Melanie Cameron Blog

Hidden Playrooms That'll Make You Miss Being a Kid

What you always dreamed about when you were little.
Posted by Melanie Cameron on June 17, 2016 in  DIY and Home Design
What kid doesn't dream about growing up in a house with a secret room? It was the basis of so many stories from Nancy Drew to Goosebumps, and the very thought of a secret place to play and explore still ignites fun memories in adults. Some parents have gone the extra mile to include a secret room in their home just for their kids. We've compiled a list of some of our favorites. See them at Hidden Playrooms That'll Make You Miss Being a Kid. Plus, see more kid oriented home ideas on our Pinterest Board Juvenile Jewe... read more
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Should I Make Repairs to My Home Before I Get an Offer?

Good Info to Know if You're Selling Your Home
Posted by Melanie Cameron on June 17, 2016 in  Selling a Home
You’re preparing to put your home on the market or it’s already listed, and you’re trying to decide if you should make any repairs. If you’re like most sellers, you want to put in as little money as possible before selling the home, because your goal is to make money off the sale. That’s understandable. After all, you have other things, likely your next residence, to invest money in. But are there any benefits to making repairs prior to receiving an offer on your home? The answer to yo... read more
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14 Poolside Must-Haves

Make Your Back Yard Awesome
Posted by Melanie Cameron on June 17, 2016 in  DIY and Home Design
Installing a pool is just the first step. Now it’s time to round out your outdoor living space. The best furniture and décor makes entertaining fun and cleanup easy after spending all day outside. There’s a lot you can do and many options to choose from depending on your lifestyle, but we decided to share some of our poolside must-haves to help inspire your own creativity. See them at 14 Poolside Must-Haves.Plus, get more swimming pool ideas on our Pinterest Board Spectacular Swimming Pools.... read more
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8 Trash to Treasure Projects

Rethink What You Throw Away
Posted by Melanie Cameron on June 17, 2016 in  DIY and Home Design
After seeing this collection of Trash to Treasure projects, you’re going to be thinking twice about what you’re throwing away. With a little creativity and some sweat, you can take what’s old and battered, and transform it into something that’s beautiful. Just take a look at what these bloggers have done at 8 Trash to Treasure Projects.Plus, see great furniture makeovers on our Pinterest Board Fabulous Furniture Makeovers.... read more
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Will I Save Money Skipping the Buyer’s Agent?

A Common Question Answered
Posted by Melanie Cameron on June 17, 2016 in  Buying a Home
With such a big purchase as a home, it's expected that buyers will want to cut costs any way they can. However, making certain decisions for the sake of saving money can lead to drastic effects. One of those is linked to the common misconception that cutting out the buyer's agent will reduce the cost of the home, but that just isn't true. Learn why at Will I Save Money Skipping the Buyer’s Agent?... read more
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