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    Home Design,  Investing,  Lifestyle

    5 Tips for a Successful House Remodel

    Remodeling your home gives you the perfect opportunity to transform your space. You can invest in improvements that will change how rooms function by knocking down walls to increase a room’s size. You can also add design features that give you joy, such as skylights or water features or change the look of a room by repainting walls, removing old wallpaper, or installing new fixtures and flooring. Innovative renovations can increase your property value and your satisfaction with your home, but renovating can be a stressful process. Using the tips outlined here will prevent unnecessary stress and ensure your remodel is successful. 1. Have a remodeling plan. List your remodeling…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    Homeownership for Beginners: 3 Tips and Tricks

    After months of house hunting, you finally found the perfect home, one that fits in your budget and works for your family’s needs. You put down your down payment, waited on closing, then eagerly moved into your new home as a proud homeowner. While becoming a homeowner is a dream come true for most Americans, it is a huge financial investment, and the investment doesn’t stop when you sign on the dotted line to accept the mortgage payments. From home warranties to appliance break downs in dryers, washers, ovens, dishwashers, and even the HVAC system and water heater, there’s always something to renovate or repair as a homeowner. In this…

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    Home Design

    5 Things No Bathroom Design Is Complete Without

    Whether preparing the interior of their first house or planning a remodel of older living space, one of the rooms that often requires the most of a homeowner’s consideration for design is the primary bathroom. Aside from how much usage the faucet, toilet, and shower, and bath will get on a daily basis, this room is also meant to be a comfortable, yet, functional, space for you and your family. With those elements in mind, let’s look at five of the key design elements that no bathroom should be without. 1. The Importance of Your Floor Option For easy clean-up, granite and marble both work very well, but among the…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle

    Our Top Picks for the Most Luxurious Bathtubs

    The bathtub is an underappreciated, humble household fixture that has a different use for every homeowner. Bathtubs come in a variety of styles, colors, prices, and functions. Whether it’s time for a bathtub replacement or you are undergoing a new bathroom remodel, it’s important to find a bathtub that has the size, function, and features you need. A great way to breathe new life into your living space and personal style is to try some simple upgrades. New Direction Foundation offers several practical style tips for upgrading your living space. Subscription boxes for home decor and clothing deliver household items and clothes to your door every month. You can easily upgrade…

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    Home Design,  Lifestyle,  Real Estate General

    4 Things You Should Do Before Hosting an Open House

    Now that you’ve decided to put your house on the market, found a real estate agent, and are eagerly waiting for potential buyers to flood your doors, you’re at a loss as to what else you need to do. If you have the right real estate agent, they’ll want to schedule an open house as soon as possible to show your home off in the best light and find the right buyer for you. While no one likes the idea of potential buyers wandering through their house, an open house is a perfect way to let buyers see the home all at once and then make up their minds. It’s…

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    Home Design,  Real Estate General

    What Is Stucco?

    When you’re trying to buy or sell a home, it’s important to know the benefits of the materials they’re made from. For example, if you’ve never lived in a desert climate before, you’re probably not aware that a lot of times houses in these areas are made a bit differently than houses in milder or colder climates.   According to Hunker Magazine, roughly 80 percent of houses in Arizona are in the major cities Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, and Kingman—all known for their extremely hot and dry desert climate. The most common exterior material used for these homes is stucco. Stucco is used because it resists the intense and dry desert sunshine.…

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    Home Design,  Housing,  Lifestyle

    Home Renovation Tips for Eco-Friendly Homeowners

    Recently, an increasing number of people—both in the U.S. and worldwide—want to learn how to live sustainably. From being eco-friendly homeowners to purchasing recyclable items and investing in clean energy products, there are so many different ways to start this process. Adding eco-friendly items and habits to your daily life helps decrease the amount of landfill waste, prevents energy wastage, and reduces the level of environmental toxin release. While green living and sustainability can sound like something you have to make many sacrifices to achieve, you don’t always have to give up on the good life to get it. You can positively impact the environment and still have a well-designed, comfortable,…

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    Home Design,  Housing,  Real Estate General

    5 Home Staging Tips For New Real Estate Agents

    For some homeowners preparing to sell their properties, the process of staging their homes may seem counterintuitive—they may wonder why they should spend extra money on real estate costs related to fixing up a property that they’re leaving. It’s a professional real estate agent’s job to explain to home sellers how staging their homes can generate more money for a home sale. There’s evidence that staging real estate is a worthwhile effort. Data shows that, on average, staged homes not only sell an estimated 88 percent faster than non-staged homes, but they also sell for 20 percent more. Staging a home might be even more critical this year compared to the…