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What Are Typical Closing Prices for First-Time Home Buyers?

Purchasing a home can be a costly endeavor. In addition to the cost, the purchaser is responsible for closing costs in order to finalize the transaction. You need to make sure you’ve got access to sufficient cash to pay for these final prices –so, it is essential to budget for these costs while searching for […]

A Musical Couple's House Strikes a Personal Chord

Creating music could be both artistic and exacting — not as decorating a house. When musicians Flip Breskin and Zeke Hoskin obtained their first house together, each had very particular requests. Breskin desired “rooms with light coming from at least two directions.” Both she and Hoskin needed an open area to play with their music […]

8 Ways to Add a Little Tradition For Your Design

8 Ways to Add a Little Tradition For Your Design

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There is often something utterly comforting about a house decorated in traditional style — a place where heirlooms are displayed, furniture is rich with heritage and every detail was attended to. But if your decorating style until now is transitional, contemporary or modern, it can be hard to know how to change to traditional without […]

Reap a Spring Look for Bathrooms With Garden Decor

Join me in gathering inspiration in the garden, looking at houses with all the freshness and beauty of spring. From weathered patinas and botanical art to publications that will inspire your garden and beautify your shelves, there is guaranteed to be something that grabs your eye. Artstar Custom Paintworks Insert a sense of history. Everything […]

Amazing 'Steampunk-Rustic-Mechanical Sorta' Design in Toronto

Toronto designer Jamie Cheveldeyoff’s house requires a certain suspension of disbelief. That’s because suspension itself is a frequent theme here. Lamps, his kitchen island, bed and even the toilet paper roll all hang from the ceiling. “It is hard to categorize my style, but when I had to, it’d be a type of a repurposed-steampunk-rustic-mechanical […]

Guest Picks: 20 Great Garden Gadgets

Guest Picks: 20 Great Garden Gadgets

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The weather is finally beginning to warm up, which means I’m spending more time outdoors. My husband and I love to garden and we spend a lot of time visiting our vegetable scheme and flower beds. Just when I thought I had everything that I needed for gardening, I started searching the Internet. The possibilities […]

Gentleness and Comfort for a Rustic Vermont Barn House

For 3 years lifestyle photographer and teacher Nadia Dole looked at images of her dream home: a rebuilt and converted barn located on 100 acres of land on a mountaintop in Vermont — upward miles of dirt roads, through orchards and woods, large enough to where four nations’ mountain ranges are visible. When it finally […]

Pros & Cons of Frost Free Freezers

Pros & Cons of Frost Free Freezers

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Freezers were invented to deal with the issues caused by frost’s layers that develop on the interior of classic freezers. The plan allows versions that are frost-free to operate efficiently without having routine defrosting. Before purchasing one, while frost-free freezers are convenient household appliances, think about the pros and the cons. Guru: Low Care The […]

The Greatest Vegetables for Raised Planter Beds

The Greatest Vegetables for Raised Planter Beds

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Raised beds bring the dirt closer, making them easier to tend, and maintain invasive weeds in a distance. They make life easier for many vegetables, with increased drainage and soil that warms rapidly in sunlight. Choosing the best crops to plant depends on the size of the bed and the taste buds of the gardener. […]

A Green Way to Whitewash Wood

A Green Way to Whitewash Wood

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Whitewashed wood comes across its weathered, washed-out appearance honestly, because whitewashing is a timber preservative. Its use goes back to 16th-century Europe, and homesteaders in ancient America used it to protect barns, fences and even trees. Contemporary wood finishers frequently use wool or paint to simulate whitewash, but in case you’re concerned about the environment, […]