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Making Your New House into a Home

After a hard day at work, the only thing that you want to do is to spend some time relaxing at home. The best way to do this is to create a space that you will want to return to time and time again. By decorating your home to reflect your own personal tastes and [...]
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Reupholstering a Sofa

Whether it is due to age, a few pet mishaps, or relentless assault from the kids, furniture does not always age so gracefully. When your sofa has become worn, outdated, or simply does not mesh well with your décor, reupholstering a sofa can breathe new life into your old furniture while potentially saving a lot [...]
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Elements of Good Design

Good design rests upon a solid foundation of function, environment, space, style, color and texture. Whether it’s your first design or your fiftieth, understanding these principles and using them to guide your work will guarantee you a well designed space. Learn more about the elements of good design and how you can apply them to [...]
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4 Tips to Transform your Dining Room on a Budget

Transforming a room sounds like a costly project, when in actual fact you can transform the appearance of a room with a lick of paint and some tasteful accessorizing. Dining rooms are one of the rooms with an entertainment purpose, which is why many homeowners feel it important for the room to be looking exquisite. [...]
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Blinds vs Curtains: The Pros and Cons of Window Furnishings

When it comes to redecorating a room, one of the big challenges is which window treatments to go for. There are a huge number of options out there but the question effectively comes down to do you want blinds or curtains. The answer depends a lot upon what you want to use the room for. [...]
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Prepping Your House for Winter

Winter is easily the hardest season on your home. Snow, ice and cold can be very taxing on your building and your wallet. Follow these five tips for prepping you house for winter: 1. Check Your Heating This is the most important thing to do before winter is in full swing. Once the cold hits [...]
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How To Make Your Own Set Of Roman Blinds

Roman blinds can be a beautiful addition to any home, and whether you want to personalize your window accents or just trying to save some money, you can make your own Roman blinds and become the envy of all your friends and neighbours. Making a set of Roman blinds really isn’t as difficult as it [...]
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How To Install Your Own Curtain Rails Like An Expert

When you install curtains in your home, you will find that you can drastically upgrade the way that the home looks with very little work. This will not take long and it will not be difficult. It will, however, make everything in the home look elegant and comfortable. You can use these to hide old [...]
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My Old Bachelor Pad vs. a Modern One

I have to start by confessing that my eyes go a bit misty whenever I recall my old bachelor pad. I spent many happy hours in there listening to my records, reading books and entertaining guests. It wasn’t a place of sumptuous luxury but it was somewhere I felt relaxed in and could bring people [...]
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Ways to Save Money on Your Home Heating Oil This Winter

Over the last couple of years we have faced some tough winters.  The weather has been pretty harsh and for many of us, unexpected.  Even though we were prepared for snow last year because of the weather we had endured the year before, we were still shocked at how early the cold weather set in [...]