Creative Uses for That Spare Room

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If you have an extra room in your house odds you likely use it as a spare room. If you love hosting guests then it probably comes in handy. However, if you don’t host very many get-togethers then this room goes unused a vast majority of the time. Maybe you just bought a new house and the idea of an … Read More

Put Down Your Phone and Reconnect with Your Life

put down your phone

Picture this: You get to work at 7:55 AM. By 8:10 AM you’re settled in and starting to work on your tasks for the day. You wonder if anyone has left any messages for you on Facebook from the day before. You reach for your phone but it’s not there. In a rush to leave for work on time you … Read More

6 Easy Ways to Manage Winter Home Maintenance

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Winter is no longer coming–it’s here! If you didn’t manage to prepare your house for this sometimes challenging season, don’t worry. There are still ways to make sure your home not only survives through winter’s icy blasts, but thrives. Here’s a list of winter home maintenance tasks you can easily take care of to make sure your house won’t need … Read More

Hottest 2018 Home Decor Trends

2018 home decor trends

The holidays are upon us and 2018 is right around the corner. Everyone is hustling and bustling to get everything done. Sometimes we all just need to stop, sit, and relax for awhile. What better place to do that than in your own home? Leaders in interior design are catching on to what everyone is craving, some peace and quiet. … Read More

Six Mental Health Benefits of a Clean House

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Keeping a tidy house can be overwhelming if there is too much to declutter, organize or clean. However, it can produce a sense of accomplishment, happiness, serenity, and clarity. After all, our bodies are organized systems designed to self-clean. “It wouldn’t be surprising, then, if the reason we crave symmetry and cleanliness in our homes is to mirror the organization … Read More

Set up Your Bedroom to Get the Best Sleep

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A good night’s sleep brings tons of benefits, including optimum mental function and better overall health. One of the best things about moving into a new home is a fresh start on design. As we’ve previously discussed, the kitchen may be the most important room in the house as a social sphere. But your bedroom is the most important place … Read More

2018 Kitchen Trends to Start Thinking About Now

2018 kitchen trends

Major innovations change the way we use and build kitchens. As many embrace space-saving designs, others look for functionality. Quartz and marble countertops, white walls and hardwood (or faux-hardwood) floors remain classic kitchen staples. Yet the daring and bold create the trends. Here’s what 2018 kitchen trends you can start thinking about we wind down 2017.   Thinking Big Kitchens … Read More

Keep Your House Safe While You Travel This Winter

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Even though crime rates in the U.S. have been dropping since the 1990s, in 2015, the most recent year we have numbers from the FBI, there were 1,579,527 burglaries. That’s a house, apartment, or condominium burglarized every 15 seconds. This number proves that all of us should take whatever precautions possible to prevent property theft, especially those who travel for … Read More

Introduce Children to Cooking with One-Pot Kid-Friendly Meals

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We would all probably enjoy a little more help in the kitchen. Involve the kids in cooking, and you’ll gain more than just an assistant. Children will learn about cooking and appreciate the hard work you do. They are more likely to eat something if they get a say in how it is made. So these one-pot, kid-friendly meals leave room … Read More

8 Must-Have Family Games For Your Basement Media Room

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What’s a better way to foster family camaraderie than playing games together? A game room can become the heart of your home, where you create memories that you and your kids will cherish for life. Whether the kids play on their own, or multiple generations gather, you’ll find plenty of ways to have fun. Of course, you will probably think … Read More