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Before and After Furniture Paint DIY Homeowner 101: How to Paint Furniture
Paint can hide a multitude of decorating sins—chips, scrapes, and ugly or outdated colors can be all but forgotten under a fresh coat, giving your pieces a brand-new life. And it can help you achieve uniformity in your decor, which is great when you’re arranging a new place, especially if you’re merging two furniture collections. If you want to avoid Continue Reading
Copper serving tray 2016 Trend Alert: Mixed Metals
According to at least one of your older relatives, there are hard and fast rules for matching: no brown belt with black shoes, no combining prints, and no mixing metals. But sometimes, breaking a rule can pay off, and this is certainly true of incorporating mixed metals in your home decor. Whether you lean toward eclectic, vintage, or contemporary, there’s Continue Reading
Patterned-navy-blue-and-red-fabric-panel-wall-art 2016 Trends: Go from Blank to Beautiful with Fabric Wall Art
Just moved into a new apartment? Upgraded to a bigger house? Take a moment to congratulate yourself—moving is a big deal! Okay, now that you’ve patted yourself on the back, it’s time to get down to business. After all, that blank wall space isn’t going to decorate itself! Fabric wall art, however, comes pretty close to that—it’s faster than painting Continue Reading
Modern home exterior Modern Style 101
In the interior design world, terms like “modern,” “contemporary” and “minimalistic” get thrown around a lot. But because they share so many of the same ideas, it can be confusing to know what they actually mean. Are they all different design styles? And if so, how?   Whether you’re looking to describe your own personal style, or just experimenting with Continue Reading
chip-and-joanna-gaines-1jpg-5e09422e545d4812 Home Improvement Inspiration From Chip and Joanna Gaines
In case you didn’t know, pretty much the whole world has a crush on Chip and Joanna Gaines, the husband-and-wife team of HGTV’s Fixer Upper.  As a proud member of the fan club, I’m just going to go ahead and say what we are all thinking: No, it’s not weird to have a crush on this inspiring couple and yes, we Continue Reading
Happy Clean Modern Living Room De-cluttering Once and For All: The Kon Mari Method
It may still feel like winter, but according to Punxsutawney Phil spring is just around the corner, and we all know what that means—it’s time for a good spring cleaning. And while it’s incredibly satisfying to have an organized home that’s free of clutter, dust, dirt, and mess, it doesn’t make the laborious deep clean any less tedious. If you’re like Continue Reading
Reading-nook-under-the-stairs-by-JWT-Associates-540x360 Cozy Reading Nooks That Will Help You Crush Your To-Be-Read Pile
“Whenever you read a good book,” quotes Russian novelist Vera Nazarian, “somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” What she didn’t say, though, is that if you’re lucky, that door leads to your own personal reading spot, complete with a comfy chair, loads of pillows, and tons of bookish charm. While we know many of Continue Reading
Sweeping Broom 6 Ways You Can Get Ahead in Spring Cleaning
Open the windows and shake out the sheets—the days are finally warming up and the end of winter is upon us. But with the sun once again streaming into the darker corners of your home, you’re probably starting to notice you’ve gathered quite a bit of dust while you were hunkering down for the winter. A spring cleaning is definitely Continue Reading
RECESSED_bedroom-2 The ROI of LED: How to Compound Your Home Energy Savings with New Lighting
The rise of LED technology has revolutionized the lighting industry. With a source that is no longer constrained to the shape of a bulb, LEDs have opened the door to a whole new world of design possibilities. And with more LED options available today, you have a higher level of control over the color temperature, rendering, and light output of Continue Reading
Kitchen home office Six Ideas for Creating a Dual-Purpose Home Office
These days, nearly all of us are plugged in at all times to our phones, computers, and tablets—and that means more of us are now able to ditch convention and work from the comfort of our own homes. While cutting out the commute is a plus for many reasons, there’s still one downside to working from home—not having a quiet office space Continue Reading

Home Decor

Those lucky enough to own their home have the freedom to put nails in walls, paint, replace carpets with hardwood flooring, or tile without having to worry about violating a lease agreement or putting money into a project with no chance for a return on the investment. Like the saying goes, “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”

There are many reasons why a home remodel project is a great idea. If the home is a new purchase, remodeling means putting a personal touch on what had been someone else’s style choices. Remodeling a home is an opportunity to update the look after what may have been years of evolving trends and changes in individual decor preferences. Additionally, remodeling is an opportunity for growth and to modernize a home, which could not only increase resale value, but also make it safer and perhaps improve energy efficiency to reduce utility expenses. An update to things like appliances, fixtures, lighting, wiring, plumbing, or even a fresh paint color with some new decor can increase the value of a home — sometimes exponentially — and improve not just the quality of the home and property, but also the quality of life.

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