Design Features

Is Exposed Brick in Your Home Safe?

Is Exposed Brick in Your Home Safe?

Exposed brick is commonly used in many homes and there are lots of ways that it can complement a design scheme. It can act as a feature wall that contributes to an urban, industrial loft atmosphere. Brick that's behind a plaster wall can be ...

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2 Design Trends That May Not Be as Safe as You Think

2 Design Trends That May Not Be as Safe as You Think

Some interior designs create classic looks while others offer throwback charm. Such designs, however, may not always be as safe as they are beautiful. Consider these two trends that may need to be modified for safety inside of your home....

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Want to Update Your Brick Exterior? 3 Ways to Do It

Want to Update Your Brick Exterior? 3 Ways to Do It

Is your home’s exterior brick too orange, or too red? If you’re thinking about giving it an update before putting your home on the market, consider these three ways to modernize your masonry if it’s just a little stuck in the past....

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Are White Bathtubs Out? 2 Things You Should Know

Are White Bathtubs Out? 2 Things You Should Know

Classic white bathtubs and basins are, well, classic. White is a timeless color that doesn't go out of style. So are white bathtubs out? The short answer is…No. But what about the rest of the bathroom? According to a recent article in Homes ...

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3 Backyard Boosts Buyers Will Love

3 Backyard Boosts Buyers Will Love

If you’re selling your home in Lakewood or Long Beach, your REALTOR® will most likely talk to you about making the most out of your outdoor living space. Check out these three backyard boosts that can make buyers fall in love with your ...

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7 Outdoor Kitchen Upgrades

7 Outdoor Kitchen Upgrades

Time is running short, but you may still have a chance to surprise the father in your family with an outdoor kitchen upgrade this Father’s Day. You may find some items on our list to be quick upgrades, while others may need to be integrated ...

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3 Upgrades for a Posh Pool

3 Upgrades for a Posh Pool

This summer season you may feel like taking the look of your pool to the next level. Consider these three ways to upgrade your pool area with changes that make a splash.  Level-up the landscaping You can step-up the look of your pool ...

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Is Yellow the New ‘It’ Color?

Is Yellow the New ‘It’ Color?

Bright like the sun, who can look at the color yellow and not smile? It wakes up the eye and it’s sure to brighten your mood and outlook. This month Pantone, a paint firm with huge influence in the design industry, chose a bold, bright yellow ...

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5 Home Upgrades You Should Leave to the Pros

5 Home Upgrades You Should Leave to the Pros

When you’re selling a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, your REALTOR® will most likely do a walk-through with you. During your walk-through, your agent will point out areas that could use a little TLC to make your home more marketable ...

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The New, Post-Pandemic Face of Home Design

The New, Post-Pandemic Face of Home Design

Would you be surprised to learn that purchases of home improvement items spiked by 71 percent in June 2020? During that same month, home renovation site Houzz reported a 58 percent year-over-year increase in home renovation service requests....

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