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Is Your Bedroom Designed for Sleep?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? However, in reality, the reason you might not be sleeping as well as you should could have a lot to do with what’s going on in your bedroom. According to the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the nonprofit consumer-education arm of the International Sleep Products Association, getting adequate sleep can positively impact every area... (more)

Wood Flooring Trends to Watch

When it comes to trends in flooring for the year ahead, what’s old will be new as vintage and retro looks take center stage in the hardwood flooring arena.  Here are their top five hardwood trends to watch: Wide plank hardwood floors. Featuring planks that are five or even seven inches wide, this look works well with both modern and rustic decor. Added perk?... (more)

Having a Party? Prep the Plumbing

If you’re getting ready to host a house full of people, you’re likely focusing on a zillion details, from food to home staging, music and more. But have you thought about your pipes? Here are some recommendations for party hosts and guests to help avoid common plumbing mishaps and help ensure everyone has a great time…   Be mindful of... (more)

7 Secrets of Killer Home Decor

Want to make your home look like you hired an interior designer with some amazing home decor? Steal some of these secrets interior design pros recently shared and your abode will be cover-story ready in no time: Choose a color scheme. Boston-based designer Gary McBournie says to start with a basic color scheme for the whole house then let it play out a little... (more)

How to Stage Your Home On a Budget

Getting your home into prime showing shape is essential to helping it sell in the shortest amount of time for the best possible price. But while a professional home stager can work wonders, it just might not be in your budget. Don’t despair – here are some great ways to inexpensively stage your home all on your own: Get rid of the the excess. The first... (more)

5 Interior Design Details for Winter

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 or reading nooks, and even fold one up by the fireplace for stretching out on the floor. Just make sure... (more)

How to Make an Open Floor Plan Work for You

Once a trend, open floor plans have become a staple of most modern homes. An open floor plan generally means the living room, kitchen, and dining room are combined into a large space or great room. Before taking a hammer to all interior walls, it’s important to know the structure of your home, as well as the benefits and ways you can accomplish an open... (more)

3 Strange Things to Clean With

When cleaning your home, look past the vacuum and mop to get the job done right. Below are three strange household items that can be a huge help when cleaning. Mismatched Socks You know those socks that seem to lose their partners in the wash? Put them in a pile and use them for cleaning! Unlike a rag, you can slip your whole hand inside the sock, which offers... (more)

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 flooring materials and methods in intermediary areas, but putting in a little extra time and effort can increase a property’s... (more)

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 can help you create a healthier, more earth-friendly indoor environment. Use... (more)

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