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January 15, 2018

How To Increase The Value Of Your Home During Summer Renovation Season

Summer is finally upon us — are you going to take advantage of the prime home renovation season? Summer affords us the free time and good weather to take on those home improvement projects that have been bumping around our brains since December. Home improvement projects are,...

December 22, 2017

Easy and Elegant Christmas Decorating

Transform your home into a festive gathering place for family and friends this holiday season. By sprucing it up with our simple show-stopping trimmings, you will turn your home into a merry residence while you prep and celebrate the holidays. If you are intimidated by...

Dining area renovation - after
December 15, 2017

Best Time of Year for Remodeling Projects

When's the best time to remodel? “What’s the best time of year to remodel my home?” homeowners often ask. The true answer is: “Any time is the right time, as long as you’re ready to do it.” However, some times are better than others for different phases of jobs,...

December 6, 2017

Small Holiday Home With a Clever Layout

Small Holiday Home With a Clever Layout and Lovely Surroundings The first word that comes to mind when looking at this beach house is “lovely”. You could also go with “cute” or “dreamy”, you would get it right either way. Beach Haus is located in Burton Bradstock, Dorset,...

November 29, 2017

Open Shelving in Kitchens

8 REASONS YOU SHOULD TRY OPEN SHELVING IN YOUR KITCHEN If you're like us, you can't escape the pretty pictures of kitchens with open shelving that pop up on your Pinterest page. The trendy look is serene, modern and seems like a lovely way to display a matching...

November 24, 2017

Green Architecture in Africa

10 examples of ‘Green’ Architecture in Africa We are all trying to go ‘green’: ‘green’ world, ‘green’ city, ‘green’ household. ‘Green’ has become a buzzword for sustainable, safe, energy efficient and/or economic. The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes green architecture as a ‘philosophy of architecture that advocates sustainable energy sources, the...

November 16, 2017

Rustic Bathrooms

25 RUSTIC BATHROOMS TO GIVE YOUR HOME AN OLD WORLD FEEL New York Barn Bath                           An antique chair in the master bath of this barn in Amagansett, New York is topped with a cushion covered in a Kravet fabric with tassels by Samuel & Sons South American Sunken...

Avoid Illegal Renovations
November 10, 2017

Avoid Illegal Building Alterations

Many people overlook the need to submit plans and check legalities when they do alterations or renovate their homes. Relentless interest rate hikes and stratospheric building costs have put the idea of building a dream home out of the reach of most people. Instead, buying an existing...

Kitchen After Renovation
November 1, 2017

Big Mistakes You Make When Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Only fools rush into this major DIY undertaking.   Painted cabinets are ruling Pinterest these days, since intrepid DIYers love the idea of updating their kitchens with only a few coats of a new color. It seems like a no-brainer project, but this undertaking actually has many potential pitfalls....