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7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Kitchen

7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Kitchen

Real estate experts claim the most important (and most popular) room to stage in the home is the kitchen. This room is central to the home as it’s a gathering place for family and friends, where memories are made and quality time is spent. The staging goal here is simple: make your kitchen the place…

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By Kendra, 09/20/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
How to Create the Ultimate Home Office

How to Create the Ultimate Home Office

Your work environment is everything. Working from home can be a wonderful thing. It gives you more time with family and there’s no need to deal with the stress a long commute brings. It’s also an opportunity to excel at self-discipline and show your employer (or yourself) your true potential. However, the best feature about…

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By Kendra, 09/11/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Fall 2017 Decorating Trends

Welcome the arrival of autumn with these fall decoration trends! Here are some tips on how to bring bright fall colors and fun designs to both the inside and outside of your home. Warm-Colored Walls A few major paint companies deemed black as their 2018 color of the year! Black invigorates a room and makes…

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By Kendra, 09/06/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Fireplace Makeover Tips

Fireplace Makeover Tips

It’s time to get your fireplace Fall-ready!  The fireplace is often the focal point of a room, and you won’t regret putting it through a mini-renovation. Even more, some house-hunters seek out fireplaces and consider it a necessity–so keep this in mind if you’re considering selling your home anytime soon! Now is the perfect time to…

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By Kendra, 09/01/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Bringing Your Love of Books into Your Home Décor

Bringing Your Love of Books into Your Home Décor

I’ve been a reader all my life, and I love the idea of reflecting that in the surroundings of my home one day. There’s just something so cozy-feeling about being surrounded by books. So many are connected to specific memories at different points in our lives, and we often connect them with home.  You can easily transfer…

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By Kayleigh, 08/25/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Master Bedroom

7 Tips on Home Staging: How to Stage the Master Bedroom

When done correctly, home staging can lower the amount of time your home is on the market. Both real estate sellers’ and buyers’ agents believe it enhances the value of the home. Home staging offers a quicker sale because it makes it easy for potential buyers to see themselves living in the home. The master…

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By Kendra, 08/22/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Frugally Furnishing Your New Home

Frugally Furnishing Your New Home

Congratulations—you just bought your first home (or a new home)! After your down payment and other closing costs, you probably don’t have a ton of cash left over to furnish your home in the HGTV/Joanna Gaines-style of your dreams. So, check out these tips for infusing some style into your new place without breaking the…

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By Nicole Reese, 08/07/2017 Nicole is a recent homebuyer and a DIYer who is sharing her experience with us, offering useful tips along the way! Interested in guest blogging with us? Send an email to curbappeal [at] lewith-freeman [dot] com!
Home Repairs to Never DIY

Home Repairs to Never DIY

Exercising the creative part of your brain to solve problems is great, but there are some repairs that should be left to the professionals—especially in the home. With the digital age, people have access to an infinite amount of information with the touch of a button. It is not uncommon for people to search videos or…

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By Kendra, 08/04/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
All About This Year’s Hottest Trend: Japandi Design

All About This Year’s Hottest Trend: Japandi Design

Japanese + Scandinavian design = amazing. Japandi Design is the hottest trend of 2017 and, trust me, you’re going to want to be all over it. Built upon the premise of blending the beauty of imperfection with the simplicity of clean lines and flawless craftsmanship, there’s something for everyone here. Minimalism is Key in This…

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By Kayleigh, 07/26/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool? Here’s What to Know

Buying a Home With a Swimming Pool? Here’s What to Know

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you may have considered buying one with a swimming pool. Owning a pool requires maintenance, but is also a great place for friends and family to gather. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of lounging poolside on a hot summer day? Here’s exactly what you need to…

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By Kendra, 07/21/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.