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RV renovation: Big changes, small decor touches make a motorhome feel homey | Food + Living

After being grounded for months, we’ve become antsy, craving adventure and escape. But with social distancing recommendations still clipping our wings, plane, bus and train travel seem worrisome.

Home still feels safer than anywhere else. What to do? Why, take that home on the open road. That’s precisely what a motorhome or camper lets us do. It’s no wonder that the RV Industry Association reports a sharp uptick in RV sales and rentals.

“Our inventory is down to a dozen vehicles,” says Autumn Quinn, marketing manager of Dylane RV Center, Denver. “Normally we would have about 80 vehicles on the lot. Spontaneity and freedom are key attractions to travel by RV, and they are precisely what families are looking for after all those COVID constraints.”

Lee Vought of Stoltzfus RV of Adamstown agrees. “We have four RVs in the lot. Normally, we’d have 100.”

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Living Room Ideas That Will Liven Up Any Space, Big Or Small – Living Rooms

Photographed by Amy Bartlam.

When we hear the words “living room makeover,” many of us think a few cans of paint and a new sofa — and don’t get us wrong, those two things can work wonders. But creating a welcoming, tranquil space is about so much more than the colors and the furniture. It’s about combining practicality with aesthetic so you can enjoy living in and looking at it at the same time. 

Before you go down a rabbit hole of living room ideas you’ll want to figure out how much space you’re working with. Measuring a room beforehand can save you tons of headaches down the road: You’ll know how many buckets of paint to buy, you can compare your space to similar-sized rooms on the internet, and you can think realistically about that oversized coffee table — before you have a chance to get too attached. 


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Portion Of Big Creek Greenway Closed For Renovation Project

CUMMING, GA — The section of the Big Creek Greenway multi-use trail from McFarland Pkwy. (mile marker 1.5) to Union Hill Road (mile marker 3.6) is closed immediately due to recent damages and flooding as a result of Tropical Depression Sally, including downed trees and damaged portions of the boardwalk. In addition, renovations to this section will begin soon. The renovation project is anticipated to be completed in 2021.

This project will include the replacement of existing wooden boardwalk sections and raising the profile in some areas of the trail. Walkers, runners and bikers will continue to have access to approximately nine miles of the Greenway trail during the closure. Also, the four trailheads located at Halcyon (6265 Cortland Walk), Union Hill Road (5259 Union Hill Road), Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) and Bethelview Road (5120 Bethelview Road) will remain open.

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2021 Acura TLX Review: Subtle Changes, Big Improvements | News

Acura gets you, America — they know you’ve given up on sedans in favor of SUVs. But that doesn’t mean they’re giving up on you, especially since 30% of buyers still want a traditional sedan, according to the company. Acura also realizes that this means sedan buyers are now a much more focused group with specific vehicle desires that they’re not seeing fulfilled in today’s SUVs.

It’s for them that the company has redesigned and repositioned its latest TLX luxury sports sedan — people who are specifically seeking a sports sedan for themselves and maybe one other person in their lives, not a family hauler that sometimes needs to be an entertaining ride. The new TLX is first and foremost a driver-oriented sports sedan, with Acura’s newfound focus a pleasing gamble for people who still like sitting low in a vehicle.

Related: 2021 Acura TLX: Elevated Style, Escalated Price

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Avoid these 4 big home insurance mistakes

For homeowners in coastal states, the 2020 hurricane season could mean financial disaster. Named storms are rolling in at a record pace, with as many as 25 expected in the Atlantic this season — twice the average number. After battering the Louisiana coast in late August, Hurricane Laura alone may account for as much as $12 billion in insured losses.

Even if you think you’re prepared, you may discover that your homeowners insurance doesn’t fully cover damage from a hurricane. To make sure you’re protected, avoid these four costly pitfalls.

Skipping flood insurance

Flood insurance is optional, and only 15% of American households buy it, says Mark Friedlander, spokesperson for the Insurance Information Institute.

