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Genius Tricks That Make Your Home Look Bigger

Try these lesser-known designer ideas to leave your space feeling wide open
Posted by Brianna Corey on January 28, 2017 in  Buying a Home  Home Decor
Genius Tricks That Make Your Home Look Bigger While the go-to trick might be to cover your walls with mirrors, try these lesser-known designer ideas to leave your space feeling wide open. LINDSAY LISTANSKI By Sarah Fogle Perhaps your minimal lifestyle has led you to a small living space, or you’re on a tight, I-can-only-afford-a-studio budget. Maybe you just have that one cramped room you don’t know what to do with. In any case, there are a multitude of ways to create the illusion of spaci... read more
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Defining Your Living Spaces Beyond Your Front Door

Who says blinds and curtains are only meant for the interior of your home?
Posted by Brianna Corey on January 24, 2017 in  Home Decor
Defining Your Living Spaces Beyond Your Front Door Who says blinds & curtains are only meant for the interior of your home? ALEXANDRA FILIACI By Katie Laird Blinds and curtains aren’t just for the living areas inside your home. Places like garages, outdoor patios and porches can also benefit from having window treatments. Curtains, valances or faux wood blinds can help give these spaces definition, and a feeling of being finished. Here are some ideas to consider when putting treatments in so... read more
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Home Tip of the Day: When to Change Smoke Detector Batteries

Hint: the time is this weekend!
Posted by Brianna Corey on January 19, 2017 in  Buying a Home  Home Decor
Home Tip of the Day: When to Change Smoke Detector Batteries Hint: the time is this weekend! VICTORIA KEICHINGER Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors save lives. Here’s an easy way to remember to change the batteries to make sure they always work.  Hint: you should do it this weekend. For other clever home tips & tricks, subscribe to Coldwell Banker On Location to view the complete Home Tip of the Day video series.   Victoria Keichinger Victoria Keic... read more
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Smart Home Tech We're Thankful For

Here are some of the smart home products we'd like to extend our thanks to!
Posted by Brianna Corey on January 11, 2017 in  Home Decor
Smart Home Tech We’re Thankful For ATHENA SNOW Here are some of the smart home products we’d like to extend our thanks to! Nest Thermostat We’ve all been there – we wake up to chilly weather and keep the heat on throughout the day to keep the house warm, but around midday the sun peeks out and you realize your house may not need the furnace running! With the Nest thermostat you can turn your heating and cooling on or off, or even adjust it, remotely via your phone. Lutron Caseta Wir... read more
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Green Remodeling Projects with Major Aesthetic Appeal

These green home renovations have big design potential!
Posted by Brianna Corey on January 07, 2017 in  Home Decor
Green Remodeling Projects With Major Aesthetic Appeal These green home renovations have big design potential! ALEXANDRA FILIACI The following is a guest post by Erin Vaughan with Modernize.com Let’s face it: some remodeling projects are a lot more fun than others. Rearranging the living room? Count me in! But blowing in insulation in the attic? Meh, I’ll pass. And unfortunately, the home projects that have the most environmental impact usually don’t exactly let you bust out the Pin... read more
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