Julie Vanderblue

D├ęcor Design Trends

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In recent years, many of us have embraced a more personalized approach to home interiors. Decorating is no longer about following rules and style guides.

Of course, that does not mean we should abandon popular trends. There will always be certain core styles to inspire our imagination and give us the basics to build around.

We have gathered some of the most interesting décor design trends to help you create a modern, beautiful, and comfortable

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Buying a Vacation Home: 5 Big Questions to Keep in Mind

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If you’re thinking about buying a vacation home, there are dozens of factors to consider. From ensuring the home will meet your family’s needs to evaluating it closely for any hidden surprises that might become issues down the road, doing your due diligence before you sign the closing papers is a wise

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The Smartest Ways to Update Your Living Room When Selling Your Home

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Selling your home? You may have some work to do.

If your living room is suffering from a lack of luster, there are some key ways you can improve its appeal for any buyer. Start with relatively small fixes that will give you a lot of bang for your

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Your House Search: How to Find a Dog-Friendly Neighborhood

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Your dog is a member of your family. It’s an oft-cited fact that most owners would agree with emphatically.

As such, you want to make sure your new neighborhood is right for your four-legged companion, as well as your human family members.

There are key features of a dog-friendly neighborhood, whether it’s in a suburb or a city, that you should look out

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What Can You Learn from an Open House? (A Whole Lot)

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Open houses are essential to visit when you’re buying a home. However, you can head to them even if you’re not looking to buy.

Let’s be honest: It’s fun to look at other people’s homes, especially when they’ve done something creative or covetable with the décor or architecture.

There are things to learn at an open house, though, right along with satisfying your curious

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Selling Your Home: Should You Finish the Basement?

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Your basement has a lot of potential.

That’s untapped square footage begging for a better purpose. It could become anything – a family room for movie-watching, a home office, a playroom, a guest suite, and on and

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DIY Project: How to Stage Your Home for Sale on a Budget

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DIY Project: How to Stage Your Home for Sale on a Budget

Experts agree that staging your home is a fail-safe way to gain a competitive advantage in the real estate marketplace. Setting the stage to showcase your home’s best assets (and downplay its shortcomings) gives buyers the ability to form an emotional connection to your space, and

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