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Replacement Windows and their Effect on Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Replacement windows are an ideal investment if you’re planning to enhance your home’s energy efficiency, resale value or even your...

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First impressions matter. Whether you are going on a blind date or trying to sell your home, a strong first impression can make all the difference.

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How to Better Prepare for Bathroom Remodeling

There are so many things you can do – and projects you can try – to improve the bathrooms in your house. Renovating the bathroom is a...

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Should I Replace My AC If It Experiences a Refrigerant Leak?

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Interior Design / Decor

Low Cost Transformation of Your Interior Decor

Low Cost Transformation of Your Interior Decor

by Guest on May 14, 2012

Rather Than Tear Down Your Walls, Add Some Paint, an Indoor Wall Fountain and a Lamp or Two and You Just Might Be Surprised at the Results. First choose a theme and carry that consistently through the entire room. Consistency is important from the color on the walls to the art displayed throughout. Continuity is important. Decide on the look and feel you are designing and then create it. Without a clear vision in the beginning don’t even bother starting to do anything. Continue reading →

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How to Become an Interior Designer

How to Become an Interior Designer

by Guest on Jun 20, 2012

If you have an artistic mind and a passion for creative interiors, then you should opt for a career in interior design. Doing what you love will give you inner satisfaction and will become a source of your income. You will get an opportunity to meet new and interesting people as well. Below are a few tips to help you get started. Have a Good Eye for Things around You. If you are interested in interior decorating, the most important thing is to observe. Your instincts should tell you what items in a room are out of place, or if a room will look better after a few alterations. You can also go through magazines on interior decorating or search the internet for more creative ideas. Continue reading →

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Made to Measure Picture Frames

Made to Measure Picture Frames

by Guest on Aug 17, 2012

Pictures are priceless yet amazing treasures, which call for a creative display. Making a craft picture frame is the best way to fix unforgettable memories in the handmade frames. Made to Measure Picture Frames is also a perfect idea of keeping children engaged in activities that make them think differently. If you feel bored on the lazy Sunday afternoons, then making pictures frames is the best way to spend some quality time with your children. Such frames can be constructed from waste materials such as colourful stones, feathers, randomly collected shells,, never-to-be-used cloth pieces, pieces of paper, bits and woollen threads. Continue reading →

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Dining Room Design Ideas

Dining Room Design Ideas

by Guest on Aug 28, 2012

The dining room is fast-becoming the forgotten room in modern society. It’s the room people most often neglect in their home as an increasing number of us opt for open plan kitchen-diners. This is a shame, and it may be a mistake. Also, for many of us, the homes we live in preclude an open plan kitchen-dinging space, so it makes sense to make the most of the dining room. Here are a few tips of how to do just that. Try to keep the dining room “alive” when it’s not in use, for storing books on bookshelves, for example, and adding vases of flowers. Continue reading →

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Taking the Risk with Patterns

Taking the Risk with Patterns

by Magdalena Ehnes on Aug 28, 2012

People often want their home to make a statement and look different. One way you can do this quite easily is by using patterns in your décor and soft furnishings. The danger is that some patterns end up looking too much, and you don’t end up with so much as a statement as a garish looking room that you’d wished you had kept plain. There’s nothing wrong with using patterns in your home decorating, as long as you don’t overdo it. Take the time to plan out a room before you go ahead and buy wallpap Continue reading →

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Home Decorating Tips: How to Style Bookshelves Like a Pro

Home Decorating Tips: How to Style Bookshelves Like a Pro

by Home Rehab Online on Sep 17, 2012

If there’s one piece of furniture with endless style potential, it’s bookshelves. These spaces are often used for function only, but you can style bookshelves so they display your personality through meaningful objects and unique knick-knacks in addition to your reading collection. “[Bookshelves] are the absolute architecture of a space no matter where they are on your wall,” says Ashlina Kaposta, a New York City–based interior designer and popular blogger on The Decorista. Kaposta styles bookshelves on a regular basis for clients and is never at a loss for items to fill them. “You can use anything,” says Ashlina. Continue reading →

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Tangerine Tango: How to Decorate with This Vibrant Color

Tangerine Tango: How to Decorate with This Vibrant Color

by Home Rehab Online on Oct 16, 2012

Decorating with color can be tricky, and working with bright, bold colors can feel especially daunting. The color-powerhouse Pantone Color Institute recently named one such color -- “Tangerine Tango” -- the top color of 2012. “Sophisticated, but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.” Continue reading →

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10 Things Every Man Cave Needs

10 Things Every Man Cave Needs

by Home Rehab Online on Oct 16, 2012

Any true man cave should be suitable for a king. But what are the essential elements of the most tricked-out guy space? Betsy Helmuth, a New York City-based interior designer and owner of Affordable Interior Design, shares her pro tips and finds. Continue reading →

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New Uses for Old Things: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old Items

New Uses for Old Things: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old Items

by Home Rehab Online on Oct 19, 2012

Our landfills are growing by the second -- but there’s plenty that we can do to help, while also adding some extra functionality or style in our homes! Find decorating inspiration in these five unique ways to reuse items you already have. Mother Nature will be pleased. For example, Bottle Beauties. Instead of tossing empty glass wine, beer or soda bottles, take a look at them from a different angle. Many bottles have a beautiful shape or color, and could easily stand alone as decorative vases. For a modern look, consider painting the exterior of a bottle in a color that matches your home décor. Continue reading →

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Colours and Feelings - Interior Design Themes

Colours and Feelings - Interior Design Themes

by Guest on Oct 25, 2012

The magic of colours can immensely affect your mind set, mood and your thought process. It is a widely accepted and scientifically proved fact. The colour therapies and other colour based procedures work on this theory only. In fact, in New York, there is a hotel chain that has its suites named on colours as the whole suite is coloured, or the basic scheme of decoration thought, keeping the colour in mind just because it induces a specific feeling when experienced so closely. Why do you think that most of the restaurants have pastel and brown woodish colours as their themes, simply because they want you to be filled with a warm cosiness that you experience in a family dinner. Or why is it that kitchens are generally painted in bright shades of orange and family, just because they provide a sense of hunger. Continue reading →

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