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If these walls could talk: Historically rustic home has quite a story to tell

If the walls of Hans and Leah Juhle's arts and crafts bungalow could talk ... well, that'd be unnerving for a minute or two, but then those glorious logs, posts and beams would launch into a multilayered tale covering more than a century of history, change and even fame. Their home, which easily could stunt-double for a national park lodge, certainly is no stranger to the spotlight:

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Design Recipes: Warm up with red decor

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you will likely see a lot of red home decor items in retail stores. Red is a strong, bold color that can perk up a space year-round. If you are looking to infuse the color red into your home decor, now is an ideal time to snag some key pieces.

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Style at Home: Welcome to Innisfree: A peek into my bathroom

Is it strange to get excited about your bathroom? Maybe. But I sure love this little space in my cottage. I've long been a believer in making every room in your home equally lovely, even those out-of-sight private spaces like your bath. So when we were remodeling our little fixer-upper on the lake, I knew this functional room had to also be beautiful. My bathroom is kind of an odd space, but it suits me to perfection.

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Hobbies: Hanging hearts make a lasting impression

If you have traveled to San Francisco, perhaps you left your heart there? Or maybe you simply wear your heart on your sleeve? Or better yet, maybe you send cards with messages that are heartfelt? A heart is versatile enough to work in all of these scenarios/situations, but I prefer my hearts to hang.

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5 ways to survive a home renovation

If a friend tells you she's renovating her home, when she finishes gushing about her new herringbone marble backsplash, expressions like "our place is a wreck right now," "I'm so stressed" and "I've had it up to here with my contractor" may soon follow. Yes, renovations can be a major headache and they're certainly a challenging time to be living at home. Thankfully, many have survived remodels, and so will many more.

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Home Fix: How to fix drain with concrete slab floors

Q: Our house has concrete slab floors, no basement or crawl. Our air conditioner and water softener used to drain to an opening in the floor in the utility closet, but the drain is stopped up. I was told I would have to break the concrete floor to fix the drain and am hoping you might be able to give me some ideas to fix this without taking out the floor.

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Living Smart: Snow and ice removal for the home and driveway

While a fresh blanket of white snow is a beautiful sight, the inevitable task of removing it can become a back-breaker if not done properly. In addition, some snow removal techniques can damage your driveway, sidewalk and landscaping. To avoid making costly pavement repairs or replanting your flora this spring, scoop up these tips on removing ice and snow: