Make the Front Porch a Selling Point

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine The front porch is making a comeback. More builders are adding them back into new home designs too. The front porch was once a mainstay in home designs in the early 1900s. But over the years it has gotten swapped out for those street-facing garages. Also, homeowners sought more

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6 Smart Ways to Build Home Equity

Want to create wealth through homeownership? Build equity. Home equity is the percentage of your home’s value that you own, and it’s key to building wealth through homeownership. Let’s take a closer look at how to build home equity without blowing your budget — and how to access it when you need it. How much equity

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Knock Out Knobs from Nest Studio

Since launching in 2012, Nest Studio has been on the forefront of the luxury hardware scene—imparting its unique twist on the usual push and pull of cabinetry for the home. This summer and fall, the brand is unveiling three new collections—Organic, Lauhala, and Geo—inspired respectively by the sculptures of Henry Moore, the Lauhala leaf native

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Raf Simons Rolls in the Cultural Deep with Quilts and a Barn at Design Miami/Basel

Raf Simons has something to say about design. The award-winning chief creative officer of Calvin Klein mined the cultural landscape (both literally and figuratively) at Design Miami/Basel this week; that’s where he presented a striking barn installation featuring a special selection of limited edition chairs by revered Italian brand Cassina. And that’s where he promised

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10 Tiny Vacation Homes for Sale

Short on square footage but big on charm, these tiny vacation homes let you spend more time enjoying your vacation, and less time worrying about upkeep. The idea of living in a tiny home may not appeal to you for everyday life, but if you’re in the market for a vacation home, a tiny house

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The Ron Arad You Aren’t Expecting to See

Ron Arad has been going rogue professionally for decades. The Tel Aviv born, London-based industrial designer and architect has made his mark turning out loopy, dynamic designs that have tested the limits of both materials and (occasionally) conventional taste. He has created works for major brands in every category, including the zany, amorphic Matrizia chair

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