Category: Home Decor

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5 Ways to Use Tools as Decor

Form and Function Typically we think of using a rake for gathering fallen leaves or smoothing soil, but why can’t its function be a little less labor-intensive? It’s time to reimagine your old tools for new roles in and around the home. A New Take on Rakes Rakes, when detached from the handle and hung

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Timeless Home Decorating Tips

Edith Wharton’s Advice: Stick to a Muted Palette What she said: “The fewer colors used in a room, the more pleasing and restful the result will be,” said Edith Wharton (1862-1937), in The Decoration of Houses (1897). Before winning a Pulitzer for The Age of Innocence, Wharton was a decorating pioneer, advising people to steer clear of the overstuffed


A Short Guide to Replacing Windows

Are you looking to get your residential windows replaced? Whether they’re slider windows, casement windows, vinyl windows or other types of windows, the benefits of replacing windows by far outweigh the costs involved. With new windows, you can prevent draft, keep insects and other pesky pests out of your home, and protect your home from


Mudroom Storage Cubbies | Free Plans

Hey all, it’s Tylynn dropping in from Bitterroot DIY with some free plans to build your own mudroom storage cubbies! It got cold fast here in Minnesota. I swear it was overnight and BAM! Winter. We had a sorta makeshift mudroom area in the basement right at the garage entrance, but it consisted of one


5 Ways to Get a Modern Farmhouse Front Porch

When interior designer Rosa Beltran found this rundown bungalow in the artsy Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, it was just what she was hoping for: something so ugly that it would scare off everyone but herself. As a newly divorced single mom, she needed a deal; as a designer, she could see past its

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How to Install Wall Paneling

Before You Begin Installing paneling varies depending on the surface it is being applied to. The easiest way to install it over an existing finished wall, such as drywall, plaster, or paneling, is to use an adhesive. Spread the adhesive according to the adhesive maker’s instructions. Typically, you apply it and then spread it uniformly


Make Your Bathroom Beautiful with Shower Screens

Shower screens are exclusively used as a decorative element in interior style décor in bathrooms. It modifies the functional factor and makes your bathroom look modern. Shower screens are both available in framed as well as frameless glass. You incorporate your shower screen by choosing a clear or decorative glass and accordingly it can make

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How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets: 5 Tips from a Master Painter

Lately we’ve been admiring DIY kitchen makeovers involving little more than paint applied to dreary wooden cabinets (see Remodeling 101: 6 Kitchen Cabinets Transformed with Paint for evidence). How to best tackle such a project on your own? For advice, I turned to Albert Ridge of Ridge Painting in NYC. Albert, who grew up in County Galway,

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6 Decorating and Remodeling Tips From a Top Interior Designer

Grant K. Gibson has been designing homes for more than 15 years. Originally from Los Angeles, the 39-year-old designer, who’s now based in San Francisco, takes pride in creating living spaces that speak to the personality, preferences and experiences of his clients. Now, he’s releasing his first book, The Curated Home, which takes readers inside

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10 Herbs You Can Grow Indoors Year-Round

Add that just-picked taste to your meals — even when snow is drifting up against the kitchen window — by growing herbs indoors all year long. You won’t even need special any special equipment as long as you give them plenty of water and sunshine. How to Grow Herbs As a general rule of (green)

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Decorating 101: How to Plan Your Home’s Lighting

Lighting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a room. Proper lighting can highlight a room’s assets and help disguise its shortcomings, increase function and set a mood. Good lighting and bright lighting are not the same thing. A room that’s well lit will offer illumination at varying

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5 Outdoor Lighting Solutions that Scream “Spring!”

Grilling by the light of a lone tikki torch or a string of tangled Christmas lights is no way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. Here are five outdoor lighting solutions that are sure to brighten your springtime gatherings — and have your neighbors wondering how you did it. Landscape Lighting Aside from looking

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Decorating 101: How to Start a Decorating Project

Before you grab that first paint chip, figure out your needs, your decorating style and what to get rid of Congratulations. You’ve decided to decorate your home. Now what? Whether you’re furnishing your first place or redoing the house you’ve owned for decades, decorating can be a challenging task, filled with costly decisions whose outcomes

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Home Tips: Fall Decor

The temperature may still be warm, but the daylight hours are shrinking and there is a hint of color change appearing in the trees…fall is in the air! Bring on the pumpkin spice, cozy blankets, and bonfires! Here are a few of our favorite ways to add some fall spice to your home decor this


4 Most Common Furniture Purchasing Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Most of us believe that buying furniture is a simple task. On the contrary, this decision is quite a tough one. This underestimation is one of the main reasons why people make many mistakes during furniture purchase.     Most of us believe that buying furniture is a simple task. On the contrary, this decision is quite

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How to Pick Color Combinations for Your Kitchen Remodel

The look of your kitchen sets the tone for the personality of your entire home. The kitchen is a place where family and friends gather, where you create nourishing meals for your family, and where you can show off your decorating skills. Choosing a color combination might seem simple, but it’s very important because the


Walk-in Showers Without Doors or Curtains: Design Tips and Examples

Because it doesn’t include a bathtub, or require doors, screens, or curtains, the walk-in shower often makes bathrooms appear larger, cleaner, and more minimalist. However, some precautions must be taken when designing them. Most importantly, the shower cannot be left completely open, even if it appears to be at first glance. Most designs incorporate a

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How to Correctly Design and Build a Kitchen

Before starting the design process, the most important thing is to understand how the kitchen is going to be used. This is a basic approach that any architect must take. A kitchen can’t be just a leftover space or a space to be defined at the end of a project. Designers must understand that a kitchen

Home Applicances

How to Install Closet Shelf and Rod

Before You Begin A simple closet shelf and rod consists of the shelf, cleats attached to the back and side walls and a bracket to support the center of the shelf and the rod at the midpoint. Your layout, bracket position, shelf length may vary, but the principles are the same. Depending on the brackets


How To Refinish Hardwood Floors

Just about anyone who has older hardwood floors in their home or has discovered they have them under their carpet has thought about refinishing them. It is true you could hire someone to do this task, but if you have ever gotten it priced out you were probably surprised by the cost. It is a