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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 came...

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...

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 ...

Deck and Patio Repair

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...

American Flag Etiquette and Rules

According to the United States Flag Code: "No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America."  There are standards to follow when flying the American flag.

As you prepare to bring out the stars and stripes, here are a few rules and etiquette to help ensure the honor...

Bathroom Lighting: Choosing the Best for Your Home

Bathroom lighting is moving from pure function to stylish design for some very good reason. While most bathrooms start off with a typical fluorescent light bar over the sink and a conventional dome light overheard, these types of lights never quite do the best job. 

Fluorescent lighting...