5 reasons why tapping an interior designer is totally worth it

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Lounging on your (admittedly meh) couch drooling over home decor magazines is one way to spend a Saturday. But how about actually creating your own cozy oasis? Before you eschew the idea with an “I’d love to, but [insert excuse here],” Homepolish interior designer Kerry Vasquez wants you to know that transforming […] Read more »

4 Signs You Should Downsize in 2018

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        Making the decision to downsize your home can be hard. For many, it’s where you watched your family grow. It’s your source of comfort and filled with memories. It’s safe to say that many homeowners don’t typically dream of the day they buy a smaller home. […] Read more »

22 Jaw-Dropping Small Kitchen Designs

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Sure, everyone wants a bigger a kitchen, but sometimes that’s just not possible. Whether it has to do with the space available to you in an open-concept home, or you’re simply limited by things like plumbing and electric, a kitchen might have to be small. However, a small kitchen isn’t […] Read more »

The Costs and Benefits of Downsizing

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Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with this blog knows that I am interested in downsizing — primarily because I’m smack dab in the middle of the process myself. We sold our house last summer, and we’re living in a one-bedroom condominium for the time being while we look […] Read more »

The 15 Biggest Kitchen Design Trends of 2017

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When you think of the world of fashion, you think about how what’s in vogue and out of vogue changes by the season… In much the same way, what’s popular and not popular in kitchen design changes quite frequently, though not as frequently as haute couture… Every year, though, it’s […] Read more »

AARP: Most Boomers Want to Stay Put, but Active

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The majority of boomers would prefer to age in their current home, but a new report finds that the biggest factor that could sway their decision to uproot would be finding a home that better fosters independent living. By Hanley Wood Data Studio AARP recently concluded its comprehensive “Livability for […] Read more »

3 Innovative Options That Make Aging in Place Possible

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  The old standard of retiring and shuffling off to a retirement community is being re-written by baby boomers who want to enjoy their homes, embrace their communities and age in place as long as they can. By renovating their homes, engaging in the “Village” model, and finding innovative solutions […] Read more »

Boomers Start Downsizing For Retirement

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Last year Michele Leavelle quit her full-time marketing job, put her 3,600-square-foot Dallas house on the market for $319,000 and began searching for a new smaller home where she hopes to live out her years. “Where I move is where they’ll be carrying me out of,” she declares. But Leavelle, […] Read more »

How is an aging baby boomer generation changing the design of homes?

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Universal design is based on several concepts: Equitable use: All people use the design features in the same way. Flexibility in use: The feature can be adjusted depending on the user; for example, both right- and left-handed people could use it. Simple and intuitive: Any user could understand the feature, […] Read more »