Top Entryway Decor Ideas for 2017

By Katherine Medlin, guest contributor  The entryway is a significant space within a home — it’s the first thing a potential buyer sees, and it sets the stage for the whole vibe of the home. Buyers can form opinions on a home within seconds of opening that front door. Your clients can make a few simple changes […]

Personalize Your Entryway With These 8 Budget-Friendly Ideas

It’s always tricky to prioritize decorating dollars, and I tend to funnel most of mine to interior improvements: furniture, fabric, tchotchkes. But lately I’ve been thinking that the outside of the house – and especially my front entry – deserves its share of the love. The entry may be the first impression of a home, […]

That Small Backyard Can Still Be a Selling Point

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Don’t underestimate the power of a space based on its size. Sure, your listing may be size-challenged in the yard department, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be a showpiece. “As building lots continue to be smaller and scarcer, lot preparation with the goal of maximizing livable outdoor […]

8 Great Front Porch Decorating Ideas That’ll Have Guests at ‘Hello’

  akurtz/iStock   What is your front porch saying about you? If you’re like a lot of people, it’s probably not saying a whole lot. All too many homeowners slap down a welcome mat and call it a day, neglecting to give the space the design consideration they’ve given to the rest of their home. But here’s the deal: Your […]

No Pool, No Problem: 6 Clever Ways to Beat the Heat on a Budget

Do you gaze wistfully upon the neighbors as they frolic and splash in their backyard pool? Is your lawn too small (and your bank account too slim) to consider installing your own? Fret not, dear reader—you can still cool off this summer. Each one of these swimming pool alternatives costs less than an in-ground pool […]

The 5 Biggest Yard and Patio Staging Mistakes

By Amalie Drury, guest contributor Photo credit: Crate and Barrel A great outdoor space is at the top of many home buyers’ checklists. So even if your listing doesn’t include a large lawn or an over-the-top patio, it’s important to show buyers that the home still offers the perks of an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Be sure […]

‘Pool Kings’: These Swimming Pool Trends Are Hot, Hot, Hot!

Want to get an eyeful of the coolest, craziest swimming pools out there today—and maybe get some ideas for what you could build in your very own backyard? Then you’ll want to dive into the fourth season of “Pool Kings,” a reality TV series on the DIY Network that follows master builder Kyle Peck and […]