Hiring an Architect for Home Renovations… What Should You Look For?

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If you’re considering remodeling or renovating your home, you need to hire the right people to assist you. When choosing an architect for home improvement projects, who do you hire? Is it enough to choose an architect with 20 plus years of experience? Or, should they simply have all licenses and insurance to perform the project you want to hire them for? Before you take the plunge and choose who you’ll hire for renovations, consider some of these important tips to finding the best architect out there.
Budget and Timeline Matter 

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Where to Donate Clothes in Orlando

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Donating clothes can benefit both, you and the others. You by clearing out space in your wardrobe, others by giving them free clothing. Even though the poverty rate is diminishing each year all around the world, there are still a lot of people in need of basic supplies, one of them being clothes. If you are living in Orlando, here is a list of places where you can do the good deed and donate your clothes.

Goodwill Donation Xpress (500 East Michigan St.

This is a junk removal company, but you can also donate your clothes there. It is a veteran-owned company, and they offer a friendly experience of giving your clothes away. Goodwill Donation Express is open 7 days a week from 8 A.M to 8 P.M

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Tenants Laws in Orlando – A Few Facts You Need to Know

Leasing property in Orlando requires basic knowledge about the laws that cover rental properties and tenant-landlord relationships. Real estate lease contracts are governed by the Florida Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, which contains the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants that enter these agreements. Read on to get started with the basic tenant laws in Orlando that you need to know.

Reasonable Conditions and Code Compliance

It the responsibility of a landlord to furnish a unit that is safe and meets housing code requirements. The landlord is required by law to rent habitable units with furnishings and appliances in working condition. If the landlord fails to take care of important repairs, such as those involving heating, plumbing, or power-related concerns, the tenant is allowed by law to withhold the rent until the needed repairs are done. Tenants also have the right of peaceful possession which is the right to possess and use the rented property free from any interference by the landlord. This means that the landlord cannot enter the rented unit of the tenants without prior permission.

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Clever ways to improve space efficiency in your kitchen

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We spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing delicious meals, so it’s important that we organize it efficiently. Each component must be carefully planned – from layout to cooking appliances. Here are a few handy tips to help you use every inch in your kitchen.

Use your walls

If you’re short of a workspace, it pays to make good use of the walls. Free up the cardboard by hooking everything that has a handle. Install a pegboard, rods, and shelves to take utensils from the countertops to the walls. When you move dishes and small appliances from the counter, you’ll have enough space to keep everything where you want to see it.

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Plants You Want in Your Orlando Backyard

We all are aware of Florida being called the “Sunshine” state and it’s definitely for a good reason. With it’s subtropical/tropical climate and an annual average of 230 days of sunshine, growing plants can sometimes be tricky. However, you can have a beautiful garden with the right plants that fit the climate with many of the options being native to the region.

In the Orlando area, you will typically find better soil than the coastal cities as it will have less sand which gives it an advantage for planting. Also, Orlando gets plenty of rain with its daily quick pop-up storms that give this region another perk for planting gardens. However, there can be periods of little to no rain, so finding plants that can withstand drought is an important factor to consider as well.

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