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Landscaping design trends

Landscaping has always been called the slowest of the performing arts. After all, you can’t hurry the growth of anything no matter how much fertilizer you apply, and making a garden isn’t like buying a new throw rug but rather stitching a few glimmering threads of your own into nature’s rich tapestry. And yet tastes do change in gardening, as …

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Building a more playful home

Americans work harder now than ever, with many delaying retirement or starting second careers, so they want their homes to be a refuge and a place to unwind.  That’s why the newest trend in home building isn’t so much about children these days it’s all about building a more playful home.   Working hard is great and having a strong …

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Protected from the Elements with James Hardie

Choosing a 100% HARDIE™ builder should relieve your list of home siding stressors. You can relax knowing that we use high-performance James Hardie® siding and trim that are engineered with the weather in mind. No matter where you live—from the mountains to the prairies, from the desert to the sea—when you opt for a 100% HARDIE home, you’re getting a …

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Choosing the right energy efficient windows

Gone are the days when a homeowner’s interest in windows was limited to whether they could find stylish window treatments. Today, energy-conscious homeowners want to minimize the costs of heating and cooling their homes, and selecting the right windows is a crucial step. So how far should you go when choosing energy-efficient windows? The key is knowing what window upgrades …

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Are you getting ready to build?

Here’s some tips on how to plan for the home building process. 1. Setting goals is important. Creating a new home for yourself is all about setting goals and taking the steps to achieve those goals. You’ll want to establish the answers to a whole host of questions so that you can set these goals. Goal setting requires satisfying both left- and …

Sonos

Simply put – Sonos is amazing and worth every penny.  However, it’s not that expensive and it’s so easy to set up and control with your phone or iPad on a free app!  Check out this awesome video. When and if you decide to build your new home don’t forget about Sonos.  The video shows desk top speakers but you …

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The Front door

When walking up to a home one of the first things you notice is the front door.  That is unless the landscaping is so out of this world that you spend ten minutes admiring it.  With that being said you will eventually make it to the front door.  From that visual you instantly form an opinion on the home, the …

Outdoor living

It’s that time again.  The winter was long but not too bad but, warm weather is here and it’s time to do some outdoor living.  If you’re like me the back yard is where I would rather be when the temps warm up.  Grilling, gardening, the tricking sound of the pond and relaxing by the fireplace in the evening is …

Tips for your new home or remodel

I’m going through a kitchen and living room remodel right now and in doing so I have discovered a few tips that I want to pass along. The beautiful thing about these tips as that they can apply to a remodel or building a new house because if these “tips” were done in the first place I wouldn’t have to …

We love our stuff … !

We all love our stuff and want to surround ourselves with all my glorious keepsake treasures as often as possible.  I buy things because I love them and they’re always a reminder of a special day or event — from folksy vintage tins and battered picture frames to pretty glass bottles and old postcards.  I don’t always know where every piece will …