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May 12, 2017

Building a Brunch Nook Part 2: Building and Accessorizing


Once you’ve chosen a space for your new brunch nook, it’s time to plan the building process. You’ll want to think about the functionality you want from this new addition to your home. Below are the main points you’ll need to consider.

Creating a Mood

Think about why you want a new space in your home in the first place. Likely, it’s because you want an attractive space to feed and entertain guests. Maybe you want a quiet, pleasant area to drink your coffee and wake up in the mornings. Think about when you’ll get the most use out of your new brunch nook and design it accordingly.

Maybe you want an old-fashioned, rustic feel. In that case, you [...]

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May 12, 2017

Disasters That Your Homeowner’s Insurance May Not Cover

News coverage of hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods always features sad footage of wrecked homes and homeless families. As victims struggle to put their lives back together, you hope they have adequate insurance to cover their losses.

Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t. Some major disasters, including floods, landslides, and earthquakes are not covered under standard homeowners’ policies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) provides flood insurance to owners who live in flood prone areas. Homeowners must obtain additional coverage at additional expense from private insurers for damage caused by the movement of the earth. Damage from pests, such [...]

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May 12, 2017

Planning a Move With Your Pet? Where to Stay While “On the Road”

Sixty-five percent of U.S. households have at least one pet. That means, when people move, their pets move. When your move involves a long road trip, it typically means overnight stays along the way. And in some cases, you may need to find extended stay options if your new home is not ready for move-in. A bit more planning is involved when moving with pets to ensure there is lodging that welcomes them.

Not all hotels welcome pets. So, it’s best not to assume that you can simply get in the car and stop at any place along the way. Further, accommodations that do allow pets have varying pet policies and room availability. Booking pet-friendly lodging ahead of time allows [...]

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May 12, 2017

Design Ideas to Create a Kid-Free Oasis in Your Home

Racking your brain for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Splurge a little and create a kid-free oasis in your home just for mom.
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