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Stanley Homes Offers Solar Energy Solutions

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Florida is known for its beautiful beaches and wonderful sunny weather but Stanley Homes is using the Sunshine State to create another advantage for its homeowners. In an effort to be as energy efficient as possible, Stanley Homes offers a…


Sizzling Summer Kitchens

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Combining fun and functionality, summer kitchens are a hot commodity on the Space Coast Summer kitchens and the Space Coast go together like peas and carrots… “Living in Florida, what better way to enjoy the summer months than outdoors in…


The Building Blocks of Definitive Design

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Designer Dee Patnoe helps homeowners pull together customized and stylized interiors and exteriors Having lived on the Space Coast for the past 27 years, and having worked in the field of interior design for the past 16 years, Dee Patnoe…


Storm Season Safeguards

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Batten Down the Hatches! Here on the Space Coast,we’ve been fortunate to avoid disastrous destruction from any major hurricanes for the past eight years. Yet, many local residents can grimly recall the great damage caused by the super storms of 2004. That…


Waking Wonderland

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Stepping over the threshold into Charlie and Cynthia Boyd’s abode, one feels akin to Alice, with Wonderland unfolding before her. Suddenly, the Cocoa Beach neighborhood has vanished as floor-to-ceiling windows welcome the wild elements of nature in sweeping views of…


Treasure Hunters

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High-end, hand-picked, one-of a-kind pieces signify the selections at J.P. and Teresa McMenamy’s M.C.M. Fine Furniture Warehouse How many times have you been a guest in someone’s home and found yourself in awe of a unique, eye-catching piece of furniture…


How to Create Your Own Tropical Garden

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Plant Your Way to Paradise Coming home to a resort-style tropical garden can help you feel like you’re on an exotic vacation. But, nothing can shatter the illusion of a tropical getaway faster than a garden full of dead plants….


Creating the Man Cave

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The “man cave.” The phrase might make some wives shudder but it is possible to use the latest technology and incorporate attractive design for a space that is all his own. Joe Nelson from Connected Technology suggests starting with a…


Why I don’t Believe In Retirement

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Retirement is something that just doesn’t seem to fit into my schedule. I just reached the young age of 59, but I see no need to plan for retirement. I do not want to retire. In fact, where exactly did…


Stylish Steps by Stanley Homes

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Stylish steps make an impact in two story homes Stanley Homes is all about choices when it comes to customizing a new home. In any home, the first impression when you walk in the front door is essential. The staircase…


Outdoor Lifestyle and Design

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story by Ingrid Bradley photography by Jason Hook Outdoor living spaces have become quite exciting due to an expanded design focus and new materials, all helping homeowners express their own personal style and sense of place. For many, especially those…


A Sanctuary of Sophistication

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June Suermann’s Rockledge abode is a classic, timeless treasure story by Shawn Green photography by Rob Downey Building relationships that last as long as his custom homes is what Joe DiPrima has been doing for over 50 years. DiPrima has…


Hot Tickets

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Cutting-edge home theaters and automation systems mark the future of home entertainment and control. story by karen hufford photography by Rob Downey   While on a family vacation, you remember you forgot to turn off the kitchen lights before you…


Mosaic Masterpieces

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Local mosaic artist and instructor uses broken glass and repurposed materials to create timeless treasures story by Sue DeWerff photography by Jason Hook Turning trash into unique and beautiful treasure is something mosaic artist Betsy Heath is passionate about. Heath,…