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Electric vs. Gas Fireplace: Which Is Better for Your Home?

Photo: Emilija Randjelovic / iStock / Getty Images Nothing ties a room together like a warm, cozy fireplace. But what are your options if your home doesn’t already have a chimney? You could consider adding either an electric or gas fireplace. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so we’ll break down everything you need to…

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20 Home Staging Statistics and Tips

A home stager’s job is to make your house look its best so it’s appealing to as many buyers as possible. Through strategic home styling and simple upgrades, home staging can make the home-selling process much easier and more lucrative. In a hot seller’s market where there are many prospective buyers, it might seem like…

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How to Hire an Interior Designer

While requirements vary by state, most high-quality interior designers have at least a bachelor’s degree in interior design or a similar subject. They have passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam. They will also have a business license and liability insurance. When selecting an interior designer to work with, ask to see their…

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7 Floor Plans of Celebrity Bedrooms

Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande spend much of their time doing the same things as the rest of us: sleeping, eating and relaxing at home. The difference is that they get to perform these everyday tasks in more luxurious surroundings than the rest of us. Bedrooms become entire suites, with luxury…

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The Simpsons TV Sets Get a Wes Anderson Inspired Makeover

If Wes Anderson Designed the Interiors of The Simpsons

The interiors of The Simpsons are as familiar as our own homes. It helps that the average family home looks a little… disheveled. Just like Homer and Marge, homeowners add random bits and bobs over the years, patching things up as they go along. Our rooms become more individual but less stylish with each new…

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One Living Room in 6 Colorful, Nature-Inspired Palettes

Nature doesn’t censor its ideas. While homeowners pore over magazines looking for a tasteful color palette for their living room, the natural world is outdoors just yelling the colors it conjures up, well, naturally. The wild color schemes you’ve witnessed in landscapes like Mount Fuji, the Grand Canyon, or the Serengeti might not be the…

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Focus Factors: Hanging Framed Art and Picture Lighting

Displaying art in the home is a wonderful way to express your own individual taste. Whether you are an avid collector or a part time dabbler, the art you choose to put on your wall makes a statement about your home and the people who reside there. It is important to display your art in…

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Planning Your Kitchen Design

Before you can start a kitchen remodel, you need to have a firm grasp of what you’re shooting for, not only in terms of specific countertop and cabinet installations but your new kitchen’s design and layout. You may want to retain the layout of your old kitchen or you want to reorganize the three main…

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Royal home inspo: The floor plan of Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is a historical building, cultural icon and home to Queen Elizabeth II (and her army of corgis). This enormous, instantly recognizable building has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837. In order to pay tribute to this architectural feat, we decided to create a complete floor plan (and a…

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