Author Archives: RafterTales

Five Tips for Preventing Hearing Loss

For most adults, hearing loss becomes an unavoidable part of the aging process. A condition referred to as presbycusis – which is caused by a slow breakdown of the tiny hairs that line the ear canals – affects nearly every senior to some degree, and ranks as the chief reason grandpa insists on having the […]

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Giving Your Bedroom a Classic Feel

When it comes to deciding on a bedroom design and aesthetic, most people spend a lot of time trying to find the right balance between affordability and personality. However, most people don’t typically consider the mid-century modern look for their bedroom. It is usually saved for a living room or home office. Shows like Mad […]

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Creating a Vintage Look for Less

It seems these days many households are turning to vintage design for their home furnishings. The latest trends towards 40’s, 50’s and 60’s inspired design have caused quite the frenzy in the vintage shopping scene. They have even spawned an onslaught of second hand stores, used furniture shops and even on-line vintage boutiques. Not too […]

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The Right Bedroom Furnishings can Improve How You Sleep

Even most people today have such hectic schedules that sleeping a full eight hours seems like an impossible luxury, getting a good night’s rest has an overwhelming number of healthy benefits. According to a number of studies, receiving seven to eight hours of sleep a night can improve a person’s mood, health, weight, and even […]

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Never too Early to Start Planning for Halloween

For fans of ghoulish delights and all things that go bump in the night, no time of year generates more excitement than Halloween. While you might only get to dress up one or two days this year, you can decorate the home in many wickedly wonderful ways throughout the entire month of October. Halloween decorations […]

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Preventing Distractions When Working at Home

We live in an age where the term “information overload” doesn’t even begin to fully capture how easy it is to get distracted while online. Whether you have trouble occasionally focusing, find yourself increasingly bored while at work, or suffer from ADHD, today’s world is brimming with concentration killers. So what are some of the […]

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Moving on Up: Making the Most of Your Home Vertically

So you’ve just moved into your dream apartment. It has all the things you have ever wanted – a great view, a claw foot tub and gleaming hardwood floors. Yet it has one tiny drawback. It is approximately 332 square feet. No bother! Thanks to innovative design ideas and stores Tiffany Home Furnishings, creating a […]

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Making Over Your Living Space and Your Life

Ever come home from a hard day at work and simply flop down on the couch and turn on the TV? Yeah, thought so. It’s quite possible almost every single person on the planet has done this at one time or another. Do you find yourself thinking more and more about your couch while working? […]

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How to Furnish Your Apartment on a Budget

Whether trying to furnish a dorm room or a first apartment after college, saving money is key for anyone just starting out on their own. Trying to stock your new pad full of furniture straight off the showroom floor is an expensive proposition that many people just can’t afford. Fortunately, your new place doesn’t have […]

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Creative Ideas for Bringing Nature Into Your Home

It’s no secret that the world is running on an epically fast pace. City living has many benefits, but access to nature isn’t always one of them. Studies have shown that people that receive more exposure to nature are happier with lower stress levels. So how do you get exposure if living in the heart […]

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