14 Home Upgrades That Will Boost Property Value

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Across the country, there is currently a limited supply of available homes on the open market. This gives prospective sellers the upper hand in real estate negotiations, so many homeowners are looking to increase the future value of their home even further.

With a few strategic home improvement projects, you can not only increase your quality of life in the near-term future, but also add tremendous property value when you’re ready to sell. But which upgrades are the most likely to pay off down the road?

Below, 14 members of Forbes Real Estate Council share the best projects and room renovations to invest in right now.

1. Kitchen

Kitchens sell homes! The largest sell is absolutely the upgrades in a kitchen. The culture today is cooking from home

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10 Truly Horrifying Beach House Decor Fails To Never Try at Home

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While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad? Here are the worst designs I’ve seen.

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While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy right about now, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad?

As someone who’s rented beach houses on sandy shores from New York’s Fire Island to the Maine coast, I can conclude that beach house owners tend to go overboard with beach-themed decor. We’re talking seashells not only at the seashore, but everywhere in the home, fashioned into soap dishes, wind chimes, “seashell bouquets”—you

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5 bathroom updates that will never go out of style

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If you’re going to update a bathroom and you want your design choices to stand up over time, the first step is determining what styles will be timeless for you specifically.

“People tend to fall into one or two camps,” says interior designer Michael Winn of Winn Design and Build in Northern Virginia. “They want a very classic-looking bathroom, or they want something contemporary and spalike, like the Four Seasons.” Translation: For many people, the bathroom might not be the place to get splashy with trends.

But what if you adore bold colors and patterns? “Sometimes, the most timeless things are the things that you love,” says Katy Harbin, a designer based in North Carolina. “There are people that redo their bathroom every 10 years,” and for them, choosing a paint color of the year and of-the-moment hardware might work.

For those who want to do it right and be

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Elevate Your Interior Spaces With Design Tips From Sustainable Decor Brand, Pom Pom at Home

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Cozy nights at home have taken on new meaning with the pandemic. Now that summer is coming to an end and life indoors will become the norm, what better time to invest in décor that will elevate your space and have you loving it even more? 

Enter Pom Pom at Home, a super chic, family-owned, sustainable home décor brand known for their ‘lived-in elegance’ aesthetic. 

“When we started, a textile brand with this ‘lived-in’ elegant look wasn’t readily available, so I had to create it myself.  Most other textile companies at the time were very formal,” CEO and Creative Director, Hilde Leiaghat tells me. “Whereas, we curate the designs for our brand with a sense of calm and comfort in mind. Everything has to FEEL good. The touch and hand feel are truly what sell our products.”

Pom Pom at

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How to Organize the Kitchen, According to an Expert

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Earlier this year our homes went from being the places where we’d catch a few winks and spend nights bingeing ‘Queer Eye’ to our gym, office, school, restaurant, etc. Here, a collection of stories that celebrate our homes and the integration of wellness under one roof. See More

No one likes it when a houseguest, whether it’s an aunt or mother-in-law, comes into your kitchen and starts rearranging all the cabinets. You go and reach for a mug for your morning coffee only to find yourself staring at a stack of bowls. Or you open the junk drawer to grab some scissors and find that your silverware lives there now. Kitchen surprises should only come in the form of fluffy pancakes or matcha rice krispies treats.

That said, Carly Waters, an interior designer and expert organizer, believes there is absolutely a “right” way to set up and organize the kitchen

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