6 #HomeStagingSecrets of Model Homes

It’s no secret staging can raise the value of a home—in fact, it can boost a sale price by as much as 10 percent. The best staged homes—the ones that garner the full 10—strike the balance between lived-in and never-owned. How can you apply that science when staging your home? Look no further than model…

The #PoliteHouse Tips

Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of etiquette author Emily Post and president of The Emily Post Institute. Needless to say she’s seen her fair share of dilemmas when it comes to etiquette around the home. To kick off a new series, here she responds to a classic, and hotly debated, etiquette topic: shoes on or…

10 Light Up The Night #LandscapeLightingIdeas

Outdoor lights have a major impact on the atmosphere of a landscape. Multiple light fixtures — installed under the pergola, in the water and throughout the trees — give this space a resort-style feel that’s ideal for entertaining. Get inspired with photos showing how lighting can make your outdoor areas beautiful and functional.

3 Easy Going #LivingRoomStyles

Soft colors, durable furniture and a sense of calm make these rooms stylishly inviting. Most people have been to a house where the living room felt off-limits, either directly or indirectly. In this age, when space is tight and lives are busy, living rooms should be inviting, comfortable and able to stand the wear and tear…

5 Reasons To #SellMyHome Now Before Winter Hits

People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every Fall. We ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year-round weather or perhaps move across the state for better job opportunities. Homeowners in this situation must consider…

10 Plants Bursting With Color For Your #WinterGarden

As temperatures dip and daylight hours shorten, deciduous leaves turn to brilliant shades of gold, orange, red and burgundy in a final glorious show before they fall.  To get the best autumn show in your own backyard, here are our top choices for trees and shrubs that need only a little chill for their leaves…