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Bathroom Decorating and Design

The bath is among the top targets in home renovations, and for several good reasons. An up-to-date, functional bath adds to home value, provides high return on investment when you sell, and extends the years you can enjoy a home if you’re planning to age in place.

The downsides of tackling a...

Bathroom Cabinets

Improving your bathroom's safety goes beyond purely cosmetic changes to see you through a parade of trends and extend the number of years you spend in your home. That's not an uncommon desire, as AARP has found that nearly ninety percent of adults 50 and over want to stay in their current home...

Exterior Remodeling

According to the National Aging in Place Council, an overwhelming majority of Americans want to age in place, the term used to describe homeowners who want to remain in their current homes for as long as possible. In fact, by 2030, Americans 65 and older will make up 20 percent of the...

Buying or Selling a Home

If you're considering the purchase of a vacation home, take steps to ensure that your choice offers low-maintenance enjoyment throughout the year. Start by determining whether the vacation home will be used exclusively by your family or spend most of its days as an investment property rented...

Storage and Organization

Tightening budgets are moving many to downsize their home life, an endeavor which may include adding a roommate to help share expenses.

USA Today reports that many downsizing homeowners and even apartment renters are seeking housemates to help cover their shelter costs. For some,...