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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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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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Hygge in Your Home

Hygge (pronounced [ hoog–uh ]) is a Danish word that revolves around the feeling of coziness and contentment, of surrounding yourself with elements that bring you joy, including laughter, warmth, and good food and drink. The concept has gained popularity… Read more »

May 10, 2021

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Mudroom Inspirations & Solutions

A cohesive, functional, and beautiful mudroom is an understated opportunity to add ease into your daily life. This transitional space, the home of kicked-off shoes and tossed aside keys, can serve as a launching pad as you prepare to venture… Read more »

Feb 27, 2021

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Why Incorporate Home Wellness Into Your Design?

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that our home’s functionality, aesthetic, and comfort matter. Making sure your home supports your physical, mental, emotional, and relational health is vital to your overall well-being. From air quality, to light… Read more »

Feb 18, 2021

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Home Design Trends & Key Solutions for 2021

This year has been one like no other, a whirlwind of changes with unexpected twists and turns. As 2020 comes to a close and we look ahead to what the new year may bring, our homebound lives have many people… Read more »

Dec 18, 2020

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