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

Home Building Trends for 2017 and Beyond

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You’re building a new home. Congratulations! Now comes the fun part — choosing all of the options. It can be hard to know where to start. You want to adopt the latest styles and features, but also protect your investment. The decorating and building trends below are not only hot but sure to last a while.   Voice-Activated Home Assistants … Read More