Category Archives: Shopping with Joe

“Live” Plant Tip

If you have a room with limited sunlight, but still want to have the look of something “live”, try these preserved topiaries – they are natural boxwood plants, and will last for years and years with no maintenance at all! … Continue reading

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Countertop Clarification

The choices we have in countertops have increased dramatically since the days of the ubiquitous Formica kitchen. Durability and ease of maintenance are top questions we must ask ourselves, but at the end of the day, it has to look … Continue reading

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The Dish on Dishes

This one is for everyone who is buying some new place settings for your table: The first thing we all see is the aesthetic of the dinnerware, but if you take a moment to research what you are actually purchasing, … Continue reading

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What the Floor is Going on Here?

Without question, my favorite type of flooring for most areas of the home is wood. It adds warmth, durability and a great classic and finished look to your room. There are a lot of products on the market that fall … Continue reading

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The B Word: “Budget”

Every project should have one, right from the beginning. A clear budget will make your life a lot easier, and save the unpleasant surprise of a huge credit card bill afterward. If you know what you can afford before getting … Continue reading

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Antiquing in a Small Town

So, I just got back from a weekend in a cabin by a lake. Anyone who knows me even a little would raise an eyebrow, knowing that this is my idea of “Roughing It”: a 1500 square-foot A-Frame with running … Continue reading

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