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Spring/Summer 2019 Issue

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The Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Coming Home magazine is full of things that our team loves about summer. Check out our summer lifestyle articles for homeowners!

Inspect Your Deck (P. 6)

Your deck is exposed to the elements 24/7. When maintained correctly, it can stand strong for years to come. But if it’s ignored, it can quickly break down and become a danger to you and your family. Before you wreck your deck, get outside, and perform these deck maintenance tips.

Design Trends: Patio Décor (P. 7)

Our partner is sharing three summer backyard trends and summer patio trends to be on the lookout for, including:

  • Herb and container gardening
  • Pink flamingos
  • Succulent plants

Amazing Graze (P. 8)

Grazing tables are the latest trend for community gatherings. Grazing tables can best be described as a butcher board explosion. Think of your favorite charcuterie board and magnify it by 1,000, and you get a bountiful cornucopia of meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, and desserts all on display for guests to—you guessed it—graze! Read this article to find out: What is a grazing table? How do I make a grazing table? Why should I have a grazing table? And more!

5 Questions with a Sommelier (P. 16)

We interviewed three Dallas, Texas-based formally trained wine sommeliers. These wine experts talked all about the different types of wine, wine tasting tips, and shed light on the fascinating world of wine. They answered our wine FAQs like:

  • Does wine glass type actually matter?
  • Does good wine have to be expensive?
  • What’s the best bottle of wine under $50?
  • Do you prefer cork tops or screw tops?

Sleep Sense (P. 18)

Wondering: Why can’t I sleep? A Gallup poll recently found that 40% of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep—and there are consequences. A lack of sleep results in poor impulse control, poor decision-making, and it’s been found to put you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and more. We think the key to good zzz’s is taking control of your senses, so we rounded up the best sleeping tips, old wives’ tales, and products that claim to take you to la-la land.