home improvement: Top Renovations for Maximum ROI [INFOGRAPHIC] - 01/03/20 02:20 PM

 Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most value. The exterior of a house is the first thing buyers see when searching for a home. Upgrading your roof or siding will ensure your home leaves a great first impression!
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home improvement: The Week’s Most Popular Living Room Looks on Instagram - 11/30/19 08:47 AM
By Larissa Runkle
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As the temperatures keep dropping and the days get even shorter, we’ll be spending more and more time indoors. So of course we want things to be as cozy as possible.
And no one knows how to do cozy like the Danish—they’ve elevated it to an entire lifestyle, known as hygge. But creating the ultimate hygge retreat involves more than getting out some throw blankets and lighting a fire. No, the decor you choose can help you build your own snug hideaway that you’ll never want to leave, even when the chill is over.
Where to start? Like we do every week, we … (2 comments)

home improvement: Trending on Instagram: Home Office Decor Ideas to Get You Charged Up - 11/23/19 07:17 AM
By Larissa Runkle
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Working from home is great, unless you hate your workspace almost as much as the one in the office. Whether you have a whole room in the house to yourself, or just a corner of the den, sprucing things up with some fresh designs can make you a lot more inclined to actually sit down and get down to business.
That’s why we scoured through hundreds of posts on Instagram (as we do every week) to find the home office decor that’s trending right now.
So, without further ado, here are the five most popular home workspace looks of the moment—plus, tips … (3 comments)

home improvement: 8 Thanksgiving Home Decorations That Are Anything but Cliche - 11/17/19 09:23 AM
By Jennifer Kelly Geddes
No surprise here: Thanksgiving decor can veer into tacky territory just as quickly as any other holiday furnishings. But if you just can’t get down with the blow-up turkeys, Pilgrim hat motifs, and faux foliage (the real deal is right outside!), you’re not alone. We love the idea of skipping the novelty items in favor of more authentic pieces that’ll feel fresh this fall and carry over into winter.
“For Thanksgiving, I like to decorate for the season, not the actual holiday, as it reduces the stress of pulling out a lot of stuff and then having to put it away a … (2 comments)

home improvement: The Week’s Hottest Bedroom Decor on Instagram - 11/16/19 04:04 PM
By Larissa Runkle
lepas2004/iStock; realtor.com  Your bedroom isn’t just a place to crash after a long day; it’s also the perfect spot for hiding away from the chaotic days outside. You know the ones we’re talking about—snow days, “sick” days, #pjsallday-days.
So if you want to hibernate as much as we do this season, you’re in luck. We scoured hundreds of posts on Instagram (as we do every week) to find the top trending bedroom decor that will make your boudoir a place you never want to leave.
Last week we brought you some nostalgic and whimsy trends for the kids room, but they shouldn’t have all the … (1 comments)

home improvement: Why You Should Invest in a Wine Storage Cabinet - 11/09/19 05:40 PM
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Eurocave’s wine storage cabinets can be built into kitchen interiors, such as this cabinet from the Inspiration rangeLUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai shares his experiences of storing and spoiling wine, and explains why Eurocave cabinets offer the optimum storage conditionsWine is a subject that can engage a vast cast of humans in discussion, from friends wondering what to drink on their terrace in St Tropez next summer that won’t give them a headache, to full-on geek discussions about the grape picking dates in the grand cru vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin in 2017, via speculation on which wines will be the next to jump in price and provide … (0 comments)

home improvement: The Week’s Hottest Bedroom Looks on Instagram Are a Bohemian Dream - 10/06/19 11:39 AM
By Larissa Runkle
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Boho-chic decor has been dominating the design world for years, and this week’s top bedroom trends on Instagram are no exception.
As we do every week, we scrolled through hundreds of decor posts on Instagram to uncover the most-liked looks. Up this week: the boudoir. It turns out, the posts with the most hearts were bedrooms with a glam—but whimsical—aesthetic.
By combining vintage pieces with modern accessories, and adding some free-spirited swagger, these designs are sure to give your bedroom the pick-me-up it needs. Keep reading for the internet’s five favorite bedroom trends of the week. And if you like what you … (0 comments)

home improvement: 4 Tips to Improve Your Home and Save on Your Energy Bill - 10/02/19 05:49 PM

