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An outdoor kitchen. Double sinks in the master bath. A wrap-around porch.  Solar panels. There are just so many things we want our new home to have. However, when shopping for our dream home, it’s essential to steer the dream a little bit more toward reality. No home will have every single feature you desire, so before you set out on the search, sit down and think...

Many people are interested to know what kind of return on investment they can expect when upgrading certain items in their homes and which items they should prioritize first. This is especially relevant when selling their home or investment property. When it comes to house sales and particular rooms, the kitchen is often the room that will make or break a sale. Kitchen...

Many homeowners find the holidays to be a difficult time of year. To ensure that your holidays are as enjoyable as possible, be sure to get your home ready to face this festive season. Here are a few tips to prepare your home for the holiday hustle: Create a Master To-Do List Set aside an evening before the start of the holiday season to create a master to-do...

By Emma Sturgis Now that the American real estate market is enjoying a solid rebound, residential construction and custom home building are on the upswing. Prospective homeowners are once again interested in specialized homes, which entails making certain decisions about how the property should be built. When it comes to choosing home foundations, future homeowners...

Ah, winter! The time of cozy fires, big ole mugs of hot cocoa, and—for those of us living in frosty climates—hours upon hours of shoveling snow. Whether it's laziness or forgetfulness, not clearing your home of snow in a timely fashion can create a bevy of problems, from a cracked foundation to a flooded basement or a slippery driveway that leads to a lawsuit...

If you are like so many homeowners today, you are not living in your "forever home" right at the moment. Rather, the home you currently reside in is a stepping stone to get you just that much closer to your dream house. It is likely that you are always keeping one eye on your home and the other eye on the housing market, trying to figure out when the time is ripe...

Even non-bibliophiles quaver under the splendor of Belle’s library or shed a small tear when thinking about the library of Alexandria turning into smithereens. Because books elevate any room’s IQ, they have often been used for interior design. But if like me, you find yourself on the hoarding end of the spectrum, your book decorating skills could probably use...

By Anita Alvarez A new remodeling project is so exciting! There are so many fun elements to think about. Choosing colors and new furniture and all the little details to make a space just right can get your head spinning in anticipation. A refinished basement can add some substantial benefits to your home TWEET...

By Meghan Belnap Organizing a laundry room can be a tough adventure, particularly when you need to fit everything into a small space. A small laundry room can quickly become cluttered with dirty, unorganized clothes; various different products on the machines; and a messy pile of hangers that are a pain to sort through! Using a pre-laundry organizer, space-saving...

I’ll admit it: I’m a planner. I prefer to be on time, prepared and as in control as possible in this otherwise out-of-control world. So it’s no surprise that I started sizing up this empty nest thing a couple of years ago, quizzing parents who had lived through it, eye-balling the occasional blog post on the topic, and partaking in impromptu therapy sessions...