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The Many Ways to Pay for a Home Remodel

That home-remodeling project may give you all the extra space you need. But how will you pay for it? A survey conducted in February by San Diego-based LightStream, a national online consumer lender, found that 73% of high-income homeowners, ...

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5 Common Feng Shui Layout Mistakes

Feng shui is a philosophy that looks at how to improve the flow of energy in our homes. Feng shui originated in ancient China, and was developed to assist people in how to place their homes in relationship to environmental conditions. In the mo...

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5 Things That Can Increase the Value of Your Home

If you're thinking about selling your home, you're probably wondering what it's worth. The quickest way to do that is to get it assessed, which is a process that also might identify a few of your house's drawbacks, or the details that could red...

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25 of the Biggest Design Mistakes NOT to Make

You met with your financial adviser, got a mortgage, and bought a house. Hooray! Now comes the hard part: making it your own. Whether you’re in for a gut renovation or just trying to redecorate, there’s a lot more to designing a property th...

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How to Pick the Best Place to Retire for You

Most of us have major plans for retirement, and for many that includes a new place to call home. Maybe you think you have that destination locked in place, or perhaps you have a vague idea of the kind of climate and location you're looking for,...

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The Most, and Least, Soothing Paint Colors

As we close in on a year of living claustrophobically, Americans continue to look for strategies that can quiet the jitters—and don’t involve thousands of calories. One solution: calming decor. To help you out, hundreds of designers were as...

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Home Decor Items Worth the Splurge!

Putting a deposit down on a home or apartment (not to mention all of those monthly bills to follow) can make a real dent in your bank account. After that major investment, it can be tempting to skimp when purchasing home decor to furnish the pl...

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6 Sustainability Trends in 2021

With the climate crisis continuing to mount, the design world will undoubtedly focus on sustainability in the new year. In order to get a sneak peek of what the year might have in store, industry experts were asked what trends they envision for...

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