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Finding the Right Kitchen Design

Kitchen design is the first and most important step of any kitchen remodel. Without a good design, you can’t have a great kitchen. Without a detailed design, you can’t have a smooth remodeling process. Here’s what you need to know about the available resources and kitchen design professionals who are out there. Free Kitchen Design…

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Wall Plates and Plate Holders

A decorative wall plate is to some as a rare coin or stamp is to others. For a wall plate collector, displaying a prized piece is half the fun of it all. You will want to make sure that it’s done right, however, as plates (unlike stamps or coins) have a tendency to break if…

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wrought iron railing

Wrought Iron Installations Beautify Your Home

Wrought iron is some of the most durable and decorative material you can use for home improvement installations. It is, by nature, customized and hand-crafted. Naturally, this makes it expensive, but it also makes it an excellent choice to create a distinctive and ornate touch to your home. The most common wrought iron installation is…

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History of Decorating Trends

Looking back at what each decade brought us in terms of interior decorating can help people decide how and where to begin. This survey should help show what works and what doesn’t. 1960s: How much Farther Out can your Flower Power Go? Floral patterns weren’t exactly invented in the 60s, but the era wasn’t just…

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Using Wire Mesh at Home

Wire mesh is most easily noticeable in window screens and screen doors, but it can also show up in many other ways around the home. Wire mesh is used in fencing, room dividers, and shelving; it can also be found behind the scenes in ceilings, walls, and even in plumbing. Homeowners looking to do a…

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Wall art

Mounting Wall Art and Metal Wall Art

Many people’s first experience with wall art is a photograph or poster. Pictures and posters require little more than a pushpin to put up, no matter how “heavy” they are. As we get older, though, our tastes tend to swing toward wall art that is more substantial (if not in meaning, at the very least…

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Living room rug

Install Rugs for Looks and Longevity

For homeowners looking for a way to improve the looks of their living space and protect their flooring at the same time, purchasing and installing rugs should be at the top of the list. If you like the looks of a natural fiber rugs, seagrass rugs and sisal rugs are some of the best looking—and…

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Small kitchen

Small Kitchen Design: Convert Cramped into Cozy

We always hear that large kitchens increase the value of a home. It’s true. They add extra space for cooking, entertaining, and eating, which makes them convenient, uncluttered, and welcoming. But what are you supposed to do if you don’t have a giant kitchen? What if you’re stuck with an undersized space that has no…

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Kitchen feng shui

Essential Feng Shui Tips

The art of feng shui, or the arranging and positioning of different objects to let the energy flow better in your house and work space, is said to promote health and energy. Feng shui, which means “wind and water,” is an ancient Chinese study based on the belief that energy flows in the environment of…

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Kitchen with stainless steel backsplash

For a Modern Kitchen, Choose a Stainless Steel Backsplash

A stainless steel backsplash is just one of many stainless steel additions that can make your new kitchen shine. Stainless steel is currently one of the most popular kitchen materials for good reason. It’s tough, durable, won’t rust, corrode, or decay, is easy to clean, and is heat resistant in a room where hot pots…

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