How to Find the Perfect Neighborhood

by David Hakimi Location, location, location. Half of buying a home is finding where you want to live. You may have found your dream house, but it might not be in your dream location. Here’s how you can find the perfect neighborhood: Check It Out Online Look up what people are saying about the neighborhood…

The Home Remodeling Projects Owners Most Regret

Home remodeling isn’t as easy as it looks on TV. And for nearly two-thirds of homeowners who’ve attempted a do-it-yourself house project, they say they regret not calling in an expert on at least one of their projects, according to a new survey from ImproveNet of about 2,000 Americans. But the motivation to save some…

Small Home, Big Storage

While “tiny houses” take storage strategies to an extreme, accessible, well planned storage will make daily life easier in any smaller home. The Drop Zone Most people use a back or garage entrance more often than the front door. These entryways can incorporate drop zones where everyone can unload their backpacks, shoes, outerwear and more.…

How to Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

You may work to reduce your personal carbon footprint by driving less and recycling, but do you consider the footprint of your home? Here are some tips to make your home and your wallet a little greener. Buy efficient appliances. Appliances are getting more efficient every year, and some have better energy and water-use ratings…

2019’s Hottest Home Decor

Comfort is trending for 2019, a consensus of home decorators agree, with more people seeking warm colors, intimate spaces and a casual but sophisticated lifestyle. Designers looking to pair physical coziness with emotional comfort forecast seven decor trends: Scaled down furnishings – After years of favoring large furniture and open spaces, consumers are aiming for…

45 Home Libraries with Tons of Style

While most spaces in a home are meant for everyday routines, there’s something special about a library that’s strictly reserved for relaxation. These stunning library designs from Dering Hall are a reminder to embrace the joy of unwinding with the latest must-read.  Click here to view the gallery.