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  • CONTEMPORARY BATHS AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN UPDATES ARE TRENDING

    According to the 2018 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, over half (56%) of baby boomer homeowners are addressing aging-related needs during master bathroom renovations. The digital residential design platform surveyed over 1,100 U.S. homeowners using Houzz who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a master bathroom renovation, and found that one-third of boomers are

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  • FOURPLANS: IN-LAW SUITES AND APARTMENTS

    Even if your buyers don’t have an elderly parent living with them, they may well see a young adult move back after college. Or perhaps they’d like to rent out a room for extra income. The point is that an extra suite (or even a full apartment) opens up possibilities and gives your homes wide

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  • MORTGAGE RATES DROP TO 12-MONTH LOW

    Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing that fixed-rate mortgages fell to the lowest levels since early 2018. Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief economist, said, “The combination of cooling inflation and slower global economic growth led mortgage rates to drift down to the lowest levels in a year. While

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  • What Is Wellness Architecture? Home Design That Promotes Healthy Living

    “No other forecast is based on the perspectives of so many wellness experts, from renowned economists, academics, or futurists to the heads of global hospitality, spa, and beauty brands,” Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO, said of the conference. “And it makes for a powerfully collective, global, and informed set of predictions.” Let’s take a closer

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  • New Looks for Kitchen and Bath Faucets in 2019

      New products and styles of fixtures and hardware were showcased at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the industry’s biggest event, held in Las Vegas from Feb. 19 to 21, 2019. We noticed an expansion of offerings in gold finishes as well as in matte black finishes, along with a new take on the

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  • This Demographic Will Drive Interior Design And Trends In Coming Years

    For the first time in the country’s history, in 2030, the number of persons age 65 and older will exceed the number of persons under the age of 18, as the last of the Baby Boom generation turns 65, according to recent U.S. Population Survey projections. Translation: one in every five Americans will be of

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