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Beds, Baths and Fortune-Telling at IKEA
Meet Jeff and Beth, the latest participants in the "time travel experiment" IKEA has been running to promote its fall...
6 Fall Flooring Trends to Look Forward To
Most interior designers agree that in any space, flooring sets the tone. This means that decorating decisions about such things as furniture and lighting should b...
Hypnotized, One Couple Lives Its Future at IKEA
Here's what we've been waiting for: It's the first official video in a mind-bending new promotional series from IKEA....
Now at IKEA, Time Travel
Who doesn't love IKEA? Whereas other furniture purveyors mainly appeal to one or another niche market, IKEA appeals a...
15 Fresh Furniture Trends to Watch in 2014
Furniture is one of those things in the house which gains a lot of attention from guests. They are talking points, topic...
Creating Affordable Housing
Since World War II, the federal government has had its hand in promoting and supporting affordable housing through GI...
Designers Tell All: Top 12 Kitchen Trends Revealed
Get the lowdown on today's most popular kitchen design trends from top designers Steven La Fonte and Kate Singer.
Would You Live in a Tiny House Village?
When is a trailer park not a trailer park? When it’s being designed and developed by nationally recognized small-spac...
Has the Recovery Hit Your Block?
The residential housing market is finally experiencing an upswing across most markets. Even relatively stable regions...
Designers Tell All: Today's Top 10 Bathroom Trends
Get the lowdown on today's most popular bathroom design trends from top designers Jill Goldberg and Kate Singer.
How Stuck Is Your Market? Two Key Metrics to Track
All real estate is local, but it’s national real estate statistics that dominate headlines. If you wish to identify e...
Remodeling for Resale: 3 Tarnished Trends to Avoid
At times it's necessary to walk a fine line when remodeling. On the one hand, you want to give your house distinct ap...
Suddenly, a Seller’s Market?
That choking sound you hear is the echo of real estate deals not getting done, because suddenly, buyers can’t find ho...
Taylor Swift Sells Her Cape Cod Abode
What do Bob Vila and Taylor Swift have in common, you ask? Apparently, a love for Cape Cod-style architecture! Taylor...
Cost and Competition: Remodeling Heats Up
If you are thinking that this is the year to tackle a bigger renovation project that you’ve been postponing, you’re n...
Is Housing Really Back?
Hyperventilation over the housing market recovery is reaching gale force. National news outlets are quoting some expe...
5 Market Trends to Cash In On This Year
The unexpected has become the norm for the US real estate market. As evidenced by the annual Profile of Home Buyers a...
New Year, New Color
Pantone, the global authority on color for the design industries, has announced the Color of the Year for 2013: Emera...
Will 2013 Values Support Improvements?
2013 is likely to see home values stabilizing—but not because of sale prices. A strengthening labor market is the ris...
3 Top Ways to Capture Value in 2013
While analysts argue whether 2012 was in fact the turnaround year for home sales, it’s clear that home remodeling is ...
Two Regulatory Trends That Could Trim Your Cash Flow
That sacred cow, the home mortgage deduction, is likely headed for the slaughterhouse. As Congress explores ways to r...
Bob Vila Radio: Pocket Neighborhoods
Savvy homebuyers these days know that a home is worth more based on its location than on its square footage. Listen t...
Home Buyers Seek Low Carrying Costs
Price is the number one factor for home buyers, according to the annual Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers recently r...
Remodeling Heats Up
Brace for a remodeling revival in 2013.  The Harvard Joint Center on Housing is predicting double-digit growth for ho...
Kitchen Trends to Bank On
Baked-in obsolescence is the last thing you want in your kitchen remodel. Classic  layouts, finishes, and styles are ...
Gen 'Why' Ponders Homeownership
Though they've seen their parents lose equity, today's 20-somethings have home-buying on their minds. A just-released...
No Vacation: Tax Rules Tighten on Getaway Homes
Ah, a secluded, peaceful vacation home, far from the madding crowd. . . But not far enough to be away from the IRS. T...
Checklist: A Safe and Insurable House
Following some simple guidelines can safeguard your property, keep your family protected, and lower your insurance pr...
Kitchen & Bath Show: Day 3 Top Picks
Today, my last day at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Chicago, continued to reveal more innovative products, de...
Kitchen & Bath Show: Day 2 Top Picks
Today was another day of discovery at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, and while I covered a lot of ground and saw...
Kitchen & Bath Show: Day 1 Top Picks
Today was opening day at the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Chicago's McCormick Place. The show is...
Why Is The Home Depot So Crowded?
If you're tackling a home improvement project this spring, you're not the only one reinvesting sweat equity in your h...
2012 International Builders' Show Highlights
A sampling of some of the innovative new products showcased at this year's International Builders' Show.
Home Building Trends 2012
Every year, builders, contractors, manufacturers, and industry professionals attend the NAHB International Builders’ ...
All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
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