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Americans still want to own their own homes, but can they afford them?

A study released today by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies find that the Americans want buy homes, but a bevy of financial …

Home Ownership

The Average Cost to Remodel a Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen can be a great way to increase the value of your house before you put it on the market. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home any time soon, you may want to remodel your kitchen if doing so is in your budget. Updating the look of your kitchen is generally a pricey …

Before & After: From "Grimy" to Glamorous

<i>From Aubrey:</i> I would love to share my story of our newly remodeled kitchen. It all began with the house hunt... It took us nine months to find the …

8 Ways to Prep Your Kitchen Before Selling Your Home

If you update your kitchen’s finishes and stage the space properly, your home won’t be sitting on the market for long.<p>It may be a seller’s market, …

Home Improvement

12 Sneaky Ways To Update Your Kitchen

It’s not hard to add style, storage, and efficiency to the busiest room in the home. A new light fixture here, extra seating there, metal finishes …

The 4 Sources of Clutter and How to Kick Them Out of Your Life

Last week, I wrote on the four financial benefits that one could gain from decluttering their homes. It is amazing the power that clutter can have …

How to Repair Drywall: A Homeowner's Guide

If you own a home, odds are very good that the walls (and ceilings) surrounding you are made of drywall. Also called Sheetrock, plasterboard, or wallboard, drywall was invented in 1916 and quickly caught on, since it was relatively cheap and easy to erect. The downside? Even today, it's pretty …

Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Home?

I teach a class once a month about how to buy an apartment in NYC and in nearly every session, I get a question on whether it’s a good time to buy a home.<p>So…is it?<p><b>You’re Asking The Wrong Question</b><p>The truth is, neither your real estate agent nor anyone else can tell you whether now is the best time …

Real Estate

A step-by-step guide to the homebuying process

From house hunting to the closing, here’s what you can expect<p>You've weighed the pros and cons of renting versus buying, and buying, with its promise of equity appreciation, won. Assuming the title of homeowner is one of the most significant financial commitments you will ever make, and the process …

Painting the Kitchen One of These Colors Could Boost Your Home's Value by $1,400

White walls are not the answer.<p>If you’re thinking about selling your house, you might want to slap a coat of paint on your walls.<p>According to a new …

Living Rooms

Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running "Property Brothers."<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

Inspiring Retaining Walls Ideas - Quiet Corner

<b>Retaining walls</b> are structures designed to restrain soil to unnatural slopes. They are used to bound soils between two different elevations often in …

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Ideas

Outdoor Fire Pit Seating Design Ideas<p>With this masonry fire pit plan, you can skip the concrete and mortar. Instead, use that time to build our …

Designing an Outdoor Dining Area

Always start with a goal!<p>Here at Garden Design for Living, we always start the design process by defining a specific goal. Outdoor dining means …

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30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!

How to Be Creative with Stone Fire Pit Designs: Backyard DIY

Don’t be a follower when it comes to DIY fire pit projects – be a leader! Create your own artistic stone fire pit with a little imagination and …

35 Cool Outdoor Deck Designs

We’ve already told you of some terraces, porches, ponds and fountains to design your garden. Now maybe you need a deck – a place covered with wooden …

Landscaping

18 Patio Pergola Designs, Perfect For The Upcoming Summer Days

Pergolas reach maximum popularity and are most practical during summer when they provide shade and serve as an outdoor recreation and entertainment …

Plan Your Backyard Landscaping Design Ahead With These 35 Smart DIY Fire Pit Projects

We are in January already and all the extraordinary Christmas Holidays are behind us. We have, again, 11 months till Christmas. Till then we can …