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PROS AND CONS OF THREE POPULAR KITCHEN LAYOUTS

     By Sam Ferris If you’re remodeling your kitchen or designing a new one, your first order of business is choosing a layout. Do you want an open or closed concept? Does the standard work triangle best suit your cooking style, or will work zones make food prep and cleanup ...

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BEST-KEPT SECRETS OF PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS

Great ideas for how to get a perfectly smooth and even paint job Paint the Trim First, Then the Ceilings and Walls Pros usually follow a certain order when painting a room. They paint the trim first, then the ceiling, then the walls. That’s because it’s easier (and faster) to ...

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HOMES WITH ‘SUBWAY TILES’ OR ‘BARN DOORS’ SELL FASTER AND FOR MORE MONEY

ALEXA FIANDER    Ever wonder why some homes sell for a premium and others don’t? While timing definitely plays a part, turns out mentioning certain home features in your listing description can yield quite the premium– both in how fast the home sells for, and for how much. According to ...

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6 BATHROOM COLOR SCHEMES THAT WILL NEVER LOOK DATED

By Jacquelene Symond      Bathrooms can be one of the most challenging rooms to overhaul. Renovating them can not only put a strain on your time and budget, but it puts the room out of commission while the work’s being done. No one wants to renovate their bathroom more often ...

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TOP 10 TRENDING LAUNDRY ROOM IDEAS

Laura Gaskill   Laundry rooms have been coming into their own in recent years, with more thought and design savvy being put into this workhorse space than ever. From farmhouse style to patterned tile, here are the top 10 trending features of the year so far, as measured by the number of ...

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10 PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZING THAT WORK IN EVERY ROOM

Laura Gaskill  Getting your home organized is a great feeling, but figuring out where to start can be overwhelming. Keep the process simple by zeroing in on these 10 principles of organizing, which can be applied to any space, anytime. 1. Get to know active vs. passive zones. Active zones ...

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10 WAYS TO ORGANIZE THE BATHROOM

By Elizabeth Larkin’s personal organizing expert. Let’s face it: when you first get up in the morning you don’t want to have to look at a bunch of clutter all over your bathroom, but you do need to be able to find what you need quickly. So everything you do ...

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Kitchen Color Ideas: Super Easy Do’s and Don’ts

By Diana Hathaway Color expert Your kitchen may be the one room in your home that is the most neutral most effective weight loss supplement. White or wood cabinets and simple countertops make a kitchen look clean and uncluttered. An elegant and simple kitchen can also need a pop of ...

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BARN DOOR HARDWARE

Learn More About Sliding Barn Door Hardware You can make any door in your house have a distinct character. Barn doors use a kind of barn door track system and are visually appealing and practical. Many modern houses adapt to this kind of door hardware to add a different brand ...

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10 THINGS TO HANG ON THE WALL THAT AREN’T FRAMES

Photo Credit: My Domaine. One of the first things you do to add a personal touch to your space is to hang things up on the walls. It might be photos, it might be degrees or it might be art, but one thing that just about everything you might put ...

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