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Finding the Best Used Furniture

December 31 2010 Finding great used furniture takes some digging – yard sales, consignment stores, antique malls, and more. Some items aren’t worth the trip home, so before you plunk you’re your money, consider some tips on what makes a smart buy in used furniture. Dealista.QuickAndDirtyTips.com’s Linsey Knerl offers a short list of … read more

Knock Rust and Dust Off Your Grill Before You Barbeque

June 30 2010 If you’re a homeowner with a gas grill, you probably are already looking forward to having your first barbeque of the season. Since most people tend not to use their grills over the winter, your grill has had time to accumulate some dust, rust, and a potential insect infestation by … read more

The Craftsman Bungalow

May 31 2010 Older neighborhoods often feature bungalows – small homes that are full of charm. Among the most popular is the Craftsman bungalow, designs that celebrate the wood, stone, iron, ceramic and glass craftsmen of the early 1900s to about 1930.  Inspired by the British arts and crafts movement of the late … read more

All About the Prairie-style Home

March 31 2010 All About the Prairie-style Home The Prairie style for home design is one of the few truly American designs in architecture.  Considered “modern” in style, it is the creation of an organic style by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  The name derived from the publication in 1901, “A Home in a Prairie Town” which Wright … read more

Why We Love Ranch-style Homes

March 31 2010 If you’re a homebuyer, you either love ranch-style homes or you think they’re hopelessly out of date. Either way, here are a few tidbits you didn’t know that will help you appreciate them a lot more.  Eighty percent of existing housing was built before 1980, according to the U.S. Census, … read more

The Fairytale Tudor

February 28 2010 Few homes have more charm than the Medieval revival style of architecture affectionately known as the Tudor. Defined by steeply pitched and gabled roofs, prominent chimneys, and decorative timber, the Tudor style is equally attractive in cottages or palatial estates. Tudor revival homes are recreations of late medieval architecture popularized … read more

Budget Mudroom Makeover

October 31 2009 Is your home’s mudroom or entryway a cluttered mess of coats and boots that makes it hard to see the floor? Don’t sweat it. You are not alone. By bringing organization to this space in a house, you can provide a much warmer welcome to visitors, cut down on time … read more