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8 Ways To Add Luxury (and Value) to Your Home

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Marje / Getty Images/iStockphoto

If you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, you might be on the hunt for the best moves you can make to upgrade it before selling. Whether you have the budget for small upgrades or larger improvement projects, there are a variety of proven ways you can give your home a facelift at a price you can afford.

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From hardware upgrades to full room renovations, there are many options to make your home

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Home Renovations That Are Surprisingly DIY

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If you’re planning to do some projects around the house, you’re not alone. According to the 2022 U.S. Houzz & Home Study: Renovation Trends, home renovation activity and spend are at their highest rates since 2018.

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It can be daunting, however, when you start considering the total cost of home renovation projects you’d like to do. That’s why, in order to save money, you may want to do it yourself. For

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Spacious east Louisville home featured on 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes

A Louisville couple and their dogs were comfortable in their previous home — but they just wanted more land.

“I told my husband I wanted some acreage for our dogs,” the homeowner, who asked not to be named, told The Courier Journal. “We looked at 100 acres, we looked at 60 acres, we looked at everything — acreage everywhere, from Shelbyville to Louisville.”

One day, she was driving down a street and saw a for sale sign in front of a 5,000-square-foot, traditional-style home in east Louisville that had just enough land. Soon enough, she and her husband were moving

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Magical garden: Point Loma couple add whimsy to outdoor spaces

Guests who step behind an architecturally striking stucco home sitting atop a Point Loma Heights ridge will experience a magical wonderland. Following the sinuous path leads to discovery of a garden filled with repurposed discards, whimsical thrift shop finds and stained-glass treasures, along with containers artfully filled with lush drought-tolerant plantings.

Especially lucky visitors may even catch a glimpse of Max, a charming black-and-white cat tripping daintily over rocks amid the pond’s lily pads while stalking the resident goldfish. Rosie the Old English sheepdog and Ginger, Max’s tabby feline companion, also hangs out in the peaceful oasis.

Rebecca Long and

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Tour a Napa Valley Home That Features Groovy Furniture and Gucci Wallpaper | Architectural Digest

You won’t have to venture far into this serene home, in Napa Valley, California, to feel the influence of its designer, Kristen Peña. Schooled in European elegance and proportions, the San Francisco–based decorator, and founder of K Interiors, has established a reputation for creating contemporary designs that thoughtfully balance openness and privacy. Nevertheless, inside this four-bedroom home, Peña has also managed to go further in melding the tailored, largely monochromatic palette of her clients with a playful, sophisticated scheme that elevates the residence’s overall aesthetic.

“It was a very clean slate when I was brought in, so we

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