For busy families, finding ways to keep the home fresh, decorative and family-friendly can be a challenge. But there are ways to keep your home organized without sacrificing style and beauty in an active household, including stylish home fragrances to enhance the scent experience and ambiance of any room in your home.

Some things get better with age – wine, cheese, cars. Building supplies don’t usually fall into that category. So, if your house is looking a little shabby, try giving it a facelift by updating one of the largest exterior surfaces – your roof.

For centuries, cherry, oak, maple, ash and other American hardwoods have been the preferred selection in fine furniture. Design trends have come and gone, but solid hardwood furniture continues to be the classic choice because it enhances every decor and lifestyle.

What’s in store for home decorating in 2009? No matter what your taste, you’ll find a hue in the 2009 forecast of popular paint colors to suit your style. Since the average consumer spends two to three months planning a painting project, now is the ideal time to review your options, see what’s predicted to be popular and choose that perfect color.

As you stretch out your arms and embrace the warmer weather, the colors of summer make themselves obvious. So why not bring that same optimism into your home, giving rooms an easy, colorful facelift with a fresh coat of paint? New warm-weather paint palettes can create a decorating scheme that perfectly captures the essence of a fresh, sunny day.

Many homeowners, striving to minimize the impact of their home improvement or new building projects on the environment and their health, are opting to use less toxic building materials. One time-tested product at the heart of the healthy building trend is ceramic tile.

With many Americans prepared to spend less on holiday shopping and decorating this year, it’s likely more people will choose to give homemade gifts and create their own holiday decor. Homemade gifts can be a great way to stretch holiday gift-giving dollars.