Kitchen

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7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers

Anyone whos ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is "just right." While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a homes price and how attractive it is to buyers, small details like fresh paint and new faucets can also help clinch a sale.When youre trying to sell your home, you should be willing... read more
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How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home

Looking to make a few changes around the house? A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference on the look of your home and how you feel living in it. But unless youre a color expert, its hard to know what colors are best among the endless array of options. A great place to start is...
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Hardworking kitchens can still have style

Years ago, the kitchen served a very utilitarian function — a place to prepare food and clean the dishes. Today, it's truly the nerve center of the house where people eat meals, discuss the day's events, plan calendars, do homework, check e-mail and entertain guests.With that increased demand on the kitchen, and the trend towards creating flexible living...

Top 6 home decorating trends

If youre planning to tackle a home decorating project this year, here are the top trends you should consider:1. Marble wallpaper: A lot of the 2017 trends are about going back to classic styles, and it doesnt get much more classic than marble. Few materials evoke high-end living as simply and effectively as marble, a global symbol of...
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Get safer drinking water

Your home plumbing could be making you sick and costing you money. Hard water, which contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, may be directly contributing to the buildup of dangerous bacteria in your household pipes. This is a serious problem across the United States, especially when you consider that nearly 90 percent of American homes have hard...
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