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How-to Organize a Neighborhood Swap Meet

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/26/16 4:30 PM

Reducing and reusing items within your own home is a great place to begin if you want to go green. Starting at home is great, but to really make an impact we have to think bigger. That’s why we’re giving you a guide for how to organize a neighborhood swap meet!

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Topics: DIY, Green Living, Home, Community, Fun, Theme, Go Green, re-use, how-to, reduce

TREND ALERT: Modern Brick

Posted by Amy Patterson on 6/18/15 2:36 PM

Exposed brick in a home creates an air of elegance with a flare of rustic style. The newest trend for homes is using exposed brick in super modern kitchens. It works very well as a back splash, statement wall or for the entire kitchen.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a home with original brick walls (many of us aren’t), you can utilize a faux brick wall design. Many faux brick designs are very authentic looking and successfully create the same drama that an original brick section would.

Here are some of our favorite ways to use exposed or faux brick in kitchens:

This kitchen is accented flawlessly by the brick back splash. It pairs well with the sleek wood block counter tops and the understated modern cabinetry.


Photo by: Lushome

This kitchen is completed by its exposed brick statement wall – we love the pairing of the sleek, modern cabinetry and flooring with the rugged look of the brick.


Photo by: Lushome

Another option to add some distinction and originality is to use non-traditionally colored brick, as shown here with this gray brick accent wall.


Photo by: Lushome

However you decide to customize it, you can’t go wrong by accenting a modern kitchen with brick. 

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Topics: Design, Home, Homeowners, Home Loans, Home Sales, Home Value, Home Buyer, Interior Design, Style, Modern, Kitchen, Theme

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