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10 Basements For The Whole Family

Transform your dreary, unfinished basement into a space everyone can enjoy with these 10 inspiring basement ideas.   Pretty and Playful Transform your unfinished basement into a dream playroom for little girls. Soft blues and pinks are the perfect palette for this innocent and feminine child’s space. A built-in shelving unit with small wicker baskets helps
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To Stage or Not To Stage

Some Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their Annual Profile of Home Staging. 50% of staged homes saw a 1-10% increase in dollar value offers from buyers. 77% of buyer’s agents said staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the home as their own. The top rooms to stage
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Your August Home Checklist

With the transition from summer travels to the beginning of a new school year (and maybe some back-to-work blues), August can feel like a sudden downshift from the fun of vacation. Stretch out these last days of summer by squeezing in a few more home projects, savoring simple pleasures and, when the time comes, cleaning
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This Laundry Room Works Hard, Has Fun Too

Designers perk up this multipurpose space with a bold and colorful new look and decor from the homeowners’ adventures. Laundry Room at a Glance Who uses this space: A couple with three grown children Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Size: 104 square feet (9.7 square meters) Designers: Rosa Plaza Dest, principal, and Ande Barriola, assistant, at Rosa Dest InteriorsThe laundry room works hard
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Is Phased Retirement Right For You

One day you’re a full time employee and the next day you’re not. That’s what retirement can feel like but if you’re looking for more of a gradual exit or no exit at all, you might consider phased retirement. American Has a Problem America has a big labor problem—a massive amount of highly skilled workers
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4 Awesome Kitchens That Will Make You Want Brass

See how this trending finish holds up to a variety of cabinet colors and styles 1. Brass on Blue Designers: Marty Buckenmeyer of Buckenmeyer Architecture (architect) and Charlotte Cooney of Domestic Arts (interior designer) Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 195 square feet (18 square meters); 13 by 15 feet Homeowners’ request. Update a dark 1970s kitchen to better reflect the traditional-style home but
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Top 4 Home Renovations For Max ROI

Some Highlights: Whether you are selling your home, just purchased your first home or are a homeowner planning to stay put for a while, there is value in knowing which home improvement projects will net you the most Return On Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday
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Porcelain vs Ceramic Tile

Explore where and why one of these popular tile choices makes more sense than the other… All tile is created equal, right? Not quite. Porcelain and ceramic may belong to the same family, but they’re two slightly different products. One may be more advantageous than the other depending on where you’re installing it. Here we pose five
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Stylish 7 Shed Ideas For Your Backyard

Whatever size plot you’re the proud owner of, you’ll probably need to invest in some kind of storage to safely stash your garden tools and supplies. If space is tight in your little oasis, this can be a challenge, but don’t dismiss the notion — a small but perfectly formed shed like these might be just