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December 31, 2014

December 31st, 2014 · No Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today’s food for thought is from Jonathan Swift: “A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” (Fred) “Money is to be used to pay your physical debts not your moral debts.” Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 615186 – at $289,000. A Secluded 5 BR, […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Hot Properties · Laurel · Real Estate · Sussex County

October 31, 2014

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Today’s food for thought is from James Madison:  “We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.”  (Fred)  “The erosion of liberty is a constant battle against the government who knows better than we do.” Today’s BARGAIN FROM FREDSPORCH.COM IS MLS # 617717 – From $475,000 to $425,000.A Lewes […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Hot Properties · Lewes · Real Estate · Sussex County

March 14, 2014

March 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is unknown:  “Of all the animals in creation, man is the only one who ears without being hungry, drinks without being thirsty, and talks without something to say.” (Fred) “Man is the most curious of critters.” Today’s Bargain from fredsporch.com is MLS #610528-From $270,000 to $259,500.  A Milton DE Contemporary (former […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Hot Properties · Milton · Real Estate · Retirement · Sussex County

February 25, 2014

February 25th, 2014 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Plato:  “He was a wise man who invented beer.”  (Fred)  “A still wiser man knows how to handle beer.” Today’s Bargain from www.fredsporch.com is MLS #606561-From $999,995 to $964,000.  A Bethany Beach, DE Estate with 4 BR and 4 BA.  The estate has a private owners retreat and an […]

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Tags: Bethany Beach · Curb Appeal · Home Decor · Hot Properties · Real Estate · Sussex County

Quick Ways To Become More Colorful

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking to give your home a quick pick-me-up, try one of these options to brighten and freshen your look… 1.  Add a variety of fabrics.  Change the draperies and add some throw pillows in differing patterns, shapes, and colors.  Just be sure that there is a common color typing everything together. 2.  Rearrange […]

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November 8, 2013

November 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s food for thought is from Buddha:  “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”  (Fred)  “Anger is an instantaneous reaction most times caused by misunderstood motives, count to ten.” Fred’s pick of the day is MLS […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Hot Properties · Of Interest · Real Estate · Rehoboth Beach · Retirement · Sussex County

Quick & Easy Halloween Decorations

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

With Halloween just days away, here are a few quick, easy decoration ideas to get you in the spirit: Ghost Garland.  You can make a ghost garland by covering each light in a string of lights with white fabric tied off to look like a ghost head.  So cute! Dancing Lawn Ghosts.  Poke a styrofoam […]

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Make A Great First Impression

October 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’d like it to or not, the front door of your home gives people their first impression.  Not only is it where people enter your home for the first time, but it’s often the first thing that catches the eye of anyone who is driving by.  It also helps set the tone for your […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Home Decor

Tips for Keeping Countertops Looking Brand New

October 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether your countertops have seen better days or you’ve got new countertops that you want to keep in good shape, here are some tips for caring for different types of counter surfaces to keep them looking great! Laminate:  You can keep laminate looking good with a thick paste of baking soda and water.  Leave the paste on […]

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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

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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3 Kitchen Trends To Avoid

September 6th, 2013 · No Comments

If you are redoing your kitchen, or even just thinking about it, you may be tempted to update this popular room with some of the current trends.  Some trends, however, should be avoided so that your kitchen will age well and not be outdated in just a year or two.  Here are five current trends […]

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Light Your Room Right

August 13th, 2013 · No Comments

When designing rooms professionals often rely on a simple math formula to help them determine how much light is needed.  Start by finding the square footage of your room (length multiplied by width) then multiply the square footage by 1.5 to determine the recommended wattage for lighting the room.  For example, a room that is […]

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Update Your Home For $500 or Less

August 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

  If you’re trying to sell your house you can do a lot to increase the value without spending a lot of money.  Here are five ways that can cost less than $500. 1.  Paint I will never get tired of saying it.  Paint your house if you want to increase its value!  Not only […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Projects · Seller Tips

Make Your Bathroom Bigger!

July 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If your home has a small bathroom, but you are constantly dreaming of renovating and making something a bit more spacious, then this is the post for you!  Here are a few easy tricks to make a small bathroom seem larger! Replace the cabinets under your sink with a vanity.  Although it won’t give you […]

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Make The Most Of Your Entryway

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

The entryway of a home is often either abused or underutilized.  At its best an entryway should welcome people into your home and be an organized spot that makes your life easier!  Here are three tips for organizing your entryway to allow for both beauty and function. Limit clutter – Don’t drop everything you’re holding […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Organization

Three Quick Ways To Add Color To Your Home

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Looking for ways to add a quick pop of color?  Check out these ideas: 1.  Choose your favorite.  Take a look around and choose your favorite fabric of pattern already in the room.  Find the dominate color in that pattern and then add 5-10 accents in the same color around the room.  The amount depends […]

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Three Ways To Dress Up A Blank Wall

June 20th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’ve got a blank wall in your home that you’re looking to dress up, try these solutions: 1. Antique Fabrics.  Search antique stores, second hand stores, and flea markets for old frames and fill them with pieces of classic quilts, tablecloths, or other antique or meaningful linens. 2.  Embroidery Hoops.  Frame any fabric that you love […]

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5 Quick Kitchen Updates

April 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Freshen your kitchen with one of these relatively quick and easy updates: 1.  Open it up.  Add some open shelving, which can be as simple as removing the doors from a few cabinets and show off your colorful, collective, or otherwise interesting or beautiful dishes. 2.  Go glamorous.  Add a beautiful or interesting chandelier over an island […]

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Tags: Home Decor · Home Projects