When Allen’s North Carolina home was built more than 80 years ago, the area was rich with farms that contributed to the agricultural economy of the time. As the nearby town of Charlotte continued to grow, the area became a bedroom community for commuters to the city, and the farms began to slowly disappear.Read More »
The beach cottage — described as a “tear down” by the realtor — had seen better days since being built in 1939. But the waterfront location in St. Teresa on Florida’s panhandle was exactly what Haile and Ben wanted. The couple had already restored an 1850s-era home less than two hours away in Thomasville, Georgia, so renovating this vacation cottage seemed like a breeze.Read More »
Have plans this weekend? If you have a free day, a free afternoon, or even just a free hour, you have time to update your home before clocking into work on Monday morning. With the simple and easy fixes below, you can transform your home with plenty of time to spare for enjoying the summer sun and fun.
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When Melissa and her husband decided to build a new home as a gathering place for family and friends, she envisioned a space that was not only welcoming but would be designed for aging in place.
“I wanted to create a home that we can enjoy now and long into the future,” Melissa says. Located in southwestern Michigan, just two miles from the shores of Lake Michigan, the home serves as a place of retreat in a charming farm town. Melissa notes that barn lighting was key to her vision for her modern industrial farmhouse.Read More »
There’s so much to love about spring! With the warmer weather and the season’s explosion of color, the porch is once again a popular spot to watch the kids play, check out the neighbors’ new flowers, and enjoy hearing the birds again.Read More »