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October 18, 2017

5 Exterior Color Combinations for Fall-Friendly Curb Appeal

Use nature’s vibrant array of yellows, oranges, reds and more as inspiration for year-round color. If you’re ready to take on one last home improvement project before winter weather hits, try one of these five color combinations to spruce up your home’s exterior.

Harvest Gold + Taupe

Keep the sunny side of summer shining all year long by painting your home’s exterior a happy yellow color. Reel in the brightness by choosing for a soft shade of gold siding and pairing it with a neutral tone like taupe. You’ll also find some lovely landscaping ideas in this photo like lining a walkway with ornamental grasses.

 
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October 18, 2017

Small Kitchens: The New Kitchen on the Block

Does your dream home have everything except a showpiece kitchen? While traditionally, kitchens have been central spaces for cooking, eating, hanging out, and showcasing appliances, today’s kitchens are often practical, lifestyle spaces. Built-ins are not just for master bedrooms anymore. Whether it is by design or as a trade-off, this ‘less is more’ attitude is creating some innovative and adaptive trends.

Scaling Down by Choice

For those who want to pare kitchen size down by choice, the micro-kitchen is the new kitchen on the block. You may have seen these in cartoons like The Jetsons, or even at work, as small stations where employees could pick up a [...]

 
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October 18, 2017

Safety First: Here Are the Five Safest Neighborhoods in Boston, MA

Thinking about making a move to Boston, Massachusetts? Find out which neighborhoods are the safest in Bean Town with Homes.com.
 
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October 17, 2017

6 Steps to Safeguard Your Home Before a Disaster

Natural disasters are unpredictable and costly to recover from. Even if you have a few days to prepare, the “calm before the storm” looks a lot more like chaos. Keep your home ready at all times for the unexpected with these six steps.

Write an Emergency Plan

Preparation is key to protecting your family and your home in the event of a disaster, and an emergency plan is the first step. Know what types of emergencies you need to prepare for based on your location and delegate specific responsibilities to each family member. Know where you will meet if separated, how you will communicate if cell towers are down, and what each person should pack and bring if [...]

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