Nancy Brenseke's Blog

Posted on 07/31/2022
Grass maintenance for beginners
To have a healthy, beautiful lawn, it’s essential to learn the basics of grass maintenance. Lawn mowing is only one aspect of keeping grass healthy, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right knowledge, you can find a lawn care routine that works for you and your home. To help, here are some basic lawn care...
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Simple & creative ideas for decorating your bonus room
Bonus rooms are a major selling point in modern homes, but choosing a purpose for them can be tricky if you don't already have an idea in mind. With so many possibilities for using the extra space, it helps to start with the basic needs of your household. How will you best use this space? To help inspire...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
Bathrooms: Tips for Choosing the Perfect Layout
When you’re having a custom home built, you’ll get to choose the layout for different rooms, including bathrooms. Deciding on a layout for your bathrooms involves knowing how to ensure that these rooms are as functional as possible. Understanding how to choose a layout can make this decision easier to make. Consider the following tips when you need...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Property tax: Late fees, estimation & more
Like most recurring expenses, property taxes have late fees if not paid on time. While the amount and specific consequences vary from one municipality to the next, property tax late fees are something homeowners will want to avoid. Here are some basic facts about paying your property taxes on-time and in the correct amount: How property taxes are...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
4 Reasons to DIY Home Decor
It's true that it's probably easier to head to the store and purchase a piece of decor that will finish a room in your house. However, it's not nearly as satisfying as creating something yourself and displaying it. DIY home decor projects are more popular than ever before. Here are just a few reasons you should take your...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Mid-Mod: Four DIY ideas for your home
Affectionately known as Mid-Mod, this mid-century interior design movement is heavily influenced by the angular, funky style of the middle of the 20th century. It takes the best of what the late 1950s and early 1960s had to offer and gives it a contemporary twist. Here are four DIY Mid-Mod home decor projects to try: DIY hairpin leg...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Guide to landscaping: Bushes & shrubs
When it comes to landscaping, bushes and shrubs are essential to a great design. Not only do they add dimension and aesthetic interest to an outdoor space, they are useful for creating natural barriers and highlighting other features. If you’re interested in beginning your landscaping journey but not sure where to start with bushes and shrubs, here is...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
The basics: Recasting mortgage payments 101
Recasting mortgage payments is a little-known gem when it comes to homeowner finances. It’s often viewed as a method to lower monthly payments without extending the length of your loan term. But what exactly is mortgage recasting? Are there any disadvantages to it? What about my interest rates? Will my overall loan balance increase or decrease? Here’s a...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Planting on a Slope: Prevent Erosion With These Gardening Tips
Planting anything on an incline might seem like more trouble than it's worth. However, if your yard has any slopes, you could be at risk for soil erosion and landslides. The best way to avoid them is to plant trees, shrubs or other plants on the slope to strengthen the ground. Here are some tips for gardening on...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Bring the Beach Home With These Coastal Style Bedroom Ideas
As the weather warms up, so do the decorating trends and nothing is hotter than coastal design style. Coastal design lets you bring all the best of the beach home with you no matter where you live. You can create a lush tropical oasis or a casual beach house in any room by following some basic design elements....
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Top Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Modular Home
Buying a modular home can give you a great housing option when you need to move within a short timeframe and stay within your budget. While these types of houses tend to be affordable and available quickly, it’s important to understand the purchasing process. Knowing more about buying a modular home can help you avoid making potentially costly...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Surviving to Thriving: 5 Tips for Healthy Houseplants
Caring for houseplants involves more than watering them. Even the most “unkillable” plants will benefit from extra care and attention. If your plants are surviving but not thriving, here are some tips to take your plant care to the next level: Aerate the Soil Aerating the soil is a simple way to help your plants get more from...
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