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6 Best Warm White Paint Colors for Your Home in 2021

Perhaps surprisingly, white can be a tricky paint color to pick for your home’s exterior. The undertones vary significantly and can be hard to see on a swatch. Plus, different elements in your exterior like a brick driveway, lots of shade, or stone can alter how the white is perceived. Instead of spending a lot ...

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Modern vs. Contemporary: What’s the Difference in Home Design?

You know that your house looks current, and you do your best to stay on-trend. You might call your style modern — or you might call it contemporary. But did you know there’s a difference between the two? Despite being synonyms in day-to-day usage, the terms modern and contemporary have distinct meanings in home design. ...

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7 Stunning Pictures of Contemporary Home Exteriors

What is considered a contemporary style home? Contemporary home exteriors possess a certain je ne sais quoi. For good reason, the style has developed a cult-like following. As in the definition of ‘contemporary’ itself, a contemporary style home references trends popular in the present moment. The hallmarks of the contemporary style include straight lines, oversized ...

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9 Outdoor Lighting Ideas for Maximum Curb Appeal

It’s the little things. The details of your home’s exterior design make all the difference. There are tons of decisions to make when updating your home’s exterior, from paint colors choices to front door options to outdoor lighting ideas that will maximize curb appeal. In this post, we’re hoping to inspire you with exterior light ...