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Dive in to Summer – Swimming Pools

September 10, 2015

If you’ve ever stood at the kitchen sink looking out into your backyard and imagined an Olympic sized swimming pool, then this article is for you.

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The New Minimalism part II

April 15, 2015

The “less is more” ethos of minimalism is as much about what should be left out as what should be included. This is an important aspect, and one that runs contrary to the “form follows function” edict that dominated (and still does) most popular design.

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3 TED Talks to Make You Think Differently About Home

April 9, 2015

Multiple factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing a countertop for your kitchen. Aside from the aesthetic considerations of color and style, cost, durability and maintenance are key.

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What Makes a Great Laundry Room

April 2, 2015

Layout Workflow Think about the workflow and the layout of the space. Make sure you have plenty of room to work. A spacious laundry will accommodate…

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Real Zen Living – Decluttering Your Home

April 1, 2015

If you are finding that your home is becoming increasingly more difficult to relax in, it might not just be the screaming kids or the long hours at work that are making you feel this way. For many of us living in this highly consumerist society, it becomes extraordinarily easy to overcomplicate our living spaces with more and more things.

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The Mudroom Reimagined

March 30, 2015

The mudroom is a small space well worth re-examining. Taking it’s simple utility and transforming it into seasonal storage, dropping in a bench for a brief respite before entering the daily commotion of home. Here are some tips for reimagining your mudroom.

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Nest Thermostat

What is Nest

March 23, 2015
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Reinvent the antiquated home thermostat and enable it with new technology then use it as hub or springboard to create other products for the home.

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Getting Your Fireplace Ready for Winter

February 26, 2015
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There’s nothing like sitting before a warm cozy fire as winter rages outside. Your fireplace can be dangerous if not properly maintained. Whether you rely on your fireplace as a source of heat or use only occasionally for atmosphere, you’ll want to make sure it’s safe.

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10 Things You Should Know Before Shoveling Snow

February 25, 2015
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How often have we heard that shoveling snow is not good for you? For those of us who remember a time before snow blowers and electric powered snow shovels and mountains of snow so high we could build elaborate forts and tunnels, the dangers of shoveling are real.

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The New Minimalism part I

February 24, 2015

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to declutter? Maybe you’ve been thinking about opening an Ebay account to start selling off possessions, old books, record albums, dated technology, furniture etc.

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