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The 2017 New American Home’s Hottest Features Reflect Modern Design Trends

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The one-of-a-kind centerpiece of the International Builders Show - The New American Home 2017 – features net-zero energy design, accessibility, an open floor plan, a see-through fireplace, indoor-outdoor living spaces that highlight the lake, and more. Best of all, the home can be replicated anywhere – piece-by-piece or as a whole.


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Think of them as regional White Houses where top-level events happen. We thought it may be fun to look at the homes of the Southeastern Conference university presidents, where alumni fundraisers, football receptions – and maybe football strategy sessions that determine chanpionships – are hosted.

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The Brand Library – originally an estate called Miradero – was built by real estate developer Leslie Coombs Brand, who played an integral role in Glendale’s development and growth into one of the most productive and bustling cities in the Golden State. The estate later became Brand Park.

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Like many homeowners, some of your New Year’s resolutions will be about improving your home. As one of those improvements, you may want to deal with the lack of storage and the abundance of clutter in the home. Here are some easy and effective ways to de-clutter your home in 2017.

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Picture yourself sitting in the lap of luxury – and history – in a villa once owned by King Leopold II of Belgium … relaxing on a private beach in Palm Beach … or meditating in the gardens of a mansion in China? One can dream – but we offer affordable options.

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From the “hodgepodge” room for old or unwanted furniture and other family memorabilia, the bonus room has stepped into the 21st century as a redesigned space that expresses the lifestyle and interests of families. Let’s take a look at the many faces of the modern bonus room.

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If you have a hectic lifestyle, the last thing you’ll have time for is taking care of high-maintenance plants. Instead, choose our suggested plants, which require the least possible care. Even those of us with the busiest lives – and blackest thumbs – should be able to maintain them with minimal effort.

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Looking for a home that makes the best possible use of space—from kitchen to master suite—to improve your quality of life? That’s what appears to be emerging as we consult architects, designers, and builders for predictions of home design trends for 2017. We report on the details.

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Millennials and Gen Xers are moving into urban neighborhoods – bringing new enthusiasm and a passion to renovate homes. West Bluff in Peoria, Illinois, is no different, with its urban density, walkability, parks – and standout architectural treasures. We take a closer look at those Victorians, Tudors, and an original Frank Lloyd Wright.

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If you’re designing a new kitchen for your home that you want to stand the test of time and not be dated within a couple of years, we recommend going back to basics and installing an all-white kitchen

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What if the dream kitchen you envisioned for your new home turned out to be smaller than expected? Perhaps not the best scenario – but don’t despair. Small can be beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. With a little design magic and imagination, you can create a “big-kitchen” feel in a small space.

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