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by Cindy Marie Jenkins on Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 2:45pm.
May is National Bike Month, today is National Bike to Work Day, and we want to help you celebrate in style! Did you already read our story on the benefits that biking brings to neighborhoods, including commerce, safety and healthier lifestyles? Are you one of the thousands who attended an event on biking or tried to bike to work this month with encouragement from your community? Now we’ll show you how to integrate the same style you bring to your home search and design to enjoying cycling around your favorite Nook Neighborhoods.
Find the closest bike path to frequent. They're often right under our noses, or beside trails we already tread, but bike paths can take you through beautiful natural scenery, to places you may have never seen before getting on your bike.
Why You Want to Live in a Bike Friendly Nook, This Friday on Bike to Work Day
by Cindy Marie Jenkins on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 3:19pm.
Beautiful bike trails are always a highlight when searching for a new neighborhood. If there's a place near your home to safely ride your bike surrounded by a soothing nature trail, or even ride to a locally owned coffee shop, that's a fantastic feature.
There are more benefits to living near bike trails that might be obvious, even if you're not a cyclist yourself. Beyond the trails, many cities are rebuilding to include bike lanes, inviting cyclists rather than shunning or trying to ignore them. They've found many benefits to this inclusion, some planned and some not.
The more that bike lanes are tried and improved upon, the better an area’s infrastructure in general, studies have shown. When space usually reserved for cars is expanded to other modes of transportation, pede...
by Cindy Marie Jenkins on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 3:08pm.
You’re looking to sell your home, looking around at all the steps you need to take, everything you must prepare. With most home searches starting online nowadays, is it really necessary to have an open house? Considering that an open house is how 50% of new home buyers found their dream property, Nook Experts say yes!
So how can you prepare for the big day? We have some basic tips for making the best impression on potential home buyers!
Curb appeal, curb appeal, curb appeal. This is the first thing anyone would say. Take a good and objective look at your front yard and door. You see them every day, so it’s easy to gloss over the imperfections. A new mailbox, new numbers or coat of bright paint on your door does wonders towards inviting people inside with a smile. That&...
A History of the Garden from Ancient to Modern Times
by Cindy Marie Jenkins on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 2:29pm.
“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes.”
― Clare Ansberry
Gardens are often used as a retreat from the world, a relaxing hobby, a way to influence a small part of the world through your careful handiwork, a way to give back to the environment and improve your health...there are so many great reasons to garden that it’s hard to narrow them down.
We have a huge variety of gardens in the world too, with succulents and modern styles among the Nook favorites. Where did this part of our homes come from? Why do we have such a dreamy view of garden spaces? Let’s dig into the history of the garden to find out:
Early Egyptian gardens brought shade and cool areas to their climate, often enclosed by walls an...
Making Your Garden Modern May be Easier Than You Think
by Cindy Marie Jenkins on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 4:26pm.
Gardens often bring to mind lush landscapes of flowers bursting out of planters and urns. We often see row after row of one flower or vegetable planted in neat little patterns with gently manicured grass along the paths. Some love the carefully thought out geometric shapes and some love a more wild showing. Some go so far as to theme out their outdoor spaces, creating fairy homes and herbal tea gardens, or going all out enchanted into a Disney dreamscape. For someone who dreams of living in a hobbit hole, these garden designs feel right at home.
Yet, there’s such an appeal to the more modern design for gardens which serve a function, putting people first, then plants. If you’re a fan of the modern style of architecture’s clean lines and meticulous use of metals, glass...