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Five modern bathroom design ideas

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Would you say your overall design style is sleek and chic? Do you enjoy the true architecture of a space with its linear simplicity rather than an overly adorned and accessorized space? If you'd like to translate your modern vision into your Master Bath here are a few design ideas to help get you started. 1. Cabinetry - When it comes time to selecting the design of your cabinetry lean toward clean, crisp and streamlined furniture. To create a lighter and...

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Create an outdoor space that ‘wows’

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale (BPT) - Whether you own a cozy cottage or mega mansion, as a homeowner, you likely embrace the outdoor living trend. But when you look at your deck or patio, does it leave something to be desired? By taking a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach, you can affordably create outdoor spaces that enhance the style and functionality of your home, plus add to the overall value of the property. Here are a few of the leading trends that the DIY homeowner can use...

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DIY ways to get the season’s hottest looks

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Do-over your denim Shorts are a fashionable warm weather staple - and a great way to show off your tan. Make a personalized pair by repurposing old jeans - just trim them at your desired length for a cool, casual pair of cutoffs. Or, embrace the bright color trend by transforming colored khakis or denim into capri pants or Bermuda shorts. Add a bit of pop to your jeans by adding fabric panels at the sides - open the side seams...

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How baby boomers can keep eyes healthy with their ‘internal sunglasses’

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Independence and aging well is something we all hope for as we grow older, but things like healthy vision are often taken for granted until they are lost or impaired. Baby boomers - those born between 1946 and 1964, represent a rapidly aging population unprecedented in the history of this country. Unfortunately, this group is susceptible to a host of vision risks.    Most people are familiar with UV or ultra-violet light and many wear sunglasses and sunscreen to protect their eyes...

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Embrace color trends in style this fall

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale If you're warming up to the idea of a new look in your home, but aren't sure how to use color to create a good mood, consider using a fall or pre-holiday redecoration to get ready for next year. Erika Woelfel, director of color at Behr Paints shares the Color Trends: Seaside harmony - What says "summer" better than a trip to the beach? While winter's lower temperatures mean you probably won't want to get sand between your toes or dip...

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How to know if your child could benefit from a tutor

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale For many parents, slipping grades and missed assignments can be sure signs that their child is in need of help academically. And whether your child needs assistance to get up to speed with the rest of the class or is looking for help to get ahead on their SAT's, there are a variety of tutoring options available. Keep the lines of communication open with your child's school, recommends Amanda Bates, an English teacher and coordinator of the Advancement Via Individual Determination...

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Mold woes? Manage moisture through better ventilation

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that mold can cause reactions that range from mild (stuffy nose, itchy eyes or skin irritation) to severe (fever, shortness of breath and chronic lung ailments). In extreme cases, the mold can even infect a person's lungs. Studies have also suggested a link between mold exposure and the development of asthma in young children, the CDC notes. Mold and moisture So what causes mold to take root in your home? In a word: moisture. Mold...

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Motivational Quote of the day by Morihei Ueshiba

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale Create each day anew. -Morihei Ueshiba

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Want to get paid to go to the gym? Become a personal trainer

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale One upside to the burgeoning obesity epidemic is that it's fueling the growth of jobs in the fitness industry. Whether you're one of those people in need of a personal trainer or you're looking for work in a dismal job market, the bureau of labor statistics reports "employment of fitness trainers and instructors is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations." According to Jeff Rosga, director of education at Life Time Academy,...

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Simple steps to perfect slow-cooker meals

Fairfax County Real Estate – Northern Virginia Homes for Sale "This isn't your mother's slow cooker," says Ginny Bean, publisher and founder of Ginny's catalog and Ginnys.com. "Beyond coming in bright colors and stunning designs, many of today's models are programmable, with digital timers that start automatically, and a self-adjust feature that switches the temperature to 'keep warm' at the end of cooking." While replacing your 20-year-old slow cooker with a newer model may be a logical place to start, Bean offers these additional tips for preparing perfect slow-cooker meals. * Plan...

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