How Much Is Your Home Really Worth?

How Much Is Your Home Really Worth? By John F. Wasik October 31, 2016 1:00 AM For many Americans, your home's value is not just a financial matter; it's often a matter of self-esteem, too. Many of us--even if we're not planning to sell anytime soon--hop online, enter our address, and hold our breath to … Continue reading How Much Is Your Home Really Worth?

31 Little Things You’ve Probably Forgotten You Need To Clean

31 Little Things You’ve Probably Forgotten You Need To Clean *Pins* *Grabs the cleaning wipes*   View this image › Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed ID: 9914222 1. Wipe down light switches, lamp switches, cabinet handles, fridge handles, and door knobs with some sort of sanitizing agent, like Lysol or a disinfectant wipe. thekreativelife.com Pretty much anybody … Continue reading 31 Little Things You’ve Probably Forgotten You Need To Clean

7 things that could turn off homebuyers

7 things that could turn off homebuyers ~ Click above for link for full list ~ <!-- --> C'mon, sellers, don't do this Morsa Images/Getty Images C'mon, sellers, don't do this When it's time to sell your home, you can invest a ton of time, energy and money into getting the place ready for sale. … Continue reading 7 things that could turn off homebuyers

How to create a living room where the TV isn’t the focal point

How to create a living room where the TV isn’t the focal point   (The Washington Post) THE CHALLENGE Dan and Karen Kulpinski are struggling to find a furniture arrangement for the living room portion of the 19-by-11-foot living/dining area in their Potomac townhouse. They want to be able to watch television and enjoy the … Continue reading How to create a living room where the TV isn’t the focal point

Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets ~ My favorite is the bar one ~ &amp;amp;lt;img src="http://atmedia.imgix.net/861b06e8978df7837abecc1dec4fbe03c04b567d?auto=compress&amp;amp;amp;amp;w=800.0&amp;amp;amp;amp;h=533.3333333333334&amp;amp;amp;amp;fit=crop" alt=""&amp;amp;gt; (Image credit: OeO Studio) Home trends have moved towards a more open kitchen, and away from traditional closed cabinets that often feel bulky. We've noticed many other types of shelving, and even little to no storage above … Continue reading Kickass Alternatives to Traditional Upper Kitchen Cabinets

How to make a guest bedroom more welcoming for friends and family

How to make a guest bedroom more welcoming for friends and family (The Washington Post) THE CHALLENGE Heather Childs would like to make the 14-by-10-foot guest room in her Capitol Hill rowhouse a more inviting retreat for visiting friends and family but is struggling to arrange the furniture around the radiator and many windows in … Continue reading How to make a guest bedroom more welcoming for friends and family

Before & After: A Super Cheap IKEA Shelf Goes Incognito

Before & After: A Super Cheap IKEA Shelf Goes Incognito &amp;amp;lt;img src="http://atmedia.imgix.net/227ea51098d9a68ae731042f452f35151207ad8e?auto=compress&amp;amp;amp;amp;w=800.0&amp;amp;amp;amp;fit=max" alt=""&amp;amp;gt; (Image credit: IKEA) Soffia took a look at the $14.99 HYLLIS shelf at IKEA and thought she could give it an upgrade. A MAJOR upgrade. Check it out. &amp;amp;lt;img src="http://atmedia.imgix.net/761acc764a88c00117fd9d720e79b409706dbd6d?auto=compress&amp;amp;amp;amp;w=800.0&amp;amp;amp;amp;fit=max" alt=""&amp;amp;gt; (Image credit: Soffia Gardarsdottir) From Soffia: I wanted a Restoration Hardware/Pottery … Continue reading Before & After: A Super Cheap IKEA Shelf Goes Incognito

The right paint color can visually declutter a space or help you sleep: An expert’s tricks

The right paint color can visually declutter a space or help you sleep: An expert’s tricks   Paint a dark or bright color on a wall featuring framed pictures, objects or books. They’ll pop from the contrast. This dark wall was given a white border with FrogTape. (Duck Brand) Painting is the easiest, least expensive … Continue reading The right paint color can visually declutter a space or help you sleep: An expert’s tricks

11 Big Mistakes You Make Painting Kitchen Cabinets

11 Big Mistakes You Make Painting Kitchen Cabinets Lisa Freedman Good HousekeepingNovember 2, 2016 From Good Housekeeping 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 … Continue reading 11 Big Mistakes You Make Painting Kitchen Cabinets