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It’s getting chilly out there! If you’ve been thinking that your fireplace could use a facelift, there’s no time like the present. Here are a few suggestions on how to give your fireplace a makeover before the coldest days of the year set in, so you can enjoy the new look all winter long. 1. […]

Spring is often thought of as the best time for planting, but planting in the fall can offer some significant advantages for your plants. Below are some reasons why fall is the best time for planting perennials, trees, and shrubs. Perfect Planting WeatherThe cooler weather of fall is easier for plants and gardeners alike. The […]

As Ben Franklin once said: “In this world, nothing is certain but death and cleaning your gutters before winter to prevent ice dams”. With that, here are five fall home maintenance activities to start thinking about in the coming weeks. Check your chimneyMake sure everything is in order before the first fire of the season. […]

Over the past several years we’ve seen real estate prices climb higher and higher due to a limited supply and an increased demand, but a new factor is pushing prices up even further: the skyrocketing price of building materials. So, what’s behind these increased prices, and, more importantly, when can we expect some relief? We’re all painfully aware […]

Like the fabled “Victory Gardens” of WWII before them, urban and backyard vegetable gardens became a vital source of food and purpose for many people last year when world events threw supply chains into disarray. A year has passed, but interest in do-it-yourself food production has remained, and more and more DIYer’s are getting into […]

It’s a timeless and universal truth: moving is no fun. Ancient Polynesian seafarers, while nervously prepping outrigger canoes for uncharted trips across the South Pacific, probably groaned in frustration when they realized at the last minute that someone forgot to pack up all the fishing gear. Sure, locating to a new place can be an […]

For many of us, the past year has brought about a slew of unexpected changes. The pandemic didn’t slow rising home prices or increase the amount of available inventory in major metro areas, but what it did do was dispel the idea that all office workers must be tethered to a physical location. With remote […]

Let’s face it – it’s been a long winter, but brighter and warmer days are upon us. If you’re the type of person who likes to be prepared, it isn’t too early to gear up for lawn and garden season. Here are some tips to help you hit the ground running this spring: Test the […]

Even with 2020 in the rear-view mirror, it’s fair to assume we’ll still be spending a good amount of time at home in early 2021. Here’s a roundup of popular décor and design trends to keep in mind if you plan to redecorate this year, so you can nest with the best. Comfort and functionality2020 […]

When it comes to home remodeling, there are very few design decisions you can make that are sure to stand the test of time. While it can be tempting to opt for trendy renovations (open shelving anyone?), there’s no guarantee that they next buyer – or your future self – will share the same preference. […]

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