(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.
6 Reasons Why You Should List Your Home During the Holidays
Traditional real estate wisdom may be telling you to hold off selling your home until after the holidays, but there are plenty of good reasons to list your home right now. Consider the following:
People who are looking for a home during the holiday season are most likely pretty serious about making a move. In fact, they may be in a bit of hurry. Putting your home on the market now might result in a faster sale at a higher price point.
Unfortunately, the age-old edict of “education and hard work is all it takes to succeed” is no longer the case for many millennials, who are burdened by soaring tuition costs, student loan debt and stagnant wages. The trend has led to an increasing amount of financial stress among millennials, with 74 percent feeling daily stress related to their student loan debt, according to a recent survey from the American Financial Benefits Center (AFBC).