How to Have to Coolest House

We all want a little luxury in our lives, and staying up-to-date on current design trends is just one way to incorporate a bit of style into everyday decor. Whether you’re just looking for a few new pieces to spice up your living room or you’re ready to revamp the entire master bath, taking a few design … Continued

Down-payment Saving Ideas

  You’d love to buy a house, and if it weren’t for that pesky down payment, you’d be sitting pretty in a place of your own, right? You’re not alone. Not surprisingly, the “top challenge for would-be home-buyers is the down payment requirement,” said The Mortgage Reports. In a recent study, “Over half of potential buyers … Continued

2018 Home Color in Every Room

Seeing a whole lot of purple recently? It’s not an homage to Prince. It’s Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2018, and it’s about to be everywhere. Pantone, the world’s leading color authority, typically sets off trends with its annual color choice. So expect fashion and home décor to soon be wrapped in PANTONE 18-3838 … Continued

Brighten House With Creative Lighting Ideas

Your mood is greatly affected by light, whether you realize it or not. It’s why some people get the winter blues. Is your home like the dark side of the moon? If so, try these five creative lighting options to help brighten any room and your mood. 1. Recessed lighting  Recessed lights are a perfect … Continued

8 Seductive Wall Colors in Living Rooms

The shade you choose to paint your living room walls really comes down to the atmosphere you’re hoping to create. Whether you want a bright, cheerful space, a tranquil haven or a moody and intimate chill-out zone, these gorgeous rooms offer some inspiration. Embrace gray. Gray is such a popular shade, and this room illustrates … Continued

6 Surprises of Selling a Home This Fall

Seeing fewer for-sale signs now that summer is over? That can be great news for buyers who are looking to score a new home and buyers who want to get rid of their place and buy a new one. If you think you missed the boat on making your move this year, we’re here to … Continued

4 Downsizing Tips When You Move

  For many people, the prospect of downsizing from a larger home to a smaller one can be quite the challenge. Sorting through possessions takes time. It can be emotionally taxing. It can be liberating. We asked Houzz readers to share their best downsizing advice, and share they did. We gathered some of the best … Continued

Garage Update Ideas

How to Turbocharge Your Garage   Too many people take their garages for granted and don’t consider ways to improve them. In fact, an updated garage can be a great place to store tools and other gadgets, making this oft-forgotten space a useful storage area. Whether you park your cars in the garage or just … Continued

5 Tips When Having Mortgage Troubles

Question: We have owned our house for many years, and currently owe several months of mortgage payments. The equity in our house is somewhere in the neighborhood of $80-$90,000, but since I lost my job recently, I can neither make the mortgage payments nor do I want to move somewhere else. I have heard about … Continued

Easy Tips For Memorable Ceilings

Are things looking up in your home? How about people? If there’s nothing to draw their eye up, you may be missing out on a great decorating opportunity. Today, the ceiling is being called the “fifth wall,” and it’s a great place to add color, texture, and interest to a space that is often ignored. … Continued