Home Sweet Man Cave

As a kid, Marc Belll’s mom and pop carpeted the living room in white and banned their rugrat from the pristine area. He didn’t get angry. He got revenge. As an adult, he transformed much of his home into the mother-of-all-man-caves.

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Basement deserves special inspection scrutiny

HANS BRINGS - Basements aren't considered as glamorous as a hi-tech gourmet kitchen, gleaming custom bathrooms or well-manicured landscaping. But that lower level can be equally important to many

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Home improvements that improve your bottom line

KRISTIN BROWN - Whether or not you have plans to move to a new home in the future, it’s always wise to think about the home improvements that


Cluttering up the American Dream

MEG SULLIVAN | UCLA (Originally published June 12, 2012) - It's the place to look for the plumber's phone number, the date of the next doctor's appointment,


Cleaning house with ease

Cleaning you home is a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. Finding someone to do it right, takes a "down and dirty" approach, if you get the


Cosmetic blunders that burn buyers

JESSI HALL - Prepping a home to sell? There's some serious work cut out for you because your property will elicit an immediate emotional response from buyers. To make


Infographic: Superior staging secrets that sell your home in a flash, help you prepare for easy move to next home

LILLIAN MONTALTO - Selling your home can be daunting. Once you decide to sell, you must be as prepared as possible for the moment your home hits the market. Just


Infographic: Social media gives home decor a makeover

The collaborative and interactive aspects of social media are opening new doors to the world of interior design. "Home decor styles are becoming as elaborate as the number of


Tips for painting a child’s room

Are you redecorating your child's room? Children are different from adults at many different levels. Physically, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually, children's needs are unique. Below are a few tips


Home improvements that boost home sales

JEFF (J.R.) LEIGHTON - If you want to compete for buyers in today's hot market you have to invest in a simple facelift for your home - at


Home Improvements: How not to do it yourself

More than 1 million Americans a year wind up in the emergency room due to injuries related to home improvements, including garden care and maintenance, according to the


Steam cleaning lightens, brightens, re-energizes your home

A recent pest scare prompted me to put my fear to work and rent a steam cleaner to clean my apartment. It's surprising what the elements - air and


NARI Home Improvement Quiz: Will doing it yourself do you in?

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) supports hard core do-it-yourselfers who know how to complete a job on time and within budget to add both value


Avoiding 3 common mistakes even savvy decorators make when choosing art

In the realm of interior design, the works of art you choose should frame your decor and go beyond matching the furniture, being "cool," or displaying status symbols. Consider


Infographic: ABCs and 123s of home staging

Staged homes sell faster, they sell for more money than comparable homes that aren't staged and the difference is enough to pay for the cost of staging. Why? Once you

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