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Hang Wall Art the Right Way Every Time

Figuring out how to hang wall art correctly is one of the age-old conundrums of interior design. Everyone knows that an improperly hung work of art sticks out like a sore thumb, but it’s tricky to get right, until you…

Mid-Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

After the dust settles on your Independence Day celebration, you may notice that your home has begun to show the signs of an active summer – both inside and out.  Take the time now to do a few maintenance tasks…

Hidden in Plain Sight

Intelligent universal design fades into the background and makes everyone happier Today’s biggest demographic trend poses a challenge and also presents an opportunity. That’s because more and more working-age people are asking for a home with space to accommodate senior…

5 Houseplants That Thrive Indoors

Move over, succulents. Today’s houseplants are going lush. That’s right: Indoor potted plants are finally getting their day in the sun. Succulents and cacti eased us back into the idea of tending to some pots on our windowsills. Today, some…

Fireworks Beautiful but Potentially Dangerous

Tips to keep it safe With Independence Day right around the corner, you might be thinking picnics, parades, and fireworks shows. As fun as fireworks are, they are dangerous. Think about it: fireworks are little exploding devices. According to the…

Ultimate Lighting Guide

Pick the Right – Fixtures for Every Room in Your Home For so many of us, lighting is an afterthought in our interiors. This happens when you think of it as a utilitarian detail of the room, rather than something…

Have Questions? Ask the Builder

Rich Kogelschatz, CAPS, CGB, Heartland Builders LLC It’s natural to have questions and changes when building a custom home. Prevent surprises and delays by getting answers from the top. There are lots of things homeowners can do to keep their…

Top 5 Tips to Enjoy your Summer Barbecue

If enjoying your home in the summertime includes a barbecue on your patio or deck, follow these five safety tips for your grilling equipment and the food you will be cooking. Location Always Matters Maintaining an adequate distance between the grill…

Paint with a Plan

You’ve finally decided on that paint color that will pull everything together and now you are ready to paint.  If you have the time and want your paint job to be flawless you’ll need a few tips from the pros.…

Benefits of Homeownership Create Enduring Appeal

Homeownership endures as the foundation of the American dream, and that’s why the home building industry is celebrating National Homeownership Month in June.   The benefits of owning your own home are numerous — for you and for your community. You…