Most Americans are now aware of the “trade wars” that are currently getting a lot of coverage in the news, and are undoubtedly wondering how they might be affected by the new policies.Looking ahead to the New Year, color, patterns and textures take center stage in 2018. So get ready to add style and distinction to your home by checking out some highlights that we’ve compiled here.The holidays are knocking at your door once again. A very popular amenity that’s found in many homes, newly built or existing – and one that’s on many homeowners’ wish lists – is a Home Theater or Media Room. The cooler temperatures are perfect for completing projects you may have put off during the summer. Here are some popular ones we’ve selected.If you live in a home built prior to 1980 as millions of Americans do, you’ve probably found that upgrading your home has become a necessity. Homes designed or updated with energy efficient features and appliances are highly valued in today’s housing market. For any remodeling project in your home, the finishing touch typically includes choosing compatible accent colors that work with the style you’ve chosen. Lighting your newly remodeled kitchen is as important as designing it. It’s an essential element of the remodeling process that has a long-term impact on how inviting and functional one of the most-used spaces in your home will be.The open floor plan is a spacious, informal interior space that connects with other areas of the home. In most typical open floor plans, the living and dining room combine into a great room space that flows into the kitchen area. In many of today’s homes and condominiums, the washer and dryer are as much a part of day-to-day living as the kitchen and almost any other appliance. Wherever you live, you’ll probably notice many different architectural styles. But did you know that there’s a rich history of purely American architecture?