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Sharing the Excitement of Your New Home’s Construction on Social Media

Social media is a big part of all our lives. Most of us use Facebook to stay connected to friends and family in different cities (or even countries!). And Instagram has let us take part in other peoples’ lives, whether it’s a new addition to their family, a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, or just day-to-day living. These…

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Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates to Get More Home for Less

You’ve probably heard that now’s the time for buyers to get into the market. The main reason for this is interest rates – that is, historically low interest rates. If you’re considering buying a home in the next year, you may want to bump up that timeline. Right now, interest rates are low enough that…

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Getting to Know Your New Community After a Move

Relocating can be tough for you and your family. Even if you’re only moving a few miles away, it’s hard to deal with so much change. Not only are you facing different commutes to work, school, and grocery stores, you’re also contending with joining a new community. Getting to know your neighbors and neighborhood can…

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What Kitchen Countertop Materials Fit Your Lifestyle?

Modern kitchens offer so many opportunities for homeowners to bring their unique style to life. But kitchen countertops need to both look good and be functional. You’ll want to consider cost, durability, and maintenance needs when deciding on what material you’ll use. There are, of course, dozens of options for your kitchen countertops. Depending on…

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What to Expect to Buy After Moving Into Your New Home

In the flurry of packing and coordinating moving trucks or loyal friends, did you remember to grab an extra roll of paper towels? How about garbage bags? Probably not, even though you’ll be needing them on move-in day. Then there are other things, like a welcome mat or curtain liners, that you might prefer to…

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What to Do (and Not Do) with Wallpaper

Some things are better left in the ’70s, like vinyl jumpsuits and shag carpeting. But patterned wallpaper should not be added to that list. When picturing your dream house, consider adding wallpaper to mix in new design elements and style. Wallpaper isn’t the lifetime commitment you may think. In fact, you can purchase sticker-like removable…

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Should I Build a Single-Story Home?

Building a home presents an incredible amount of challenges. But you’ll need to answer this question before doing almost anything else: should you build a one-story or two-story house? There are many advantages and disadvantages of each. Of course, in the end, it will come down to your personal preference. What works better for your…

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Must-Haves for Making Your Guests Feel at Home

You’re probably going to end up playing host at least once in your new home. Traveling can be stressful and staying in an unfamiliar place can be challenging. By making your guest room even more inviting, you can ensure a positive, happy trip. Here are some tips and must-haves for helping your guests feel at…

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Creating Zones in Home with Flooring

It’s a question interior designers get asked all the time. How do you create zones in an open floor plan? For homeowners without walls, this can be a real problem. How do you keep your home from feeling like one single room? By learning a few design tricks, you can completely mitigate this issue. Instead…

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Creating the Perfect Outdoor Space for Your Guests and Family

Outdoor spaces are perfect for entertaining. With the proper setup, you could spend an entire party outside, cooking dinner, playing games, and enjoying the area late into the evening. Here are some of the many ways you can spruce up your backyard to create the perfect outdoor space. Let’s Get Cooking Whether you’re hosting an…

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Essential Kitchen Tools That Are Actually Worth Buying

Kitchenware has gotten to a point where it’s almost overwhelming to walk down the kitchen aisle in a store or – heaven forbid – venture into a specialty cooking shop. There are gadgets aplenty, single-purpose miracle tools, and frying pans in every conceivable shape and size. Even for a seasoned chef, it’s enough to make…

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Choosing Between a Deck or Patio

Customizing and designing your home’s interior is an essential part of being a homeowner. With all the time you’ll spend in it, you’ll undoubtedly want to make sure each room is perfect. But in this post, we’re moving out into your front or backyard. We’re talking about decks and patios – the difference between them…

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