Is it time to tidy up the kitchen? Instead of looking at this as a chore, look at it as an opportunity. Putting all the pots, pans and other parts back in a systemized order can be very satisfying. Plus, a well-organized space with enhanced functionality makes the continuous chore of cooking and cleaning much […]
A kitchen remodel can completely upend your life, but the hope is the result will be better than before. But a few missteps and you might find yourself unhappy with the outcome. Here are some of the most common kitchen remodeling myths and how you can avoid significant problems when you start working. Your budget […]
You are heir to a house — hurray! But wait! There’s a mortgage on the property. What are your options? You have three options in this situation, two of which are relatively simple: You can sell it to pay off the mortgage and keep the rest of the money as your inheritance or you can […]
Attic spaces aren’t just for storing those creepy dolls that come alive in horror movies. The right attic space can make a great living space for your family. Whether you turn your attic into an extra bedroom or you transform the space into a hangout spot, it’s time to elevate your attic. Here are a […]
Security systems have gone through a renaissance in the past decade. What used to be a bulky, installed system has transformed into easy-to-use, do-it-yourself technology. But what is there to know about today’s security systems? Here’s a closer look at security systems! Professional security systems There are still plenty of professional security systems, such as […]
Whether you’re buying carpet for the first time or you’re replacing old carpet for the 15th time, the process of choosing new carpet never gets easier. That’s because there are so many options to choose from, and it can be hard to know which carpet type is best for you. However, here’s what you should […]
A small kitchen can be hard to work with, especially when you don’t have room for all your essentials, let alone items you want to add to your kitchen just to spruce it up. As annoying as your current circumstance might be, you don’t necessarily have to rip out everything and start from scratch. Instead, […]
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Not very long ago, no kitchen was considered complete without a built-in desk. It was a place where a homeowner could sit while paying bills, doing the household accounts or annotating a recipe. Then, toward the end of the 20th century, those desks went out of style. They looked like a relic of a simpler […]
For many families, linen closets become catch-all spots for much more than just sheets and towels. We keep paper products, extra toiletries and other household supplies in them. So how can you make them more organized so everything is easy to find? Here are some tips to get you started: Clean and purge It’s easy […]
When it comes to home improvement, many homeowners put bathrooms on the “someday” list. A bathroom can be outdated or ugly, with cracked fixtures and unreliable plumbing, but the expense and effort of doing a full remodel is just too daunting. So the homeowner gets used to having a suboptimal bathroom and tells him- or […]
Everyone warns you that buying your first home is complicated, and they’re right. Negotiating a mortgage for the first time takes you along a steep learning curve. However, when you buy your second house, you find that a home purchase is even more complex when you don’t have cash on hand. Starting the process of […]
Small apartments are often underrated because of their size. However, not only are they more affordable than bigger spaces, but you can also do a lot with very little square footage, especially when you prioritize functionality and remain intentional with your design decisions. You might have to tap into your creativity, but it’s possible to […]
A cook’s kitchen takes everything into account to ensure that you have a professional experience at home. You don’t necessarily have to invest in top-of-the-line appliances and accessories to cook like a pro. Here are some ideas for creating a cook’s kitchen in your home. Plan an efficient layout If you’ve ever seen a commercial […]
Having a place to work from home is becoming more critical than ever. And it’s not just corporate jobs. Musicians, painters, writers and other artists also need a private spot to concentrate and create. Turn your shed into a studio or home office to solve this problem. Here are some tips to get started. Clean […]
Do rainy days get you down? They certainly can if they mean that you’re constantly cleaning up muddy or wet footprints throughout the house. You might consider putting down a rug, but even the most durable and absorbent rug isn’t always enough to keep things clean. Creating a mudroom can be exactly what you need […]
Whether you’re improving your home because you are thinking of selling your home or you want to change up your front yard for your own sake, there are a few things that you can do to improve the curb appeal. The exterior of your home says a lot about what people can expect on the […]
Whether you’re designing your kitchen from the ground up or renovating the kitchen you’ve cooked in for years, it’s always fun to tackle the art of interior design. When it comes to kitchens, there are so many different ways to style the space. From countertops and cabinets to the backsplash and everything else, you can […]
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Remote work is the norm for so many people today. Many companies have chosen not to return to the office, or they now offer a hybrid approach for employees. Working from home has become a significant perk for many people on the job market because fewer of us are interested in returning to an office. […]
The goal of creating a garden is often to produce a beautiful array of flowers, plants, fruits, and vegetables that grow well together. In order to make a gorgeous yet efficient garden, follow these five tips. Familiarize yourself with your garden Getting to know your garden is essential. Figuring out where the sun hits the […]
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If you’re captivated by the possibilities of living in a tiny home, as so many of us are, you may be wondering whether it makes financial sense to buy or even build one. A key question to consider: Do tiny homes appreciate in value? The answer depends on the type of tiny home, how it’s […]
Selling your home is no easy process, in terms of both the actual logistics and the emotional connection you often have to your home. While most sales don’t go 100 percent smoothly, there are some common home-selling mistakes you can avoid to help make the process less stressful and less emotional. Whether you’re a first-time […]
You and your family spend a lot of time in your living room, so it should feel cozy. Bare hardwood or stone floors may be fashionable, but they’re less comfortable than a plush area rug is. The problem is that there are so many options for floor coverings. Here are a few tips to help […]
There’s a lot more to gardening than simply planting seeds, watering them, and watching vegetables grow. From where to plant seeds, which seeds to plant in the first place, and how to keep the vegetable plants alive, here’s what you need to know about vegetable gardening for beginners. Find the best spot for your garden […]
Solar power can be an attractive prospect for homeowners and shoppers. Home solar technology offers resilience, electricity bill savings and more energy independence. For the environmentally conscious, it provides an eco-friendly alternative to existing electricity sources. What’s more, Zillow research indicates listings that highlight eco-friendly features sell up to 10 days faster, and homes with […]
If you’ve received a counter offer as a buyer or a seller, here are some best practices on how to respond. Carefully review the counter offer When reviewing a counter offer, it’s important to read everything carefully before you sign. It’s also important to have an experienced real estate agent who can review your counter […]
If you’re in the process of buying a home you may have heard the term “contingency.” These are clauses in your contract that give you an out if something unforeseen arises from the time you make an offer until you close. Real estate contingencies protect you from losing your earnest money if you walk away […]