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Clean Dog Breeds: The Top 7 Cleanest Dogs to Have in Your New Home

Cleanest Dogs
And you loving your new home and feel like a dog would make it complete? Wouldn't it be great to hear the pitter patter of those four feet coming to cozy up with you on a cold winter's night? Yes, it would. At least until that new dog starts making some big messes. Then you're going to wish you'd done some research on the cleanest dogs. Fortunately, we've done it for you.

Kids Bedroom Ideas: 7 Stylish Ways to Decorate Your Child's Bedroom

Kid's Bedroom
What could be more fun than decorating your child's bedroom? There are over nine million households in the U.S. with children between the age of three and five, so this is a DIY project that many of us are facing. While it's a great opportunity to express your child's unique personality, you also want a bedroom that is functional. Decorating your child's room when you move into a new house can also help make it feel like home for them. Here are seven fun and functional kids bedroom ideas that you can start on today!

How to Make Your Home Decor More Cohesive

Villanova Master Bedroom - Avalon
The vast majority of Americans aren't happy with their home's interior design. Only 20% like their own decor and furnishings. Decorating a stylish home can be overwhelming. Things like Pinterest and other forms of social media make it seem like everyone's doing it right except for you. While that's decidedly not true, there are some tricks to nailing it down. If you're trying to design a more cohesive home, here are some things to keep in mind.

Green Thumb Gardening 101: First Time Gardening Tips

Gardening
Gardening is a fun and rewarding activity that anyone can learn how to do. If you are someone who always seems to kill your plants, you're in the right place. In this green thumb gardening guide, you will learn the fundamental, 101 tips to care for your outdoor and indoor plants. This article provides a basic guide for plant care, nutrition, and irrigation. Follow these tips and you'll have a green thumb in no time.

7 Creative Spare Room Ideas for Your Extra Bedroom

Rosewood Guest Bedroom - Talon Hill
Have you bought a new home? Has a child moved out? Perhaps you added a room onto your current home. Whatever the reason, you now have a spare room on your hands. A spare room is a good problem to have because it gives you a lot of potential ways to use the space. Now you have to ask yourself what the best spare room ideas are. We'll give you a few ideas in the paragraphs below.

Top 10 Dining Room Layout Tips to Make it Warm and Welcoming

Magnolia Dining Room - Victory Lakes
Food has a subtle way of bringing people together. Whether it's to celebrate, commiserate or mourn, food is a central part at every event. Studies also show that families who eat dinner together thrive. While the focus is usually on the food, where you eat the food also makes a difference. Your dining room layout can enhance your eating experience when it looks great and functions well. But not everyone has great dining room ideas.

How to Keep Your Carpets Looking New and Smelling Fresh

Flooring
Carpets last anywhere from 1 to 15 years. It depends on the quality and amount of traffic the carpet endures. With proper treatment, you can stretch the life of your carpet and keep it looking new and smelling fresh. Do you have new carpets? Keep reading and learn the secrets to keeping your carpets cleaner, fresher, and newer for years to come.

How to Decorate Your Front Porch to Make it More Welcoming

Rosewood Front Porch - Talon Hill
When visitors come to your home, the front porch is one of the first things they see. A great front porch can be a comfortable and inviting space that makes your guests feel welcomed. Having a front porch decor that matches your home's style is important. Since most porches aren't very large, it's a simple way to create a beautiful area that people will enjoy and you will love. So whether you're sprucing up your front porch for guests, potentials buyers, or you want it to look nice for yourself, here are a few ideas that get you started.

Top 5 Hallway Decorating Tips to Make it Feel Less Empty

Juniper Hallway - North Creek
Whether you've built your home or bought an existing house, it doesn't feel like home until you make it your own. It's easy to customize bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, but the hardest place to decorate in most homes is the hallway. With little or no room for furniture, how do you make it fit your style? All you need is a bit of creativity. Even the tightest hallway can stand a bit of decor.

The Best Winter Home Decorating Trends You Need to Know

Brown Dining Room - Blackhawk
Did you know that interior design affects your happiness? Don't worry! We're here to help. It's essential to have a cozy and beautiful home, and winter home decorating is critical. We'll go over some ways to create an intimate and unique atmosphere. Want to learn more? Keep reading!

