Homes

A living room remodeled by Jayne Morrison Interiors, featuring a tan sofa with purple and tan throw pillows, a purple chair, a glass top coffee table and many accent pieces.

Designer Jayne Morrison shares a few of-the-moment trends she’s hearing a lot about right now—and ways to bring them home without breaking the bank.

Linda and Larry Berger’s home on Medicine Lake is just about perfect. Its
spacious living areas, picturesque views and practical features take advantage
of the lakeshore property and make the house an optimal place to entertain.

When Mike and Jean Ysbrand adopted their third rescue dog last October, they were confident they could handle the addition, but would their house stand up to the challenge? With Riley, a hound mix, the Ysbrands knew a few things would have to go, including their old laminate floors.

As spring arrives, so does home-remodeling season. What better way to embrace the rising temps and sunny days than giving one of your favorite spaces a fresh coat of paint—or a fresh everything?

Situation: While living in Boston, Cindy Phillips and Michael Olson were ready to build the home they would live in following retirement—right here in Plymouth.

Problem: The lot they selected, on Medicine Lake near their son and his family, was 1,400 miles away.

Traveling through Plymouth, they’re hard to miss: lots of new houses, full of that fresh sawdust smell—and the optimism of a growing community.

Preparing a home to sell just got easier with advice from Janet Lawrence, owner and operator of Set to Show.  1. Clean and de-clutter: “That’s kind of the biggest thing,” Lawrence says. “If you can’t do anything else, do that ... It sets that tone.

Amy and Charles Roberts have played the field—in looking at homes, that is. With three boys, their family was growing out of the current space, a brick rambler. They loved the location of their house, with its proximity to downtown.

Homeowner Carla Caryotakis will be the first to tell you: “Doug Tapio is one of the most straightforward people I’ve worked with in the industry.” And since the construction and remodeling industry can be known for projects that are over budget and behind schedule, Caryotakis’ words are high prai

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