7 06, 2017

Home Design Trends Reflect Changing Environment

2017-06-07T15:36:35-04:00Fun Things|

Cherokee and Cobb County real estate—like all real estate—is a supremely local activity. Area homeowners who like to keep an eye on Georgia and national trends do so because some of them may surface in future buyer preferences. For Cherokee and Cobb County homeowners in a remodeling frame of mind, it doesn’t hurt to be [...]

6 10, 2016

Thoughts on Homeyness and the Home in 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:27-04:00Fun Things, Uncategorized|

A home is so much more than just a shelter, according to the most recent Life at Home report. The 2016 report, which is published annually by the IKEA global home furnishings company, says a home is defined by what inhabitants experience through their senses: sight, smell, taste, sound, and touch. Together, these five senses [...]

27 09, 2016

Out of My Dad's Recipe Box

2017-02-23T17:10:28-04:00Fun Things, Uncategorized|

Rack of Lamb Provencale. Dad's old recipe box. My late father enjoyed cooking when I was young and kept a recipe box of note cards with all these old-school, gourmet dishes he ate in his travels (or would one day liked to have tried). Many of the dishes were hastily scribbled on napkins; [...]

29 12, 2015

Kitchen Trends for 2016

2019-04-03T18:41:41-04:00Fun Things, Uncategorized|

To many homeowners and buyers, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. This is where we do most of our “living” and usually most of our family interaction. The trend for kitchens in 2015 has been the wide open floor plan. But many people don’t want to invest in the cost of [...]

22 12, 2015

Home Paint Trends for 2016

2019-04-03T18:39:27-04:00Fun Things, Uncategorized|

Formulators, chemists, and designers have been busy developing new products and new color designs and schemes for 2016. Color trends have changed and new formulas have been developed that are both more environmentally friendly and easier to apply. The major paint manufacturers have refined their single application paints for wider use in 2016. A single [...]

24 11, 2015

Winter Landscaping and Gardening

2019-04-03T18:44:02-04:00Fun Things, Uncategorized|

Unfortunately, the work of maintaining a garden and a yard does not end or even slow down during the winter. There are a variety of tasks that you must do to prepare your yard and garden for the spring. Some of these tasks are absolutely necessary to have a great looking yard and a productive [...]