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Washington Home & Garden Show Coming to DC

Washington Home & Garden Show Coming to DC

Looking to transform your home with inspiration from HGTV? You're in luck because the Washington Home & Garden Show is coming to the DC area March 9-11 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW.

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Ty Pennington to Headline All New Washington Home & Garden Show

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Host Returns to DC

Washington, DC (December 1, 2011)—The all new Washington Home & Garden Show is extremely pleased to announce that Ty Pennington, the iconic host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will headline the March 9-11 Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC.

“We are incredibly excited to have one of the most recognized personalities in home improvement join us for our new and improved Washington Home & Garden Show,” said Alyson Caplan, Show Manager.  “Ty has supported Marketplace Events for four years and he is finally able to come to DC to offer his home design expertise to residents in the nation’s capital.”

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

Need Help? Let me be your Sous Chef this Holiday Season



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The Importance of Fire Safety

In recent days, there have been stories of debilitating fires, that have destroyed homes and taken lives all across our region, even in the Oxon Hill area.  Most recently, there was a fire in the Rosecroft Mews Apartment Complex, on the 2400 block of Corning Avenue in Fort Washington, MD, which is very close to the Oxon Hill/Fort Washington border off of Brinkley Road.  The fire at Rosecroft Mews is still under investigation, but it is a reminder of just how important it is to take precautions to prevent such an occurrence to happen, if at all possible.  At the end of 2009, there was a fire at the Brookside Park Condominiums that caused an estimated $1.5 million worth of damage and displaced 67 residents into temporary homes.  The cause of this fire was an unattended candle.  And what's even more glaring is the effect these fires have on a number of families who live in multi-family residents.