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The time is now to incorporate Scandinavian style into decor

As homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces, Scandinavian style has become ever more prominent and popular among designers and interior decor experts. The clean, modern, minimalist aesthetic shows up in interiors and exteriors, from streamlined furniture to low-maintenance landscaping. Heres how to achieve a Nordic look in your own home:Slow design and minimalist decorPerhaps the most common association with Scandinavian style is minimalist decor. Less is more when it comes to decorating, and the concept of slow design... read more
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Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018

Whether you're redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style and surprises. Its hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank sizes and color. It's...
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Cut expenses without cutting corners on your bathroom remodel

When homeowners get the urge to remodel and renovate their homes, two rooms immediately top the list: the kitchen and the bathroom. In the last decade, weve seen something of a renaissance in home bathroom design. From an innovative use of materials to radically reimagined bathtubs and toilets, todays bathrooms offer a dream space with comfort and convenience...
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Do the math: Homebuying now may save a lot

It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may not be the...
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The beauty of barn doors

Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. Its not hard to see why.Many homeowners hear the term barn door and think of reclaimed, rustic wood, which may not be a look theyre interested in, says...
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