Browsing Posts In: Home Improvement

September 26, 2016 Posted by: Melissa Tracey

Photo by Westborough Design Center, Inc. – Discover traditional kitchen design ideas   By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine It’s all about that brass. But don’t expect to see that 1980s super shine. Today’s trendy brass is more of an antique brass, which is being used in light fixtures, mirrors, frames, and even furniture trims. […]

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September 19, 2016 Posted by: Melissa Tracey

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Herringbone is emerging as the pattern of choice in 2016. Herringbone is the arrangement of rectangles that is so named for its resemblance to the bones of fish. This pattern is popping up on everything from hardwood floors, kitchen backsplashes and shower walls. It may be subtle or bold. […]

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September 12, 2016 Posted by: Melissa Tracey

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Time to paint the house taupe. Sherwin-Williams revealed its 2017 Color of the Year: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). The company expects the brownish-gray hue to become the year’s go-to color for home interiors. Taupe marks a departure from the company’s mostly cool-toned neutrals it has tended to favor recently. […]

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May 9, 2016 Posted by: Blog Contributor

Submitted by HowMuch.net Maintaining and increasing your home’s value can pay off in major ways. Not only does helping your home hold value help it sell for its full amount, it can also help your home sell more quickly, help maintain your neighbor’s home values, and ensure that you’re not overpaying in property taxes. These […]

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April 18, 2016 Posted by: Blog Contributor

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist by Terrys Fabrics.
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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist by Terrys Fabrics.

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April 13, 2016 Posted by: Melissa Tracey

Is brass out or in? Is granite fading in popularity to quartz? We want to hear from you! Tell us about some of the latest trends you are noticing in home design for 2016, and which ones appear to be fading fast. Share your input on this blog or e-mail Realtor Magazine writer Melissa Dittmann Tracey at […]

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Posted by: Melissa Tracey

Is brass out or in? Is granite fading in popularity to quartz? We want to hear from you! Tell us about some of the latest trends you are noticing in home design for 2016, and which ones appear to be fading fast. Share your input on this blog or e-mail Realtor Magazine writer Melissa Dittmann Tracey at […]

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April 11, 2016 Posted by: Blog Contributor

PBS singles out 10 homes that have had a large impact on evolving the design of U.S. homes over time. PBS is running a three-part series, “10 Homes That Changed America,” that shows off these homes that have such a big influence on American architecture. Take a look at these 10 homes below (listed in […]

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March 28, 2016 Posted by: Melissa Tracey

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that are designed to be more resilient to bad weather. More than 500 residential architects offered their […]

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March 14, 2016 Posted by: Blog Contributor

By Julie Legge, real estate photographer and videographer Got a new luxury listing this spring? Consider a twilight photo session to supplement your professional interior pictures. Marketing the property with pictures taken at dusk is an excellent way to highlight exterior features such as upgraded landscape lighting, pool lighting and outdoor living spaces, conveying an […]

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