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12 Clever Laundry Room Tips

Get inspired to tackle your laundry room with re-purposed storage tricks. Glass drink decanters are not just for backyard parties anymore! Use a beautiful drink decanter with a spout to hold your laundry detergent and fabric softener. It's a breeze to pour bulk-sized detergent – or make your own in a few simple steps. With clear glass, you'll never miss a cue when you're out of detergent. Read More

Look Out for These Hidden Costs When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are often the smallest rooms in the house, yet remodeling them usually involves almost every trade, from plumbers to tilers and painters to plasterers. There are so many people to manage that the key to getting it right and staying on budget is organization. The more organized you can be, the less likely it is that you’ll incur additional costs. Small projects sometimes can drag on, so to ensure your builder and crew are out of your hair as swiftly as possible, try to purchase everything before they start. This will ensure all goods are delivered as soon as they’re neede... Read More

14 Easy Ways To An Organized Kitchen

When it comes to kitchen organization, don't sweat the small stuff. We'll show you all the tips and tricks you'll need to get your kitchen back on track and clutter free. Stunning glass canisters lined along your shelf or in the pantry are aesthetically-pleasing storage containers that make it easy to know when you’re running low on your basic essentials. Read More

5 Universal Bathroom Designs

Navigating slick shower floors and ducking under a too-low showerhead can be annoying before your morning coffee. Worse yet, these nuisances can pose potentially serious dangers to aging homeowners. Kerrie Kelly, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist, says that homeowners can benefit the most by putting universal design principles to work by upgrading their baths. Read on for her favorite upgrades that increase accessibility and comfort. View The Gallery Read More

18 Wall Decor Ideas That Are Anything But Boring

So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and hung the few pieces of art you own. But every time you sit down to relax on the sofa, those big, blank walls taunt you with their unforgivable boringness. “I need decor! I need decor!” they cry. We’ve all been there. Blank walls can be a total headache when you don’t have time, funds or ideas — but they certainly don’t have to be. I’ve rounded up some wall decor ideas for every type of person: the DIY decorator, total trendsetter... Read More

The Benefits of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial

Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it is important that we remember this. Homeownership is NOT just about the money. In fact, some of the major benefits are non-financial. Here are a few of those benefits as per the National Association of Realtors: Consistent findings show that homeownership does make a significant positive im... Read More

6 Ways To Get Over A Fear of Color

When clients say to me, “I just don’t like color,” what I most often find out after just a few minutes of poking and prodding is that, more accurately, they are unsure of how and when to use it in their home. Clients often assume that they need to slap color on every wall in the house to make an impact, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Although painting your walls in a vivid hue is a simple, inexpensive and highly effective way to alter the vibe of any space, some of the most striking approaches to incorporating color can be much subtler than taking a roller to your wal... Read More

Real Estate Is Still The Best Long-Term Investment

According to Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index Poll, Americans who have money to set aside for the next 10 years would rather invest in real estate than any other type of investment. Bankrate asked Americans to answer the following question: “What is the best way to invest money you wouldn’t need for 10 years or more?” Real Estate came in as the top choice with 28% of all respondents (3% higher than last year), while cash investments – such as savings accounts and CD’s – came in second with 23% (the same as last year). The chart below shows the full results: T... Read More

3 Color Palettes to Help Set Your Garden’s Mood

Nothing has more immediate impact on the mood of a garden than color. When it comes to putting together a garden color palette, you can first decide how you want a space to make you feel and then choose the color scheme accordingly. If you want a cheerful and inviting space, choose foliage and blooms in light and medium pastel shades. If you’d like to feel energized, go for a high-contrast pairing of fiery red flowers and deep purple foliage. For a feeling of tranquility, turn to blooms in peaceful blues and whites. Don’t know where to begin? Take a look at garden beds in three pl... Read More

5 Universal Bathroom Designs

Navigating slick shower floors and ducking under a too-low showerhead can be annoying before your morning coffee. Worse yet, these nuisances can pose potentially serious dangers to aging homeowners. Kerrie Kelly, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist, says that homeowners can benefit the most by putting universal design principles to work by upgrading their baths. Read on for her favorite upgrades that increase accessibility and comfort. View The Gallery Read More