Where Do I Start When Renovating My House?

renovateEager to get going on a project but not sure where to begin? Read this practical guide to getting started

Working on your home can be a daunting prospect. Your mind may be flooded with ideas. You may be overloaded with advice from family and friends. You may be grappling with big questions, such as: Should we stay or should we move? Should we extend or simply tweak the space we already have?

The biggest obstacle can simply be knowing where to begin. If this is the case, it’s time to step back, gather your thoughts and apply a little objectivity to the process. Whether you’re planning a whole-house makeover or a fundamental reorganization, here are some ideas for how to go about creating a home that meets your needs in the best possible way.

How Low Supply & High Demand Impacts the Real Estate Market

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Wedding Music Guide

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The difference between 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures

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Time signature explained in a simple way that non-music theorists can understand. Here we take a look at the similarities and differences between two often confused time signatures and decide whether 3/4 and 6/8 can be considered “the same”.

The Hidden Benefits of Built-In Storage

storageWell-designed storage is not just a place to stash stuff. See how it can add new dimensions to your interiors

Storage is necessary to keep our homes uncluttered. But thoughtfully designed storage also can improve the shape and function of our interior spaces.

earliest known surviving piano

old-pianoThough it may sound like a harpsichord, this is actually a piano. Dongsok Shin performs the Giga of Sonata number 6 in B flat major by Lodovico Giustini (1685-1743) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument’s inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720. This sonata is from the 12 Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte detto volgarmente di martelletti, Op. 1, written in 1732. These are the first known pieces to have been composed specifically for the piano.

11 Steps to an Organized Kitchen

kitchen-organizingCheck out these tips for getting your kitchen under control — and keeping it that way

Give your kitchen a detox and declutter for the new year with some ideas that can be implemented annually, as well as habits that will help you out every day.

10 Unusual Things to Store on Your Walls

guitars-on-the-wallRunning low on storage space? Your walls may hold the answer

At the intersection of art and storage, we find savvy homeowners filling their walls with the stuff of everyday life. Be it sports gear, fruit or furniture, it seems almost anything can be stored on a wall. If you need some inspiration for making the functional fabulous, look no further. Here are 10 out-of-the-ordinary ideas that will free up space and add interest to your decor

A Hymn for Daylight Saving Time

For some of us, this is that “hard one“. Maybe this little hymn, will make the loss of the hour sleep less painful…

 

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Where Americans Moved in 2016

Where Americans Moved

  • For the 5th year in a row, the Northeast saw a concentration of “High Outbound” activity.
  • For the first time ever, South Dakota held the top spot for “High Inbound” states.
  • Much of America’s outbound activity can be attributed to Boomers relocating to warmer climates after retiring.