Recent and Featured Home & Cottage Articles

  • A Kitchen for Cooks

    This Petoskey kitchen designed by Nancy Blandford is sleek, high-functioning and made for a couple that loves to cook.

  • Backyard Project: Maple Syrup

    Easy instructions for how to tap the maple trees in your backyard and make your own maple syrup.

  • A Cottage Full of Color

    A look inside the restored 1904 Harbor Springs home of lumber baron E.G. Carey, now a colorful vacation home.

  • The New Northern Michigan Farmhouse

    Cool designs in kitchens that update the farmhouse tradition.

  • Grow a Pizza in Northern Michigan

    How to grow the ingredients for pizza sauce in one pot and then harvest the tomatoes, herbs and onions to make pizza sauce, in Northern Michigan

  • Dock Around the Clock

    A look at everything from furniture to grills that make life on the dock work for the summer.

  • Cabin Life, Chapter Two

    A profile of an almost 100-year-old cabin converted into an updated cottage without losing the original charm and spirit.

  • The Healing House In Leelanau County

    Color, simplicity and healing mark Molly Phinny’s new Leelanau County home, just outside of Traverse City.

  • Dressed Up Chairs

    How to dress up dining chairs with large men’s dress shirts.

  • 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
    231-922-0064

  • 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.