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Fantatstic Fire Pits

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Summer is winding to an end and we want to spend as much time outdoors as we can before winter hits.  Fire pits help to extend our outdoor time while adding ambiance to our outdoor living space.  They are more casual than outdoor fireplaces and there is more room to gather all the way around.  Take a look at some cozy and contemporary fire pits:  

Custom Home Video Tour by David Weekley Homes - 452 Lowell Ave Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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This David Weekley custom home boasts more than 3,500 square feet, The main floor features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, mudroom, study, a bedroom and 3/4 bathroom.  The second floor features the luxurious master suite and bath, 2 additional bedrooms, laundry room and bathroom. Gorgeous wood floors and custom finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour!




For details and floor plans click here. 


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Foodie Friday: Grilled Pizzas

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Backyard grilling is the cornerstone of summertime entertaining.  Are you getting tired of burgers and hot dogs?  Why not try grilled pizzas for dinner?  We have found some delicious recipes for you.  Even a grilled pizza for dessert!  Enjoy:

Gingham - Bringing a Classic Back

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Gingham is a great classic pattern that has been showing up in new designs recently. It shows up sometimes in traditional colors such as navy and black but it is also showing up in much more modern and bright colors such as greens and pinks. Here are some recent designs that incorporate this pattern that truly has stood the test of time.

Glen Ellyn Home Tour Event: Seven New Custom Homes Featured for One Weekend Only

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David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held home builder in America, will host a Glen Ellyn Home Tour event on August 29th and 30th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Home Tour will allow buyers and residents to explore seven top-quality homes in the esteemed town of Glen Ellyn. Visitors will also enjoy free admission and an opportunity to enter to win a 50” HDTV during this unique two-day event (no purchase necessary).  

Maintenance Tips for Gas Grills

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Perform routine maintenance and regular cleaning to improve grill performance and pro-long the life. Always keep your instruction manual and warranty. Refer to the manual for replacement parts and maintenance. *Before starting Make Sure Gas is OFF before any cleaning or maintenance.

Industrial Design

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Industrial decor has become increasingly popular recently.  While it may not be for everyone, incorporating some pieces or design elements may add some interest to your existing style and decor.  Check out these rooms with industrial style:

Video Home Tour of The Brimington by David Weekley Homes

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Welcome to the Brimington model!  This lovely home is located in an established Glen Ellyn, IL neighborhood.  It  features 3,542 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, open plan, second story loft and laundry and so much more.

David Weekley Homes began in 1976 in Houston, Texas, and has grown to become the largest privately-held home builder in America. They are passionate about their customers, building exceptional homes, their fellow Team Members and the communities in which they live and work.

For floor plans click here.


For home tours, home tips and more visit homechanneltv.com.

Delicious Ice Cream Dessert Recipes

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During the summer months it's always fun to get an ice cream treat.  Instead of waiting around for the ice cream truck, why not try these delicious ice cream dessert recipes?  Enjoy!

The Front Door

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The entrance to your home is your first chance to make an impression on guests. One easy and inexpensive way to create a dramatic front entrance is to paint your front door in an unexpected hue. Here are some of my favorites.

Home Tip Tuesday: How Much Watering Does Your Lawn Really Need?

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Tips for Watering Your Lawn


One of the main ingredients to creating a healthy, green lawn is knowing how much water to deliver. Both over-watering and not watering enough can have damaging consequences for your lawn.

Garden Art

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Home decor and outdoor living accessories  are your personal touches to your home that make it special.  Why not extend those touches beyond the home, beyond your patio and into your garden?  Whether it's store-bought or a diy project, it will add interest and style to your garden.  Don't forget to add art on walls or in the trees as well as on the ground!  Here are some examples of garden art to inspire you with your own:  

Custom Home Video Tour of 466 Phillips, Glen Ellyn - David Weekley Homes

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Luxury Home walk-through tour of the Winterport Plan in Glen Ellyn by David Weekley Homes. This 4 bedroom 4.5 bath custom home features 4,598 square feet of living space, a two-story great room, grand open staircase, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen and a full finished basement.  Enjoy the video tour!




For floor plan and more information click here.

For home tips, home tours and more visit homechanneltv.com.


Foodie Friday: Veggies on the Grill

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Summer is a great time of year to switch to healthier eating habits because of all the delicious fruits and vegetables that are in season.  And it's the time of year for grilling!  Why not combine the two?  Here are some great veggie recipes for the grill.  Enjoy!

Beaded Chandeliers

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There is a lighting trend going on right now that I am absolutely loving - beaded chandeliers/pendants. I am loving the use of these in homes today because depending on the bead material or color and the other finishes on the light fixture it can create so many different looks. Here are a few great examples.

Home Tip Tuesday: Herb Garden Tips and Ideas

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An herb garden can be an easy, fun way to ease into gardening by growing a variety of plants that you can use to flavor your food. If you are new to herb gardening, it can be intimidating to get started. We've got tips to help you plan and care for your first herb garden. 

Wonderful Wine Cellars

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Plote Homes' Ashton Model Video Tour

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This beautiful Ashton Model is located in the Cliffs of Fontana community in Fontana, Wisconsin.  This ranch home has 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a den.  It features an open concept layout, screened porch, gourmet kitchen with over-sized island and full finished basement with wet bar and cozy fireplace. There is 1,944 square feet of living space on the main level and 1,178 square feet of living space on the lower level.  Enjoy the tour!





For more information on Plote Homes visit their website.

For home tours, home tips and more visit homechanneltv.com.

Foodie Friday - Boulder Berries Dessert Demonstration by Chef Todd

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Chef Todd from the Boulder Ridge Country Club demonstrates how to make the famous Boulder Berries dessert.  Looks amazing!





For information on the Boulder Ridge Country Club visit their website.

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Brass Faucets

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As promised in the Brass is Back article, here is a post with some great brass faucet options.

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Home Tip Tuesday - Garden Plants That Repel Pests

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Pests that nibble on plant foliage and flowers can stunt plant growth and mar the appearance of your garden. Luckily, there are several attractive plants that have their own pest-repellent properties, taking care of the bugs in your garden so that you don't have to. Cut down on time-intensive pest prevention and maintenance and increase the beauty of your garden by adding these plants. 

Tablescapes for Summer

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With summer comes a lot of entertaining.  How do you dress your table?  Simple, whimsical, elegant or somewhere in between?  Garden and beach themes are really great choices for summer tables.  We've collected some beautiful tablescapes to help inspire your next summertime soiree.  

Video Tour of New Custom Home on Kenilworth in Glen Ellyn by David Weekley Homes

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David Weekley Homes began in 1976 in Houston, Texas, and has grown to become the largest privately-held home builder in America. David Weekley Homes offers great design, an abundance of selection choices and excellent customer service.

Isn't this a beautiful home?  The Higley plan offers 3,665 square feet of living space.  Attention to detail and stunning finishes can be found throughout this home.  It features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a 2 car garage.  Enjoy the tour!




For floor plans and more information click here.


For home tours, home tips and more visit homechanneltv.com.