Congratulations! Moving into your first apartment is a major life step. As a new renter, you’re probably feeling a lot of excitement, mixed with the awareness that life is changing in a big way. If you’re feeling a little daunted, don’t worry: We gathered up four of the most important tips for first-time renters. Follow […]
You’re finally ready to purchase your own home, but the options are overwhelming. Any visit to a real estate website nets you hundreds of potential properties, from empty lots to decades-old homes. One of the most important decisions to make — and something you should decide before you start shopping — is whether you’d prefer […]
Mantels used to be more ornate pieces in traditional homes. They acted as the focal point of the room, harkening back to a time when people were more likely to watch the fire than a television. But today’s mantels have taken on a more minimalistic touch. Many have simple, lightly colored facades around them. Some […]
Until recently, the ranch home was the most popular home style in America. However, have you ever stopped to wonder what made this style capture our hearts for decades? It’s time to take a closer look at exactly what goes into a ranch home. Read on to learn more about its history, the distinct types […]
Every college student knows that a cool dorm room is a must-have. With that in mind, Kirkland’s decided to do some digging into the top trends for the coming school year. What it found is not surprising: If you want to stay on-trend, metals, indoor plants and chic storage options are the name of the game. Though it doesn’t have a formal dorm room collection, Kirkland’s inventory backs up its research.
If you have a small bedroom, one of the trickiest parts of decorating it is trying to figure out how to fit a bed into the space. Larger beds mean little room to walk around the bed and even smaller amounts of space for other furniture. Worse, a traditional bed makes all the space above and below the bed unusable.
Lofts have come a long way since they were first used as makeshift living spaces decades ago. Today, they have become inspiring living spaces for those who want a more urban home. Lofts began when factories and industrial buildings were erected in the late 19th century for the purpose of mass-producing goods and wares in […]
You’ve painstakingly picked out your paint color and chosen the perfect bathroom tile. Now it’s time to let your builder take over the details, right? Some production builders utilize a fixed price model after the estimating phase, but it’s not always the case. Building a home yourself or using an individual contractor could leave you […]
Zillow, the website that values home properties according to local area sales, just released a report on how to add value before selling your home. Their research team looked at the 100 most common terms found in home listings from the last couple of years to identify the trends of what people are looking for in […]
Planning to build a home may leave you equal parts excited and overwhelmed. Building means making hundreds of choices on the way to your move-in date. The first, of course, is the type of home you’ll build. Architectural style is almost as unique as the families that live within the home, so it’s a deeply […]