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Thursday, May 5, 2022   /   by Margie Wright

Uses for Your Bonus Room

You knew that you wanted a bonus room when you went house hunting, but now that you have one, you're stuck on what to do with it. Turn it into a guest room? A home office? A storage space for all the odds and ends that you say you'll find a home for? A room of abandoned projects that you'll definitely come back to one day? 
You're not alone.
Many homeowners struggle to make good use of the space provided with a bonus room. However, there are many ways you can turn the area into a room you'll never want to leave. The first step is evaluating your priorities on what you want/need the most, and then looking at the constraints of the bonus room itself. The size of the room will limit what you can and cannot do, so it's important to know what the space is capable of realistically. The possibilities are endless though! Check out the following ideas for what you can do with your bonus room.

1. Home Office
Whether you work from home currently or know that you'll have to do work fr! ...

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Thursday, April 28, 2022   /   by Margie Wright

Move In Ready vs. Fixer Upper Homes

There are a million questions to think about when house hunting. There are so many things to consider, but one of the first ones to consider is whether you want a home that is move-in ready or a fixer upper. Each option has its pros and cons, and each option also has a different price tag attached to it. If you're wondering which option may be right for you, then keep reading!

What is a fixer upper?
A home that's described as a fixer upper is normally a livable place but needs significant maintenance work. This includes redecoration, redesign, and even reconstruction. Each one, though, is different. Some really only need cosmetic updates. Some need a pretty deep clean. And then others could have more severe problems like mold or structural flaws. Everyone's definition will differ, with some people viewing the same house in two completely different ways about the level of fixing it needs.

What's a move-in ready home?
This definition also varies depending on who you ask. How. ...

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  homes, homeowners, tips, homebuyers, buyers, interior design, renovation, fixer upper

Thursday, April 7, 2022   /   by Margie Wright

Cool Features When Building Your Home

You've decided to build your dream home from the ground up. We'll cover the not so fun parts of what to consider and how to prepare for that in a later blog. Today's blog is all about the most fun aspect of home building: figuring out which features you want in your home! There are a variety of things you can choose to add to your home, but you want to have them planned out in advance so your builders know what they're working with. Your options are nearly endless for what to add in, but here are a few options that we think are especially cool.

Custom Shelving
Custom shelving is a great way to add a focal point in any room while also being super functional. Having built-in shelving around a fireplace or multimedia unit in your living room adds all sorts of places for decoration, mementos, family photos, plants, etc. If you're wanting a room dedicated to a library space, custom shelving is a must-have. You know your book collection the best and know what space you need. You may want. ...

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Thursday, March 10, 2022   /   by Margie Wright

Home Entryway Ideas

The entryway to a home is a place of first impressions and a place that should make you say "Ah, now I'm really home." It can also be one of the hardest places to try and decorate and make useful. Normally, these areas are smaller open spaces. Finding the balance between the space being useful while keeping it uncluttered can be a challenge. Knowing how to dress the area up can make it all the more inviting and also useful to you!
Bring In Some Color
Changing the color of the door is the easiest way to change the mood of your entryway. Yellow, blue, or even green will transform the area instantly! Depending on the mood you're wanting for the space, that will determine what color you end up going for. It's also a project that you can do easily on your own.
You don't have to stop at just the door either. Choose a wall to paint a bright color. Geometric designs are in, so you could paint some brightly colored shapes on the walls in the entryway to draw the eye to certain areas. It! ...

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Thursday, February 24, 2022   /   by Margie Wright

How to Create the Best Gaming Room

From video games to board games to card games to tabletop RPG games, there's an endless amount of fun to be had when it comes to gaming. It's all about finding what you enjoy! If you're like me, then you may find yourself wanting a space where you and your loved ones can play these games without having to drag them out of a storage area.
Okay, so you may still have to drag them out, but a game room will save you the extra hassle! You'll be able to have open storage space (if that's what you choose) that shows off those carefully curated games. Plus, having that dedicated space will create a more relaxed environment that you can come to after work to enjoy yourself. Not to mention it'll be a hit with your friends!
But how do you create the best gaming room possible in your home? Keep reading, because I have the tips and tricks for you to create the best gaming room!

Make It Versatile
Why limit the game room to only games? The space can also be used for movies and music. Make . ...

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