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The Pros and Cons of a Metal Roof

The efficiency of roof material is measured in terms of longevity, energy efficiency, appearance, durability, and maintenance. Metal roofs are an attractive choice due to their minimal maintenance, longevity, and energy efficiency. However, there are many factors to...

DIY Home Projects for the New Year

DIY Home Projects for the New Year

There are many things that a homeowner can do to create a new look for 2021. Creating a new look in their homes can help them to feel better about their homes and add value. The more improvements that they do, the better the home will look and feel. Lighting Having...

How to Redesign Your Home in a Budget Conscious Way

How to Redesign Your Home in a Budget Conscious Way

A beautiful home is every homeowner’s desire. Redesigning your home is one of the cost-effective solutions for enhancing its appearance – you should always budget and use whatever you have to incur additional costs. The following covers inexpensive redesigning tips...

How to Renovate Your Home During COVID-19

How to Renovate Your Home During COVID-19

A national shutdown is the perfect time to take care of the projects you've been putting off around the house. Since most of us are spending quite a bit of time at home, it's no surprise that we might want to improve a few things. Whether you are trying to increase...

Interior Design Trends of Late 2020

Interior Design Trends of Late 2020

It can be tough to stay updated on the newest interior design trends. We spoke with some of our favorite architects and designers to know what's in this year. We have the latest and greatest design trends for you.   Floral Wallpaper   Floral patterns are...

Why the Modern Farmhouse Trend Became So Popular

Why the Modern Farmhouse Trend Became So Popular

The modern farmhouse style is one of the most popular styles of homes today. It's the country and rustic, yet modern look. The various items like farm signs, brick walls, old windows, and/or pickling jars are just part of this neat design style.   Warmth  ...

How to Effectively Incorporate Lighting in A Kitchen

How to Effectively Incorporate Lighting in A Kitchen

When designing or revamping your kitchen, it's easy to focus solely on appliances. However, lighting is crucial for both functionality and comfortability. The various light sources in your kitchen produce layers of light to brighten up your kitchen -- and life. There...

Ways To Make Your Home Look Bigger

Ways To Make Your Home Look Bigger

Living in a small home is the reality for many individuals these days. Although the smaller home may be more ideal for convenience sense, for the home decor aficionado, it can feel restrictive. Living in a small house can be even more difficult for the decor junkie....

An Introduction to Prefab Homes

An Introduction to Prefab Homes

When we think of custom homes, we typically don’t think about prefab homes. “Prefab,” short for prefabricated encompasses a category of homes that are built offsite, usually in a factory, and then transported to the location. Prefab construction is not a new concept...

Flooring Styles to Consider for Your New Home

Flooring Styles to Consider for Your New Home

When designing a new home, you have the freedom to choose the aesthetics. Your vision can become a reality, within budgetary guidelines, everything from floor to ceiling. And when it comes to flooring choices, you now have many more options than just carpet vs hardwood. Interior designers are constantly keeping up to date with the latest trends in flooring options, at all budgetary levels. Not only can you choose from a seemingly infinite range of color choices, but materials range from tile to faux wood to marble.