How to Design an Easy-Clean Home

Nov 2, 2017 8:04:00 AM Share this:

In my never-ending quest to find more time to relax, put my feet up and enjoy a glass of wine and a good book, I’m writing today about designing your home in a way that helps to minimize your cleaning time.


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Topics: DIY, Advice, Home Ownership, Home Decor & Furnishing

How to Make the Most of the Space Under the Stairs

Oct 18, 2017 5:06:24 AM Share this:

If you’re looking for extra wiggle room in your home, look under the stairs. Whether in the main part of the house or the basement, this area can have enough room for uses like a mudroom and coat storage, wine cellar or craft station. Here’s how Houzz designers are making the most of this often-wasted space.


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Topics: DIY, Home Decor & Furnishing

New Study Reveals Home Renovation Firms’ Backlogs

Sep 26, 2017 3:58:50 AM Share this:

 

Home renovation professionals are busy right now. That’s great news for the remodeling industry but means that homeowners need to plan ahead. Homeowners can anticipate wait times averaging 4.3 to 7.4 weeks before a pro can take on their project, the Houzz research team finds. Design-build firms have the longest backlogs, at an average of 7.4 weeks. General contractors and remodelers are not far behind, with an average seven-week wait time.


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Topics: DIY, Home Decor & Furnishing

See How 6 First-Time Homeowners Around the World Shaped Their Starter Houses

Aug 23, 2017 4:14:04 AM Share this:

Rent or buy? It’s the question most of us face at different times in our lives. These 6 homeowners around the world opted to buy, not only for financial reasons but to have a place they could call their own and tailor to their tastes. Step inside these residences — in Sydney, Moscow, San Francisco and more — and see what these first-time buyers have done to turn their new houses and apartments into homes.


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Topics: Buying, DIY, Home Ownership

Home Project: Give Your Living Room a Facelift

Jul 27, 2017 9:04:26 AM Share this:

 

Does your living room have a case of the blahs? Whether you’re looking for quick furniture-arranging help or a complete overhaul, read on for the need-to-know info on making your living room live up to its full potential. We caught up with interior designer Mollie Openshaw to get the scoop on costs, time frames and picking the right pro for the job.


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Topics: DIY, Home Decor & Furnishing

What Should I Repair Inside My Home Before Selling?

Sep 30, 2016 3:02:00 AM Share this:

When it comes to preparation, Olympic athletes leave no stone unturned.

Because the competition is so intense, preparing for the Olympics becomes life and death, with endless months of training, and unyielding focus. Preparing for a game of volleyball down the beach with some friends – not so much.

The same principle applies when preparing your property for sale and deciding what to repair, and what not to. Where do you draw the line? What do you fix and what do you leave? (In this article we look exclusively at the interior of your property).


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Topics: Selling, DIY