Regional Feature: Matthews Construction and Interiors Inc.

Friends recommended Jim Matthews of Matthews Construction and project manager Chuck Green, along with interior designer Jana Phillips of Interiors Inc and kitchen designer Jill Brecheisen of Kitchens By Design.

Michigan’s Cider Coast

And where there are apple growers, hard cider makers are nearby, ready to turn the ripe fruit into delicious craft beverages. A perfect climate for apple growing has turned the state's western side into Michigan’s Cider Coast. Visitors can tour tasting rooms while enjoying spectacular views of the lakes and colorful fall foliage.

Regional Feature: Cnossen Construction and 42° North – Architecture + Design

With vision brought to the project by 42° North - Architecture + Design and execution by Cnossen Construction, these homeowners saw their dream of creating a forever home on Cedar Lake in Grand Rapids realized.

Making New Out of Old: Simple Ways to Refresh Your Tile

Tile, while durable, may be outdated or not to the current homeowner's taste. Fortunately, there are many ways it can be updated that don’t require a total gut and redo, opening up a wide variety of options for floors, backsplashes, and more.

Deconstruction to Reconstruction

Saving history from the wrecking ball has long been the objective of preservationists around the country. And now, thanks to salvage companies and dealers who work with architectural artifacts, homeowners with this same passion are finding new ways to incorporate these pieces of the past into their modern homes.

Estate Sales

For the average person, planning and holding an estate sale can be a daunting, emotional task. That’s why many people choose to hire an estate sale company to deal with the worry and work involved in what can otherwise be an overwhelming process.

The Butter Barn Offers a Unique Shopping Experience

ust off US 23 in the small town of Ottawa Lake, the Butter Barn is a unique monthly shopping destination. Part pop-up boutique and part-antique and flea market, the Butter Barn features hand-crafted farm tables, refinished and repurposed furniture, and an ever-changing trove of treasures that have been carefully cultivated into new vignettes and seasonal displays each month.

Select the Best Realtor for You

Buying and selling a home is often the biggest financial decision an individual will make, so choosing the right realtor can be critical. And yet, according to the National Association of Realtors, 52 percent of first-time homebuyers find a realtor through a friend, and two-thirds contact only one agent before proceeding with their real estate transactions.

Out and About: Spread Goodness Day

Anna Dravland wanted to bring a little goodness to her community. As a public relations consultant for Travel Marquette, Dravland was well versed in community relations and media platforms. She decided to use her expertise to create Spread Goodness Day, a day set aside for schools, communities, and individuals to share kindness.

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