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Stage it With Shine: Add Some Bling to Your Spaces

Contemporary Living Room by Scottsdale General Contractors Meritage Homes By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Grays have been catching on in more interiors this year and so has the color’s “flashier cousin” – silver, which is becoming a popular...
April 21, 2014

Contemporary, Spa-Like Bathrooms in Demand

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Bathroom styles are shifting to contemporary, spa-like styles that are accessible and easy to maintain, according to the latest trend report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which surveyed 420 designers to...
April 7, 2014

Share Your Trendy Staging Photos & Tips with REALTOR® Magazine!

Calling all real estate and staging professionals: We want to see how you’ve spruced up properties for-sale! REALTOR® Magazine is working on its annual “House & Home” issue, and we’re looking for professionals to share some of their best...
April 3, 2014

Check Out These 7 Trends Spicing Up Kitchen Designs

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Wood flooring and glass backsplashes are expected to show up in more kitchens this year. Those were among two findings from the latest trend report from the National Kitchen & Bath Association, which...
March 31, 2014

2014 Cost vs. Value: 5 Mid-Range Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Entry by West Palm Beach Paint & Wall Coverings D’Avco Painting Contractors Inc. Just replacing that front door may offer some of the biggest bang for a remodelers’ buck, according to the...

Welcome Back the Front Porch

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Traditional Porch by Chappaqua Architects & Designers Fivecat Studio | Architecture The front porch is making a comeback in home designs. Builders recently said the front porch is one of the most popular...
March 10, 2014

The Hottest Outdoor Trends for 2014

Spaces by Dc Metro Home Builders National Association of Home Builders By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine A home’s inviting outdoor space may be just enough to get a home buyer to fall in love. The American Society of...
March 3, 2014

7 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine What’s trending in bathroom remodels? Houzz recently released its 2014 Winter Bathroom Trends Study showing the top bathroom remodel preferences of more than 7,500 home owners in the U.S. and Canada. The report...
February 24, 2014

America’s Most Romantic Homes

Can you feel the love in these homes? TopTenRealEstateDeals.com recently highlighted the most romantic homes for-sale in the world, from the mansions of celebrities to the homes where kings and presidents once lived. Here’s a rundown of the homes...
February 10, 2014

The Power of Gray in Staging

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Gray is a subtle color that can bring sophistication to interiors while also the neutrality that home buyer crave. “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement...
January 27, 2014