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How to Throw a Housewarming Party

July 17th, 2019 - 3:51 PM
How to Throw a Housewarming Party

Planning a housewarming party

Congratulations on being in your new home! You’ve survived the stressful journey of selecting a place to live, packing and moving. Now you’re ready to kick back, relax and enjoy it. So why not throw a housewarming party and celebrate?

Housewarming parties are a great way to meet new neighbors and co-workers, hang out with family and friends, and get acclimated to the community. They’re traditionally low-key affairs, but be as fancy or as casual as you wish — it’s your party, after all! If you’ve never hosted a housewarming party, or if you’re looking for a refresher course to get some ideas, you’re in the right place. Read on for tips on how to host a memorable, stress-free get-together that won’t break the bank! 

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Decorating on a Budget

March 29th, 2019 - 3:43 PM
Decorating on a Budget

Use these cheap home decorating ideas to update your space 

A “Do-It-Yourself” (DIY) home makeover doesn’t have to cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Add a pop of color, reuse what you have and think creatively — you can spruce up your space without going into debt. Whether you’re moving to a new space or you’re ready for a change, we found some cheap decorating ideas that can take your home from bland to grand! Start by reading these tips on how to decorate on a budget. Then, get cheap decorating ideas for each room.  

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10 Spare Room Ideas

June 4th, 2018 - 12:02 PM
10 Spare Room Ideas

What can I do with a spare room?

Not sure what to do with an extra room? The possibilities are endless — we’ve seen everything from themed guest bedrooms to a place to store a bowling ball collection! But while those ideas may fit your needs perfectly, we think these 10 extra room ideas will help create a practical, useful space in your home. 

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Best Home Upgrades to Make Before Selling Your Home

April 13th, 2018 - 10:25 AM
Best Home Upgrades to Make Before Selling Your Home

Selling a house as is? Or making upgrades first?

Homeowner improvement spending is on the rise! Projections show that overall improvements will cost U.S. homeowners $243 billion by 2020, according to the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. The number of overall projects being done is split between major and minor renovations, but spending is much higher for major projects like room additions or complete kitchen remodels. Both big and small projects can add value to the home, and the route you go will likely depend on several factors. In many cases, it can be better to make basic repairs or small updates rather than do a complete renovation.

When trying to sell a house, it can be tough to determine where to invest time and money. Take a look at which interior and exterior projects can add the most value to your home, and determine whether to do small upgrades or improve the area with a more substantial renovation.

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Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

February 26th, 2018 - 10:48 AM
Quick Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in an Hour

Simple ways to add curb appeal to your home 

When you think about updating your home’s exterior, do you see dollar signs and hear the sound of a clock ticking? Without a doubt, many do-it-yourself home projects are pricey and time-consuming. But increasing curb appeal to create an inviting look doesn’t have to be. Check out these 10 quick and simple curb appeal projects and complete them in an evening or on the weekend. 

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How to Paint Walls Like a Pro

December 18th, 2017 - 3:43 PM
How to Paint Walls Like a Pro

Painting walls? Use these DIY painting tips

Whether you’re about to move into a new place or just want a new color on the walls, painting is something you can definitely do on your own. While there are professionals who can do the work, the cost savings of doing it yourself is often worth the time and effort. It doesn’t take much to do a professional-quality job — the secret is in the preparation and the supplies.

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New Year's Party Ideas

November 27th, 2017 - 3:50 PM
New Year's Party Ideas

New Year’s Eve party planning​

As the hustle and bustle of the holidays winds down, New Year’s Eve (NYE) is a time to reflect on the past year and celebrate before the next calendar page turns. Whether your ideal countdown to the new year includes a quiet night in with a few friends or a fancy party with a house full of guests, these New Year’s Eve party ideas will help you plan the perfect celebration. Piece together your favorite NYE ideas for food, games, decoration, music and more!

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Is Your House Ready to Sell?

November 20th, 2017 - 11:45 AM
Is Your House Ready to Sell?

Tips for selling a home

If you’ve ever gone through the process of buying a house, you know there are a multitude of things that can keep people from putting in an offer. So, if you’re thinking about putting a house on the market, you might look around and think, “There’s so much to do!” But it may not be as much work as you imagine. While you may want to tackle some bigger projects like replacing flooring, there are many easier tasks you can do to increase the likelihood a buyer will fall in love with the home.

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Meals to make during your first week in a new home

June 20th, 2017 - 7:37 AM
Meals to make during your first week in a new home

A simple meal plan for your move

Nothing brings people together like good food. During a stressful move, coming together for a family dinner gives everyone time to relax, laugh and connect. And since you can only eat so much pizza and fast food before you want a home cooked meal, having some easy ideas on hand can make your life much easier. Meal planning in a new home can be a challenge, but with a little forethought, you can cook delicious dinners with minimal effort.