5 Ways to Make a Personal Statement at Home

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There’s so much advice out there about neutralizing your home design for maximum resale value that our personalities are in danger of getting lost in the shuffle. Unless you’re getting ready to put your home on the market soon, go ahead and let your individuality shine through with interior design that reflects your tastes and Read More

Top 10 Most Expensive Mistakes You’re Making on Your Home

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Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. Are you spending extra money unnecessarily on the upkeep of your home? Here are 10 of the most expensive mistakes you could be making. 1. Using Traditional Light bulbs If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of money Read More

Do You Know the 3 Keys to Home Staging?

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  Staging your home while it’s on the market is one of the most effective ways to sell it for top dollar. Start by addressing natural light, say the experts at Stagetecture.com. Ample natural light makes the home appear larger and inviting. Avoid minimizing natural light with heavy window treatments—instead, hang sheers, and open them Read More

6 Essential Things to Look for in a New Home

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Investing in real estate is one of the most financially sound things you can do, but buying a new home might feel intimidating when it is your first time. It is understandable that you’d want to make the best decision possible. Here are six things to look for that can help with your decision. Efficient Read More

7 Tips for Creating a Spa-Like Bathroom

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Going to the spa is an expensive proposition—not to mention costly in terms of time. Bringing the relaxation of the spa to your own home, however, means that you can kick back and relax whenever you like. A simple bathroom redesign can be enough to completely change the way your bathroom feels, leaving relaxation just Read More

Want to Lower Energy Bills for Good? Small Improvements Equal Big Returns

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There are several ways to improve the energy-efficiency of your home—and many are too costly for the average homeowner to finance. The truth is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to reap the benefits of increased energy-efficiency. In fact, you can save up to 30 percent on energy bills every month with a simple, Read More

3 Fresh Takes on Holiday Decor

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Does your holiday décor need a reboot? Red and green will always be classic, but when it comes to holiday décor, rules are meant to be broken. Anyone can use inventive color schemes, fun patterns and smart home updates to create spaces that embrace the essence of the season. Trends to consider, Froelich says, are ones Read More

6 Designer Tips to Make Your Home Look Expensive

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By Barbara Pronin Creating a stylish interior for your home is rarely a problem when money is no object. But when funds are in short supply, says interior designer Cheryl Eisen, there are plenty of tricks for achieving the luxe look you want. Eisen, a long-time New York-based home stager who works for high-end clients, Read More

Sunny Days: Controlling Natural Light at Home

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No matter the level of natural light in your home, controlling the light is important, especially if limited privacy or damaging rays are concerning. Several blocking techniques can correct these matters, say the experts at ODL, Inc., a leading manufacturer of door and window products. Those techniques are: Trapping light with textiles — If you’ve Read More

5 Home Upgrades to Make This Fall

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Fall is the perfect time of year to tackle home improvement projects, especially those that enhance existing features or add new functions to your home. This season, consider making cost-conscious upgrades, such as: 1. Revitalizing worn woodwork – Nothing ages a home’s appearance faster than tired, weathered woodwork on the front porch or back deck. Apply Read More