"I like keeping my dining room clean because it's the first thing people see when they walk in. Sometimes, with my boys in the house, the rest of my house can be a darn mess but you can walk in the front door and it can be clean," Elgin says.
Renovating your bathroom? Make it feel more spa-like by choosing a free-standing tub.
Homeowners who thrive on outdoor living are investing in awnings, screens, canopies and pergolas for new or existing homes.