Design

Hidden Gem: The Beauty of a Murphy Bed

Unsure what a Murphy bed is? Sometimes called a wall bed, a Murphy bed folds up vertically into a cabinet or storage of some sort so that it is out of sight when not in use and pulled down for sleeping.

Colorful Appliances to Match Your Décor

For the last couple of years, we have seen the introduction of black stainless steel in the appliance world, with features such as fingerprint resistance and a smudge-proof finish. With the soft, brushed metal finish, it’s a great alternative in kitchen designs, and it may blend better than stainless steel. Manufacturers are now offering complete suites in black stainless, matte white, or matte black as an alternative to stainless steel at numerous price points for consumers. 

Butcher Block Countertops: What You Need to Know

Why not freshen up with the latest rebirth of butcher block! This trending design element is the perfect affordable surface to bring interest and warmth to a kitchen or craft room. If you’ve decided that butcher block is for you, there are a few tips to help make the most of your choice.

Add an Egress Window

An egress window is a great way to expand the livable space in your home for a relatively small investment. It can also make your basement brighter and more appealing while ensuring that you’ve got a secondary emergency exit.

Lifestyle

Real Estate in the Time of COVID

In a year filled with angst, it is no surprise that the buying and selling of homes, an emotional experience at the best of times, wasn’t spared turmoil.

Recycling the Right Way

Since each city or county might have different lists of permitted recyclable items, it’s important to check locally for what items are allowed or prohibited when recycling.

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Out and About: Nathan Thomas House

Nestled in Schoolcraft is the Dr. Nathan Thomas House, a vitally important part of the Underground Railroad. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1982, the home is now a museum to educate people about abolitionists and the Thomas family's contributions to that effort.

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