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6 holiday-friendly home design features
Whether you’re shopping for a new traditional, manufactured or modular home or just attempting a renovation project, it’s important to consider the functionality of key spaces...

The many moods of modern design
With roots dating back to the 1920's and 1930's, modern interior design encompasses a wide variety of aesthetics and moods. From an urban industrial loft to...

DIY projects to increase the resale value of your home.
Whatever you're passionate about, you know hobbies cost money. People who haven't shaken the travel bug need to negotiate time off work, pay for lodging, airfare and more...

On-Trend Transformations/Get the hottest looks with a bathroom makeover
(Family Features) Although they're often the smallest rooms in the house, they're also among the most essential and most commonly remodeled spaces. When you approach design with both function and style in mind, you can elevate your bathroom to be much more than an afterthought.

Dispelling Myths About Natural Stone
(Family Features) Natural stone is one of the most beautiful materials available for residential and commercial design. Each piece is unique and can fit effortlessly into a variety of decors, making it a top choice for consumers and designers.

Keeping the Character/Renovation with original charm in mind
(Family Features) Not every home renovation is a complete do-over. In fact, some projects are more about preserving the character and charm of the original structure than making everything shiny and new.

Make a Great Escape with a Specialty Room for You
(Family Features) It has been said that distance makes the heart grow fonder. When the demands of life make it tough to get away, you can actually find your escape closer to home - right in your home, even - by carving out a corner to create a retreat just for you.

Beat Wardrobe Blahs with a Closet Makeover
(Family Features) It's that time of year when everything in your closet just seems drab. But instead of investing in a new wardrobe, try dressing up your closet. By getting organized and sprucing up a little, you'll get a fresh perspective and maybe even find some lost treasures.

5 Mistakes New Homeowners Make That Attract Pests
(Family Features) Spring is house-hunting season and with warmer temperatures and increased rain, it is also the season when pesky creatures can invade homes. Even minor flaws in a new home should not be ignored as they can potentially lead to pest damage.

Naturally Clean for Spring/A surprising way to make spring cleaning simple
(Family Features) Wiping away the grime of winter doesn't have to mean launching an attack with dangerous chemicals. As you tackle this year's spring cleaning chores, take a note from Mother Nature and rely on the cleaning power of a surprisingly effective natural product: vinegar.

Creative Ways to Add Order to Your Home
(Family Features) Although there are hundreds of options for organizing your home, the pieces you make yourself are the ones that truly reflect your personality. Adding your own flair to standard organizing materials adds instant character and functionality to any room.

Easy Ways to Manage Your Whole Home in Zones
(Family Features) You've been taught from childhood to turn off the lights when you leave a room to save energy and money. Now, technology is allowing homeowners to apply those years of training to managing energy consumption - and comfort - on a room-by-room basis throughout the house.