As a homeowner, it’s important to keep your home running efficiently, not only to save money, but also to help the environment thrive. October 2nd is Energy Efficiency Day, a perfect time to think about making some key upgrades that will improve the efficiency of your home. If you’re looking to sell your house and increase the pool of potential buyers in your market, the upgrades below are truly a must.
According with Wallet Hub,
“In the U.S., energy costs eat between 5 and 22 percent of families’ total after-tax income.”
What should you spend on utilities?Money Management says,
“If you’re working with a budget, and trust me, you should … (2 comments)

home improvement: Get Cozy and Chill With This Week’s Top Outdoor Trends on Instagram - 09/28/19 04:14 PM

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Things may still be pretty toasty across most of the United States, but now that the sun has crossed the celestial equator, autumn’s briskness is sure to enter into full swing soon. So what better time to decorate your outdoor space for chilly nights by a fire, or cozy afternoons on the front porch?
The design world of Instagram seems to be on board with this plan, too, since this week was simply buzzing with fresh outdoor decor looks for fall.
As we do every week, we’re bringing you five of the most-liked decor posts on Instagram, to show you how you can get … (0 comments)

home improvement: Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now? - 09/24/19 12:38 PM

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With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents are finding themselves as empty nesters for the first time. The question inevitably arises: is it finally time to downsize?
If you’re pondering that thought, you may also be wondering if you should fix-up your house before you sell it, or go straight to the market as-is, allowing a potential buyer to do the updates and remodeling. If you’re one of the many homeowners this camp, … (1 comments)

home improvement: Fall in Love With These 5 Rustic Bedroom Looks Trending on Instagram This Week - 08/24/19 08:38 AM
By Larissa Runkle
Although it still feels a bit too early for pumpkin spice lattes, fall is, undeniably, around the corner. And nowhere is that more apparent than on Instagram this week, where cozy and rustic looks reigned supreme—especially in the bedroom.
That’s right—the most popular bedroom posts on Instagram this week all evoke a gorgeous farmhouse chic vibe. What’s more? You can not only steal these looks for yourself, but in most cases you can DIY them, too.
Keep reading to see what’s trending on Instagram this week and find out how to make your space cozier, just in time for autumn.
1. Farmhouse chic headboard
This repost of @the.simple.farmhouse by @countryhomemagazine is the … (0 comments)

home improvement: 5 Questions to Ask Before a Kitchen Remodel So It Doesn’t Go Off the Rails - 08/07/18 09:13 AM
By Liz Alterman | Aug 7, 2018
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The words “kitchen renovation” can spark both excitement and fear in the hearts of homeowners. Because whether you’re gutting the space or simply making some cosmetic improvements, you’ll need to be ready to make plenty of decisions. What if you make the wrong choice that you then have to live with, and look at, for years to come?
Never fear, help is here with our Dream Kitchen Remodeling Guide—a weekly series in which we lay out the steps to renovate your kitchen into the kind of space you’d always hoped it … (0 comments)

home improvement: The Rule of Three: The Essential Decor Trick Every Homeowner Needs to Know - 06/16/18 09:52 AM
By Jennifer Geddes
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If there’s a secret formula when it comes to interior decor, it just might be the rule of three.
This simple guideline can be a game changer for homeowners who are looking to refine their style. It’s also an excellent way to force yourself to declutter.
“Paring down items to groups of three lets you keep the best and donate the rest,” says Jamie Novak, author of “Keep This Toss That.”
Alas, for every homeowner who follows this rule rationally, there’s someone who decides to overdo the mandate. For the best look, proceed with … (1 comments)

home improvement: Ice Cream Colors Are the 2018 Home Decor Trend You’ll Want to Scoop Up - 06/02/18 09:06 AM
By Jane Chertoff
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If your home’s been decked out in dark decor and saturated colors for years, it could be time for a refresh. Or maybe we should say a refreshment.
This season, it’s all about light and airy pastels in the home. Pastels? For spring? Groundbreaking, we know. But designers say there’s a whole new reason these color shades are hot right now: They resemble your favorite warm-weather treat, ice cream.
Think: Shades of bubblegum pink, peach, lilac, and mint green (which is also trending thanks to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex).
“Along with warmer temperatures, … (2 comments)

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