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Home Trends and Advice for Bay Area Residents

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Work Space Design Tour

Work Space Geared For Battle  By Ronda M. Parag        Driving along Cypress Street in West Tampa, there has been ongoing construction behind the metal fence that was once Hector-Elisa’s Health Club. For the past eight months,...
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10 Tips to Make Outdoor Parties Unforgettable

Make Your Outdoor Parties Unforgettable   (Family Features) Entertaining is one thing, but dazzling your guests with an outdoor party sensation is another. Summer can be the best time of year for outdoor parties. From twinkling...
Metro Home Details. The Pantone Color of the Year

METROHome Details: Greenery, The Color of the Year

Pantone® Color of the Year: Greenery     Symbolizing new beginnings, the newest color trend in home décor and design is a bright, fresh burst of Greenery. Inspired by nature and bringing the great outdoors in, METRO has found...
Tampa Bay Metro home: Outdoor kitchen design trends

Outdoor Kitchen Design

  Get Cooking on Your Outdoor Kitchen Design   (Family Features) If your idea of enjoying the great outdoors is relaxing on your deck with a tasty beverage while the grill heats up, you’re in good company. “The...
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Colorful, Bold and Creative Office Space

  With a flair for fashion and love of art, Compass Land & Title owners and founders, Phil and Valerie Yost, designed the new St. Petersburg office together. Rather than a stuffy and conservative law...
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Home Details: Outdoor Entertaining

  Summer time is the best time to get outside and embrace the warmth of the season, relax with style, comfort and enjoy good backyard entertaining. METRO found a few items to enjoy your next...
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METRO HOME: Dream Outdoor Kitchen

Design Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen     (Family Features)It often starts as a blank spot on the patio, usually somewhere just outside the back door. Then come the “things” to fill the spot. There’s so much to...
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Creating An Outdoor Oasis

Transform your outside space into a party place     (Family Features) Creating a perfect outdoor oasis — the first step toward a summer filled with carefree entertaining — requires careful planning for the entire space. While...
Pantone Color of the Year home trends

METROHome Details: 2018 Color of the Year

  Color of the Year: Ultra Violet   A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. METRO has found a few new pieces...
Fall home improvement in Tampa Bay

Home Improvemnet This Fall

Fall: The Best Season For Home Improvement In The Bay Area   The rituals of fall include sending kids back to school, raking leaves and cheering on the hometown football team. In addition, a new fall...
Radi Home Article Tampa Bay Metro May 2015

Defining Lines and Soothing Tones

The Art of Southern Comfort and Sensibility By Mary Lou Janson  |  Photography by Elias Théroux   After relocating to Tampa from Boca Raton, Mark and Renee Radi embarked on an extensive search for their new home....
Tampa Bay Metro: How to host a wine party

Hosting Your Own Wine Tasting Party

  How to host a wine party. Table set up and tips. Written and photographed by Krayl Funch   No time to plan, book and take that dream wine tasting vacation to Burgundy or Sonoma this year? Get your...
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Property Advice

How To Deal With Your "Underwater" Property   click to enlarge     As the saying goes, bad things happen to good people. The housing crash that followed the real estate bubble of 2004-2007 left millions of Americans with severely...
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Holiday Decor

  The Joy of Entertaining By Ronda M. Parag | Floral & Styling by Krayl Funch     The holiday season is upon us and it is the ideal time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the...
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Get Grilling.

  It's the ideal time to gather friends and family for a cookout to beat the Bay area heat. Get ready for a sizzling season of grilling and backyard entertainment.  Lynx OutdoorsThe dream outdoor kitchen includes...
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Connecting Tampa Bay Homes

  How Technology Is Improving Daily Living in Tampa Bay For busy Tampa Bay area families juggling to keep up with the pace of life, technology brings convenience and peace of mind to home life, making...
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5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips

  Five Tried-And-True Tips For Rocking Your Kitchen Remodel   (Family Features) When remodeling your kitchen, it can be tricky to know where to start. Certified Kitchen Designer MaryJo Camp has been there, in more ways than...
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Get Decked Out

  Throwing a Decked Out Deck Party   Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, graduation party or making the most of a summer weekend, the perfect preparations and attention to ambiance are key ingredients to a successful...
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Bug Off!

  Tips to Help Eliminate Dangerous Pests From Our Bay Area Lawns   A yard that is lush, green and free of weeds shows evidence of healthy lawn maintenance. However, many Tampa Bay area homeowners overlook an important...
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Healthier Bay Area Homes

Mother Nature Knows Best How Natural Elements In The Home Make You Healthier   (BPT)  When it comes to health and wellness, the design of your Bay area home may prove to be just as important as...
Outdoor Home Design Trends

METRO Home: Living Lavishly Outdoors with 2018 Trends

2018 Outdoor Living Trends (Family Features) As many families prepare to ramp up their time spent outside, it can be helpful to keep the latest trends in mind while planning for outdoor living spaces. According to...
5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

5 Outdoor Entertaining Tips

(Family Features) The weather in Tampa Bay brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can...