Top 8 Winter Landscaping and Lawn Care Tips

Winter Landscaping
Did you know that Florida's coldest recorded temperature is -2F? If one of the hottest states in the country isn't immune to winter chill, then you need to make sure you're prepared for winter even in Texas and Arizona! Impending freezing weather can send a chill down any homeowner's spine. Thinking about all the chores that need to be done to keep your property looking beautiful can feel overwhelming. However, if you follow these 8 simple winter landscaping tips, your lawn will be prepared in no time.

Classy Christmas Decorations: How to Elegantly Decorate Your House for the Holidays

Christmas Decor
Decorating for Christmas is a great seasonal tradition, and the earlier you decorate the longer you have to enjoy your hard work. Christmas lights outside and winter decorations around the house can make the holiday season even more special. Because decorating for Christmas is so fun, it can be easy to get carried away. There is a lot of tacky Christmas decor out there that you'll want to avoid. Tasteful Christmas decorations will make your house look beautiful and give feel more classy.

Top 5 Quick Tips to Keep an Organized Kitchen in Your New Home

Brown Kitchen - Blackhawk
According to the New York Post, Americans can easily spend $70,000 annually on takeout food. Why not save money, stay in, and enjoy preparing a meal in your new home? Nowadays anybody can be a master chef, with the help of online cooking videos. Before you can have fun whipping up a meal, you'll have to be able to find the whisk. Your new home should be set up to compliment your lifestyle. You can start by creating more space in your kitchen. Take control of your kitchen organization with these 5 storage saving tips.

How to Pick a Color Palette for Your New Home

Color Palette
Ready to buy your dream home? You're in good company, as November is apparently a popular time to buy a home this year. However, once you have your long-desired home keys in hand, you'll need to decide what colors you want in your new home. Few things say "welcome to homeownership" like the smell of fresh paint and fresh upholstery, so choosing your home's colors is certainly an exciting part of buying a new house. The question is, how do you know that you've chosen the right paint and furnishing colors for the new home?

7 Easy Care Tips to Maintain New Home Furniture

Moving
One of the best parts of buying a new house is outfitting it with brand new furniture. But, how do you keep that new home furniture looking as nice as the day you got it? Whether you have kids, pets, or both, there's a lot you can do to maintain your furniture after buying it. If you want to keep your furniture in good condition for as long as possible, these seven care tips are sure to help.

Top 10 Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

Bathroom Trends
Bathrooms are often known as the most expensive rooms in a house by square feet. But, for all their priciness, bathroom design trends move slowly -- meaning you will get years of bang for your buck. If you're planning to remodel a bathroom or are building a new home, your return on investment might astound you. Real estate agents say that money invested in bathroom remodeling is typically won back in added sale value to the home -- and then some. But you don't have to take our word for it! We've found the top ten bathroom design trends of 2018:

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends of 2018

Princeton Kitchen - Wellington
Kitchen remodeling is big business. On average, a kitchen remodel is around $21,000. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home, some homeowners will go all out, spending upwards of $50,000! It's where your family gathers, where homework and school projects get done, and where your friends congregate during a party. It is probably the room in your home that can make or break a real estate sale. If you are thinking about putting a new kitchen in your home, you will want to read on to learn about the top ten kitchen design trends of 2018.

The Ultimate New Home Maintenance Checklist

New Home Checklist
When you first buy a new home, you want to make sure to keep it looking new for as long as possible. In order to do that, you'll need to make sure that your home's maintenance is always in top shape. Luckily, you won't have to memorize everything that you need to do for your home! There are many things that need to be taken care of when caring for your new home, so having a list of everything to do is vital. Read on to find out what is on the ultimate new home maintenance checklist!

Top 9 Lawn Restoration Tips for an Unhealthy Lawn

Lawn Restoration
Your lawn is one of the first things people see as they approach your home. That's why you want it looking its best at all times. But, what happens when your grass gets splotchy or begins to die? You'll need to learn how to revive dead grass, which is possible if you follow the proper steps. If you're a novice with grass care and need to know how to fix dead grass, then you're in the right place. In this article, we're discussing some lawn restoration tips so you can have a nice lawn again. Keep reading to learn more.