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10 Ways to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year in Your Home

10 Ways to Use Pantone’s Color of the Year in Your Home

By now, you’ve probably seen that bright ultra violet hue that Pantone has deemed 2018‘s color of the year. If that pretty purple has got you feeling a bit blue about decorating your home this year—and you’re one that just loves to follow the trends—have no fear! Just because Pantone has deemed ultra violet as the color of the year does not mean that you have to incor

2018’s Most In-Demand Home Upgrade Projects

2018’s Most In-Demand Home Upgrade Projects

As we kick off a new year, let's take a look at the upgrade options that are forging to the top of many homeowners’ want lists. As you think about your own winter home renovation projects, here are five of the top upgrades homeowners are craving in 2018: Emerging mattes. When it comes to home upgrades, granite countertops have long ruled the preference list. But, that may not be the c

Five Ways to Add 2018’s Hottest Trends to Your Home

Five Ways to Add 2018’s Hottest Trends to Your Home

The ball has dropped. The streamers are all swept up. We’ve given 2018 an official welcome and you may already be hard at work on some of the resolutions you set. What does the new year have in store when it comes to your home? New décor trends, of course! From design shapes to textures to colors and more, we’ve done the legwork when it comes to emerging home décor tre

Five Ways to Fool Burglars While You’re Away for the Holidays

Five Ways to Fool Burglars While You’re Away for the Holidays

We’re heading into the holiday weekend, which may have many of us feeling very merry. However, for any would-be burglars out there, the upcoming holiday may seem like the perfect opportunity to get their Grinchy ways in gear. After all, homes are typically filled with a little more gifts and goodies during this festive time. If you are not planning to be ho-ho-home during the upcoming hol

Five Steps to Keep a House Clean on a 9-5 Working Schedule

Five Steps to Keep a House Clean on a 9-5 Working Schedule

Made it to work on time for this morning’s meeting? Check. Picked up the kids—and dinner? Check. Put the laundry in the dryer after washing clothes yesterday? Oh, um… let’s check. As if working full-time and taking care of any children and pets are not enough tasks to keep you busy, you’ve also got the responsibilities that come with owning a home? If you’re

Five Hot Home Improvement Projects to Warm Up to This Winter

Five Hot Home Improvement Projects to Warm Up to This Winter

Now that the holiday season is coming to an end, it may be time for you to start working on some other wishes… you know, that never-ending list of home improvement projects! This year, don’t feel limited by the fact that cold weather and snow could keep you indoors. Instead, find some perfect places to make a few improvements around your home. Here are five home improvement proj

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Your decorations are up. You’ve bought a few gifts. You may even have your holiday cards addressed. Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it is time to focus on this year’s hosting responsibilities. If you’ll be welcoming friends and family into your home this season, save yourself some stress and start to prepare early! Since this gift-giving season is a list-making s

Five Things Snowbirds Should Do Before Flocking South This Winter

Five Things Snowbirds Should Do Before Flocking South This Winter

Admittedly, fall weather has been pretty kind to us all this year. But, for those homeowners who prefer a full escape from seasonal snow, the time is near to flock south for the winter. If you’re ready to pack up and head toward warmer temperatures or waters, there are a few things you should do for your home before you go. Snowbirds, add these five things to your to-do list before leavin

Five Tips to Hack Your Way to Hosting a Perfect Thanksgiving Day

Five Tips to Hack Your Way to Hosting a Perfect Thanksgiving Day

If you’ve just moved into a new home in the Pittsburgh area, the chances are good that you may not be ready to host a major holiday this year. But, if you’re a new Pittsburgh area homeowner who is happily settled in, you may be looking forward to hosting this year’s Thanksgiving feast. If you are hosting the big day this week, you should know that you don’t have to make it

10 Unique Housewarming Gifts to Welcome New Neighbors

10 Unique Housewarming Gifts to Welcome New Neighbors

As the holidays approach, now is a great time to stock up on gifts, right? Of course, it is! But, this year, try to think beyond the seasonal holidays. Maybe you know someone who has just moved into a new home. Maybe you know someone who is searching for that perfect place. Maybe you have a friend who is hoping to buy a home in the next year. Why not use this holiday season of sales to find those