These Stylish Floors Will Make You Rethink Your Renovation Plans

Some trends come and go, and others are mainstays. But when it comes to flooring, classic styles with a refreshed twist become instant hits. Below are some of our favorite versatile flooring looks. Herringbone hardwood Looking to update your space but stay in line with classic elements? Look no further than herringbone hardwood. Photo from Zillow listing. This traditional flooring…

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These Stylish Flooring Looks Will Make You Rethink Your Renovation Plans

Some trends come and go, and others are mainstays. But when it comes to flooring, classic styles with a refreshed twist become instant hits. Below are some of our favorite versatile flooring looks. Herringbone hardwood Looking to update your space but stay in line with classic elements? Look no further than herringbone hardwood. Photo from Zillow listing. This traditional flooring…

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10 Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

With winter comes hope and optimism that if you put the effort into it, you’ll have a beautiful yard come spring.  And you should, if you shun the following design blunders.     1. Plant Only Evergreens: We all like green. After all, that’s the color of money. But in your landscaping, it gets tedious. Shop for perennials that bloom…

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Designers We Adore: Our Conversation with Live Simply

A bona fide professional organizer and simplified living expert, Annie Traurig’s Live Simply blog and business teach the importance of clarifying priorities, acting with intention, and creating a space for beauty, laughter, and ease. We sat down with Annie to chat about the importance of creating balance, how to live simply, and the biggest mistake she sees people make when…

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“Where Should I Keep My…?”: Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas

When you’re renting, square footage is something to be savored, not squandered. It’s hard enough finding a home for your everyday must-haves, let alone bulky, infrequently used, or offseason items like snowshoes,  pool toys, and holiday decorations. Whatever your hobby or collection, there’s an organizational hack to help you store it. Here are some clever storage tricks for six of the…

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3 Design Tricks That Will Make Your Small Space Feel Big

Do you have a small space in your home that you’re unsure what to do with? Or is your cramped apartment forcing you to be creative in your living arrangements? You’re not alone. Make your small room or living area fit your needs with clever solutions that will streamline your life and maximize your space. Paint can work wonders Choosing the right…

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Designers We Adore: Our Conversation with DIY Huntress

A PhD student by day and decor enthusiast by night, Sam Raimondi of DIY Huntress knows exactly what it takes to be creative and design-savvy on a DIY budget. We sat down with Sam to get her thoughts on design trends, the celebrity she wishes would follow her on Instagram, and the number one piece of advice she would give…

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Plan Now to Cash In on Homeowner Tax Benefits Next Year

In the rush to file taxes each year, many homeowners are more focused on meeting the deadline than understanding their deductions — especially if it’s their first year as a homeowner. Now that this year’s tax deadline has passed and you have some time to think, here are some tips on fine-tuning your strategy for next year. Defining homeowner tax…

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5 Real Estate Safety Tips For Home Sellers

You just can’t avoid the reports that you see nationally. Real estate agents meeting “buyers” alone at otherwise unoccupied homes have resulted in rapes, murders, theft, and vandalism. If you are planning on putting your home up for sale, whether on your own as a “For Sale By Owner” (FSBO), or through the services of a professional real estate broker, I encourage you to consider the issue of safety.

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8 Budget-Friendly Farmhouses For Sale

A farmhouse occupies a special place in the American psyche. The word alone conjures up images of a simpler time — well before screens, sprawl, lengthy commutes, and the general stress of modern life took over. A time, perhaps, when an old-fashioned apple pie was a treat and not something your Paleo friends would avoid like the plague. While we…

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