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A Purpose-Driven Transformation

Long-time home gets a family friendly facelift This feature is brought to you by My Handyman Service & Construction, making your life easier, one project at a time!   Monte Waite sits back on the sofa, gazing around the newly-remodeled kitchen and living space of the home where he and Theresa raised their children, Jenifer,…

The Past Revisited

Sisters take a walk down ‘Memory Lane’ Emotions run high on this bright June morning as Jean Engle Dimich and Ilah Engle Larson arrive at the old Schwalger farmstead on Bitterroot Drive. The sisters waste no time in getting out of the car. In their early 90s, these energetic ladies are on a mission to…

Planting Glorious Fall Color

Blazing & bold blossoms deliver the feel of fall Take a cue from fall and bring those bold and blazing hues right to your front door or back patio. While summer lends itself to hot shades and cool pastels, autumn is all about those rich, yet earthy jewel tones. Why not try hardy ornamental grasses…

Get Smart, Get Connected

The latest technology to make your home ‘Smart’   Mornings tend to be hectic enough without second-guessing whether or not you shut the garage door or locked the front door before leaving home. You question yourself. “Did I turn the heat down?” or “Did I set the security alarm?” In today’s high tech world, you…

Stylish, Quick & Concrete!

Enhance your outdoor space with DIY cement planters If you look at the style guides for outdoor living, cement planters are the “it” outdoor item right now. These heavy duty, weather resistant planters can set you back a few hundred dollars if you want to purchase one. After hunting all over town in search of…

Outdoor Living at its Finest

  This feature is brought to you by My Handyman Service & Construction, making your life easier, one project at a time! Tami and Brian MacDonald, along with their college-age kids, Ashley and Justin, favor the great outdoors. “We’re an outdoorsy family,” notes Tami, a Registered Nurse at Yellowstone Surgery Center. As avid “boaters” and…

Salvaging Style

Old door casing serves a new eye-catching purpose There’s a trend when it comes to bringing new life to old gems. And, many find those eye catching pieces thanks to architectural salvage. It’s when a piece of trim, a door casing, corbels or anything else that gives a house its character has been removed and…

Capturing the Essence of Home

  This feature is brought to you by My Handyman Service & Construction, making your life easier, one project at a time! Nichole and Kent Wood’s first home as newlyweds six years ago traces its roots back to the late ‘70s. The ranch-style house, which sits on a half-acre lot resonates with good bones. The…

A True Conversation Piece

Couple’s home puts entertaining center stage When Terry Steel walks into the kitchen to grab a bite to eat before heading off to work, she walks into a space bathed in light. Every detail has been thought through. Each bit of kitchenware has its place. The family’s decorative plates sit pretty in a glass front…

Vintage ‘Canine Couch’

A comfy dog bed you can make this weekend Vintage luggage is a decorating trend that’s all the rage. Stack a few cases as an end table, or use some of the age old luggage for storage under a coffee table. Or, as I am going to show you, as a little charming addition for…

Holiday’s Grand Entrance

Help your front entry be the star on your street When it comes to decking out your home with a holiday flair, truly anything goes in 2015 —from posh candy cane sophistication to décor dripping with sparkle and shine. To give you some last minute ideas, we asked the design experts at Gainan’s Flowers &…

Framing Holiday Treasures

Look What We Found: Old window provides a backdrop for your Christmas card display!   It’s always a special treat at the holidays to open the mailbox and pull out a handful of Christmas cards, letters and pictures sent across the miles from family and friends. When this festive time of year hits, I love…

Remodeling & Building a Future

One Couple Turns Long-time Ideas into Reality This feature is brought to you by ARCH.406, creating architect led, truly custom homes from the ground up.   Meagen and John Heenan knew that at some point they’d need to remodel their west end home. They talked about it for almost nine out of the ten years they’d lived in…

Home Decor To Fall For

Creating looks that last New seasons inspire us to become a little more creative in our home spaces.  With the arrival of fall, the time is ripe to freshen up your living spaces. After all, when the cooler weather hits, we tend to spend more of our days indoors. As you prep for a new…

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