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Staying on top of the latest trends doesn't have to be a chore! Here's how you can shake up the look and feel of your home in 2022.

A new year means new interior design trends. If you're considering a home makeover, it might be worth reading up on some new styles that are sure to be a hit in 2022. Many designers continue to observe the pandemic's impact on interior trends. From enhancing comfort to bringing nature indoors, many of this year's design choices directly reflect the lifestyle changes of the last 24 months. Our real estate agents are always reading up on the latest design trends every year, so we wanted to share a list of this year's biggest trends:

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If your Instagram's been a little light recently, try visiting these scenic spots across Long Island!

If you're developing cabin fever this winter, getting out of the house and experiencing nature is a great way to enhance your mood. Our real estate agents have been out enjoying beautiful winter weather around Long Island and Brooklyn. Nothing helps you feel better than some crisp fresh air.

While we've been out, we've discovered many scenic spots around Long Island that make for perfect photo ops or Instagram shots. If you're looking to enjoy the outdoors this winter, here are some top destination recommendations:

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If you want to make a big impact in 2022, consider these practical and worthwhile home improvement resolutions.

Your home is your most important asset. Keeping it in good shape helps you maintain a nice place to live, but it's also essential for growing your home value. January is always such a great time to think about self-improvement, but our real estate agents also encourage clients to think about home improvement as well. Major home improvement projects can have a positive ROI when it comes time to sell your home and are a great way to improve your home's condition and your overall wealth.

If you're drafting your New Year resolutions, make sure home improvements are at the top of the list. If you're not sure where to start, here are some ideas to help:

  • Boost Your Curb Appeal
    Never underestimate the impact curb appeal can have on your home value. Curb appeal is a term that describes how your property is perceived from street reviews. When it's time to sell your home, curb appeal will have a big impact on buyer first impressions and your listing photos.

    There are many easy ways to improve your facade. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint, add some nice LED lighting to your walkway, upgrade your mailbox, or refresh your front yard landscaping. Even updating the address numbers on your facade can have an impact.

  • Upgrade The Bathroom
    High-end bathroom fixtures are an increasingly important selling point in today's housing market. Update your flooring, tile, or backsplash. Consider some stylish new countertops, and install a new tub if yours is looking a bit dated. If your bathroom is ready for an upgrade, make it happen in 2022.

  • Is it Time For A Roof Replacement?
    If you've been putting off that roof replacement for the last couple of years, you may want to put it at the top of your list. An old or damaged roof can lead to significant water damage and old growth in other areas of the home and can quickly have a compounding negative effect that can lead to major repair bills. While a roof replacement isn't cheap, it's best to take care of the problem before it becomes larger. Plus roof replacements can increase energy efficiency and cut down on utility bills.

  • Create A Home Office
    Regardless of whether you're working from home, a dedicated home office is an important feature. Some of our favorite Brooklyn homes for sale have big beautiful rooms that make for great home offices. If you have an extra bedroom, you may want to consider transforming it into a nice workspace. If you don't have an extra room, look for any unused space in the living room, basement, or hallway. A nice office just needs space for a desk and a chair. A home office is a must-have for many young home shoppers, so it'll pay off nicely when it's time to sell.

  • Focus On Green Living
    There are so many easy ways to improve your home's energy efficiency without draining your savings. Investing in double-pane windows, reapplying caulking and sealant, or adding new insulation are all easy and cheap things you can do to cut down on energy use. Invest in a programmable thermostat that automatically adjusts temperature based on your daily activities. A new ceiling fan is also a good way to increase air circulation and decrease cooling costs.

Home improvement projects can improve your living space and make you feel good about yourself. For more tips on how to make the most out of your home in 2022, contact us today.


 If you've never tried vegan dining, January is the perfect month to do so! Here are Queens restaurants where you can find vegan cuisine.

February, also referred to as Veganuary, is the perfect time to stop and celebrate all the great things about a vegan diet and lifestyle. Veganism not only has so many wonderful health benefits, but it also helps to support a healthy planet.

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A new color can completely transform a space. Luckily for you, the top paint manufacturers just announced their favorite colors for 2022.

An interior redesign is often a New Years Resolution, and January is the perfect time to begin making your plans. If you need a little bit of inspiration, our real estate agents always recommend checking out the 2022 colors of the year.

Every winter, paint manufacturers announce their picks for colors of the year. These tones often reflect current trends as well as the overall state of the world. They're always beautiful and can really help drive new ideas for creative design in your home. If you're looking to make your interior stand out like these Brooklyn homes for sale, here are some of our favorite picks for the 2022 colors of the year.

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Looking for something fun to do on Long Island this January? Here are just a few of the many things you can expect this new year.

Our real estate agents love all the possibilities that come with the new year: new design trends, new movies and shows, but best of all, new events in the neighborhood. Long Island is a bustling and diverse community that's unlike any other, so you can be sure there's always something fun to do locally. Before you make any resolutions — and between viewing Brooklyn homes for sale — take some time to relax and recharge with a winter event! Here are just a handful of the fun events you can expect this January.

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