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You've probably never hung a door or shingled a roof. That’s why problems are scary. We share concepts, terminology so you can make smart decisions about your home ... with confidence!

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How we live at home is changing. More people are working at home, there's home schooling and we’re integrating indoor & outdoor spaces as we spend more time at home. Get ideas for your home.

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With Pinterest, Houzz and so many shows about home improvements, it's natural to have a wish list. We share our ideas, your homeowner stories and support you in achieving your dreams.

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Your home is a huge investment when you buy it, plus monthly operating costs like utility bills. We help you spend less, get more value & build homeowner equity (like a savings account).

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Why Ice Dams Happen & How to Prevent Them

learn why ice dams form & how to prevent them so your house doesn't look like this one in Exeter, New Hampshire

Icicles might look magical but they signal that you have problems on your roof. Icicles mean melting snow on the roof is not able to flow freely off the roof, so the water freezes and causes ices dams. Ice dams are bad because [Learn More…]

Lighting & Decorating with Lanterns

you can get lots of ideas for decorating with lanterns on the Lantern & Scroll website as they're the experts!

Walking through hundreds of exhibits at the international builder show (IBS) can be overwhelming, so it's relaxing to stop and explore products you recognize but don't know much about. Thus my visit at the [Learn More…]

Baby Gates & Why We Think This One is Perfect

baby gates can be hard to maneuver around so shop around before you buyBaby (or puppy) gates work but they're a hassle – storing them when not in use, putting them up, taking them down and what I like least, climbing over them as you move from room to room.

In fact these gates cause you to change how you navigate around your house. [Learn More…]

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Rooms at Home

Rethinking Our Homes: Spare Bedroom Ideas

we need our master bedroom & bedrooms for our kids, but maybe there are spare bedroom ideas to enhance your life at homeWhen searching for a new house, one of the first questions you get asked is how many bedrooms do you need? This question probably makes perfect sense for young couples planning a family. For others, the question is often less about sleeping and more about spare bedroom ideas  [Go Explore…]

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Home Aspriations

Barn Red Brightens Up the Countryside

this barn is more of a fire-engine red than the classic barn redBarn red is a color most people recognize. But why red? Why is red traditionally used for painting barns?

First you want to ask yourself, why paint a barn in the first place? It's just a house for animals. Why go through the trouble? A lot of people think you paint a barn or house to make it pretty but that's wrong. [Start Dreaming …]

An Extraordinary Picket Fence

planting perennials along your picket fence can dress up your home's curb appeal & help keep the weeds down.

The white picket fence is probably the most popular fence in the US since the colonial era. Traditionally they were made of wood and painted white although the most common material used today is polyvinyl chloride (PVC) but there are other materials you can use … [Start Dreaming …]

Color Trends: Where Do They Come From?

this dining room has a color trend of green and greyColor trends are all around us. They affect the clothes we wear, the furniture we buy, and the way we decorate our homes. Some colors may be popular year after year, but they eventually move on. You've probably seen a bathroom with [Start Dreaming …]

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Saving Money

How to Clean Siding for 6 Common Materials

you want to greet your friends & neighbors with a house that loos great, so it might be time to learn how to clean sidingSpringtime. It’s the season for airing out the house, washing windows, scrubbing floors and all-around general cleaning to clear off the last bits of winter. But home maintenance means more than cleaning the inside of your home. [Save More…]

Housing Industry Trends 2018

housing industry trends were the focus of the 2018 Design & Construction Week

The largest housing industry show occurs at the beginning of each year, and this year it was held in Orlando, Florida. Design & Construction week combines several shows to introduce housing industry trends to the world's builders, remodelers [Save More…]

What is Net Neutrality & Why It Matters!

it's hard to explain what is net neutrality as you can't really see it, except in your Internet bill which is now going to increase with the FCC voting to stop regulating the Internet

Wondering what net neutrality means and why you should care? The best analogy I've come up with is your cable TV bill. If you're old enough you remember when television was free, when families watched the Ed Sullivan show [Save More…]

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How to Create Your Dream Home

Have you got a long list of projects that never seem to get done? We're here to help you prioritize what needs to get done now, along with tips to create your dream home and the lifestyle you want. Our free report will help you remember what's really important, what you loved about the houses where you’ve lived.

Owning 12+ houses through the years working for I've Been Moved (IBM), gave me lots of experience to share about what works, and what doesn't. Then I settled down to live/work in one place, and started a handyman business (8 years, 2,000 homeowners). I discovered my passion for helping women learn to manage their homes with confidence. So let’s connect and create the house you've always dreamed of!

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