July 20, 2017

Designer Lookbook: Jackson Thomas Interiors’ Classically Coastal Haven

A dated home on the James River in Williamsburg, VA was in need of a face-lift and a coastal touch to echo its waterside setting. The home, located in Williamsburg’s beautiful Governor’s Land neighborhood, was gutted and updated with timeless materials. Wood floors were refinished in a darker stain, and the walls were painted in […]

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July 19, 2017

DIY Backyard Fire Pit: Build It in Just 7 Easy Steps

Turn your backyard into a cozy camp spot by making your own fire pit. This outdoor DIY project is easy to complete, and you’ll be making s’mores and cuddling up by the fire in no time. Get ready Before you start building your backyard fire pit, you’ll need to gather some supplies: bricks for the […]

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July 14, 2017

What you need to know about Florida Sinkholes

SINKHOLES IN FLORIDA What is a sinkhole?  It is a depression or hole in the ground caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer. Most are caused by Karst processes  which the topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite & gympsum. Sinkholes vary in size […]

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July 14, 2017

Good to Grow: Creating a Custom Gardening Workspace

A garden shed is more than a place to stash your shovel and lawnmower – it’s a gardening workstation where you can plant and repot to your heart’s content. Of course, if you don’t have a shed, you can always improvise. Turn a corner of the garage, balcony, or patio into the next best thing […]

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July 13, 2017

Designer Lookbook: Deidre Oliver’s Streamlined Master Bath

Designer Deidre Oliver, with Niwot, CO firm Oliver Designs, transformed her neighbor’s ’90s master bath into a contemporary spa sanctuary with high-end plumbing and beautiful finishes. Oliver reconfigured the 432-square-foot bathroom’s layout to better utilize the center of the room, which had been empty, wasted space. The original layout consisted of an L-shaped vanity, above-mirror […]

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July 12, 2017

9 Fire Pit Designs to Fuel Summer Fun (Plus One You Can Build Yourself!)

Summer evenings are made for spending time outdoors, and what better place to gather with friends and family than around your own personal fire pit? Whether your taste runs to s’mores and ghost stories or fine wine and romance, a fire pit provides a little escape from the everyday — right in your own backyard. […]

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July 11, 2017

How to Avoid a Hot Water Heater Nightmare

A hot water heater isn’t typically something homeowners think much about – until, of course, it fails spectacularly. Hot water heaters warm our showers, help disinfect our dishes, and clean our clothes, but they can also cause very costly and dangerous damage if not properly maintained and monitored. Disaster firsthand Shawn Gehrt, a homeowner in […]

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July 7, 2017

Rehabbing a Home? Be Ready for These 5 Costs

So you want to calculate the price tag on a house rehab, but you have no construction background. How do you go about it? Understandably, this is a common scenario that holds many people back from flipping houses. It’s also one of the most common questions people ask Tarek and me. A rehab’s costs involve […]

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July 6, 2017

Designer Lookbook: Rowland + Broughton’s Aspen Barn Studio

Colorado design firm Rowland + Broughton embraced original architectural elements and added new contemporary finishes to update a beautiful three-story dwelling in Aspen. Located at the base of Red Mountain, the picturesque property consists of four parcels – two developed and two undeveloped. On an 8-acre parcels stands an 8,000-square-foot mountain home built in 1968 by […]

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July 6, 2017

July Sarasota Events Calendar

July Sarasota Events and Happenings around Sarasota and the suncoast. Powered by WPeMatico

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