Designing your home around pets

By Lindsey Walta, October 3, 2009 | In Home Design |

By Leslie Mann, SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE

Attention home builders: Sixty-two percent of households have at least one pet, according to the American Pet Products Association. Half of them consider their pets “just as much a part of the family” as others in the household, according to a 2009 Roper poll. So including pet-friendly home features …

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Fall Decor

By Lindsey Walta, September 20, 2009 | In Home Design |

Tip: As the seasons begin to change, try decorating for fall instead of Halloween and Thanksgiving specifically. Using a more general theme of fall leaves, pumpkins (no faces), orange, gold, and brown palettes, your decor can last from now until the end of November.

Skip the jack-o-lanterns and ghosts, ditto for the turkeys and pilgrims, and …

Fall Decor

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Eco-Friendly Countertop Material

By Lindsey Walta, September 10, 2009 | In Home Design |

ECO by Consentino is a great option for a green countertop material made of recycled material. Visit …

ECO by Consentino

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New Add Campaign Urges Renovation and Recyling

By Lindsey Walta, September 1, 2009 | In Renovation Design |

For more than a decade we lived in a culture of real-estate ambition as up-ticking values made every house a potential nest egg. God help us, we were a nation of bidders and flippers consumed by balloon mortgages, rate locks and transfer taxes.

Now that Americans are resigned to staying put for a while, will they …

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Kitchen Design Trends

By Lindsey Walta, August 17, 2009 | In interior decorating |

A great article on Kitchen Design Trends from Dallas Interior Decorating Examiner Nancy Baldwin and www.examiner.com

Kitchen design trends are a reflection of changes in how we use our homes. As our families have become more mobile, and as entertaining has become a regular occurrence, the kitchen has evolved into a multi-purpose space combining function and …

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