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Living large in small spaces

Posted on Jan. 2, 2022 by Grace Olson

Clever apartment styling and décor They say good things come in small packages, but when the “thing” is your living space, it can be a challenge to appreciate and utilize. Yet almost 39 million people in the United States currently live in apartments. So how do you maximize space and make apartment living feel cozy, READ MORE

Choosing a fireplace

Posted on Dec. 1, 2021 by Grace Olson

What you should know about safety, efficiency and heat Hello, winter. The season has officially turned and we’re in for the long haul in the Fox Cities. Undoubtedly, when it’s cold outdoors, we crave warmth and coziness inside. Perhaps the most iconic combatant to the frigid temperatures and mental fatigue is the fireplace. They add READ MORE

A place at the table

Posted on Oct. 31, 2021 by Grace Olson

Elevate entertaining and sit down to inviting decor “The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” —Terri Marshall Regardless of age, the holiday season feels as if it holds a magical secret—the comfort of gathering around a Thanksgiving table, READ MORE

Kitchens of the Future

How to be more eco-friendly in the heart of your home The “go green” movement has taken residence in our home-improvement vernacular, as companies and homeowners try to find ways to use sustainable, more energy-efficient materials and appliances for their new or remodeled kitchens. LED lighting, quartz countertops, recycled-glass tile backsplashes, cast-iron sinks, and bamboo, READ MORE

The Art of the Entryway

As the popular adage goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is not only applicable in how we represent ourselves through dress, attitude and appearance, but also to the outside world through the aesthetic of our homes.  The entryway of the home is the focal point for visitors and READ MORE

Get Lit

From tables to torches, creative fire features extend the outdoor living season Wisconsin’s short outdoor season demands to be extended, and homeowners are doing so by adding warmth with creative fire elements like custom-built fire pits, fireplaces, tables and lanterns. “Outdoor fire features have become more popular every year over the last five years,” says READ MORE

NARI: A Month of Celebration

For National Home Improvement Month, local remodelers celebrate their most notable achievements of the year This May, contractors from across the Fox Valley are celebrating National Home Improvement Month. This includes the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI’s) Fox Valley chapter, a cohort of home improvement professionals who have led a number of creative READ MORE

Independence Gained

Creative home solutions promote togetherness and self-sufficiency Whether for aging parents or a dependent child or adult, the latest in creative home solutions offer regained independence, both financial and physical. They’ve also provided an answer for the many families across Northeastern Wisconsin who are looking to join multiple generations under one roof, while still offering READ MORE

Home on the Road

Posted on Mar. 1, 2021 by Grace Olson

Local DIY enthusiasts go the extra mile to achieve their dream campers Travel is a hobby that many consider a favorite. It starts with a spark, something igniting the desire for a change in scenery. Adventure, discovering a new culture, relaxation and a shift in routine all await when wanderlust sets in. This year, simply READ MORE

On the Move

Low home inventory and high demand are expected to persist in 2021 real estate market  Baking bread, mastering TikTok dances and adopting pets have all been popular pandemic pastimes, but home buying may be one of the most popular yet. With mortgage rates at historic lows, and home values at record highs, many buyers are READ MORE