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Is your Dream Home ready for Fall?

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Fall outdoor decorating from Better Homes and Gardens

Prepare your dream home for fall with these backyard tips.

Fall is a magical time of year. When that chill hits the air to bring relief from the heat of summer and the aesthetic of changing leaves cannot be rivaled by any other season. It conjures up images of pumpkins, hay stacks, and candy apples and you get to bring out those cozy boots and sweaters that have been packed away for months.


7 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME

What You Need To Know Before Building Your Dream Home

Follow these tips before building your dream home plan.

The Silvergate 1254-D

Are you considering tackling the job of building your own dream home? In many ways, this is the only way to get exactly what you want and need out of a home; and when the process is over, you will end up with a new space that perfectly matches your dream. Yet if you’ve never worked through the home-building process before, you may feel a little overwhelmed. Here are some tips on what to expect and how you can be an active participant in the exciting process of building your dream home.


Home Design: Redwood for your Outdoor Spaces

For a greener yard, start with Redwood for your Outdoor Spaces

By Jessica Hewitt, Humboldt Redwood Company

Today’s homeowners devote as much attention to the design plans for their outdoor spaces as they do to creating the interior spaces that make their homes a true reflection of their lives. Much more than a desire for greater curb appeal, a well-designed outdoor space is an investment that provides immediate enjoyment in addition to boosting the home’s overall resale value.

Design your outdoor spaces with redwood.

The Cedar Ridge 1125-D


Kitchen Design Trends 2016 | Backsplash & Cabinet Designs

Kitchen Design Trends

When you’re building a new home and considering interior layout designs, one of the biggest areas you’ll have to make decisions about is the kitchen. Whether you’re looking at kitchen backsplash designs, kitchen cabinet trends, various layouts, special features or something else, how can you tell which kitchen design trends have staying power? What exactly are the big kitchen design trends in 2016, and which ones should you be incorporating into your new home?

Kitchen Design Ideas - The Monarch Manor 5040

The Monarch Manor 5040

From the hottest kitchen backsplash ideas to the latest in kitchen cabinets, here are some popular design trends to consider:


Ceiling Design Ideas | Vaulted, Cathedral & Coffered Ceilings

Ceiling Design Ideas — It’s Time To Get Creative!

When you’re building a home from the ground up, there are a number of important decisions to make. Everything from the type of appliances to the flooring and wall color requires a decision. One area that is easy to overlook is ceiling design, but home ceiling designs can have a large impact on how the home looks and feels.

Ceiling Design Ideas - The Carrera 1178

The Carrera 1178

Here are some ceiling design ideas and tips to help you when considering this often forgotten part of your home’s design.