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Mews House With Fireplaces, Garden on Cobble Hill’s Verandah Place Asks $10,500 a Month

Verandah Place must be one of the most photographed little streets of Cobble Hill, and the 19th century brick homes that line it are a huge part of its charm, along with its position overlooking Cobble Hill Park. One of those little houses, No. 6, is up for rent, and while the total monthly nut is not exactly modest, it does include four floors of living space.

Not all of the houses on this scenic stretch in the Cobble Hill Historic District were built as stables; some were originally single-family homes, as is the case here. This particular pre-Civil War house belongs to journalist Cara Greenberg, who pens Brownstoner’s Insider column.


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In addition to the 19th century features, such as marble mantels and two wood-burning fireplaces, there are some nice design

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Rosie on the House: Tips for choosing a remodeling contractor | Home & Garden

Q: We are on a budget. Should I choose the contractor with the cheapest estimate?

A: If you are shopping for the cheapest price, there is nothing I can say to help you choose a good contractor. Anyone can finagle a bid to come in at the lowest price. This can be very costly to the homeowner. A lowest bidder may be low because he has left something out of the bid or he is new to the industry and underestimates the cost of doing business. He will need to add change orders to compensate for what he forgot on the estimate or he may run out of money before the job is complete.

Once you have found a contractor that you can trust based on the guidelines above, ask them for an estimate without telling them your budget. Calculating an accurate bid for a project takes lots of time.

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Home Garden Ideas: Learn to set up home gardens from Preity Zinta, Madhuri Dixit & others

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, many Bollywood stars motivated fans to indulge in developing healthy habits like reading and fitness. However, many were seen resorting to greenery by learning home gardening. From sharing tips to showing off their home gardens, celebs made an attempt to make their fans understand how easy it is to grow and nurture healthy veggies at home. Here we have assembled a list of all the actors from whom one can learn new home garden ideas:

Preity Zinta

Actor Preity Zinta keeps giving insights about home gardening on her Instagram page. In one of the videos shared by her, the actor revealed that she feels awesome to grow vegetables at her own house. In the clip, Preity is showing-off the capsicum plants that she has been nurturing over time. Thanking her mother, the Kal Ho Naa Ho actor said it was her mother who inspired and

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Inside Mollie King and Stuart Broad’s stunning home with spotless walk-in wardrobe and huge garden

MOLLIE King has given her followers a glimpse into her incredible home which she has been sharing with cricketer boyfriend Stuart Broad.

The photogenic couple got back together early last year after a brief separation and have been together ever since.

 Mollie King has revealed her incredible home transformation after months of renovation works at her plush South London flat

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Mollie King has revealed her incredible home transformation after months of renovation works at her plush South London flat

Mollie revealed on Instagram that she’s been renovating her South London flat during lockdown and couldn’t be happier with the results.

She said: “As you might’ve seen I’ve been doing up parts of my flat over the last few months.

“I finished my kitchen at the end of last year and this year remodelled my bathrooms.

“I’ve absolutely loved the process of doing it, even if it has meant spending every night falling asleep scrolling on Pinterest.”

Mollie joked she would lose sleep over the little things like grouting

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The best fire pits for 2020: Solo Stove, Tiki, Garden Treasures and more

Times are stressful but there are surprising things you can do to help you unplug and recharge. For example, you can take daily walks or relax before a crackling campfire. You don’t need to hike into the woods to enjoy this cozy orange glow. Neither do you need to build a permanent fire pit from heavy materials like stones or bricks. Instead get a fire pit that’s portable. These products are sold by lots of retailers, including Lowe’s, Amazon and Home Depot. Plus many fire pit manufacturers sell their wares directly.  

These transportable fireplaces range widely in price, size and weight. There are inexpensive $60 models and high-performance pits that’ll set you back as much as $350. You can even spend $1,500 or more on fancy propane-burning fire pits. 

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In the market for a fire pit? We’re taking a bunch of portable fire pits for a spin to find out

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Home is where the hearth is: Spruce up your fireplace | Home & Garden

As a Realtor, I can’t emphasize enough the value a fireplace in a home brings. Families love the idea of cozying up to a fireplace in the winter, hanging stockings during the holiday season, and showcasing their prized family photos atop the mantle.

Angie’s List summarizes it best: “Fireplaces have been the centerpiece of homes for centuries,” and while they come in many different shapes and sizes, the methodology has remained the same since the late 1700s: They offer a place for families to gather.

According to a study done by the National Association of Realtors conducted in 2013, “fireplaces are one of the most sought-after features, with 40% of buyers stating that they would pay extra for a home that had one.”

The National Center for Real Estate Research reports that each fireplace adds about 12% to the home’s selling price. The same study reports an astonishing 59.65% of

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Buying Guide: This snap on pasta strainer will be your new favorite kitchen gadget | Home & Garden

Regular colanders do their job just fine. They strain out water from pasta or remove extra sauce from stir fried dishes. But sometimes a better mousetrap comes along—and that’s where this snap on strainer from Kitchen Gizmo comes in.

This silicone colander from Kitchen Gizmo snaps on to most standard sized pots and pans so you can simply tip and pour out excess liquid into the sink. The compact design is perfect for working with limited counter space, and unlike traditional strainers, this silicone colander can be folded or rolled up for more compact storage.

When it comes to anything that’s touching your food, safety is the most important. This silicone pasta strainer is completely BPA-free, and the high-quality material will withstand heavy foods and hot temperatures. It’s also easy to clean since it’s dishwasher safe.

Amazon customers love this silicone clip-on colander from Kitchen Gizmo giving it an average

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White House Rose Garden is already in need of repair after Melania Trump’s renovation: report

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Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump speaks during the Republican National Convention filmed in the Rose Garden at the White House on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

On August 22, First Lady Melania Trump hosted a private party to celebrate the unveiling of the renovated White House Rose Garden. But now, according to CNN, the renovated Rose Garden is already in need of repairs.

CNN’s Kate Bennett reports that according to a source who is knowledgeable of the Rose Garden’s problems, it is suffering from “issues with water drainage” as well as “some minor complications with updated construction.”

Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere told CNN that in the Rose Garden, “The sod is being replaced at no cost to taxpayers.” And an official for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign told CNN that the campaign will be paying for the

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