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How to Make Small Rooms Look Bigger

How to Make Small Rooms Look Bigger

New homeowners often find themselves wondering how they can make a room look bigger without doing any major renovations. If you’re a new homeowner, or are moving from one home to another, you may be experiencing this first-hand. Luckily, there are several ways you can make any space in your home look bigger without tearing…

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By Kayleigh, 11/01/2016 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.
DIY Pallet Furniture Projects

DIY Pallet Furniture Projects

One of the hottest DIY crazes around is pallet furniture. Pallets are cheap—sometimes free—and can often be found at a business near you. Small businesses are a great place to start when looking for pallets to get your projects started. Just walk into a store near you and ask! Once you have your pallets, the…

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By Kayleigh, 11/01/2016 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.
10 Things to Do Once You Close on a New House

10 Things to Do Once You Close on a New House

Congratulations! You’ve closed on your new house. This is a big deal. Whether or not you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably already thinking of the next steps you’ll have to take. Here is a simple step-by-step guide to get you started: 1) Copy your closing documents and keep them on file. This is important because,…

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By Kayleigh, 10/31/2016 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.
10 Tips for Improving the Value of Your Home (on a budget!)

10 Tips for Improving the Value of Your Home (on a budget!)

Whether you’re looking to sell your home right away or simply thinking about the future, increasing the value of your home is never a bad idea. Getting top dollar for your home doesn’t have to break the bank—learn to improve the value of your home with these 10 budget-friendly tips: 1. Paint   A fresh…

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By Sarah, 10/30/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
If [fictional] Haunted Houses Were Listed for Sale

If [fictional] Haunted Houses Were Listed for Sale

Just in time for Halloween–we imagine what real estate listing for our favorite fictional haunted houses might look like: Montgomery Mansion This gorgeous listing is a fine example of a classic Los Angeles Victorian. Built in 1922 by prominent surgeon Charles Montgomery, the home was renovated in 2010 back to its original glory. This well-maintained property features…

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By Sarah, 10/30/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
5 Small Dream Homes

5 Small Dream Homes

If you lead a simple lifestyle, a small home might be right for you. With less square-footage, there’s less to clean, decorate, and update with the seasons. You’re not just limited to an apartment or a traditional-style home when looking for a smaller living space. Here are some unique home styles you might want to…

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By Kayleigh, 10/29/2016 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.
12 (definitely not 13) Superstitions About House and Home

12 (definitely not 13) Superstitions About House and Home

No matter how modern or enlightened we might consider ourselves—and our society—to be, superstition lingers. Just check out some buildings with floors that go into the teens or higher—is there a 13th floor? An estimated 85% of U.S. buildings with more than 13 floors actually skip that number. Those of us who knock on wood,…

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By Sarah, 10/28/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
How to Boost Yard Privacy

How to Boost Yard Privacy

Did you just move into a house that came equipped with a beautiful back yard, but with little to no privacy? Looking to do something about it? Look no further! Here are some great tips for boosting your yard privacy: Fence   These come in many styles, colors, and are easy to update and change whenever…

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By Kayleigh, 10/27/2016 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.
Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips

No matter the season, every homeowner is always looking for ways to save energy. Saving energy means saving money. Knowing some simple facts about how much we spend on certain things within the home can make a big difference in reducing those costs. Space heating and water heating take up the most money on our…

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By Kayleigh, 10/26/2016 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.
8 Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

8 Tips for Selling Your Home in Winter

You might think that spring is king when it comes to buying and selling real estate—after all, most families prefer to move when children are out of school and the weather is, well, more pleasant. However, selling your house in winter isn’t an impossible feat; in fact, there are perks to selling in the winter….

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By Sarah, 10/25/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.