Emmanuel Fonte Blog

How to Choose Your Bathroom Vanity Lighting

Get tips on sconces, pendants, chandeliers, pot lights and LED strips — and find out where to place them The bathroom vanity is a special part of the home, but one that can sometimes get overlooked. In a primary bathroom, it can be the central hub for many important parts of our self-care and the true … [Read More...]

The Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy

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6 Ways Seniors Can Prevent Falls

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels From guest columnist Patrick Young http://ableusa.info/ A senior is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds. What’s more worrisome, a senior dies from a fall every 19 minutes. While these statistics are scary, there are things you and your … [Read More...]

5 Tips To Creating A Timeless Design For Your Living Space

Everyone loves redecorating, but when you follow the trends too closely, you run the risk of spending time, energy, and, more importantly, money, on looks you’re likely to get sick of in just a few months or a year. Creating a timeless, classic look is a great way to give your home an air of sophistication. It’s … [Read More...]

Bumper Ads: A Nice Little Trick To Boost Your YouTube Ad Campaign

From our friends at TechWyse.com: Guide to a successful YouYube Ad … [Read More...]

4 Household Items You Shouldn’t Skimp-Out On

Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels From guest columnist Kaelin Waters kaelinwaters@gmail.com When it comes to furnishing your home, it can be easy to over-spend or tempting to cut corners to save cash. American’s spend an average of $15,215 on furnishing a three-bedroom home. While it’s fine to … [Read More...]

How Long To Save Your Down Payment

Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long it would take to save for a down payment in each state. Using data … [Read More...]

10 Ways to Live With a Smaller Carbon Footprint

Take these simple steps to reduce your energy use and cut back on waste From the first disposable coffee cup of the morning to the drive home in rush-hour traffic, many things we do daily have an effect on the planet. But looking at the big picture can be overwhelming — where can we begin? Choosing to make … [Read More...]

Why Millennials Buy A Home

“The majority of millennials said they consider owning a home more sensible than renting for both financial and lifestyle reasons — including control of living space, flexibility in future decisions, privacy and security, and living in a nice home.”The top reason millennials choose to buy is to have control over … [Read More...]

A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Home Value

These suggestions for decorating, remodeling and adding storage will help your home stand out on the market Unless my clients are designing their forever home, they are usually quite concerned with resale value when discussing renovations big and small. A home is often a person’s largest asset, so design … [Read More...]