Big Luxury on a Small Budget

You don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy a little luxury. With some smart choices and a bit of imagination, you can live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Here are some strategies to maximize the luxuriousness of your home and life while minimizing the amount of money you spend. Focus on quality, […]

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April 24, 2017

Don’t Enter Remodeling Hell

What is remodeling hell?   Could you be heading there and not even know it? Whether you’re remodeling to sell or renovating to make your place your dream home, there are two faces to the enemy of your plans: time scope creep and budget scope creep. Both of these can put you into remodeling hell!  Either […]

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April 9, 2017

Are You Ready for a Fixer Upper?

Maybe you have dreams of buying a new home but aren’t sure you can swing it financially. Perhaps you have visions of turning an otherwise shabby home into something from your dreams. Or maybe you’ve found a house that’s in the perfect neighborhood and is the perfect size but needs a little love. There are […]

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Unwrap Relaxation at Your Home

Planning an adult only holiday party in your home can be a wonderful way to de-stress this holiday season. We all know that this time of year is full of joy, but also filled with crowded malls, whiny children, and overspending. Taking a few hours to socialize with adult friends can be a great way […]

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December 18, 2016

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Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades

What are Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades going to look like?  A recent display at the Saloni design fair in Milan, Italy, featured parts of Concept Kitchen 2025, a collaboration between IKEA, the IDEO design firm and Swedish design students. Their exhibit showcases concepts from tables that double as computers and cooktops to food storage appliances that […]

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November 19, 2016

Holiday Decoration Safety

Holiday Decoration Safety Each year, fire departments across the country respond to home and structure fires caused by holiday decorations. In a study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011 showed an annual average of 230 structure fires that began with lights and decorations on Christmas trees and another 150 fires caused by […]

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November 1, 2016

Dress Up Your Home with a Costume Party

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to make plans for throwing the best costume party in your home. A costume party can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like. With creative costume ideas and good food, you have everything you need for a great evening with friends. The key […]

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October 2, 2016

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Staging Your Home With Gray

Home staging is not something new.   What is new is what works with current home buyers.   Many of today’s home buyers have a more sophisticated sense of taste and that means that the favorite neutrals for the past decade, may give way to more sophisticated gray-based neutrals. Isn’t gray just black and white mixed? Well, […]

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October 1, 2016

Decorating Your New Home

You just purchased your home, and now you want to decorate your home to reflect your personality.  Well don’t think that you have to purchase everything retail.  There are some great resources you can use to find small details to make your house a home. Flea Markets are another interesting place to find some decorator […]

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September 26, 2016