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6 tips to give your home a 'space lift'

Got grunge? Cramped by clutter? Failing at feng shui? Many of us are dealing with the decorating blahs. We can’t afford to move or buy anything new. We are just stuck with the old stuff. It would be sweet if some Disney fairy godmother came …


  • Why we still need neighbors more than Facebook

    A recent email made me say “Well, duh,” and “Ah-hah!” in the same second. It also gave me one of those warm, fuzzy realizations that perhaps we aren’t all turning into cyber-robots after all. According to the email, researchers at the University of Michigan observed …Read More

  • How to make a beautiful home work for wheelchairs

    A friend of mine is in a wheelchair now. Her home was built more than 40 years ago for an active, able-bodied family. I doubt the designers ever wondered if a wheelchair would fit through the kitchen door. So here is the answer – with …

  • The latest flurry of statistics still point up

    What are we to make of the newest numbers on Chicago area home sales? Some show growth and positive energy, while others seem to indicate we lag the nation in home price upticks. New numbers from the Illinois Association of Realtors show that Chicago’s nine-county …Read More

  • Suburban seniors won't age in place too well

    My grandpa kept driving his old black Plymouth to the store and to church on Sundays until he was 93. He drove slower and slower over the years, creeping up to green lights in case they were about to turn yellow, deaf to any honking …

    Most live far from 'real' home

    You have a place to live, but is it home? Is it really the place you are from, the home of your heart? A new Pew Research Center survey has found that a majority of us don't feel as though the place we are living …