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What is Boho Style? 6 Things All DIY Designers Should Know
What is boho style exactly? Also called “bohemian” or “boho chic,” the boho aesthetic is a laid-back, relaxed and ind...
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Fact or Fiction: Does This Viral TikTok Cleaning Trick Really Work?
It’s no secret that the TikTok algorithm gets to know your interests pretty well, and as an editor for BobVila. com t...
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10 Ways to Ace "Coastal Grandmother" Style
Even if you haven’t seen it on TikTok, you may have heard the growing buzz about “coastal grandmother” style. Similar...
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What Is Art Deco Style? 6 Things Every DIY Designer Should Know
Art Deco style was at the height of its popularity during the 1920s and 1930s, but it remains a staple in interior de...
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8 Landscaping Mistakes That Make a Home Look Outdated
As with everything else, landscaping trends come and go. Staying abreast of the latest in landscaping trends—and phas...
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10 Harsh Realities of House Hunting in 2022
Many home-buying hopefuls dutifully donned masks to attend open houses in late 2020 and 2021 only to find themselves ...
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The 8 Biggest Outdoor Living Trends for 2022
Whether it’s dining alfresco, gardening, or lounging in the sun, time spent outdoors can boost your health and happin...
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How to DIY the Terrazzo Tile Trend
Terrazzo is everywhere in home decor, from coffee tables to wallpaper to pet food bowls. But the price tags for these...
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11 Reasons We Love Pinterest’s New Barkitecture Trend
American pet owners spent over $103 billion on their animal family members in 2020, and our furry companions have enj...
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Goblincore: The Decor Trend You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of
Last year, the cottagecore aesthetic—a trend that encouraged embracing a simpler, more bucolic look—took the fashion ...
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13 Trends We’re Happy To Leave Behind in 2022
At some point, most trends fall to the wayside. Think about the orange shag carpet of the 1970s or the wood paneling ...
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Remodeling Trends for 2022: 10 Updates That Everyone in Your Neighborhood Will Be Making Next Year
In 2021, for the second consecutive year a pandemic continued sweeping through the world and kept many of us hunkered...
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17 of Our Favorite Buffalo Check Home Decor Items This Winter
While red and black checkered fabrics were long associated with American lumberjacks, buffalo plaid actually originat...
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Should You Paint Your House Black?
It’s not your grandmother’s house color. Black houses are popping up in neighborhoods across the country, and you may...
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10 Gardening Trends Expected to Grow in 2021
In the next 12 months, expect to find new products, greater convenience, and continued vitality in all areas of gardening.
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11 Retro Living Rooms Ideas We Almost Forgot About
While some vintage home decorating trends are burned into the collective memory, and a few even continue to be emulated today, others are less well remembered. Re...
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20 Retro Home Trends It’s Time to Revisit
Trends and styles are forever changing and evolving. Home trends that were once the height of popularity eventually seem mundane and drab, only to experience a re...
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7 Nostalgic Paint Colors That Are Making a Comeback
Bring back your favorite decade—but with a twist—by coating a few walls with one of these 7 retro colors that have been remixed for the 21st century.
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16 Landscaping Trends You Can Expect to See This Year
As sustainability becomes more a lifestyle goal than merely an esoteric idea, homeowners are looking for new ways to “smarten up” their landscaping with eco-frien...
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These 13 Forgotten Home Trends Are Suddenly Cool Again
Trying to keep up with what's popular in home design? These 13 old-school trends are in demand once again.
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10 Home Trends That People Either Love or Hate
When a design trend catches fire, controversy is sure to follow. Sometimes the debate is purely aesthetic, but occasionally the objections run deeper, touching on...
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10 Once-Trendy Paint Colors That Still Look Good Today
Seeking a bold accent color or a sophisticated neutral? Look to the past for inspiration—and insurance. When you pick the best color scheme for your home, you can...
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The Biggest Outdoor Design Trends of 2018—So Far
A yard is more than grass that you have to mow, it's an extension of your living space. Homeowners who commit time and money toward landscaping their yard not onl...
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7 House Trends That Are on the Way Out in 2018
From finishes to furniture, there are quite a few house trends we’ve seen a lot of in 2017 that, to be honest, we could live without next year. We checked with a ...
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12 Kitchen Trends That Will Take Over in 2018
In the realm of remodeling, kitchens are king! Cooking space upgrades are the projects homeowners most hope to take on in the coming year, having usurped bathroom...
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The Most In-Demand Home Upgrades for 2018
Hope to enhance your humble abode to be somewhat less humble? You’re not alone. Residential improvement and repair expenditures are expected to rise through in 20...
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18 Paint Colors You're Going to See Everywhere in 2018
When it comes to predicting the most popular paint colors of 2018, industry experts are seeing red—and blue, and black, and gold. Strong, saturated shades are poi...
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10 Bathroom Trends You Might Regret
Not all design trends are created equal. While many classic designs (wainscoting, for instance) will never go out of style, others have a limited half life. Which...
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6 Bathroom Trends Set to Dominate 2017
Slowly but surely, with each passing year, Americans increasingly view the bathroom not merely as a functional space, but as a restful, restorative sanctuary. Whi...
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The 6 Kitchen Design Trends Set to Dominate 2017
No longer a solely utilitarian space, today's kitchen plays host to a range of activities beyond meal prep and casual family dining. For Joe Maykut, Product Manag...
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7 Kitchen Design Trends Set to Dominate 2016
Every year, renovating the kitchen reigns as one of the most popular home upgrades, largely because the cooking and entertaining space plays such a central role i...
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20 Kitchen Trends You Might Regret
Starting a gut renovation, or just giving your kitchen a little facelift? To keep your space from looking dated, think twice before integrating these renovation a...
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7 Irresistible Outdoor Living Trends for 2015
It seems that each year, summer takes its good old time to get here, and when it finally arrives there's a to-do list of home improvement projects and recreationa...
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7 Life-Changing New Home Technologies for 2015
With each passing year, our houses are getting smarter and smarter. It's no fantasy; appliances that mix drinks or cook dinner at your command—a simple touch on y...
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Watch These 10 Home Trends Take Off in 2015
"Out with the old, in with the new" is a motto often adopted at the start of a new year—whether you're contemplating lives, relationships, even spaces. Now think ...
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These 8 Vanished Home Trends Have Returned
When we said goodbye to old trends of the 1970s, like crunchy orange shag carpeting, or to the dark, omnipresent wood veneer paneling of the 1980s, many of us wou...
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HGTV Opens the Door to a Beloved 90s Star
Color us impressed: Best known for her role in the long-running series 90210, Jennie Garth has opened her large-scale...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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Creating Affordable Housing
Since World War II, the federal government has had its hand in promoting and supporting affordable housing through GI...
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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.
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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...
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Has the Recovery Hit Your Block?
The residential housing market is finally experiencing an upswing across most markets. Even relatively stable regions...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Is Housing Really Back?
Hyperventilation over the housing market recovery is reaching gale force. National news outlets are quoting some expe...
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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...
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New Year, New Color
Pantone, the global authority on color for the design industries, has announced the Color of the Year for 2013: Emera...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Remodeling Heats Up
Brace for a remodeling revival in 2013.  The Harvard Joint Center on Housing is predicting double-digit growth for ho...
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Kitchen Trends to Bank On
Baked-in obsolescence is the last thing you want in your kitchen remodel. Classic  layouts, finishes, and styles are ...
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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...
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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...
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Checklist: A Safe and Insurable House
Following some simple guidelines can safeguard your property, keep your family protected, and lower your insurance pr...
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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...
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