Home Decor

Sept. 19, 2018

Got a Small Kitchen? Here's How to Make it Feel Bigger

The kitchen is the heart of the home, or so everyone says. Sure, we all dream of having an enormous farmhouse kitchen a la Joanna Gaines, but the fact of the matter is that sometimes we have to deal with reality, and sometimes reality means a tiny kitchen. Usually this ...

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July 17, 2018

Is a Metal Roof Right for Your Home?

Your roof is one of the biggest and most important investments you’ll make in your home, both in terms of literal size and expense. A good roof will shield you from the elements, obviously, but will also help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter ...

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April 24, 2018

Home Renovation Demo Day: TV Versus Reality

If you are undertaking major home improvements, you have likely watched - and been inspired by - those HGTV shows about fixing up houses. There are too many of them to name, but they have a lot of things in common. First of all, they all fit neatly into 30- or 60 ...

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April 13, 2018

Bath Mania! Bathroom Design Trends Homeowners Should Follow

When you think of pure relaxation, what comes to mind? I’ll bet that high on your list is a long, relaxing soak in the tub. Maybe add in a few lit candles, or some bubbles. But, almost universally, men and women alike love baths. So much, in fact, that the ...

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April 10, 2018

How Long Should Your Kitchen Appliances Last?

If you are remodeling your kitchen, or have just bought a home with some seriously outdated appliances, you may be asking yourself how long you can expect your kitchen appliances to last. Your stove, fridge, dishwasher, and microwave are items that you use on a daily basis, and I can ...

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March 29, 2018

4 Nutty Pinterest Home Decor Trends That Might Lower Your Home Value

All-White Pinterest Decor Might Lower Home ValueNowadays, who doesn’t go on Pinterest when they are planning a home decor project… or, heck, even just daydreaming about one? The ubiquitous social media site has become the quintessential idea-sharing space of the millennial generation, causing everything from cookie recipes to hairstyles, baby shower ideas to homemade laundry detergent ...

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Feb. 8, 2018

3 Hot Design Trends That Will Make Your Kitchen "Pop"

The kitchen is the heart of any home. It is also, unsurprisingly, one of the biggest features that home buyers in Northern Virginia scope out when they are shopping for homes. Whether you are thinking of putting your home on the market or you are simply updating your home, the ...

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Oct. 30, 2017

Staging Your Home Festively and Effectively During the Holidays

Halloween is around the corner, which means that Thanksgiving is mere weeks away and Christmas and New Year’s are around the corner. Any real estate pro will tell you that the holidays are not the ideal time to be selling your home. Basically, buyers are distracted by the holidays - they’d ...

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Feb. 12, 2014

Much Ado About Staging

staging tips for your homeFolks selling their homes have, for the most part, a common top priority: selling their home as speedily as possible, and for the best price. While we’ve all heard the folk wisdom regarding tricks for a quick sale - let’s just say that statues of St. Joseph will never fall out ...

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