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4 Fab Features for Outdoor Kitchens

The weekend is here! Time to fire up the grill, slip off your shoes and enjoy the great wide open. If you spend a lot of time eating and entertaining outside, an outdoor kitchen might be right up your alley.

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While a simple barbeque works fine for some, adding counter space, appliances, cook tops and dining areas can transform your family’s lifestyle completely. If you’re thinking of making an investment in eating alfresco, here are a few things you might want to consider. Read Post…

Grass Color Guide: Listen to Your Lawn

Lawn Blog by Laurie March

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Ah, summer at last! That time of year when we all strive for pristine, dark-green lawns and often end up with anything but. I guess it really isn’t easy being green! If your lawn has taken on every shade of the rainbow, it may be trying to communicate an underlying – and potentially major – issue. I called up my buddy Chris Lemcke at Weed Man to ask for some advice. Here’s the color guide Chris shared with me – really helpful stuff for those of us with yelling yards. Read Post…

Saturation Station: A Look at Lavender

As an avid gardener, I’ve spent a lot of time outdoors lately. While working on my cucumbers, chilies and tomatoes, I’ve fallen in love with the colors found in another early summer staple: lavender.

Lauroe March Blog Lavender

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The card catalog above has been beautifully ombred (can that be a verb?) by my friend, Charlotte. I can’t stop staring at all of the lovely shades next to one another. Though lavender is a soft, subtle color, it can pack a lot of punch stylistically. Here’s how this hue might complement some of your spaces. Read Post…

For Your Door: Killer Kick Plates

How’s your door doing these days? Your front door is the first piece of your home to greet your guests and loved ones, so it might be a good idea to spruce it up a bit. There are many ways to do so, including adding new hardware, paint and house numbers – but I’ve been checking out one of my favorite door additions: the kick plate.

Kick Plates for Doors Laurie March Blog HGTV
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A kick plate covers the lower portion of a door, the part that experiences the most wear and tear. These protective sheets of metal ward off and/or mask foot scuffs, pet scratches and water damage. Usually matched to a door’s hardware, these beauties are available in a variety of finishes, often completing a classy and classic look. Read Post…

Patriotic Palettes: Red, White and Blue for Any Room

Red White and Blue House Laurie March Blog
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Last year, I took a look at the different ways we can bring our Fourth of July celebrations outside. This year, I’ve decided to bring the party indoors. I’m talking about the colors red, white and blue. These three buddies get along really well and can be incorporated into the design scheme of any room. Let’s take a look at some Independence Day inspired styles. Read Post…

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