(Family Features)--Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details.
Is your bathroom experience less than spa-like? If so, it may not mean you need a major reno or a costly investment in new fixtures and flooring. It may be a simple matter of reorganization. Consider these ideas from the life-at-home experts at Martha Stewart Living:
Most of us like saving money, and when it comes to health savings, a Health Savings Account (HSA) has many financial benefits. HSA contributions are tax-deductible, the money in those accounts grows at a tax-free rate, and qualified purchases made with these funds are tax-free.
Four Ways to Add Home Value with Living Landscapes
Landscaping is a major way to add value to your home. A recent study done by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) indicated that nine out of 10 Americans say it’s important to have a landscape at their home. According to results, the majority of Americans have a yard comprised of grass (86 percent), trees/bushes/shrubs (80 percent), pavers/cement/bricks/patio (51 percent) and landscaping rocks/gravel.
Looking to be on point with your home décor this year? Then consider the insights from the second annual Interior Designer Trends Survey from 1stdibs, a global destination for designers and collectors.
The survey, which garnered the opinions of hundreds of leading designers from around the world, reflects which style trends are on deck for the year ahead...and which ones are on their way out.
Lately, there's been a growing chorus warning utility customers to be hyper-aware of unscrupulous callers and visitors set on stealing everything from an energy supplier authorization to your personal and financial data and your hard-earned cash.
Mortgage Affordability: Home-buyers in Suburban Metros Spread Thin
By Liz Dominguez
Amid market challenges like rising interest rates and inventory shortages lies another top concern for today's homebuyer: affordability. Location can have a significant impact on budgeting and how much buyers are able to afford. A recent analysis by Zillow considers financial constraints related to mortgage payments across urban, suburban and rural areas of the U.S.
If you’ve got a painting project on deck and want to be on point in the color trend department, consider Behr Paint’s 2019 Color of the Year: Blueprint S470-5. Created to reflect its namesake, the calming but rich, mid-tone blue is warmer than denim but softer than navy.
"Much like the sketches builders rely on to bring an architectural design to life, Blueprint S470-5 lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality," said Erika Woelfel, vice president of Color and Creative Services at Behr. "This universally appealing hue provides a steady stream of positivity and is poised to be an instant classic for years to come."