• Current Newsletter,  Home and Lifestyle

    Kitchen Design Trends 2021

    We took a peek at the latest kitchen design trends from the 2021 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. While there were many innovative designs, we narrowed it down to the top 5 that you can integrate into your next kitchen update. Engineered Countertops If the past year highlighted anything for us, it was the importance of hygiene and disinfection. Our kitchens are high traffic areas, that see “bio-hazards” like raw meat on a regular basis. Engineered countertops, like quartz, provide a durable, attractive, and non-porous surface that can easily be sanitized and will resist stains and daily wear and tear. This year highlighted light colors in natural stone patterns, like…

  • Current Newsletter,  Home and Lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    Spring Cleaning Tips + Printable Checklist!

    Cleaning has become a theme in many of our homes this past year, thanks to a global pandemic. Spring cleaning might actually be the last thing you’re thinking about after spending the entire year scrubbing and disinfecting your home’s surfaces. However, if you’re the type that still gets the “cleaning bug” as soon as the weather warms enough to crack your windows open for some fresh air, then these tips are for you. Spring is a time of renewal, and a great time to tackle deep cleaning and organizing projects around your home. Have a Plan Take a look around your home to identify what areas need the most help.…

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    No Longer In Love With Your Home? It Might Be Time to Sell

    According to a study done by the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American moves more than 11 times in their life. It happens… as we move through different stages of our lives, our housing needs change. Over the past year the pandemic has kept us inside our homes more than ever. Working from home, home schooling, and limited access to places, like the gym, have caused us to view our homes differently. If you’ve been wondering if it might be time to make a move, here are some things to consider. Have you outgrown your home? If you find yourself struggling to find space for all of your belongings, or…

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    Home Updates That Will Stand the Test of Time

    Any major home improvement project requires planning and thought. Design, budget, timeframe for completion, and opting for “DIY” or choosing a contractor are common considerations. Something you might not consider (but should) is the update’s “universal appeal” down the road. At some point, you will likely sell your home and move to a new one. Potential buyers of your current home might not share your enthusiasm for uniquely colored walls, or a bold and trendy kitchen design. If you can’t get a good return on the investment into your home, it might not be a wise choice. Read on to learn about designs that will be appealing to a broad…

  • Current Newsletter

    Smart Home Tech for Less Than $100

    Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular as people turn to technology to save time, stay organized, stay safe, and even save money on their home’s energy and maintenance costs. Here are some helpful time and money saving gadgets to upgrade your home – and they all cost less than $100! Echo Dot – Alexa on a Budget The Echo Dot will give you all of the benefits of an Alexa assistant, in a compact size. The Echo Dot also comes with a compact price tag – normally $49.99, Amazon has a deal running right now, allowing you to snag one for only $29.99. Whether you need help maintaining a grocery…

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    Optimize Your Work From Home Space

    Working from home has become the reality for many people across the country as COVID continues to alter the ways we work and live. For some, working from home might be a welcome change – no commute, no dress code, and no fluorescent office lighting. For others, the relative isolation and potential productivity killing distractions can be a deal breaker. Whichever camp you’re in, there are things you can do to stay productive and salvage your sanity while working from home. Make your space work for you… Whether you have a separate room or home office that you can use for your workspace, or you’re working in the corner of…

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    Tips for Virtual Learning Success

    COVID-19 has changed the way we work, learn, and live our lives. This school year is no exception, and many kids are heading back to a virtual classroom instead of a physical one. For those that suffered through technology glitches and organizational nightmares this Spring, Fall should (hopefully) be a little smoother. School districts and teachers have had time to plan this year/semester out more thoroughly and adapt curriculum, instead of scrambling to roll with the changes on short notice. Even with better planning, virtual learning can present challenges to students and parents alike. Here are some tips to help you navigate (and maybe avoid) any hurdles. Get Organized… Both…