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Dumfries’s Potomac Shores Recreational Complex Gains National Attention

Provided by Olde Red General Contracting Luxury homes and river views are certainly selling points at Potomac Shores, a transit-oriented, town center style development in Dumfries.  But it is the community’s 13,000 square-foot recreational complex that is making headlines. Most recently, the project was featured in Builder magazine and “Heavy Timber Structures: Creating Comfort in Public Spaces,” a book highlighting …

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Innovative Table Lamp

Provided by DRS and Associates Buster + Punch’s newest fixture is a Victorian night light for the 21st century. STONED is Massimo Minale’s latest release that expresses his obsession with trail-blazing technologies in LED lighting, incorporating resilient materials and fashion styling – while always creating a mood and ambiance reminiscent of simpler times. The modern yet innovative LED table light …

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Three Tips for Exterior Painting Success

By David Funk Spring is finally here, and like many folks, you may have some exterior painting projects that need to get done. If you’re planning a project like this, take a few minutes to consider some tips that will help you achieve a successful result. 1. Weather. Just because it’s sunny and warm doesn’t mean you’re ready to begin. Give your home ample …

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Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Provided by Ingleside at Home Ingleside at Home provides this checklist, which offers exterior, interior, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen safety recommendations. For more information, visit inglesideathome.org.

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Stage Your Home Before You Sell: Six Reasons Why You Should

Provided by All Things Writing, LLC Home staging may be something you’ve only experienced on The Home and Garden Channel, but it’s becoming more and more mainstream in the real estate field. Staging involves considering the layout of your furniture and décor and strategically arranging it in the most optimal manner. Staging sprinkles a little bit of magic into your …

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Colorful Caladiums Brighten Shade Gardens All Season

By Melinda Myers  Tuck them into the garden, pop some in a container or dress up a window box. Then water as needed, add a bit of fertilizer and wait for the color explosion. The showy heartshaped leaves of caladiums come in combinations of pink, red, white and green. These heat-loving plants provide beautiful color all season long. Best of all, no deadheading is needed. Caladiums can …

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Prepare Now for the Curb Appeal You Want This Spring

Provided by Marcia Goodman Real Estate It’s hard to think about spring temperatures with the blustery cold temperatures outside, but now is the time to start planning for a spring sale. Against the cliché’s advice, many homebuyers do judge a book by its cover, and your home’s exterior is the cover. Sellers must create an exterior that leaves buyers wanting …

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Classes Offered to Help Gardeners Learn About Native Plants

Provided by Prince William County   Native plants are the best plants that can be used locally to grow sustainable and ecologically valuable gardens. A set of classes offered by the Virginia Cooperative Extension, or VCE, will help people learn to garden using those plants that naturally help the environment. “A sustainable landscape is one that supports our wildlife, but …

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Style-Making, Luxury Design

Provided by DRS and Associates Newport Brass’s Victoria lavatory faucet and Chesterfield tub filler are definitely worth their weight in gold. Newport Brass designed these collections to work in concert with one another; giving homeowners and designers ample choices for their design schemes. Each of the collections are available in a stunning gold finish and despite their unique design, pair …

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Winter Staging Tips for a Quicker Home Sale

Provided by Marcia Goodman Real Estate When you have your home on the market, you’re looking for the fastest and most profitable sale possible. To ensure you get the outcome you’re looking for, it’s essential to incorporate staging. Professionally staged homes can sell for up to 10 percent more. And in the somewhat slower winter months, this can be especially …

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