Go-Big Upgrades That Can Help A Lingering Home Sell At Last

  Traditional wisdom says that spring and summer are the best months for selling a home, but that’s not always the case. Regardless of the season, if your house has lingered on the market, you’re probably looking for ways to freshen its appeal. Perhaps you’re even ready to go big and invest in value-packed upgrades …

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3 Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

As you decorate your home, be sure to avoid these common mistakes. Ignoring Your Entryway Sometimes it’s easy to simply use the entry into your home as a place to hang coats, store wet umbrellas, or remove shoes. While there’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, if that’s as far as you go with this space, …

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3 Household Items You Shouldn’t Buy at a Dollar Store

  Although shopping at dollar stores can be light on your pockets, some of their household items can be light on quality. Here are three items you should never buy at a dollar store. wicker Baskets Cheap wicker baskets can chip and break apart, undermining your efforts to keep household items organized. So spend a …

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4 Household Items That Could Put Your Kids in Danger

  Some of the least obvious pieces of furniture in your home could present hazards to your toddlers. Help safeguard your children against the potential dangers of these household items. Dresser Drawers Your dresser drawers can easily become a hazard to your kids if they pull them open and use them to climb. To prevent …

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Fixtures: What Stays When You Buy a House?

In real estate, the term fixture refers to things that stay with the house when you buy or sell it. But what counts as a fixture? Fixtures: What Stays When You Buy a House? Usually anything that’s attached to the house is considered a fixture. Fixtures can be outside, too, like trees and permanent parts …

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Latest Kitchen Design Trends

They say that kitchens and baths sell homes. These hot kitchen trends can help get any house on the market off of the back burner. Colorful Kitchen Sinks Everything but the kitchen sink no longer. Sinks deserve a little attention, too, and that’s just what they’re getting as they move away from the traditional white …

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Choosing a New Paint Color for Your Home

After the purchase of an existing home, the exterior paint color may be one of many changes. When choosing a new hue, here are a few things to remember. Don’t Blend In If the color palettes of the neighbors’ homes are very similar, for instance shades of beige, don’t feel pressure to blend in, but …

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Should You Remove Wallpaper Before You Sell Your Home?

When you’re selling your home, the goal is to make it as appealing to potential buyers as possible—and that may mean removing wallpaper that’s old, worn, or just a little too eclectic for mainstream buyers. That’s true whether it’s a home in Alys Beach, a condo in Destin, or a home on a large parcel …

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Bathroom remodeling should start at the studs

Some do-it-yourself experts recommend a fresh coat of paint, new tile, a shiny new sink and great cabinets to transform an ordinary bathroom into an extraordinary spa – but that’s just what the eye can see. Yes, your refinished bathroom will look different but will it hold its value? Not unless you think first of …

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Fast and fabulous fixes to banish a boring bath

Luckily, simple updates can breathe new life into this small space. Transform your boring bath by incorporating these fast, fresh updates that don’t cost a fortune. Create a focal point with updated faucets It’s a focal point, one of the most frequently used items in the bath, so it’s important that your vanity incorporates a …

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