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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...

Adios hacienda style, hola Mexican coastal décor

Over the next few weeks, we will be transforming their rental home – taking it from traditional Mexican style décor to a posh, yet fun beach condo.

The ‘fast furniture’ trend is bad news for Mexico’s homeowners

The generation with the most spending power is driving a furniture trend that homeowners in Mexico will do well to avoid.

Instead of spraying fabric to protect it, choose the right fabric...

If you had asked me 10 years ago how to keep your sofa or sectional stain free for as long as possible, I would have told you to coat it with a fabric spray. At that time, I did not know that there was a far better solution new to the market.

Biggest mistakes people make furnishing their home in Mexico, Part 3

Be realistic about shipping and delivery time frames, for one thing.

More mistakes you should avoid when furnishing your home in Mexico

Let's continue with some other mistakes that, when avoided, will save you headaches and hassle.

2 of the biggest mistakes people make furnishing a home in...

"You get what you pay for" is as valid in Mexico as it is everywhere else.