THE FRONT PORCH


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For empty nesters and others, moving into a smaller space can mean less maintenance and a welcome bump in discretionary income. But what to keep...
Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social...
In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between mother and child. As borrowed from Readers Digest. In celebration of...
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If you’re revamping your interior design scheme, you may be considering a new color palette. Should you go with earthy hues? Vibrant jewel tones? Cool...
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Summer weather brings backyard suppers to mind; picnic favorites, savory barbecues, chicken roasting on a spit. But it calls out for company, and entertaining can...
For-sale listings with cool, neutral wall colors sell for more money, according to Zillow analysis. A fresh coat of paint in the right color may...
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If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But...
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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage...
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The weather’s better in a neighboring state. It would be nice to be closer to the grandkids. Those are a lot of stairs to walk...
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Is your yard looking wild? Overgrown? Unorganized? Below are five simple, low cost tips for keeping the space looking tidy. Keep it trimmed. Trimming your grass...
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Remodeling a home, even in minor ways, can increase a family’s comfort and enjoyment. But whether or not they’re planning to sell, many homeowners considering...
Hoping to renovate or remodel a space yourself? While certain jobs should be left to the pros, there are a few you can tackle yourself,...
In today’s day and age, choosing the right lighting for your space can be an overwhelming proposition. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are...
When it comes to updating an older home, you can make big style statements on a small budget, experienced decorators say. “Start with a pop...
When we consider buying an item, we naturally go through a research process prior to making our decision. We ask our friends and family members...
Someone once said you can tell a lot about the nature of a man and his home by catching a glimpse of his backyard space....
5 Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Furniture
While wood furniture is gorgeous outside, you’ll need to protect it to lengthen its lifespan, or you could face rot and unsightly discoloration in no...
A long soak in a bubble-filled tub can feel like heaven after a hard day at work—and soaking in a bath that feels like a...


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