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Buying a forever home? This site shows how future flooding could affect your neighborhood

For those looking to buy on one of the coasts, flooding can be one of those risks you need to think about when finding your forever home.
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These midcentury modern sofa ideas will impress any guest

Midcentury modern sofas have stayed in favor for a reason — they are elegant, sophisticated, and functional. Check out these sofa ideas.
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These are the top home design trends, according to Zillow listings

If you love looking at homes (whether you're in the market or not), Zillow is one of the premiere sites to do so.
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5 easy ways to spruce up your living room for spring

Want to refresh your living room this spring beyond the usual spring cleaning? Try these easy, beautiful options.
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It’s official: Study says this is the most stressful IKEA furniture to assemble

Of course, you could look at assembling IKEA furniture as a challenge of sorts where you can declare yourself a winner when all is said and done.
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Bathroom shelves over the toilet: Maximize space and style

There are many ways to decorate to make shelving pop and become a critical design element of your bathroom. Here's how to do it with shelves over the toilet.
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Kitchen tile backsplash ideas that will bring out springtime vibes

There are many choices when it comes to your kitchen backsplash, but spring is the time of rebirth, so why not do that with your kitchen? See all your options.
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How to upcycle your Goodwill finds into beautiful home decor

The subreddit page r/HomeDecorating has loads of information, inspiration, and how-tos on all things home decor and how to find the best deals.
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These light switch plates will transform any room

You wouldn't think a light switch cover would make such a difference, but you'll be surprised how much of an impact it can make. 
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Be a kid again: Adult beanbag chairs you can’t live without

Adult beanbag chairs are a cozy spot to curl up and read a book, watch a movie, or take a little Sunday nap.
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Tile that looks like wood: Where to find it and why to install it

Tiling with wood-look flooring is an up-and-coming option because it's low maintenance and easy to care for. Check out the wide variety of colors and designs.
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Gallery wall ideas to completely transform any blank, boring space in your home

Gallery walls are a great way to take up space on a large wall, and they are much more interesting than a single piece of art. Here are some gallery wall ideas.

This dated (and ugly) pink bathroom is instantly refreshed with one simple wallpaper change

Social media can (unfortunately sometimes) give you immediate feedback, but in the case of decorating, it can help spur on other ideas or validate your choices.
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Mudroom ideas: 3 things not to forget when making this room a convenient workspace

Regardless of room size, there are three things every mudroom/laundry room should have: a place to fold clothes, a place to dry clothes, and ample storage.
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Kids’ bedding that doesn’t scream ‘theme’ – Your children may just love these ideas

These are a few ways you can use kids' bedding to keep the entire space looking fresh and classic -- with no theme.
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The best purchases of all time: The Costco deals shoppers will never forget

The subreddit r/Costco is a wealth of information. They posed a question, one for the record books: "What was your favorite Costco purchase of all time?"
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You can buy a whole Caribbean island for less than some homes in the U.S.

Increased mortgage rates began to price people out of the market. So, what to do if you can't afford to buy in the U.S? How about purchase a Caribbean island?
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These dark color palette ideas deliver all the mood

Here are a few ideas to get you inspired about bringing in dark paint colors to any room in your home.
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Basement remodel ideas that won’t break the bank

If you're tied of looking at the same old large room in your basement and need some inexpensive remodel ideas, we're here to help.
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Egg prices are insanely high (but inflation isn’t actually the sole culprit)

Egg prices have seen a major spike due to several contributing factors, including the avian flu, inflation, and possible price gauging.
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Don’t make these dumb mistakes when decorating your entryway

Your entryway is your home's first impression. Avoid these design mistakes.
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Research: The 10 best places to live in the U.S. are all in the south

A mix of facts like home affordability, mortgage rates, job growth, and supply are all taken into account when looking at the best places to live in the U.S.
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Modern updates for your old kitchen that won’t break the bank

If your kitchen is in need of a facelift in the new year but you don't have a large budget to spend on completely renovating it, you just may be in luck.
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Japandi-style bathrooms: Gorgeous sanctuary or cleaning nightmare?

