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4 DIY projects for your first home
DIY is a great place to start for new homeowners. DIY projects are very versatile — they can easily be adapted to your skill level, budget and desired project.

3 surprising home elements you can automate
Just a decade or two ago, home automation was still something of a novelty. Some homeowners might have had programmable thermostats in their homes, but many probably hadn’t thought of automating things like window coverings...

5 secrets to building the best media room
There was a time when only a few could afford a large screen television. The resolution was clunky, the sound poor and the cost high. But over the past decade, technology has...

Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining
As the holiday season approaches and you’re tasked with hosting family and friends, it can be a little overwhelming to imagine all...

5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble
Marble touts a long precious history in design. For thousands of years, the beautiful stone has been used to complete some of the most famous structures in the world...

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.