Design a Family Room That Fits the Entire Family

June 19, 2015

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A family room is exactly what it’s named: A room in your home the entire family can enjoy. The devotion to family time must be considered when designing and decorating this space. With this in mind, also consider how the decor of the rest of your home fits with your personal taste and style, and [...]

DIY: Create an Accent Wall With Wood Pallets

May 15, 2015

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There’s a lot to be said about the rich, earthy look of wood. All too often it’s overlooked, however. We use wood to build walls, and even to trim them. But then we cover it with drywall, wallpaper or paint. Gone is the warmth that wood imparts, and wood paneling or other wall sheathing alternatives [...]

Tips for Keeping an Organized and Efficient Home

May 8, 2015

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Plain and simple, a highly organized home runs more efficiently.  Imagine knowing at an instant where everything in your home is.  What a time saver! No more useless piles cluttering counters and tables, or drawers packed full of miscellaneous nonsense. Organizing your home can be fun and relatively easy. Avoid feeling overwhelmed and take simple [...]

Nursery Décor: A New Parent’s Guide

April 3, 2015

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There are many things to consider when planning your child’s nursery. There’s a wave of excitement to tap into when designing a room that will be your baby’s. Naturally, it should welcome them to your home and be a cute, cozy and comfortable environment. There’s no shortage of themes to choose from, but function, safety, [...]

Can You Convert Your Attic? 6 Questions to Ask

March 27, 2015

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Maybe you have always dreamed of a better master bedroom, as large as the house and as private as can be. Or perhaps your teenager needs more space – but you can’t imagine where you’ll make it. Maybe you want a little rental unit, or a romp room for the kids. The answer you’ve been [...]

Interior Design on a Budget

February 20, 2015

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Whether you’re planning to furnish a new build, or you’re simply seeking to give your current home a makeover, you don’t have to break the bank to do so. There are countless ways to make a big impact easily and affordably. There are also several do-it-yourself options that can save a bundle on unnecessary labor [...]

A New Hue: Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Home

January 23, 2015

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Many factors come into play when deciding upon an interior color scheme for your home.  It should reflect your likes and personality, as well as compliment your existing décor and the architectural style of your home. The psychological benefits of color should also be considered: Calming colors may be more desirable in bedrooms and cheery [...]

Creative Design Ideas for Themed Childrens’ Bedrooms

January 2, 2015

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There are many exciting ideas you can play around with when planning a themed design for your child’s bedroom. When picking out décor and choosing a theme, be sure to have fun, be creative and, most importantly, let the child’s individual personality and interests be your inspiration. Be mindful of what is age-appropriate and also [...]

Much Ado About Mulch: Everything Homeowners Need to Know

December 26, 2014

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Mulch was nature’s idea long before it became man’s. Fallen leaves, pine needles, rotting wood and vegetation, decaying flowers, ripe fruit, rocks rising to the Earth’s surface—the environment naturally produces and disperses “mulch,” adding a protective coating to the ground. Knowing the various types of mulch and understanding how best to use them will enable [...]

Reuse, Refurbish and Recycle: How to Go Eco-Friendly With Your Home Design

November 28, 2014

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Furnishing, decorating or redecorating a home can be expensive, tedious and sometimes a bit frustrating. We must try to keep up with the latest, ever-changing fashion trends while also attempting to carefully balance expenses with the social responsibility of not creating additional landfill waste. We live in a crowded world where the unnecessary dumping of [...]