Save Wisely, 10 Tips for Cutting Down Costs in Your Home

Cutting Down Costs in Your HomeMaintaining and managing a home requires time, effort and most of all, money. Besides paying rent, actually running the household is the second most expensive endeavor for most people. If you calculated the exact amount of money you spend at home, you would be shocked. The good news is that a lot of your household expenditure can be easily reduced by making smarter choices and implementing a few lifestyle changes. In fact, Read More


Building Your Dream House: 5 Common Hurdles That May Ruin Everything

building your dream houseGuest Blogger: Lili Schatz

Few things can be more rewarding than creating your own dream house. Nothing else could be as uniquely yours as a home you have helped to design for your family. You’ll be able to make decisions both small and large regarding any detail of the home you might want. And see to it that your custom home contractors leave you with a living space that you can be proud of. The process, however, is not without its difficulties. Here are five of the most Read More


The Impression You Leave When Furniture Remains

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A wise man once said that we notice ugly features more so than the beautiful ones because if something is beautiful it looks right; it looks how it should be. It’s why when something is ugly, it’s clear that something’s wrong: her socks are mismatched, the portrait looks out of place, the decorum is gaudy. The sad reality is, we notice the things that are off-putting, more than we notice the ones that are pleasant. This is why truly remarkable furniture goes Read More


How to Create a Personality-Packed Wall with Wall Decor

Guest Blogger:  Kerrie Kelly, ASID
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Wall decor is one of the easiest ways to turn a ho-hum space into a statement-making room. A personality-packed wall is a fun way to embrace your own style without needing to invest in the latest trendy furniture. While the gallery wall, which features a curated collection of photos and artwork, is a major trend, we’d like to take a look at a few different ideas that are a bit more out of the ordinary. From Read More


Prepping Your House for Market: 5 Areas That Will Make or Break Your Home Inspection

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Photo Courtesy: The House of Smiths

You have butterflies in your stomach. You can’t decide which perfume to use — flowery and feminine or bold so he knows you mean business. Should you start in the kitchen or go straight upstairs? And should you tell him about that thing in the attic?

You have a date with a house inspector, and you can’t back out now.

Home Inspection

A home inspection is a crucial step in putting your house on the market. Buyers need to collect as much information about the property as possible to be sure they’re investing wisely. And for sellers, a poor prognosis can mean the difference between an easy sale and a long list of costly repairs.

A successful inspection boils down to these five priority areas: … more
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