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Top 10 Kitchen Trends of 2018

DESIGN TRENDS by SUZANNE DERUSHA – MEDALLION’S DESIGN & TRENDS EXPERT DECEMBER 18, 2018

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About this time last year, I was researching forecasts on what trends would look like for 2018. As you know it’s always exciting to see what’s coming in the new year, but the funny thing is, there’s not really a hard stop and start between the trends on a calendar basis. Instead, what we see is a flow that carries through, with slight nuances that change the landscape year over year. So before we get into what 2019 will bring, let’s take a look back at what’s been at the top of trends in 2018.

5 Quick and Simple Remodels on a Budget

Home in need of a remodel

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The thought of remodeling a house often makes people envision months of living away from home, long periods of frustration, and – above all – out-of-control expenses. However, remodeling on a budget is definitely possible if you clearly plan what you want to do. If you don’t let yourself get carried away, you can remodel parts of your home relatively quickly. Try the following five quick and simple budget-friendly remodels:

Why Choose A Wood Door?

For more information, visit Simpson Door http://www.simpsondoor.com/blog/post/10/why-choose-a-wood-door

When selecting the right door for your home, there are many factors that go into the decision, but typically one of the first is whether the door should be wood, fiberglass, or steel.

While it would be no surprise that we feel wood is the best choice for your door, we believe it is important that you understand the “why.” And here are just a few of the reasons we believe you won’t want to choose anything other than a wood door for your home. 

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Building Aesthetically Beautiful Waterfront Homes

Written by Louise Weston

water front home

Designing an aesthetically beautiful waterfront home starts with considering the house’s placement relative to the water. Having buildings or facilities near the water (like a dock) make the house more convenient for water activities and generally raises its value. On the other hand, having infrastructure that maintains a certain distance from the water means less vulnerability to flooding and saltwater-related wear-and-tear. It’s just a matter of personal preference.

Almost any architectural style will work for waterfront homes. What’s important is how the design of a home takes advantage of the fact that it’s on a picturesque waterfront. In other words: great views are a must. If you don’t have plenty of windows or at least a balcony that’s overlooking the water, what do you need a waterfront home for? There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and peacefully having your morning cup of tea or coffee while seated on a balcony that’s pointed at the coast.

Moving Tips from a Professional Realtor

Author: ErinAnn (Martin) Beebe REALTOR®, CRS®, WCR®, 203k®, Associate-Broker, Certified Home Marketing Specialist®, RE/MAX® Realty Group Rehoboth   

Moving is stressful! Just when you get everything packed, it’s time to unpack and get everything organized in your new place. For many people (me included), the room with the most boxes is always the kitchen.  Take your time and get it right. I promise it will be worth all the effort.

My husband and I purchased our first home together (yay!) in May of 2017. Our new house is full of beautiful kitchen cabinets. I’m even having trouble filling them all.

Before we got married, we both had our own homes full of stuff, sometimes even doubles and triples of things. We both have plenty of moving experience (him five times and me seventeen times). With that many moves between us, we have learned a lot!

Tips for Homeowners: How to Save on Energy Costs

Whether you have a new construction home, previously owned home, or a vintage home – we have several ways for you to reduce your home energy & service costs.

1) Insulate your attic

With an unfinished attic, you want to have insulation in between the ceiling joists. With new construction homes, it is required to have R45 insulation installed. If you are moving into a pre-owned house, look around the attic to make sure the insulation has not been damaged. If so, make sure to replace with new.

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Bethany Beach Dunes Renovation, Heather Lane

Bethany Beach Renovation - After

Bethany Beach Renovation

This oceanfront project in Bethany Dunes, Bethany Beach Delaware is considered a Bethany Beach renovation even though it’s a new house. DNREC moved their beach preservation line west after the existing house was built. If demolished the existing house would be relocated approximately 30 feet west of the existing house. Shifting the house west would have severely diminished the ocean front view and eliminated this house’s unique view to the south.

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