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Furniture Manufacturer 25Home Is Redefining Furniture Affordability With Elegant Modern Design Options

  • November 14, 2023

Direct-from-manufacturer furniture brand 25Home was created to disrupt the overpriced and outdated models prevalent throughout the furniture industry. With a wide range of modern and Scandinavian styles, the company provides affordable options to transform a living space.

The founders of 25Home built their company around the idea that quality, stylish furniture shouldn’t break the bank. Each piece is designed at 25Home’s California headquarters and shipped directly to customers. The company’s furniture line stands out from others in the industry by providing high-quality, modern, and minimalist designs at radically fair prices. 

“Our goal is to provide our customers with a unique and transformative experience that allows each day to feel like it has an extra hour,” 25Home founders said. “We believe that the home is not only a physical space, but a sanctuary where comfort, relaxation, and happiness thrive.”

Turning a House Into a Home

The team at 25Home believes life is meant to be savored, and every moment should be cherished. As chaotic as the world can be, home should be a place of calm and comfort. The right furniture can turn a simple house into a warm, inviting home. 

With four simple steps, 25Home can guide customers through finding the perfect customized sofa to fit their space, making the living room a focal point of their home. 

Choose a 25Home Collection
Browse through the company’s extensive collections to find the preferred look. 

Choose a Shape
Pick the perfect sofa shape to fit the space.

Choose a Color and Material
Explore 25Home’s selection of matching colors and comfortable fabric or leather materials. 

Choose a Size
Sofas from 25Home can be customized in various sizes to meet the customer’s specific needs. 

In addition to a wide range of customizable sofas, 25Home also offers beds, numerous sectional styles,

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Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo is almost here

  • April 9, 2023

The show is set to take place at the International Exposition (I-X) Center this weekend from Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26.

CLEVELAND — Need inspiration for your next home project? The Cleveland Home + Remodeling Show is right around the corner to help you make that decision!

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The show is set to take place at the International Exposition (I-X) Center this weekend from Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26. 

Over 300+ booths will be on hand to help narrow the options for local homeowners with innovative offerings in home improvement and remodeling, tips for “DIYers”, options to help save money on your projects and activities for the entire family.

The hours for each day are as follows:

  • Friday: Noon – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tickets prices for the event are: 

  • Adults (day of) – $10
  • Adults (online) – $8.00 and at Discount Drug Mart locations  
  • Seniors (65+ with ID) $7.00 (Tickets must be purchased at show box office)
  • Children Ages 6 – 12 $5.00
  • Children Ages 5 & Under FREE 

Discounted adult tickets can be purchased on their website.

Frequently asked questions about the event can be found HERE.

Along with the many booths that attendees can check out, several “show features” can be found throughout the weekend including:

The UFO House From Futuro Houses

  • “Step into this 13-foot by 30-foot wide home with 600-feet of living space that includes two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living space. Its shape is reminiscent of a flying saucer and features an airplane hatch entrance.”
  • “Experience the latest in downsized home design as you walk through the Tiny
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Style at Home: Inspiring spring 2023 trends

  • April 5, 2023

After the past few years of nonstop neutrals trending, in 2023 we’re anticipating a return of color in home decor, paint colors and bedding. With the return of color, we’re seeing that creating sumptuous, inviting spaces is top of mind for designers and homeowners alike. There’s a focus on creating restorative rooms, with a big trend toward creating luxurious bedrooms and reinventing modern takes on classic textiles.

Here are a few of our takes on the trends you’ll see popping up like crocuses this spring season.

Bold colors in living rooms

Introducing color to your living room can sometimes feel as daunting as it does dazzling. While many might first run to throw a new can of paint on the walls, you might instead look to your furniture. A colorful sofa (or chair or accent table) is an exciting way to liven up a living space.

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In this bold and beautiful design, a fern green sofa pops against the warm neutral tones in the pillows and rug. Typically when introducing color, I carry the theme throughout the design. But in this case, this statement sofa is bold enough to act alone. This earthy color story is the perfect backdrop to the dash of blue found in the skirted swivel chairs, artwork and tabletop vignette. Because these colors are all muted in tone, they don’t feel overwhelming to the eye. It’s a perfect introduction to color without going over the top.

Keeping it New Traditional

Bringing traditional into modern day, New Traditional style emphasizes the comforts and conveniences of modern life while still maintaining the refined elegance of traditional design. New Traditional furniture tends to favor shapes and styles that have stood the test of time, but often in a

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New home in Altoona’s Spring Creek Ridge North neighborhood listed for $629,000

  • October 30, 2022

1238 30th St. SE, Altoona

Enjoy being the first to live in this brand-new house by Eagle Homes, featuring five bedrooms and more than 3,000 square feet of living space on a lot with a view of the pond in Altoona’s Spring Creek Ridge North neighborhood.

With 9-foot ceilings throughout the main and lower levels, you’ll feel the spaciousness of this modern design with practicality in mind. The open concept kitchen, dining area and living room feature a clean look with details that will impress. The large Anderson windows show off the view of the pond from the living area.

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This new house by Eagle Homes features five bedrooms and more than 3,000 square feet of living space with a view of the pond in Altoona’s Spring Creek Ridge North neighborhood.

