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Five Ideas for Your Home: November

Minor enhancements & upgrades that make a major difference.

Secrets to steal from our featured home:

1. Don’t Skimp on the Range Hood
Just as the kitchen is the center of the home, the range hood is the focal point, visually. Fitting floating shelves on either side adds to the visual appeal of a largely utilitarian piece.

2. Create a Family Hub
Set behind the kitchen, a small office not only serves as a workspace, it gives the whole family a nexus for important notes, reminders, etc.

3. Take Your Fire Pit to Go
It may be all the rage to build a fire pit from tabby and brick or pavers, but the Fire Kettle that anchors this home’s outdoor living space is light, portable and gives off greater heat.

4. Don’t Lug Your Laundry
With the addition of a simple door from the master closet into the laundry room, as seen in this house, the act of doing laundry becomes infinitely easier.

5. Temper a farmhouse look with modern finishes
It’s very on trend to go rustic, but a few key details set in modern finishes can take your home from trendy to timeless.