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Wallternatives!

By: EYA Pugrant
August 18th, 2011

Stark white walls can sometimes make a home feel drab, but wallpapering and painting are often long and tedious processes. If you want large wall coverings, what wall alternatives, or "wallternatives," if you will, do we have that are easier to apply and also easier to change? After perusing through some recent design work, we noticed more and more designers using wall murals in their projects. Wall murals, while similar in ways to wallpaper, are easier to remove and change when a homeowner decides they want to redo a room. Also, they’re extremely customizable so they can fit in any room or design idea. You can easily adjust the size and shape of a pre-made mural, or even get a mural of one of your own photos or pieces of art. The website www.muralsyourway.com is an online mural site that has over 7500 wall mural images for you to choose from, and also allows you upload your own images to be printed as a wall-size mural. Another neat feature of this site is that it allows you to preview any of their wall mural images in a virtual room that you can drag furniture into to try and give you a feel of what the mural would look like in your townhome.

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Do As The Locals Do: Tips for Acquainting Yourself To A New Neighborhood

By: EYA Pugrant
August 15th, 2011

Whether you're moving across the country or just across town, becoming acquainted with a new neighborhood and an established community can be a daunting task. Every town has its small quirks, authentic dives, and community development excitements, but how can you, as a newcomer, get in on this news? We've got some ideas for you! Here are some tips for learning your new 'hood like a native in record time.

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Eye Opening: Tips and Tricks to Make a Small Space Feel Bigger

By: EYA Pugrant
August 11th, 2011

Living in a townhome or condo in the DC area certainly has its advantages - you're within walking distance of your favorite amenities, you live in a beautiful neighborhood, and it is often more affordable than living in a detached home. The one concession of living in a townhome, however, may be compromising on square footage. While many townhomes today are designed with open space floorplans and effective storage construction, using strategic design techniques can help make a smaller room seem spacious and airy. All homes have rooms that are limited by size, but keeping the following tips in mind can help open up your dark or small room.

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It's Here! Chocolate City Beer

By: EYA Pugrant
August 10th, 2011

After months of rumored whisperings and vague status updates from the owner’s themselves, Chocolate City Beer has finally announced the details surrounding their opening and launch party.

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Get In On It: The Best of City Living

By: EYA Pugrant
August 9th, 2011

Over 85 homes have been sold in this new townhome community in Brookland, located just steps from the Brookland Metro and other neighborhood destinations. Now you can see why Chancellor's Row is the hottest 'hood in Northeast DC in our new video!

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Maximizing Floor Space In Your Garage

By: EYA Pugrant
August 8th, 2011

When you live in a neighborhood within walking distance of most necessities and public transportation, you often think twice about using your car and wasting that gas money unnecessarily. As a result, your car often sits in the garage taking up floor space, making it difficult to store miscellaneous items and walk around your garage with ease.

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