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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)

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)

Buying a New House? 5 Things to Check Before Moving In

Buying a new house is an exciting process that marks a new chapter in life. For many people, it’s fun to shop around and tour different properties. When you’re serious about purchasing a home, there are a few important parts of the property to check before you move in. The Neighborhood You should feel comfortable with the quality of the neighborhood,... (more)

Five Tips for Easy Spring Cleaning

Is spring cleaning on your mind? It doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Below are five tips for easy cleaning.   Decide what you are keeping Heard of the KonMari decluttering method?  Keep an item if it brings you joy and if you have room for it – if not, set it aside.  Start with a post-its to speed up the process as you go along – bite... (more)

5 Home Office Upgrades to Make This Year

If you’re like many people, you tend to do at least a little work from home. Whether you full on run a business out of your living space or simply need a nook to work on your finances or groom your Pinterest board, the following tips can help you upgrade that home office. Splurge on something inspirational. Whether it’s an original piece from a favorite... (more)

The Go-To Guide for Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing your home can provide you and your loved ones with some amazing benefits over the years. In addition to lower energy bills, keeping a smaller home clean and tidy takes just a fraction of the time. If you are planning on moving to a smaller place in the near future, then read ahead for some tips that will make the transition as smooth as possible. Assess... (more)

10 Stress-Less Tips for a Move

Do you know upwards of 15 million people move during peak real estate season? Moving is an exciting time, but can also be overwhelming. Take the stress out of the process with these tips, courtesy of Penske Truck Rental: 1. Prepare to pack. Save time by ordering moving supplies, such as boxes, bubble wrap, labels and tape in advance online. 2. Purge. Less is... (more)

When Packing a Storage Unit, Strategy Is King

Whether you’re in the process of downsizing or simply looking to open up your home a bit, self-storage units offer a practical solution to the lack of space issue homeowners are faced with on a day-to-day basis. While factors such as security, cleanliness, temperature control, customer service and price will likely play a large role in determining which self-storage... (more)

Quick, Affordable Home Renovations

By Barbara Pronin Everyone gets bored with their surroundings occasionally—especially when the winter doldrums set in and we are spending more time at home. A quick renovation can help boost your mood, and doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money. Designers offer four tips for giving your home new interest while spending minimal dollars: Use paint and... (more)

6 Kitchen Design Dilemmas and How to Solve Them

Kitchen design is an art form, one where function and beauty harmoniously co-exist. Achieving that balance, however, isn’t always easy. When renovating a kitchen, homeowners can find themselves facing challenging design dilemmas. And they are not alone. When redesigning or refreshing a kitchen, the goal is to create a space that is hard-working, yet beautiful.... (more)

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