Looking to Re-side? 5 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Siding

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If you’re tired of painting every few years or just think it’s time for a facelift, now might be the time to re-side your house. Here are five reasons you should consider vinyl siding: Beauty: Any look — historic to contemporary — can be … [Read more...]

It’s Easy to Keep Your Vinyl Siding Looking New

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One of the great things about vinyl siding is that it’s almost as easy to clean as your car. With nothing more than a hose and water, mild soap and a long-handled soft bristle brush, you can keep your home looking its best, as well as save time and … [Read more...]

Insulated Siding Can Help Keep Your Utility Bills Under Control

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If your utility bills keep rising and you’ve already followed all of the tips about caulking windows, checking levels of insulation in the attic, walls and floors, and getting an HVAC tune up, maybe it’s time to look at your home’s … [Read more...]

What I’ve Learned About Renovations

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When you spend 8 months designing and renovating your dream home you learn a lot about every aspect of a process that is considered to be one of the most stressful experiences a person can endure. It ranks right up there with giving birth and death. … [Read more...]

The most important guest in your home? You

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Your house works best if it reflects your personality and how you live By Michael J. Solender If there is one consistent message Vicki Payne has shared with her legion of viewers and fans over the years it is that each of us should feel … [Read more...]

Top Five Kitchen Trends

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Every year thousands of manufacturers, designers, architects and builders come together at the International Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) in Vegas to see over 1,500 exhibits, many featuring fully functioning kitchens and baths. What goes into these … [Read more...]

NAPA: Film, Wine, Food and Design

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The timing of my annual trip to Napa was perfect. Not only was the weather beautiful, warm and sunny but it happened to coincide with the Napa Film Festival. Believe it or not I’ve never been to an independent film festival, this was my first. … [Read more...]

Bulletin Boards Projects You can Make Today!

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Everyone needs a place to organize all those little notes and lists that keeps us on track and on schedule. This project is fast, easy and very versatile. I’ve seen some really darling ones on Pinterest, in catalogues and we certainly made our … [Read more...]

Vicki’s Holiday Party

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My friend Kristin has been hosting a wonderful, crazy Girlfriends Christmas Party for several years with thirty of the most interesting women that love to party. This year she suggested that I host the party so everyone could see my new house. I … [Read more...]

5 Things I’ve Learned About Style and Decorating For Thanksgiving

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Don’t fight what you can’t change. If it’s a permanent part of the house embrace it, disguise it or repurpose it! Focus on the areas that will get the most use during the holidays like your living room, dining room and kitchen. 1. Flooring … [Read more...]