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Why You Should Design with Natural Stone

Why You Should Design with Natural Stone

Advancement in manufacturing and technology gives people building a home over 15 types of exterior siding to choose from. You also have more than ten choices for interior flooring, walls, counter-tops, and backyard patios. Homeowners should consider several factors when building these parts of a home ranging from a material’s resilience over time to how…

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By Kendra, 09/29/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Welcome the arrival of autumn with these fall decoration trends! Here are some tips on how to bring bright fall colors and fun designs to both the inside and outside of your home. Warm-Colored Walls A few major paint companies deemed black as their 2018 color of the year! Black invigorates a room and makes…

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By Kendra, 09/06/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
The History of the American Lawn

The History of the American Lawn

For the average American homeowner, one aspect of routine exterior maintenance is lawn care. Nothing helps improve a home’s curb appeal quite like a well-maintained lawn. Perhaps with the exception of drought-prone areas with strict water conservation, nothing seems quite as American as seeding, watering, mowing, and edging that lush green space. But while growing…

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By Sarah, 08/28/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

Characteristics of an American Craftsman Home

If you’re looking for a traditional home that just screams 20th-century American values, you can’t go wrong with a Craftsman style home. These homes often appear on home renovation shows, particularly those in the southern United States. They’re often found needing a lot of love–but just bursting with charm. They’re an ideal home style for…

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By Sarah, 08/11/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool? Here’s What to Know

Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool? Here’s What to Know

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you may have considered buying one with a swimming pool. Owning a pool requires maintenance, but is also a great place for friends and family to gather. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of lounging poolside on a hot summer day? Here’s exactly what you need to…

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By Kendra, 07/21/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Backyard

5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Backyard

With the warmest months of the year approaching, gathering with friends and family will be on your mind. This means pulling out the grill and getting your outdoor space ready. If you feel your patio or deck is a bit drab and needs a makeover, don’t fret. Here are 5 ways to brighten up your backyard…

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By Kendra, 06/02/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
What You Need to Know About “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

What You Need to Know About “April Showers Bring May Flowers”

We all grew up hearing the phrase “April showers bring May flowers.” It gave us something to look forward to during the rainy, muddy season that follows the cold, snowy season. But where did the phrase come from? I love learning about the origins of things—of anything. Nothing is out of my interest zone. With…

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By Kayleigh, 04/10/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
An Easy Spring Cleaning Guide for Your Home Exterior

An Easy Spring Cleaning Guide for Your Home Exterior

Spring has sprung! Depending on where you live, snow and ice may have already given way to rain and mud in the aftermath of snowmageddon. The birds are chirping, the air is fresh, and the sun sets later and later with each passing day. It’s hardly the time to spend your days cooped up inside when…

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By Sarah, 03/31/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Characteristics of a Cape Cod Home

Characteristics of a Cape Cod Home

The Cape Cod house originated in New England in the 1600s and has become an extremely popular architectural style in homes all around the world. These homes were built for function rather than looks, but we cannot help but love the design. It follows a simplistic design with symmetrical lines, a central front door with…

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By Kayleigh, 02/20/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
The Rights and Wrongs of Snow Removal

The Rights and Wrongs of Snow Removal

It’s getting chilly outside and some of us are already beginning to see the rain turn into snow. Removing snow from around our homes is necessary to ensure our family’s safety. But you also want to remain safe while ensuring your family’s safety. Here are some basic Dos and Don’ts to follow and make the snow…

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By Kayleigh, 12/05/2016 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.