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Front Porch Envy

Randi Destefano, ASID
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I have porch envy!  Even though our home has a very cozy, spacious screened-in porch with peaceful views of the lake, I would love to have a front porch.  Not the kind of porch that only has enough space to decorate for the seasons and greet our guests.  But a...
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You Get What You Pay For: My On-Line Rug Shopping Experience

Randi Destefano, ASID
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Has anyone ever told you that sometimes the lowest price doesn't always mean it's the best choice for a project?  I know that I've heard it from my parents, my contractors, and other designer friends.  I even pass on these words of advice to my own clients. But with the...
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Being Hacked: Panic Is NOT the Best Time to Buy

Randi Destefano, ASID
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For someone who depends on their computer, being hacked is a big deal!  Falling for the scam is an even bigger deal.  This week I had one of those “What was I thinking” moments when my PC was attacked by ransomware.  And I fell for it!  The lesson I learned from this...
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What Is A House?

Randi Destefano, ASID
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We all have our own ideas of what our house should look like. If we’re lucky enough to build a custom home, we get to take all of our ideas and start from the ground up putting in exactly what we want to make it ours. It’s fun and exciting to be able to choose everything...
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Project Burnout: When Your DIY Stops Being Fun

Randi Destefano, ASID
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I love a good DIY project every now and then.  But sometimes the vision in my head isn’t the way it turns out.  And the number of Do-Overs is directly related to how burned out I get.  The joy in creating something new suddenly gets stolen from me... and the drudgery...
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