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Stop Following This Bad Home Buying Advice

When dealing with a decision as stressful as buying a home, it's understandable that you might become receptive to any and all advice. Of course, following bad advice will only make an already difficult process even harder, so it's important to filter out the valuable information from the noise. In this post, you can learn about some of the bad pieces of advice which often hold buyers back from making the right decision in their home search.

These Are the Latest Trends in Kitchen Remodeling

Although it's usually not a wise move to chase trends during a remodel, knowing which styles are on the upswing or downswing can help you future-proof your home against looking dated. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than the kitchen, which has a median renovation cost of $11,000; the hefty price tag makes kitchens far too expensive for most homeowners to redo every few years. To get a feel for 2019's kitchen trends, home remodeling website Houzz surveyed over 1,300 homeowners to see which styles they chose for their recent or upcoming kitchen remodel. Keep reading to learn which design elements are rising above the competition!

What Are the Most Common (and Most Regretted) DIY Home Projects?

Depending on the person, attempting do-it-yourself home improvement projects might be one of the best—or most dreaded—aspects of owning a home. Although completing something on your own is personally rewarding and can save you significant money, it can also yield amateurish results. Furthermore, it's easy for DIYers to undertake a project with lofty ambitions, only to realize that they are in over their heads; these situations can cost them time, money, and even safety. In order to better understand the pitfalls associated with various projects, home improvement website ImproveNet recently conducted a survey of 2,000 DIYers to determine which DIY home projects are most popular—and which ones leave homeowners filled with regret.