Katherine Rivera's Blog Posts

Get Your Home Organized With This Back to School Checklist

Seeing old friends, meeting new teachers and saying goodbye to summer (waah!). The beginning of the school year is a flurry of activity and mixed emotions. Make this transition as smooth as possible

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8 Blue Paint Colors to Consider for a Kitchen Island

If you’re lucky enough to have a kitchen island, then you’re also lucky enough to have a great design opportunity. Adding an accent color to an island is a relatively easy way to add

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How to Make Your New House Feel Like Home After a Move

When you’re buying a new house, there are so many things on your plate that it’s easy to forget about what will happen after moving day — but those first weeks and months

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How to Style Your Home for an Open House

If you are selling your home, you will want it to look its best when you hold an open house. If you can afford to hire a professional stager, do it! Their skills can do wonders for your home’s

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10 Tips for a Magical Party on the Patio

Whether it’s a leisurely weekend brunch on the patio or cocktail hour in the garden,when the weather is delightful, not much can top gathering outdoors with good company. Make your

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New This Week: 5 Laundry Room Ideas to Perk Up Your Space

Yes, doing laundry is a chore, but it doesn’t have to be something to dread. A well-designed room with functional areas for washing, sorting, folding and drying paired with thoughtful style

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10 Exterior Projects That Add Up to Maximum Curb Appeal

The front of the house pulls a lot of weight, designwise. This space stretching from the curb to your front door is the view you come home to every day, the first thing visitors see and the &

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Kitchen of the Week: A Hardworking Island Creates Efficient Zones

Josh and Maria Knox dubbed their original kitchen island the “sushi bar.” That’s because the two-tier island with curved countertop and dark teak laminate cabinetry gave the couple

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5 Remodels That Make Good Resale Value Sense — and 5 That Don’t

Repeat after me: I am the master of my remodel. Perhaps you should say it again, because sadly, it’s not always so. Remodels sometimes have a tendency to develop their own inertia, as

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Bathroom Inspo: A Blend of Modern and Classic Style

KraftMaster RenovationsEmailSavePhotos by Chris VeithBathroom at a GlanceWho uses it: This is a couple’s master bathroom Location: Summit, New JerseySize: 20 feet by 7

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Make That Small Closet Look Bigger

If there is one thing that can turn a potential client away from a home they may be on the fence about, it is a tiny master closet. When a potential buyer falls in love with your large bedroom only

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How To Save For A House

Are you thinking about buying a home and just don't know where to start? Before you even begin looking at homes, consider how much you may need to save to make the process as smooth as possible for

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Why FSBO Can Be a Big No-No

In this DIY-age, it is easy to want to do everything by yourself. Saving money is great, and there are so many things today that we can do on our own after a simple Google search and a YouTube video

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Home Buying Advice - 5 Great Tip

Buying a home can be very exciting but it can also be confusing, especially to first time buyers. The truth is that buying a home can be a simple and stress free transaction, if home buyer follow a

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Residential Property Disclosures

When selling your home, you're obligated, by law, to disclose certain information about your property. Most states require that all sellers complete a written property disclosure form. A majority of

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Moving with Teens - Helping Them Navigate

Moving can be a stressful time for families. While adults and young children can find it difficult to alter their routines, it can be especially difficult for teenaged children. The teen years are a

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Avoid the Wrong Real Estate Agent

Avoid The Wrong Real Estate AgentIn what will likely be the biggest investment you make in your life, buying a home needs the attention and assistance a professional real estate agent can provide.

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