Home & Garden

Home ownership. It’s a large part of the American dream.  The stability that comes with having a place to call your own, a refuge from the stress and competitiveness the world creates.  When you own your own home you can design it and renovate it to fit your own needs and wants.

Before you begin your home renovation you first have to determine how you’re going to pay for it.  The most affordable option is to pay for it out of pocket.  No paperwork, no need for loan approval, and … [Read the rest]

If you are in the market for a new home, you will likely start with the house itself in your thought process. Sit down together first to figure out what is most important to you and your family. Perhaps the person who does most of the cooking is dreaming of a big kitchen with stainless steel appliances and oak flooring. A view of the Rockies in the living room’s picture window might be important to someone else. House plans and activity level can be important if you are planning to … [Read the rest]

One of the more uncanny experiences in any kind of historical work comes when the correspondences between past and present become closer than one could have possibly suspected.  That everyday household objects have connections to a deeper past can come as no quiet shock, because there is a tendency to take what’s best from the past generation and repeat it.  But when small connections between things, like window  blinds and the walls of an ancient theater, become obvious, then history takes on a whole new dimension.  One can often feel … [Read the rest]