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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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To Stage or Not to Stage

Real estate professionals and most clients know staging is important.  But staging changes as the market evolves. Of course, there are timeless aspects of staging.  Aspects like making repairs, depersonalizing the space, or giving the place a...

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How to Get Started Adding a Porch

Nothing creates a welcoming entry to a home quite like a porch. Even the smallest porch creates a gracious transition between the outdoors and indoor living spaces. A somewhat larger porch can provide a spot to pull up a chair or two and grow a...

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10 Ways to Make Your Home a Haven

Because we all need a haven right now - a home should be more than just somewhere to live. It should also be a retreat — a place in which you feel relaxed and nurtured. All too often, though, our houses slip into a more perfunctory role. Some...

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How to Design a Stylish TV Room

The purpose of a TV room is just that—watching TV. But with today’s super-sized screens to contend with, squeezing in a sense of style (let alone making room for furniture) can be tricky. That’s exactly why to consider turning to the d...

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Buying a Home in a Seller’s Market

During a buyer's market is when most experts will recommend you buy real estate. A buyer's market is when there are more properties for sale than prospective buyers, and sellers are more willing to go with a low bid. However, that doesn't me...

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