How Much Leverage Do Today’s House Sellers Have?

  The housing market has been scorching hot over the last twelve months. Buyers and their high demand have far outnumbered sellers and a short supply of houses. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales are up 23.7% from the same time last year while the inventory of homes available…

8 Bedroom Decorating Ideas to Create Your Happy Space

Bedrooms are often the last room in the house to get some decorating love. But with the right planning and bedroom decorating ideas, this space can become a personal sanctuary that calms, centers and energizes. Davis Remignanti, Furniture.com’s lead design consultant, offers these easy design tips and bedroom decorating ideas to help transform even the most traditional…

10 No-Cost Tips for Saving Energy

Looking for fast, free ways to save on energy around the home this winter? There are many common-sense things you can do everyday in your home to lower energy bills: Tip #1: Lock your windows Don’t just close them, but lock them to create an airtight seal that keeps out air leaks and drafts. Tip…

The Livin’ is Easy with These Living Room Design Ideas

Some of us watch TV every night in our living rooms, while for some, the living room is strictly for entertaining company. Whatever role your living room plays in your home, odds are good that it’s due for an update — or at least a little freshening up! Once the holidays are over, many of…

30 Home Fixups You Can Get Done in Under 30 Minutes

Weekend Warrior, meet the Half-Hour Hero. Here’s a rundown of the best home maintenance tasks you can do for your Money Pit in less than 30 minutes. 1. Locate and label important valves: Imagine that a pipe broke in your ceiling and water is now leaking through every electric light fixture on to your brand new carpet. Got…

6 Toy Storage Tips to Save Your Sanity

All too often, the kids’ rooms are the smallest in a house or apartment. Finding room for all of their toys, games, books, and more can be an incredible challenge. If you’re looking for toy storage tips that can help transform a child’s room — without going through the painful process of getting rid of…

5 Easy Organizing Tips for Kids Rooms Before Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, many parents are already dreading the moment neatly wrapped presents under the Christmas tree become incoming piles of toys. Organizing the kids’ rooms is hard enough the rest of the time. Organizing them when piles of new presents — both the ones that you’ve picked out and the ones that are given to…

Paint Garage Walls for a Warmer Welcome

It might not be common to paint garage walls, but if you use your garage as a secondary entrance to your home, maybe it should be. It’s not unusual for most people to keep their front door freshly painted.  After all, it makes an all-important first impression on visitors.  But with so many of us using our garages…

10 Easy DIY Home Improvement Projects Your Dog Will Love

Anybody who has ever lived with a pooch knows how fast these beautiful creatures become a part of the family. As dog owners, we worry about their comfort and happiness, the way we do other family members. And we are always ready to do anything to make the house as dog-friendly as possible. After all,…