Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / by Ashley Yates
Welcome to your new forest retreat!
Front of home
This cozy cabin will be your favorite weekend getaway or vacation home! You will love the escape it offers, being on 0.80 private acres in the Ocala National Forest. This home offers a nice, shaded yard with an amazing waterfront view of Lake Tomahawk. The large deck will provide you with those picture-perfect views and a comfy place to relax. Are you passionate about wildlife? The deck is a great place to bird watch!
Once inside of the home, you are greeted with lots of natural light from the sliders leading out to the deck, which illuminate the charming rustic walls and features. There is plenty of room to enjoy supper with a formal dining space and large kitchen. Enjoy the views of nature and the lake from the main living area of the home, which features a desirable open floor plan!
Living and dining space
Open floor plan
The master bed ...
Thursday, May 28, 2020 / by Ashley Yates
If you are looking for a remodeled mini-farm (with a pool!) for sale in Ocala, look no further. This picture-perfect 4 bedroom home has everything you need and more!
Situated in the Southwest corridor of Ocala, the property provides proximity to the best shopping, restaurants, and entertainment Ocala has to offer. Less than 10 miles away is the grand, brand-new World Equestrian Center which will be opening in January of 2021. Enjoy hassle-free travel with I-75 being less than 5 miles away.
New World Equestrian Center
The location is perfect! If you are a beach lover, you will love the short two hour drive to Daytona Beach or Clearwater Beach. If those aren't your taste, central Florida has numerous springs to visit - Juniper Springs, Alexander Springs, and Silver Glen Springs are all around an hour away, and Rainbow Springs is just a 30 minute drive. For the avid outdoor lovers, there are many parks, trails, and Wildlife Management areas ...
Friday, May 22, 2020 / by Ashley Yates
Choosing the wrong type of paint finish could mean a do-over that costs twice as much.
By: Pat Curry
There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine - and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be.
Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss, each with its own practical and decorative job to do.
Here’s how to choose the right paint sheen for your painting job.
The most durable and easiest to clean of all paint sheens, high-gloss paint is hard, ultra-shiny, and light-reflecting. Think appliance-paint tough.
High gloss is a good choice for area that sticky fingers touch -- cabinets, trim, and doors. High-gloss, however, is too much shine for interior walls. And like a Spandex dress, high gloss shows every bump and roll, so don’t skimp on prep work.
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Friday, May 8, 2020 / by Ashley Yates
Learn how to clean 7 tough stains off your walls — and ensure a lasting paint job.
By: Pat Curry
You can't wait to cover up that nasty beige on your walls, but as you take a close look at all the areas you're gonna have to prep you see a lot of grime, gunk, and stuff that looks too stubborn for your standard vinegar wash.
Any cleaning rookie can wipe off dust and cobwebs. But it takes a cleaning pro to scour grease stains, watermarks, and kids’ crayon and ink wall art.
Kitchen Grease on Walls
Grease is an occupational hazard of cooking. If only it wouldn't ind it's way onto your walls and cabinets, trapping all kinds of gunk. Yuck!
Good news. Any decent dish soap can remove grease stains on walls.
For small stains, mix: 1/4 teaspoon of soap in a cup of warm water, and wipe. Rinse with clean water, and blot until dry. Clean stubborn grease stains with solution of 1/3 cup of white household vinegar with 2/3 cup of water.
Dirt and Grime ...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / by Ashley Yates
One that seems to skip everyone’s mind? The vacuum cleaner.
By: Amy Howell Hirt
No matter how hard you try, it's easy to overlook some spots when you spring clean — because you're blind to what you see and use every day in your own home.
So before you say you're done with your spring cleaning, check to see if you missed any of these tasks:
#1 Clean and Inspect Your Vacuum
A clogged and dirty vacuum can undo any cleaning you've done the minute you switch it on. Blame it on that stinky odor that only vacuums seem to emit.
Best to clean it first:
Change the bag and wipe down the bag's holder or empty and thoroughly wash the bagless container with a soapy damp rag.
Wipe down the entire vacuum.
Pull debris from the vacuum's brushes and wipe out the underside as much as you can.
Change the filter.
Inspect the hose for holes.
This goes for your wet/dry vacuum, and handheld one, too, if you have them.