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How to Paint a Front Door

If you’re looking for a weekend project to update the look of your home, painting your front door is an easy task you can complete on your own or with the help of a pro. Updating your entryway can offer a way to express your personal style and can be easily changed to enhance your…

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Home office decor inspired by fonts

Home Office Decor Inspired by 7 Fonts

Is your home office in desperate need of a new look? As with any interior design project, finding inspiration is key. So, we asked ourselves – what’s unique, iconic, and has an office feel? Classic fonts. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how inspiring typography can be. 1. Helvetica Helvetica is possibly the most…

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The Cost and Value of Interior Barn Doors

Interior barn doors are one of the hottest home trends, and it’s easy to see why. They’re functional, space saving, attractive, and add premium resale value to your home. In fact, a recent study conducted by Zillow Digs found that homes that listed “barn doors” in their description sold for 13% more than expected and…

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Incorporating Smart Home Technology Into an Historic Home

I’ve written about home remodeling and design for decades. But the renovation of a nineteenth century Brooklyn brownstone, — my home, where I live with my wife and kids — was my first chance to put that knowledge and experience to a personal test. Our goal was to create an elegant home that would also…

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Closed folding doors in small space

How to Remove Closet Doors and Spruce Up Your Space

Closet doors can be a nuisance, if they aren’t serving any purpose. They get stuck on their tracks. They stick out. And, they limit where you can arrange furniture. If you’re not worried about pets wandering in where they shouldn’t, or about household smells getting into your clothes, you may consider removing the doors entirely….

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How To Install Wall Veneer to Upgrade Any Space

Paint doesn’t always do the trick when you’re trying revamp your room. Installing one wall of veneer is a great design solution. Veneers are thin wall coverings made from various materials like brick, tile, stone and wood. They can do wonders to anchor your design and give it an edge. The best part is that…

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the simpsons home

Reimagining The Simpsons’ Home in 8 Popular Architectural Styles

What better way to demonstrate America’s diverse architectural styles than through the country’s most infamous family — The Simpsons? The Simpson family residence is instantly familiar to all, yet their dwelling could have been completely different if they’d embraced one of these popular housing styles. 1. Tudor Tudor housing is perhaps one of the most…

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Missing out on family events? A Family Calendar is all you need!

Updated October 2017 Coordinating each other’s schedules and sharing them is the best way to get family time together. If you are often missing out on events, from ballet recitals to family dinners, you might need a calendar to keep track of all your family activities and schedules. Everyday activities can be charted out in…

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Snazzy Stuff to Mount on Your Wall Other Than Art

Updated October 2017 Is it time to rethink your interior decor. Replace those framed artworks with cooler mounts that redefine your living spaces? Finding elegant and meaningful paintings or artworks not only take a toll on your time, but can also be expensive, which is why you need to look for other things which are…

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