The best nutrition for your backyard chickens

Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs their family eats, but bringing home chicks for a backyard flock is just the beginning. The happiest backyard chickens have the healthiest diets, and the best eggs come from hens eating the most nutritious feed. Today, we are increasingly focused on the impact food has on our family’s health. Hobbyists like to feed their …

The most common causes of homeowners insurance claims

The value of homeowners insurance is often thrust into the national spotlight when natural disasters happen. The devastation and financial loss they can cause reinforces the importance of making sure you have adequate insurance coverage to rebuild if disaster strikes your home. In 2017 alone, the U.S. was struck by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events, resulting in a record-breaking $300 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Thankfully, most Americans don’t experience large-scale natural catastrophes, but millions of homeowners do experience some kind of property loss each year and need to make an insurance claim. The …

Home improvements to help your home sell faster and for more money

The real estate market is heating up, and if you’re planning to sell your home in the future, you want it to sell quickly and for as high of a price as possible. By taking proactive action now, you can make a few strategic home improvements that can help you achieve both your goals. To boost your home sale and reduce time on the market, consider these top home improvement ideas to catch buyers’ eyes. Garage door: When potential buyers visit your property, you want to make the best first impression before they even come inside. That’s why it’s wise to …

Meet Margi Your Expert Designer

  At Margi’s, we are obsessively passionate about beautiful things!  We are always on the search for the ever-evolving mix, always exciting collection of products that inspire a timeless sophistication, yet edgy and fresh. In two words – casual elegance.     Margi’s caters to those who are searching for the unexpected – for a way to design and enhance their home through their unique and specific expressions of individuality and style. Choose from many wood stains or painted finishes for a wide selection of cabinets, sideboards, beds, desks, etc. Select from 100’s of fabrics and leathers for the perfect cozy …

4 ways to simplify your DIY projects and home improvements

Whether you’re working on a spring home improvement project or a summer task, this is the time of year when you focus on improving your home both inside and out. As you look for ways to make your home even better, nothing beats a good DIY project. DIY home improvement projects are popular each year, and they can be as big or small, short or long and expensive or inexpensive as you desire. Whether you are an advanced builder or a novice home improver, the options are wide open, but remember the one thing every DIYer can agree on: Eliminating …

5 tips to create a personalized shed

Create an outdoor oasis with a personalized shed The backyard. It’s your oasis. Your happy place. Your second living room. It’s the place to go not only for “me” time — but quality time with friends and family. This National Barbecue Month, the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association wants to help you make your backyard the best backyard it can be. Think sheds. No, not your grandparents’ tattered shed filled with a dusty mower and 30-year-old paint brushes. We’re talking highly personalized sheds. Intimate covered spaces that keep the sun’s rays out but bring the summer in. Outdoor sheds come …

BLANCO Launches the Innovative PRECISION® R0 Farmhouse Sink Crafted of its Groundbreaking DURINOX® Material

BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, launches the new PRECISION R0 Farmhouse Sink crafted of its revolutionary DURINOX stainless steel material. Scratch and fingerprint resistant, DURINOX is the latest innovation from the artisans at BLANCO STEELART® featuring a completely unique look and feel with two times the strength of traditional stainless steel. Tailored to a hard-working and sophisticated kitchen, the PRECISION R0 modernizes a classic style complete with a velvety, matte finish and sleek silhouette. Featuring crisp, zero radius seams and an on-trend farmhouse style, the PRECISION R0 combines superior strength and unsurpassed resilience in its …

IG New Charcoal BBQ

IG Charcoal BBQ is a stainless steel Charcoal BBQ that has special features that include: Connected side-trays that fold down  Easy installation  Removable grill top Rotating charcoal handle for raising and lowering the charcoal Sliding ash collector tray For more information www.igbbq.com.

VESTA® Fine Hardware launches the PALAZZO Collection

Classically inspired by decorative hardware with on-trend geographic facets Refined, rich, and eternally romantic VESTA™ Fine Hardware introduces Palazzo, a collection of elegant decorative hardware with an influence of octagonal elements. Available in nine cabinet pull and knob shapes, the classically inspired collection blends emotion and creativity with exceptional craftsmanship and artisanal European design. The Palazzo collection radiates effortless elegance, states Christine Zimmer, Product Manager of VESTA. “It has the rare ability to both inspire designers and transform spaces. A symbol of passion and dedication, Palazzo is a work of handcrafted art.” Composed of solid brass, the Palazzo collection is …

World-Famous Zingerman’s Bakehouse Shares 25 Years of the Best Bread and Pastry Recipes with Home Cooks and Bakers

Zingerman’s Bakehouse, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is an institution.  In celebrating its 25th anniversary, Zingerman’s has made it possible for bakers and cooks of all levels to bring a piece of the celebrated business into their kitchens.  Zingerman’s Bakehouse by Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo (Chronicle Books, October 2017), shares 65 meticulously tested, carefully detailed recipes in a beautiful hardcover book featuring more than 50 color photographs, illustrations and behind-the-scenes stories of their phenomenal business. Since 1992, this artisanal bakery has fed millions of fans across the country with delicious breads and baked goods. But Zingerman’s Bakehouse is also part of …