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White Walls are Back With a Vengeance, How to Choose the Perfect White

White Walls are Back With a Vengeance, How to Choose the Perfect White. Home builders routinely lean toward all white interiors mainly for convenience. Many homeowners are doing the same but in the name of style rather than ease. After many years playing the part of the ugly step sister, white is quickly becoming the… Read More

Live in the Fun House, Literally.

Live in the Fun House, Literally Is your home fun? When I’m talking to potential home sellers one of my first bits of advice, and the best staging tip to sell their home fast while appealing to the most potential home buyers, is to neutralize, neutralize, neutralize. But what if you don’t have plans to… Read More

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Express Yourself – 5 Small Ways Your Home Can Make a Big Impression

Express Yourself – 5 Small Ways Your Home Can Make a Big Impression. We always talk about neutralizing your home for maximum resale value, and that’s still a accepted best practice. But unless you’re getting ready to put your home on the market soon, your decor should let your individuality shine through. Interior design that… Read More

5 Design Trends to Ditch if You Don’t Want Your Home to Look Dated

5 Design Trends to Ditch if You Don’t Want Your Home to Look Dated We’re always talking about the design trends that are ‘in’, but what about the ones that will make your home look dated? Trend-conscious homeowners, take heed. The new year brings a new crop of home design trends, as well as trends… Read More

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Video: Now Trending – Less Separation, More Purpose in Home Design

The focus is on function, making practical use of every square foot of living space. Something I’ve noticed in New Construction as well as in resale homes that have been remodeled, is the absence of any formal living and dining areas. More space is being dedicated to the family room or greatroom concept. In new… Read More

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Don’t Trade off Chic for Safety, These 6 Stylish Tips Will Help

Don’t Trade off Chic for Safety, These 6 Stylish Tips Will Help     (FamilyFeatures)–Home accidents cause nearly 13 million injuries a year. Some simple updates to your homecan help you avoid these accidents, as well as give your rooms a facelift. “People often think that home improvement projects mean a complete overhaul of a… Read More

Spending The Next Few Months Outside? Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Areas.

Spending The Next Few Months Outside? Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Areas. Unlike most of the rest of the country, here in Arizona we’re just getting around to working on our outdoor living spaces. By Christmas we should be ready for a neighborhood cookout and S’mores around the firepit. The perfect outdoor living areas take… Read More

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Video: Upgrades and Gadgets That Home Buyers Will Notice.

This video mentions the icon bed (ikon?, eycon?, eykon?, eichan?), something I am completely unfamiliar with and was unable to find during an extensive google search. Anyone have any idea what she’s talking about? I’d be really interested to hear about it if you do. One upgrade that is not mentioned here but one that… Read More

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Tips for a Trendy Home in 2017

Tips for a Trendy Home in 2017 This season’s design and paint trends combine the crisp essence of autumn foliage with soft pastels to help bring outdoor-inspired colors into your home. According to Ace Hardware design experts Nathan Fischer, Katie Reynolds and Julie Richard, from cool blues and smoky greens inspired by scenic mountaintop views… Read More

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5 Home Design Looks Now Trending

5 Home Design Looks Now Trending Have you wondered when remodeling or buying a new home, whether or not to go with the style that’s trending? Current trends in home design might be more durable than you think. In my experience it takes around 15 years or more for a home to look dated, and… Read More