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Patios, Pergolas, and Gazebos. Oh, My!

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to forget about finally fixing your backyard. It’s typical to think of this part of a home last since, well, nobody sees it except for you and your guests. But having a backyard that is welcoming and functions as the perfect gathering spot when the weather is just right isn’t just important for hosting parties, it also gives you the perfect escape from the rest of the world. It’s your own little utopia of nature and solitude. But what, oh, what are you to do with...

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Reno Recommendations: Budgeting

Homeownership comes with many a perk – as well as many a headache. Sometimes the two go hand in hand. Home renovations, for example. The two are so entangled it’s virtually impossible to separate them. You get the joy of molding your personal space to work better for you while increasing the value of your home, but it comes at a price; usually a very high price. There’s nothing more migraine inducing than budgeting. Add all the other decisions and dilemmas that come with renovation and it’s a pain in the neck just thinking about it. But it doesn’t...

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Pain-tless Upgrades For Your Rooms

You’ve got a room that’s a little meh. Drab. Just doesn’t “spark joy”. But you can’t discard a room like you would a blouse or golf clubs. You can turn it into something fresh and new without using any paint. That’s right. You heard it here first! Well… you heard it hear. Whether you have plans of selling soon or you just need to spark some dang Joy in a particular room, these are a few updates you can use to breathe life into an old, worn out space. Hanging Shelves Depending on the type of room you have...

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Pantone’s Living Coral Comes Alive In The Home

Every year for the past little-over-fifty years, Pantone has been releasing their color of the year. The color is meant to capture the energy and flow of the year ahead, and is seen a lot in design and marketing. With over fifty years – and counting – the range of colors has been wide. 2018 was Ultra Violet, the year before that Greenery, and we’ve seen colors all the way from pale yellow Mimosa to a mauve-ish Marsala, or Blue Iris. For 2019, though, we’ve landed at Living Coral. Living Coral is the epitome of joy and vitality of...

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Biophilia: Best Indoor Plants For Your Home

There’s just something about nature that soothes the soul. What’s more glorious than waiting out traffic by taking a hike before hitting the road home from work? That’s a really specific remedy. Impossible if you live in the plains. But you get the idea. However, regardless of where you live, it can be difficult to find time to get to nature in the first place. The solution? Biophilia. The practice of housing nature within your home. Plenty of people, though, shy away from taking care of plants due to their lack of a green thumb. But don’t let that...

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