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Considered the heart of a home, the kitchen can be instrumental in selling a property.  Many buyers prefer dwellings with modern kitchens, especially since it's a room they'll use every day and a place where they will entertain guests.  But a kitchen retrofit does not have to be extensive. Realty Times offers the following tips on attracting buyers with lower-cost kitchen upgr...
Read Post [Posted on 11/24/2014 By John Askins]
Many reports have centered on the upswing in adult millennial children moving in with their parents. But as these young professionals finally move out and form their own households, they may find that their baby boomer parents may soon coming knocking with moving bags in hand. The American Institute of Architects found that dedicated guest rooms, including in-law suites, have been surging ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/22/2014 By John Askins]
To make your home stand out in today's real estate marketplace, housing experts offer these tips for sprucing up a home to get it ready to sell.1. Create curb appeal. Here are some easy, big impact ideas: Paint the front door, pick a new color for the exterior trim, fix any old shutters, and make sure the path from the driveway is clear to the front door. Also, remove any overgrown plants and repl...
Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By John Askins]
Dream Spaces: Spa-Worthy Showers toRefresh the SensesThe term "shower stall” often conjures a utilitarian, single-person spot meant for one thing: getting clean. These fantastic showers are a different animal — in many of them, solid walls and opaque barriers have been largely banished to let in light and views, making an everyday wash an exhilarating experience. Take a look at 14 examples that ch...
Read Post [Posted on 11/19/2014 By Don Arsenault]
It may be cold today...but the next cold front can arrive with an even greater vengeance.You still have time, however, to avoid all of its frigid pitfalls it puts on your home. It's best to be prepared for the full winter of frost, snow and freezing temperatures with a few simple tasks that will prevent drafts, frosty windows and homeowners worst nightmare: busted pipes.A good place to s...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By John Askins]
(BPT) - When it comes to renovating spaces in your home, the master bath should be top of mind. Leading master bath trends for 2015 go beyond functionality to incorporate features that complement the design aesthetic and provide a touch of luxury for lasting results.By understanding top trends and incorporating them into your remodel, you can instantly increase your home's comfort, style and value...
Read Post [Posted on 11/17/2014 By Susan Roddy]
A privacy fence was a great investment for this homeowner (and any future buyers), considering her safety-minded neighbor loves mounted outdoor cameras. Image: Lee Niata Johnson from Little Bitty Damn Houze blog Two new surveys about what homebuyers want have me feeling pretty smug about my own home choices. Maybe you’ll feel the same.Privacy from neighbors ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/11/2014 By Marla Lewis]
Location is crucial when it comes to bath vanities. Install your vanity in a spot where there's enough space for mirrors and task lighting. Image: STS Construction ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/05/2014 By Marla Lewis]
 Have you heard of this new phenomenon of 'chalk paint'?  Honestly, it's not necessarily new having been around now for several years, but there are some people out there who are not educated on it yet, so let me educate you.  Now, if you're like me then the first thing you thought of when you heard 'chalk paint' was that paint you can use as a chalk board and write on whatever sur...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Teresa Sartin]
A creative solution to a compost bin, fixing a steep slope on the cheap, and the money-saving joy of an edible garden.This compost bin holds leaves on one side and food scraps on the other side. All images in this post: Courtney Craig for HouseLogicI became a first-time home owner in May, but I waited until late September to start doing some landscaping projects. Why? Long-time home owners I know ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
You can get a lot of living out of a tiny house by including things that make you happy.This tiny house sports a garage, balcony, and full-size bath. Image: Brendon Purdy for SmallworksSmall is the new big when it comes to micro-living.If you think a tiny home would crimp your way of life, check this out. We found three weensy abodes that feel like much larger homes. The trick is that each pl...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
When Good Renovations Go Bad It is common sense to think that if you fix up your place, maybe add a little more counter space in the kitchen or maybe another bathroom, you’ll be able to sell your home for more than you bought it for. And in most cases, you would be right. But in a recent study done by Remodeling Magazine, there are some renovations that can actually cost you money and hurt th...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By Michael Spacek]
More builders are raising the bar when it comes to greater energy efficiency in homes. The new-home industry is using it as a lure to attract buyers, but they’re also, in some cases, being forced to adopt more stringent state energy code standards for new residences.   While greater energy efficiency in new homes can serve as a selling point to potential buyers, some builders are also growin...
Read Post [Posted on 10/27/2014 By John Askins]
A big trend in the modern American lifestyle is changing the way we remodel our homes.Work features like an extra sink into your kitchen remodel now, and you’ll be in good shape should you find yourself living with your grown kids or parents later. Image: Tales From the SouthMultigenerational households are on the rise, led by an increasing number of college graduates who come home to live wh...
Read Post [Posted on 10/23/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
When it comes to remodeling, exterior replacement projects have routinely rewarded home owners with more bang for their buck.This year is no different: REALTORS® rated many exterior improvements as among the most valuable home investment projects as part of the Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report.Two additional siding replacement projects were in the top 10, including foam-backed vinyl sidi...
Read Post [Posted on 10/23/2014 By John Askins]
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