15 Stylish Tiled Fireplaces

Tiled fireplaces not only establish an eye-catching focal point, but also infuse a touch of personality into a space because of the variety of tile options available. Click here to take a look at Elle Decor’s gallery of unique ideas for incorporating tile onto your fireplace. Advertisements

9 Bavarian-Style Homes to Inspire Your Oktoberfest

If you can’t make it to Munich for Oktoberfest, you can still enjoy a good beer at one of the American events happening all throughout the country in September. From Frankenmuth, Michigan, to Fredericksburg, Texas, you’re certain to find a spirited group of Germanophiles somewhere during the month celebrating all things Bavarian. To get inspired for Oktoberfest, check out these…

How Much House Can You Afford?

HOUSE POOR [adjective | hous – poo·r] A person who can afford his or her home mortgage payments, but can’t afford much of anything else. Discretionary spending on restaurants, furnishings, travel and clothes are severely cut back, due to a large proportion of his or her income going towards the mortgage payments, upkeep costs, and energy/utility bills.…

Handy Tips for Maintaining a Good Credit Score

Once you’ve taken the time to repair a bad credit score or build up a good one, you’ll still need to put some effort into maintaining this crucial number. Simply getting your score to a solid spot isn’t enough, as any number of wrong moves or poor choices can end up pushing it right back down, making all…

How to Make Your Move Less Stressful

From horror stories of lost, stolen and broken items to surprise charges tacked on to an already high bill, moving is not for the faint of heart.  After recently pitching in to help her mom through downsizing and a big move, Laura Gaskill learned a few things about working with professional movers. If you have…