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2014 Blog Cabin: Sensational Sunrooms

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Photo Courtesy: betterlivingsunrooms.com

They say people who live glass houses…are very, very lucky. Since this winter has outstayed its welcome in many parts of the country, I thought I’d spend some time thinking about one of my favorite rooms in the new Blog Cabin: the sunroom. Whether you use it to warm up on a cold day, as haven for your plants and flowers or even as more of a “moonroom,” these coveted spaces provide you with a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors from inside. Read Post…

New Coats: Exterior Paint Color Schemes

When I was growing up, we’d tell people to “turn at the pink house” in order to find ours. At 12 years old, I thought the Pepto Palace was wonderful. I’ve come to realize, however, that not everyone might have felt that way…

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Photo Courtesy: Glenn Laytom Homes

If you’d like to give your house a new look, there are two questions you might want to ask yourself when choosing your colors: Do these colors complement my home’s architecture? Will my new-hued home complement it’s environment? The 2013 Smart Home, above, manages to take one of my favorite neutrals to a new level. A beach house, the colors chosen here perfectly match the house’s style and setting. Here are a few more schemes you might want to consider. Read Post…

5 DIY Spring Cinderblock Projects

Laurie March Blog Cinder Block Zen

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’m excited that winter is on it’s way out. I’m can’t wait to garden, play lawn games and I’m very excited to start planning some of my spring outdoor projects. This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the simple cinderblock. This humble, hearty material is often appreciated more for its function than its form – but these affordable workhorses clean up really nicely! Check out some of the many ways the cinderblock might spruce up your spring. Read Post…

2014 Blog Cabin: Backyard Board Games

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Photo: ABeautifulMess.com

Those of you who have been voting up to ten times daily for your favorite 2014 Blog Cabin features know that one of the more interesting choices involves which outdoor game will be built on site: Giant Jenga or Bocce Ball? Read Post…

Not So Fast! Good-Looking Safety Gates

We can all agree that when it comes to our little ones, whether they’re your people or your pets – safety comes first. But that does beg the question – what comes second? And I think the answer is: style.

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Photo (c) Patrick Flynn

If you need a baby or pet gate at your house, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetically. Like the example above, a fantastic project by Brian Patrick Flynn, your gates don’t have to be eyesores in order to be effective. Matching a gate to your home’s design can ensure things stay both protected and pretty. Here are few safety gate styles I’ve come across while searching for all things secure in décor. Read Post…

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