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Wonderful Window Seats

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There is something so charming and inviting about a window seat. It is a versatile and wonderful feature that can add character to any room in your home.  Whether it is located in a bedroom, kitchen, or living room, it beckons you to take a seat and relax.  It is a great place for extra seating, daydreaming, reading and napping.

Tips for Saving Money on Your Outdoor Kitchen

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Cooking outdoors has practically become a national pastime. Flipping a few burgers for the family is just a start; smoking, deep-frying and baking in the backyard have become the dream of many homeowners who want to create their perfect outdoor kitchen. But just like kitchens inside the house, outdoor kitchens can quickly become budget busters if you’re not careful. Fortunately there are ways to get everything, well almost everything you want without taking out a second mortgage.

3 Tips to Help You Organize Your Kitchen This Weekend

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Yes, it's daunting, and it will probably take a few hours (at the least!), but reorganizing your kitchen can prove to be life changing. When everything has a home, you will be able to easily find what you are looking for, saving yourself a lot of hassle. Not to mention, it may even make you more willing to do some cooking. You already know that you should place the items you use regularly in the prime, easy-to-reach locations, but here are three more tips for organizing your kitchen that you may not be familiar with.

Wilcox Communities Offer Ranch Homes with Expanded Living Space

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Bonus Suites, 4-Season Rooms and Basements make it Possible to Spread Out in a Ranch-Style Home
It’s not an uncommon apprehension that buying a ranch home will mean sacrificing on space. Fortunately, Wilcox Communities offers luxury ranch models throughout the Midwest and Southeast with expanded living space options. Homeowners wishing to customize their new home and increase the home's living space can choose from a variety of options that may include a finished basement, sitting room, covered porch and/or 4-season rooms.

Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

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Kitchens are the heart of the home.  They are where friends and families gather everyday and for special occasions. Kitchens have a big job:  they need storage for food, cookware, mini-appliances and more. Keeping your kitchen organized and clutter-free is a must in order for it to be welcoming and functional.  Here are some clever storage ideas:  


Springtime Home Maintenance Tips

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Winter threw its worst your way. Thanks to your pre-winter home maintenance you survived the ice, snow and cold temperatures in a well-insulated home stocked with plenty of emergency candles, extra batteries and granola bars. Congratulations, now as soon as you finish that celebratory cup of coffee it's time to get started on your springtime maintenance. There's not much time to rest, every season brings a list of new chores for a homeowner to complete.

The Maintenance-Free Villas at Sedgefield Offers a Carefree Lifestyle

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Homebuyers interested in getting active within their community needn’t look any further than Villas at Sedgefield, located in Greensboro, North Carolina. At Sedgefield, residents enjoy all the perks – a luxurious, maintenance-free home, an inclusive clubhouse community and a bustling town that is never-ending in programs and activities great for making friends and memories. Check out Villas at Sedgefield, the perfect community for continuing life’s next chapter.

Spring Lawn Care Checklist

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The first day of spring has come and gone, which means that lawn and garden season is right around the corner. To have a vibrant and healthy lawn come summer, you need to start nurturing it now. Get your lawn into shape for the warm days ahead with this spring lawn care checklist.

Springtime Tablescape Ideas

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There are plenty of reasons to entertain this spring - like Easter and Mother's Day. Perhaps there are also birthdays to celebrate or you just want to welcome the final arrival of springtime with friends and family.  Setting a beautiful and spring infused table really adds to the ambiance of your get-together.  Here are a few lovely tablescapes to inspire you:

Maintenance-Free Living at the Courtyards at Pepper Creek

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Imagine a place to call home set against the scenic and beautiful backdrop of natural surroundings. A neighborhood where friends and family can relax and enjoy the everyday comforts of a luxury amenity-rich community.  Home ownership without the burden of yard work and exterior maintenance. You’ve just envisioned the Courtyards at Pepper Creek, a residential community in charming Valparaiso that offers beautiful, maintenance-free, ranch homes ranging in size from 1,500 to 2,800 square feet and starting from the low $200’s.

5 Tips to Organize your Bathroom

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In most homes the bathroom is the smallest and busiest room. Whether you have the luxury of a private master bath or you share the hall bathroom with kids and company, clutter can easily take over. It's amazing how many bottles of lotion and tub toys and brushes one family can accumulate. Organizing your bathroom may seem like a big job, but if you take it step by step you'll soon have a bathroom that looks and functions better.

4 Unique Ideas to Make Your Easter Tablescape Shine

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While Easter also offers egg hunts and the Easter Bunny, when it comes down to it, the holiday is really all about the meal. Whether you opt for a brunch after church or a formal dinner with the family, you better be sure your tablescape leaves nothing to be desired. Of course, you want to choose a color scheme that screams spring (pink, green, and blue, anyone?), and maybe even add in an egg or two, but here are some other ideas to get you started.

Doggie Design Ideas

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Has your home gone to the dogs?!  Dogs are a very important part of the family.  They bring us joy, comfort and unconditional love.  More and more people are building, decorating and remodeling with beloved pets in mind.  From food stations to sleeping spaces, here are some wonderful ideas to incorporate style and function in your pet friendly home.

Builder to Offer Closeout Incentives on Final Ranch Homes at Villas at Center Park

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Last Chance to Purchase a New Model plus Receive Option Incentives from Wilcox Communities in Marion, Ohio.
The Villas at Center Park, a Wilcox community located in scenic Marion, features maintenance-free ranch villas minutes from shopping, dining and public parks. The clubhouse community has only five new homes still available for purchase. This is one of the final opportunities for prospective home buyers to settle into this picturesque neighborhood and receive up to $5,000 in incentive options.

7 Tips to Make You the Best Easter Dinner Host Ever

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It is often said that the success of an event is in the details, and Easter dinner is no exception. Whether you are hosting a shindig for your closest friends or a formal affair for the entire extended family, it's the little things that will go a long way to impress your guests. So grab your apron, put on a smile, and complete these tasks to become the best host in Easter dinner history.

Take a Tour of Meritus Homes in Inverness

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Meritus Homes combines 25 years of home building experience with strong capital assets and a disciplined business model.  They have developed an extensive home building pledge and offer every home-buyer the very best in customer service and professional craftsmanship.  Meritus Homes partner with you to build the home of your dreams.  The locations they focus on have strong schools, transportation options and great employment corridors.  They are building in Inverness, St. Charles and Long Grove in Illinois.  


Tips for Organizing Your Garage

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The saying "out of sight, out of mind" is never more true than when it comes to storing things in the garage. Something about the big empty space urges us to fill it with holiday ornaments, "someday" garage sale items and baby clothes from kids that are closer to college than they are to wearing onesies. If your garage is exploding with items you don't need or don't have room for, use the following tips to clear the clutter and maybe even make room for a car.