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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)

How-To Upgrade Your Entryway

They say first impressions matter, and the entryway of your home is the perfect example. Below are some helpful tips for making sure your space wows you–and your guests–every time you enter. Kill clutter. Clutter is a huge no-no in your entryway, as it impacts the entire vibe of your space from the moment you set foot in the door. However, this can... (more)

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 crisp autumn air and sun’s natural vitamin D dosage are important for... (more)

4 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Taking Home Decor by Storm

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... (more)

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. Rubber Boots and Flip Flops – Want to wash your favorite rubber footwear? Pop them in the dishwasher... (more)

Add Family Fun to Chores

When school is in session and just getting out the door is an accomplishment, having go-to routines can help make ordinary activities more exciting for the entire family. However, if you encounter resistance to everyday household tasks, you may just need a simple revamp to make activities more entertaining and engaging. Refresh your family routines with these... (more)

Just Bought a Home? Here's What Not to Do

Buying your first home is an exciting milestone, putting you on the path to a smart financial future. There are certain traps you can fall into as a new homeowner, however, that can put your financial well-being at risk. Avoid doing the following too soon: Remodeling. Unless there’s something in need of serious repair, hold off on any remodeling projects. This... (more)

Most Important Features Millennials Want in Their Homes

There have been a lot of studies, think pieces and discussions trying to figure out millennials. Business owners were skeptical about hiring millennials a few years ago and now, as this younger generation continues to grow and succeed in life, the housing market seems to be the next millennial-facing industry. There’s no doubt that millennials have finally... (more)

8 Best Upgrades to Personalize Your New Home

Before you move into your new house, you may want to make upgrades. These add value to your investment, improve your home’s function and allow you to express your personality. Plus, making upgrades before you move in reduces inconvenience later. Consider the following upgrades to make your new house feel like home. 1. Enhance the Kitchen Quality kitchen... (more)

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