Cary Garcia's Blog

Posted on 05/22/2022
Is an Open Concept Home Right for You?
Open concept homes, also called open floor plans, have been a mainstay of home design for decades. There are many reasons this style of architecture is so popular, yet there are also some downsides. If you’re considering an open concept home, here are the major pros and cons to consider: Open Concept Pros Better Flow - With a...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Kitchen wall colors to consider for your home
Kitchen wall colors ebb and flow in popularity, just like many other aspects of interior design. Even for homeowners not following style trends, a change of paint color can be refreshing and inspiring. But where to begin? If you’re stuck trying to pick a wall paint color, the latest and greatest in interior design trends can help. Here...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
A Beginner's Guide to Rustic Design
Rustic design is frequently mixed with other interior design styles, but is an entire style on its own as well. While it might be easy to point out the rustic parts of other designs, narrowing down what “rustic” truly means can be difficult. Here we will go over the key elements of rustic design so you have a...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
3 Simple ways to streamline your living room
The living room is a central component of any home, but it can quickly become too busy Streamlining it can not only make it more attractive; it can make it more functional too. Try these three tips to both define the space and highlight its best features. Curb the collections Whether you collect books, vases, candles, etc., artful...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Solomon's Seal & More: Shade-Loving Plants to Consider for Your Garden
A shaded yard or garden space might seem like a challenge. However, there are many plants like Solomon's seal that prefer partial to full shade. If you're searching for plants to fill your shaded garden, here are some suggestions to consider: Solomon's Seal Solomon's seal plants have long, arching vines with rows of hanging flowers resembling tiny lanterns....
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Doors: How to Build a Barn-Style Accent Door
This may sound counterintuitive, but some of the most eye-catching barn-style accent doors rank among the easiest DIY home improvement projects. And a few insider tips might help push the project along. For example, people who do not work in the construction trades rarely realize that many 10-inch wide boards run closer to 9.25 inches. That insider tip...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Variance: Quick Tips on When and How to Apply
Government bodies develop zoning regulations to enhance the peaceful enjoyment of every member of a community’s property. These regulations are part of a larger land-use plan that separates commercial, retail and residential areas. Few would disagree that zoning rules prove beneficial in the overall scheme of things. But by that same token, they also represent an encumbrance on...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
How to Decorate a Small Room: Design Ideas to Try
There’s no reason you need to feel limited by a small room. While it might seem that less space means less opportunity for creativity, there are still plenty of design tricks you can use to make the room feel bigger while expressing your personal style. Here we’ve put together some tips for decorating your small space so that...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
How to Use Room Dividers in an Open Floor Plan
The secret to decorating an open floor plan is to create smaller spaces within a large space. While this sounds like something only a contractor could help you with, there are plenty of construction-free ways you can define areas of an open layout. Here are some ideas for breaking up a large open floor plan space into more...
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Posted on 03/20/2022
Matching Tile & Grout Color: How to Make the Best Choice
If your next remodel involves adding tile, you’ll need to choose grout to go with it. While it might seem like an insignificant detail, grout color can make an enormous difference in the look and overall style of the space. Some grout and tile combinations have become popular trends in the last few years. However, it’s important to...
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Posted on 03/13/2022
The Best Houseplants to Give as Gifts
Live plants make excellent gifts for occasions like housewarming, birthdays and more. Luckily there are many plants that are extremely forgiving, easy to care for and make exceptional gifts regardless of the skill level. Here are some suggestions if you want to gift a live plant. Christmas Cactus The Christmas cactus gets its name from its blooming season...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
Need Free Moving Boxes? Here's Where to Start
Cardboard moving boxes are everywhere. However, when you’re moving, you may feel you never have enough. While major retailers sell moving boxes, the price can add up quickly. If you’re moving a sizable amount of items or just want to recycle a few unused boxes, free moving boxes are the way to go. Luckily, there are many ways...
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