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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...
From Our COIT Family to Yours, Happy Holidays
Whatever holiday you celebrate, the holiday season is an opportunity to reflect and give thanks. Our team at COIT wants you to know that we deeply value each and every one of our clients. From our family to yours, we wish you happy holidays and a prosperous and joyful year ahead. As the year comes to a close, it is the perfect time to enjoy the company of friends and...
Making Incredible Hot Cocoa
On a cold winter day, curling up in a blanket with a steaming mug of hot cocoa and a good book can be one of life’s greatest pleasures. Most of us turn to store-bought mixes when we need a hot chocolate fix, and that will do the job in a pinch, but homemade hot cocoa is a truly decadent treat, and easier to make than you might realize. Start with a Basic Recipe The main...
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...