Wooden Wonderland: How-To Accent Your Space With Wood

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Love that glossy wood floor, exposed beam ceiling look? You’re far from alone. Wood is a wonderful, natural way to add earthy elements to your living space. If you’re looking to add even more wood to your interior design scheme, consider a few of the following. Countertops. While real wood countertops may be more difficult Read More

Money That Can Be Better Spent on a Down Payment

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One of the biggest obstacles for first-time homebuyers is saving for a down payment. The first mistake new homebuyers make is believing that they must have 20 percent to put down on a home, when (depending on your credit and the loan terms) you can usually put down much less. The second mistake is believing you’ll never Read More

Tips for Stretching a Small Living Room

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Some people see a small living room as a cozy, intimate space. Others say they simply feel cramped. For those who fall into the latter category, professional decorators offer the following seven tips for making any living area look more spacious: Clear out the clutter. Nothing makes a room look cramped like having too much Read More

5 Interior Design Details for Winter

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Are you interested in adding a little seasonal oomph to your space? Below are a handful of cozy–and inexpensive–winter updates. Cozy blankets galore. Nothing is better than a snuggly blanket on a cool winter evening. Drape heavier blankets over sofas, chairs, reading nooks, and even fold one up by the fireplace for stretching out on Read More

5 Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving

5 Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving Giving is the true spirit of the holiday season. However, in addition to gift-giving in the traditional sense, there are other meaningful ways to make a difference in your community and give back to those in need – including the 3.5 million people who experience homelessness each Read More

4 Ways to Keep the Outside Activities Going

4 Ways to Keep the Outside Activities Going If you’re like a lot of people, that first nip in the air sends you running for the couch and the clicker, ready to start a binge-watching bonanza until the spring thaw signifies it’s safe to head outdoors again. But don’t relinquish your outdoor activities yet! The Read More

5 Tips to Care for Your Floors

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5 Tips to Care for Your Floors You may spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep your home tidy and up-to-date, but how often do you look down at your floors? Flooring is one of the biggest factors on overall feel of a space. It may be tempting to opt for cheaper Read More

7 Steps for a Healthier Home

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7 Steps for a Healthier Home As homeowners become increasingly aware of the impact their homes can have on the environment – and on their health – making eco-conscious choices is as important as ever. From controlling the types of materials used within your home to keeping an eye on indoor air quality, these tips Read More

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm

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4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm Homeowners are often looking for home improvement options that strike the right balance between affordability, functionality, aesthetics and eco-friendliness. Bamboo has been marketed as something of a panacea—a kind of wonder wood that checks all the boxes. Designers, contractors and consumers have all taken note, Read More

Odd Things to Run in the Dishwasher

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Odd Things to Run in the Dishwasher Move over, dinner plates! The dishwasher can actually be used to wash a myriad of strange items. Below is a good rundown. A quick bit of common sense: if suds-ing up something super greasy or grimy (like an old hubcap), don’t mix your eatery into the same load. Read More