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Love It or Hate It: An Ode to the Galley Kitchen

Easily the most polarizing of kitchen layouts, we take on the pros and cons of the galley kitchen. Which team are you on?

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Inspiration

Kitchen Design Trends 2019

House Method talked to six design experts to predict the kitchen trends we’ll see in the new year.

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Inspiration

Meet the Designer Whose Kitchens Feel Like Living Rooms

The first thing you’ll notice about Susan Serra’s designs is that her kitchens feel remarkably like thoughtful and inviting living spaces.

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Inspiration

Modern Elegance in Brooklyn: See Inside the Home Set to Break the Sale Record in Bed-Stuy

If it sells at its list price of $3.3 million, this home at 381 Gates Avenue will break the record for a two-family home in Bed-Stuy.

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Inspiration

Deep, Rich & Dusty: Best Interior Paint Colors for 2019

The House Method editors choose their favorite interior paint colors for the new year. See the best new neutrals, blues, reds, greens, and blacks.

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Inspiration

Five Ways to Reinvent Your Bathroom in 2019

In 2019, design will be all about classic design meets clean, modern sensibility.

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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

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

A Salon-Inspired Brownstone Bang in the Middle of Brooklyn’s Most Famous Neighborhood

A simple Brooklyn brownstone whose insides are inspired by the lavish French salon.

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The Latest in Real Estate

Real Estate

13 Unique Ways to Find a New Apartment

Different ways to find new listings and gain an edge in your new apartment search. And no, we’re not going to suggest checking Craigslist or Zillow.

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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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