Big Luxury on a Small Budget

You don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy a little luxury. With some smart choices and a bit of imagination, you can live a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget. Here are some strategies to maximize the luxuriousness of your home and life while minimizing the amount of money you spend. Focus on quality, […]

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April 24, 2017

Reinvent a Room for Staging

You’re ready to sell, but you know that your home could use some updates to attract serious buyers. But you don’t want to invest significant time or money, which is understandable. Major remodels don’t always bring a desired return on investment when you’re selling. So what do you do? Here are some great suggestions to […]

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Don’t Enter Remodeling Hell

What is remodeling hell?   Could you be heading there and not even know it? Whether you’re remodeling to sell or renovating to make your place your dream home, there are two faces to the enemy of your plans: time scope creep and budget scope creep. Both of these can put you into remodeling hell!  Either […]

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April 9, 2017

Dress Up That Unused Fireplace

Nothing beats a warm, toasty fire on a cold, snowy day. But what if your fireplace is not working or not used? No problem! There are many creative ways to put that otherwise unused space to work for you. Here’s a look at some of our favorites. Turn it into a unique storage space Not […]

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March 22, 2017

Are You Ready for a Fixer Upper?

Maybe you have dreams of buying a new home but aren’t sure you can swing it financially. Perhaps you have visions of turning an otherwise shabby home into something from your dreams. Or maybe you’ve found a house that’s in the perfect neighborhood and is the perfect size but needs a little love. There are […]

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Unwrap Relaxation at Your Home

Planning an adult only holiday party in your home can be a wonderful way to de-stress this holiday season. We all know that this time of year is full of joy, but also filled with crowded malls, whiny children, and overspending. Taking a few hours to socialize with adult friends can be a great way […]

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December 18, 2016

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Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades

What are Futuristic Kitchen Upgrades going to look like?  A recent display at the Saloni design fair in Milan, Italy, featured parts of Concept Kitchen 2025, a collaboration between IKEA, the IDEO design firm and Swedish design students. Their exhibit showcases concepts from tables that double as computers and cooktops to food storage appliances that […]

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November 19, 2016

Holiday Decoration Safety

Holiday Decoration Safety Each year, fire departments across the country respond to home and structure fires caused by holiday decorations. In a study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011 showed an annual average of 230 structure fires that began with lights and decorations on Christmas trees and another 150 fires caused by […]

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November 1, 2016

Is White Paint The Only Option?

You are getting ready to paint a home you know you will sell within a couple of years. Chances are, a helpful family member or friend reminds you that to sell, everything should be painted white. After all, a buyer needs a neutral “clean slate” to look at. Just the thought of all those white […]

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October 3, 2016