A home is so much more than four walls, the roof overhead or the appliances in the kitchen. We fill our houses with lots of things, from furniture to clothes and crafting supplies if that’s what you love to do. Yet what’s most important is how we spend time at home
We’re getting older with 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, yikes! We’re healthier and many older people are working beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Most people want to stay in their homes so it’s important that we all learn about aging in place.
Once the kids finish college and the mortgage is paid off, many couples decide to invest in a second home. There was an open house fund raiser benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Orlando, and Landmark Custom Builders was gracious enough to give me a personal tour a week later when my trip to Florida got delayed. What … Read More
Do you love your home office? If you don’t, do you know why your home office design isn’t working for you? There’s a story behind these questions which prompted my research on this topic.
Green plants are wonderful to look outdoors. And they’re one of the best interior decorating secrets to keep you healthy at home. Indoor plants come in different shapes, sizes and color and they’re fairly inexpensive compared to many decorating accessories, so let’s look at why you want to add them to your home. Many indoor plants filter out airborne … Read More
There are many house building mistakes you can make, especially when you design your own house. Design mistakes are common which is why blueprints are so important when building a house. It’s your opportunity to see how all the pieces fit together. These plans enable you to identify and fix problems more cheaply than moving walls after the … Read More
Saving the environment doesn’t require spending lots of money. It’s more about making small changes to how we live our lives on a day to day basis. It means learning how our actions affect the rest of the world. By understanding how things impact the environment, we hope you’ll want to make some of the changes shared here. By … Read More
It’s spring and all the stores have a huge swingset on display. The question is how do you find the best swingsets when there are so many to pick from. Before you buy a swingset because it looks cool at the store, do some research. Finding the best swingsets is a lot like finding the perfect house for your … Read More
We all dream about the things we would change in our home if time and money were limitless. And then there’s reality, as we all have budget and calendar limitations. Maria understands these challenges. She was once the publisher and editor of a home industry magazine, Builder Design Center Magazine. Maria had a budget for … Read More
Do you work at home? Do you know if you qualify to take a home office deduction? Sadly most Americans aren’t claiming their home office on their taxes. According to Forbes.com, “… an estimated 26 million Americans have home offices, but just 3.4 million taxpapers claim a home office deduction”. Why aren’t people claiming a home … Read More