Make your home look alive this winter season

Make your home look alive this winter season

The winter season has a way of making everything look bare and a little lifeless. Even your home’s exterior can lose its usual appeal when there are no leaves, grass or flowers in sight. If you feel your house is looking dull, it’s time to bring your exterior design back to life with these simple tricks!  Add outdoor lighting A little light can go a long way in making one’s home appear more inviting. Install lights to illuminate your driveway at night. Not only will your home stand out, but the lights will welcome you home when it’s dark out.…

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Housewarming: Gift ideas to make new homeowners smile

Housewarming: Gift ideas to make new homeowners smile

With what looks to be the worst of the housing rut behind us and numerous reports declaring sellers’ markets in cities nationwide, it appears the housing market is officially rebounding. It’s likely you have plenty of friends and family that are scooping up new homes, meaning plenty of housewarming parties are in your future. Congratulate your loved ones on their new home-sweet-home with unique gifts that show you care. Here are five spectacular housewarming gift ideas: 1. Faux flowers and plants Why send a bouquet that will last a few days when you can send a beautiful silk flower arrangement…

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Tips to make outdoor gardening easy, fun and stylish

Tips to make outdoor gardening easy, fun and stylish

Few things are better than the taste of fresh produce during the summer. When you grow your own fruits, veggies and herbs, the bounty is even more satisfying. Recent research shows that almost half (49 percent) of homeowners in the U.S. have gardened in the past year. Whether you want to revamp your current garden or you’re planting your very first seedlings, your green thumb will delight at some of these ideas that make outdoor gardening easy, fun and stylish. 1. Elevate container gardens If the idea of bending over to garden is unappealing, raised planter boxes are for you.…

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