Design

Living Through a Remodel

Sprucing up our abodes is a time-honored favorite pastime for Americans. According to a recent US Census Bureau housing study, we spent $522 billion on home improvement between 2017 and 2019, an increase of $72 billion over the two previous years. And we don’t seem to be slowing down.

French Door Ovens

If you want to introduce a 5-star restaurant-style appliance into your home, the French door oven is a great way to do it. These super stylish, professionally designed ovens bring phenomenal cooking power to your kitchen. This oven style offers a walk-up experience where you can open both doors with one hand and still hold the cookie sheet with the other.

Beam Me Up!

Raise your hand if you love the warm, impressive detail of exposed trusses or rough-hewn beams!  If your house does not already feature this architectural detail, you may easily and affordably add it to just about any room in your home.

No Regrets: How to Choose Color for Your Home’s Interior

Choosing a color for your home’s interior living spaces can be overwhelming. With shades and tints of every color under the rainbow, how does one fearlessly pick a paint swatch without hesitation or regret? Interior designer Kat Moore says consumers should think about what colors make them happy and craft a room after those hues.

Lifestyle

Bright Future for Retirement-Age Living

If the thought of aging and needing care down the road makes you cringe, you are not alone. With nearly 20% of Michiganders at age 65 and older, that’s almost two million people in the same boat. On the bright side, Michigan offers a few unique communities to make the later years enjoyable for living independently or with assistance.

Improving Your Sleep Hygiene

Science has shown that sleep is restorative to physical and mental health and important to overall quality of life – but what is the best approach to achieving blissful slumber, especially during stressful times? Improving your sleep hygiene may be the answer.

Major Fun at Minor League Sporting Events

For generations, sports have been beloved by people of all ages. Spectators thrill at the competition, marvel at the athletic prowess, and faithfully root for their teams. Sports entertain us — from the parent in the bleachers to the lifelong die-hard fan of a major league team.

Take a Four Day Trip of the UP!

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is so full of enticing scenery and wildlife, it’s hard to know where to start a tour. The Keweenaw Peninsula is a bountiful place of lighthouses, historical towns, rocky coastal cliffs, charming shops, and various regional foods to try. Each sunrise or sunset is a spectacle to cherish on the land above the bridge. Creating an itinerary can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together a plan to guide you.

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