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Modern Manners: Smooth Moves for Kids' Visits


Whether you are a parent who does an yearly trip to a stuffy relative’s home where your kids are not allowed to touch anything, or you’re kid free but have friends coming to visit with…

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Your Garden: 6 Fragrant Plants Surprise and Delight


One of the secrets to a successful garden design is to incorporate something sudden, a surprise for your garden visitor. This can be done in lots of ways, but one surefire way to enliven a…

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4 Materials You Should Consider for Your New Garage Door


Replacing your old window cleaning for a more attractive option will not only increase the curb appeal of your house, but it will also increase its worth. You should be able to recover as much…

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Texture Chat: 4 Foliage Types for Distinctive Gardens


The word”feel” generally brings to mind the visual characteristic of an object — it feels to the touch — but we’re talking about the visual part of texture. Texture is a part of design which…

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The Classic Gable Takes a New Turn


Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron call the gable type the “ur-type” of house, and they’ve abstracted it into residential and other commissions, including the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island, New York….

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Roots of Style: Prairie Architecture Ushers In Modern Design


Does your house hug and maintain the landscape and blend into the horizon? It could be Prairie structure or a derivation. Consider the age. At the beginning of the 20th century, America adopted the Industrial…

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A Playhouse Grows in Brooklyn


Blessed with a huge backyard in Brooklyn, New York, this family of three took advantage of the lush urban oasis. They had the gardening part in check, but they needed a bug-free area where children…

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Living Sculptures Delight at the Montreal Botanical Garden


If you wander through the Montreal Botanical Garden this summer, you’ll find furrow-browed gorillas peering in the footprints, a row of ring-tailed lemurs walking down the street and enormous red cranes towering above you. It’s…

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How Do I Sell Real Estate Throughout Probate?


Probate is the legal procedure that includes the transfer of land from an estate to the property holder’s beneficiaries. As an executor of an estate you may need to sell off real estate held by…

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Kitchen of the Week: Vintage Appeal for a Texas Bungalow


Ecofriendly designs don’t have to look flashy and new — sustainability is often better suited to homes which incorporate elements previously. The owner of the 1920s bungalow loved her residence’s personality but wished to include…

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