How to Give Your Bathroom a Spa-Like Feel

March 21, 2014

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Nothing epitomizes pure relaxation more than the serenity and ambiance of a spa setting. The smells and sounds alone are enough to immediately calm the body and soul. Unfortunately, enjoying these luxuries isn’t exactly a common occurrence. However, below are some great tips to help you modify your bathroom for a personal spa experience. Get [...]

Spring-Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tasks

March 7, 2014

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When warmer temperatures come, refresh your home with an annual spring-cleaning, including important maintenance tasks for the interior and exterior. Not only will it give your house a “face-lift,” it will make your home more comfortable and will help prevent costly repairs later. Here are the essential tasks for both inside and outside your home. [...]

Use Color to Give Rooms a Larger Feel

February 21, 2014

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Regardless of the size of your home, it doesn’t have to “feel” small. Below are some tips for how to play with color to give your rooms a larger look. Have fun and take the challenge of creating a spacious feeling through paint, flooring and home décor. Playing With Paint There are many approaches to [...]

Chemical-Free Weed Prevention Tactics

February 7, 2014

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If there’s one thing all gardeners hate, it is weeds. Fortunately, there are a number of chemical-free tactics you can use to control weeds in your garden. And in the long run, most of them will be cheaper than spending money on toxic, synthetic chemical weed controls. A weed, by definition, is any plant that [...]

Tips for Decorating Small Spaces

January 24, 2014

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City dwellers, college students, retirees and many others often choose to live in condos, apartments, lofts, or small homes. The key to maximizing these living quarters is to take advantage of the space that is available, making it functional while utilizing the right décor to create a roomier, airy feel. Here are some tips to help make [...]

Go Green: 5 Ways to Cut Your Energy Costs

January 10, 2014

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Implementing energy-saving measures in your home will reduce your utility usage and costs. Every bit you save has a far wider impact, however. You’ll also lessen your consumption of the Earth’s natural resources and eliminate a portion of the air, water and soil pollution that occurs in the process. Start with five methods to cut [...]

Decorating the Modern-Day Laundry Room

December 27, 2013

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Gone are the days when sterile white was an unspoken mainstay. In the modern laundry room, anything goes! From color selections to wall décor, go bold to show off individuality and personality. Cover the basics in terms of appliances, organization and functionality, and then let creativity rule to help build a workable space that’s also [...]

4 Common Roofing Choices for Your Home

December 13, 2013

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Although often overlooked, a roof is one of the most critical elements of your home. If you’re in the market to replace an old roof, or planning to build a new one, you have several common roofing types to choose from. Here’s what you need to consider when comparing four popular roofing choices. Asphalt Shingles Easy [...]

Invite inspiration When Decorating the Spare Room

November 15, 2013

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Whether you have company arriving for a visit or want to design a room that offers more space to relax in your home, the spare bedroom is an excellent opportunity to explore trending design elements. The room is there, waiting for you to try a few simple but creative ideas to make everyone feel at [...]

Tips for Growing an Herb Garden

November 1, 2013

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Herbs are some of the easiest, most versatile and useful plants to grow. If you’re going to start a garden for the first time, try growing herbs. Many of them grow with very little care, and if you live in a condominium or townhome with limited space, herbs can easily be grown in containers. Whether [...]