Empty-nesters seek to banish their home’s haphazard look

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  By Jaci Conry   July 25, 2017 After 19 years living in their Colonial Revival Cape-style home, Linda and Marc Shpilner decided it was finally time for a change. They wanted a larger kitchen with a breakfast area, an office, another bathroom, and a garage. “We entertain a lot,” […] Read more »

7 Reasons to Minimize Your Kitchen

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      There are few places in the home that collect more clutter than the kitchen. Junk mail, groceries, backpacks, and contents from emptied pockets routinely add to the everyday collection of dirty plates, coffee mugs, and cooking supplies. Keeping a kitchen clutterfree requires action and resolve. But there […] Read more »

Embraced by Boomers, recliners get a makeover

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Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Ariz. But the easy chair has gotten a face lift, thanks largely to baby boomers. “Before, this furniture was strictly about the function — meaning it […] Read more »

40+ Practical Tips To Declutter Your Home

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I’ve always been the kind of person who gets slightly antsy at the sight of clutter. Some people find they’re more creative in a disorganized environment, but I notice that clutter increases my stress levels and makes me less productive. For a lot of us, a cluttered home causes discontent […] Read more »

How to declutter your life 6 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Life

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Do you remember the feeling of satisfaction you had the last time you decluttered your wardrobe? Let me spell it out to make sure you remember: you had so many clothes you didn’t need which were preventing you to find or see the clothes you loved + needed. Well, it’s […] Read more »

24 Beautiful Master Bathrooms

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Okay. We may not want to think about bathrooms any more than we have to, but when you’re talking about the bathrooms in your home, you want them to be as nice as possible. This is especially true of the master bathroom, as this is where you’ll be getting ready […] Read more »

10 Bathroom Trends for 2017

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I admit it, one of my favorite parts of my job is identifying emerging trends. Whether it’s tracking interiors, graphic design, or even music, I love it all. In so far as interior trends for 2017, bathrooms are really standing out. Although these usually small – yet important – rooms […] Read more »

How I Conquer Clutter (When it’s Emotionally Difficult)

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I understand the emotional attachment to stuff I love the idea of minimalist living. I strive towards it, in fact. (At a snails pace, yes, but still – I’m striving!) Those who are naturally minimally inclined don’t quite understand the emotional turmoil that some of us feel when we try […] Read more »

5 Reasons to Become a Minimalist

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I don’t think it’s news to anyone that I’m a huge fan of minimalism. Minimalism has enhanced my life so much that I want to share it with anyone who will listen. It has helped me find the answers to some of life’s more important questions like: Will my life be complete without this […] Read more »