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MCA-5 Design Features to Make Outdoor Clubhouse Spaces More Profitable-2

5 Design Features to Make Outdoor Clubhouse Spaces More Profitable

06.14.2016 \ Mary Cook

Al fresco dining is not only fun and memorable when weather permits, it can boost food and beverage sales by attracting more guests and increasing seating. Summer may be in full swing, but it’s never too late for clubhouse managers to invest in design enhancements for...

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Summer Entertaining: How to Take the Party Outside

06.10.2015 \ Mary Cook

Summer is here. Just knowing that triggers a long, slow exhale. Saying “summer” actually sounds like a long, slow exhale. The warm summer sun and the soft mild breezes make us reflexively close our eyes, put our feet up and relax. “Formal” is put into mothballs until...

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MCA-Outdoor Spaces that Extend Your Living Areas: Part 2-4

Outdoor Spaces that Extend Your Living Areas: Part 2

05.15.2015 \ Mary Cook

After thinking through function, locale, materials, weather and everything we discussed last time, it’s time to move on to the really fun stuff. For me, the next phase is the icing on the cake. 1. Lighting. Lighting can be the key to having your outdoor space perform...

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Outdoor Spaces that Extend Your Living Areas

05.14.2015 \ Mary Cook

At the beginning of each year, industry groups make their predictions about what the trends will be. They’re all fun to read, but my favorite is the one from the American Institute of Architects, because they don’t really predict, they use data about what...

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Harmony and Home: 4 Ways to Bring Heart Into Your Hearth

01.29.2015 \ Mary Cook

Long ago, a trusted mentor advised me to work to live, rather than live to work. It took me some time to figure out how to make that philosophy really pay off, but it’s an amazing feeling once it does. Not surprisingly, one of the best ways to get started with...

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