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This Simple Home Improvement Tip Could Save You a Bundle of CashNews from TIME:Home Improvement Advice: Half Bathroom or Full Bathroom?
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York County home improvement program needs applicantsNews from York Dispatch:

Have you been putting off replacing your home’s roof or completing other repairs because of the high cost?
An interest-free, deferred loan through the York County Planning Commission can lessen or eliminate the immediate impact on the wallets of qualifying homeowners.
The federally funded Home Improvement Program (HIP) allows qualifying homeowners to receive loans of up to [...] Continue Reading…

Mortgage: Home improvement hot spots: Who’s rebuilding?News from Chron.com:

After doing just enough to maintain their homes in the wake of the Great Recession, Americans are starting to ramp up spending on backyard decks, spa-like bathrooms and other vanity improvements.
The amount people spend on home remodeling and repair is anticipated to hit $ 325 billion this year for the first time since 2007, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. Hanley Wood, a marketing services company that owns real estate design and construction publications, including Remodeling magazine, offers a similar outlook, predicting [...] Continue Reading…

9 Ways for Investors to Cash In on Home Improvement

Posted on 19 Aug 2015 In: Home Improvement

9 Ways for Investors to Cash In on Home ImprovementNews from U.S. News & World Report:Home values and the retail giants Lowe’s and Home Depot are the primary beneficiaries of the recent increase in home improvement projects.
Home is where the ROI is. Return on investment, that is.
Though the U.S. homeownership rate is down to 63.4 percent, the lowest since 1967, and millions of properties have finally regained the value lost in the 2008 recession, Americans never stopped replacing broken windows, hammering on new shingles and installing new appliances. Here’s how analysts view the home [...] Continue Reading…

Kitchen design

Posted on 16 Aug 2015 In: home

Kitchen designNews from OCRegister:
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For contrast, charcoal granite was used on the countertops under the cabinets, and arabescato marble tops the kitchen island. PHOTO BY CORI KLECKNER PHOTOGRAPHY

With great risk comes great reward, so to achieve a dream design, homeowners often have to do something that scares them.
What was once a narrow, galley-style kitchen is now open and functional, thanks to Lindsay Espinoza’s clients daring to go the route of risk: tearing down walls. “Many people say that they want to rip down walls, but many never really do it,” Espinoza, of Lulu [...] Continue Reading…

Three entrepreneurs join hands to help you visualise your home décor in 3DNews from YourStory.com:
“The three of us, after slogging away on our own different startup ideas for over five years felt that it was time we got together. We had failed many times and in many ways, and felt that collectively we had exhausted all available methods of failure,” says Ishwar Sundararaman, CEO of Furdo. Founded by Kiran Singh, Arvind Prakash Singh and Ishwar, Furdo is an online home décor platform that helps you visualise your home and its furniture in 3D.
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Here’s What Happens When Starchitects Hack Together A Kitchen From IkeaNews from Co.Design:
Reform is a new Danish furniture company with an intriguing business model: By taking Ikea flat-pack kitchen components and modding them into custom units, it aims to give everyone the opportunity for high-end design at a reasonable price. For its current endeavor, the company is outfitting Ikea’s Metod line of kitchen cabinets with customized fronts and table tops designed by three of Denmark’s leading architecture firms—BIG, Henning Larson Architects, and Norm.
To construct one of Reform’s customized kitchens, you order kitchen cabinets from [...] Continue Reading…

6 Best Kitchen Design Tips To Follow

Posted on 13 Aug 2015 In: home

6 Best Kitchen Design Tips To FollowNews from Realty Today:

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Aug 13, 2015 08:20 AM EDT

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MILAN, ITALY – APRIL 08: Creations are displayed at Temporary Museum For New Design as part of 2013 Milan Design Week on April 8, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo : Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

The kitchen is one of the busiest areas of your house, and when planning for this space, there are several kitchen design ideas that you can apply to push your cookery haven to its fullest potentials.
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Ikea And Ideo Tease A Kitchen For The End Of The World

Posted on 25 Apr 2015 In: home

Ikea And Ideo Tease A Kitchen For The End Of The WorldNews from Co.Design:
There always seem to be two potential futures: In one, we have Marty McFly flying around on hoverboards like everything’s wonderful. In the other, we have Katniss Everdeen slitting throats for the world’s last Manwich. Which one will it be?
Ikea imagines that in the year 2025, our kitchen will live somewhere between dystopia and utopia. In a collaboration with Ideo and students at Lund University, and the Eindhoven University of Technology, Ikea presented a kitchen of the future.
A Smart, All-in-One Table [...] Continue Reading…

Cast Feuds, Momager Fights & An Illicit Love Affair –– The 10 Most Shocking …News from RadarOnline:

The show producers’ choice was dependent on the mother they picked and her hair color. After initially choosing a blonde, Smith and “brothers” Zachery Ty Bryan and Jonathan Taylor Thomas were added to the cast. But while filming the pilot, they fired the woman and replaced her with Patricia Richardson— a brunette. “In all 201 episodes, they never addressed the genetic improbability of two brown-haired parents giving birth to three blond boys, but hey, that’s show business!” Smith [...] Continue Reading…

Home Improvement in U.S. Slowing or Still Intact -

Posted on 23 Apr 2015 In: Home Improvement

Home Improvement in U.S. Slowing or Still Intact -News from Which Is It? – Bloomberg:
Two indexes that gauge U.S. home-remodeling activity suggest a slower pace ahead. Wall Street seems to disagree.
Future market conditions measured by the National Association of Home Builders’ Remodeling Market Index fell to 55.4 in the three months ended March 31 from a record-high of 59.5 in the fourth quarter, data from the group showed Thursday. Similarly, a leading indicator of remodeling work created by Harvard University projects annual growth in home-improvement spending will slow to 2.9 percent by year end [...] Continue Reading…