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White is the top pick for counters and backsplashes, and gray is the most popular color for walls, a Houzz study reveals

Erin Carlyle January 27, 2019

Many homeowners are choosing hardworking materials and neutral color palettes for their renovated kitchens, according to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Quartz counters have overtaken natural stone as the top choice for upgraded counters, and engineered materials are now ahead of traditional hardwood for floors, the study shows. Read on>> to find out about top kitchen renovation trends for counters and backsplashes, as well as floors, appliances and walls.

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Here's what trends are big on the home front this year—and which ones have overstayed their welcome. BY LUCIA TONELLI

 

Oh, the joys of the new year. January 1st has become our opportunity for a reboot, and arbitrary as it may be (why not July 12th?), it's an opportunity to leave behind what's bad and embrace what's new and good. When you're deciding what to overhaul, don't forget about the home front. For decor lovers looking for tips on 2019 decorating, we talked to some of our favorite designers about the home trends that are IN and OUT this year >>read more.

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By Jane Chertoff | Dec 10, 2018

 

As cheery and festive as the holiday season is, the table might just be one of the most boring things to decorate. Let's be honest—traditional tablescapes always seem to involve the same dull and stuffy look: beige tablecloths, muted candlesticks, with maybe a few token pops of red and green. Been there, done that.

Ready to shake things up? The decor trends are on your side. This year it's all about creating a holiday table that makes a statement—but still allows your friends and family to feel right at home >>READ MORE.

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Orlando home prices, sales rise as inventory continues to slip in September

One year after Hurricane Irma threw a wrench into the Orlando housing market, data from the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association shows positive September-to-September comparisons for both sales and median price. Inventory, however, stayed on its year-over-year downward slide>>Read more.

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Spook Up the Front Porch

By H. Camille Smith/HGTV
 

Get ready to spook up your home — both indoors and out — with our favorite ideas for handmade Halloween decorations you can craft. Even if Halloween guests never enter your home — aka trick-or-treaters — they'll definitely see the front porch so give it a festive feel with a colorful rug, lanterns, mums and piles of pumpkins >>Read more.


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Orlando median home price continues to gain amid sales slowdown

The year-over-year median price for Orlando homes sold during the month of August continued on its years-long upward trajectory, albeit at a slower pace as dwindling inventory takes its toll on sales >>Read more.

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It’s that time of year where the shiny new trends for autumn and winter appear, so we’ve compiled our top 10 for you to peruse before the temperature starts to drop.

Rich tones, colour blocks, a touch of black and big flouncy florals are what’s to come this autumn and winter. Below we show you how to create these exciting trends in your home this coming season >>read more

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