Category Archives: Interior Design

Changing Your Home Floor Plan: Home Extensions – Home Addition Costs

You’re probably here because your home isn’t working for you anymore, but you’d prefer not to sell and move. If so, consider making your old house work for you again by updating its floor plan. — This can be a feasible way to transform the outdated dwelling to the kind of home you will love! 😉

3D Floor Plan Photo Render via 24h Plans

If are in the process of exploring floor plan change possibilities, then consider the following scenarios:

  • Maybe you need more bedrooms and another bath, possibly a two-story addition that solves all your home’s shortcomings
  • A more open plan might suit your lifestyle, or you may want to create smaller spaces with a specific purpose in mind
  • Maybe that kitchen is just too small for your culinary ambitions or that bonus room is too big to be of practical benefit
  • Perhaps you’re planning ahead to provide a place for an aging relative to live nearby, and an apartment addition would be the solution

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Top 10 Home Design & Decor Trends for Fall 2017

Fall is just around the corner, meaning that soon we will spending a whole lot more time in and around our homes rather than at the beach! 🙂 That being said, here are the top 10 home trends for the Fall to help ignite your imagination for seasonal home design and decor updates:

1. Deep Seating Patio Furniture is in Style even in the Fall!

Even in the Fall, people still want to be outdoors! That’s why deep seating patio sets are all the rage, especially when they are tastefully combined with a beautiful deck or patio, or placed around a fire pit.

via Nashville Billiard

2. Outdoor Propane Heater to Keep Your Deck Comfy and Warm!

Of course placing an outdoor heater on the deck is also a great way to extend your outdoor season and enjoy the colors and sounds of the beautiful Fall season! 😉

via Bob Villa

3. Dark Green Kitchen Cabinets for the Classy Look and Feel

In terms of the interior design and home decor trends, we are seeing dark green kitchen cabinets are gaining in popularity again.

via Studio McGee

Did you know? Dark green cabinets can give your kitchen that somewhat rustic yet classy look and feel mixture in terms of design.

4. Darker Cabinets and Wooden Floors – A classy rustic mix

Darker cabinets mix in well with the open design kitchen layouts, coupled with hardwood floors, or imitation wood tiles.

via Sebring Services

5. Open Layout Kitchens with Hardwood Floors for Seamless Comfort throughout the Kitchen and Living Room Space

In case of hardwood floors and open layout kitchens, we are seeing hardwood floors extending all the way into the living room for that ultimate feel of rustic comfort and beauty! 🙂

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Top 10 Home Improvements to Increase Home Value 2017

Planning to Sell or Refinance?  Improve Your Home First!

Some people will do home improvements because they want to live in a nicer home.  Others will complete them so that they can sell their home for a more.  Still others want to refinance, and need to increase the value to get rid of that pesky PMI.  And there are even those that are seeking a reverse mortgage soon, and they want to make sure their monthly checks are large enough.

No matter your reason, you don’t want to dump a bunch of time and money into little improvements that won’t affect the value of your house very much.  You want to focus on the top improvements to increase your home’s value.  Here are a few things that you can do.

Paint the Walls

via Gacek Design Group

Paint is still the easiest, and cheapest, way to take your home from drab to wow.  Getting rid of the boring “off-white” is a sure way to make things look fresh.  Touching up that paint that has been marred, chipped, scraped, and scuffed over the years makes the home feel new.  Just don’t get too crazy, an orange, yellow, and green living room is probably too much for potential buyers. 😉

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