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Country kitchen

Country Kitchens: Blending the Past with the Present

If your current kitchen has no real personality, it may be time for a serious change. They’re meant to be warm, welcoming, and full of friendly hospitality, which is why country kitchen design has become such a popular style: it thrives on old-fashioned aesthetics that conjure up traditional values of the past. Due to its…

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Dining table decor

The Dish on Dining Room Decorating

Dining room decorating or a formal room makeover is one household task where it’s okay to get a little formal. The dining room is, after all, meant for more elegant entertaining than a living room or den. It should show off the best your home has to offer, but still remain comfortable enough for company…

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Wood beam ceiling

Decorating with Wood Beams

Wood beams are a stunning addition to any home. On top of their beauty, they also add character and a sense of history wherever they are used. And if the cost of real wood causes you to pause, there are other options out there. Structural beams can be framed in decorative wood to create the…

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living room

Creative Living Room Design Can Reinvent a Space

In the home, where do you spend most of your time? Which room is really lived in? Just a guess, but it’s probably your living room (it’s called that for a reason). So it’s important this room is designed properly since it sets a tone for the rest of the house. It says a lot…

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Contemporary kitchen

Defining and Choosing Your Contemporary Kitchen

“Contemporary” is one of the slipperiest terms in home improvement. It can mean the latest fad or it can represent the decorating themes of the 1950s when the term was first used. Even in the 1950s the term seemed to be an offshoot of space exploration and was dominated by the then futuristic-looking linoleum. You…

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Well-designed kitchen

The 5 Benefits of Working With an Interior Designer

Details are what separate magazine-quality designs from mediocre décor. If you’re after professional-grade decorating, consider hiring an interior designer. Here are five ways they can help you create the interior design you’ll love: Spatial solutions. Oddly shaped or cramped rooms are no match for an interior designer. Designers will provide individual solutions for any home,…

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Get Better Sleep with Better Bedroom Design

You’ve probably heard the statistic that we spend about a third of our life asleep. This may seem like a waste: how could we squander away all that precious time? It’s not a waste though. We live busy lives: long hours at the office, a family waiting at home, combined with the other burdens of…

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Blown glass chandelier

Add Custom Beauty to Your Home with Blown Glass

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about glass blowing, but you may not understand the process or have seriously considered blown glass for your home. More and more, glass blowers are taking their art to common homeowners, eschewing the austerity of the art museum into a thriving home improvement business. Many common home fixtures…

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Pool table in white room

Pool Table Lights and Lighting Design

Whether you’ve already bought a pool table or are just thinking about it, providing that table with good lighting can be just as important as the table itself for quality play. Pool table lighting must provide consistent levels and areas of illumination during both the night and day. Plus, good pool table lighting should also…

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Neutral Colored Tile in a Bathroom Shower

Bathroom Decorating Ideas on a Budget

In general, many homeowners don’t take enough risks with their bathroom decorating. Bathrooms are about cleanliness, sure, but, from a decorating point of view, they’re about creating mood. You may think of white as being sterile, but color is going to be one of the key components in creating a relaxing atmosphere. The smaller room…

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