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Make This

by Erin Vaughan
9/19/2017

Make This

by Erin Vaughan
9/19/2017

Deck Maintenance Checklist: How to Restore & Maintain a Deck

A deck is just like anything else in your home: to maintain its lustre throughout the years, you’ll need to give it a little TLC every once in a while. Luckily, deck care is a lot less demanding than most other home maintenance jobs. In fact, a weekend of attention is all most decks require to keep in shape throughout the year. Here’s what to do and how to keep yours looking good as new all year long.

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Home Sweet Hometown

by Jamie Schultz
9/5/2017

Home Sweet Hometown

by Jamie Schultz
9/5/2017

Home Sweet Hometown: Manasquan

The Jersey Shore is known for its beaches and iconic boardwalks, where you can fill up on a sausage-and-peppers sandwich and a cone of orange cream frozen custard, play a few rounds of skee ball and take in the sunshine as you walk the boards. 

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Characters of Note

by Miguel Guzman
8/23/2017

Characters of Note

by Miguel Guzman
8/23/2017

Try this Approach to Modern Farmhouse Exterior Design

There’s a reason the traditional farmhouse style is still trending after hundreds of years. It’s simple, stylish and smart—one that centers on sustainable design. Incorporate modern details and you’ve likely got a home style that will stick around another hundred.

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Make This

by Jamie Schultz
8/8/2017

Make This

by Jamie Schultz
8/8/2017

Tips for Cleaning Your Siding

There’s nothing like the look and feel of clean. Whether it’s your kitchen tile floor, your car, or your home’s siding and trim. When something is so clean it sparkles, you feel accomplished, and it looks its best.

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Make This

by Bridget Kulla
7/27/2017

Make This

by Bridget Kulla
7/27/2017

Let’s Luau! Plan Your Own Summer BBQ Bash

It’s summer, the perfect time to fire up the grill and gather with friends. This year, spice it up and plan an authentic luau-style shindig in your own backyard. We find a thriving party is all about tasty food and drinks, plenty of friends and the sound of laughter in the air. And when it comes to a luau, your guests may arrive as friends, but when they leave, they’re “ohana.”

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Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
6/27/2017

Gatherings

by Bridget Kulla
6/27/2017

Amp Up the Americana

July Fourth marks the birth of American independence, and has since 1776. With the summer sun shining down and a cold drink in hand, it’s the perfect day to applaud what we love about U.S. Many celebrate the day by organizing family gatherings, loading up the grill with hamburgers and launching a few fireworks.

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Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
6/18/2017

Inspired Moments

by Jamie Schultz
6/18/2017

Here's to Dad

​This Father’s Day, soak up the Sunday by giving a shout out to the father or father-figure in your life. Whether it’s your dad, your stepdad, your grandpa, or your hubby—he deserves a hearty pat on the back, and there’s no better day than today.

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Make This

by Jamie Schultz
5/31/2017

Make This

by Jamie Schultz
5/31/2017

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas and Design Tips

​The kitchen is the gathering place of the home, where family meets over meals and conversation. And it makes perfect sense; it’s where the smell of roasted vegetables and seared steaks fill the air, where the wine is poured, and where the food preparation makes up a majority of the fun.

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Inspired Moments

by Bridget Kulla
5/14/2017

Inspired Moments

by Bridget Kulla
5/14/2017

Mother’s Day

Mom, mama, mum—whatever you call her, just be sure you do on May 14.  It’s Mother’s Day, the perfect day to thank your mom—and all the moms you know—for all they do. Whether it’s your mom, your grandmother, your sister or your friend, it’s the day to recognize one of the most difficult, selfless, rewarding jobs in the world, motherhood.

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Make This

by Erin Vaughan
5/2/2017

Make This

by Erin Vaughan
5/2/2017

6 Ways to Add Bright Color to Your Home This Spring

Out with the old, and in with the new! Spring is here, and that means a fresh new palette of dazzling colors to choose from—but don’t worry, we’re not talking about your ordinary tired pastels here. Cool greens, sizzling neons, and intense yellows will all bring on that warm weather feeling—with a kick! Banish the winter blues from your home (both literally and figuratively) with these projects.

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