Total home transformations you won’t believe

With a little imagination and some hard work, even the most run-down of properties can be turned into a dream home, as these renovations prove. Once the ultimate fixer-uppers, they’ve been transformed from uninspiring to sleek and stylish homes for modern living. Take a look at these incredible before and after home renovation photos from across America that will make your jaw drop. Click or scroll for more…

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This dreamy home office pod lets you work outside all year round

For many of us, working from home through the pandemic hasn’t been ideal: We’ve camped out at dining tables, taken calls in the bathroom, and rearranged our closets to make a decent Zoom backdrop.

But we’re tired of makeshift spaces, and London design studio Boano Prišmontas has heard our cries for help. It’s created a beautiful home office that can be built in your backyard. The pod is called “My Room in the Garden” and you can set it up in any outdoor space, including your driveway, backyard, or garden. The exterior is made from a weatherproof aluminum, while the interior is made from birch, and there are floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure the space is well lit.

[Photo: courtesy Boano Prišmontas]

Almost every aspect of the design is customizable. The space is built using a modular system of prefabricated units, which means you can arrange the pieces to best take

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This AI-enabled tiny home increases the usable area by 15% compared to a traditional house!

I have said it before and I will say it again – tiny houses are the future of urban living. It is not a cute trend, it is a movement that will allow millennials and future generations to become homeowners as they battle the second economic crisis and a climate crisis – all before they are 30! Owning homes should not be a luxury or take up a whole paycheck and that is exactly what tiny homes like Nestron’s Cube Two allow you to do. You don’t have to sacrifice good design if you are already compromising on space.

Cube Two is a 263-square-foot home that is designed for the future and smart living. This modern compact home is a prefabricated structure that already comes fitted with the latest home appliances that can all be controlled by an AI assistant named Canny. The exterior has smooth curved corners that give

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7 homes that blend perfectly with nature

Written by Robert SwattJeanette Wall

The following is an edited excerpt of the book “Solace in Nature: Homes that blend with the landscape.” The introduction was written by architect Robert Swatt, while the entries were compiled by editor Jeanette Wall.

Homes that blend with their surroundings emphasize the symbiotic, poetic relationship of architecture and nature.

Some merge with the land through seamless indoor-outdoor connections, while others are pavilions that hover above ground. Some are sheathed in wood boards, while others are clad in stone, drawing inspiration from their settings. Rooflines are flat, sloped, curved and as diverse as the topography.

Here are seven projects from around the world that both celebrate places to nestle in and contemplate the beauty of their extraordinary sites. They reveal how our own relationship to nature can be as profound as our connection to home.

Crescent H by CLB Architects, Wyoming, United States


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No Injuries Reported After Fire Destroys 3 Homes, Damages 2 | News

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6 ways to prep your home for the fall selling season

The house-buying market continues to move rapidly. Fall is a great time to sell your home, but for the best results, take a few steps to make sure it’s attractive and will fetch the best price.

Here are six ways to prep your house for a sale in the fall.

1. Keep up with your yard

Leaves are starting to fall quickly now. Rake and bag them on a daily basis; you never know when a potential buyer will show. Clean your gutters; potential buyers will take note of leaking gutters or clogged downspouts.

2. Check your furnace

Hire an HVAC pro to check your heating unit or furnace. Would-be buyers will be taking a close look at this, and you want it to be in the best shape. A furnace that makes strange noises or is not working perfectly is a big turnoff. Make sure you stay on top

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How to remove mildew from your home’s exterior | Suburban Life

Homeowners want their residences to look inviting inside and out. Part of keeping an attractive property involves addressing issues that can compromise not only the appearance of a home, but even its integrity.

People who live in regions with high humidity may find their homes are vulnerable to exterior mildew growth. Mildew is a kind of mold. Molds include all species of microscopic fungi that grow in the form of hyphae, which are multicellular filaments, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Mold thrives on any organic matter and surfaces with moisture management problems. Mildew, in particular, lives on shower walls, windowsills and other places where moisture levels are high. Mildew also can grow on home siding as well as fences and other exterior structures. While typically gray or white, mildew can be various colors.

Experts recommend various cleansers to help combat the issue of mildew on a home. One of

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Jimi Hendrix’s London home preserves legacy 50 years on [Video]



1. Mid shot exterior of Jimi Hendrix’s former apartment in London2. Mid shot Sean Doherty (SB) walks into Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom

3. SOUNDBITE 1 – Sean Doherty, Commercial & Marketing Manager, Handel & Hendrix in London (male, English, 8 sec): “We’re in 23 Brook St in Mayfair in London, this is where Jimi Hendrix lived from 1968 to 1969 and he famously called it his first real home of his own, so before that, he had been staying in other people’s places and being on tour, and staying in hotels, and this was the first place that he could call his own.”

4. Tilt down Jimi Hendrix’s bed5. Pan right record player with penny taped to arm6. Pull focus photograph of Jimi Hendrix7. Mid shot record player and records8. Close-up ash tray

9. SOUNDBITE 2 – Sean Doherty, Commercial & Marketing Manager, Handel

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Is Home Depot (HD) Benefiting From the Stay-at-Home Trend?

The Home Depot Inc. HD, which is a leading home-improvement retailer in the United States, is one of the prime beneficiaries of the coronavirus pandemic-induced a stay-at-home trend across all regions. This trend has proved to be a blessing for the home improvement industry. Notably, there has been a marked increase in repairs and home-remodeling projects in the past few months, as people are spending more time at home due to the increased work-from-home situation.

The company noted that accelerated customer engagement for home improvement in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 led to strong growth in its Pro and DIY customer categories. Notably, it witnessed strong demand for exterior and interior projects like deck building, painting projects, landscape work and home repairs due to increase wear and tear. As a result, DIY sales outpaced Pro sales growth in the fiscal second quarter.

Further, its Pro customers’ sales accelerated significantly

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Brick Exterior, Treed Back Yard Beautifies $809K Crofton Home

CROFTON, MD — This beautiful brick home in Crofton features five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 4,154 square feet. Architectural amenities abound, including hardwood floors, chair rail and crown molding. The kitchen has a cooking island and opens up to a second sunroom. The back deck leads to a fully fenced-in back yard with an abundance of trees.

The main bedroom features cathedral ceilings and a relaxing Jacuzzi tub with a separate walk-in shower. The fully finished basement has plenty of room and walks out to the back yard that has two patios. The home is located in the Crofton Woods Elementary and the brand new Crofton High School district.

  • Address: 2103 Jolie Pl, Crofton, Maryland
  • Price: $809,900
  • Square Feet: 4154
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 2001
  • Features: Welcome to a rare find, a 5 bedroom home available in the highly sought after Crofton market,
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