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5 Mudroom Ideas To Transform Your Home

Having a functional and beautiful mudroom can instantly add ease into your family’s routine. But ask yourself: is your current entryway creating cohesion or routinely becoming a messy eyesore?  Often the home of kicked-off shoes and tossed-aside keys, mudrooms are… Read more »

Apr 30, 2024

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Remodel an Environmentally Friendly House: Part Two, Air Quality

Besides looking at the energy use related to the humidity, heating and cooling in your home, consider the inside air quality. Good inside air quality is another way to make sure your home is healthy and environmentally friendly. When air… Read more »

Apr 16, 2024

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Mother-in-Law Suite: Building Flexible Spaces That Support Our Relationships

Mother-in-law suites have been in existence for quite some time. However, their popularity has increased in recent years as more families seek flexible living spaces to accommodate their ever-evolving needs. Let’s face it: no house can fit every stage of… Read more »

Oct 31, 2023

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Real Life Remodeling vs. Home Renovation TV Shows

Home remodeling TV shows are entertaining and can be a great source of inspiration. However, they fail to depict real life remodeling stories. Because we live in a world of instant gratification, it’s not too surprising that seeing an outdated… Read more »

May 05, 2023

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3 Ways to Achieve Balance in Your Home Design: Symmetrical, Asymmetrical, Radial

There are many elements of home design that often go unnoticed, yet have an enormous impact on the overall feel of a space.  Often, it all comes down to how well the room’s design achieves balance. Thoughtful attention to balance… Read more »

Feb 17, 2023

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Can You Avoid Remodeling Decision Fatigue?

For many, a home remodeling project is one of the most significant things you’ll ever do. When looking at common life stressors: getting married, having kids, and buying a home, a major disruption to your home – like remodeling –… Read more »

Jan 26, 2023

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Bluestem’s Tips for Creating a Wellness Room

Many people turn inward for rejuvenation and actively seek out ways to take a break from the everyday stresses of life. Wellness spaces, which are commonly talked about these days, don’t have to be outside of the home – you… Read more »

Nov 21, 2022

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Creating Synergy in the Home: Part 2

Welcome Back! In Creating Synergy in the Home: Part One, we discussed the importance of fostering synergy in your home and the impact of synergy on home design. Synergy can refer to the different parts of your home design –… Read more »

Oct 14, 2022

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Creating Synergy in the Home: Part 1

When you think about your home, have you ever considered how all the pieces work together to support your daily life and enhance the overall experience? Most people realize that their homes are made of a great deal of pieces:… Read more »

Sep 27, 2022

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​​Remodel an Efficient Laundry Room

Giving yourself a clean, efficient place to do chores is one of the best ways to improve your day-to-day life in your home  Below we share some of our favorite laundry room ideas for transforming this room into a comfortable,… Read more »

Aug 31, 2022

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