Category Archives: DIY💭

Do You Remember…Window Seats

 These simple design features were as common in older homes as ketchup at a cookout. The best seats were like the one I had in my first home: It had a hinged lid, which created a great storage area under … Continue reading

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Do you remember…Full Attics

Did you grow up in a house with an attic filled with your parents’ treasures and memories? Most architects and builders kicked those features to the curb decades ago, as prefabricated wood trusses became the belle of the ball. Guess … Continue reading

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Hostess Gift

What is your favorite host or hostess gift? And what’s the best host gift you’ve received?

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Do you remember…Laundry Chutes

Did you use to send plastic army men on secret missions down those chutes? Why would architects snub their noses at these marvelous features of multilevel homes? Yes, laundry rooms have, for the most part, moved up to the main … Continue reading

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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What do you do to make your guests feel special and at home? A: The feeling of welcome and showing that you’re happy to see your guest when they come across your doorstep is the most important thing you can do … Continue reading

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