Luxury Home Features: Interior Edition

 

Today’s homebuyers in the luxury market come with certain expectations … and with such huge purchases, we’re glad that’s the case. Styles, technologies and certain setups can make or break a sale, and knowing what the most popular current trends are for luxury home features are helpful to know. Below are some of the current, must-haves on luxury buyers’ lists. Continue reading

10 Tips for Making a Small Space Feel Big

 

When your home is short on square footage, decorating can be challenging. It may seem more practical to focus on making your home fully functional, but in the long run, you’ll be happier living in your home if it’s cleverly decorated. Our 10 tips for making a small space feel big will transform your small home. Continue reading

Top Interior Design Trends for 2019

 

Many of us notice that fashion trends cycle quickly; we shop for clothes often, so naturally, we see the changes as they happen. Of course, this same trend cycling occurs in interior design, but because the changes are gradual and incremental, it can be difficult to determine when the majority opinion swings against a style. Continue reading

Decorating Your Table for Thanksgiving

 

For most of us, the Thanksgiving meal is one of the best we’ll enjoy in any given year. Gathering with our family and friends around this iconic meal gives us the opportunity to use china, silverware, and tablecloths that we reserve for just such occasions. Continue reading

3 Easy DIY Projects You Can Do This Weekend

 

Home improvement projects can feel daunting, and more than anything; time-consuming. However, setting aside even just one weekend can bring major improvements to your home. It’s amazing how much progress can be made in such a short period of time. Have an open weekend, or even just more free hours strung together than usual? Think about digging in and knocking off something on the “would be nice” list for your home! Continue reading

Home Tech | Smart Speakers Showdown (Alexa vs. Apple vs. Google Assistant)

AI voice-activated assistants have been available since Siri took the world by storm in April of 2011. Hot on her heels was Google’s Google Now, Microsoft’s Cortana, and finally Amazon’s Alexa in late 2014. While there were a good number of early adopters who hit the ground running when Siri first debuted and several more who have done so on the other platforms since then, there are plenty of smart tech users who don’t use voice-activated functions. 

Recent innovations in voice-activated smart speakers mean that homeowners can sync their AI assistants to their refrigerators, thermostats, home alarm systems, and even their lighting inside and outside the home. While the butler robots many of us would hope for are still quite a ways off, smart speakers are a convenient, hands-free way to make life a little easier.

 

This article, then, is for those of you who are currently trying to decide which AI voice assistant will meet your needs. While there is no single “best” home tech assistant, there is probably one that is best for you and your family, so read on to get our full take on the current state of the home tech wars. 

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Making Holiday Decorating a Breeze

 

Holiday decorating has such a warm, cozy, and festive allure to it. Think: Wearing your favorite sweater and fuzzy socks with a hot cocoa in hand while playfully hanging up decorations with the kids. Of course, there’s also that perfect holiday playlist in the background and heck, why not hope for gently falling snow outside, as well.  Continue reading

Top 5 Kitchen Appliance Trends

 

Home is where the heart is. But if we’re being honest, the kitchen is really where the heart is. The kitchen is where the family gathers, guests linger and delicious meals are created and enjoyed. Over the years kitchens have gone from a place hidden in the back of the house to a centerpiece of both function and style. While style is always a matter of personal preference, we’ve rounded up a few of the latest kitchen appliance trends for you to check out…juuuust in case there’s a little remodeling in your future. (Or of course, just want to stay up on the latest trends).   Continue reading

Trendiest Paint Colors from Top Brands

A fresh coat of paint can make a space feel instantly new again. With a relatively low cost compared to other major renovations, usually, the biggest thing standing between homeowners and fresh paint is trying to decide on a color. While you should always go with your own personal style, we’ve scoured the internet for some of this years’ trendiest paint colors. Ready, set, paint!

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Summer is a Great Time for a Kid’s Room Re-Do

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Now that kids are home for the summer, getting their ideas – and help – with a bedroom remodel can be a great family activity. All it takes is a little elbow grease and a few hours to make any kid’s room look completely different, and better match their ever-evolving tastes. Read More