#WinterHomeSelling Attracts Serious Buyers

A recent study of more than 7 million home sales over the past four years revealed that the season in which a home is listed may be able to shed some light on the likelihood that the home will sell for more than asking price, as well as how quickly the sale will close. It’s…


The Polite House #HostingGuests

This is Part 2 of an answer to a question posed by a reader who lives in a popular vacation destination and wants to know how to properly set limits for the numerous houseguests she and her husband entertain throughout the year — often involving long stays, getting stuck driving guests around, visiting attractions numerous…


Top #GardenTrends 2017

Garden and landscape designers across the country forecast noteworthy ideas shaping the gardening world in 2017.  Dubbed the slowest of the performing arts, gardening can seem trend proof. After all, you can’t hurry an oak’s progress from acorn to shade tree, and making a garden isn’t like buying a new throw rug for your home…


5 #UniversalBathroomDesigns

Navigating slick shower floors and ducking under a too-low showerhead can be annoying before your morning coffee. Worse yet, these nuisances can pose potentially serious dangers to aging homeowners. Kerrie Kelly, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist, says that homeowners can benefit the most by…


10 Outside #HolidayEntertaining Concepts

If you’re entertaining family and friends during the holidays and could use a bit more space, we’ve got easy, festive ideas on getting everyone outdoors and into the spirit of the season. You don’t have to keep the party inside! Turn your favorite outdoor space into an entertaining hot spot this holiday season.


12 Clever #LaundryRoomTips

Get inspired to tackle your laundry room with re-purposed storage tricks. Glass drink decanters are not just for backyard parties anymore! Use a beautiful drink decanter with a spout to hold your laundry detergent and fabric softener. It’s a breeze to pour bulk-sized detergent – or make your own in a few simple steps. With…


#SmartIdeas For Built-In #HomeEfficiency

The living room’s predominantly neutral color scheme is injected with splashes of bold color such as the citron side chair and the orange grasscloth wall covering inside the media bookcase. Metal accents with a modern edge include the minimalist curtain rods, stainless-steel coffee table base, and the aluminum ceiling-fan blades. To disguise the room’s wall-mount…


14 Ways To An #OrganizedKitchen

When it comes to kitchen organization, don’t sweat the small stuff. We’ll show you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to get your kitchen back on track and clutter free. Stunning glass canisters lined along your shelf or in the pantry are aesthetically-pleasing storage containers that make it easy to know when you’re running low…