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With many new couples looking to buy a home as soon as possible, knowing how to plan an affordable wedding is a valuable skill. After all, if you’re spending on elaborate centerpieces, expensive venues, and high-end catered food, you won’t have as much leftover to put towards a down payment when buying your first home later. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice your dream day just to have funds for your dream house. You just have to know the amazing wedding planning tips that are finance-friendly. So, start planning your big day with these wedding tips, and don’t forget that you and your partner will also have an incredible future together that you want to be able to invest in.

  1. Cut the Guest List

  2. Book a Venue to Fit Your Guest

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The entryway of your home holds a lot of power. Although it’s a small portion of your house, it’s the first thing people see when they walk through the door. If your guests are greeted with a pile of shoes and a heap of clutter, it can make the entire atmosphere seem chaotic. Instead, you want your entryway to be welcoming and beautiful. However, with so many essentials needing to be near the front door and with such a little space to work with, it can be hard to find a way to make the entryway effective as well as stunning. Fortunately, with these entryway ideas, you’ll see just how easy it is to turn your entryway into a practical masterpiece.

  1. Open the Space with a Large Mirror

  2. Separate the Entry from the Entryway

  3. Prioritize

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If blue is your favorite color, waking up to a beautiful blue bath may be just what you need to start (and finish) your day on a good note. Interior-design principles suggests that the color never truly goes out of style for a bathroom (after all, many variations on the hue evoke pleasant connections to the ocean, swimming pools, rivers and other tranquil, blue-colored water features)—so feel free to go blue even if you’re aiming to put your house on the market. Keep reading to see if blue is truly the hue for you—and if so, how to achieve it at home.


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Get inspired with clever layout and pretty fabrics, furniture and accents to transform your sunroom into the most-used space in your home.

Bathed in natural sunlight and filled with comfortable, appealing furniture, your sunroom might become your favorite room in the entire house. It’s also one of those “bonus” outdoor rooms that can give your home a little extra panache in the eyes of a potential buyer.

  1. Create an entertainment zone

  2. Extend your living space

  3. Adapt windows as wall space

  4. Turn a dead corner into a daybed

  5. Establish a formal aesthetic

  6. Update with quick-change pattern

  7. Focus on the view

  8. Add pops of color

  9. Discover the power of mirrors

  10. Keep the structure

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885 E Reflect Ridge Dr,Meridian, ID 83642

4 beds 3 baths 2,445 sqft

 FOR SALE  $367,584   Biltmore Co. continues their exceptional reputation with the "Sandalwood" in Reflection Ridge. Features include an upstairs bonus room with bedroom and full bath, lovely kitchen with center island, breakfast bar, and large pantry. Spacious master bath has a huge walk-in closet, dual sinks and tile floors. Covered front porch and patio are great for entertaining. Come and explore this beautiful new home, and see why Biltmore Co. continues to be one of the top builders in the Boise Valley.   Joe Grubiak (208) 514-9258 CLICK HERE FOR MORE  
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3487 W Torana Dr,Meridian, ID 83646

3 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft

 FOR SALE  $334,900   The Monaco by Tradewinds features open floor plan all on one level. High-end transitional but elegant finishes that flow through this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 3 car garage new home. Hard wood floors, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, full landscaping and fencing. The new community of Bridgetower West includes club house, pools, parks, a large pond & park in a great location of Meridian. Call for details today.   Richard Barlow (208) 866-6954 CLICK HERE FOR MORE  
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2667 E Ragusa Ln,Meridian, ID 83642

3 beds 3 baths 1,920 sqft

 FOR SALE  $289,500   Immaculate 3 bed w/office, loft & over-sized garage. Excellent craftsmanship throughout with tons of upgrades. The 8-acre park is w/in walking distance and will provide fun for the whole family, including your pets. Sip your favorite beverage on the patio, stroll to the pool, or simply enjoy the beautiful walking paths. Minutes away from food, fun, shopping, as well as I-84 or zip to the Village to gather w/friends & family. BTVAI!   Vera Hurt (208) 412-5362 CLICK HERE FOR MORE  
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3459 W Torana Dr,Meridian, ID 83646

3 beds 2 baths 2,307 sqft


$357,500   'The Blair' by Tradewinds features large great room with 12' ceilings, court yard entry, tech room and a bonus room above the garage. With Transitional finish and style this home brings the best of both worlds of modern and traditional with high-end custom finishes. Stainless steel appliances, 2 fire places and a large patio. The new community of Bridgetower West includes club house, pools, parks, a large pond and many other amenities. Call for details today.   Richard Barlow (208) 866-6954 CLICK HERE FOR MORE  
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3279 S Francine Pl,Meridian, ID 83642

5 beds 4 baths 5,236 sqft

 FOR SALE  $799,000   Live the good 'ol Idaho lifestyle HERE! Gorgeous Equestrian Estate Home with incredible views of the Boise and Owyhee Mountains in Southwest Meridian! Your own private retreat with 5 Acres of immaculately manicured property including a lily pad pond, pasture, riding arena, 4-stall horse barn, and 40' X 50' shop. Bring your toys, RV or Trailer. Parking for 8+. 4 season sunroom plus a wraparound porch to watch the sunrises. Gourmet Kitchen, Bonus/Rec Room and lots of amenities.   Debbie Smith (208) 357-9405 CLICK HERE FOR MORE  
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11215 W Petunia Dr,Boise, ID 83709

3 beds 2 baths 1,762 sqft

 FOR SALE  $294,500   The Riverside by Solitude Homes!! Such a lovely home - open floor plan, w/ a HUGE great room that flows perfectly out onto a back covered patio great for entertaining!Custom finishes & details on the interior including corner fireplace, hardwood flooring, Stainless appliances, custom cabinetry including built in charger station, tiled bathroom floors & tile walk-in shower in the master.All located in the premier South Boise community of Hazelwood Village!    Daniel Doherty (208) 283-9634   CLICK HERE FOR MORE  
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