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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 Living in an historic home can be a labor of love. The history and the distinct architecture of historic homes draw buyers to such properties, but what historic homes have in regard to history t...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
The flowers are blooming, and the grass has begun to grow anew, making spring a great time for homeowners to once again turn their attention to landscaping. Those who aren’t looking forward to dusti...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

For unusual cultivars and garden statuary, head for Davidsan’s, a tree-lover’s paradise

 For tree lovers and connoisseurs of Japanese maples in particular, Davidsan’s, at 919 S. Farmingdale Road near New Berlin, is a paradise. David and Gale Myers’ 22-acre tree farm is the large...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
An alluring landscape can make a home that much more enjoyable. Many homeowners devote considerable time to their lawns and gardens, and that devotion can pay both instant and long-term dividends. A w...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 Extreme weather events in every season now are thrashing, burning, flooding and flattening many homes into rubble, and such storms are making many homeowners wonder what would happen to their ho...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 More and more people are staying at home to entertain rather than heading out for a night on the town. The trend of staying at home has sparked many homeowners to invest in their backyards, with...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

It pays to sweep your chimney

 Nothing is more cozy come fall – and winter – than a nice roaring fire.Gas fireplaces can’t compete with the snap-crackle-pop of real wood burning within a hearth turned wonderfully warm b...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Consistency, common sense and cool technology work together to make your home safe.

 For Michelle Tjelmeland, a good home security system is about personal safety. Various zones in her Springfield home are wired and monitored with door chimes, motion sensors, sirens and flashing...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

As homes take on a smaller interior footprint, front porches are seeing a renaissance

 A curb appeal-boosting outdoor amenity that fell out of favor for years in new single-family home construction appears to be on the rebound. It’s the front porch, and it’s in greater demand ...

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