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Trend Alert…Rustic Design

If you’ve been a guest at a Millennial wedding over the past couple of years, you’ve likely found yourself deep in a sea of burlap, aged barn boards, and antique lanterns.  That’s why it should come as little surprise that as couples start purchasing homes, many members of this generation are embracing the familiar and…
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Skylights Vs Sun Tunnels

Many homes have areas that feel dark and unwelcoming because they lack natural light.  This situation can be easily remedied with the inclusion of skylights and sun tunnels.  These devices are installed on a home’s roof and allow sunlight to filter into areas that would not receive it.  It’s important to understand the qualities of…
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Four Trees You’ll Regret Planting In Your Yard

An enduring American fable is that on George Washington’s sixth birthday he was gifted with a hatchet.  As the story goes, young George took it upon himself to try out his new gift on his father’s cherry tree.  While the cherry tree in the story didn’t deserve that fate, there are several species of trees…
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Six Steps To Designing A Tranquil Home

The six leading causes of death in the US are heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.  While their symptoms may manifest themselves in a variety of ways, a commonality between them is that chronic stress is associated with all of them.  As a country, we’re less anxious than we were during…
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The Worst Bathroom Design Mistakes….EVER

If you added the amount of time that you spent in the bathroom over the duration of your life, it would average out to 18 months.  This figure really puts into perspective how crucial it is to thoughtfully plan a bathroom so that it is as comfortable and functional as it can be.  While many…
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