Downsizing like a lot of boomers? Cut the clutter first!

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Here’s something that ought to get your attention: “Your Household Clutter Is Costing You a Bundle.” That comes from award-winning journalist Nancy Fitzgerald, who wrote a very helpful piece for our friends at NextAvenue.org in which she offers six ways to get organized and, she says, put cash in your […] Read more »

Hospitality Interior Design Trends Bridge Millennials and Baby Boomers

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Hospitality design trends for 2017 indicate we will see both millennials and baby boomers with contrasting wants and needs, and accordingly, the industry will see challenges resulting from meeting those needs. In order to be successful, hotels will need to find the right mix of features to appeal to each […] Read more »

Empty-nesters seek to banish their home’s haphazard look

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  By Jaci Conry   July 25, 2017 After 19 years living in their Colonial Revival Cape-style home, Linda and Marc Shpilner decided it was finally time for a change. They wanted a larger kitchen with a breakfast area, an office, another bathroom, and a garage. “We entertain a lot,” […] Read more »

Designing for boomers

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GLOBAL REPORT—Today, about 10,000 baby boomers will reach the retirement age of 65. And about the same number will cross that threshold every day for the next 16 years, according to the Pew Research Center. That is creating a highly prized new category of leisure travelers who are increasingly the […] Read more »

7 Reasons to Minimize Your Kitchen

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      There are few places in the home that collect more clutter than the kitchen. Junk mail, groceries, backpacks, and contents from emptied pockets routinely add to the everyday collection of dirty plates, coffee mugs, and cooking supplies. Keeping a kitchen clutterfree requires action and resolve. But there […] Read more »

Embraced by Boomers, recliners get a makeover

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Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Ariz. But the easy chair has gotten a face lift, thanks largely to baby boomers. “Before, this furniture was strictly about the function — meaning it […] Read more »

Top Amenities for 2017, from Millennials to Boomers

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There is a lot of talk about what Millennials want in multifamily amenities—and it usually involves speed, ease and the latest technology—but of course, they are not the only ones to consider this year. Property owners also recognize the downsizing Baby Boomers as another key demographic. That said, it is […] Read more »

40+ Practical Tips To Declutter Your Home

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I’ve always been the kind of person who gets slightly antsy at the sight of clutter. Some people find they’re more creative in a disorganized environment, but I notice that clutter increases my stress levels and makes me less productive. For a lot of us, a cluttered home causes discontent […] Read more »

24 Beautiful Master Bathrooms

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Okay. We may not want to think about bathrooms any more than we have to, but when you’re talking about the bathrooms in your home, you want them to be as nice as possible. This is especially true of the master bathroom, as this is where you’ll be getting ready […] Read more »