Downtown Bethesda is known for its chic shops and well-to-do atmosphere. Like a suburban Georgetown, Bethesda is ripe with local establishments that give you that small town feel.

A front door is like the first impression one gets from a house.

You've heard the saying "you never get a second chance to make a first impression." This is especially true when it comes to your home. Potential buyers are highly influenced by how a home looks the first time they get a glimpse of it. Here are a few simple tips that can positively affect your home's "curb appeal" and perhaps even its value.

A foyer is a very important part of  the home- it is the first thing people see when they step inside. Often times, design in the foyer is overlooked, and emphasis is placed on other parts of the house. For your next home design project, consider updating this crucial part of your living space with a few helpful hints from The Washington Post Home & Garden section. 

Trying to combine your space with a member of the opposite gender isn't easy. Many spaces will have either a masculine or feminine feel to them, and taking these looks out of a space can make a room look either empty or boring. You don't have to make your room completely yellow for it to be gender- neutral.

Interior designers and compulsive home decorators, it's time to grab your glue guns and your favorite pair of scissors and head over to Georgetown. According to the Washington Post, HomeGoods will be arriving in Georgetown this coming fall to residents looking to satisfy their diy and craft cravings.

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