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12 Clever Laundry Room Tips

Get inspired to tackle your laundry room with re-purposed storage tricks. Glass drink decanters are not just for backyard parties anymore! Use a beautiful drink decanter with a spout to hold your laundry detergent and fabric softener. It’s a breeze to pour bulk-sized detergent – or make your own in a few simple steps. With clear glass, […]

Smart Ideas For Built In Home Efficiency

The living room’s predominantly neutral color scheme is injected with splashes of bold color such as the citron side chair and the orange grasscloth wall covering inside the media bookcase. Metal accents with a modern edge include the minimalist curtain rods, stainless-steel coffee table base, and the aluminum ceiling-fan blades. To disguise the room’s wall-mount […]

Managing Urban Growth: A Herculean Task?

The City of Calgary economists estimate that from 2009 to 2069, Calgary will add 1.3 million people. That’s a doubling. So where will we put everyone?   Read this interesting article penned by Richard White blogger of “The Everyday Tourist” Click here to view the article

10 Intriguing Outside Holiday Entertaining Concepts

If you’re entertaining family and friends during the holidays and could use a bit more space, we’ve got easy, festive ideas on getting everyone outdoors and into the spirit of the season. You don’t have to keep the party inside! Turn your favorite outdoor space into an entertaining hot spot this holiday season.

18 Wall Decor Ideas That Are Anything But Boring

So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and hung the few pieces of art you own. But every time you sit down to relax on the sofa, those big, blank walls taunt you with their unforgivable boringness. […]

14 Smart Kitchen Storage Upgrades

The typical kitchen cabinet has a lot of wasted space. You can’t see or get to what’s in the back, so things get forgotten and food items can get outdated, especially in lower cabinets. Create a system in your existing cabinets that allows you to see and access everything in the pantry. These solid wood […]

Color Collections For 2019

Take a sneak a peek at next year’s color trends — they’re all about peace and relaxation. The 2019 Color of the Year, Reflecting Pool, brings a sense of calm to almost any space, especially combined with natural tones. For more great combo ideas, check out three  harmonious Color Collections for 2019! Explore the new colors

7 Inspiring Ideas To Make The Most of Autumn Weekends

As you plan for Halloween and winter travels, remember to savor today’s pleasures before they flicker by. We’re thick into fall now — it’s a good weekend to rake leaves, and then curl up with an engrossing book and a mug of something warm to drink. Here are seven weekend could-dos, including watching monarch butterflies and getting […]

Boho Style Transcends In This Home

House at a Glance Location: Eastgate neighborhood of Bellevue, Washington Size: 3,000 square feet (279 square meters); three bedrooms, 1¾ baths Year built: 1969This family recently relocated from Long Beach, California, to Seattle, leaving behind ever-present sunshine. “We moved in during the thick of winter and, boy, were we in for a surprise,” Michelle says with a laugh. “It […]

Most Popular New Living & Family Rooms

As homeowners put not-so-big-house principles into practice, downsize into smaller homes and plan more efficient uses of space, we often see the formal living room and casual family room merging into one. Casual comfort meets luxe accents and grand fireplaces meet TVs and smart built-ins. This is the case in photos of living rooms and family […]