Secrets of a Model Home Design Pro
Ever wanted the secrets of a model home design pro? Award-winning model home merchandiser, Mary DeWalt, and NewHomeSource team up to offer you our Top 10 Design Tips, plus eight short videos that will give you the hottest design trends for each room in your home -- in two minutes flat.
10 Amazing Wine Cellars to Inspire Your Inner Wine Enthusiast
You can transform almost any room in your house into a wine cellar — even a closet or pantry — and there are plenty of wine rack options to fit any space and budget. Need some inspiration? Check out these 10 amazing home wine cellars for ideas to create the wine cellar of your dreams.
10 Home Theaters to Excite Your Inner Movie Geek
A home theater can be a great way to enjoy your home and spend time with family and friends. Check out these 10 inspiring examples of home theaters to get an idea of how to bring that Hollywood magic into your home.
10 Tips for Moving Into Your New Home
From unpacking to learning about a new area and meeting new neighbors, a move into a new home entails — and rewards — a bit of planning. Here are some tips to make your move into the home of your dreams, well, a dream.
10 Ways to Keep Your Closet Organized
Clothes, shoes, socks, hats, scarves, jewelry — the list goes on and on. The best way to stay tidy within the walls of your closet is to invest in a closet organization system. Here are 10 of our favorite ways to organize your closet.
Bringing Your Walls to Life: What to Know About Living Walls
A living wall is just that: a living, breathing wall full of lush, green plants. By bringing one into your home, you'll add a unique and stylish touch, as well as a natural way to purify the air. Here's what you need to know about incorporating a living wall into your home.
Choose the Right Wallpaper for You
Paint is one way to punch up a room but today's fresh wave of wallpapers really bring personality to rooms. Choose from edgy and more mainstream designs. And many new wallpapers are peel and stick, so they're easy to use. Here’s everything you need to know to choose the right wallpaper for your new home.
Cool Gadgets and Gizmos for Your Home
Bye-bye, excess. Hello, attainable luxury. The 2013 International Builders Show reflected a new attitude among today's home buyers: Exuberance is out, but there is still a desire for a dream home filled with practical — yet fun — items. Here are some of the show's highlights.
Five Steps to a Dream Outdoor Living Room
It’s no wonder outdoor living spaces are one of the most desired areas of the home: an outdoor living room extends indoor living space. A well-appointed outdoor living room also provides the perfect place to relax or entertain with family and friends.
Grow Your Own: Starting a Vegetable Garden, Part One
A home garden provides many benefits, including greater control over what goes and doesn't go into your food, a smaller grocery bill and veggies that are much more flavorful than their store-bought counterparts. Here are steps to help get your home vegetable garden off the ground.
Grow Your Own: Starting a Vegetable Garden, Part Two
So, you’ve started a home garden: your soil has been amended and the plants have been planted. Now what? Chances are, you’ll come across a few problems, such as pests. In Part Two of this series, you’ll find tips on getting rid of pests, preventing disease and what to do with your surplus of veggies.
Help Your Lawn Get Off the Ground
A lush, well-maintained lawn can bring you plenty of joy, pride and quality time outdoors. Brand new lawns require a lot of work in the beginning, but it's worth it. Here's how you can get a great-looking lawn, whether you start it from seed or lay down sod.
How to Build a Stellar New Home Storage System
Perhaps your old home had a little bit of clutter or maybe you had a hard time keeping track of your valuables. With these tips on how to create a storage system, you can make sure it never happens again!
How to Maintain Your Lawn During a Drought
In areas of drought, homeowners might be tempted to make drastic changes to their lawns. The National Association of Landscape Professionals has a few tips you may want to take a look at before you do too much.
How to Pet Proof Your New Home
A new-home transition isn’t always easy on your pets. Check out these tips on how to pet proof your new home to make it better for them.
Ideas to Create a Unique Garden
It’s easy to create a garden that stands out from the rest. By using elements such as water features, trellises and even a firepit, you can personalize your garden to reflect your personal style and interests.
Is a Landscape Design Plan For You?
Without a plan, landscaping can prove intimidating to both your mind and budget. Breaking the process into prioritized chunks can help you keep a clear head.
Most new homes include core landscaping and more and more builders are working hard to protect existing trees on your lot. Here's how to create a simple landscape plan, using plants native to your area, to embellish your landscaping -- before and after you move in.
Making the Move: Packing Tips, Part One
We know: packing, while a necessary part of the moving process, is stressful. In the first of this two-part article, you'll learn how to create a packing plan of action that will make your move as easy and pain-free as possible.
Making the Move: Packing Tips, Part Two
So, you know how to plan for a move, but have you considered how to pack each room of your house? Here are tips for packing each room of your home to ensure you don’t get stuck with last-minute tasks on moving day.
