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West Bay

Realtors showing exclusive waterfront homes in Virginia’s Northern Neck have all heard the sound before. The sound is “uh oh”, and it comes from prospective buyers who’ve just seen some of the most marvelous properties the area has to offer. Some buyers can feel overwhelmed by the...

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Getaway Around the Corner

How many times have you thought that you need a vacation, you just don’t have the time. You want to step away from the craziness of life and try something new, but you just can’t afford to take the time off from work and by the time you travel to and from your destination you have...

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Docks and Piers

Docks have been in existence and use for centuries. They have given better water access for both residential and commercial purposes. The House and Home Magazine with the help of some of our local marine craftsmen are pleased to step-by-step guide you through proper dock building.

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10 Tips

1. Have a plan of attack. Start with a strategy based on how you want to function in your kitchen. Prioritize by identifying the frequently used “must have” items and the things you use only occasionally.

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Design Disasters

Getting a new kitchen may seem like heaven, but if you commit some common kitchen-planning sins, you may spend your remodeling project in you-know-where.

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Design, Arrange, Inspire

We are very fortunate to have interior designers and decorators in this area who have a wealth of experience in helping their clients find the appropriate styles to compliment their tastes and their needs. When designing and decorating a space it is important to keep in mind three...

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Healthy Pets

It’s estimated that between 25 and 40 percent of dogs and cats and 31 percent of people in this country are overweight. The problem is even worse for pet horses; a recent study at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and Virginia Tech found roughly half were...

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Color Conundrum

A fresh coat of paint is a great way to change the look and feel of a home, and it’s important that the thought process include more than just color schemes. Here are just a few tips for repainting your home.

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Going Green

Floors take a lot of abuse and stand up to wear and tear. They even withstand a variety of products and cleaning. When it is time to replace or upgrade the floors, stylish and eco-friendly options exist for every room of the house.

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Contractor Additions

Whether you are looking to remodel your kitchen, turn an existing room into a sunroom or workout room, or add on an extra bathroom on to your home it is a wise decision to hire a contractor for these types of projects. Now has never been a better time to make those renovations you...

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Home Theater Solutions

Once you have made the decision to go ahead and install a home theater system the logical progression would be to find someone to do it. One of the first things that you should look for when choosing your installer is someone with a CEDIA certification. CEDIA stands for Custom...

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Get Geese to Go the Natural Way

Goose poop is no laughing matter. With each bird capable of producing a pound or more of feces per day, it doesn’t take long for a fair-sized flock to render a location unwalkable by humans. Not only do the droppings make for an unpleasant environment, they pose a slip and fall...

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Design Inspirations

Sure you love your decorative serving platter or casserole dish. But if it just sits in the cabinet collecting dust between the holidays, you may not be making the most of the piece’s decorative potential. When it comes to interior decorating, serveware can be inspirational.

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Create Warmth

As you head up to the attic this winter to put away holiday decorations take a look around. This simple step can lead you to a warmer home and save you money for years to come. If you can see the wood beams of the attic floor, your attic is probably under-insulated.

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Healthy Plants

Whether you’re tucking in your outdoor garden before frigid temperatures hit or counting on your indoor plants to satisfy your need for green this winter, you’ll need to do a bit of work to keep your leafy friends happy and healthy until spring.

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Home Equity

With the spring just around the corner you may be considering some home improvements. Maybe your living quarters are feeling a little cramped, or it is finally time to add that bathroom in the Master Bedroom. An easy way to finance these improvements is through a home equity line of...

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Weekend Bathroom Renovations

When giving someone a tour of your home, do you conveniently skip over the bathroom? If your bathroom is outdated, it might be time for a makeover. Small changes can make a big improvement and can be done on a small budget.

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The Haven

Haven Directors, staff and volunteers gathered on October 26 to celebrate the completion and opening of its new emergency shelter, which has been called The House of Hope.

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Valentine's Day

There’s a reason why generation after generation has found truth in the saying, “You’ll find love when you stop looking for it,” or, “Love will happen when you least expect it.” The idea of love sneaking up on you and letting the “forces that be” take over in the love department has...

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Chocolate

It’s no surprise, chocolate cookies are usually the first to disappear from the cookie tray at any party. From a dense chocolate cookie to a creamy chocolate filling or a delicate chocolate drizzle—adding chocolate nearly always guarantees a richly satisfying and delicious cookie,...

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Bird Feeding

Bird feeding is a hobby shared by millions of people around the world. Viewed by many as lovable outdoor pets, birds are delightful to watch. One of the best ways to view these outdoor pets is by feeding them.

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