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The AmeriFirst Home Buyer Learning Center

How To Keep Your Water Heater Out of Sight and Beautify Your Space

Posted by Guest on Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Every home needs a water heater. But since it is not one of the prettiest appliances around, you will probably want to conceal it so it’s not a constant eye sore every time you walk into your laundry room. 

Having convenient access to hot water is a big deal. You just can’t toss your water heater because it looks ugly, though you could invest a little more to get a tankless one that is much more attractive that the huge water heaters with tanks. But if you are on a budget, it may be a good idea to spend the extra cash covering it up so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. 

So, how do you cover up a water heater?

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Topics: homeowner information, housing design

5 Decor and Design Tips for Small Spaces

Posted by Dan Moyle on Fri, Mar 17, 2017

When decorating a small space, it's important to use every inch wisely. From furniture to paint, we've got tips and tricks to help you get big results in a small room. Here's how.

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Topics: housing design, home decor

Room-by-Room Flooring Guide for Style & Practicality

Posted by Guest on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

When it comes to decorating your home, flooring is a defining feature in every room. Don't let dated, dingy flooring cramp your style. When it comes to selecting new flooring, here are some of the best options for your most important rooms.

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Topics: first time home owner, housing design

An Insight Into the Next Generation of HVAC Devices

Posted by Guest on Wed, Aug 24, 2016

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

Before taking a look at the next generation of HVAC devices, we should probably fist make sure we understand what this acronym means. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. All those functions are now often performed by a single unit in your home or office, which sends warm, cool or dehumidified air though a system of tubes, i.e. ducts, to all the rooms in your home, or all offices in a building.

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Topics: PowerSaver, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

How to Combine Traditional and Contemporary Furniture

Posted by Guest on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

This is an article submitted by a guest author. Not all views expressed are those of AmeriFirst Home Mortgage or its employees. 

The choice of furniture in your home reflects your character and style, but also determines the ambiance a home will have. Whether you opt for modern or traditional pieces, it’s important you get those that will provide your family with comfort and will also create a beautiful home. However, sometimes you can have the best of both worlds, and combine the chic traditional with trendy contemporary pieces to achieve the great balance in every room of the house.

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Topics: first time home owner, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

How to Create a More Private Backyard

Posted by Guest on Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Are your neighbors a little too close for comfort? Do you live next to a busy street? If you feel too exposed in your backyard, you don’t have to move to get the privacy you crave. Here are a few affordable and practical ways to create a secluded space in your first home where you and your family can kick back in comfort.

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Topics: AmeriFirst guest blog, seasonal, housing design

Decoration Ideas to Improve Your Living Room

Posted by Guest on Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Every room in your home is important and each bears its own significance. For example, your storage room and your basement are places you visit a few times a week, while your living room is where the family gathers every day. Furthermore, you receive your guests in your living room, making it a somewhat less official audience hall. So, in order to make it as unique as possible, you might want to reach out to some of the latest, most daring living room design ideas. Here are some of them.

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Topics: first time home owner, first time home buyer, AmeriFirst guest blog, housing design

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