Monthly Archives: January 2014


Outdoor Living Room Ideas: Built-in vs. Portable Firepits

A great feature for any outdoor living room is a place for a fire. The warm flames add an element of coziness and fun that cannot be matched. One of the biggest questions a homeowner is faced with is whether to invest in a portable firepit or to plan around a built-in one. Each choice has […]

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How can you make your ceilings appears taller than they actually are?

Today, ceilings on new construction homes are usually 9 feet with plenty of custom options at 10 feet or more. If your home has lower ceilings, don’t despair. There are a number of decorating tricks you can employ to give a room the feeling of high ceilings. Paint: Designers don’t always agree on whether the […]

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What makes the perfect guest bedroom?

A guest bedroom should be a place where visitors can feel relaxed and carve out a little space of their own in an unfamiliar setting. Making guests feel welcome means providing them with all of the things they need, plus a few extras so they feel pampered. Clean sheets and comfortable bedding are items that […]

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Keeping your pipes warm during cold fronts

The recent spate of frigid weather caused havoc on many fronts. Long distance travel was disrupted. Local travel was a nightmare also as roads were iced over and hard to drive on. Record low temperatures ground most of life to a halt. One of the most perplexing problems during the cold was broken pipes. Protect […]

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Children’s Mudroom Design Ideas

The entryway to a home defines a visitor’s first impression. Busy families often struggle to find the best way to keep the mudroom from becoming a jumbled mess of shoes, boots, coats, hats and backpacks. Families with kids face the dilemma of creating a mudroom that caters to the clutter and chaos that comes with […]

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Modern Bathroom Design Ideas: Stone

Adding stone features and accents to a custom home’s master bathroom enhances the space and provides a durable and easily-maintained surface. Stone is one of the best materials to use in wet areas, since it stands up to traffic and is impervious to water inside the home. Flooring A stone floor in the bathroom can […]

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Easy ways to move into your new home

Moving into your new Lifestyle Builders home can be easy if you get organized. Organization may be a task that you don’t look forward to, but it is not difficult if you use some of these easy recommendations to move into your new Lifestyle Builders home: Closets:    Who hasn’t looked in their closet and […]

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