By Bill Conerly
The housing market will improve moderately in 2013, but nobody will mistake this for a boom. The gains in activity and prices will be a welcome relief, but will leave many homeowners still underwater.
The usual way of discussing housing problems is misleading. Foreclosures, short sales, shadow inventory, upside-down mortgages are all symptoms. The fundamental problem that we have is an excess supply of housing units. Read more
The great thing about bathrooms is that it’s simple to add lots of color and character to make them inviting for kids. Towels, shower curtains, bath mats and more all lend themselves well to playful themes and bright palettes. Plus, bath time itself is one of childhood’s most fun rituals – splashing, bubbles, toys and lots of one-and-one time with mom or dad make it a part of the day that just about everyone looks forward to. Read more
These design ideas from a professional will help make your living room the liveliest room in the home
By Shane Inman
Is your living room running out of life? Since this room is usually the largest space in your home, it’s the best spot to make the biggest statement of your own personal style. Try your hand at reviving and invigorating your living room using the ones below as inspiration. Read more
Whether you’re seeking Old World glamour or modern flair, you can bring some Italian pizzazz into your bathroom with these expert design pointers and products.
By Rose Kennedy
The world’s gone selvaggio for Italian bathroom decor, which makes perfect sense to Cynthia Watson, owner of Accents of Salado, an Old World Italian, Tuscan and Mediterranean decor supplier in Salado, Texas.
“In the master bath, the trend is for people to want sheer indulgence and timeless beauty, and traditional Italian design provides that. And more contemporary Italian design fits right in with modern, metro bathroom design. It’s all polished and refined and so easy to live with.” Read more
On the famous Arizona Country Club, in Phoenix Arizona, two immaculate homes situated on the 17th fairway, featuring breathtaking views of the golf course and incredible sunrises. Rich Tuscan architecture is evident throughout with the use of light, cross ventilation, and authentic, old world, wood and stone work.
Huge entertaining areas are very inviting, and the gourmet kitchens are fully equipped with Viking stainless steel appliances. With generous indoor and outdoor living spaces and a central location, this is the perfect home for those with an active lifestyle. 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, great room,living room, and media room, 3 car garage. 3405 N. Valencia with 4,400 sf, priced at $2,200,000 – 3411 N. Valencia with 4300 sf, prices at $2,100,000