How Long Will Your Major Home Purchases Last?

By Lindsey Walta, September 22, 2008 | In Home Design |

The Chicago Tribune recently wrote an article titled, “Built to last? Check home’s life expectancy.” This was a great quick overview of how long you can expect the major purchases you will make in your new home to …

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What does your front door say about you?

By Lindsey Walta, September 17, 2008 | In Home Design |

There is a contest going on right now, put on by Popular Mechanics Magazine, for the “Ugliest Front Door in America.”

www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/home_improvement/4282576.html

13 submissions deemed to be truly hideous are offered to be voted on for the title of “Ugliest Front Door in America.” These people don’t wonder what their front door is saying about them, they …

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5 Easiest Ways to Change the Look of a Room

By Lindsey Walta, September 15, 2008 | In interior decorating |

1: Paint – it’s relatively cheap and you can easily get a room done in less than a weekend. If you want a small change, try painting a different shade of the color you already have. Go darker for a more dramatic look, or lighter if your current color has gotten stuffy. If you want …

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Laminate Flooring = Ewww …… Not Anymore

By Lindsey Walta, September 12, 2008 | In interior decorating |

Remember your grandmother’s brown and browner checkerboard linoleum kitchen floor? You know, the one where the seams were visible and the glue no longer stuck at the edges? Well I do. Which is exactly why I turned my nose up at the thought of putting….gasp….laminate hardwood flooring in my home. After all, I got my …

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Home Renovation First Steps

By Lindsey Walta, July 29, 2008 | In Renovation Design |

Imagine the following scenario:  your four young boys living in your three bedroom home are not so young anymore, and your oldest is begging for his own room.  The dilemma arises: do you try to sell your current home in today’s stagnant market, or do you consider the option of renovation?  For many people, renovating …

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