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This May Quickly Become the Most Enjoyable Room in Your Home

Looking for a great way to revitalize your home? A way to make the time you spend at home more enjoyable? Possibly even increase your home’s resale value? Then consider adding a new, special-purpose room. A special-purpose room is a space dedicated to … read more

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Teri's Tips

Aromatherapy in Your Garden

How about am aromatic garden? Perfume-scented flowers, blooming trees and herbs in the garden are so important for insects, animals and people. Plant fragrances change your mood and brighten your spirits and can be very calming. You can create a scented haven with … read more

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The Sip

Delicious Winter Wines

As winter blankets the Pacific Northwest, there’s something truly magical about sipping on a glass of wine fireside, indulging in the warmth and richness that only this season can bring. From robust cabernet sauvignon to velvety merlot and buttery chardonnay, these wines capture … read more

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Five Messages Your Yard Sends Potential Home Buyers

More than three-quarters of Americans who have a yard say it’s one of the most important parts of their home, according to a poll commissioned by the TurfMutt Foundation and conducted online by The Harris Poll. Another report from Zillow indicates that the backyard is a must-have feature for buyers. … read more

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Common Misconceptions about Life Insurance

With the cost of most goods and services on the rise, straining many household budgets, families are likely looking for ways to cut expenses. But it’s important to make wise decisions before cutting, as some expenses are worth more than they cost and can provide a lot of benefits. … read more

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Barb's Open Kitchen

How to Use a Stand Mixer Like a Pro

Kitchen shops and big-box stores feature a virtual cornucopia of laborsaving, timesaving appliances for the home cook. Perhaps the most popular appliance is the countertop stand mixer, a veritable workhorse that whips, kneads and beats doughs of every description. In addition, many manufacturers … read more

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Boost the Beauty and Comfort of Your Outdoor Spaces

Add some comfort and beauty to your outdoor spaces this year. Look for options that fit your lifestyle, budget and schedule. Even simple changes can make a positive impact on the time you spend relaxing and entertaining on your patio, deck or other … read more

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Understanding the Real Estate Landscape

Understanding the Real Estate Landscape

Trends in real estate and home buying go far beyond mortgage rates and home prices. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate has identified several more trends that provide insight into today’s homebuyer and what they are looking for in a home. Who are … read more

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Design|Build

How to Make Your Project Appeal to a Remodel Contractor

As a professional, certified builder specializing in residential remodel, I am engaged by hundreds of potential clients each year. Because of such huge demand and a shortage of qualified remodelers, contractors must be very tactical about what jobs they pursue. There’s just not … read more

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