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Pros and Cons of Slab Foundations

Monolithic slab foundations are an inexpensive, sturdy, long-lasting, and easy-to-install choice. But if something goes wrong with the underground plumbing, wiring – or the concrete slab itself – it’s not at an easy fix. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of this popular foundation choice for homeowners and homebuyers alike.


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If you’re building or remodeling a home in 2020, these 8 trends are the best place to start to ensure that your home is eco-friendly and stylish – and comes in under budget. We’ve even included bonus home style trends with classic design attributes that are making their comebacks.

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How do you know if you’ve chosen the best type of window for your home if you don’t even know all the different choices available? We’ve included the most popular types of residential windows so you can make the best choice for your style and budget.

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From earth tones to vibrant shades, teals and navy to patterns, curvy furniture, throwback details, indoor gardens and, of course, smart technology, it’s “anything goes” in 2020 home decor trends. Get ready to explore the designs that are popping up in the American home this year – and beyond.

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Can you tell the difference between Coastal and Beachfront, Modern and Contemporary, or Traditional and Transitional? While these home styles have similarities, they’re distinct architectural plans with defining features. Here’s a guide to popular and trending styles that may not be top-of-mind for most Americans.

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Move aside boring beige carpet! These 2020 flooring trends take classic designs and improve them by adding a modern twist. Whether you’re looking for the finishing touch for your new build or want to add some life to your remodel, here’s what's new in flooring for 2020.

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Tired of the old-fashioned vanity and utilitarian tub-shower in your bathroom? Ready to get rid of those eyesores and jazz up the boring floor and wall tiles? There are plenty of hot design trends in 2020 to spark your bathroom upgrade. Take notes as we walk through the innovative trends in bathrooms.

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The Old World meets New in Carpenter Gothic! Inspired by the grandeur of the towering cathedrals of Europe, this American home style is present nearly nationwide and can be adapted to suit local building materials and preferences. If you like a modern twist on a classic style — this is for you!

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An icon of a bygone era, the carriage house recalls the romantic appeal of stately manor homes. Before the automobile and garage, the carriage, or coach, house sheltered carriages and sometimes horses, hay, and a tack room. Larger ones also housed servants. Today, there are several adaptations of the original carriage house. Let’s explore them.

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While some homeowners gravitate to cookie-cutter homes, others dream of building a house that will stand out! That’s why we’ve put together this list of our favorite unique house plans. The homes have unusual features and floor plans that set them apart, adding to their functionality, curb appeal, fun, and livability.

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From splashes of color to mix-and-match lighting, huge islands, showy backsplashes, warm finishes, sleek cabinetry, and smart technology, this year brings plenty of stylish kitchen design trends that may work for that “chef who needs the latest.” Here are popular kitchen trends that can spice up the heart of the home.

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