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Home Structure

Give Your Home a Fall Makeover

Now that September is upon us, the days will be getting shorter and the temperatures will begin to drop. Kids are heading back to school and adults are exhausting their remaining vacation days before the weather grows brisk.

Exterior Home

Five Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

We’ve all taken a drive through a charming neighborhood only to be greeted by the sight of a rundown house. Maybe the front yard hadn’t seen a lawn mower in months, the fixtures were outdated and the paint was weathered or an unfortunate color.

Home Decor

Five Tips to Make a Small Room Seem More Spacious

No matter how beautiful your home is, there may be one room you dread going into because of its small size. At a house we lived in years ago, the back bedroom was so tiny we ended up transforming it into an office.

Home Furniture

Three Quick Tips to Spruce up a Drab Living Room

Summer is right around the corner, but for many home owners, their drab living room is still in the clutches of winter. If you like to entertain, as I do, you want to welcome your guests into a home that is vibrant and full of character.

Home Entertainment

Tasty Summer Chocolate Drinks

With the dog days of summer in full swing, there is nothing better than cooling off with a refreshing drink! With so many summer beverage choices, like iced tea, lemonade and sparkling waters, why not opt for a drink that has a bit of chocolate in it?

Home Lighting

Home Lighting Options

You can instantly update your home by changing out or installing new home lighting. Lighting is key with regards to establishing a welcoming and inviting home atmosphere. Although, there are some lighting fixtures that can cost an arm or a leg, there are many other affordable home lighting home options that can make the impact you want without breaking the bank.

Cleaning

Tips On Cleaning Out Your Vanities and Medicine Cabinets

Are certain nooks and crannies in your home being neglected? Is stuff just piling up everywhere in your house? Personally, I took a look around my house one weekend and could not believe the amount of clutter there was around and that was just in the visible areas!

Decks-Patios-Porches

All About Decks

With the nice warmer weather approaching, many homeowners are evaluating their outdoor space. Many opt to plant a small garden, improve their overall landscaping and some even opt to extend their home by adding on a deck.

Home Renovation

Big Ways to Save on Home Renovations

Is the idea of a complete home transformation lurking in the back of your mind? Are you constantly looking around in each and every room to see what updates or changes you can make? If so, there are ways which you can save big money on home renovations.

Home Structure

Looking Towards Spring

Even though we are still in the month of February, many of us are looking towards Spring and all its beauty! Believe it or not, there are a few easy tasks that you can do to prepare your home and outdoors before the weather breaks into the next season.

Kitchen and Dining

How to Get Your House Super Bowl Ready

Hut, hut, hike! That’s right, with the Super Bowl right around the corner, many people enjoy getting together to watch the annual Super Bowl game.

Home Decor

Post Holiday Clean Up while Prepping for the 2012 Holiday Season

As you start to put away your holiday decorations, it is the ideal time to assess what you already have and what you may need for the next holiday season.

General Home Decor

Holiday Home Décor Ideas

Tweet Make your house look holiday ready with just a few simple ideas, which can be done in a day! We all want our house to look welcoming, festive and

General Home Decor

Preparing Your Home for Holiday Visitors

Tweet The holiday season is right around the corner and with the onset of holiday season comes many visits from family and friends. Follow these few tips on how to

Garden Plants

Growing Your Own Herb Garden

Tweet One day when my daughter brought home a basil plant she grew for me for Mother’s Day, only then did I start to think that I could grow my

Garden Plants

DIY – Planting Trees

Tweet No need to hire a landscaper to truly transform your yard, why not try it yourself? Trees make your yard look its best and accent the rest of your

Renovation Designs

Popular Home Additions

Tweet There are many reasons why a couple or a family may decide to stay in their home. It may be a home that they wish to keep in the

Garden Maintenance

All About Grubs

Tweet A few years ago while I was watering our new sod in the front yard, I kept noticing certain areas of our lawn turning brown. At first I was

Decks-Patios-Porches

How to Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space

Tweet Extend your home outdoors – your outdoor living space should just feel as if it were an extension of your home. Be sure to furnish it as if it

Closet Systems

How to Seasonally Switch Over Your Closet

Tweet If you have a smaller space to store clothes usually then the task isn’t too overwhelming. But in the end, it really doesn’t matter if your storage space is