Home Improvements

Home Shopping During Winter: What You Need to Know

All that snow and ice could be covering a terrific opportunity. You just have to be willing to dig.

A generation ago, few would consider trekking out in a foot of old dirty snow to shop for a home on the weekend. But with our always connected, information-flowing society, today’s buyers shop and make deals all year long.

If you’re a buyer looking in a part of the country where you may not see a home’s front lawn until May, keep these points in mind as you shop.

How to Choose a Kitchen Sink, According to Science ? 8 Factors to Consider

You need a comfortable kitchen space before anything else. And the first thing to start with when decorating or redecorating the kitchen is the sink. It’s easy when you have all the choices laid out in front of you.

This includes the type, size, number of bowls, material, faucet fitting, and more. If you’re remodeling your kitchen from scratch, choosing a customized kitchen sink is more apt. Something that fits well with the ambience and color palette of the kitchen décor.

Choosing a new kitchen sink, as a homeowner, doesn’t have to be a price-based decision. You can easily narrow down your options based on the different styles and sizes of kitchen sinks. This guide will help you learn about the basics of kitchen sink and what makes it do functional and versatile in your home.

Granite Vs. Quartz: Is One Really Better Than The Other?

We break down the two most controversial countertop materials.

There are few design elements that spark heated debate and divide homeowners as much as granite and quartz. Don’t believe me? Tune into any episode of House Hunters and you’ll likely hear the prospective buyer/renter wax poetic about their preferred countertop material and shun the other vehemently. But is one really better than the other or is it merely a matter of aesthetics?

 

How to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar: Insider Tips

The best way to help buyers imagine themselves in your space? Staging. Here's how room by room.

Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers' agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of REALTORS® "2015 Profile of Home [...]

7 Easy Tips to Stage Your Home's Exterior

Making a good first impression outside will entice homebuyers to want to see what's inside the home that's on the market. That's why one of the first things a home seller should do when preparing their home for sale is go stand out by the curb and take in the sights of their [...]

11 Popular Home Updates That Are Worth the Money

Is adding barn doors to your home the key to selling it for a higher price?

Conventional wisdom would say almost certainly not. But a recent report by Zillow Digs, the real estate information company's home improvement and design hub, found [...]

7 Kitchen Upgrades Under $5K That Boost Home Values

It's likely you spend much of your time at home in your kitchen, cooking, entertaining friends over a glass (or two) of wine, or talking through your day with family. But there may come a day when

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Curb Appeal: What It Really Is, and Why It Matters

A great-looking yard and exterior help attract potential buyers, but today's sellers need to take it a step further.

Let's face it, first impressions matter. We care about how we dress for a job interview, and we spent extra time in front of the mirror before that first date. When it comes to selling a home, first impressions matter, [...]