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Empty Nest/Baby Boomers

Putting a grandparent or other elderly relative into a nursing care facility is never an easy decision.  Most of us would prefer not to do it, and our older loved ones would almost always rather stay in their own homes, too.  It’s an issue that looms for many of us, as 78 million baby boomers...

Sell Your Home to the New Seniors

Last month, the first baby boomers reached the age of 65 – and that might be good news for home sellers in urban areas and bustling suburban town centers. 

Boomers, unlike their parents before them, are unlikely to embrace the “senior” label and all that it had implied in generations past. ...

Bathroom Sinks and Vanities

If a day at the spa is your valentine’s favorite gift, create a spa-away-from-the-spa in your own home. Simply upgrading a few existing fixtures and adding upscale products can elevate the experience in a bathroom space you already have. Try a few smart improvements to add comfort and luxury,...

Bedrooms

Want to transform your bedroom into a more soothing, restful sanctuary? Look to the hallmarks of the master suite. With a few easy changes, you can give a bedroom of any size the feel of a sweet suite without the dear price tag. Choose some or all of the following elements to create a...

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,...

Disaster Proofing

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...