Life at Home

Lighting for a Relaxing Great Room

November 30, 2017
The Samson

Today, our friends at Progress Lighting are sharing a few tips to help choose your lighting for a relaxing great room! From holiday celebrations with family to cozy movie date nights, the living room is essential to planned gatherings, as well as everyday life at home. The key to creating an inviting space for your guests is using a layered approach with your lighting. A layered lighting approach involves using a combination of different fixtures to create overall illumination in a space. Instead of choosing…

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Buying a Home

Which Homebuilder is the Best?

November 29, 2017

Just starting your new home search? Well, you may soon realize that not all homebuilders are created equal. Don’t assume every builder offers the same standard home features and options. Instead, do a little house-hunting homework. Here are some questions to keep in mind when comparing various homebuilders: How long have you been in business? Do you offer a variety of floor plans? Are there furnished models I can tour to get a better feel for your product? Will you allow me to personalize my…

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Turkey Day Take Two: Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 24, 2017
Thanksgiving dinner

Forget Black Friday doorbusters: the best part of the day after Thanksgiving has always been the leftovers! Turn your Turkey Day dishes into next-day deliciousness with these can’t-miss recipes, and make the holiday last a little longer. Leftover Stuffing Waffles The morning after Thanksgiving calls for a festive breakfast, and these flavorful stuffing waffles are just the thing. Add a dollop of cranberry sauce for sweetness, or go savory with gravy. Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins with Oat Streusel Topping Whether you’ve scheduled a day full…

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Get Inspired by Our Thanksgiving Tablescape

November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Set the stage for a memorable holiday (and that tasty turkey with all the trimmings!) with this natural, autumn-inspired tablescape. Layering is key when dressing up any dinner table. Start with a tablecloth or—in this case, placemats—and work your way to an eye-catching centerpiece. The following elements help transform an ordinary wood dining table into a warm, welcoming, stylish space to gather with family and friends on Turkey Day: Soothing shades of brown, cream and copper are reminiscent of…

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Infographic: What Homebuyers Need at the Closing Table

November 13, 2017

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a repeat buyer who’s a little fuzzy on closing-day details, this infographic could help you prepare for a smoother experience at the closing table. These tips (and more) are included in our Ultimate Moving Pack, a free resource that you can download here.      

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