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Home has room for guests
Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

Home has room for guests

With a full master suite on each level, this versatile plan is a great choice for all kinds of families. A live-in grandparent can take the ground-level suite, where a huge walk-in closet and two sinks in the deluxe bathroom offer outstanding comfort.

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Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

New standard spout kitchen faucets are anything but standard

Q: Dear Ed: I am looking for a new kitchen faucet and all my friends are telling me to get the pull out spray style because standard spout faucets are old fashioned. I enjoy my present standard spout kitchen faucet with a separate spray.

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service
Small nest egg, big dreams?
Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

Small nest egg, big dreams?

(BPT) --- Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when you'll stop working, how much you'll withdraw from your savings each year, and where you'll live.

New design trends in housewares
Apr 7, 2017 4:00 AM

New design trends in housewares

CHICAGO -- Housewares goods that are simply cheap and operational don't really cut it in American homes anymore, as there's a growing appreciation for aesthetics and quality.

By Debbie Carlson Chicago Tribune
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Accessible luxury in one-story home
Mar 31, 2017 4:00 AM

Accessible luxury in one-story home

Here is a home that shows just how stylish accessible living can be.

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National group honors Realtors
Mar 31, 2017 4:00 AM

National group honors Realtors

The National Association of Realtors has honored six Realtor associations across the country with Community Outreach Awards. These awards recognize associations that have worked within their communities to make them a better place to live and do business.

Mar 31, 2017 4:00 AM

Property Transfers

The following records were collected from the Portage County Recorder's Office and were provided by a subscription service. Each property transfer shows the name of the seller, the buyer's name, the address and the selling price. For more information, visit www.portagecountyauditor.org.

Window treatments warm up family home
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Window treatments warm up family home

My friend Tammy readily admits she has a problem. She is a self-confessed fabric-haulic who never met a plaid, paisley or floral she didn't fall head over heels in love with. We have a lot of fun leading her astray, giving her a quick call every time we get in a new fabric that will make her flip.

By Mary Carol Garrity Tribune News Service
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

These items are cluttering your life. Toss them.

There's a certain exhilaration that comes with throwing things away and freeing up space in your home. It's not only an aesthetic task -- KonMari-ing your space has proven health benefits, too.

By Alina Gonzalez Domaine
Finding harmony at home
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Finding harmony at home

I'm not a hoarder, but I do have pack-rat tendencies with a few things. Like books. For example, in third grade, my teacher pulled 18 library books out of my tiny school desk. Books still send out a siren song, and I usually can't resist buying at least one when I'm at a store.

By Debbie Carlson Chicago Tribune
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5 fun ways to decorate for spring
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

5 fun ways to decorate for spring

(BPT) --- Spring is the perfect time to shake things up with your home decor. As Mother Nature transforms her landscape with fresh buds and blooms, you're probably longing to refresh your home, too.

Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Property Transfers

The following records were collected from the Portage County Recorder's Office and were provided by a subscription service. AURORA Villas Of Bertram LLC, to Jessica A. Eshelman and P. Kevin, 718 Hilliary Lane, $310,400 GARRETTSVILLE Tommie J.

Cleaning mistakes you make
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Cleaning mistakes you make

Why is it that your home looks completely different after a professional deep-cleaning service steps in? Countertops you've wiped a hundred times shine brighter and shower grout you scrubbed to no avail has gone away.

By Sophie Miura Domaine
Survey: Surge in economic and financial optimism
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Survey: Surge in economic and financial optimism

WASHINGTON -- Multiple years of uninterrupted job gains and hope that the best is yet to come in 2017 are igniting consumer confidence across the country, and especially in rural and middle America, according to new consumer survey findings from the National Association of Realtors.

Deodorizing toilet seat is now an option
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Deodorizing toilet seat is now an option

Q: Dear Ed: I really enjoy learning about new products from your column, and I just heard that some toilet seats now have built-in air fresheners. How do they work, and will they fit on existing toilets?

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service
Effortless entertaining easy in this home
Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Effortless entertaining easy in this home

Ready for effortless entertaining, this striking home welcomes your guests in style. The open layout encourages mingling around the snack bar, leaving room at the central island for you to put the finishing touches on dinner.

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Google Maps tracks you; now others can, too
Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Google Maps tracks you; now others can, too

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app -- the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.

Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels
Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels

(AP) -- Meals on Wheels has confirmed a $50,000 donation from former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The group that provides food for seniors in need thanked Kaepernick for his donation on Tuesday.

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Many material choices for sinks
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Many material choices for sinks

Q: Dear Ed: I'm in the process of designing my new kitchen and want to install either a cast iron or stainless steel kitchen sink. Both materials have advantages and I'm stuck in the middle. Can you please weigh in with your thoughts and ideas on this topic?

By Ed Del Grande Tribune News Service
Organized people do this every day. Do you?
Mar 17, 2017 4:00 AM

Organized people do this every day. Do you?

Those of us whose apartments resemble a Forever 21 on a Saturday look to our hyper-organized counterparts with awe: Their homes are as immaculate as a museum, their days are scheduled down to the minute and they never have so much as a hair out of place.

By Kelsey Clark Domaine