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Preparing a home for the market can seem like a full-time job — without the paycheck. While upgrades can increase your home’s value and speed up its sale, it’s easy to spend more on home improvement than you will recoup when you sell. Fortunately, it’s not usually necessary to invest in major projects like a full kitchen remodel to make your house attractive...

As our literal baggage seems to grow year after year, properly storing your belongings becomes crucial in order to guarantee that everything is taken care of. From vinyl records to herbs to ceramic dishes, every item has a right and wrong way to care for it. If you're moving soon or simply looking to tidy up your home, this infographic from Matt Zajechowski on behalf...

To remodel, or not to remodel? That is the question for many homeowners who are unsure whether they will remain in their home long-term. Since the average American moves every five years, it’s wise to consider the possibility that you will be putting your home on the market in the near future. In the meantime, however, it is your home and you deserve to enjoy it. With...

Thumb through any design magazine these days and you’ll find stunning images of kids’ bedrooms, expertly decorated by some Finnish designer you’ve never heard of. And while they’re beautiful to look at, most parents probably wouldn’t haul in a designer for a child’s bedroom. You’re familiar with the scenario: It’s a girl? Floral wallpaper it is! A...

One of the challenging aspects of being a designer is keeping up with new products, materials and services for the home. One crucial venue for checking out the latest and greatest goodies firsthand is the National Kitchen and Bath Association Conference in Las Vegas. Designer Barbara Murphy of the Neil Kelly Company was there and came away with these top five hot...

If you’re anything like me, your closets are overflowing with pictures and other framed goods that would undoubtedly look much better hung in a prominent location than hardly ever seeing the light of day. While a quick call to dad will most likely save you the headaches and frustrations associated with hammering more holes in the wall, hanging pictures is a great...

Ah summer, the season of grilling, dipping in crisp blue pools, and selling homes. If you want the latter to seem as enjoyable as the first two, then you may want to take another look at your staging process. Staged homes sell 78 percent faster than non-staged homes, so it's important to do your due diligence if you want to find that baby a buyer. The following...

No matter whether your clients are storing their belongings for a few months or a few years, they’ll want to ensure their stuff is stashed in a clean, well-run, secure self storage facility. More than 50,000 self storage facilities are scattered across the country. No two facilities are exactly alike. For instance, some storage facilities have interior walk-up...