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Do I Need a Traditional Dining Room? 

While most Americans' lives have changed substantially from their parents and grandparents generations, there has also been a trend over the past few years to get back to the core values that we grew up with. For builders and new home owners, one area of the home that continues to have a changing role is the dining room!
Meal Planning Dinner Menu

Start Meal Planning to Save Money and Time!

A valuable way to save money, decrease the time you spend shopping and cooking, and create good healthy eating habits is to start meal planning.

Creating a Home Office that Works for You

Do you work from home full time? Part time? Or just need a space to keep your budget and personal finances in order? A home office has become an important room in the home today. According to Forbes Magazine, one in five Americans work from home, and that number is expected to increase more than 60% in the next few years. Our priorities have shifted at home and therefore the way we design our homes has too.

Making Your Master Bedroom a Sanctuary

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It should take you always from the world. It’s a place to go and spend time with one another when you can’t jet out to Paris or the Caribbean (or let’s face it, when you can’t even get out of town for the weekend). This should be a room you can enjoy together. So, take the time to talk through the following elements on planning your master bedroom so you and your significant other can make the most of your time together.

How to Choose Lighting for Your Kitchen

When it comes to choosing lighting for your kitchen, consider incorporating these three basic lighting types. Also, take the time to think about the layout of your kitchen and where the primary tasks are done; are you working over the sink, prepping next to the oven, or preparing food on the island? These will all play an important role in the placement of lighting and types of fixtures you’ll need.

3 Basic Lighting Types For Your Home

Learning what function lighting plays in a room and how to accomplish it is invaluable – it can change the mood and feel of your entire home. From general ambient lighting to creating finishing touches with accent lighting; get ready to add some drama to your rooms by creating visual interest with lighting.
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Improving Your Credit Score to Buy Your Dream Home

While your credit score is not the only factor considered by mortgage lenders, it plays a crucial role in determining how much you will have to put down as a deposit and how much you will pay in interest on a home. Improving your credit score will certainly aid in landing your dream home. You…
Crazy Fun & Fast Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Crazy Fun & Fast Bathroom Decorating Ideas

All great bathrooms require good lighting, ventilation and storage. Each bathroom is compartmentalized into three fundamental areas: 1.     Shower area 2.     Sink and grooming area 3.     Toilet area These areas should be planned and decorated with your particular habits in mind.  While keeping your taste and habitats in mind here are some fun decorating ideas…
Moving To-Do Lis

Get Prepped Before Moving Day: Your Moving To-Do List

Here is your complete list to getting ready for the big moving day. 3 Months Before Moving Day Sort and purge, don’t waste time and energy taking things you won’t use with you. Hold a yard sale or drop off unwanted items in good condition at a local non-profit. Call moving companies or read rental…

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

Time to rejuvenate your outdoors before the cookouts start this spring.  Here are 10 things to put on your outdoor spring cleaning checklist before the summer heat hits. Garage: Start with your garage by storing away winter sleds, shovels, and snow blowers. Then take out the summer gear; bikes, outdoors games and the beach gear.…
10 Date Nights in New Hampshire That Won’t Break The Bank

10 Date Nights in New Hampshire That Won’t Break The Bank

Do you find it difficult to find the time and money for regular date nights? Here are some fun and unique date nights you can enjoy without breaking the bank! #1 Make Your Own Fondue.  Cut up fresh fruit, cake, cookies, marshmallows, and pretzels and melt your favorite chocolate using a fondue pot or crock-pot for…

3 Ways To Pay Down Your Mortgage

Opening your mortgage bill and seeing how much you owe and for how long can be tough. We spoke with Scott Murray at Wells Fargo who gave us his 3 best tips: 1. Put Your Tax Refund This Year Toward Your Mortgage. IRS reports show that in 2013, the average American taxpayers obtained $2,755 back…