A Fetching Foyer: Make Your House's Design Pop
Jan 28 2013

LIVING ROOMYour foyer is the window to your home's soul, and the most important place to make the best first impression on your guests is your entryway. An entryway can say “welcome, relax, stay awhile,” or it can beckon to your guests' inner artist, or perhaps intimidate through grand showboating. The sky is the limit when it comes to adorning the mouth of your home.


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Wood Blinds Offer Your Room A Break From The Sun
Jan 23 2013

Closed Wood BlindsWood blinds are commonly known as Venetian blinds. Horizontal wood slats are joined by a corded pulley, which gathers all the slats at the top of the window to reveal the view. Or, the slats can be set at an angle to allow light to travel through the blind, all the while still retaining some level of privacy. Wood blinds come in a number of finishes, stains, woods, colors and sizes. Wooden Venetian blinds are also available as vertical blinds. They are manufactured with wider slats, and they operate in virtually the same way as the horizontal blinds. Although instead of being drawn upwards to reveal the window, they will draw to one side, gathering in a vertical bunch.


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Tips For Eco-Friendly Interior Design
Jan 18 2013

These days we are all doing everything we can to go green. Drivers all over the country are trading in their SUVs for bicycles, while other people are forcing themselves to remember their reusable grocery bags every time they go to buy some food instead of using those petro-filled plastic bags. (Some cities are even charging for those pesky, environmentally destructive plastic bags!) There are always more ways to change your lifestyle to make it greener, both big and small. If you are looking to make your home greener, there are plenty of adjustments you can make. Interior design can be fun and exciting and green – the three are not mutually exclusive. Below are some tips for eco-friendly interior décor. Implement the ones that work for your time and budget.


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Home Improvement Trends to Watch Out for in 2013
Jan 18 2013

We might be living in an age of austerity but this doesn’t seem to have knocked the nation’s passion for home improvements. In fact with the high cost of houses and the lack of availability of mortgages, home owners are choosing to focus their attention on the bricks and mortar they are presently living in. This could be anything from a simple coat of paint to full scale extensions requiring professional builders and contractors, all in the pursuit of providing that X Factor. Here we explore the different trends which are developing for 2013 and how we might achieve the best possible home make over.


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Top Tips to Make Your Garden Environment Friendly
Jan 18 2013

Lush Green Garden With Stone WalkwayYou might have a garden that looks lush enough with butterfly flowers, corkscrew rush, towering reeds as well as dramatic foliage but in reality it might have potential threat elements in it that might cause harm to the environment. Apart from relishing a beautiful and glowing look in your garden all year round, it is also important that you make it safe and environment friendly. You should make your efforts to prevent insects, weeds, drought, diseases as well as other negative impacts. Keep an eye on the following lawn care tips that help you make your garden green in a true sense.


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How to Design A Bedroom For Small Children to Share
Jan 16 2013

Childrens bunk bed with purple beddingWhen it comes to starting a family that last thing that is on parents minds is decorating a bedroom. It can be a challenge with all the new routines and planning, without having to even begin thinking about wall charts and paint swatches.


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Energy Efficiency at Home
Jan 14 2013


Essentials to Create a Luxe Victorian-Inspired Bedroom
Jan 14 2013

Essentials to Create a Luxe Victorian Inspired BedroomHeavily-upholstered furniture, realistic portraits, excessive ornamentation and rich hues define the influence of a style Queen Victoria herself began. The use of gleaming metal and ornate furniture can help you create a lush, vintage bedroom experience. Elaborately transform your bedroom using these eclectic, Victorian-inspired elements.


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Choosing the Best Replacement Windows
Jan 11 2013

If you are like most people, you are concerned about your home's value, both now and in the future. Regardless of how well you maintain your home, you would probably agree that certain repairs are unavoidable. This is especially true regarding windows, as even the best quality units will eventually wear out and require replacement. It is never wise to procrastinate when the time has come to replace old drafty windows with new energy efficient models.


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Give Your Old Bathroom a New Look with Modern Taps
Jan 11 2013

Modern Bath RoomsCreating a beautiful bathroom does not have to cost a small fortune. When money for improvements is tight, simply updating a few fixtures and fittings can breathe new life into a tired looking bathroom. One way in which this can be achieved involves replacing old and basic taps with new, more stylish models. The latest offerings combine ingenious functionality and cutting-edge design, so it won't be long before this most important of household rooms is transformed into something a lot more exciting. The latest taps challenge the boundaries of traditional thinking, so homeowners should open up their minds to the possibilities.


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Double Your Garage Storage Space
Jan 11 2013


2013 New Years’ Resolutions for Selling Your Home
Jan 11 2013

Homes For Sale PittsburghHome buyers know what they want and tend to stick to it. This is part of the reason that home buying is so difficult. For a bit of insight into the buyer mindset, we have made a must-do list for sellers to complete before ever calling an agent or listing their home. Start with these simple home improvement steps and the whole process can be a little smoother.


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Low-Cost Luxury in the Lounge – When to Splurge and When to Save
Jan 7 2013

The average family spends a huge amount of time in their lounge; this is where you sit down to watch TV together in the evenings, where you entertain guests and where you just, well, lounge on those lazy Sunday mornings!


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Indoor Features to Create a Calming Atmosphere
Jan 7 2013

Most people spend a great deal of time in their homes. Therefore, it’s critical to consider the effect of various elements on the peaceful presentation of your home. Is it a place that is inviting to both the owner and guests? Is it a place to be proud of? Is it a good place to linger and spend valuable time in? Many things add to the overall atmosphere of any residence.


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