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Modern Neutral Dining Room

This modern dining room features a dark wood table with Parsons chairs upholstered in a cocoa-colored fabric. The white walls and hardwood floors are left largely unadorned with the exception of a large painting.

Remodeled Gray Wet Bar With Butcher Block Countertop

For this wet bar makeover, dated veneer countertops were replaced with butcher block, and the faux brass trim on the mirror panels was sprayed with a dark gray matte paint. Light gray cabinets and walls brighten the space.

Hidden Nightstand

A nightstand was upcycled and cut to fit inside of the bench seat. To use, simply pull it out.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Contemporary Outdoor Living Room With Wood Arbor

This contemporary outdoor living room sits beneath a shady, wood arbor. Climbing vines and lush potted plants create a tropical feel while bright blue and orange weather-resistant pillows and a burst of color.

Patterned Sofa

The sofa area sets the stage for the mix of color and patterns in the space. In a palette of crisp whites and medium grays, the modern graphic design on the sofa adds a lot of personality - without competing with the neutral pillows.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Tiny House Trailer Hitch

Whenever you’re ready to go, this tiny house can be towed wherever you want to be via this trailer hitch and a truck.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

House Counselor Income Property Bathroom Flip

One of the best tips when staging a bathroom for an open house is to remove personal care items from the vanity and shower. Setting out fresh and matching towels as well as a plant or flower can endow a spa-like feel.

Hot Plate Burner

A hot plate burner allows for some simple home cooking and substitutes for a larger range or cooktop.

Photo By: Don Hamilton Studio

Staging a Bookcase

Even bookcases should be properly staged. When staging a bookcase, remove all personal photos and clutter. Neutral art, books and plants when used sparingly can show off a bookcase at its best.

New U-Shaped Sink

Updates don't need to break the bank. A large, single-basin, stainless steel sink from Ikea is an affordable update, maximizing the impact of this refreshed kitchen.

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