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6 Must Have Tips To Maintain Your Home Exterior

Juniper Exterior - Champion Heights
How confident are you in the way your home looks on the outside? You could have a perfectly clean house inside worthy of magazine photos, but if the outside doesn't match, no one will know when they go by your home. Increase the welcoming nature of your house and yard by using these 6 tips to up your game when it comes to the home exterior.

The Best Low-Maintenance Plants For Easy Landscaping

Harvard Exterior - Hidden Lakes
If you love the look of colorful shrubs, trees, and flowers but don't enjoy the maintenance, there's nothing to fear. With so many different plants available for consumers, it's a cinch to find some easy landscaping plants that will spruce up the look of your curb appeal. Check out these awesome, easy plants that are sure to make your yard and your home stand out from the crowd.

DIY Home Improvement: The Do's And Don'ts

DIY
Nearly 43 million home improvement projects were DIYed by homeowners between 2015 and 2017. So, if you want to make some changes to your home without paying the hefty price of hiring a professional, you’re not alone. However, not every project will be a success. In fact, your DIY home improvement venture may end up costing you more in the long run if you end up making some big mistakes. Do you want to ensure your project goes smoothly? Then check out these important DIY home improvement do’s and don’ts.

4 Easy Tips To Boost Curb Appeal

Latitude Exterior - Verona
Did you know that something as simple as landscaping can increase your home’s value by tens of thousands of dollars? And that’s only one aspect of curb appeal. Of course, improving your curb appeal isn’t only a good idea when you’re trying to sell your home. It can also help you like your current home more and put a smile on your face every time you pull into the driveway. Luckily, learning how to boost curb appeal doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. In fact, you can make a huge difference by taking on just a few small projects. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn 4 simple tips to improve your home’s outward appearance.

5 Eye-Opening Reasons Why You Should Buy A New Construction Home

Villanova Exterior - Siena
Are you looking for a larger home for your growing family? You may be considering a well-loved home for many reasons—including the notion that it may be less expensive than a new construction home. Luckily that notion is far from the truth and there are several other reasons why you should buy a new construction home versus something that is a few (or many) years older. Keep reading for more information!

5 Things to Consider When Buying Curtains for Your New Home

Rome Curtains - Stonegate
It's the little things that make or break a room design: rugs, art, decorative pillows, etc. One thing that people underestimate in terms of importance for completing a room is curtains. Curtains are not only practical in terms of privacy and adjusting lighting, but they're also large and noticeable, which means picking the right ones is crucial for maintaining a room's aesthetic. Before you buy, read these tips on buying curtains for your home.

Living Room Design: Top Living Room Ideas

Stanford Living Room - Hawkins Meadows
'Come on in. Make yourself at home.' We all enjoy saying that when our friends and family visit. And, wouldn't it be nice to do that when your living room's right up to date? We're here to show you what's in and what's out for this year. With our list of living room ideas, we'll help you make the perfect haven to lounge and chill in. And, we'll give you the tips you need to encapsulate the best in tasteful home decor.

5 Simple Landscape Designs to Make Your Yard Look Incredible

Landscape Designs
Gardening has huge health benefits including helping to reduce stress. But, many of us associate gardening with retirement as, while you're working, it's hard to find the time to get into the great outdoors. So, if you simply don't have time to put in the hard work it takes to make your yard look incredible, we have some tips for you. These simple landscape design ideas will make it look like you put in a lot of effort. Let's get going:

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.