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12 Ways to Embrace Heritage Style

Bring nature and nostalgia into your home with these arts and crafts decor ideasArts and crafts decor is perfect for those seeking to inject nature and heritage in into the home.Dating back to the late 19th century, the Arts & Crafts Movement sought to celebrate craftsmanship, honest materials and the beauty of nature in an increasingly industrialised society of factory produced goods. Influenced by the Medieval aesthetic and a deep appr

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5 Entryway Staging Tricks to Sell your Home Fast

The secret to a sale may be found in the first room of the home – here are 5 things that potential buyers noticeThe question of the best ways to add value to your home remains ever provocative – whether you're selling your property or not. And while certain paint colors, decor pieces, and plants are all thought to improve a house's chances on the market – real estate experts are in agreement that one space in particular sets an im

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10 Creative Ways Interior Designers Work Color into Neutral Kitchens

Tucked behind closed doors or primed for maximum prominence, punchy color can make a big impact in the kitchenFinding the right kitchen color that you will love for years to come has never been more important, with the kitchen now a multi-purpose room designed as much for living as it is for cooking. Neutral kitchens are rife with kitchen color opportunities, from appliances and flooring, to window treatments and cabinets. Start by

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How to Transform a Bathroom in One Weekend

These four quick DIY tasks—and the addition of a few accessories—can have dramatic results.If you want the most bang for your remodeling buck, focus on the kitchen and bathrooms. While it can cost a small fortune to update both of these spaces, you can find less expensive ways to refresh them.Remodeling a lackluster bathroom may be easier than you think with a few simple DIY tasks and the addition of some new accessories, designers say. Jessi

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Home Electrification

From vehicles to lawn tools, electric features are here to stay and growing in popularity, which means homes need to be equipped to handle the demand.Key takeaways:As the demand for electric vehicles, solar battery backups, and electric tools increase, so too will the need for charging options at home.Retrofitting existing homes might mean upgrading electrical panels or coming up with creative solutions in the garage.Electric is here to stay, and

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Hot Home Trend - Curvy Furniture

Find tips on how to style the curvier shapes that are growing more popular in home design.There’s no denying that the curved sofa trend is having a moment. But why are curved couches and chairs suddenly all the rage? And, how do you best style them for the biggest impact?Top interior designers offer their tips.Brittany Farinas, House of One, MiamiWhat’s behind the hype: Curved sofas “are part of this organic-shaped movement we’re curren

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ARMs can Help Save, but Carry Risks

The typical home buyer could save $260 per month with an adjustable-rate mortgage over a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, or more than $15,000 in five years, a new study from Redfin shows. That marks the largest savings since at least 2015.A 5/1 ARM means the interest rate is fixed for the first five years and then adjusts once a year for the remainder of the loan term, usually 30 years. ARMs that first reset in seven years or 10 years also are commo

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The Most Popular Spaces to Remodel and their Costs

Since the pandemic began, homeowners have been eager to spruce up their spaces. Even recently, homeowners are spending more on home improvement projects than they have—due partially to higher building material costs, but also to a desire to widen the scope of their projects.Kitchens and bathrooms continue to be the most popular areas to renovate, according to the 2022 U.S. Houzz & Home Study. The median spend in 2021 on a kitchen remod

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3 Tips for Home Buyers Purchasing with Friends, Family

A growing number of consumers are exploring unconventional pathways to homeownership, including buying a home with a friend, family member, or partner, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2021 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report.With rising costs, home buyers may find pooling their money together can put homeownership more within reach.“This strategy can help ease the financial burden of purchasing a home

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Most Common Inspection Problems Uncovered in New Homes

About 14% of new home buyers—or one in seven—forgo a home inspection, a survey finds from Clever Real Estate. Buyers are more likely to hire a home inspector when purchasing an existing home.But new homes can turn up problems too.For those who did do an inspection, 65% said they uncovered issues with their newly constructed home. The majority of those problems were minor and did not delay closing. However, about a quarter—24%—of new

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