• Home Improvement

    Home Improvement Guide: Ask an interior designer

    Igou Design Group offers interior design services in the Greater Nashville region. (Courtesy Igou Design Group) Interior designer Amie Igou with Decorating Den Interiors talks about things to consider when decorating a home as well as what designs are coming into style. How do homeowners work with a designer to determine style? I provide my clients with about a 10-page questionnaire, and it really lets them get honed in on colors that they like, colors that they don’t want, furniture pieces that they need, window treatments that they need, [etc.]. I also listen to what they want to accomplish in their home. What is the best way to choose an…

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  • Real Estate

    Burned by Hot Housing Market, Some Buyers Back Off

    And some are calling off their search, for reasons that range from an inability to compete financially, to an unwillingness to waive contingencies like an inspection, to a belief the market will cool in time. Home sales have dropped for four months straight, even as prices have hit record highs. Mark Boyland, a realtor with Keller Williams in Bedford, N.Y., is noticing “some buyer fatigue out there,” he said. “If you’ve lost out on four or five multiple offer situations, you say: ‘Maybe we should wait until things cool off.’ ” A real estate market like the current one may be a boon to sellers, but it is emotionally exhausting…

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  • Living Room Decoration

    7 Living Room Improvements That’ll Help Sell Your Home for More Money

    The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but the living room is the hub. It’s where everyone convenes to relax and enjoy quality time with each other (or with the TV). If you’re preparing to list your house, you need to go the extra mile to help prospective new owners see your living room’s full potential. Today’s buyers expect spaces that are equal parts inviting and updated. We spoke with real estate experts around the country to learn about the living room fixes that can help you attract top dollar in today’s housing market. 1. Let the light in Photo by Martha O’Hara Interiors Forget moody color palettes and…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    The MDF Decorative Overlays Market projected to surpass $489.5 million by 2027, Says Global Market Insights Inc.

    Proliferation in construction value added by major countries every year will propel the MDF decorative overlays demand in the study timeframe, Says this report. Selbyville, Delaware, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Based on Global Market Insights Inc., report, the global MDF Decorative Overlays Market was estimated at $339 million in 2020 and is slated to exceed $489.5 million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 5.7% from 2021 to 2027. The report provides a thorough analysis of the main investment avenues, major winning strategies, drivers and opportunities, wavering industry trends, market estimations as well as size, competitive scenarios. MDF decorative overlays will gain popularity in the construction of furniture, doors,…

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  • Home Design

    Home & Design | Room Evolution

    Lea Johnson knows how to read the room. But she couldn’t put her finger on how to fix some of what she thought were glaring flaws in her Fridley living room: “It just felt really dark, even though we have big windows,” she says of the space. “And when I looked from our kitchen into the living room, it didn’t sit well at all. I thought, This has to change.” The interior stylist and Creekwoodhill blogger felt stuck—so Lea enlisted California-based Emily Henderson to help her with a complete refresh. Lea met Henderson, a stylist, author, and Design Star winner, a few years prior, and they recently struck up an…

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  • Garden Design

    Mystery Plant: Think twice before dumping your aquarium plants | Home & Garden

    Now imagine how many times somebody has gotten rid of all the stuff in an aquarium (critters, too) by dumping the whole thing into a nearby pond or creek. By now, this plant can be found nearly worldwide as an aquatic weed. John Nelson John Nelson The other day, someone here in town brought by a big plastic bag with all sorts of plant matter inside. The plants had all come from a small pond behind his home, here in Columbia, South Carolina, and this fellow wanted all the plants in the bag identified; he suspected that some of them were aquatic weeds, and potential nuisances. I’m rather pleased to…

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  • Home Improvement

    Why It May Be a Bad Time to Take Out a Home Improvement Loan

    With COVID-19 having changed the way Americans use their homes, many people are thinking about upgrading or remodeling their spaces. If you’re one of the many Americans looking for a change, you might be considering taking out a home improvement loan to fund a project at your house. But before you start calling contractors or applying for a personal loan from the bank, consider whether this is a smart financial move at the moment. There may be very good reasons why you decide that postponing your project is your best bet. Here’s why. One email a day to could help you save thousands Tips and tricks from the experts delivered…

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