Corral Mudroom Clutter

(Family Features) Often positioned near the primary point of entry, mudrooms are a popular addition to many family homes. These organizational dynamos are the perfect place to catch muddy boots, backpacks, sports equipment and dirty paws before they make it all the way into the main living areas. Luxurious mudrooms in high-end homes can sometimes…

Tree Talk4 tips for planting trees (Family Features) Trees are virtually everywhere you turn, from your own backyard to nearby parks and forests where you enjoy hiking. They provide shade and beauty, and some even bear fruit. Beyond all the immediate benefits, you may be surprised to discover trees are also a critical key to…

Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

(Family Features) Spring is the perfect time to clear out unused items and give forgotten corners a good scrub. However, setting out to clean your entire house can be a challenging task that requires patience and organization. To help you reach every nook and cranny, consider this handy checklist from the experts at Best Pick…

On-Trend Ideas for Sprucing Up Your Deck

(Family Features) Installing or updating a deck can transform your outdoor living area. Not only is a deck aesthetically appealing, but it also allows you to create additional space for a wide range of uses, whether it’s a lively entertainment zone or tranquil, relaxing retreat. If you’re planning a deck build or renovation in 2022,…

Remodel with Universal Design in Mind

(Family Features) Local code ensures new construction homes and renovation projects reflect the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Universal design, on the other hand, does more than make living spaces more accessible for those with disabilities. It expands on regulations to create more user-friendly spaces regardless of abilities, resulting in more enjoyable, functional…

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home Office

Though you might not think of it, your Work From Home office (or station, or tucked away table) may be showing some wear and tear.   Having been stationed at home for over a year now, this smaller area might benefit from a little extra attention this summer.  (Family Features) Making sense of a year’s worth of paperwork and clutter can take some serious time,…

Affordable Ways to Keep Your Home Cooler

Did you know that 30% of your home’s energy is lost through your windows?  In summer months, about 75% of the sunlight hitting your windows translates to heat (source: energy.gov). This heat increase due to sunlight is known as solar gain.  If you notice that your house feels like a greenhouse in the summer, this month’s newsletter is…

How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

(Family Features) As Americans continue to spend more time at home, it’s important to support the health and comfort of those living spaces. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces is an important step, but one often overlooked aspect of a home’s health and comfort is its air quality. Proactively addressing potential air quality issues can result…

Kitchen & Bath

(Family Features) Kitchens and bathrooms remain among the top picks for homeowners looking to upgrade because their functional contributions to the household can’t be overstated and they typically provide high return on investment. If you’re considering a renovation project for either in-demand space, consider some of these on-trend ideas from Doug King, CR, MBA, owner…