10 Principles of Good Home Design (and the Ugliest Car in the World)

As the housing market continues on a long, slow recovery we have a chance to “reboot” homebuilding in America.

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Swimming Pools 101: Plan Now for Next Summer

Summer may be winding down, but if you found yourself wishing that you had your own space to splash around in this summer, then now is the time to start planning for next year.

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5 Easy Ways to Slash Summer Energy Bills

A whole-house makeover isn’t necessary to begin generating energy savings this summer. Even the simplest changes can save you some serious dough in no time.

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Survey: 60 Percent of Homeowners Will Make a Home Improvement This Summer

Home improvement big-box stores, get ready. If you think homeowners are sitting idly by this summer trying to beat the heat with their feet up, think again.


Junk Mail & Papers Cluttering Your Home? Here's How to Manage the Mess

Getting rid of the clutter may sound like an insurmountable task, but it’s actually the key to living a less stressful life.

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What to Buy in June

June may seem like a relatively flat month for shopping (and saving), but it’s actually one of the better times to buy a number of homeowner-centric items.

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Hottest Digs of May 2013

Spring was in full bloom this May as these 10 bright and sunny photos from Zillow Digs inspired home remodelers around the nation.

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8 Inexpensive Ways to Perk Up Your Porch

It doesn’t cost a bundle to make some big changes in your home’s exterior appearance. Each of these eight fixes costs less than $50. Make one improvement or a handful, and before you know it, your porch will be perkier than it’s been in years.


Kitchen Remodel? Avoid These 8 Trends to Keep It Current Longer

While no one can say for sure which kitchen features will stand the test of time, here are eight trends you may want to avoid to keep your remodel looking relevant for years to come.

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Infographic: Creating a Safe Room in Your Home

A safe room — a secure, reinforced, well-stocked space where you and your family can wait out any dangers — can save lives and provide peace of mind during an emergency.

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Remodeling? Avoid These Costly Mistakes

While many Americans are ready to take on remodeling/renovation projects this spring, doing it the wrong way can be costly. Here are some errors to avoid.

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Furniture for Multitasking Lifestyles

Sure, fold-out sofas have been around for years, but today’s multitasking furniture is decidedly more creative. Check out these cool dual-duty pieces.


Get This Look: Greenery in the Home

Greenery can add a lot to a home, but for many homeowners the idea of incorporating living plants into a space is daunting.

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AIA Design Survey: Kitchen & Bath Remodels on the Rebound

According to the American Institute of Architects quarterly survey, people are revisiting kitchen and bathroom renovations that were put on hold during the recession. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular kitchen and bathroom upgrades this year.

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The Look for Less: Modern Bathrooms

We’re taking a look at the high-end and budget versions of some modern bathrooms and specific features that drive up total room costs.

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