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    "The house absolutely glows with a new-found beauty. Tom is a genius in his ability to coordinate the work done to my home. In between many raindrops, he managed to get the painting done in a few days and have Mike, the roofer, and his crew tear off and replace the shingles and wood in two days time. And even though I'm on the west side, Tom was able to catch me before I left for work around 8:00 a.m. Your company has really boosted the resale value of my house. I plan to engage you again for interior work in the coming years. Thank you for a job well done!"

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  • 3 Upgrades For Under $75 In Your Backyard

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    Looking to upgrade your backyard but don't want to spend a fortune on flowers, plants and landscaping? Take a look at some of these tips that will not only improve the look of your yard, but will also save you money:

    1. Plant a Table Centerpiece

    Top your patio table with a dish garden of easy-care succulents for a centerpiece that can bake in the sun.
    Easy Success Succulent Garden kit, including three hardy varieties in an 11-inch copper dish, about $60;windandweather.com

    2. Something for the Birds

    Install a birdbath or bird feeder for a wildlife-friendly yard. Make it a focal point in your garden, visible from your patio. Birds will swoop in for a dip, then stay to feed on pests. Similar to shown: Garden Treasures cast birdbath, about $60;lowes.com

    3. Organize Your Garden Tools

    Turn a vintage terra-cotta cornice into a rack for organizing garden tools. The cornice's deep ledge doubles as a shelf, and a weathered wood scrap secured to its base holds the hooks. See How to Make a Cornice Garden Tool Holder for step-by-step instructions. Similar to shown: Terra-cotta decorative stone, about $45;historichouseparts.com. Forged-iron cut-nail Colonial hooks, about $5 each; houseofantiquehardware.com

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