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Build a Roof to Enjoy Your Deck 3 Seasons of the Year

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 02, 2015

Mmm. Outdoor living. There is nothing quite like relaxation in the fresh air. If you have a deck, chances are it's been your family's oasis lately -- the site of cookouts, summery parties,...


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How Smart Home Systems Help with Aging in Place

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 30, 2015

Smart homes are the wave of the future. Many fans of home automation are enamored of the technology behind these systems, which allow us to program our vast array of electronic household...


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DIY Small Bathroom Remodels with Big Bath Style

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 28, 2015

With today's trend toward oversized baths and luxurious home spas, being stuck with a small bathroom is a challenge, to be sure. It can be awfully tempting to downplay the decorating...


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How to Keep Summer Fruit Fresh After You Bring it Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 27, 2015

Tis the season when open air markets and farm stands are full to bursting with delectable fresh fruit. Blueberries, nectarines, currants, figs, and the rest of summer's harvest all...


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Kitchen Remodel Trends: Are They Easy to Keep Clean?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 26, 2015

Kitchen remodel time! You've probably been waiting years for the chance to update that most-used room of the American home, your kitchen. And right now your head is dancing with visions...