Category Archives: For Homeowners

Home Lighting Mistakes to Avoid

Good lighting can enhance the look of a space. Houzz.com contributor David Warfel, a lighting design specialist, recently shared the common mistakes he sees with interior home lighting in an article on the home remodeling website.

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Pools May Add a Splash to Home Value

Swimming pools can help to significantly boost a home price. A new study from LendingTree shows that homes with pools are valued 54% higher than those without one. The median home with a pool is valued at $469,187, while the … Continue reading

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2020 Color of the Year

A meadow-inspired green is paint firm Behr’s top pick for the 2020 Color of the Year. Color forecasters expect the hue, called “Back to Nature,” to surface in more home interiors over the next year to bring a sense of … Continue reading

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Home Inspectors List Maintenance No-Nos

From water damage cover-ups to dismissing small foundation cracks, homeowners may be trying to hide certain household issues. But a little routine maintenance can help prevent some situations from becoming bigger issues. Home inspectors recently chimed in on Apartment Therapy … Continue reading

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Outdoor Kitchens are Appealing

The appeal of outdoor living continues to be important to homeowners, and the outdoor kitchen is at the center of that. The latest American Institute of Architects Home Design Trends Survey shows that outdoor kitchens are among the most wanted … Continue reading

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Mortgage Debt Increases Life Expectancy

Debt can be stressful, and stress can be bad for your health. But some debt may actually be good for your health and even prolong your life, a new study from LendingTree suggests. Researchers evaluated 797 U.S. counties on how … Continue reading

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Optimal Setting for Air Conditioning

How cool should you keep a home? The magic number for your thermostat is 78° F, according to Energy Star. The thermostat setting is ideal for optimal cooling and energy efficiency, the federal program concludes. Energy Star also offer the … Continue reading

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How to Fix These Common Design Mistakes

Some design mistakes may be making rooms in a property look smaller or less inviting. These can be deal killers if you’re trying to sell the home. Design experts at Houzz recently weighed in on some of the most common … Continue reading

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You Might Be Sabotaging Your Lawn Appeal

A lush lawn can help improve a home’s aesthetics. But it’s not always easy to do, says William Moss, a horticultural educator known nationally as the “garden boss.” Moss says he sees several common mistakes that homeowners are making with … Continue reading

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Common Furniture Layout Mistakes

The way the furniture is positioned in a room can have a big impact on how prospective buyers perceive the space. Apartment Guide recently highlighted some of the most common layout mistakes that designers see in a space. Click HERE … Continue reading

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