Design Tips You Can Use From the “Big Brother” House for Your Shared Vacation Home


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many summer traditions have fallen by the wayside this year, but for reality TV viewers, there is one reassuring sight, the return of “Big Brother,” CBS’s annual reality television competition. Every summer, CBS builds an elaborate house on a soundstage in Los Angeles with cameras in every conceivable location to capture every moment of the houseguests’ experience during the Big Brother season. This year’s theme is All-Star Loft because this is an all-star season. The dramatic theme includes a giant light installation, large murals, and rooms that reference past seasons. Big Brother host Julie Chen

Frisco Realtor Launches Pre-Sale Home Renovation Program


FRISCO, Texas, Aug. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Frisco, Texas RE/MAX DFW Associates real estate agent Terry Hendricks announced today the launch of a new turnkey home renovation program for local homeowners, with renovation costs not due until closing. In the current real estate market, home renovations offer up to 200% return-on-investment (ROI) for homeowners.

Frisco area homes renovated to meet the needs of today’s buyers, who are searching for modern and contemporary design standards, sell for thousands more with very few days on market. For home sellers without the budget or experience to update

Thirty luxury detached, semi-detached and mews homes approved


Hurstwood Homes has been granted full reserved matters planning permission to develop a five acre residential site in Rossendale.

This will provide 30 luxury and affordable homes.

The scheme, known as Newchurch Meadows, is situated off Johnny Barn Close in Newchurch, Rossendale.

Designed by the Baldwin Design Consultancy, it comprises three-, four- and five-bedroom large detached, semi-detached and mews houses.

Sam Ashworth, project director at Hurstwood Holdings, said: “Having now expanded our investment operations nationwide, we are proud to be working once again in Rossendale and continuing to contribute strongly to the local economy and housing market where we have

How to Design for a World Without Touch


Over the past several months, touch has been increasingly removed from our daily lives. A recent study showed that 42% of American adults report feeling deprived of touch. A similar study in the New York Times found 42% of Americans also expected it to be at least a year before they’d be willing to shake a friend’s hand or hug them to say hello. That’s a long time to go without the feelings of intimacy, positivity, and love elicited by touch.

Science has proven that when we hug or feel friendly human contact, our brains release oxytocin, bolstering positive sensations,