New Kitchen Design Trends

Form And Function Meet In The Busiest Room In The House (via redOrbit) BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As families congregate to cook, do homework and watch TV, the kitchen has become the busiest room in the house. Yet the hottest kitchen trends are everything but busy – cleaner lines, sleek two-tone […]

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Preventative Maintenance Tips for Shifting & Cracking Foundations

Shifting and cracking foundations: some preventative maintenance tips (via WHF Blog) Protect your home foundation from shifting and cracking Winnipeg home owners love their basement recrooms.  But several problems, including flooding basements, cracking and shifting foundations are always a concern.  Normally, our main concern is during wet weather, when sump pumps can become overwhelmed…

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Game Farm Living in Africa

Imagine building a home located on a private game farm in Africa. Nature lovers and photographers capture mountain and valley views with birds, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, waterbuck, kudu, impala, and other grazing animals that wander nearby looking for the sweet and sour veld to munch on. The images here are from a three homes […]

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Island Living in a Victorian Cottage

Off the shores of mainland Michigan, where the world’s third longest suspension bridge joins the upper and lower peninsula, is a Lake Huron island that allows you to step back in time. Most visitors arrive by ferry from Mackinaw City in the lower peninsula or St. Ignace in the upper, and when they make footfall […]

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Living History in Howell Michigan

Small town America. If you’ve done even the slightest bit of road trippin’, you’ve driven through many small town Main Streets lined with beautiful homes dating back a hundred years or more. Like many, you may have dreamed about owning a piece of that three story history just so you can revel daily in the […]

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House? Condominium? Which is Right for You?

Are you trying to decide what kind of home to be searching for? Singles, young couples, small families and empty-nesters often weigh condos and single family homes. It’s all a matter of deciding what is most important to you, and what is not important. Many articles and websites evaluate “the pros and cons” of each…but […]

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Planning for a Smooth Move!

When my family moved from Wasaga Beach, Ontario to Columbus, Ohio, we had many logistics to overcome. Getting our cars approved, organizing the moving truck, getting rid of all the liquids in our house, saying our goodbyes and finding temporary housing in our new country. Fortunately, we had the help of a relocation company, although […]

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Asphalt vs. Concrete: What Should I Choose?

Here’s the 411 on asphalt and concrete driveways. Either material will add beauty and value to your home if well-maintained and properly installed. Both need an experienced contractor who understands the material they’re installing and properly prepares the substrate for whatever driveway you choose. Eight inches of substrate, installed four inches at a time and […]

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We The Tiny House People – Documentary by Kirsten Dirksen

In a follow up from last week’s post, Turning to Tiny Houses, here is the full length documentary just released by Kirsten Dirksen of FairCompanies.com. You may recognize her as a Huffington Post blogger. Dirksen shot this film while visiting friends & family over the past 5 years and just released We The Tiny House […]

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Turning to Tiny Houses

Resenting that mortgage payment? Having a hard time covering all the expenses in your home? Feel like you spend all your time maintaining it instead of golfing, shopping or doing whatever you’d prefer to do with your spare time? According to the following documentary trailer, there is a movement of people who are giving up […]

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