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5 Best Remodel Projects to do During the Winter

Winter months can sure feel long when you’re cooped up inside your home. Especially here in the Midwest. However, indoor home renovation can be rewarding and help those long months fly by. Here are a few remodeling ideas that can jump start you on your way to a newly renovated home by spring.
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Blue, Blue, Blue, Christmas

What to do with a roll of painter’s tape in December? How about a friendly Christmas Tree Competition between Hirshfield’s retail stores? The criteria are to make a Christmas tree out of one roll of blue tape. Throw in a dash of creativity, a splash of espirit de corps and here you have the  2015...
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Friday Finds: 8 Tips for Your Outdoor Christmas Decoration

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as Christmas lights reflecting off of the winter’s first blanket of snow. So, to make sure your home is prepared, inside and out, for the Holiday Season, here are 8 great tips for outdoor Christmas decorations. 1. Make Christmas Light Balls If you have a home full of little ones, or...
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Interior Design: When to DIY and When to Work With a Professional

Cable TV is full of Interior Design shows. Click a channel, and you’ll see somebody remodeling a home. And those designers make the makeovers look so easy — like you could just do it yourself. Inspirational, for sure. But is that realistic?  In other words, when can you DIY, and when should you hire a designer?...
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Getting Your Guest Room Ready for the Holidays

Now that the holidays are almost upon us, it’s a great time to make sure that your guest room is in top shape. Even if you don’t have the time for a full redesign, there are still things you can do to make your guests feel more at home in your guest room. Here are...
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Bachman’s Holiday Ideas House 2015

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Bachman’s historic homestead on Lyndale Avenue South. Festive floral and table arrangements, one-of-a-kind pieces, repurposed pieces, and new items all nestled alongside each other for a “making it merry” home. Props to the design team for sharing their awesome creativity! Key trends to look for in...
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Friday Finds: Enhancing Your Decor for the Holiday Season

November is a season of change. From autumn towards winter. From Thanksgiving towards Christmas and the new year. And we just love to decorate for the seasons. So, while you warm up for colder weather, we have some tips and tricks to make your home look perfect for the holiday season. If you have the...
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Friday Finds: 4 Examples of Awesome Halloween Decor

Halloween is just around the corner, and to invite those adorable trick-or-treaters, consider adding some Halloween décor to make your home festive and ready for the spooky holiday. Here are five quick and easy ways to add some (pumpkin) spice for the holiday:
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Wallcovering Wednesday: Industrial Inspiration

The hottest look in wallcoverings doesn’t look like wallpaper, at all.  Stone, brick and other industrial inspirations are part of these popular new designs. York’s Urban Chic collection draws on raw, unfinished warehouse looks and street scenes with “Brick”, “Pound the Pavement,” and “Street Art.”
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Friday Finds: Exterior Painting Tips for Fall

Fall is just around the corner, and along with the pumpkin spice lattes comes chillier weather. Since the hot summer sun won’t be beating down your back, fall can be an ideal time for painting the exterior of your home — just don’t wait too late in the season, when cold weather can become an...
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