Archive for the ‘Around the home’ category

February 23, 2017

Home design ideas to consider for 2017

Home design ideas to consider for 2017

What’s popular in today’s houses? What are people adding/how are they upgrading their home? One way to find this information out is to follow the housing decor site Houzz, where people can save and ashare photos of projects they like.  Houzz did it for us and scoured through hundreds of pictures and posts to find out […]

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February 9, 2017

Kitchens sell houses. Here’s how people are upgrading and what they’ll spend.

Kitchens sell houses. Here’s how people are upgrading and what they’ll spend.

Kitchens sell houses. Here’s how people are upgrading and what they’ll spend, according to a survey of more than 2,700 Houzz site users who are homeowners currently remodeling their kitchen (or who are planning to do so in the next 3 months or have recently completed one.)  Read through the bulleted recap below or scroll […]

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February 2, 2017

Home design trends of the next decade

Home design trends of the next decade

Over 500 residential architects participated in the American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends survey recently and the following emerged as the most significant home design trends for the next decade:   Smart home technology: everything from appliances to temperature control and security will see huge smart technology growth in the home designs of the […]

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January 5, 2017

January home to-do list

January home to-do list

To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist Anyone who lives in Wisconsin knows the cold and snow make life a bit more difficult in January.  Shoveling, bundling up, dealing with boots, hats and scarves to stay warm…   Your home needs special attention, too.  Take the down time you will have staying indoors to tackle some of these […]

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December 15, 2016

Stock the home for winter with simple pleasures

Stock the home for winter with simple pleasures

Another weekend snow storm is headed our way.  If you can stay at home, please do. It is safer for you and also enables the snowplows free reign of the roads to clear the snow. You have a little time to stock up the house with simple pleasures to make it cozy. Here are some ideas […]

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