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Monday, April 01, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Kitchen Islands With Beds? Indoor Yards? 4 Hot New Home Trends Too Good to Be True

If you're a homeowner who takes pride in staying on top of interior design trends, you've no doubt been busy lately. High-end kitchen island? Check. Living wall in the living room? Sure thing! And you've most certainly got a Chip and Joanna Gaines-inspired farmhouse sink or shiplap lurking somewhere, too.
Sorry to break it to you ... but those trends are très passé. The rest of the world has moved on, and they're decking out their homes with way hipper stuff than that.
Relax, your friends at realtor.com are here to help! Just feast your eyes on four of the hottest, hippest home trends we've seen lately.

Kitchen islands with beds



Kitchen island with bed
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Kitchen islands have been getting bigger and more souped up than ever. This so-called "hub of the home" can now incorporate sinks, ovens, breakfast bars, charging stations, and far more. But let's be honest here: Al ...

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Monday, January 07, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

How to Organize Your Kitchen Fast—Even in 15 Minutes

We're willing to bet you spend a whole lot of time in your kitchen, so odds are fairly good it's also one of the most cluttered rooms in your house. Somehow, everything that doesn't have a home (and lots of other stuff that does!) seems to end up in the same space meant for cooking.
But it's a new year, so if you've vowed to finally clean up your act—and your house—we're here to help!
If the prospect of decluttering seems overwhelming, never fear. No one said you have to tackle the whole house (or even a whole room) in one go. In this weekly guide on Home Organization Made Easy, we break down this monumental task into easy, bite-size projects. Each article will tackle a particular room (starting with your kitchen), then break it down further into manageable jobs that can fit any time window you have handy. Here's how to get organized in the new year whether you've got 15 minutes—or a few hours—to spare.
Got 15 minutes?
Fifteen minutes may no ...

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Monday, August 27, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Cabinets: Which Style Is Right for You?

One of the hardest choices you'll have to make during a kitchen remodel is what kind of cabinets to get. After all, this is where all your dishes and more get stored, so whatever you choose must suit your needs and tastes, and fit the space and your budget.
In this latest installment of our Dream Kitchen Remodeling Guide, we'll lay out all your options, as well as the pros, cons, and costs. Here's what to consider in order to identify the right kitchen cabinets for you.
Off the shelf or custom-made?
Cabinets come in three different categories. Which one you go with will largely depend on how much space you have, as well as your budget.

1. Stock cabinets: You can buy these cabinets right off the shelf at a big-box store such as Ikea.

Cost: $60 to $200 per linear foot
Pros: Theyre the value-minded choice, says Nancy Vayo, senior interior design leader for Ikea North America.
Cons:  ...

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Monday, February 05, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

Types of Kitchen Countertops: Which One's Best for You?

There are many types of kitchen countertops, and each has its particular pros and cons, including the price. Since this surface can have such a big impact on how a kitchen looks, you might be wondering: What's the best kitchen countertop for your home?
That depends, of course, on your sense of style and your cooking proclivities. So whether you're looking to renovate your kitchen or are shopping for homes and wondering whether you'll love or hate the counters you see , here's a guide to the various types of kitchen countertops and how to figure out which one's right for you.
Granite countertops

Price: $60 to $100 per square foot
Pros: Granite countertops are one of the most popular kitchen features, and they often make top 10 lists of desirable features among builders surveyed by the National Home Builders Association.
Made from a naturally occurring composite of quartz, mica, and feldspar, ea ...

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