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Where to Save and Where to Splurge on Your Home Remodel

Sep 17, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Where to Save and Where to Splurge on Your Home Remodel

A beautiful home creates a welcoming environment for friends and family. The trick is to make your home look like a million bucks without spending a fortune. Check out these tips to know where to splurge and where to save when you remodel.

Paint

Paint is where you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck. You can significantly change the atmosphere of any room just by repainting the walls. 

-Save: If your original walls are light, choose a low- to mid-grade paint rather than the pricier version. You’ll get just as much coverage with the economical option.

-Splurge: If your base color is dark, you’ll actually save money with pricier paint versus multiple coats of cheaper paint. If you’re still looking to pinch a few pennies, have your primer tinted to match your final coat to extend the paint life and coverage.

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Tips for Downsizing Your Empty Nest

Sep 15, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Tips for Downsizing Your Empty Nest

With the kids in college or out on their own, many homeowners are looking to downsize in order to save money on home maintenance. If you’re looking to simplify your lifestyle now that you’ve got an empty nest, you should be aware that streamlining decades of family life doesn’t always come easy. Follow these tips to facilitate the process.

Prioritize

Make a list of things that you absolutely can’t live without. Maybe you want to keep your Great-Grandma’s rocking chair, but couldn’t care less about the extra set of mixing bowls your neighbor down the street gave you 10 years ago. If it doesn’t make the list, chances are it wasn’t that important to you anyway.

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Incorporating Eclectic Style In Your Home

Sep 12, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Incorporating Eclectic Style In Your Home

Eclectic style is one of the most versatile decor themes you can choose for your home. It allows you to showcase the best of what you love about the different pieces and the eras they represent. Check out this list of do’s and don’ts to pull your eclectic pieces together and create a home that is a polished yet welcoming haven.

DO mix textures, styles, and colors

Anything goes. Can you air a 1950s molded office chair with a sleek, modern desk? You bet. Want to add a funky textured pillow to your great-grandmother’s antique rocker? Do it. Have fun with this versatile style. The sky is the limit.

DON’T let it get too busy

Use neutrals to pull your palette together and create a unified look. Add splashes of color that are easy to swap out if you want to change things up for different seasons or refresh your home’s ambiance. Pick a couple of major pieces with clean lines and simple colors as your backdrop, and then add a vibrant color and lush texture.

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Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Home

Sep 10, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Choosing the Right Floor Plan for Your Home

Whether you’re shopping for your dream home or creating it from scratch, choosing the right floor plan can make a huge difference in how much you enjoy living in it. How large is your family? What is your style? How will you use extra space? These are some questions that can help you determine the type of home you want.

How Much Space Do You Need?

While 1600 square feet may feel too large for a single person, a family of four will fit in quite nicely. Newlyweds may want to allow for expansion of their home, while empty nesters might decide it’s time to downsize. Pick a floor plan that accommodates both your everyday life and future plans.

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Beautiful Landscaping for Fall and Winter

Sep 08, 2014 in Homeowner . 0 Comment

Beautiful Landscaping for Fall and Winter

Autumn’s crispness and winter’s chill are nearly upon us. With garden blossoms giving way to bare branches and dying annual plants, how do you keep your landscape from looking bleak during the cooler months? The answer lies in the choice of specific design elements and plants that are hardy and ideal for cold weather.

Fall Flowers

Late-blooming flowers add a punch of color and enliven a fading landscape. Try these flowers to add a bit of brightness to the waning daylight:

-Chrysanthemums are a favorite fall flower because of their late-season blossoms and bright colors. They are hardy and inexpensive, and come in several hues of bronze, yellow, burgundy, pink, purple, and white.

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