New Home Buying 101

These 5 Things Don't Matter When You Buy Your First Home

By Ann Brenoff Buying your first home can be scary. All those concerns you have about money are quite legitimate, and the mortgage process can be confusing. On top of that, you want to make sure the house fits you.   But some of the things that first-time homebuyers worry about...

These Popular Laundry Room Trends Are Taking Over

Long gone are the days when the laundry room was a small space that only contained a washer and dryer hidden somewhere in the house. No longer solely used for washing clothes, laundry rooms have been redesigned to serve as a multi-use, functional room within the home. According to the...

How to Get More Use Out of Your Stair Landing

By Nicole Jacobs, HouzzStair landings — those resting spots in the middle of a staircase or at its top — are often underused real estate in the home. But a little planning can help you make better use of it, whether your space is on the small side or quite...

10 Interior Design Tips To Get Your Project Off The Ground

By Nicola Sanders, HouzzWhen you’re revamping your home, you may be stuck on some fundamentals, like knowing how high to hang a painting or how big your rug should be. Here is a handy collection of interior design rules — some general, others more specific — to get you started.Imperfect...

6 Creative Ways to Work Wallpaper Into Your Home

By Cheryl Freedman, HouzzWallpaper design has branched out in recent years, and there’s a vast selection ranging from traditional and retro to modern and downright edgy. Putting up a statement paper is a great way to inject personality into a home, and it will create a big effect with reasonably...

Trust These 6 White Paints From The Experts

By Becky Harris, HouzzYou might think all white paints are pretty much the same, but nothing could be further from the truth. Most white paints have an undertone that can skew them cool or warm. The same white paint will look different in different parts of the world, and even...