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Maintenance & Decor

Fix Loose Wall Receptacles By Using Electrical Outlet Spacers

Got loose wall outlets? Or… if you’re remodeling a room, chances are you’re going to need electrical outlet spacers on your receptacles. They take just a minute to install right over your existing electrical wiring. The result is a smooth, professional finish on the wall and no more loose outlets! Here’s how to do it yourself!

Before & After Photos Of My DIY Laundry Room Makeover With Lots Of Added Storage Space And Organization Cubbies

One of our first to-do projects in our new house was to create a happy laundry room. Yes, a laundry room which inspires one to want to “happily” do laundry. My new laundry room is 5×9.5 feet, has a great washer/dryer configuration, lots of storage for household cleaning items, a place to hang freshly laundered clothes, a big table area to fold clothes, and some music! See before & after photos + the details of how we tackled this DIY laundry room makeover.


Outdoors & Landscaping


Derek Jeter’s Tampa Mansion: Home Run or Foul Ball?

Derek Jeter tampa home / Derek Jeter house tampaQuestion: What home has a total area of 32,700 square footage, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, two 3-car garages, boat docks for 5 boats, and is the hottest tourist attraction in Tampa? Answer: It’s the house that Derek Jeter built. The certificate of occupancy for Jeter’s second Tampa home — located at Bahama Circle and Baffin Avenue — was granted in January 2011. The eclectic, English manor style home on the waterfront in Davis Islands, Florida is the largest home in Hillsborough County. Jeter also has a 4,493 sq. ft. $1M residence in nearby north Tampa in Avila Golf & Country Club.

For The Record… Jeter’s 5,425 square foot Trump World Tower penthouse sold for $15.5M in 2012. The penthouse was originally purchased in 2001 by Derek Jeter for $12.6M. At the time, it was double the size of the other penthouses in the building.

The retired Yankees shortstop is living large — to say the least.  

How The Derek Jeter Mansion Was Built

Charleston Style Homes Exude Southern Luxury

The Grove at Cooper’s Point offers very luxurious Charleston-style homes in the outskirts of Atlanta in the eclectic Smyrna/Vinings area. These homes offer some of the finest materials and craftsmanship in the area in a great location.


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