In 2018, the average size for a new home was around 2,500 square feet, while the average household only contained about 2.5 people. In 2020, houses that once felt big enough started to feel too small, when adults started working from home and children started to attend remote school. Trying to right-size your house for your needs can be a challenge. Homes that are too big can be difficult to keep clean and also a challenge to maintain, while homes that are too small can feel confining and cluttered. Fitting the size of your house to the number of people in it is important. If you're building a new home, these tips can help you choose the right square footage for your needs.
When you think of summer, what comes to mind? Fresh flowers? Long sunsets? Beaches? All of these happy associations are what make summer one of the most beloved seasons of the year. If you love summer, you're going to love decorating for the season. You can turn your home into a celebration of summer with these decorating tips.
Both in nature and in our homes, spring carries connotations of a fresh start, of new life, and of new opportunities. Just as we see plants waking up from their long winter sleep and the animal kingdom coming alive with industry, we also have an innate urge to freshen our homes and prepare to embrace the longer days with clean, orderly, and well-maintained dwellings. Here’s our spring maintenance checklist, from the purely practical to the frivolously fun, to help you ready yourself for the new season!