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Curb Appeal Choices w/ Staying Power

Improving your home’s curb appeal brings immediate satisfaction. Plus, the financial benefits can be fabulous, too. Good curb appeal increases your home’s value, making your property easier to sell — and easier to love. The challenge? Spending too much limits your ROI (return on … Continue reading

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A Pandemic Makeover

Interior designer Esther Dormer(link is external) sought to give an old space a new life. She bought a dilapidated unit in an abandoned, 80-year-old building in Pittsburgh in March 2020, recognizing the potential in its stunning cityscape views and desirable … Continue reading

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8 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips that Every Homeowner Should Know

Some Halloween tricks can really cost you. Plenty of people love a good Halloween scare — as long no one gets hurt. And that includes your house. Hot lights and kids on foot present some real risks to homeowners. Follow these eight tips … Continue reading

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What Will Homes Look Like in a Post-Pandemic World?

Home buyers’ needs are changing. Find out what features are at the top of their wish lists and how new housing developments are evolving. October 6, 2020 by Lee Nelson 3 Takeaways: Buyers are mainly interested in single-family homes with more square … Continue reading

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7 Painting Hacks to Get the Look of a Pro — Without the Pro Price

Like this easy hack: coat paint brushes in fabric softener to keep bristles soft. A DIY painting job doesn’t have to equal crooked lines, besmirched floors, and ceramic sinks speckled with robin’s egg blue. Use these easy painting hacks, to … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Design the Perfect Kitchen Island

Large islands have become the prominent feature in kitchens. Home remodelers are realizing its importance and have made it the focus area of their projects. In a survey of nearly 2,600 homeowners(link is external), a third said they added an island … Continue reading

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What’s Trending Next? A Dozen Home and Design Ideas for 2020

From building and decorating materials to room sizes, colors, and lighting, gift your clients with the knowledge gleaned from crystal ball gazers as we look ahead to 2020’s trends. December 20, 2019 by Barbara Ballinger Almost everyone enjoys making predictions for a … Continue reading

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12 Delightful Ways to Make Your House Brighter in Winter

Let more natural light shine indoors with these simple tips. Fall and winter start cozy — who hasn’t used the colder temperatures as an excuse to binge-watch Netflix while swaddled in a couch blanket? But come January, staying indoors can feel less … Continue reading

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12 Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spook Out Your House

Halloween lights and decoration ideas you can DIY. Colorful floodlights add a haunted-house vibe to your run-of-the-mill dollar-store outdoor Halloween decorations. Make Paper Silhouettes Black-paper silhouettes are a wickedly cool way to make Halloween decorations light up the night. Get … Continue reading

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