Home Design & Decor

Fight House Fatigue with These Inexpensive Updates

No matter how much you love your home, there's no shame in admitting that it's lost some of its luster over the years. Familiarity can often breed boredom, which in this case means house fatigue. You might feel like moving or a complete remodel are the only ways to bring the passion back to your living space, but these dramatic options are expensive, stressful, and usually overkill! In reality, small updates can have a surprisingly potent effect on your perception of an otherwise familiar space! Keep reading to learn about several inexpensive design ideas that will bring new-home excitement back into your old house!

Which Home Improvement Projects are Considered Safe Bets?

Millions of Americans plan to embark on major home improvement projects this year.  What to do, and what not to do, to avoid spending money on a trend that will quickly go out of style?  

A recent study revealed the home improvement trends that experienced the most growth in popularity in the last five years, and are considered 'safe bets'.  

Here are the top 7:

1. Quartz Countertops
2. Smart Homes
3. Stainless Steel Appliances
4. Fire Pits
5. Tasting Rooms
6. Outdoor Kitchens
7. Freestanding Tubs

To read more about it, go to Bet on These Home Improvement Projects in 2015.

6 Design Trends You'll See More Of

These trends are interesting, and we are seeing more and more of these emerge in our clients wants and needs.

When people come over to your house, where do they gather?  Perhaps in a cozy, private outdoor space in good weather, but otherwise it is certainly in your kitchen.  How about home entertainment?  With the technology available . . . large, curved, 3-D TV's . . . fabulous audio systems . . . and all available for your home.  

Read more about the trends builders are seeing and why they are significant.  6 Design Trends You'll See More Of -

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