If you’ve watched Mad Men, you’ve seen examples in one of the hottest trends in furniture right now — mid-century modern. The style can decorate a variety of homes, and homeowners have embraced it.
Originally, mid-century modern furniture was produced after World War II until 1965. A revival began in the late 1980s when Cara Greenberg coined the term in her book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. She was the first person to capture the term as a style, and shortly afterward, mid-century modern was embraced by architects, interior designers, and furniture manufacturers. The trend has grown and as Greenberg wrote in her book, “mid-century modern [...]
It’s no secret that packing up your life and settling into a new place isn’t easy. It doesn’t matter if you’re going across town or to another state; moving takes a considerable amount of time, money, and effort. But with a little planning and taking some time for yourself, it can be much less stressful.
Whether you’re planning your first or fortieth move, try to avoid these common moving mistakes.Waiting until the Last Minute to Pack
Packing is the most important part of moving, but it can also be overwhelming and add inconvenience to an already-stressful time in your life. Give yourself twice as much time to pack as you think [...]
Due to the rise of affordable smart products and the Internet of Things (IoT) in the last couple of years, it seems like almost everybody has some sort of smart technology in their home. Although the actual number of users is more like 1 in 6, the conversation about smart homes has turned mainstream.
When it comes to safety, however, don’t expect your Google Home, Amazon Echo, or Apple HomePod to notify you of a damaging situation on its own. But when these devices are connected to other technologies, the possibilities are endless. And so are the potential effects that technology could have on your homeowners’ insurance policy.
Picture this. You’ve [...]
You may currently be staring out the window, seeing snow on the ground and reading an extra-low temperature on your thermometer. It’s the middle of winter, but it’s not too early to start planning your spring patio projects — even in the midst of the big chill. To make that task a little bit easier, we’ve put together a guide to help you plant and cultivate your patio garden.When to Plant
Waking up to frost on the ground may lead you to believe that it’s way too early to start planning, but that’s not true. The frost is actually a great indicator of when to start your spring planning.
Many green thumbs wait for the last frost as [...]
If you are looking for ways to increase the value of your home for the 2018 market then look no further! Here are four materials that you can use to improve your house now:Choose a Green House Siding
Fiber cement siding is a great material to use that is very sturdy. Proven to be able to withstand high-winds, including hurricane-force winds, using this material on your home will surely up the value of your home. Fiber cement siding will protect your home from fire with its fire-resistant properties but will keep your house warm when you need it the most. It is also resistant to insects, moisture, and UV rays.
This sturdy material withstands the effects of harsh [...]
Spring is upon us and you know what that means — warmer weather, blooming plants and best of all, spring music festivals! Musical festivals have become increasingly popular due to their sense of community and their top-notch live performances. No matter what your favorite genre is, these music festivals got you covered. Pack your bags and let the good times roll, these are the best spring festivals!Firefly, Dover, Delaware
Each June, Dover is transformed into a music-lovers paradise. People far and wide gather at the Firefly Music Festival to enjoy some of the best artists and bands in the US. Over the course of four days, over 100 artists perform, including top name artists [...]
Being Born in These Cities Will Give You a Higher Chance of Fame
Moving to a new city can be a difficult decision. After all, there are so many factors to consider and questions to ask yourself. How does the cost of living in this new city compare to my current home? Do I have any friends, family, or acquaintances in the area that might make the transition easier? How long do I plan on living in this new location? If you have a family, it’s important to consider whether the city is a good place to raise your kids or not. You should, of course, consider your career options in the new city, but you might want to think [...]