This new house by Eagle Homes features five bedrooms and more than 3,000 square feet of living space with a view of the pond in Altoona’s Spring Creek Ridge North neighborhood.

The kitchen features quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting and a walk-in hidden pantry with a coffee nook. Find extra seating at the island with a wide sink. In the living room, the fireplace with built-in shelves flanking it makes an ideal focal point.

Three bedrooms can be found on the main level, including a master suite. Relax in the Schluter systems tiled shower or soaker tub and keep everything in its place in the large walk-in closet with access to the laundry room.

More: Adel home boasts 3,700 square feet, listed for $750,000

The finished lower level features two more bedrooms and ample living space, which you may still be able to customize. Sliders add access to a patio and the backyard. You can also enjoy the view from the 12-by-12-foot covered composite deck. The home also features

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$775,000 Spanish-style Gulf Breeze house impresses with open space| Hot Property

  • October 18, 2022

Located in the gated Soundside Shores subdivision of Gulf Breeze, this three-bedroom, three-bath home will not disappoint. The Spanish-style residence boasts over 2,800 square feet of living space, open living areas, an expansive kitchen, a formal dining area and a private backyard with a large covered veranda.

Arriving at the home, a paver driveway leads to the columned front entrance. Guests have ample space for driveway parking, while homeowners may utilize the garage.

You’re greeted by high ceilings, streaming natural light upon entering the grand living space. A wall of sliding glass doors offers access to the rear patio and allows you to create a harmonious and blended entertaining space encompassing indoors and outdoors.

The master bedroom overlooks the backyard and opens to the veranda.

The master bedroom overlooks the backyard and opens to the veranda.

A formal dining space is oriented at the front of the home, overlooking the lush green yard, while being easily accessible from the kitchen. A charming home office with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases is found across the foyer.

Home chefs will marvel at the large, open kitchen. A bevy of cabinets, countertop space, and an island creates a perfect space for whipping up culinary delights. Additionally, the space is adjoined by a casual dining area and a sitting area, which is excellent as a relaxed family room. Pocket sliding glass doors allow you to open the entire space to the outside if desired.

The primary suite is truly a getaway in the home. The large master bedroom offers direct access to the veranda and features windows overlooking the backyard. A private, en-suite bath includes a walk-in shower with jets, a relaxing jetted tub and a double vanity with a makeup station. A large walk-in closet features built-ins and is excellent for large wardrobes.

The formal living area is brimming with natural light.

The formal living area is brimming with natural light.

Two additional

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Average Cost of a Basement Remodel

  • July 31, 2022
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Once considered gloomy spaces void of much glamor, basements are now being pushed to the spotlight as an opportunity to reclaim space. 

The popularity of having a finished basement is a side effect of the pandemic, says Jamil Damji, co-star of the A&E series “Triple Digit Flip” and a wholesale real estate expert based in Phoenix. “When we were cooped up during the quarantines, we became very aware of how small some of our spaces were,” Damji says. “That led people to add space or remodel their homes.”

Basement remodels may cost more than you have in cash reserves, though. The average cost of a basement remodel is $21,632, according to HomeAdvisor. As with most home remodeling projects, that figure varies widely, depending on factors like the scope of the project, the square footage of your basement, the quality of the materials you use, and the cost of labor in your area. 

That can be an expensive project, and many homeowners don’t have tens of thousands of dollars sitting in savings. There are ways to finance a basement remodel, including home equity loans, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), and other options.

Here’s a breakdown of the average cost of a basement remodel, with how to save money and finance the work toward that perfect finished basement.  

How Much Does a Typical Basement Remodel Cost?

On the cheaper end, a basement remodel starts around $9,000 for a 700-square-foot area. Remodeling a space twice that size puts the price range around $21,000 to $112,500. You can

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20 Home Renovations That Will Hurt Your Home’s Value

  • June 16, 2022
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Your home isn’t just a source of pride or a place where you can relax after a long day — it’s also an investment in your family’s future.

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And while it’s natural to want to make improvements to increase your home’s resale value, some renovations will actually cost you money in the long run. Just because you see something as an improvement doesn’t mean a potential buyer will feel the same way. Find out which renovations are ones to avoid.

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Lavish Lighting Fixtures

One common home improvement mistake is falling in love with unique or lavish light fixtures, said Alon Barzilay, founder of real estate development company Urban Conversions.

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“Whether it be ceiling-mounted lights in a dining room or a hanging pendant, there is a psychological phenomenon that happens when you go to a lighting store … you’re going to pick something exciting and new instead of picking a new addition that suddenly matches the big picture,” Barzilay said.

Further, the passage of trends works against homeowners. “Whatever is in vogue today will look dated 10 years down the road when you are ready to sell,” he said. “Simple is best. Fortunately, lighting can easily be switched out at a low cost.”

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Too Much Wallpaper

With its patterns and texture, wallpaper can be an overwhelming design choice for your home. Plus, it’s notoriously difficult to remove. Homebuyers might view wallpaper removal as a potential headache, and it could be the tipping point for someone who wants a more move-in ready

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