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Do you want to give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank? You may have to skip the custom cabinetry, but a few key changes can make a huge difference. Here are five budget-friendly ideas to freshen up your kitchen: 1. Swap out the hardware New hardware isn’t expensive, but it can make a big difference in the overall look of your kitchen. Kitchen hardware...

By Elijah White Relocating for work happens to almost everyone. Maybe your home town isn't big enough to support your career ambitions, maybe your company promotes you to a position in their corporate headquarters, or maybe you accept a job on the other side of the country. Regardless, there are several commonalities that are present in any move, and you should grab...

By Jeff Caldwell If you're considering putting your home on the market, don't neglect your outdoor space while making improvements indoors as well. Your home's exterior and the backyard are important in drawing the eyes of potential buyers and making your home as appealing as possible. Here are some modern trends in outdoor living that will entice today's buyers. Outdoor...

By Benny Lamm The shape of senior living communities across the world has changed drastically over the past several years. Baby boomers have their own unique ideas of what their retirement years are going to look like, and the industry must change in order to fit the shape of their unique preferences. This year’s anticipated trends don’t look like your grandmother’s...

Air quality has a direct impact on our health, both in and outside of our homes. While much is being done to improve the air outdoors, maintaining a healthy level of air quality inside is evenly important. A range of triggers can lower indoor air quality, including carpets, chemical cleaners, heat sources and humidity. Build-up of these pollutants may result in “Sick...

By Mary Grace A spacious home with grand vaulted white ceilings filled with light isn’t in the budget for every homeowner, but creating a space that feels open and airy can be achieved even in the most Lilliputian abode. Decluttering, playing with light effects, and limiting the amount of large objects you have in a single room will change how you interact with...

LED lighting is basking in the residential spotlight. Results of a recent survey by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) indicate LED lighting is leading the growth in demand for both kitchen and bathroom features in American homes. The survey questioned more than 500 architecture firms that specialize in residences. As large pantries and double islands are...

Keeping your bathroom sanitary doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right cleaning techniques, you can enjoy a sparkling bathroom without spending all day cleaning. Here are six cleaning tips for a fresh bathroom: #1 Shine your mirror Your bathroom mirror can get pretty grimy. Thankfully, it’s easy to restore it to its former glory. Here’s how: Place rubbing...

By Ryan Fitzgerald Buying a home is a large investment. An investment you’re going to want to protect. As a part of protecting your investment, there are inspection contingencies (also known as due diligence contingencies), which offer buyers the opportunity to inspect the home before moving forward with the purchase.  A home inspection is one of the most important...

Spring has sprung, which means it’s the perfect time to get the outside of your home in top shape before the summer months. A little sprucing up can go a long way. In fact, a property’s outdoor appeal can help determine peoples’ home buying decisions. While it’s not always necessary to keep a perfectly manicured lawn and flawlessly trimmed trees and bushes,...