Japandi combines Scandinavian and modern Japanese design; minimalists rule the day, focused on natural elements, muted color palettes, and warm undertones.
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How to keep a combo bathroom/laundry room from looking like a cluttered mess

A bathroom and laundry room combo doesn't have to look makeshift. Try these design ideas to get the most out of both spaces.
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Make a statement with your fireplace: 4 fantastic ideas

Make your fireplace a statement piece in your living room. Here are four fantastic ways to accomplish the task.
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These are the household products Reddit agrees you should always buy brand name

Household products can add up, especially when you consider all the different types you need to keep on hand as a homeowner.
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Costco shoppers share their best ideas for quick and easy meals

While there are hundreds of other options, these seem to be the most popular for their value and ability to get multiple meals out of them.
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What products to use to keep your driveway and yard safe from ice and salt: A winter guide

Most of us have to melt ice in our driveways during the winter, but it can have an effect on your landscaping if you do it wrong. Here's what you need to know.
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The house maintenance tasks homeowners think first-time buyers should know

If you're buying a home for the first time, you'll want to pay attention to the advice of people who have been there before with these tips.
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2023 interior design trends: How experts say you should decorate your home office

Working from home is here to stay, so it makes sense to dedicate time to creating a space where you can work, but that also offers flexibility to be more.
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Experts agree: Say goodbye to all white decor

Experts weigh in on why all white rooms and white interiors are becoming a thing of the past in favor of colors and textures.
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This is the 2023 interior design trend you’re going to be happiest about

By concentrating on seating, lighting, and functionality of items in each space, you can make the most of the room and enjoy the experience while you're there. 
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Get that perfect Christmas tree aesthetic with these easy gift-wrapping hacks

These gift-wrapping hacks are so easy that you'll wonder why you didn't think of them yourself.
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Gorgeous retro trends that are making a comeback in 2023, according to designers

Dark woods, bold colors, and antique pieces with a history to them will leave any home feeling cozy and ready for the new year. 
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4 gorgeous 2023 wallpaper design trends for every room in your home

Wallpaper has a way of transforming a room from flat and dull to fabulous, and it comes in so many patterns and designs, it's hard not to find one you love.
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Experts agree: These 2 beloved HGTV design trends are finally going away

With any trend, its popularity eventually wanes to make way for something new, and farmhouse and open concept seem to be on the way out.
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How to mix and match bedroom furniture so your room looks curated and not messy

Mix and match your bedroom furniture for a cohesive, complementary look.
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4 kitchen gadgets that make cooking Thanksgiving dinner a breeze

Have a no-stress Thanksgiving with these amazing kitchen gadgets.
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7 incredible ways to make your bay windows the star of your design

The intent of bay windows was to let more light into a room than standard, flat windows, but because of their long history, bay windows can date a home.
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How to place area rugs in your living room

Here's our best advice for placing area rugs in a living room of any size.
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Doctors explain if sugar-free electrolyte drinks are worth the hype

Are sugar-free electrolyte drinks worth the hype? Doctors weigh in.
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We love these DIY Halloween decoration ideas

DIY Halloween decorations can be so much better than store-bought items. You will love these Halloween decoration ideas.
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Why your home needs (and deserves) natural wood kitchen cabinets

Natural wood kitchen cabinets are gorgeous. This is how to design your kitchen around them.
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This is the best time to go pumpkin picking

Pumpkin picking is one of the best parts of the fall season. This is the best time to go.
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Lighting is essential to incredible home design — try these 4 amazing ideas

Finding the right lighting for your home goes beyond different types of light fixtures. Try these ideas.
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This low-maintenance, attractive ornamental grass adds instant curb appeal

Blue oat grass is the easy, beautiful ornamental grass your landscaping needs.
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Create a cozy midcentury modern living room — our top tips

Make your midcentury modern living room feel cozy and warm with these great ideas.
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4 huge mistakes the experts say you’re making with your gallery wall

Gallery walls are having a moment, but don't make these silly design mistakes.
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The one feature every backyard or balcony should definitely have

If you don't know how to hang a hammock, it's time to learn. It'll totally elevate your outdoor space.