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Benefits of Granite Countertops

With so many modern kitchens switching to granite countertops, just what are the benefits of granite countertops? Granite countertops are now found in most establishments from luxury rooms in high-end hotels, suites, doctors’ offices, break rooms in retail stores, apartments and residential homes all over the country. Most home remodels are installing granite countertops not…

10 Homemade Remedies for Bug Prevention

Unwanted pesky bugs and pests can put a dent on the delight you should get from your home. Surprisingly, there are common household products you can use to get rid of flies, ants, aphids, spiders, and other insects you want to steer away from your space. Try mixing some of these natural ingredients and make…

Rise of the Colorful and Cultural Kitchen Backsplash

Kitchens of today strive to be as sleek and simple as possible. They are not a room of the home that we tend to decorate extravagantly. Instead, we stick to minimalistic and monochromatic decor that modern kitchen design advocates. Muted, neutral colours like pastoral whites and creams are the go-to options and bright, vibrant colours…

Bold Patterns: Tips for Using the Trend in Your Home

Like florals? Great! Graphic patterns. Awesome. Stripes? Fantastic. Choose your poison. It’s all about graphic patterns today. The trick to making them look fresh is in the scale. Modern patterns are all about the oversized.  Here are the tips to use to make your space sing.  Start with the walls “Forget about blank walls, because…

Move-In: Will I Like What I Bought?

Will you avoid move-in surprises, like paying more for “must-haves” that you don’t love as much as you expected to? Home buyers–especially first-timers–who have not experienced the reality of the home-design features and household systems that are on their “must have” list, may be at a disadvantage while searching for their dream home. For instance:…

Conventional, Subprime and Private Loans Defined

In today’s home loan world, there are three primary types of mortgages. They are conventional, subprime and private and all three are extremely important and needed in the world of real estate finance. Conventional loans are those that are made by mortgage lenders where the lender assumes all the risk of making the loan. Should…

Home Adaptations for the Elderly

Growing old can mean everyday tasks become more difficult, and if your mobility is impaired you may find yourself more at risk of falling. Falling is one of the biggest dangers, resulting in high numbers of emergency hospital admissions, and as many as 5,000 people a year will die shortly after falling. According to Live-in…

4 Upgrades for Your Home Office

Whether you’ve just moved into your home, or you lived there for years now, you might be looking to improve your home office. Your home office is where you can focus without distractions and work in an environment where you feel comfortable. To help you achieve the perfect aesthetic for your home office, here are…

How to Calculate Your Average Moving Costs

According to a Dallas moving company, moving can be one of the most joyous and stressful things that you take part in. You are either one of those types of people who love being in a new place and redecorating spaces. Or, you utterly despise the moving process and avoid doing it as much as…

Why This Might Be the Time to Buy a Condo

Is a condo in the cards for you? Or have you crossed it off your list because it’s too hard to get a decent loan? We have some good news.  New guidelines from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) means more homebuyers may be eligible for a government-backed mortgage. That could mean a lower down payment…