Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Here's What It's Like To Win The HGTV Dream Home

Since 1997, HGTV has made viewers' lives by giving away their annual Dream Home—a picturesque retreat most people can only dream of owning. And this year's grand prize was no exception: A 3,500-square-foot home on the waterfront in Gig Harbor, Washington, the four-bed, three-bath beauty came with a Honda Accord and $250,000 from Quicken Loans. But as previous Dream Home winners have discovered, scoring the grand prize doesn't mean you're set for a carefree lifetime of fun in the sun. In fact, winning comes with some significant complications.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/hgtv-dream-home-winners-taxes-expense-256090

Here's What We Know So Far About The Pottery Barn Lilly Pulitzer Collaboration

It might not be summer yet, but Pottery Barn is already planning for vacation days and garden parties. The retailer has announced its next collaboration will bring the Palm Beach vibes, courtesy of Lilly Pulitzer.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/pottery-barn-lilly-pulitzer-collection-2018-256085

7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying My Fixer-Upper

When my husband and I finally started looking for a home (after years of renting a barn loft that was short on insulation and long on character), our budget led us to two options: a newer home we would reluctantly call "nice," or an older home in need of some major updating but one that we could definitely see becoming ours. Despite the fact that everyone who saw option number two clearly had reservations about the work involved, it didn't take us long to start dreaming up all the changes we'd make, and how we would turn this fixer-upper into a dream home.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/fixer-upper-renovating-lessons-255962

Genevieve Gorder Is Engaged & Her Fiancé Has a Role on Trading Spaces

Trading Spaces' Genevieve Gorder is prepping to trade some vows. And when the beloved TLC show returns to airwaves in April, her new fiancé will be making an appearance too.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/trading-spaces-genevieve-gorder-engaged-256080

Spring For Some New Sheets (At a Discount) With Target's Bed & Bath Sale

Has winter taken a toll on your bedding? If you're looking to spring for a pre-Spring bedroom makeover, now's your chance to switch it up at a discount. Target has a bed & bath sale running right now, and it's only good for a short time.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/target-bed-bath-sale-february-2018-256079

This Kitchen Appliance Hack Can Save You Thousands

If you've ever had your eye on a super fancy 60" stove from companies like Viking or Wolf, you know just how expensive they are. These kitchen ranges are fantastic features for serious cooks, but an extra large one can cost beaucoup de bucks — we are talking over $10,000 for that single appliance alone. So when I saw this genius workaround, which gives you most (if not all) of the features, without the higher price tag, I really wanted to share.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/wolf-range-60-inch-budget-kitchen-appliance-hack-256060

Short on Floor Space? Try Chair Yoga

Wellness doesn't have to mean an expensive membership, early wake-up call, or taking an hour out of your packed schedule. There are practical and simple ways to take care of your body and mind that effortlessly fit into your routine, budget, and environment.

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from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chair-yoga-easy-seated-poses-254595