Moveable Feast: Outdoor Kitchens are Hot
Outdoor kitchens are a great addition to any backyard. Outdoor modular kitchens are especially popular. Why? Because they give homeowners the flexibility to rearrange and redecorate their patios and mix and match cooking appliances and fixtures.
New Home 101: Moving Into Your New Home, Part 1
As moving day finally approaches, it's time to start planning for life in your new home! Before you get ready for the big day, you'll need to line up a mover, start packing, update your address and check on your insurance.
New Home 101: Moving Into Your New Home, Part 2
Finances: It's where moving into a new home gets tough. Before moving day, it's important to make sure you have a complete understanding of all financial matters involved. Here are some tips to guide you through it.
New Home 101: Moving Into Your New Home, Part 3
Congratulations! You've made it to the final step of the new home process: settling in. Start off your new life the right way by developing an organization plan for your new home and looking into landscaping.
Outdoor Kitchens: Built-in and Decked Out
Whether it’s a brick oven for baking pizzas or a grill powered by charcoal, propane or wood chips, there are a variety of options to please any cooking enthusiast in your family. Here's the latest and best appliances and accoutrements for built-in outdoor kitchens.
Outdoor Living Trends 2014
An outdoor space with just the right items can mean the difference between a space you will enjoy with family and friends or one that will collect dust. Here are the latest outdoor trends to help you create and enjoyable outdoor space you can enjoy all year long.
Packing Up: Tips for Moving with Kids
Moving to a new home can be overwhelming, but when you throw kids into the mix, moving can be downright scary. However, armed with the right tips can make moving with kids simple and less stressful. Here are some tips from moving professionals and experts to help make your move an enjoyable step to your new home.
Plan Outdoor Spaces to Meet Your Needs
Will your yard be a gathering place for family barbecues or a calming retreat filled with fragrant plants? Here's what to consider before you take on any landscaping projects for your new home.
Six Easy Ways to Perk Up Your Porch
Looking for fresh ideas to infuse your porch with style? Read on! Our porches function as vignettes to view from the street, passageways to enter the house and outdoor rooms for sitting, relaxing and socializing. Here's how to beautify your porch — and keep it seasonally updated year-round.
Summer Home Maintenance Guide
As summer heats up, it’s important to do some routine maintenance on your home to keep it in good shape. Our guide lays out the most important projects to perform each summer.
The Art of Feng Shui and Your New Home
Ever feel as though something’s just not right in your home? Perhaps the sofa is in the wrong position or the positioning of your bed doesn’t allow you to look out the bedroom door. Disciples of the ancient art of feng shui say it can help you can find the right balance for your home.
The Colors Within: How to Choose Interior House Paint
There are many decisions to make when choosing an interior paint — including finish, color selection and picking shades that work well together. Relax, we have you covered. Join us as we share advice from pros on the best ways to use paint in your home.
The Garage as the Ultimate Man Cave
Garages have often been relegated to a storage area of the home. But all of that open space is increasingly being transformed into a haven for guys who just want a place to chill out. The garage is the ultimate space to design the man cave of your dreams. So, what are you waiting for?
Top Landscape Mistakes — Fixed!
It’s easy to neglect a landscaping plan when you’re building your new home, but by taking time now to think about how you’ll use your outdoor spaces and how much time and effort you’d like to devote to them, you’ll save yourself lots of time and money — here’s how.
Understand Your Decking Options
As the weather warms up, many homeowners are thinking about decks to entertain or lounge on. If you're considering a deck in your yard, it's also important to consider how you will use it, how large it will be and your budget. Here are some tips to help you understand your decking options.
Way Cool Home Electronics
Want the latest way-cool home electronics products and apps for your home? A seasoned technology integrator shares five of her favorites — including AppleTV, electronic door locks you can command from your smartphone, and a hip new home thermostat known as Nest.
What to Know Before Installing a New Fence
On the fence about whether a fence is right for your new home? A fence
can add value to your home and provide a private and safe sanctuary for
your family. Here's what to consider before you install a fence on your
What's Hot in Home Entertainment?
Smart TVs connected to the Internet. Countless services to stream video. Soundbars vs. surround sound. Smartphones as remote controls. Social TV. What's hot in home entertainment? Plenty! Join a longtime technology integrator and expert blogger for the 411.
Why Do People Move?
Why do people move? As part of National Moving Month — that’s May — we’ve done a little digging to find out the reasoning behind all the moving madness.
Window Treatments That Can Lower Your Energy Bills
Window treatments not only offer privacy, but also a variety of ways to keep your home cool or warm. There are a lot of options out there, no matter the type of room or what the room is used for. Here are just a few ideas on window treatments for your new home.
Xeriscaping: Funny Name, Serious Results
When designing your new home's landscaping, consider a xeriscape plan. Beautiful landscaping and water conservation are not mutually exclusive. By utilizing plants and grasses native to your region and climate, good xeriscaping can result in a yard that looks beautiful and requires 30 percent less watering.