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Made in the shade: Awnings pay off in numerous ways

As it gets hotter and more humid here in Mexico, we get more requests for solutions that help keep things cooler.

When is the best time to buy furniture in Mexico?

You might have to wait for El Buen Fin in November to get outdoor furniture on sale. Photo: Courtesy

Save money and be safe with modern window tinting

As we approach the hottest part of the year, it's time to think about how the intense and direct rays of the sun negatively impacts us.

Comparing mod, coastal and natural decor in Mexico income properties

Here are some tips to help you design the quintessential relaxing bedroom that will have renters drooling to stay at your place.

A warning about wood furniture in Mexico

Many expats buying wood furniture for their new homes in Mexico are not necessarily familiar with the different environment and vendors here.

The good-sleep checklist you need before furnishing your bedroom

Photo: Courtesy When furnishing a new home in Mexico for clients, I have a checklist that helps create...

Even in sunny Mexico, choosing the right lighting is crucial

Learn about the types of lighting to accomplish the appropriate task. Photo: Courtesy Lighting is one of the most...

Humble plastic is suddenly a high-end option for outdoor furniture

Two years ago, I would not have considered plastic for a high-end home. What changed?

‘Shabby chic’ vacation homes in Mexico: How to achieve the look

Shabby chic styles can still look upscale. Photo: Courtesy Most people who own vacation or retirement homes in...

How to make your bedroom a luxurious escape

It doesn't take thousands of dollars to make a bedroom in your home in Mexico a luxurious getaway.

Restoring glass to its original luster after Mexico’s hard water takes...

Glass panels take a beating from hard water in Mexico. Photo: Courtesy I don't know about you, but...

Food for thought before buying a new dining room set

We could up all the hours spent there eating, doing bills and even sleeping.

Do you have a rental property? A checklist for the landlord.

Little things mean a lot when you want good reviews online, and repeat guests.

Arm yourself for sofa shopping in Mexico

I recently got a chuckle out of an article about how we use our sofas, whether in our home countries or in Mexico.

The secret to saving money and stress furnishing your 2nd home...

The most convenient way to furnish a home abroad is with a furniture package. Furniture packages are a turn-key approach.

Choose your sofa first, and the rest of the decisions will...

Don't be daunted when decorating your home in Mexico

The best seat in Mexico: Sectionals with performance fabric

Many people prefer to purchase a sectional instead of a sofa for their home in Mexico.

Don’t be tempted by cheap sofas that look good in the...

Consumers are stuck after they bought a sofa based on its look rather than its construction.

Know fabric basics when choosing a sofa for humid Yucatan

How do you know when the upholstery is durable enough? Ay, there's the rub!

Can you hang wallpaper in humid Mexico?

We might be wrong to automatically assume that only paint and plaster are appropriate in Yucatan.

Caring for and cleaning up your outdoor furniture

Regular maintenance does not have to be a huge task

Furniture and décor trends to watch out for in 2019

Cavern Clay is Sherwin-Williams' color of the year, and we expect this hue to make its way to Mexico. Photo: Courtesy

Tying together our condo in Mexico so it can sell at...

Photo: Courtesy For those of you following my column, we have been remodeling a beautiful condo on the...

An unexpected challenge at the condo renovation site

We are in the middle of a massive remodel of a beautiful condo. This three-bedroom, water-view home was built and furnished in 2008. Our goal...