How to Make an Open Floor Plan Work for You

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Once a trend, open floor plans have become a staple of most modern homes. An open floor plan generally means the living room, kitchen, and dining room are combined into a large space or great room. Before taking a hammer to all interior walls, it’s important to know the structure of your home, as well Read More

4 Ways to Keep the Outside Activities Going

4 Ways to Keep the Outside Activities Going If you’re like a lot of people, that first nip in the air sends you running for the couch and the clicker, ready to start a binge-watching bonanza until the spring thaw signifies it’s safe to head outdoors again. But don’t relinquish your outdoor activities yet! The Read More

5 Tips to Care for Your Floors

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5 Tips to Care for Your Floors You may spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep your home tidy and up-to-date, but how often do you look down at your floors? Flooring is one of the biggest factors on overall feel of a space. It may be tempting to opt for cheaper Read More

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm

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4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm Homeowners are often looking for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea—a kind of wonder wood that checks all the boxes. Designers, contractors and consumers have all taken note, Read More

Odd Things to Run in the Dishwasher

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Odd Things to Run in the Dishwasher Move over, dinner plates! The dishwasher can actually be used to wash a myriad of strange items. Below is a good rundown. A quick bit of common sense: if suds-ing up something super greasy or grimy (like an old hubcap), don’t mix your eatery into the same load. Read More

Add Family Fun to Chores

Add Family Fun to Chores When school is in session and just getting out the door is an accomplishment, having go-to routines can help make ordinary activities more exciting for the entire family. However, if you encounter resistance to everyday household tasks, you may just need a simple revamp to make activities more entertaining and Read More

Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do

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Just Bought a Home? Here’s What Not to Do Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, putting you on the path to a smart financial future. There are certain traps you can fall into as a new homeowner, however, that can put your financial well-being at risk. Avoid doing the following too soon: Remodeling. Unless Read More

5 Tips for Deck Design

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5 Tips for Deck Design Timing can be everything, especially when it comes to planning an outdoor living space. By getting a jump-start on planning, you can afford yourself time to complete the process with maximum creativity and minimal stress. Try these expert tips and tricks of the trade to help make your dream deck Read More

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top Read More

10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer

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10 Ways to Save on Utility Bills This Summer Now that the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s time to start thinking about ways to save on utility bills and energy costs before you’re shocked by your first big bill this summer. Luckily, there are many steps you can take to prepare your home Read More