Is Your Garden Really Green? Creating an Eco-Friendly Landscape Design

May 17, 2013

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You may have the greenest lawn on the block, but is your garden really “green,” meaning ecologically friendly? Often the answer is a resounding “NO.” Just the fact that you have a lawn at all can be an indicator that your landscape is not as green as it could be. Lawns generally need more water [...]

Designing with Your Teen: Bedroom Décor

May 3, 2013

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It’s time to put away the beloved character comforters and sheets – your little girl or boy is no longer a child. The switch from cartoon characters to a more mature bedroom décor can be a smooth experience for both parent and child. When tweens enter the full-fledged teen years they yearn for independence. They [...]

Creating Curb Appeal: 6 Ways to Improve Your Home’s First Impression

April 26, 2013

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You’ve probably heard the old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” That’s true in life, and it’s true in real estate. If you’re in the process of selling your home, take a moment to walk across the street and look at your home with a critical eye. What are [...]

Adding Art Deco Style to Your Living Room

April 5, 2013

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Made popular in the 1920s and 1930s, the elegance and glamour of art deco design can be resurrected in your home today. Art deco swept the interior design world in Europe and the United States beginning in the mid-1920s. Signature elements of the design include distinct geometric shapes, shine and a bold reflection of world culture [...]

Designing a DIY Water Feature

March 22, 2013

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Water features come in all shapes and sizes, from tabletop fountains to the powerful, towering jets at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. Obviously, the construction of large water features is best left to the professionals, but for smaller projects, it’s possible to design a DIY water feature in a single afternoon. This article will outline [...]

Eco-friendly Kitchen Floors

March 15, 2013

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Get into the groove of sustainable living through eco-friendly kitchen floors. With the growing numbers of sustainable products, going green is definitely here to stay! And there’s no better way to start your eco-friendly lifestyle than at the heart of your home, the kitchen. Making green choices can seem overwhelming, especially with the growing options [...]

Your Garden is an Outdoor Room

March 1, 2013

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Unless you’re a natural green thumb, you probably feel a bit daunted by what to do with your backyard. If you’ve moved into a new housing development, chances are you have a patch of lawn, a tree or two, and a few shrubs. If you just purchased an older home with an established garden, you [...]

Kitchen Redecorating on a Budget

February 8, 2013

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Although many claim that they’re willing to undertake minimal cosmetic fixes, the typical homebuyer wants a home that is move-in ready. Two rooms in particular are important to them: the bathroom and the kitchen. Outdated, worn and unattractive kitchens and bathrooms drag down the value of the home and may make it harder to sell. [...]

Is Your Front Door Welcoming?

February 1, 2013

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Creating indoor/outdoor transitions that welcome and complement your home can add to your home’s curb appeal and value. People often think only about the value of their house and what’s going on inside, but your front door is the first impression your visitors get of your home. Make it a good one. Entries That Welcome [...]

Upgrade Your Home: 5 Projects to Tackle in 2013

January 28, 2013

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The start of a new year provides many with the motivation they need to start or resume home improvement projects. These upgrades accomplish several things. They can make your home a safer place, increase its value, help it be more energy efficient, and make it more pleasant, both inside and out. If you are looking [...]