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Brace Your Abode for the Bite of Winter

Also known as cruel and unusual punishment. Blah. I’m so glad I’m not alone on that one. Even though I have (barely) survived nearly 30 very brutal Minnesota winters throughout my life, I still haven’t been able to decide what’s the worst thing about winter, other than it is just absolutely horrific. I can’t stand the snow, the ice, the cold… or the heat …

Easy Moving – Tips & Tricks

From purging household items to packing your belongings, moving an entire household isn’t a simple process. Fortunately, with the help of these smart moving tips and tricks, it’s about to get a wee bit easier. Here are 21 oh-so-easy moving tips and tricks that anyone can use when moving to a new home. Best of luck and happy moving! • Find free moving boxes …

Understanding Your Lease

It’s time to sign the lease and there is one less thing to worry about with your impending move – right on! If you don’t understand something in your lease at the time of signing, ask questions. Ask lots of them. This is a binding contract, guys. Your Name and Birthdate Not all leases will have your birthdate on it, but if it does, …

How to Live In the Lap of Luxury – Affordably

“Luxury is a state of mind.” – L’Wren Scott In the interior design world, the word “luxury” might conjure up images of oceanside living, sprawling mansions, private swimming pools, and marble-laden everything. And you would be right! If you have the budget for it, any fantasy home can become reality. But if you can’t afford every bell and whistle, there are still many ways …

What Does It Mean to Design Green?

Have you ever wondered what your home’s furnishings are made of? Furniture as well as bedding, carpeting, flooring and textiles can all contain toxic materials that may contribute to health problems including obesity, endocrine disruption, cancer, and mental health issues. Such toxins are not just harmful to our health, of course. They pollute our planet just as much. As an interior designer, this understanding …

A Space Designed for Well-Being – Applying the P...

Biophilia: “Love of life or living systems,” and the positive human response toward nature. Imagine entering a room to the sight of vivid flowers and the scent of green herbs. You hear the happy melody of songbirds, feel the warmth of a crackling fire, and are soothed by the sound of flowing water. Whether it is indoors or outdoors, having such a sanctuary creates …

Affordable Winter Home Improvement Projects

  Winter is a great time to do a little work on your house. The exercise can keep you from freezing your tootsies off, for starters. Maybe you’re having Uncle Mark and Aunt Lori over for Christmas nog and want to impress. Home improvement is also more affordable in the winter months as the off-season reduces the costs of materials and labor.  If anything …

DIY Home Improvements

“If the women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.” -Red Green The great Canadian television personality Red Green certainly doesn’t mean to alienate anyone when he utters his famous catch phrase. He’d agree that everyone should be handy, even if they’re a lady or blessed with handsomeness. So the next time you plan on moping around the house, why …

Keep Raccoons Away!

You can’t blame the raccoon for his antics. He sees your property, with its delicious vegetable garden and trash cans, and his mind starts racing. But you would rather not deliver an all-you-can-eat buffet to the bandit-masked imp, so you want to take measures to discourage his visits. Do these things and the raccoon may just decide to maraud your neighbor’s homestead instead.   …

21 Easy Moving Tips & Tricks

  From purging household items to packing your belongings, moving an entire household isn’t a simple process. Fortunately, with the help of these smart moving tips and tricks, it’s about to get a wee bit easier. Here are 21 oh-so-easy moving tips and tricks that anyone can use when moving to a new home. Best of luck and happy moving! Find free moving boxes …

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