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Exterior Remodeling

Choosing historical paint colors can be a trip back in time to discover what the colors of the past actually looked like. The somber and muted tones which appear when layers of paint -- altered by time, sunlight and weather -- are scraped away from old surfaces isn't a fair example of what...

Allergy Relief: 10 Tips to Breathe Easy at Home
This year's allergy season? Nothing to sneeze at. More Americans than ever are finding themselves suffering from seasonal allergies, or are finding that their allergy symptoms get worse each year. Around the world, the intensity...
Deck and Patio Planning and Building

When the weather turns pleasantly warm, most of us jump at the chance to open the windows, replace our door and window screens and let fresh air provide soothing, natural ventilation to our stale winterized homes.  But storm doors can be clunky and partially obstruct your view, and sliding...

High Quality Bedding: Egyptian Cotton, Bamboo, or Silk?

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the key foundations of health and wellbeing.  If you’ve resolved to take better care of yourself and improve your quality of life, you’d be wise to upgrade your quality of sleep.

One way to get better rest is by investing in high-quality, organic ...

Siding, Columns and Trim

The front porch of some houses cry out for columns, ­­whether they haven¹t had them before (but needed them), or whether the original columns are in disrepair and need replacing. Either way, there is a happy medium between building columns from scratch yourself and having a contractor build...

Fireplace Mantels:  Add Vintage Charm with Salvaged Surrounds

Looking to add vintage charm to a home that has none?  You can transform the feel of an entire room with one simple project.  Just add a salvaged antique fireplace mantel or surround to the room, and it'll become the decorative focal point.

This is a great solution for those who rent a house...