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5 Things You Need in Your Home Office (11 photos)

March 9, 2020 Anne Colby 0

When you work at home, even part time, you discover that a makeshift desk area on a kitchen counter or the dining table isn’t the best setup. Having a dedicated home office, even if it’s compact, makes a big difference in comfort and productivity. Onc…

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Your Complete Holiday Season Planner (42 photos)

November 1, 2019 Anne Colby 0

Yes, it’s that time of year already. Thanksgiving will be here soon, and Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s are on the horizon. You may have already booked holiday flights or started buying a few gifts. Now it’s time to get going in earnest o…

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How to Create a Friendly Front Porch (12 photos)

July 21, 2019 Anne Colby 0

Your front porch can be a place where you greet guests, relax outside when the weather is good and connect with life on your street. You can make your porch a more comfortable and inviting entry area with just a few key elements, or you can turn it in…

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Hurricane Michael: How You Can Help (2 photos)

October 12, 2018 Anne Colby 0

One of the most powerful hurricanes to make landfall in the U.S. intensified quickly and hit hard Oct. 10. The Category 4 hurricane was the worst storm on record in the Florida Panhandle, where it swept away homes, damaged roads and devastated towns. …

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10 Smart and Stylish Home Offices (13 photos)

October 9, 2018 Anne Colby 0
There are stylish home offices and there are practical home offices. But a home office that’s stylish and practical? That’s a winning combination, and these 10 home offices hit the mark. See how the designers, architects and builders who helped create these rooms did it, and take away ideas for…

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Hurricane Florence: How You Can Help (3 photos)

September 18, 2018 Anne Colby 0

Residents of the Carolinas and Virginia are grappling with dangerous floodwaters and record-breaking rains from Hurricane Florence, which made landfall Sept. 17 and has been blamed for more than 30 deaths so far. Though it has been downgraded to a tro…