Best Of Freshome : Inspiration, Ideas & Cool Ideas

We like to think that every article on Freshome has a little “best of” integrated within. But we know how much you enjoy design lists, so we created a category especially for them. There is a little bit of each section on our site represented in the fascinating lists below. It is here that you will find a large dose of inspiration, condensed in the most popular posts on our website based on your Facebook shares (published on a monthly basis), or in the “30 ways-on-how-to” articles which we guarantee you will love.

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Green Home

When building a green home one chooses to do so to reduce the harmful impact on the environment. Careful thought and consideration must be placed on every aspect of this home design, from the roof to the foundation to everything in between – electrical work, air quality, and affordability. It is important to lessen one’s footprint and not to disrupt

10 Quick Tips to Add More Value to your Outdoor Home

Your outdoor home is often forgotten when selling your home. The attention of your interiors becomes the focal point and the fact that most homebuyers make up their minds before setting foot inside your home is a daunting reality. Before you miss out on potential homebuyers let’s look at ways to add more value to your outdoor home. From brightening…

10 Hidden Dangers Lurking in your Home and How to Fix Them

We’d never think that our homes could potentially be hazardous – We do the best to ensure that our family and loved ones are safe and sound at all times,  but often the dangers are not visible and lurk where we cannot see them. Some of what you are about to read may be of  no surprise to you at

How to Get Rid of Unpleasant Odors in your Home

There’s nothing less inviting than walking into a home with a bad smell. There are many things that can contribute to a home’s less than rosy scent. Pets, smoke, mold and mildew, and cooking can create odors that permeate the air and linger around. These odors will eventually penetrate into the walls, carpeting and furniture. I will share some simple

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Building a New Home

You’re going to build your dream home and you’ve thought it all through – or so you’ve thought. You know exactly what you need and want to have in your home, but have you thought about what you don’t want and what you don’t need? Have you really thought the whole thing through? You have given much thought and consideration

How to Make Your Home Feel More Relaxing

Our lives these days are busier than ever. We spend more time in our offices or on the road than we do in our own homes. Our lives have become so fast paced and frenzied that we really need to make a concerted effort to slow down. For many of us this no longer comes naturally and we must force

10 Things you Must Fix in Your Home Today!

We update our wardrobes to reflect the changing and emerging styles, so naturally we should update our homes. In the long-run, a well maintained and updated home is necessary if you plan on putting your house on the market. Whether this is your first or second home, you are likely to, at some point, move on. By staying current with…

20 Smart City Technologies for 2013 and Beyond

Santiago Chile announced they’re going to become a “smart city” in 2013. Santiago is just one example of a growing number of areas around the globe preparing and modernizing for the future, in fact demographers have long predicted the mass urbanization of metropolitan areas across the world. According to the United Nations…, by the year 2050, 80% of the

How Does The Economy Affect the Furniture Industry?

Does the economy affect the furniture industry?
“The economy absolutely affects the industry, as furniture is a discretionary item” says Leslie Carothers of The Kaleidoscope Partnership…, a social media and marketing company focusing on the furniture industry. “When the economy is good people are definitely more willing to invest in furniture as well as better quality furniture as they

Decorating Tricks to Make Your New House Welcoming and Cozy

Moving into a new house usually takes some time to adjust. But with a minimum amount of effort, the transition from one comfort zone to the next can be smooth and pleasant. Today’s post will present some decorating tips and tricks that should convert your new home into an oasis of relaxation for both you and your guests. You will

How to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

We’d all love to live in multi-million dollar homes with high ceilings, wide, elaborate mouldings and architectural fixtures and oversized windows with expansive views of majestic mountains, glittery city skylines or the ocean’s waves as they crash ashore.  I can’t offer any advice about your views but I can help offer you some suggestions as to how to make your

Interior Design Benefits of Moving Into a Newly Built Modern Home

Buying a new house implies a fresh beginning, marked by excitement and freedom of choice. This is especially true when it comes to decorating; your home will be a white artist’s canvas, which you will have to imprint. In today’s post we will focus on a variety of features that should enhance your enthusiasm when it comes to designing your

10 Must-See Global Architecture Symbols When Traveling to Rome

Carrying remains of a distant past, the streets of Rome are not as ostentatious as the ones in Vienna , nor as modern-chic as the ones in Paris. In a world where modern architecture is slowly taking over the perfect proportions, intricate and well defined personalities of former building styles, what you will find in Rome is harmony and warmth,…

How to Keep Your Home and Valuables Safe When You Are Away

Whether you are away for a few hours, days or weeks, there are some basic steps you can take to safeguard your home. Burglars often watch homes to see when people are or aren’t there and plan to make their moves accordingly. It doesn’t take much, or long, for someone to enter your home and grab your most prized possessions.

Safeguarding your Valuables: What you Need to Know About Home Safes

Do your research before you buy your safe.
Despite the fact that home burglary rates have been on the decline here in the US, many Americans – and many people world-wide – are buying home safes in increasing numbers. The main reason seems to be that people are losing faith in the banking system and that the economy is too

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