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House Plans 10 Most Expensive Real Estate Christmas Gifts—And TPC’s Affordable Alternatives


Our Top 10 Christmas List of the World’s Most Expensive Homes— and Affordable Versions for You     Dear Santa:   All I want for Christmas is my very own beautiful home. Do you think my dream home can be on your delivery list?   Here’s a Look at the “Ten Most Expensive Christmas Gifts in 2014 Home Real Estate”   As 2015 approaches and the real estate market opens up a bit more, it seems that owners of the ultra-exclusive homes in the world prepare to sell their prized possessions. Fasten your seat belts as we take a look at some sky-high prices and spectacular properties, including Villa La Fiorentina in the French Riviera, Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Hills, Read more
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Published On : 12-18-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Great Ideas for Decorating Your Home this Christmas
Deck the Halls – and the Rest of the House! A Look at Our Top 8 Ideas   Perhaps the most celebrated holiday around the world, Christmas is a time for traditions, family get-togethers, caroling, sleigh rides, gift-giving, and much more.  It’s also a time for bright, flickering lights around the house, wreaths, mistletoe, a crèche under the tree, and classic Christmas decorations and symbols.    When Christmas comes around each year – before the first frost even sets in - families unwrap boxes of traditional and modern ornaments and dig up their favorite arts and crafts projects. Then, the decorating begins in earnest.  Whether you prefer the simple and elegant or the elaborate Read more
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Published On : 12-10-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Out with the Old and In with the New in Bathroom Designs
Today’s Bath... Not Your Father’s Bathroom Anymore   Remember when the bathroom was a no-frills, simple, and necessary place in the home?  Say goodbye to that idea. The bathroom—much like the kitchen—has been one of the most renovated, upgraded, and modernized spaces in a home. From a basically functional space in the home, the bathroom has evolved into a room where people not only get cleaned but, especially in master baths, can also relax and experience “spa-like” benefits.   Welcome to the 21st century, where a space once deemed as merely serviceable has now become a “luxury” item. With the average home in 2015 expected to include 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms, homeow Read more
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Published On : 12-04-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Built-in Storage Tips for Your New House Plan
A common challenge for new homeowners, planning built-in storage space and design in your new house plan is crucial. Ample storage is necessary for any family, but it is essential to pay attention to where you plan to place your storage spaces. Does the master bedroom really need an oversized walk-in closet when the space could potentially be added to the master bathroom? Storage is a common problem for most homeowners, but with effective and clever built-ins, organization is easy. A variety of built-ins can be custom-made for your new home’s building space, and the good news is that they maximize every square inch of your home. Custom storage cabinets, drawers, cubby holes and closets will come in handy and will also add resale value Read more
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Published On : 11-28-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Make Your Thanksgiving Home Décor Fun and Fanciful
Quick Tips for Making Your Home the Center of Attention this Thanksgiving   One of the most traditional family holidays, Thanksgiving is also one of the most popular when it comes to exterior and interior décor.   Originally a harvest festival, Thanksgiving was first observed in 1621. It continues to be a day for the family to get together, catch up, watch parades and football, and eat turkey and stuffing. The weeks before the holiday are spent planning the dinner and making the home warm and inviting both outside and inside.        Wherever your home is—and whatever style it is—here are some ideas on how to make it even more festive and fun for everyone.   & Read more
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Published On : 11-25-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Home Design Trends to Watch For in 2015
10 Design Trends Likely to Define the 2015 Home     Are you imagining a new look for your home for the New Year?  Don’t “curb your enthusiasm,” as experts predict new - as well as carry-over - trends that are likely to define the home in 2015 and beyond.   From bigger family rooms to open floor plans, flexible spaces, and cleaner footprints, the 2015 home will be an indication of changing lifestyles and perspectives. With more room for casual entertaining, flexible family spaces, and outdoor living areas, exciting innovations in home décor and designs are in store for the home of 2015.     What to Expect in 2015   1.  The "forever" home: Read more
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Published On : 11-19-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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The Open Floor Plan: Stylish Living without Walls
Open Floor Plans: Welcome to the “Undivided” Home      Say goodbye to formal living and dining rooms. Welcome to the open floor plan - one great, free-flowing space without walls and boundaries.   A design that took flight in the late 1980s, the open floor plan continues to be a fashionable and charming home style for most Americans. Today’s families crave an unobstructed space where they can gather together and interact with each other and their friends freely and casually. They are looking to break down walls and barriers to create a center of activity. So, gone are old-fashioned layouts with narrow passageways, small rooms, and underused areas like formal sitting rooms and enclosed for Read more
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Published On : 11-12-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Pacific Northwest Style Adapts Architectural Designs to Region’s Landscape & Climate
  Pacific Northwest Style Captures the Character, Diversity and Lifestyle of the Region   A style where architecture does not get in the way of nature, Pacific Northwest designs accent the region’s natural beauty and landscapes. Whether it’s a rustic cabin, a bungalow, an Arts & Crafts or Craftsman, Queen Anne, modern contemporary home, or a houseboat, the Pacific Northwest home is built to work and adapt to its environment.     An attractive two-story three-bedroom bungalow has a roomy covered front porch.  The roof is of asphalt shingles and the exterior walls are of wood siding. Notice an abundance of glass windows on both floors and the deep overhang typical in a Pacifi Read more
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Published On : 11-03-2014
Author :Brian Toolan
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Come Into My House: Stylish Entrances That Make a Statement
Come Into My House: Stylish Entrances That Make a Statement   One of the hottest trends in the housing industry, the front door or entryway has been likened to a book cover.  It’s the first thing people see when they walk up the pathway or the courtyard. Whether it’s classically simple, modern, or ornate, the front entryway creates an impression on guests and curious onlookers.   Traditionally in the spotlight during Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, the front door has been emerging as a hot trend for several years. Much like everything else in home design, it has gone through a fashion evolution. Gone are the days of the ordinary and functional front door.      Today&r Read more
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Published On : 10-24-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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Put Some Halloween Magic and Mystery in Your Home
Are Halloween Magic and Mystery in Your Home? - Fun Tips for a Scary Look -    Halloween is one of the most popular celebrations in the country and around the world We see it as a time to dress up in funny or frightening costumes, carve pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, go “trick or treating” for goodies, tell ghost stories, and seek out spooky houses with bats and witches. Halloween is all of these and much more. It is also a festival steeped in tradition, superstition and history that dates back to the ancient Celts.   With autumn in full swing and another Halloween around the corner, let’s really get into its spirit and look at how we can make our homes eerie masterpieces.     Read more
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Published On : 10-29-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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The Southwest Style Home: Traces of Spanish Colonial and Native American Designs
Southwest Style Home Design: A Closer Look at Its Architecture and Interior Design    A style that answers to many names – Pueblo, Sunbelt house plan, Mission Revival - the Southwest home is defined by a fusion of Spanish Colonial and Native American designs. Typically built in regions with warm climates like Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, Southwest style homes with their terracotta roofs, stucco exteriors, arches, and rich textures add splashes of color to the desert landscape.    A two-story five bedroom Southwest home with earth tone exteriors and arched windows. On the first floor is a spacious Great Room – living room, kitchen/breakfast room - and a bedroom suite. The master suite i Read more
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Published On : 10-14-2014
Author :Rexy Legaspi
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