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Fall Book Recommendations

September 17, 2019

Ready to fall into a good book? Whether you enjoy fiction or nonfiction, sci-fi or suspense, we’ve got you covered this sweater season! So, change into your favorite flannel pjs, grab a pumpkin spice latte (don’t forget the whipped cream!) and settle down with one of these exciting reads that have racked up rave reviews in recent years: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover If you have yet to read this moving memoir, which was named one of the “10 Best Books of 2018” by…

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Most Popular Blog Stories on Social Media

September 9, 2019
Mexican couple hanging out in Coffeeshop.

We love our blog, and we thoroughly enjoy sharing home-focused articles on social media! In honor of Homeward’s eighth anniversary, we’ve compiled this year’s most popular blog stories (according to our audiences on social media). Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize This blog was written in 2017, but it remains a fan favorite! Moving can definitely be a daunting prospect; be sure to check out this article for tips on preparing for a move. Your 2-month Moving Checklist When you’ve finished decluttering…

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Vendor Spotlight: Sherwin-Williams®

August 28, 2019

Sherwin-Williams® has been our paint vendor for many years. When you purchase a Richmond American home, we’ll have a range of shades to choose from already color-matched with our flooring and tile selections. We recently had an opportunity to learn about paint trends from Sherwin-Williams Director of Product Information and Technical Services Rick Watson and Director of Color Marketing Sue Wadden. They are a wealth of knowledge of current trends and features. Check out how they answered the following questions: 1) Gray paint in various shades…

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How to Set up a Homework Station for Kids

August 6, 2019

Want to set your kids up for academic success this school year? A homework station can help! Follow these simple steps to create a dedicated homework area that’s so inviting, they’ll actually look forward to their next assignment! Choose a location. It can be tough to concentrate in noisy, heavily trafficked areas, so your kitchen table probably won’t make an ideal space for school work. Instead, find a private, well-lit area that is free of distractions. If you have more than one child, set up…

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Setting up a Craft Room

July 16, 2019
Robert floor plan - Craft room

Practically every “crafter” dreams of a dedicated space in which they can unleash their creativity. Whether you’re interested in scrapbooking, sewing, painting or quilting, we’re here to help! Check out the following tips for creating a cozy craft corner—or spacious craft room—that seamlessly integrates with your home’s layout and design. Pay attention to lighting. It’s ideal to set up your crafting station in an area with abundant natural light. Windows are especially beneficial if you plan to photograph crafts in progress. If you must use…

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