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With the current economy, Americans are changing the way they live and the biggest adjustment has been staying home to save money.

So, what are we doing now that we stay home? We’re hanging out in the kitchen! We need kitchens that we really live in, where we cook, do crafts, entertain and maybe even relax. Find out the top five kitchen trends in this article from Marketwatch.

Traditional white kitchen designed by Lori Gilder

Of course, the kitchen is not the only place to spend your leisure time. This summer get outside and try something different. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or newbie, there are tons of options to try.

Our gardening editor shares her grandmother’s favorites shrubs and check out these budget-wise garden retreats. Also, learn how to make a sanctuary garden, which is a must-have during these tough times.

Not ready to head outdoors? It’s time to make your living rooms the perfect place to relax with your family.

Modern living room designed by joemartin23 from Rate My Space.

Get inspired with living room designs from Designers’ Portfolio and Rate My Space.

What are some of your favorite things to do at home and how are you enhancing your favorite spaces now?

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2 Responses

  1. Mel says:

    I think with the economy down, like it is. It is still nice to view hgtv and all the shows on tv because a mans castle is his home. I think it is good for people to stay home and do things as a family and work on their home.

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