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Add Light with DIY Decor
(Family Features) When your home decor needs an upgrade, but expensive, ready-made items aren't in your budget, DIY projects can be an easy and affordable solution for revitalizing rooms in your home. One simple way to enhance the character of a room is with lighted elements.

How to Create the Closet of Your Dreams
(Family Features) If you're one of the 57 percent of women who believes having an organized closet would make finding what you want easier and faster, there's no time like the present to stop dreaming about having a beautiful and organized closet. Take charge and start the project now.

Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom
(BPT) - American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on creating the atmosphere of luxury and calm found in world-class spas.

How trending home colors achieve their 'hot' status each year
(BPT) - You see it every year - a "hot" new color begins appearing on phone cases, walls, ceilings, furnishings and accessories. Soon, virtually everyone who's doing any kind of renovation or design work is incorporating that color into their project. Have you ever wondered how home color trends happen?

Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
(Family Features) With the aid of modern technology, it's now possible to convert virtually any ordinary house into a smart home filled with features that make daily tasks more convenient.

How to Maintain Marble Floors
(Family Features) Veins of color and unique patterns give marble tile a truly stunning appearance. However, maintaining that elegance may seem anything but effortless.

Exterior home improvements yield higher ROI for less money, report shows
Renovation season is approaching. Do you know what home improvements will give you the best return for your money? Here's a hint: step outside. You might assume upgrades to interior spaces like kitchens and bathrooms have the best payoff, but most home improvements don't return 100 percent of their value at the time of resale.

Light solutions: What to do when your house feels like a cave
A house with ample windows can win your heart with silent promises of sun-drenched rooms and warm breezes wafting through open windows. The truth, however, is that even a home with windows galore can have rooms that feel dark and cave like.

Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
(Family Features) Typically, New Year's resolutions include some variation of exercising more frequently, eating less junk food or improving your finances. This year, make a resolution to add simplicity to your life instead. Improve a habit around the house by making cleaning easier.

Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors
(Family Features) Stainless steel has been a staple in luxurious, contemporary kitchens all over the world for years. While it's most often used indoors, this durable, low-maintenance, design-forward material is making its way outdoors.

5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home
(Family Features) When it comes to finding the time to refresh your home, there is truly no time like the present. Tackling your home cleaning and updating checklists does not have to be a chore - try taking inspiration from a few of your favorite tastes and smells by utilizing the five senses to keep spaces clean and inviting.

Color Your Kitchen
(Family Features) While the kitchen is often the busiest room in the house, it is also one of the most important rooms when it comes to renovations. An upgraded, vibrant kitchen that incorporates elements of personal style can make the room more attrac­tive while increasing the home's overall value.