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Focus on remodeling projects that will make a statement and pay off when it comes time to sell your home.

When you’re trying to sell your home, you have to choose carefully. Is it worth it to redo your kitchen counters for the sale, or will the new owners simply replace them with their own picks? Should you bother repainting? These projects, ranging in price from $500 to $10,000, are sure to impress potential buyers, ultimately padding your pocketbook when it comes down to the final asking price.

  1. Cozy up a fireplace
  2. Make a statement with tile
  3. Perk it up with paint
  4. Buy a new front door
  5. Redo a powder room
  6. Refresh the kitchen
  7. Spruce up the garage
  8. Get smarter about cooking
  9. Install a solar water heater
  10. Consider
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Refinish a flea-market find, update an existing stock cabinet or upgrade a retail table for a personalized DIY vanity you’ll love.

A cool-looking vanity is a great way to take a bathroom from boring to personality-packed. Take a hint from these homeowners, who put a creative spin on all sorts of tables and cabinets to DIY their way to vanities with their own unique style. Plus, doing the work yourself makes it far more affordable—a perfect solution if you’re looking for inexpensive bathroom makeover ideas to help boost your overall bottom line.

  1. Salvaged sophistication
  2. Budget makeover
  3. Smart modifications
  4. Easy update
  5. Small but mighty
  6. Wooded wonder
  7. Instant upgrae
  8. Glamorous allure
  9. Desk vanity
  10. Cottage creation
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Moving your family to a new home involves much planning and preparation, especially when it comes to the four-legged family members.  Most importantly, you should take care of all the details in advance when moving with your pet, to ensure an easier transition for everyone.  The most important consideration is how you will be moving your entire family, including your pet.  It is always recommended to travel with your pet.  However, If you are moving across the country or overseas, this may not be an option.  In this case, you may want to look into a pet relocation service

How to Select a Pet Relocation Company

Since your pet is part of your family, you can’t trust everyone out there to move him cross country when you move.  How do you know which

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To create high interest for your next event, you must get your guests excited well before the big day. However, multiple phone calls, text messages and emails can quickly overwhelm guests, especially when you’re contacting them across several different channels for the same reason. Put down the phone and retire the idea of traditional invitations. Ignite some excitement with these beautiful invitation ideas.

  1. A musical invitation
  2. Invitations as décor
  3. Infographic invitations
  4. Polaroid shot invitations
  5. Engraved invitations
  6. Recipe invitation
  7. Scratch the date

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If you are looking to purchase a home or sell a real estate property, having a skilled and experienced agent is essential. It can sometimes be hard to find; relying solely on online reviews and testimonials will only tell you half the story. Consider the following tips to unveil an accurate representation of potential real estate agents.

  1. Ask friends/family for referrals
  2. Read online reviews/testimonials
  3. Look for a real estate agent with thorough knowledge of the neighborhood
  4. Interview multiple agents
  5. Realistic recommendations and pricing for sellers
  6. Look for a REALTOR®

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When it comes to finding new styles to decorate your home, consider following the yellow brick road to the chicness that is Australian home decor. The distinct style has the type of international flavor that should be displayed around the world – including your home! Australia is known for its stunning coastlines and laid-back attitudes that inspire its designs.  Many believe that Australia’s innovative approach to décor comes from its relative isolation and the rebellious spirit of its founders. Australia frequently ranks in the top 10 happiest countries in the world. Perhaps the look of effortlessly casual sophistication has something to do with it. Read on to discover if the Australian look is right for your home.

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People often assume that the kitchen or living room is at the heart of the home, but when you see these ideas to help corral the chaos in your mudroom, you might decide that the area just inside your front door is the true command center of your house. If you don’t have a dedicated room or hallway carved out for a purpose-built mudroom, don’t despair: a few hooks, storage baskets and designated shoe racks can make all the difference in a house where multiple family members use—and abuse—the front hallway as a dumping ground. Good mudroom design can be just what you need to corral clutter and get an entryway you—and potential home buyers—absolutely love.

  1. Establish a mudroom zone

  2. Use baskets for outdoor items

  3. Tuck shoes out of

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January gets all the attention for being the start of a new year. However, a bit past the halfway mark is the real litmus test on how 2017 is really doing in terms of design.  Color has exploded this year and one only has to take a look at the latest trends to see how. Below is a quick rundown of which colors are now making up the spectrum of style.

  1. Turn your back on black

  2. Green with style

  3. Camel is a tall drink

  4. The Bronze Age returns

  5. Clashing is smashing

  6. Don’t blush at the latest “it” neutral

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With all the home improvement ideas out there, discovering the ones that’ll increase your return on investment can be difficult. The bathroom and kitchen are the hubs of the home and improving these will instantly add value to your property. These two areas are always an excellent place to start your home improvements. However, if your kitchen and bathroom already look great and are in excellent condition, there’s no reason to disturb their aesthetics. Instead, implement these five budget-friendly home improvements throughout your home to boost your home’s value.

  1. Hardwood flooring

  2. Update fixtures

  3. Revamp old cabinets

  4. Enhance curb appeal

  5. Make it energy efficient

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Moving with your pet?  You got this!  With a little planning and preparation, your trip to your new home can be a pleasurable experience – free of worry, stress, and surprises.  One of the keys to “success” is ensuring you’ve got all your pet’s moving essentials ready to go.

  1. Medical Records

  2. Pet Meds

  3. “New” Pet ID Tag

  4. Comfort Toys & Blankets!

  5. Pet Bed

  6. Food & Water

  7. Travel Bowls

  8. Pet Vehicle Safety Device

  9. Vehicle Seat or Cargo Cover

  10. Waste Disposal Bags

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