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Living Timeless Home Design When decorating and designing, homeowners often strive for a home that may incorporate vintage and modern elements but remains timeless at its core. Fortunately, certain design principles and elements have stood the test the time and can help you curate the home you desire. Here is your guide to understanding how you can design a home that […]
Homeowners Technology in Your Home Every year there are more products that come out to automate your home. There are many reasons to add technology and to automate your home including safety, security, efficiency and convenience. Here are some reasons and products that are must have for your home.   For Safety There are many products that will help keep […]
Homeowners 2021 Paint Color Trends Each new year brings a fresh perspective on the latest design trends, home décor, and popular colors for homeowners to incorporate in their homes. This year has greatly impacted the way we depend on the places we live.   This shift in responsibilities has changed homeowners’ needs, which are reflected in the upcoming year’s most […]
Living Preparing for the School Year at Home Image source: Shutterstock   For those whose children will be taking classes online or participating in remote learning this school year, keeping the following tips in mind will help create an at-home learning environment that prioritizes health and learning, while being able to adjust to this year’s unknowns. A home cannot fully replace all that […]
Homeowners Your Guide to Going Solar Image Source: Canva For homeowners looking to reduce their home’s carbon footprint, increase its sustainability, and add value to their property, going solar is an obvious choice. Understanding how solar works and how to maximize its benefits are key first steps in your journey to becoming a solar energy-producing household. How does solar work? The […]
Living Setting Up Your Home Gym Image Source: Canva   As the stay-at-home hours add up, setting up a home gym is not only physically beneficial, but can bring some added mental wellness to the new normal many of us find ourselves in. In comparison to a gym membership, even with the up-front investment of purchasing equipment, an at-home gym can […]
Living SUPPORT LOCAL: WAYS TO BOOST OUR COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19 Now more than ever, our local community needs our love and support. Whether you’re able to donate time, money or other resources, we’ve rounded up a few comprehensive local guides to help you get involved and give back. Donate to Coronavirus Causes This list compiled by The Seattle Times is extensive — covering everything from […]
Living Designing Your Home Office Image Source: Canva Working from home is an aspiration for many of us, but to do so effectively takes effort. A disorganized space at home can be just as troublesome as a hectic office. The most disciplined telecommuters will tell you that you need a structured routine and organization in order to be successful. Having […]
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Living Refresh Your Bathroom into a Spa   Image Source: Canva With some creative thinking and a few do-it-yourself projects, you too can transform an everyday bathroom into a spa-like experience: High-end shower head There are a plethora of shower head options available today that can make even a simple shower space feel like a luxuriating experience. Heated towel rack Once out […]
Living Home Security for the Holidays Image Source: Canva The holiday season can bring joy and peace, but it can also bring package thieves and burglary. Stay safe this winter by taking a few precautions with your home security. From old-school security tricks to new digital home monitoring tools, there are many options when it comes to keeping our homes safe […]
Living Remodel for the Most Resale Value Image Source: karamysh on Shutterstock   What’s the best remodeling project for your home? The answer, in part, depends on where you live. Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report.  For the purposes of this blog, we […]
Living 10 Tips to Minimize Stress When Selling Your Home When I was growing up, my family must have moved a dozen times. After the first few moves, we had it down to a science: timed out, scheduled, down to the last box. Despite our best efforts, plans would change, move-out and move-in days would shift, and the experience would stress the entire family out. […]
Homeowners You’ve Moved into Your New Home. Now What? Congratulations on your new home! You made it through the arduous process that is buying a new home. Now it’s time to take on the task of moving in. You did your research about the neighborhood and you feel like you know the home like the back of your hand. However, there are some things […]
Living Building Character – Balancing a Home’s Personality and Amenities It’s sometimes said that the limitations of a house are what help make it a home. For many, however, it is a point of pride to accept only the finest in their new residence. How can you find the balance between cultivating a lived-in home with personality and quirks versus a house with cutting-edge amenities […]
Living Open Your Home With the Right Tone and a Welcome Mat Right before the guests ring the doorbell or give the front door an old-fashioned knock, they step on your welcome mat. This mat serves two purposes: catching debris and adding style. Here are some ideas for how to give this entry detail a refresh.   Welcome Mat 1: Caela McKeever, original photo on Houzz Say Hello […]
Living Tips for Moving Into a Smaller Home as a Senior By Michael Longsdon For many seniors, there comes a time when the expense and upkeep of a big home no longer seem realistic. All of your kids have moved out, and suddenly, your multi-bedroom house feels excessively large and empty. Plus, it may be difficult to keep up with mortgage payments if you’re expecting a […]