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So Long, Chevron! Say Goodbye to these Five Home Trends in 2017!

So Long, Chevron! Say Goodbye to these Five Home Trends in 2017!

Just last week, we shared our design trend forecast for the New Year. Of course, with every design trend that comes in, one or more must also go out. So, while you’re selecting the hot styles you’ll incorporate into your home in 2017, take note of these five home trends that should see their way out of your home décor style this year: 1. Oversized Furniture: Maybe it has some

Resolve to Try One of These 10 Home Trends in 2017

Resolve to Try One of These 10 Home Trends in 2017

The beginning of the year is always a great time to adopt the “out with the old, in with the new” mentality for everything from barely-worn clothes to rarely-used toys to, even, rapidly-fading home décor fads. How can you make sure that you’re tossing the tacky and taking on the trendy when it comes to 2017 home décor? With our help, of course! Here are 10 of

Do Smart Home Systems Make Financial Sense for You?

Do Smart Home Systems Make Financial Sense for You?

As we  kick off 2017, your mind is bound to be churning with possible resolutions. If remodeling your home in the New Year tops your list of resolutions, you’ve undoubtedly considered investing in smart technology. You know, devices like programmable thermostats, smart light bulbs and smart home security systems, among an array of other witty new technology. Of course, with all of th

Five Holiday Storage Ideas for Undecking the Halls!

Five Holiday Storage Ideas for Undecking the Halls!

Though many of us still are enjoying the holiday season with family and friends, we know there is a not-so-festive thought looming in your minds… cleaning up all of the holiday décor you so diligently put up for the season. Well, don’t waste the rest of this merry time worrying about how you’re going to stash your seasonal décor until next year. We’ve foun

Holiday Hosting Tips to Keep Your House Tidy and Spirits Bright!

Holiday Hosting Tips to Keep Your House Tidy and Spirits Bright!

If you’re a homeowner or renter who is hosting the holidays this season, you may be feeling a little anxiety about welcoming your guests while keeping your home in order. But, have no fear; it can be done! Even during the busiest of holiday seasons, you can keep chaos at home down while keeping your guests’ (and your own) spirits up! Here’s a quick guide to making your guests

From Gifts to Gatherings - Apps Homeowners Need for the Holidays

From Gifts to Gatherings - Apps Homeowners Need for the Holidays

OK, homeowner, you knew this time was coming. It’s your turn to host the holidays! So, in addition to immaculately decking your halls and making sure you’ve picked the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list, this holiday season you’ll also need to ensure that your home is incredibly clean and ready to welcome family and friends, who may or may not be staying with you wh

Don’t Get Burned! What You Need to Know About Your Fireplace

Don’t Get Burned! What You Need to Know About Your Fireplace

The season for cozying up around a warm fireplace has arrived. But, if you bought a home with a wood-burning fireplace earlier this year, you may be wondering how to keep your fire safely burning bright throughout the holiday season and all winter long. Owning a home with a wood-burning fireplace is wonderful thing, but it does require a bit more responsibility and maintenance than a gas or ele

Keep Spirits High and Utility Bills Low this Holiday Season!

Keep Spirits High and Utility Bills Low this Holiday Season!

If you haven’t already decked your halls for the holiday season, you may be planning to get a little festive right about now. And, why not? So far this season, the weather has been pretty mild; so, the time is right to hang lights, string garland and add other holiday décor. But, what happens when the weather outside turns much colder during the holidays? Of course, you’ll ke

Forget the Garland for Now: Prepare Your Yard for Winter

Forget the Garland for Now: Prepare Your Yard for Winter

OK, already! We know ‘tis the season for hanging holiday lights, stringing garland and possibly even putting up that  inflatable snowman that your children can’t seem to get enough of. Before you go crazy decking your home’s exterior with holiday cheer, make sure you don’t forget about a few important maintenance must-dos that will protect your lawn long past the holid

Boldly Brave Black Friday Crowds for These Five Home Deals!

Boldly Brave Black Friday Crowds for These Five Home Deals!

Whether you’re building a home, you’ve just moved into a new home or your home is in need of a few upgrades, the year’s busiest shopping season could be your ticket to striking a great deal on appliances, home technology and more. Of course, some people find shopping on Black Friday and during the holiday season in general, just altogether annoying. So, we’ve compiled a