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5 Tips For Creating a Romantic Night and Fun Dinner at Home

Valentines Day is just around the corner and maybe you're already thinking how to make this occasion really special. Here are some ideas for a romantic and fun dinner at home either for several couples or just for two.
Sensual Scents
Whether planning for one guest or several couples, let robust spices (think cloves, canela, cardamom and black pepper) help set the mood with the help of a standard frying pan. Toast the spices just to their smoking point, and the room will fill with an inviting--and delicious--bouquet.
Pairing Is Caring
When prepping for a perfect evening, pairings are a fun way to turn any meal into a special occasion and spice up the fun. Plan three courses and pair each with a small cocktail. A fun and easy way is to use one base spirit in three different ways.
Make It A Group Effort Let your guests in the kitchen and encourage them to enjoy the tactile sensation of the food as it is prepared. Start the party early and enjoy cocktails as you cook.
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Multi-generational Remodeling

Statistics indicate that multi-generational housing is a growing trend. That trend is causing a surge in home remodeling projects that are intended to make a home comfortable and liveable for young children, adults and seniors. 

Making space for an adult child

If you're embarking on a remodeling project that will make your home more accommodating to an adult child who is moving back in with you, converting your attic space into a comfortable living space might be an option. Another alternative might be to create a bonus room above the garage for them to use as their personal space. Velux window has some skylight designs that are perfect for attic spaces or garage bonus rooms.


Adding a room

If you're remodeling for the purpose of creating space for your parents, you might want to add a bedroom and bath to your existing house. A current trend involves designing a bedroom so that is has a space for a living area, library or desk area in addition to the sleeping area. You might also want to consider incorporating a skylight into this type of remodeling project. Skylights are a great way to increase the visual spaciousness of the room. 

The reason for your renovation project can affect some of your design choices. If you're remodeling to accommodate aging parents, bathroom safety issues should be a priority. If a basement renovation is how you plan to accommodate an adult child, soundproofing the ceiling is something you might consider doing.

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