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Buying a new home is a thrilling process. Well, the idea of buying a new home is a thrilling process. Once you start the process, you realize how many hoops you must jump through. And once you make it through all these hoops, you have one final step, the home inspection.

When the term “design for all” pops up, you can broadly guess what it means. Even though the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed long ago, there are still some hurdles to clear for accessibility everywhere. “Design for all”, or, universal home design, seeks to change that. 

The housing market has been a rollercoaster the last few years, and both homebuyers and sellers are exasperated by the ride. Mortgage rates dropped to record lows when the pandemic hit. Now, mortgage rates will surge to their highest since 2018. As inventory remains low and mortgage rates climb, there are a lot of looming questions for both buyers and sellers.

Whether you are building a new home or buying one that’s already constructed, you want to live in a home that reflects you and your needs. After all, you (hopefully) spend most of your time in your home, which means you should feel extremely comfortable there. Each room should have a purpose, and depending on the size of your home, some rooms may serve multiple purposes. This is what home builders call the flex room.

Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt your mood shift? Did you happen to notice if the room was decorated in darker colors or lacked natural light? Chances are if you’ve ever ambled into a room only to want to leave immediately, the room was lacking brightness and warmth. There’s nothing worse than feeling like your home is a dark and dreary place, and it can negatively impact your mental health to live in such a place.

The days are longer, brighter, and warmer. Summer is here and that means you’re going to be spending much more time outdoors and utilizing your patio space. Your patio is a great place to entertain, relax, and add some curb appeal to your home. In fact, a patio can increase the value of your home by at least 8%.

Which room in your home sees the most use? If you guessed the bathroom, you'd be right. It's likely that you and everyone else in your household use the bathrooms several times a day. It's the room where people bathe, brush their teeth, and generally get ready for the day. It can also act as storage for dirty laundry, cleaning products, and personal care products.