Tips for home improvements, renovation ideas, and trending designs. This is especially targeted towards home owners, those selling a house, or those considering a purchase.

Home decor trends

Does your home need an updated look and feel? Do you feel like the modern era has left your home décor behind? Maybe you've decided this is the year to list your house for sale. Whether you’re looking to love your home again, or to list it, here are some of the emerging home design ideas for 2019 that will give your house a refreshed appeal while keeping up with modern decor trends.


They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it can also make the entire house look old if it’s not kept updated. Lucky for you a lot of the top 2019 home project trends center around the kitchen and making it look open and inviting. Turn your kitchen into an example of modern luxury living with the following trends.

Make a Wall Statement

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Pantone color of the year for 2019

In 1963, when Pantone launched the Pantone Matching System, with 500 colors, they couldn’t have known that they would eventually become a globally-recognized expert in the use of colors. Throughout the 1980s they continued to grow their brand, establishing the Pantone Color Institute, increasing their color palette, and introducing new color standards for a variety of industries.

In 2008 the company jumped into the stratosphere with the launch of the myPantone app for iPhone, which has since become Pantone Studio. Throughout their entire history, including changes in parent companies, Pantone has seen unstoppable growth.

The new millennium was ushered in with Pantone’s first color of the year, Cerulean, announced in 1999. From that point forward…

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So you’ve decided to upgrade your entertaining space, and not a moment too soon with the holiday season almost upon us. But, where to begin? One of the most exciting and practical is the addition of a fabulous home bar. Of course there are many options to choose from when designing the perfect gathering place for friends and family.

Modern design home bar

1. It's All About the Style

The first place to start is by choosing the overall style and the actual bar surface and furniture. Whether you want to devote an entire wall, or just an alcove or corner, there is a style that will pull it all together. A rustic bar looks great with wood beams and surfaces accented by stone counters and simple bar stools. With subway tiles, metal fixtures, and quartz countertops, your bar…

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Quartz vs. Granite - Both Make Stunning Countertops

quartz and granite countertops

Every homeowner deserves the kitchen of their dreams and it’s your turn to design yours. Perhaps you've planned the layout and style, and ordered the state-of-the-art appliances. Now you have an important decision, will it be quartz or granite for the countertops. A number of key factors will go into choosing the best choice for you. Let’s peek below the surface to get the full picture.

Often decisions like this begin with cost and both options can be pricey, with Quartz being slightly more expensive. Both have a great return on investment when it comes to durability, easy maintenance, longevity and visual appeal. And this is your dream kitchen after all, so let’s explore some other…

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decorating for the holidaysWell, ‘tis the season for giving, but many people who have their homes on the market wonder if it’s the best season for selling. Fear not that the real estate market tends to experience a lull during the holiday season, there are still plenty of reasons to list your home.

Consider that buyers over the holidays are more serious, or they wouldn’t be house shopping at this time of year. Also, there are less homes for sale in the Destin area right now, so there is less competition from other sellers.

How do you enjoy the holidays, decorate your home and still list your house? It can be a bit of a balancing act, but definitely do-able. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selling your Destin home over the Christmas holidays:

Give Potential…

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2018 top kitchen trends

Don't rush out to revamp your newly decorated kitchen; you won't be noticing any drastic changes in kitchen trends for 2018. What you will see is more of an extension of existing styles. Popular open floor plans are here to stay, along with the accompanying minimalist decor solutions. You'll also see more integration of new technology and sensible low maintenance solutions that don't sacrifice style.

Here are some of the top kitchen trends predicted for 2018:

Fewer upper cabinets make kitchens appear less cluttered, and contribute to the trending minimalist look. But, where do we store all that stuff? Creative storage solutions will become more commonplace such as roll-out drawers, pantry pullouts and islands that make use of every inch…

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Make Your Home Renovation Dreams Come True

Refinancing options for renovations

There's nothing like a renovation to make your home feel new again. Small jobs like painting, adding new trim, or flooring, are usually pretty manageable, but bigger jobs like a new roof, dream kitchenswimming pool or other large scale projects, might require a bit of creative financing.

When researching current options for financing a home improvements in the Destin area, we went straight to the expert and spoke to Jason Hebert, Vice President Mortgage Loan Originator at Trustmark National Bank, Destin FL. He outlined the following two solutions as the most common choices for refinancing a home renovation. 

1. "Cash-Out" Refinance

A "cash-out" refinance enables a borrower to take out the…

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Destin outdoor kitchenWhen the weather gets hot, the hot get going! Now it's time to spend lazy afternoons and evenings on the deck or patio in your new outdoor kitchen. Soak up that sunshine, ocean views and glorious sunsets. A functional patio with an outdoor kitchen takes outdoor entertaining to another level. There's no more running back and forth to refill drinks, or grab the dishes for the barbeque. Everything you need is right at your fingertips.

Once your guests leave, clean up is a snap. In fact, most spills can be taken care of with the garden hose. If you have a pool, there are no wet bodies running in and out of the kitchen for drinks and snacks if you've included a fridge in your outdoor kitchen design.

Where to Begin?

Start with a budget of about…

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