Never has curb appeal been such a hot topic, as homeowners – and “flippers” – are challenged to make a stylish statement with their home’s exterior facade. From the simple and doable to the elaborate and expensive, your house can go from boring to interesting with imaginative improvements to add curb appeal.
With spring on its way, our top tips for preparing your home to welcome the new season include banishing dark winter hues, casting out the cobwebs, and filling your shelves with vases of fresh flowers as the sun begins to shine.
You’ve likely heard that the kitchen is the most important room in the house. But how do you make the kitchen great? Flooring and cabinets are important, but for most people, the “make or break” part of a kitchen is the countertop. Here’s a look at some popular countertop materials.
What is it about Halloween that makes children and adults await its arrival with excitement? It’s not all about frightening images of haunted houses, ghosts, goblins, and witches—or candy and costumes. With Halloween fast approaching, here are fun facts about the holiday, which dates back to the ancient Celts.
Look around your house. Dismayed by the clutter? You’re not alone. Many books have been written about how to de-clutter. Ample storage is a key to the solution, so as you plan your new home, we examine eight rooms and areas to prove you can never have too much storage.
The man cave has been steadily gaining popularity in home building recently. Today some man caves even feature amenities such as a separate shower, media display, gym equipment or a full bar. Keep in mind, having one’s own personalized space is actually often psychologically good for everyone!
One of the biggest perks of purchasing a custom house plan is that you get to create a space that is unique and personal to your family and lifestyle. Today’s home building trends include homes with basements or terrace level spaces that can be customized into anything from fitness rooms to offices to wine cellars or bars.
And baby makes three! Finding space in your small apartment or house for the little one is the immediate challenge. Whether it is a corner in the master bedroom, a converted walk-in closet, or a spare bedroom, you will want to be sure to create a baby nursery that is fun, comfortable, and safe. For many it is also the time to consider a new home, and new parents should have a list of what to look for in a floor plan that is both baby—and family—friendly.
From the coast of California to the Northeast to the mid-Atlantic states – and on to the East Coast, hardwood floors remain the most popular flooring for homeowners. Why? Because hardwood is hard wearing, stylish, and renewable. Here's what you need to know before choosing yours.
How many times have you looked at a gorgeous house and secretly wished it were yours, imagining yourself living in it and taking care of it? And if one of these dream homes actually belonged to you, what would you do to personalize it and make it your own?