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Is Gray Passé?
09
March

Is Gray Passé?

 

 

It was in the 2010s when, as SW puts it, “the graying of America” began in full force. Gray knocked the long-reigning beige out of its position as the default wall color, complemented by some white, black, and off-black shades. Homeowners embraced gray as a more modern, upscale, and elegant neutral option that paired well with other neutrals as well as bolder shades.

20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value
08
March

20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

 

 

Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future. And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Just because you see something as an improvement doesn’t mean a potential buyer will feel the same way.

7 Ways You Can Help the Women Entrepreneurs in Your Life
01
March

7 Ways You Can Help the Women Entrepreneurs in Your Life

 

 

For companies around the world, business has been dawdling since the outbreak of COVID-19. It has affected service sectors (hair and nail salons), social assistance (home care), and food services, which are some of the top industries for female entrepreneurs (along with law and sciences). Small businesses face enough barriers as it is — here's how you can help the women entrepreneurs in your life.

2021 Window Replacement Trends
22
February

2021 Window Replacement Trends

 

 

Trends can be fashionable, innovative, or practical, and sometimes all the above. This is certainly true of what we see in windows. With 2020 being the “at home” year, it makes perfect sense that homeowners have been thinking about ways to transform their homes. 2021 may be the time to act on those thoughts and dreams. Here are a few ideas to watch in 2021.

4 Reasons Basements Are Beautiful
17
February

4 Reasons Basements Are Beautiful

 

The basement at my mamaw's house in Virginia has that smell. Immediately after cracking open the door, you’re hit with a whiff of pure, unadulterated basement. It’s a specific scent a lot of basements seem to share, along with (in my mind, at least) scenes of cement, plywood, and exposed pipes. This aesthetic many of us associate with basements isn’t exactly flattering, but the potential is beautiful!

Our experts have curated a tone of basement images over the years. Here, we gaze upon the sort of things that give me flashbacks to my mamaw's basement: electric meters, bricks, cement, various cylinders and machines I can’t identify. Ahead, our designers share 4 reasons to love the subterranean house feature, musty stench and all!

10 Things You Need to  Remove from Your Kitchen
14
February

10 Things You Need to Remove from Your Kitchen

 

We are 100% guilty of finding ourselves drowning in so many kitchen gadgets that we think we may use someday - but only a fraction of them actually get used. From the surplus of baking dishes for every kind of treat you can imagine to odd appliances and just way too many things taking up space....UHG!

In the name of a fresh year, we are decluttering! We made a list of all the things we got rid of in hopes it may help you ditch some of the clutter as well!

10 Interior Design Tips to Make a House a Home
11
February

10 Interior Design Tips to Make a House a Home


From working out paint colors for various rooms and lighting options to where to place furniture – there are so many design elements to consider when customizing your home's look. That’s where our interior designer’s tips become invaluable.

Whether you’re renovating an entire house or just sprucing up a space, these helpful pointers are not to be missed. Our designers share tips and secrets for transforming homes like a professional.

 

 

3 Red Flags to Look Out for in a Renovated Kitchen
01
February

3 Red Flags to Look Out for in a Renovated Kitchen

With all the beautiful interiors seen on TV shows, featured in home design magazines and posted across Pinterest, it’s no wonder home remodeling is such a hot topic among today’s homeowners. Honestly, who wouldn’t want their house to look like Chip and Joanna’s?!


Odds are, if you’re really committed to the idea of remodeling your home, you’ve probably already looked into the process and maybe have even met with a few contractors for estimates. While it can be tempting to go all-in with the first contractor that offers you an affordable quote, the old cliché “you get what you pay for” is important to keep in mind. It’s a sad reality that many clients come to us after being ripped-off or left high-and-dry by another contractor who made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Prices might vary somewhat between remodeling contractors, but if someone quotes you a price that is thousands of dollars less than the others, it’s likely too good to be true! 

Here are the red flags to be aware of when it comes to “affordable” remodeling...

 

 

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