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Reclaim Wasted Space And Create A Fun And Functional Space

January 24, 2017 8:51 am

Real estate is valuable so it pays to reclaim wasted space by clearing out a room or basement that has become a dumping ground. Get creative and make a new…

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Houzz Tour: Sophisticated and Livable Style in Massachusetts (20 photos)

January 23, 2017 7:00 am

There can be no toile here,” one of the homeowners told interior designer Tiffany LeBlanc, and she understood what he and his family were looking for immediately. “These clients are sophisticated but also playful — they wanted their home to be chic, comfortable and livable,” she says. Instead of traditional… Houzz Galleries

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Gettin’ Skinny in the Kitchen: 8 Narrow Islands With Big Function (8 photos)

January 23, 2017 7:00 am

Islands are workhorses in the kitchen. They offer an additional surface area, apart from the perimeter countertops, that can be used for food prep, serving or as a place to perch and hang out with family and friends. Those with space-challenged kitchens often think there’s no way they can squeeze in… Houzz Galleries

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7 Things You Can Do Now To Instantly Up Your Home Value For Under $100

January 22, 2017 2:51 pm

Looking to add a little value to your home? You don't need to take out a second mortgage or get a second job to make some valuable changes. Skip that…

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The Renovations To Make - And Not To Make - In 2017

January 22, 2017 2:51 pm

Thinking of making some changes to your home? You're not alone. Remodeling is on the rise; the Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies predicts 2017 more than 8% growth…

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Sundance merges VR with real life through props, AR, and vibrating suits

January 21, 2017 6:57 am

You can’t try this at home, even if you wanted to. Today’s premiere of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier exhibit proved there are vivid opportunities for a third kind of virtual reality beyond tethered and mobile: VR installations. Outside the headset, custom art and physical effects set the scene before you enter, deepen […]

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Look, a nice round candy-colored mechanical keyboard

January 21, 2017 6:57 am

Who likes gadgets? You do! Here’s a nice one. It’s a cute wireless keyboard with round, friendly buttons and a shiny, happy look to it. It has no agenda but to be pretty and useful. Everything is fine. Read More Tech Crunch – Gadgets

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Total value of homes sold in Northwest increases 18%+ in 2016

January 21, 2017 6:57 am

Home values increased in 2016, along with the number of homes sold throughout the year, leading to an increase of more than 18% in the total value of homes sold. The increase in sales, however, is not being replaced with new inventory as the housing shortage continues to grow. HousingWire.com Topics

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#InaugurationDay is here – this is what it means for housing in 2017

January 21, 2017 6:57 am

The United States swore in Donald Trump as its next president, and the nation looks on to see what that will mean for policy changes in the coming months. Fannie Mae updated its economic growth projection for 2017, but remains conservative in its predictions. HousingWire.com Topics

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New This Week: 4 Grand Dream Kitchens (6 photos)

January 21, 2017 6:57 am

It’s said that if you’re not dreaming, you’re just sleeping. In these four kitchens, the large, open layouts and opulent materials create the spaces of dreams that few would want to wake up from. Houzz Galleries

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