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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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December 8, 2016

10 popular kitchen pictures to give you ideas for yours

10 popular kitchen pictures to give you ideas for yours

Dreaming of a new kitchen but not sure what you want or what is popular? Take a look at this slide show showing the 10 most popular kitchens on the home design website, Houzz, based on the number of times the photo was saved.  Get any ideas? Scroll through using the small white arrows. Trending […]

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December 6, 2016

Home security measures: which are effective?

Home security measures: which are effective?

Our homes are our safe havens. Yet around the holidays, millions of people are often traveling or away from home for many hours.  Keep your haven safe with some of these tips that The Co-operative Insurance Company unearthed by talking with 25 former burglars   Most effective home security measures: Motion activated security lights Security […]

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