But when a hurricane or storm hits, flooding causes more residential losses than high winds, according to a 2019 report from the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. That means most homeowners, even those with hurricane or wind

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Cardinals focus on improvements despite big plays; Gaillard gets first start


The Cardinals’ two biggest plays of the game — and of the season thus far — had some similarities. Both times quarterback Kyler Murray found a young receiver deep downfield. Both times he connected for roughly a 50-yard gain. And both plays, while explosive, came on drives that ended in field goals.

The Cardinals won 30-15 at home over the Washington Football Team on Sunday. They held Washington scoreless until nearly the end of the third quarter. They have won two in a row, and they have put up 54 points in two weeks. But after the game, coach Kliff Kingsbury and Cardinals players were quick to cite the things that did not go well. 

“There were a lot of drives where we stalled out,” Murray said.

Sometimes, the Cardinals were still able to score, but unable to capitalize with a touchdown on the bigger plays. Murray found wide

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Renovate with paint and save big bucks

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From tackling weekend DIY projects to transforming furniture you already own, there are many ways to make big changes on a small budget.

Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares three tips for refreshing your home on a budget.

Beautiful DIY kitchen upgrades: “Transform your kitchen without the cost of a full renovation by repainting kitchen cabinets. Easily achieve a completely new look in a weekend by repainting your upper or lower cabinets,” says Grech.

Not ready to commit to repainting all your cabinets? “Paint the cabinets on just your kitchen island a bold colour to make this the focal point of the room and transform the look and feel of your whole kitchen.”

Don’t replace, repaint: “Instead of replacing wooden furniture, repaint it to give your home a revamp. From wooden chairs to coffee tables and dressers, you can easily update furniture yourself to give

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Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Market May See a Big

Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Market

Residential Remodeling Estimating Software Market report gives a thorough analysis of this dynamic focus of this market with a secondary search. The report sheds light on the Residential Remodeling Estimating Software forecast, share, demand, development patterns, and also their current industry size. The Residential Remodeling Estimating Software report forecast for the next several years and examines the historical data. The analysis assesses that the plan patterns embraced by major players that are dominant and studied by the Residential Remodeling Estimating Software industry size. The report estimates how big this market is concerning revenue for the forecast period. Loopholes are ascertained using resources, and stocks are figured, such as by the info, divides, and also checked through primary sources and secondary sources.

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A $25 Million Grant Goes To Big Bend Road And I-75 Improvements

BLOOMINGDALE – RIVERVIEW, FL — In one of Hillsborough County’s fastest-growing areas, a major transportation corridor and interstate exchange project will improve safety and ease traffic for residents in the SouthShore region thanks in to a $25 million Federal Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, officials said.

Hillsborough County has been awarded the BUILD grant to help improve the Big Bend Road corridor and make it safer for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists as well as parents and children commuting to the two Hillsborough County schools on the corridor.

Plans include a multi-modal roadway with wide shared use asphalt paths and bike lanes along Old Big Bend Road that connect new neighborhoods in the area to the schools, shops and recreational activities along the corridor. The road originally was built in the 1960s when the area was primarily rural, but in the past 10 years, the corridor has bloomed

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Big Mike’s Fat Kitchen is set to open a shop in Nottingham selling mouth-watering cheesecakes

The name’s Big Mike – and he’s about to open a ‘fat kitchen’ in Nottingham selling delicious cheesecakes.

But if it hadn’t been for lockdown it might never have been on the cards.

Mike Jones would probably still be working as a service adviser for Audi – a job he’d been in for a year – but being furloughed gave him the opportunity to spend more time in the kitchen of his new home.

And the result has been Cheesecakes by Big Mike’s Fat Kitchen – mouth-watering desserts in a variety of flavours.

“I’ve always been called Mikey, ever since school but when I started at Audi there was another Mike in the workshop, a little bloke, so they referred to me as Big Mike,” said the 6ft 3in cheesecake supremo, who in three months has sold more than 500.

After doing a roaring trade through a home delivery service,

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