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Phil Lazas
Owner
Phil Lazas Contracting, LLC
Bethesda, MD
www.phillazas.com
Dec 11, 2019
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4 Home Winterizing Tasks to Complete
Your home is likely one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime. Getting your home ready for winter is imperative to ensure that you are protecting your investment for years to come. Be sure to complete …
RIS Media
How Much of Your Bathroom Should You Tile?
Where should you put the tiles in your bathroom? All over? Just around the shower? On a sloping ceiling? Amid the array of choices …
Houzz
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Dressing Up Your Walls with Wallpaper
Schumacher Argentite is just one among 38 feathered offerings composed of actual, hand-gathered feathers, hand-applied to these …
Old House
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What You Should Know About Rainwater Management Solutions
Rainwater management has long been considered a benefit to the environment. Known as a green infrastructure, rainfall management can …
Today's Home Owner
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25 Projects to Get Done Before the Holidays
The holidays are all about family, friends, fun, and creating fond memories to last a lifetime. Don't let stress or worry about …
Bob Vila
Why You Should Consider a House’s Orientation
If you're in the market for a new home, you should consider potential heating and cooling costs. Most people know that the types …
RIS Media
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Choose the Best Closet Lighting for Any Space, According to Experts
If you open your closet doors to find an environment that feels like an interrogation room or a black hole — well, you can do better …
Good Housekeeping
Where to Hang Open Shelves in the Kitchen
Open shelving in the kitchen is a bit of a love-it-or-leave-it idea, and whether it's practical or not comes largely down to …
Houzz
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This Is Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year
It's not only the last month of the year, but the 2010s are coming to a close. And we're about to start a fresh decade with a new …
Apartment Therapy
Beyond Poinsettias: The Best Winter Houseplants
Winter is a long season of brown lawns, bare trees, and frost-covered shrubs, which is precisely why it's the perfect time to …
Bob Vila
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How to Prevent and Fix Frozen Pipes
Depending on where you live in the country, frigid winter weather may put your home's pipes in danger of freezing. Unless properly …
RIS Media
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"It's an adjustable mortgage. If interest rates go up, your payment increases. If interest rates go down, your payment increases."
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Trivia
Who was the first real interior designer?
See the answer below.
5 Reasons Why Your House Is So Cold
Imagine this: You feel a chill and set the thermostat to stay nice and toasty. You then curl up on the couch …
Today's Home Owner
What Year Was It?
Pocahontas Marries John Rolfe
What Year
Pocahontas, daughter of the chief of the Powhatan Indian confederacy, marries English tobacco planter John Rolfe in Jamestown, Virginia.
The day was Dec 11. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us."
Winston Churchill
Trivia Answer
Who was the first real interior designer?
Answer: Dorothy Draper, who was commissioned to decorate all thirty-seven floors of the Hampshire House hotel in 1937 Manhattan
 
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