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How to Host an Amazing Holiday Office Party
Depending on how well it is executed, a company’s holiday party can be either the most anticipated or the most dreaded event of the year. When done right, an office holiday party should bring together colleagues, make them feel appreciated for the year’s work, and give them a chance to socialize and get to know one another away from the pressures of the workweek. Use...
Stunning Hardwood Floor Designs
The gleaming, polished hardwood floors of today have been a popular flooring option since the late 19th century, and these floors aren’t going anywhere soon: hardwood floors remain a staple in residential flooring, offering both a classic look and opportunities for customization. Currently, we have more hardwood flooring options available than ever, including some truly...
How to Festively Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
The holiday season is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by decorating your home, inside and out? Decorating for a holiday gathering or dinner party can be a fun way to get into the holiday spirit, and the decorations bring a holiday cheer to even an ordinary day. How will you decorate your home this year? We’ve compiled some...
Creating a Toasty, Warm Fireplace for Your Home
On cold winter nights, there’s nothing quite like curling up next to a crackling fireplace to keep you warm and cozy. In addition to warming your house, often cutting down on energy bills, a fireplace also creates a warm and inviting ambiance and a great place to gather when guests visit. If you are considering installing a new fireplace in your home or renovating an...
Thanksgiving is a cherished American tradition, when families gather together to give thanks, celebrate the year, and enjoy a feast in good company. Many families have traditional food dishes such as turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie they prepare each year, but Thanksgiving is more than just a meal. Typically, playing host on this holiday involves...
Build the Ultimate Man Cave
For many men, the ultimate dream home includes one essential element: the man cave. A man cave is a place where a guy can escape from the stresses of work and life to unwind alone or in the company of his closest friends. They’re typically built in areas like garages, attics, or basements, so it typically takes some hard work to turn an unfinished room into the ultimate...
How to Keep Your Attic Neat and Tidy
In most homes, the attic is the place where things go that are seldom used but that the family just isn’t ready to part with quite yet. Because most attics provide ample space that isn’t useful for anything other than storage, it can be easy to send boxes and boxes of junk up to the attic until it’s all but impossible to find what you’re looking for. And while your stuff...
Why Neighborhood Volunteering Matters
October 5th is National Do Something Nice Day, and people across the country will be taking the opportunity to buy someone else a morning coffee, lend a neighbor a helping hand, or call up that friend they haven’t spoken to in ages. This holiday reminds us to do those little acts of kindness that we’d ideally be doing every day, and can be a great reminder to give back to...
How to Keep Your Shoe Closet Clean
Keeping a shoe closet clean, organized, and smelling fresh can be a challenge, especially if it hasn’t been cleaned for some time. Even if you started with the perfect organizational plan for your shoes, over time it can become a much easier to just toss your shoes into the area after a long day at work. Even the most well-organized shoe rack may begin to develop an...
Making a Spooky Haunted House
Halloween is just around the corner, and no night of trick-or-treating would be complete without at least one neighborhood haunted house. Whether you opt for a graveyard scene, a mad scientist’s laboratory, or a zombie apocalypse, the setup doesn’t have to be expensive or labor-intensive to be spooky. Follow these simple steps to make your haunted house the creepiest on...