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Six Month Update on Lumber Costs

Six Month Update on Lumber Costs

In February we posted an article about the rising lumber costs and how a reduction in Canadian tariffs had the potential to possibly lower or cap these costs. With so much new construction here in the Upstate this was definitely a welcome relief to both home...

Let Lighting Lead the Way

Let Lighting Lead the Way

Home décor lighting has really taken a big step forward. Today’s lighting fixtures do so much more than simply illuminate a room. They can set the mood, be used as wall art, and even in some cases, improve your health.  Looking Up Remember recessed canister...

Deck and Porch Decorating on a Budget

Deck and Porch Decorating on a Budget

As with so many other things home related, after a year of spending more time at home, your outdoor entertaining areas may need a little facelift. Here are some easy and inexpensive ideas to freshen up those decks and porches without breaking the bank.  Decor Invest...

Clean, Crisp and Uncluttered – A Style Whose Time Has Come

Clean, Crisp and Uncluttered – A Style Whose Time Has Come

Perhaps it’s because so many of us are working from home these days and we’re missing the cool clean sleek design many businesses embrace or we’re simply tired of spending so much extra time cleaning and arranging all that stuff that somehow we’ve accumulated over the...

Spring Landscaping Tips

Spring Landscaping Tips

There is still a chill in the air but the calendar officially says spring is here! And that means it’s time to get your yard and garden in shape for the warm spring months coming our way.  Here are some spring landscaping tips. First step is the cleanup. While the...

Is There Trouble Ahead for the Housing Market?

Is There Trouble Ahead for the Housing Market?

No one can deny the 2020 robust housing market was an unexpected bright spot in all the chaos and uncertainty of the pandemic. And so far that flame is still burning bright here in 2021. But is there trouble on the horizon?  The Good News As 2020 headed into 2021 both...