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The Home Builders Association of Utah is the advocate for the housing industry to the Utah State Legislature and the other state regulatory agencies including the Division of Professional and Occupational Licensing and Utah State Codes Commission.

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The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

Watering the lawn can be a bit of a guessing game.  Under watering leads to brown spots and poor coverage that eventually fill in with weeds, while over watering, or daily watering, flush nutrients from the soil, increases thatch growth, and promotes a short root system.  Both extremes stress the lawn, making it more suitable […]

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A few of my favorite plants

A few of my favorite plants

There is a growing interest among homeowners in selecting plants that perform well in our unique climate.  Choosing plants can be an overwhelming process so I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites. The plants described below look great all season long with very little water, fertilizer, or pruning. They complement each other, bloom […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Making Every Drop Count

Rainwater Harvesting: Making Every Drop Count

Evidence of rain water harvesting has been found in ancient texts, inscriptions, and archaeological remains dating back thousands of years.  In Utah, the most familiar harvesting systems are reservoirs, and wildlife guzzlers that collect and store water from snow and rain. While harvesting rain water is not a new practice, it is one that is […]

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The Ultimate Bathroom Trends for 2018

The Ultimate Bathroom Trends for 2018

Every now and then, renovation becomes necessary. If you truly love your house and aspire to spend the rest of your days in it, you’ll need to reconcile your need to keep your nest exactly as you’ve imagined with some upgrades here and there. Your house needs to keep up with the times and nothing […]

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5 Handy Tips for Improving Your Home In 2018

5 Handy Tips for Improving Your Home In 2018

A house always needs some sort of improvement. Whether it’s a new lighting fixture or a completely new roof, you can always find an area that could use a bit of a fix-up. If you’ve wanted to take some time to make your home a better place for living, you have an entire year to […]

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2018 Luxury Backyard Design Trends to Consider this Spring

2018 Luxury Backyard Design Trends to Consider this Spring

Contrary to the popular belief, the gorgeousness of your backyard space and that luxurious feel don’t necessarily have to depend on the space itself and/or a hefty budget. Much can be accomplished with just a little thoughtful planning and this time around we’re giving you a few helpful tips to rely on in approaching your […]

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6 Ways to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Comfortable Oasis

6 Ways to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Comfortable Oasis

Backyards are high-maintenance – there’s a whole lot of work to be done after you’ve got one. It is essential that you approach this as a DIY project, both in financial and personal terms (arranging the entire space will give it a personal touch). If you’ve decided that your outdoor space needs upgrading, here are […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving into Your First Apartment

The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving into Your First Apartment

Many people are eager to jump into homeownership and take that big step into adulthood. Having a place to call your own or at least one that feels like it seems like a dream come true, but things can easily go south. Namely, this first expense can turn out to be a total joyride or […]

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A Guide to Creating a Backyard Soccer Field from Scratch

A Guide to Creating a Backyard Soccer Field from Scratch

There is no stopping the upsurge of soccer: Even in countries like the US it is quickly gaining popularity and winning over armies of new fans. As a result, backyard soccer fields are becoming more and more common. Yes, space is a big concern, but there are many shapes and sizes a soccer field can […]

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Neat Design Ideas for Stunning Compact Bathrooms

Neat Design Ideas for Stunning Compact Bathrooms

A small bathroom does not have to be claustrophobic, neglected and cluttered. The ingenuity of bathroom design knows no limitations and where there is a will, there is also a way. So, you better be prepared to plan ahead of time and get your creative juices flowing. Consider how the room will be used and […]

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