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10 Ways to Create a Backyard Getaway

Try these ideas to turn your backyard into a relaxing outdoor oasis. 1. Dress Up Your Deck Make your deck a destination by defining different activity zones within the space. Multiple levels carve out spaces for dining and relaxing on this deck. A pergola covered with luxurious vines and an abundance of plants in containers…

Get Organized: Take a 10-Day Simplification Challenge

Organizational expert Emily Ley helps us get a jump-start on our New Year’s clear-outs. Originally posted on Houzz by Becky Harris on January 4, 2018 Emily Ley has twin toddlers and a 6-year-old, runs a business that employs five people, writes books and creates the popular organizer line Simplified Planner. To make it all work and…

2018 Kitchen Trend: Blue and Green Cabinets

Originally posted on RealtyTimes, written by Jaymi Naciri on January 7, 2018 Feeling blue? You’re about to. Blue is one of the hottest colors for 2018 when it comes to one very important space: The kitchen. And that goes for green, too. Yes, after many years of all-white everything, expect to see some deeper, moodier shades…

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

Protect your home from harsh winter weather and get a jump-start on your top projects for the year. Originally posted on Houzz by Laura Gaskill on December 31, 2017 January may be cold and dark, but it can also be a time for bold beginnings. Make the most of your month by clearing space in your…

Top Organizing Tips for Closets

Planning: Clean Up and Clear Out

Get your closets in order using our favorite closet organization ideas. Learn how to adapt strategies and plans to work for your home’s closets and see what savvy tricks can help keep closets clutter-free. Originally posted on Better Homes & Gardens Planning: Clean Up and Clear Out Plan a closet makeover by measuring your current closet to determine…

How To Create Year-Round Home Curb Appeal

How To Create Year-Round Home Curb Appeal

Originally posted on RealtyTimes by Andrea Davis | Dec 13, 2017 Exceptional curb appeal will add to the enjoyment and value of your property and home. Maintaining your curb appeal throughout each season may pose its challenges, but with these tips, you can ensure that your home and landscaping will look their very best throughout…

How to Refresh Your Kitchen on Any Budget

With the right ingredients you can make this key room more stylish and functional, whether you spend $100 or $10,000 By Laura Gaskill. Originally posted on Houzz, November 2, 2017. Maybe you’re dreaming of a full kitchen remodel someday (but that day is a long way off), or perhaps you like your current kitchen but…

Accent Wall Ideas

Maximize a Focal Point Feature

Sure, a room can look stylish and elegant without an accent wall. But once you add a concentrated splash of color and pattern, you’ll take the design to a bold new level. Originally posted on Better Homes & Gardens by Sarah Egge and Hannah Bruneman Wallpapered Accent Wall An accent wall is a portion of a…

How to Keep Your Kitchen’s Stainless Steel Spotless

Consider these 6 cleaning tips for maintaining your stainless steel appliances and surfaces. Originally posted on Houzz by Leslie Reichert on August 3, 2017 Stainless steel is a beautiful finish, but to keep it looking its best, especially if you have a family of little ones, can be a big job. Here are a few quick…