Placing a shed in your backyard can increase property value, and more importantly, give you more space to store, or hide, your extra belongings. They can be valuable for housing old bikes, toys, gardening tools, lawnmowers, and a host of other outdoor supplies. These items would otherwise clutter the garage or be found clumped together behind your house.
For this reason, many people buy Amish built sheds from Amish shed builders. These sheds can either be pre-made or come as shed kits that you can put together. Depending on the size of the shed, Amish shed builders can transport all the pieces to your house and erect the shed onsite. The materials used to build the shed can vary from wood, which Continue Reading →
WIth an estimated 70 million Americans aging 65 or older by 2030, senior assisted living is part of a booming industry not projected to fizzle out any time soon. A recession proof industry, senior housing is sure to have no shortage of residents in the foreseeable future.
With only about 16,100 nursing homes and senior assisted living facilities across the US, this number is projected to explode exponentially by 2040. To facilitate the aging population, senior housing and retirement communities are slated for boom times, especially in southern states such as Florida.
Senior assisted living are different from retirement communities in that they offer residents a much more struc Continue Reading →
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned,” Maya Angelou, the American poet, once wrote. Being able to have a home we feel comfortable in, that provides a safe space for us and our family members, is something many of us hold close to our hearts.
Have you been looking into the possibility of custom built homes? There are many advantages inherent with building a home to your specifications, rather than having to fit your needs around an existing home. It’s easier, for example, to plan out a safe place that older parents can eventually move into when one has the ability to build a semi-separate living space within the home, complete with kitchenette and outside door.
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More Americans are purchasing luxury homes and beach homes — and a startling number of them are choosing homes on Virginia Beach. The popular travel destination promises plenty of sunshine and relaxation for a temporary getaway — and quality educational programs attract parents who may want to prolong their stay. Here are some ideas for a budget-friendly, guilt-free vacation that might teach the kids a thing or two while you’re at it.
Hit The Boardwalk
Virginia beach homes are located minutes away from the nation-famous boardwalk, and a trip down to the shore does not necessarily have to break the bank. Many walk, jog, or ride their bicycles along the boardwalk. If you do not want to Continue Reading →
You found the spouse of your dreams. Now it is time to plan the couples special day. With the high cost of weddings, it can be pretty daunting. If you are overwhelmed or even if you want to have help in the organizing of your special day consider working with a wedding planner. Wedding planner packages can give you peace of mind as you try to plan a special day for you, your family and your new family.
Nearly $72 billion dollars are spent on weddings each year in the United States on average. A wedding planner can add to your expenses, but they can help you with a variety of issues. A wedding planner will traditionally meet with the bride and groom to figure out their needs. They can be instrumental in helping you find the right photographer and DJ. If you are looking at the best destination wedding p Continue Reading →
Last summer, USA Today ran a story detailing how the number of weddings had fallen in America based on a few different factors — the economy, first and foremost. But there was light at the end of the tunnel, too. Couples were still cohabiting without actually tying the knot, but experts predicted that Millennials, or young people in the 18-34 age range, were headed for their own marriages licenses before too long. All it took was a boost to the economy.
It seems that might be happening now. And given the industry’s latest trend of destination weddings, marriage has become a large source of impending joy for millions of couples across the country.
What is a destination wedding, exactly? Think of it as an opportunity to couple the actual nuptial ceremony with the honeymoon celebration afterward. Lo Continue Reading →
Did you know that America’s pet population outweighs its human one? It’s no wonder that 62% of the population has a pet of some kind, considering all the benefits there are to owning one (or more). Studies have shown that having a pet can lower your blood pressure, stress, and cholesterol, amongst many other things.
Yet, many Americans can’t have pets because their apartment buildings don’t allow them. Thankfully for pet owners there are pet friendly apartments all over the place. The trouble is finding these downtown apartments for rent. Here are a few tips to help you find such living spaces!
Check For Leads Everywhere.
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Attending weekly church services is an important part of a routine for many families. According to Gallup, 68 percent of Americans claim that they attend church services at least occasionally. For those churches it is important that the members of the congregation always have clean and comfortable church pews to sit on. If you run a local parish, check out local church restoration to ensure your members always have a pleasant experience.
Churches were not commonly furnished with permanent pews before the Protestant Reformation. Pew rental emerged as a source of controversy in the 1840s and 1850s, especially in the Church of England, and many Anglo-Catholic parishes were founded at this time as “Free Churches” characterized by their lack of pew rentals. The rise of the sermon, as a central act in Christ Continue Reading →
Apartment living is a style unto itself. Though some may claim that renting a loft or even a townhome is merely a stepping stone on the way to owning a house, for many people that just isn’t the case, and apartment life is a conscious, deliberate, and wonderful choice. There are currently over 38.7 million apartments being rented in the United States — in Virginia alone, almost 30% of housing units are rented. That’s far too large a number for people to just be in a holding pattern.
For people who want to be at the heart of the action, downtown apartments for rent are the perfect solution. Actually owning a piece of real estate in Continue Reading →
Getting better sleep is not a Rubik’s cube, as much as it might be puzzling you into the late hours of the evening. Most experts agree that better sleep is irrevocably tied to better rest — and it’s that second part that’s important to living a healthier, more productive life. But how does anyone settle down into a pre-sleep routine with so much going on at work (and with the possibility that someone’s liked your newest photo on Facebook)?
The answer, as it turns out, resides entirely in your willingness to shutdown your mind before you even think about crawling into your sheets. In order to do that, studies find, you’ll first have to turn off y Continue Reading →