale” presentation will be presented by William HJ Manthrope, Jr. and Paul […]

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Tags: Local Events

September 24, 2013

September 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry David Thoreau:  “Be not simply good; be good for something.”  (Fred)  “Being good for something makes life an adventure.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 599078-From $1,025,000 to an approved Short Sale of $950,000.  A Lewes Home and a Canal front lot with a boat house […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Lewes · Real Estate · Short Sales/Foreclosures/REO/Bank Owned

Take Care Of Your Grout

September 24th, 2013 · No Comments

If you have grout anywhere in your home than chances are that you’ve spent a lot of time and elbow grease trying to get those lines clean, which can be very difficult!  The best way to get this clean is to start with a solution of half vinegar, half water in a spray bottle.  Spray […]

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Tips For Staying Within Your Renovation Budget

September 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re planning a renovation, whether small or large, staying within your budget is a huge stressor and can be difficult!  One of the best ways to preemptively avoid breaking the budget is to work with a designer to work out all of the details of your project before hiring a contractor.  Yes, you will […]

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Spotlight on Fins Fish House and Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach

September 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Fins Fish House and Raw bar (243 Rehoboth Ave) in Rehoboth Beach is one of the top rated restaurants in Rehoboth.  Serving an impressive variety of fresh oysters, daily fish options, and seafood entrees, you really can’t go wrong no matter what you order.  Fins prides themselves on pairing delicious, fresh food with craft brews […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

5 Things To Know About Homeowner’s Insurance

September 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Homeowner’s Insurance is something that everyone has to deal with, but not everyone understands.  Here are five tips for dealing with it: 1.  Shop around.  You shouldn’t just shop around for the best price, you should also shop around for the best agent.  If you need to file a claim, you will have to work […]

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Tags: Of Interest

3 Simple Storage Solutions

September 19th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking to add storage to your home, try one of these tricks: 1.  Utilize Your Foyer.  Add a storage bench to your foyer for both storage and seating.  You can also stretch mesh, rubber boating straps, and a myriad of other materials around painted frames for both decorative and storage purposes. 2.  Over The Fridge.  If […]

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Tags: Home Organization

Weekend Update: September 20th-22nd

September 18th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out one of these local events: Thursday, September 19th: Local History Tour Hop on the Jolly Trolley in Rehoboth Beach for a local history tour.  The tour begins at the Anna Hazzard House at 17 Christian Street in downtown Rehoboth.  Tickets are $10 per person, […]

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Tags: Georgetown · Lewes · Local Events · Millsboro · Rehoboth Beach

September 17, 2013

September 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henri Frederic Amiel:  “Work while you have the light.  You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.”  (Fred)  “It is a sin to not use the talent you have-let us hope it is a good talent.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS #602035-From $90,000 […]

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Tags: Hot Properties · Laurel · Sussex County

Tips For Working With Contractors

September 17th, 2013 · No Comments

Home improvement projects are stressful, and unfortunately working with contractors can make this even more difficult at times.  Contractors are busy people and they don’t want to work with difficult customers any more than you want to work with a difficult contractor.  To make the relationship smoother, avoid disputing payments unless there is an extreme […]

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Tags: Of Interest

A Guide To Molding

September 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Molding is a beautiful, decorative architectural detail that is a part of many homes, but since it comes in so many different types and forms it can also be very confusing.  Here’s an alphabetical guideline to follow: Baseboard.  Baseboards usually measure 3-5 inches.  It trims walls where they join with the floor. Batten.  This type […]

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Tags: Home Decor

September 16, 2013

September 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Henry Adams: “Philosophy:  Unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.”  (Fred)  “The big questions seem to have no answers, therefore Philosophers tackle these problems for us, mostly without a satisfactory or clear answer.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # Fred’s pick of the Day is MLS # 598133.  A […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Sussex County

Natural Ways To Get Rid of Pests

September 15th, 2013 · No Comments

If your yard or home seems to attract pests, but you don’t like the idea of using chemicals to combat the problem, consider these natural solutions: Plant Basil.  This will help block flies, which hate the smell of basil.  Planting pots at doorways or on windowsills or countertops can help repel flies.  Dried basil will […]

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Tags: Of Interest

Spotlight on Espuma in Rehoboth Beach

September 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Espuma (28 Wilmington Ave) in Rehoboth Beach serves delicious Mediterranean fare made with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients.  The cocktails at Espuma are legendary, the food is amazing, the atmosphere is warm, intimate and lovely, and the service is great.  A meal at Espuma is an all around memorable experience.  Espuma opens daily for dinner at […]

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Tags: Food and Restaurants · Rehoboth Beach

September 13, 2013

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Diogenes:  “We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.”  (Fred)  “The art of listening should be taught with the 3 R’s.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS # 607007.  Nestled in a gated community with not much yard to care […]

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Tags: Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

5 Ways To Make Your House Smart

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking to increase your home’s technological presence, check out these five cool ways to make your home smarter: 1.  Home Automation Systems.  Hooking your lighting and appliances up to a home automation system is a great way to ease into smarter home technology.  Many companies sell this type of technology at a variety […]

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Tags: Home Projects