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Investing in Heirlooms

Your parents just downsized from a large family home into a smaller, lower maintenance dwelling, so you’re inheriting a piece of furniture. In the best case, it’s a four-poster bed …

Bath Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Remodeling

Eco Friendly Bath Remodeling Ideas

Question: We are remodeling our bathroom and want to make some environmentally friendly design and product choices. What are some easy ways to go green? Answer: Chances are parts of …

Bath Ideas & Quick Tips Kitchen Practical Tips For the Home

Prevent Hot Water Scaulds

Question: I recently read an article about a young child who attempted to pull herself up using the hot water handle and when the 140ºF water rushed out, she was …

Housekeeping Ideas & Quick Tips Kitchen

Care for Wooden Cutting Boards

Question: How should I care for my wooden cutting boards? Answer: Proper care of your wooden cutting boards can extend their life and keep them sanitary for years. Washing: Never …

Curb Appeal Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Staging Your Home for a Quicker Sale

Did you know that a staged home can sell almost 50% quicker, and for as much as 10 percent more, than a non-staged home? * The goal of staging is …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips

Home Design on an Evolving Budget

We’re all used to seeing gorgeously designed spaces in magazines and on television, but few of us have the budget to do whole-house makeovers! However, I believe that every time …

Ellen's Blog Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Quick Tips for Making Your Home a Haven

Gas prices – and the prices of everything else – are on the rise, and it looks like it’s sparking a major decorating trend. Sanctuary. No matter where they live, people are …