2011 WINTER STORM ALERT: Stay Safe from Carbon Monoxide during Severe Winter Weather

Posted by: on February 3rd, 2011 | One Comment

This winter has been especially hard on so many areas of the country.  With harsh winter weather comes many different dangers for your home and your family.  Many of those dangers like ice, snow and frigid temeratures are obvious.  Some dangers aren’t so obvious and too many times forgotten. 

With the blizzard that has now swept across the nation’s heartland, news media across the country are reminding families to keep home safety top of mind.  In particular, snow can potentially block the exhaust vents of homes, making carbon monoxide a more prevalent danger to you and your family. 

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10 Easy, Affordable Kitchen Updates That Give Your Kitchen a Whole New Look

Posted by: on February 2nd, 2011 | 15 Comments

Nothing reinvigorates a home like a newly remodeled kitchen. However, the costs to completely remodel a kitchen can quickly add up. I know that many of our budgets are tight this year but there are ways to refresh without spending a fortune.  Here are 10 simple and effective ways that you can spruce up your kitchen without spending a lot of time or money.

Complete them all or pick and choose, these affordable kitchen updates are sure to make a huge impact even on a small budget.

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Snapshot of Inspiration | Modern Family Bath

Posted by: on February 1st, 2011 | 4 Comments

Spring Preview | Explore Your Outdoor Storage Options

Posted by: on January 31st, 2011 | 4 Comments

Martha Stewart Helps You Design and Create Stunning Rooms with Ease

Posted by: on January 30th, 2011 | 29 Comments

Choosing colors for your rooms can be an intimidating task.  And who has the extra time these days to really think through all of your options?  Add in other aspects like coordinating rugs, drapery and accessories with your room colors can often be even more intimidating than just the color alone.  The longest part of a typical room refresh is the time it takes to choose colors and style of the room.  Even for the best of us designers, it’s a tough task when it comes to your own personal space.

With the recent introduction of the Martha Stewart Living™ line of paints, carpets, draperies and more, we’ve taken the extra steps to help you bring a room together without the stress of worrying if this color works with that one.

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15 Tips to Prepare Your Patio and Outdoor Spaces for Spring

Posted by: on January 30th, 2011 | 2 Comments

The bug has bitten!  Well the spring bug that is…

My sister up in Boston sent me some pics of her yard this weekend and it looks like at least 4 feet of snow everywhere! Here in Atlanta, we were lucky enough to have a weekend preview of this upcoming thing called “spring”.

Now I know some of you folks up in Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and throughout the country are wondering if spring will ever arrive.  Well hang on friends IT IS COMING!  It just may take a little while longer, but it is coming!

For all of you spring dreamers out there, it’s time to start planning for your gardens, patios and backyards.

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Stylish Small Space Living

Posted by: on January 28th, 2011 | 5 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, not everyone prefers a modern-day “McMansion” when it comes to their living space. Many of us still choose to reside in houses or apartments that are not necessarily super-sized. Making a small space feel more abundant (while still remaining stylish) requires a plan and some creativity, but it can certainly be done!

Your Living or Great Room
One of the most important rules for maximizing your family room or living room area is to select furniture pieces with built-in storage space. These types of units allow you to store items such as ottomans or rolling cubes away until you need them.  Likewise, a bi-level coffee table offers twice as much surface area for stacking books and trinkets.

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Man Caves vs. Mom Caves? Not so much…

Posted by: on January 27th, 2011 | 8 Comments

So we’ve been talking about the “Man Cave” over the past week or so.  We have colors, accessories, etc., but what about the “Woman Cave”?

The concept of the man cave is to define that personal space somewhere in the house where guys can be guys and enjoy “guy” things.  So what about that “woman cave” or the trending “mom cave”?  First off, the name “woman cave” doesn’t fly to well at all and I’ll be honest, “cave” isn’t very appealing to me either plus not all women are moms.  How about we erase the gender-based taglines and just focus on calling these spaces in our homes, Personal Spaces. 

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11 Hot Bathroom Colors

Posted by: on January 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Whether you want to create a luxurious master bath or a comfortable and cozy guest bathroom, color plays a very important role in the atmosphere or feel of your bathroom. You always want to make sure your bathroom is comfortable and relaxing. Color in your bathroom can help you create that special retreat or escape to refresh and recharge. Take a look at these 11 ideas for bathroom colors.

Color is a very personal choice. When you start looking at colors for your bathroom or any room in your home, you really have to make sure that your choices make YOU happy and comfortable.  A quick look at the latest trends in bathroom colors is a great place to start.

Here are 11 hot colors for you to consider for your bathroom refresh:

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Choosing the Right Vanity for Your Bathroom Makeover

Posted by: on January 24th, 2011 | 4 Comments

The loo.  Powder room. Latrine. Washroom. Water closet. No matter what you call it, the bathroom is a vital room in any home. Whether it’s a half, guest or master bath, each of them has a main focal point – the vanity. No longer considered simply a sink, the vanity has become a showpiece that can include ornamental hardware, handcrafted details and above counter vessels. 

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