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How To Glam Up Your Master Bedroom With Rose gold

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Search the web from design blogs to interior decorating sites, and you’ll soon discover that metallics are back in a big way. While metals like gold, silver, brass, and copper have each had their moments in the sun over the decades, today’s most haute designers are all about rose gold. No longer relegated to jewelry, it’s popping up in weddings, fashion, and (finally!) in the most stylish homes. Continue reading

3 Designer Approved Ways To Accomplish A Modern Backyard

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Now that the stormy weather has begun to pass, we can look forward to styling our backyards with sunny fabrics, warm textures and our favorite accessories. To accomplish a modern backyard look this spring, try adding a new fence or updating your existing fencing, freshening up your outdoor furniture or adding to your landscape. Keep reading for our go-to ways to create a contemporarily styled outdoor space just in time for the sun. Continue reading

Trash to Treasure: Become A Bargain Décor Expert

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For decorators on a budget, there is nothing more exciting than discovering a diamond in the rough. Garage sales, thrift stores and seasonal sales hold a special intrigue for these treasure hunters as they search endlessly for the hidden gems that will polish up to become centerpieces in their home. Some look for antique tables that have covered their beauty in years of old paint and dust, just waiting to be sanded and refinished to their former splendor. Others simply want to repurpose discarded items such as pallet wood or turn an old piece of scrap metal into a lamp. Though some people seem to have a knack for extreme bargain hunting, anyone can become an expert with a few tips and a little practice! Continue reading

Welcome Home: 3 Ideas For A New Entry Door

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Installing a new entry door is a great way to improve the curb appeal of your home and create a warm, welcoming first impression for visitors. And while entry doors should certainly be attractive and architecturally interesting, they must also be resilient, weather tight and able to withstand exposure to the elements all year round. Continue reading

The Home Buyer’s Guide to Preparing for a Mortgage

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Have you checked your credit and decided that it’s time to buy your first home? Well, it’s no surprise that making a home purchase can be an overwhelming process. Fortunately, there are ways to stay ahead of the game while keeping your stress under control. Before you jump into a new mortgage, let’s learn some preparation techniques to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Six Tips To Deep Clean Your Garage

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One thing on your long summer to-do list may be cleaning out the old garage. For most, this sounds easier than it actually is. Garages tend to house years of accumulated and forgotten items, especially if you have a large family. On top of that, there is years of dirt and grime on the floors from car tires and engines, bikes, lawnmowers, etc.

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4 Advantages of Using a Buyer’s Agent

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Buying a new home can be a complicated process. Despite the ease of finding multiple listings online these days, there’s still a lot to consider. Is the asking price in line with current market values? Are you confident about negotiating a deal, or know what to look for during an escrow closing? Below are four advantages of using a buyer’s agent to help you navigate the complexities of purchasing a home. Continue reading

Five Ways To Brighten A Dim Room

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Although modern homes and new construction builds have rooms with at least one natural light source (yes, even closets!), some rooms are just dim and difficult to light. The room may be windowless, or in a dark wing of your home, or it may contain characteristics like wood panel walls and ceilings that make the room feel unbearably bleak. Luckily, there are techniques that can brighten a dim room and creative ways to bring more light into your space. Say goodbye to cave living! Continue reading

DIY Planters You Can Make This Weekend

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Classic planters will never go out of style, but there are so many ways to get creative and give your plant and flower pots a unique twist. DIY doesn’t have to be difficult, even for those of us who are less than crafty. Transforming the way you showcase your flowers and plants is much easier than you may think, and it’s a great way to bring some personality to your living space. Continue reading