Open spaces give a home a light, airy feel and make the home more pleasant to be in as well as easier to move around. An interior decorators trick that can benefit every room is to arrange the furniture and decorative accessories around a focal point. The focal point can be as easy as a wall painted a strong color against an otherwise neutral palette or the placement of any impressive piece that draws the eye to it. Here are more ideas to maximize the space in your home.
Today’s technology allows you to use apps on your phone to make your home a smart home. Some of these apps are simple to install and some are more difficult, but all of them are easy to use and come in enough variety that just one of them may do everything you need to turn your home into an intelligent place to be.
Let’s do something good for those who are doing good! Big Dog Ranch, the largest no kill cage free rescue in the nation has taken in over 50 dogs from the Bahamas, and they need our help make sure the pups get the care they need....
Every adult knows that moving to a new home in a completely new environment is way up there on the stress chart. Think of that stress level as being multiplied by a factor of at least ten when that move includes young children. There are some ways you can cope with this, so everybody winds up in the new home in a state of peace and composure.
Your children are grown and have left home for good. This is a big change in every parent’s life. It seems like you have a lot of extra space in your home, but you can make the most of it by considering carefully how your needs have changed and how to best take advantage of this newfound space.
Homeownership comes with huge tax advantages. There have been changes recently in upper limits eligible for deductions, but the caps are still high enough that the majority of homeowners can deduct up to the maximum tax rate on their property.
From time-to-time, we all look around our homes and find that the decorative touches in a room need some refreshing. There are many ways to make a room more exciting without making semi-permanent changes with paint or wallpaper.
Now that you have keys in hand to your new dwelling, the moment has arrived for you to make this house a home. Selecting window treatments for each room is a great place to start. Window treatments show your personality and express your tastes as well as add to the livability and charm of your new home.
It is difficult to determine the most difficult thing about being the military spouse of someone who is away fighting for his or her country. There is the fear that the loved one will be wounded or worse, the loneliness, and the agony of being separated for long periods of time.
Summer is meant for kids to spend time outside in the fresh, warm air. For parents, though, the long, hot summer break with kids at home can be daunting. Don’t get stressed, get creative.
Consider those perennial summer favorites: gardening, building a fort and setting up a lemonade stand.
Swimming is something most kids look forward to on hot summer days. But for hours of fun, variety is what keeps it all going. Kids are inventive, and together they will create their own fun. If they need a little creative push, though, introduce them to these pool games where even the littlest ones can be welcome, happy participants.
You have put a lot of thought, time and money into that outdoor “living room.” Don’t let the elements spoil this attractive, comfortable space. There are ways to keep it beautiful and welcoming for many years of enjoyment despite the weather, no matter how elaborate the furnishings.
Probably the worst mistake people make when considering buying a retirement home is the lack of careful planning free of emotional decisions. A thorough review of your financial situation, lifestyle preferences and desired location is the first step toward the all-important decision of where to buy a retirement home that will satisfy you for the rest of your life. Moving is very stressful and you want to make the right choice the first time.
When she was only 14, Jeanne Paddison’s father was working on a construction site. The lot next door was being cleared and as a tree came down, the men realized that a nest of baby raccoons had just lost their home. Years ago, there weren’t licensed rehabbers to take the animals and out of compassion, the men divided the homeless bandits to bring to their own homes for care. Jeanne’s father brought a baby raccoon, soon to be named Mandy, for her to save. A lifelong passion was born as she successfully rehabilitated and returned Mandy to the wild, this sparked a life long mission...
2019 rings in an organic and colorful trend in home décor. Gone are most of the geometrics and cool grays. Say hello to florals, subtly nuanced jewel tones, warmer neutrals, and stark black and white. This is the year to bring Mother Nature indoors.
Townhomes are the perfect housing option for the busy lives we all lead today. When you choose the spacious Ainsdale Townhomes in The Commons at Richmond Hill, in southeast Georgia, you have the ideal setting for living the good life – with low maintenance.
The larger the family, the larger the home needed, right? But what if a smaller family likes to entertain long-term guests? The point is, it’s not just about how many people live in a home; it’s also about how they use it.