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Monthly Archives: March 2015

    Decorating tips for anyone on a shoestring budget

    By Barry Evans | March 31, 2015

    Call us optimists, but we think everyone under the sun can and should have a beautiful home. If you’re pinching pennies, there’s plenty you can do to create a stylish and inviting home for yourself and your friends. The first step (and this is true no matter where or how you live) is to clean... Read More

    The New Home Source Interview

    By Barry Evans | March 30, 2015

    If you asked the 11-year-old Phil Kean what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would have told you an architect. It’s not often someone actually pursues a path they identify at such a young age, but Kean — who is one of the largest custom homebuilders in Florida — has done that... Read More

    Tips: 8 winter home maintenance to dos

    By Barry Evans | March 29, 2015

    Mid-winter is a good time to check for ways to reduce home energy consumption and prevent appliance and equipment breakdowns. Here are eight home maintenance tips to improve energy efficiency and keep appliances and heating systems running well. •Pay attention to changes in appliance and heating and cooling equipment performance. Changes in appliance and equipment... Read More

    Top to Bottom Tips to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    By Barry Evans | March 28, 2015

    Boosting your home’s curb appeal can help it stand out. Whether your goal is to personalize the exterior for your own enjoyment or you have plans to sell and want to improve resale value, there is great worth in this pursuit. To get started, take a logical top to bottom approach, and keep in mind... Read More

    Start decorating at the curb

    By Barry Evans | March 25, 2015

    We always talk in this column about decorating our home’s interior and how to make our outdoor spaces beautiful (coming soon), but with spring around the corner, I think we should pay a little attention to the sometimes overlooked curb appeal of our homes. One of my favorite British sitcoms features in every episode, a... Read More

    Home tips, decor and more

    By Barry Evans | March 24, 2015

    As the days get brighter and lingering winter dust becomes more visible to the discerning eye, we can literally see our homes are screaming out for a spring clean. Follow my Top 10 Spring-cleaning Tips – the results are worth the effort! 1. Don’t put it on the long finger. The stress of an impending... Read More

    Tips for keeping your home safe from burglars

    By Barry Evans | March 23, 2015

    At Dalton Timmis Insurance in Midland, we know how much your home means to you and your family. That’s why it’s very important that you take measures to burglar-proof your property. Burglary is always a crime of opportunity. Most burglars attack during the daytime when dense bushes and trees protect them from view and the building appears... Read More

    Home awakening

    By Barry Evans | March 22, 2015

    Preparing for a foray here last year, Ikea, a global home furnishing giant, did some research on Korean consumers, collecting as many images of their homes as possible. What it ended up with were hordes of images of almost identical-looking apartment units: white wallpaper, cookie-cutter room and furniture layouts and, above all, the decided lack... Read More

    Top 10 Designer Tips

    By Barry Evans | March 21, 2015

    Ten designers each share a terrific decorating tip for your home In our most recent reader survey, we asked what you needed from us to improve your homes. “Decorating ideas!” came in loud and clear. To give you the very best, we approached 10 of America’s hottest designers for their No. 1 tip—hits for your... Read More

    Six home decor tips for renters

    By Barry Evans | March 20, 2015

    LOOK CLOSELY: The furnishings here are consistent and will be easy to move to a new home if need be. An increasing portion of the population are becoming locked out of the property market, especially in Auckland, and many New Zealanders are citing long-term renting as their only option. So many are now seeking a... Read More

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