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5 Ideas to Increase the Value of a Basement

Article Submitted by Fixr.com The basement doesn’t just have to be a space to throw all of that extra storage. Show it as usable space, and it may even help you increase the value of the home. Basement remodels typically recoup...

The Best Homes for ‘Porching’

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Porching is gaining a following. And as the summer heats up, who doesn’t want to hang out on a cozy, stylish front porch or veranda while reading, sipping wine, or saying “hello” to...
July 3, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning a Bathtub (Based on the Type of Tub)

Contributed by TheHandyNest.com A dirty and filthy bathtub with spots and scratches is hardly a relaxing sight. It can also act as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Here we will be talking about some of the best ways...
June 26, 2017

The Wood Paneling Trend Is Back With a Twist

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Wood paneling is back, but we’re not talking about he 1960s version that you may still be peeling down from some of your listings. Instead, today’s wood paneling trend is being used as an...
May 15, 2017

Smart Staging Solutions for the Owner Occupied House

By Julea Joseph, guest contributor As a home stager, I hear weekly this song from people getting ready to sell their occupied home: “My closets are stuffed, I hate my living room sofa, Grandma’s old dinette set looks shoddy,...
April 10, 2017

Most Popular Bathroom Trends for 2017

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Move over traditional styles. Contemporary and transitional-styled bathrooms are overtaking traditional in design preferences, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The member...
April 3, 2017

The Number One Design Style for 2017 Is …

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The Modern Farmhouse is on trend in home design this year, according to a newly released survey by Next Day Blinds. We may have Joanna and Chip Gaines from the HGTV hit show...
January 23, 2017

What’s In, What’s Out for 2016? Share Your Insights!

Are brass finishes back in or out? Is granite fading in popularity to quartz? We want to hear from you! Tell us about some of the latest trends you are noticing in home design for 2016, as well as which...

Design Tricks to Transform a Family Room with Wood Paneling

By Charlene Storozuk, guest contributor As a home stager, sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got. I was given free rein in this family room with one exception: The husband insisted that the wood paneling stay. What...

Infographic: How to Bring the Outdoors Indoors

Bringing the Outdoors Indoors by The Rug Seller...