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

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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. That's where we can help. Keep reading as we share with you 10 dining room decor tips.

How to Keep Your Carpets Looking New and Smelling Fresh

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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

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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

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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. Here are some tips to help you conquer your hallway decorating struggles:

The Best Winter Home Decorating Trends You Need to Know

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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

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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

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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. This is especially important if you are hosting out-of-town guests for the holidays or throwing a Christmas party for friends. You want simple Christmas decorations that will be festive and elegant. Below, we're sharing some of our favorite ideas for classy Christmas decorations that will look great in your home. Read on to learn more, and start preparing your home for winter!

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

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When's the last time a meal cost you $70,000? 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 New Home Color Palette

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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? Here's a rundown on how to pick a new home color palette that you won't mind living with for years to come. Let's dig in!

7 Easy Care Tips to Maintain New Home Furniture

7 Easy Care Tips to Maintain New Home Furniture
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

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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

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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! Even if you are not Martha Stewart in the kitchen, you want your kitchen to be inviting. You want your kitchen design to work for you. 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

Home Maintenance 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 Tips
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.

Top 5 Landscaping Design Trends of 2018

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Here's a breath of fresh air: Did you know that lawns are a more effective producer of oxygen than trees? And that's not the only reason you should care about landscaping design. Front yard and backyard design ideas can be a fun and essential part of home life, and can also increase the value and curb appeal of your property. Whether you are interested in buying a home or selling one, it's important to stay up-to-date on the trends in landscaping and outdoor design. Let's look at the top five landscaping design trends of 2018:

The Best Exterior Paint Trends of 2018

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Repainting your home is a great way to modernize the exterior without breaking the bank. Whether you're buying a new home or redoing your existing home, repainting is the perfect way to bring the house into style! It's not too late in the season to paint! There's still enough time before winter comes to refresh the exterior of your home with one of this year's hottest colors. Read on for our guide on the best exterior paint colors of 2018-19.

Tax Benefits of Buying a Home

Tax Benefits
There can be many tax deductions for purchasing properties. Deductions reduce your taxable income and thus result in lower taxes owed. It is useful to learn the tax benefits before buying a property or when considering renting versus buying. This article provides an overview of tax deductions for purchasing properties in Texas. Always check with a Tax Professional for the most up-to-date advice.

Energy Efficient Home Building

Home Energy Saving Tips
When building a new home, there are several features that come standard that can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower expenses over time. People normally refer to appliances when evaluating energy efficiency, but there are many building materials that involve energy utilization. The following are some Texas new home energy saving ideas to consider.