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Your Guide to a Farmhouse-Style Bathroom

By Laura Gaskill on September 19,2019

Whether you’re tackling a bathroom remodel with the help of a bathroom designer, an architect or a contractor, being able to pin down your favorite style will help get your project off to a smooth start. If you love practical simplicity with a bit of modern flair and a dash of rustic charm, farmhouse style might be right for you. Read on for the need-to-know details about this popular bathroom style, including key elements, color palettes, fixtures and finishing touches.

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Why Fall Is the Best Time for Planting

By Benjamin Vogt on September 04,2019

Fall is the best time to garden, and it’s about time we realized this. Not only is cooler weather easier on new plants and tired bones, but planting in a spent garden with rain on the horizon also has advantages. Here’s more on why planting in fall can make spring gardens more robust than we might have imagined.

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Get Your Home Organized This School Year

By Laura Gaskill

Seeing old friends, meeting new teachers and saying goodbye to summer (waah!). The beginning of the school year is a flurry of activity and mixed emotions. Make this transition as smooth as possible for kids and yourself by spending some time putting smart systems in place around the house. From gathering lunch-making supplies and keepsake boxes to organizing wardrobes, hanging backpack hooks and more, here are 13 tasks to check off your list for a home that’s ready for the first day (and beyond).

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10 Home Design Trends on the Rise

By Mitchell Parker

What will homeowners be asking for in their homes in the near future? While a crystal ball wouldn’t be realistic, a reliable alternative is to look at what’s catching on now and assume those trends in color, function and style will only proliferate in the coming weeks, months and years. After combing through hundreds of popular photos and pulling from ongoing conversations with design professionals, we came away with 10 design trends we think will be filling up homeowners’ idea books.

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12 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Look and Feel Bigger

By Yanic Simard on July 23,2019

A kitchen of any size can feel roomy if you know a few tricks. Sticking to white cabinets and walls is a good start, but there are many other ways to create extra room in your kitchen, or create the illusion of a bigger space than you have, all without sacrificing a sense of personality. Here are 12 of my favorite ways to balance storage, style and long sightlines to get a functional layout with a spacious vibe.

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