Recent and Featured Home & Cottage Articles

  • Resources For: Living in the Michigonian

    List of professionals who contributed to a Torch Lake remodel including landscape, interior remodel, stonework, decorating and appliances.

  • Lilies of Her Field

    Profile of Di Rau’s Betsie River Centennial Lily Farm, where every kind of lilly thrives.

  • Resources For: The Symphonic House

    A list of the professionals who worked on the Symphonic House on Cathead Bay, designed by David Hanawalt for Jonathan and Anna Wege.

  • 3 Kitchen Must-Haves

    Three kitchen gadget must-haves.

  • Can These Seeds Be Saved?

    Description of how to test last year’s seeds to see if they are worth planting in the spring.

  • Resources For: Norwegian Folk

    A list of the professionals who contributed to a house featuring Norwegian folk design including a contractor, plumber, painter, cabinet supplier and window supplier.

  • How To Move a House

    A description of how to move a house from one location to another.

  • Resources For: The Barefoot Victorian

    A list of the professionals who worked on the design and construction of a Victorian-style cottage in Bay Harbor near Petoskey.

  • Interview with Traverse City's Pellet Stove Man

    John Richardson, Manager, Traverse Home and Hearth
    1151 W. South Airport Rd., Traverse City

  • Northern Michigan Style Terrarium: Garden in a Jar

    Seven simple steps to building a home terrarium.

  • Home Spa

    A list of ways to create a home spa.

  • Resources For: Boyne City Neighborhood Bungalow

    A list of the professionals who worked on a Boyne City bungelow including the builder, interior designer, kitchen designer and landscaper.

  • Di’s 6 Tips for Lovely Lilies

    Di Rau, owner of Betsie River Centennial Lilly Farm, offers easy tips to make sure your lillies are gorgeous this year, inside and out.

  • Birch Logs as Art

    Simple instructions for using birch logs to create an artistic accent.

  • Hearth Style and Stoves

    A sample of hearth furniture and style as well as a definition of the Rumford fireplace and three different pellet stoves.

  • The New Green Kitchen

    Products for the new green, eco-friendly kitchen.

  • Recipes for Relaxation

    Three recipes for creating relaxing recipes, including massage oil, face masks and body scrub.

  • Drawing the Cottage Bath

    A profile of a classic cottage bathroom including focus on the vanity, the mirrors, the tub, the faucet, the floor and the curtains.

  • New Life For Your Lilacs

    Instructions for pruning lilac bushes to bring them back to full bloom.

  • Big Lake Beach House

    Two professors build a Lake Michigan cottage to escape their hectic life in the city.