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7 Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

7 Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

  Our homes are typically our single largest purchase and investment. Given that, it’s critical when considering doing work to renovate or remodel your home, you avoid some common mistakes that often occur. If you take even a few of these to heart, it could save you stress, time, and even money. Chuck Hamilton, executive officer, Lehigh Valley Builders Association, ha... »

Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Day Table

Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Day Table

Thanksgiving is all about family – being with the ones you love and sharing a special meal in thanks of all we have in our lives. It’s a great time to hold old memories close while making plenty of new ones. From the tiniest babies to the most treasured grandparents, Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect on everything meaningful in our lives. To create a warm and welcoming... »

Shed a Little Light

Shed a Little Light

The best home furnishings and décor don’t mean much if the room isn’t properly lit. Interior lighting helps to create just the right ambiance for the different rooms in your home. Lights provide illumination for the various tasks you might handle, whether preparing meals, reading, crafting or something else entirely. Specialty light fixtures add to the décor of your home, ... »

New Uses for Old Things

New Uses for Old Things

You might want to think twice before you throw something away. There are plenty of ways you can upcycle something old into something useful and entirely unrecognizable. Here are just a few of them. Use Mason jars as candleholders. To cast romantic lighting, place a votive candle in a thick-walled glass and anchor it in a bed of sand or small pebbles. Add slits to old pillo... »

Kitchens  Al Fresco

Kitchens Al Fresco

Close your eyes and picture your ideal outdoor kitchen. Does it mimic your home’s kitchen? Would you do a smaller scale version, or perhaps just smaller kitchen appliances? Would you focus more on the wet bar or on the cooking equipment? Get a handle on your hopes and dreams for a fabulous outdoor kitchen. Envision the different foods you look forward to preparing and ensu... »

Pretty Perennials

Pretty Perennials

Perennials make exceptional plantings for gardens, as they’ll typically come back every year, many times with very little maintenance. Perennials like daffodils, hyacinths and tulips are the harbingers of spring, peeking out of the soil just as the season finally gets warmer. Summer’s crop of lilies and other showy blooms can line your deck or fence line nicely. Mums, fals... »

Container Gardening 101

Container Gardening 101

There’s nothing like the taste of homegrown vegetables, straight off the vine. Container gardening makes it possible to enjoy your own tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans, herbs, and other garden delights without even leaving your home. Whether it’s just a corner on your back deck or an entire portion of your backyard, container gardening can bring a lot of enjoyment, especiall... »

Photo Finish

Photo Finish

Weddings, new babies, family gatherings – many of life’s most important moments are often captured on film, or more likely, digital media. Yet the fate of those photographs varies from one family to the next. Some homes proudly display photos for all to see while others, even with the best intentions, may leave photos sitting in a box or worse yet, the shots may remain stu... »

Merry Mocktails : Alcohol-free party drinks

Merry Mocktails : Alcohol-free party drinks

By Frederick Jerant ‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining! And as we go dashing through the snow from one party to another – some lavish, some more intimate – it’s practically a given that plenty of food and drink will be involved. And while any fan of “Mad Men” knows that alcohol was once a dominant thread in our social fabric (my ancient copy of “Esquire’s Handbook fo... »

5 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home

5 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Each year when the fall weather arrives, it reminds us to savor the few remaining warm moments outside and to recreate our own feelings of warmth in our homes. Creating a cozy setting in the home is a scalable initiative – you can make little changes here and there, subtly impacting the atmosphere and appearance, or you can completely remodel a room... »

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