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Ideas for Partially Finishing Your Basement

Ideas for Partially Finishing Your Basement Turn your basement into an office, living area, bathroom or laundry area — without a full renovation. Here are some great ideas to get you started! Create an Industrial-Style Living Room Always on the lookout for more space in our homes, we’re usually searching …

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10 Creative Ways to Deal With Load-Bearing Columns

10 Creative Ways to Deal With Load-Bearing Columns Often unavoidable in open floor plans, columns are an unsightly structural necessity that can be turned into a design asset with the right design. Read on for some creative ideas! 1. Light it up Open up the column and integrate downlighting, uplighting …

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2019 Fall Home Trends

2019 Fall Home Trends Fall is fast approaching and with it some new trends for the cooler months. Keep your eyes open for these upcoming styles. 1. Feminine Minimalist A look encompassing clean lines, brass accents, pared back silhouettes, and most importantly blush pink, is gaining popularity like wildfire. Modern, …

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Design a Gorgeous Fall Garden That Pollinators Will Love

Design a Gorgeous Fall Garden That Pollinators Will Love From changing colors, to plants going dormant, to wildlife preparing for winter, there is always a lot going on in a fall garden. Here are some design strategies to create beauty and function for you and your animal friends. 1. Support …

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Which Paint Do You Use Where?

Which Paint Do You Use Where? Selecting the right kind of paint is as important as choosing the right color. From water-based acrylics and oil-based enamels, to various finishes and specialty formulations, here’s how to choose the right paint for your project. Top-quality acrylic paint for the walls and ceiling …

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8 Best Materials to Substitute for Solid Wood

8 Best Materials to Substitute for Solid Wood Reap all the warmth and beauty of wood with these other options that accommodate different styles, budgets and spaces. 1. Cost-effective Engineered Wood A great alternative to an expensive solid wood floor is engineered wood. Constructed from layers of wood, these floorboards …

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5 Benefits of Internal Sliding Doors

5 Benefits of Internal Sliding Doors Beautiful, flexible and space saving — what’s not to love about internal sliding doors? Modern architecture especially emphasizes openness and fluidity. Sliding doors provide that, in addition to several other important features including a sense of flow through a house that regular swing doors …

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Fall: The Best Time for Planting

Fall: The Best Time for Planting Advantageous for both garden and gardener, fall is the best time for starting plants. Here’s why: Cooler Weather Autumn provides the perfect gardening energy for those who love to get their hands dirty — a pleasant temperature, easily workable soil, and beautiful scenery as …

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How to Maximize Natural Light in Your Home

How to Maximize Natural Light in Your Home There is nothing better than natural lighting to bring life and positive energy to a home. While there are a lot of ways to do this, here are some clever design ideas to let the sunshine in! Brighten Up a Basement Room …

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Choosing the Perfect Grout Color

Choosing the Perfect Grout Color While emphasis is placed on choosing tile, grout color is often overlooked. The truth is that the color of your grout can make or break the look of your tile. Whether you want your tile to jump out or recede into the background, grout color …

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How to Verify the Quality of a Contractor’s Work

How to Verify the Quality of a Contractor’s Work Go past the basic, surface-level background check of contractor candidates and get to the nitty-gritty: What is the quality of their work. Here’s how to do that. Pictures and reviews, while important, only show so much. The only way of really …

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8 Ways to Disguise Unsightly Garbage Bins

8 Ways to Disguise Unsightly Garbage Bins If you’re tired of looking at your trash and recycling bins sitting in the driveway or garden, check out these smart ideas on how to store them in style. Choose a Screen A curved or folding screen offers an elegant way to hide …

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10 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger

10 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Look Bigger A spacious bathroom with all the perks is something most of us dream of, but not all can attain. Make your bathroom live up to its full potential with these design tricks to give it a larger look — without moving any …

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Get a Head Start on Your Fall Garden

Get a Head Start on Your Fall Garden Check this list for essential tasks to keep your garden growing through the summer heat and into fall. Protect Squash To protect ripening fall pumpkins and winter squash from rotting on the bottom, put a piece of terra-cotta underneath them. Cover the …

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10 Tips for Cleaning & Restoring Vintage Finds

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10 Tips for Cleaning & Restoring Vintage Finds While it can be exciting finding the perfect vintage piece to add to your home, secondhand shopping sometimes means your treasure is covered in layers of grime and dirt from storage. Here’s how to polish, wash and bring new life to some …

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