Home & Garden


ABC’s of LED Lighting

Home & Garden

By: Melissa Kilgore, Lighting Specialist Light emitting diodes, commonly called LEDs, have made their way into many of the products we use every day. From clocks to laptops, to lamps and TVs, many of the devices we rely on have…


Arthur Rutenberg Homes: From Past to Present

Home & Garden

In 1953, a 26-year-old appliance dealer from Chicago invested in 10 lots in Clearwater, Fla. After obtaining a right to work, Arthur Rutenberg, along with his brother and father, designed and built three homes on spec. Thus, Rutenberg Homes was…


Paving the Way to Elegance

Home & Garden

From driveways to pool decks, patios to firepits, walkways to garden walls and every hardscape in between, pavers have the ability to elevate the curb appeal of your home. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, David Dutra moved to Brevard County with his…


The Warm Home of an Interior Design Artist

Home & Garden

By Jaimee Preston As the stately glass door swings open to the Hays’ Viera home, out spill Scooter and Skittles, an adorable Maltipoo and Havanese. Lisa Hays and her beloved pets convey an instant warmth and elegance that is evident…


Get Hooked on These Unique In-Home Aquariums

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Fish tanks aren’t just for countertops anymore. As television shows like Animal Planet’s “Tanked” and Nat Geo Wild’s “Fish Tank Kings” have shown, people are getting more and more creative about how they display colorful characters from the under the…


Out of the Woodwork with Lou Piscitelli

Home & Garden

In 1999, Louis “Lou” Piscitelli was working as a home-improvement specialist, completing some basic home-repair work for a homeowner in Red Bank, New Jersey when his client asked him to take on a much bigger project — the design, build…


Home is Where the Art Is

Home & Garden

Some homeowners find that selecting a piece of art to complement a room can be an overwhelming process filled with many opinions and recommendations. But for some passionate art lovers, the perfect piece of art is the starting point and…