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Staged to Sell: A Vintage Cottage That Was in Need of Some TLC

See how this 1925 home in Groton, Mass., was staged with timeless appeal. ...
October 22, 2018

Spruce Up Your Listing’s Front Stoop With a Taste of Fall

Orange can be a great color for adding curb appeal, and it fits perfectly into the fall season too. ...
October 8, 2018

The Concrete Craze in Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine So you don’t typically think of concrete as a decor item inside your home but something more reserved for your driveway or a home’s foundation. It can be a cold, harsh surface. So,...
October 1, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Color Block Your Kitchen Cabinets

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Getting a little mismatched in kitchen cabinet color designs is no longer being viewed as an unfinished reno job, but instead perfectly stylish in fitting with today’s trends. These “tuxedo kitchens,” as they’re...
September 24, 2018

Find Out the New, Hot Home Color for 2019

The paint company Behr has named its top pick for 2019's Color of the Year. See the trending color in home design. ...
September 17, 2018

Staged to Sell: A Fixer Upper to Show Stopper

Justin Riordan with the Spade and Archer Design Agency offers up three tips in how he staged this former fixer upper. ...
August 27, 2018

Hot Home Trend: Furnishings With Curves

Furniture is getting curvier this year. Rounded options are pushing out the sharp-edge designs. ...
August 6, 2018

Wallpaper for the Fifth Wall: A Modern Fix for Popcorn Ceilings?

To make a bigger statement with a ceiling, some designers are turning to wallpaper. It also might be the answer to modernizing that dreaded popcorn ceiling in your listing. ...
July 30, 2018

The Secret to Kitchen Envy: A Stylish Island

Home buyers love kitchen islands. Make it the showpiece of your kitchen. ...
July 16, 2018

Staged to Sell: A Country Estate in Gaithersburg, Md.

Home stager: Libby Paulson with Preferred Staging The home: Paulson staged this remodeled, single-family country estate in Gaithersburg, Md., which featured cathedral ceilings, a two-story stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining room, two staircases, and a walkout basement...
July 9, 2018