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The New Millennial Home Hotspot 

Move over Austin and Chicago – millennials are buying more homes in the Fox Cities than anywhere else in the country Realtor.com recently ranked Appleton as the number one market in the country where millennials buy homes. Millennials, as defined by the Pew Research Center, are the generation born between 1981 and 1996. Today they READ MORE

Best Kept Secrets

Gardens of seclusion become the next home trend By Meghan Diemel First came the stately man caves — followed by chic she sheds — to fulfill our needs for relaxation space. Now enter the newest “room” you need to add to your home: the secret garden. Enjoyable for children and adults alike, the outdoor spaces READ MORE

Room for All Seasons 

Extend your living space with a room fit for four seasons From colorful spring blooms to dramatic winter icicles, there is no such thing as a boring season in the Fox Cities. Homeowners have many options for making the most out of the natural beauty in their backyards. One of the best ways to bring READ MORE

The Remodel Handbook

A step-by-step guide to tackling a home remodel without losing your mind Home remodeling projects can be a huge undertaking, but they don’t have to be headache-inducing. With a little planning and the right team, your next remodel could be as smooth as a granite countertop. This step-by-step guide will help you complete your project READ MORE

State of Transition 

Transitional design is the blissful marriage of classic & contemporary style Transitional design gives homeowners the best of both worlds, mixing modern elements with traditional ones. Making up for the shortcomings of either philosophy, transitional design offers a cohesive, clean look that’s easy on the eye and accessible for interior design newcomers. “Because of this, it READ MORE

Home Trends Preview 

Function and practicality top the list in 2018 By Meghan Diemel If one word effectively captures the home trends of the last year or two, “shiplap” may say it all. Thanks to the popularity of HGTV and other do-it-yourself design and decor websites, homeowners have embraced incorporating the next big thing into the aesthetics of READ MORE

How to Hygge Your Home for the Holidays

Even with 4,000 miles between us, Fox Cities residents and people from Denmark have something in common – we both endure some of the longest, darkest winters around. When it comes to winter coping mechanisms, our Danish counterparts have an edge in the concept known as hygge (pronounced hoo-guh). Danes developed hygge as a way READ MORE

Out on the Tiles 

Liven up your living space with the latest tile trends   Holding Pattern From arabesque to houndstooth to plaid, patterned tiles have proven to be one of the year’s most popular trends with boldly patterned floors leading the pack. With a heightened interest in craftsmanship, patterned tiles with a little worn texture create old-world, handmade READ MORE

Home Trend: Textiles

Posted on Sep. 1, 2017 by Kate Morton

Usher in autumn with decorative fabrics and fibers From tablecloths and rugs to wall hangings and pillows, textiles add textural beauty and warmth to a living space that is fitting for fall. Whether you opt for functional or decorative items, there are countless ways to incorporate textiles into your home. Here are a few of READ MORE

Art Hits Home

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017 by Grace Reif

Home design and local art unite at HBA Fox Cities’ Summer Parade of Homes For more than 50 years, the Parade of Homes has showcased the work of local home builders and provided potential home buyers with a way to keep up on the latest home trends. This summer, attendees to the 2017 Summer Parade READ MORE