Home Improvement

Nov. 26, 2023

Feng Shui — Bringing Peace and Prosperity Home


The wisdom of the past informs design in the present. For more than 6,000 years, the Chinese have been practicing the principles of feng shui, a tradition that seeks to bring together opposing forces in the world to create harmony and balance in homes. "Feng shui" translated into ...

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Nov. 22, 2023

What's Up With Sculleries?


What is a scullery, you may ask?

A scullery is a second small kitchen used for prep work and storage. All the mess and cleaning associated with meal prep takes place there, out of sight of the main kitchen. In Victorian times, English manor houses employed kitchen servants to ...

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Nov. 16, 2023

Welcome Home To Fancy Garage Doors


While a home’s decorative front doors attract most of the attention, garage doors are often ignored. Available in a variety of materials, finishes and colors similar to those of front doors, garage doors are coming into their own as an important design element. Along with front doors, garage doors ...

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Nov. 14, 2023

Open Kitchen Shelf Design: Time For A Switch


Open shelving is as popular as ever given, its versatility and ability to adapt, to any kitchen style. Open shelving offers easy access to frequently used kitchen items. They also provide a place for displaying decorative items such as baskets, plates, and cookbooks that add a pop of personality ...

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Nov. 10, 2023

SFR, fix-and-flip sectors are in a ‘bit of a malaise’



October 17, 2023, 4:10 pm By 

The single-family rental (SFR) sector and its close cousin, the fix-and-flip market, are now essentially treading water in an environment of high interest rates, approaching 8%; high home prices; and a dearth of home-purchase inventory.

Still, even in this ...

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Sept. 25, 2023

Redesigning Your Permanent Home Office


For years, people have set up their home offices in any spare, empty corner of their homes. It might be in a basement, in a guest room or in a corner of a living room. But as remote work continues to trend upward, people will need to shift to ...

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Aug. 24, 2023

The Advantages of Retro Home Design


Reusing furniture, repurposing flooring and adopting sustainable materials and lighting that consume less energy, protect natural resources and lower emissions from the manufacture and delivery of new products is desirable. Natural materials like wood, rattan, clay and stone add warmth and lightness to home decor.

Wondering how to ...

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Aug. 21, 2023

Expensive Mistakes To Avoid in Your Bathroom Remodel


Are you thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire someone to complete the work for you, it can be wise to educate yourself about the most common mistakes so you can make an effort to avoid potential long-term headaches.

Here are some ...

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Aug. 17, 2023

Best Way To Store and Display Books


Book lovers understand the need for sufficient storage space for their favorite books. You want a place to celebrate the knowledge within and access what you need when you need it. But books take up a lot of space and are more likely to accumulate than dissipate. The best ...

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July 4, 2023

Pergolas, Gazebos and Canopies


The centerpiece of your backyard? Your pergola, which supports lights, shades your guests from the sun and adds visual appeal to your seating area. And now that outdoor heaters are easy to obtain and use, your backyard can be a great spot to entertain all year-round.

Do you long ...

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