Category: Interior Design

Costs and Questions To Ask

Building a home is a huge investment of time and money. The exciting part: You’ll get exactly what you want in your dream home. But building something from nothing can also become a terrifyingly messy process if you aren’t prepared.

The upshot is, you need to hire the right builder so your project goes as smoothly as possible.

An experienced homebuilder will help you every step of the way—from planning the design, coordinating with an architect, handling permitting, and helping you set a budget to keeping the project on track. But how do you find this key team player?

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Forte Specialty Contractors Wins Silver Nugget Award

Fresh off a Silver Nugget Award for best design and architecture of a custom home, Forte Specialty Contractors keeps raising the bar with its latest projects. The luxury builder won the award for its $13 million, 13,500 square-foot home built in The Summit Club in Summerlin. Titled “Cascade,” the four-bedroom, eight-bath home was named because of the way its architecture cascades modularly and its landscape blends with the surrounding desert, overlooking the golf course through floor-to-ceiling windows. It was built for a prominent business executive and art collector, taking 13 months to complete, according to Forte’s CEO Scott Acton. The

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Things Under $25 To Spruce Up Your Home

“Honey, I’m home!” —you, after displaying your new decorations.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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A gorgeous tapestry that’ll make you feel like you’re off on a mountainside retreat instead of relaxing in your own bedroom or living room.


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Promising review: “Beautiful tapestry! Nice

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Brilliant Announces Reintegration With Google Nest

As of Feb. 18, 2021, Google has reopened its application programming interfaces for Google Nest and other smart home products. Following this move, smart home control manufacturer Brilliant has announced that its product will once again be compatible with Google Nest.

In 2019, Google changed the underlying technology in the Nest platform, which its parent company Alphabet had acquired in 2014. Among other changes, the company stopped supporting its third-party integration API, Works With Nest, cutting off Google Nest from third-party smart home controls.

According to Brilliant, at the time Google closed its APIs, about 50% of Brilliant users used

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10 Practical Kitchen Improvement Projects Based on How Much Time You Have

Whether you’re a professional-level home cook or a take-out fanatic who uses the oven to store shoes, the design and function of your kitchen is very important. No matter its square footage or number of built-in features, the kitchen plays a big part in how you live at home.

That’s why time spent beautifying your kitchen is always time well-spent—especially if you plan on selling your home someday. And while “kitchen renovation” may set off alarm bells for a big-budget project, there are some simple DIY upgrades that can improve the functionality and appearance of your kitchen—as long as you … Read more