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    Downsizing: What’s Next for Empty Nesters

    You changed their diapers; they changed your life. Now they’re gone. The children have fledged and flown the coop, leaving you alone in your empty nest. What do you want in the way of living space now that you’re as free as a bird? more

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    The Fundamentals of Fall in Your Garden

    Fall planting is the flip side to the frustrations of summer gardening. Bugs disappear. Temperatures drop. Dry spells diminish. Plant prices are discounted. And nature, in her newfound hospitality, invites you outside to join her in creating the ... more

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    Home Sweet Homearama

    The 2016 Homearama, which ran from June 4 through 19, was, once again, a huge success. The event, sponsored by The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR), gave nine of the area’s leading custom homebuilders an opportunity to showcase their ... more

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    Leasing in the Lap of Luxury

    If there’s one thing for sure about the residential market, it’s that apartment living certainly isn’t what it used to be, and luxury renting is no longer uncommon. more

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    Planning Your Own Space for Outdoor Living

    A deck, porch or patio is the outdoor expression of your personal taste and lifestyle. So before you build a new one, spend time exploring how you define comfort, leisure and beauty. The results will help you create a place where you go to find ... more


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    Cook Up a New Look in the Kitchen

    Formica is out; Corian is in. Corian is out; granite is in. Granite is out; concrete is in. Concrete is out; quartz is in …and those are the changing trends just in countertops! No wonder kitchen makeovers are daunting. Sometimes, though, you can ... more

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    Go Geo with Alternative Energy

    Old Man Winter might be ready to loosen his grip on your home, but before you know it, the dog days of summer will come knocking. more

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    Five Springtime Improvements

    Could your abode benefit from some refreshing and renewing? Take a look at these five project ideas that will breathe new energy and charm into your home’s appearance. more

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    Drought-Resistant Landscaping: Healthy and Beautiful

    Though you may not have to resort to Astroturf or painted lawns like some drought-plagued California residents have, you can nonetheless reap the benefits of a drought-resistant yard. Besides saving time and money, you can bask in being ... more

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    Chesterfield Gardening Classes

    Anticipating the warmth and new growth of spring can mean considering our lawns and gardens, rolling up our sleeves for plant therapy – for ourselves and the growing greens! For some guidance, Chesterfield residents can turn to the county’s ... more

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