Author: Katie Martin

May 27, 2020

Show a Little Personality with Front Porch Accents

Bring a Little Personality to Your Front Porch with These Accents When decorating your home, you mustn’t overlook the entrance. Not the landing just inside the door – the area just outside. Your front porch is the first space your guests encounter when they visit. It’s the place you’ll greet neighbors and family members. Your […]

February 10, 2020

The U.S. Housing Market is Picking Up Steam as the New Year Unfolds

It seems like 2020 could be a big year for home builders. The U.S. market closed out the last month of 2019 with the highest level of new housing projects since 2006. The surge of home starts was even higher than what economists had predicted – by a decent margin. Economists point to the stable […]

January 2, 2020

Keep an Eye on Your Home from Anywhere with These Gadgets

It’s vacation time! You’ve spent weeks planning the trip and double-checked your packing list. But on your way to the airport, you have a moment of panic. Did you close the garage door? Did you turn all the lights off? That gnawing feeling won’t go away, even if you’re sure you took care of everything. […]

November 26, 2019

Stress-Free Ideas for Hosting Thanksgiving in Your New Home

It’s the holiday season! The weather is getting colder, the Halloween candy is almost gone, and turkey day is right around the corner. Depending on how recently you moved into your new house, tackling Thanksgiving dinner may be a tremendously gutsy thing to do. Even if it’s been a couple of months, you probably still […]

October 28, 2019

Meeting Your New Neighbors During Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Spooky!

Moving into a new neighborhood comes with a lot of change. The prospect of meeting all your new neighbors and getting to know the people who live nearby can be daunting. But if you’re moving in the fall, making new friends in the area is a lot easier. Why? Because Halloween, celebrated by walking around […]

January 15, 2019

The Essentials for Making Your Guests Feel at Home

With the holidays coming up, you’re probably going to end up playing host at least once. Traveling can be stressful and staying in an unfamiliar place can be challenging. By making your guest room even more inviting, you can ensure a positive, happy trip. Here are some tips and must-haves for helping your guests feel […]

January 15, 2019

Creating Zones in Home with Flooring

It’s a question interior designers get asked all the time. How do you create zones in an open floor plan? For homeowners without walls, this can be a real problem. How do you keep your home from feeling like one single room? By learning a few design tricks, you can completely mitigate this issue. Instead […]

December 17, 2018

Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space for Your Guests and Family

Outdoor spaces are perfect for entertaining. With the proper setup, you could spend an entire party outside, cooking dinner, playing games, and enjoying the area late into the evening. Here are some of the many ways you can spruce up your backyard to create the perfect outdoor space.   Let’s Get Cooking Whether you’re hosting […]

December 7, 2018

Essential Kitchen Tools That Are Actually Worth Buying

Kitchenware has gotten to a point where it’s almost overwhelming to walk down the kitchen aisle in a store or – heaven forbid – venture into a specialty cooking shop. There are gadgets aplenty, single-purpose miracle tools, and frying pans in every conceivable shape and size. Even for a seasoned chef, it’s enough to make […]

November 8, 2018

Tips for Designing Your Home with Timeless Style

Designing a home can be challenging, especially if you’re the kind of person looking for a low maintenance style that can endure the years. But it’s not easy to execute a timeless design. It’s easy to fall into trends that become outdated fads or over accessorizing a room until it becomes a cluttered mess. To […]