Emmanuel Fonte Blog

Every Place in The Beatles Lyrics, Mapped

Take yourself on a tour of lyric locations in The Beatles songs. From Eleanor Rigby's gravestone in Liverpool to Abbey Road in North London, see the locations behind The Beatles lyrics throughout England, France, Russia, India, the United States, and more countries, covering 25,510 miles around the … [Read More...]

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 … [Read More...]

10 Smart Organizing Tools for Getting Kids’ Spaces in Shape

Get ideas for corralling your children’s toys, books, clothes and art Are your kids’ rooms bursting at the seams? Just as our waistlines feel the strain of a few too many holiday cookies, our homes (and especially the kids’ spaces) are likely to feel a bit overstuffed after the holiday gift season. While it’s … [Read More...]

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

This might be one of the most random posts on this blog. I love pasta, so here goes! Spaghetti is only one kind of pasta. There are enough of them to make your head explode.  Which ones do you like? … [Read More...]

How to Create a Home Gym You’ll Actually Use

Start the new year off on the right foot with expert tips on designing a home fitness space you’ll stick with Year after year, getting more exercise tops New Year’s resolution lists. And while the number of people committed to this popular goal often plummets by February, experts say having a dedicated … [Read More...]

7 Reasons to Choose Dark Kitchen Cabinets

A deep color on your kitchen cabinetry can offer coziness, elegance, drama and more Dark and dramatic or light and bright? When it comes to choosing kitchen cabinets, it can be hard to decide. Here we look at the benefits of crossing over to the dark side. 7 Reasons to Choose Dark Kitchen Cabinets … [Read More...]

Your Guide to Perfect Vanity Lighting

Follow this lighting expert’s list of do’s and don’ts to select the best light fixtures for your bathroom vanity The stars of stage and screen spend a good deal of time at their dressing room vanities making sure they’re ready for the literal spotlight. Properly positioned vanity lights emit soft, diffuse light … [Read More...]

32 Home Design Trends That Will Rule in 2019

Creamy cabinets, abstract kitchen islands, destination bathtubs, compact laundry hubs and more are in store for homes If you’re looking to redecorate or renovate your home in 2019, you’ve come to the right place. We searched through Houzz data, browsed hundreds of home design photos, reread past articles and … [Read More...]

How 9 Iconic Creators Found Inspiration

The ways people search for their ideas can be both odd and dangerous. From laying down to headstands, find out how these 9 creators found inspiration in unique ways. … [Read More...]

Is Clutter Holding You Back From Living Your Ideal Life?

Here are 7 ways clutter can bog you down, and 7 ways you can benefit from decluttering Do you feel burdened by too many belongings? Is your desk piled high with papers, magazines and unpaid bills? If so, clutter may be holding you back from living the life you had envisioned for yourself. As a professional … [Read More...]