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Is downtown living right for you?

December 8, 2017

Many a night, Sam Hartman came home to his 650-square foot Midtowne Crossing condo, threw down his work bag, hit

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Invite outdoor furniture inside

November 20, 2017

Special to Journal Gazette
As the colder months loom, many people cover up their patio furniture or throw it in

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Town & Country Fall 2017: Open concepts

September 22, 2017

‘Every family’s need is a little bit different. But people are looking for an open floor plan, whether it’s triangular or more linear. They’re looking for high ceilings and spaciousness.’

House of Furniture, photography by Jennifer Dodds Fox

Curb appeal

May 1, 2017

Spring has sprung so it’s time to freshen up your home’s front entry for the season. No matter how big your front porch or stoop is, a bit of color and dimension will add loads of welcoming curb appeal.

Customization is the biggest trend in pools. If you’ve got the money, you can create a tanning ledge and decorate your pool any way you want. photo courtesy of Latham Pools

Pool time is fun time

April 10, 2017

What better way to keep cool in the sweltering heat of an Indiana summer than in the crisp waters of your very own oasis?

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Wallpaper makes a comeback

April 3, 2017

You’re tired of painting. We know that. So guess what? Wallpaper is making a big comeback — complete with designs and textures to show off your personality. What was once taboo is trendy again.

Photo courtesy of Choice Designs

Coffee table chic

March 27, 2017

In the quest to create a beautiful and thoughtfully decorated home, don’t overlook your living room’s coffee table.

FORT WAYNE NEWSPAPERS Newcomers to reupholstering furniture can feel overwhelmed by all the options of fabric, finishes and detailing that are possible.

Upholstery 101

January 23, 2017

While upholstery can be intimidating, the process can be demystified with some basic information. Arm yourself with expert tips and tricks and learn the lingo before making any big changes.

COURTESY AARON MAKIN Aaron Makin’s remote controlled snowblower, which got the Fort Wayne resident a bit of internet fame a few years ago, works well and can be in working order this winter if necessary, he says.

Secrets of snow removal

January 16, 2017

If you’re one of those poor souls who loathes clearing your driveway or sidewalks, waking up to a white winter wonderland can be an absolute bummer.

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