Choosing the Right Professional to Help You Stay in Your Home

  While some home owners may dream about retiring to a tropical island or downsizing to a smaller home, an increasing number prefer to “age in place.” This means they want to continue living in their current home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or limited mobility. As waves of baby boomers begin to consider […]

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Top Design Trends of 2017

  Curious about the latest home design trends? At the start of each year, the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) recognizes dozens of new projects from this past year that featured the most innovative layouts and eye-catching design elements. Among a wide variety of award-winning homes, several design trends are evident and will be […]

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself about DIY Remodeling

Dozens of do-it-yourself TV programs continually inspire consumers with new design ideas for their homes. Thousands of big-name home improvement retailer locations make it more convenient to find supplies. And millions of how-to videos online highlight seemingly simple step-by-step instructions that incite confidence in even the most novice of “handymen.” It’s no wonder why DIY […]

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What’s Hot in America’s Kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of the home and today’s designers are offering open space with areas designated for specific uses such as cooking, dining, conversation and relaxation. Adjacent areas to the kitchen such as the garage, pantry and laundry are also important to the flow of the house. During a Jan. 22 seminar at […]

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Remodeling Savvy: Innovations in Paint

Significant innovations in paint over the past 20 years have lead to fascinating interior and exterior applications. Today home owners can use paint to generate solar power, light up a hallway, waterproof a basement and even draw on the walls with no fear. If you’re thinking about painting your home, knowing what’s new in paint […]

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Design a Home Office that Works for You

Home offices are becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity with more people telecommuting or running their own businesses from their homes. The number of Americans who work from home is in the millions, and with the rising cost of gas and increased traffic causing longer commutes, that number is likely to […]

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