4 Ways to Cozy Up Your Kitchen for Fall

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The season has changed, and so follows your home decor. Decorating for the chillier fall months means incorporating warm and inviting colors and textures into your home’s interior design, specifically in the kitchen. Try these four tips to create a cozier kitchen for fall. Weave in dark textiles Fall means decorating with gorgeously textured throws, pillows and table linens. Introduce your … Read More

How to Throw the Perfect Pumpkin-Carving Party

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Nothing says Halloween like carved pumpkins, festive treats and fun costumes. Try these tips for throwing the perfect pumpkin-carving party with all your friends. 1. Create a casual atmosphere Head out to the backyard, set up a few long folding tables with tablecloths and let the fall atmosphere be your decor. Play some music to get the party started. 2. … Read More

Getting Your Home Ready for Trick-or-Treaters

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As we settle into fall, many of us start looking forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday adults can enjoy as much as kids. But, homeowners do have one serious obligation on this fun night: If you expect trick-or-treaters, you must make sure the path to your door is a safe one. Take no trips Inevitably, some giddy ghosts and ghouls … Read More

11 Fall Maintenance Tasks to Do This Weekend

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By Shannon Ireland The scent of pumpkin spice has begun to fill the air, sweaters are moving toward the front of the closet, and leaves are changing from their summer green to the vibrant hues of fall. But before you cozy up with a fleece blanket and a cup of tea, take the time to tackle a few home maintenance … Read More

8 Minimalist Homes That Are Big on Style (Not on Stuff)

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Stunning. Sleek. Neat. Feast your eyes on eight simple, yet sophisticated homes so serene, they might just have you decluttering in no time. Open and airy – up, down and around Photo by PLUSH Image Corporation . High ceilings and a palette of neutral colors make this living room feel open and luminous. From the Mid-Century Modern couch to the … Read More

7 Retro Trends Making a Comeback

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Each year, fashion leaves a strong impression on the design industry and its offerings for the season. For 2020, the vibe includes handmade organic details paired with the sparkle of the ’70s disco club and the velvety softness of the ’80s. But beyond the nostalgic hints that those artistic impressions carry, what lies ahead for interiors? How will we change … Read More

How to Reduce Traffic Noise in Your Backyard

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Excessive noise levels are unpleasant, to say the least, especially in your backyard. Your outside space should be a peaceful oasis where you and your family can unwind and enjoy the outdoors. However, whether it’s traffic noise, construction, lawn mowers, or neighborhood kids playing in the street, bothersome sounds can find their way into your home.  As well as being … Read More

When Do I Need a Building Permit for Home Improvements?

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When it’s time to remodel or make improvements to your home, you may wonder when you need a building permit. How do you determine which remodels and renovations require permits? Most contractors will know ahead of time, but it’s good for homeowners to have a general understanding for future renovations. Why Do I Need a Building Permit? For many projects, … Read More

3 Simple DIY Driveway Ideas

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A DIY driveway can be an easy want to add parking or improve the look of your home. Here are three relatively simple options. 1. Carve out a parking pad The easiest, most affordable way to get an extra parking space is to clear out some grass and throw down mulch. It works fine, looks good and can be done … Read More

A DIY Guide to Concrete Pavers for Driveways

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Beyond the variety of styles, colors, textures and shapes available, pavers – often called paving stones – have distinct advantages over other driveway surfaces. Why choose concrete pavers for your driveway? Among other benefits, a concrete paver driveway delivers the following. Strength, durability and longevity: Sheet concrete and asphalt look good, but they really aren’t as strong and durable as … Read More