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Inspiration

20 Small Towns Perfect for a Winter Getaway

Destinations for great wintertime getaways. Whether you prefer snowshoes or pool floats, there’s a spot for you.

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Inspiration

A New Fireplace Without a Renovation? That’s a Thing Now

Meet the smokeless, ventless, sootless, odorless, wood-free fireplace that can be added to just about any home.

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Inspiration

Getting It Right: Forging the Client–Designer Relationship

“Finding the right designer is more like dating than most people realize. It’s not just about the looks, it’s about personality, communication, and mutual respect. The partnership is what I love most about this process.”

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Inspiration

Study: People Are Definitely Judging Your Home. We Asked Them How.

What exactly do people think about your home? We decided to survey 1,800 people to find out. See the stats on what people notice first, what’s most likely to impress your guests, and what’s most likely to make them think otherwise.

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Inspiration

The Art of the Window Treatment: Choosing the Right Shades, Drapes, and Blinds

It’s time to stop ignoring the art of window styling. Builder-standard economy mini blinds are doing no one any favors. Ian Gibbs of The Shade Store weighs with his tips on choosing drapes, blinds, and shades for both beauty and functionality in your home.

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Inspiration

Your Holiday Home Prep Checklist

Everything you need to do now to get your home is ready for the holidays. From getting the kitchen in order to making sure the furnace is in top shape, we’ve simplified the holiday prep process so you can enjoy the celebration.

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Entertaining

How to Host Last-Minute Guests

Entertaining in your home doesn’t have to be expensive, labor intensive, or formal. The best gatherings are often informal affairs, sometimes thrown together at the last minute. Here’s how you can master the art of hosting last-minute guests.

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The Latest in Real Estate

Real Estate

What to Know About Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

A few things to consider about what mortgage prepayment means for your finances and liquidity.

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Real Estate

Listing Your House at the Holidays? Why You May Have the Upper Hand

Sellers gain the advantage during two off-season sweet spots. Why listing your home at the holidays could mean a swift close and an easy transaction.

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Real Estate

Home Sale Prices Have Hit a High. Is Now the Right Time to Buy?

Housing prices in the United States hit an all-time high in June, according to the National Association of Realtors. There are signs high home prices are leveling off, but buying a house is still really expensive. In what might be the hottest of all seller's markets, what is a buyer to do?

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Real Estate

How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent in 9 Steps

Every home buying and selling experience is unique. The market will change, as will your needs, your budget, time frame, tastes, and the length and depth of your search. Here’s how you can find the right real estate agent to guide you through the home buying or selling process.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Are You Adequately Insured? Here Are 16 Items Not Covered by Home Insurance

You may think that your home insurance covers all damage to your house, but flooding, earthquakes, and normal wear and tear are just a few items not covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy. Here are 16 items not covered by homeowners insurance and how you can get coverage for them.

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Real Estate

7 Instances When Renting Is Better Than Buying

Homeownership may seem like a financially smart move, but if you don’t have a strong enough credit score or are shopping in a seller’s market, renting may be the better option. Here are seven instances when renting may beat buying.

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The Latest in Health

Health

How to Eat Well While Traveling for the Holidays

Total abstinence from rich holiday food simply isn't the answer. Learn from the pros how to healthfully indulge.

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Health

How to Get Better Sleep During the Holidays

The rush of the holidays is no reason to find yourself sleep deprived come January 1. See our top 9 tips for getting a great night’s sleep all holiday season long.

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Health

How to Use CBD Oil Around the Home

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, has increased in popularity—yet many people are left wondering what it is or how it works. As it finds its way into homes across the country, it’s time to consider what CBD has to offer.

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Health

Study: When Where & How You Live Amounts to a Breakup

We surveyed more than 1,000 American singles about turn-ons and turn-offs of when it comes to a potential romantic partner’s home. Would you date someone who lives in a “rough” neighborhood? The majority of singles say no.

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Health

Relieve Stress with These 8 Tips for Creating a Mindful Space in the Home

Creating a mindful space in the home can improve concentration, keep stress and anxiety levels down, and help you focus on the present. Here are 8 tips to help you create a mindful space at home.

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Health

Are You Disrupting Your Home’s Valuable Microbiome?

A 2018 study suggested that regular use of traditional household cleaning products may be as damaging as smoking a pack a day. We take a look at what other practices have been disrupting our microbiomes and leaving us susceptible to allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune illnesses.

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The Latest in Maintenance & Renovation

Maintenance & Renovation

How Much Should You Really Be Budgeting for a Home Renovation?

It’s estimated that nearly half of home renovations go over budget, so how can you plan for the unexpected when it comes to a costly project? We explore how much you should really be budgeting for your reno and how to ensure you stay within budget and on schedule.

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Maintenance & Renovation

Is Winter Actually the Best Time for a Home Renovation?

Summer may be the most popular time to take on a home renovation, but there are key advantages to cost and availability afforded only in winter.

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Maintenance

How to Vacuum: The Ultimate Guide

The ultimate guide on how to vacuum with insight from experts at Dyson, Miele, Roomba Stanley Steemer, and more. We'll address how to pick the right vacuum for you, how to make the most of attachments, how to care for your floors, and even how vacuums work. But ultimately, we'll answer the question: Is there a right way to vacuum?

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Home Safety

Egress Windows: Types, Requirements, and Safety Considerations

Prepare your home for an emergency by ensuring your homes meets egress window safety requirements. In this article, we’ll discuss types of egress windows, international building code requirements, and considerations for installing egress windows.

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Home Tech

Meet the Simple Device That Can Save You Money on Energy Bills

The Sense energy monitor could save you hundreds on your energy bills every year and can predict appliance and system failure. Meet the device that unlocks a multitude of information about how our money, time, and energy is being spent in the home.

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Curb Appeal

What You Can Do About Messy Neighbors

Advice from the pros about how you can solve the problem of messy neighbors. How you can broach the subject with your neighbors, what authorities you can appeal to for help, and how you can obscure the view.

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