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5 outdoor living trends that instantly turn a drab deck into a beautiful oasis

5 outdoor living trends that instantly turn a drab deck into a beautiful oasis

Warm weather means more time to spend outside enjoying gentle breezes and sunshine-filled days. Is your deck or patio ready for months of outdoor fun? If your outdoor space is…

Finding balance: creating functional family living spaces

Finding balance: creating functional family living spaces

Let’s face it – life is busy. And one of the byproducts of a busy life is a cluttered house. With piles of paper coming home from school and toys…

Add your health to your spring cleaning to-do list

Add your health to your spring cleaning to-do list

Spring is a season for dusting, washing and polishing the home, cleaning up the yard of any winter debris and even cleaning the storage on the computer or laptop. Spring…

Decorating with light captures the fresh spirit of summer

Decorating with light captures the fresh spirit of summer

Something about summer seems to inspire us to lavish attention on our homes. Whether enthusiastically cleaning or freshening decor, Americans seize summer as an opportunity to breathe new life into…

Trim adds decorative new dimensions throughout home interiors

Trim adds decorative new dimensions throughout home interiors

When people think of home trim, they often picture the beauty it brings to exteriors – but the right trim products can add arrestingly elegant and bold decorative elements throughout…

Chic chalet: Give your kitchen a mountain makeover

Chic chalet: Give your kitchen a mountain makeover

Your kitchen doesn’t need a Matterhorn vista to stay on top of the latest “chalet chic” design trend. It’s easier than you think to get this style by mixing rustic…

Beyond cool: How ceiling fans offer energy efficiency, decor and function

Beyond cool: How ceiling fans offer energy efficiency, decor and function

Savvy interior designers know that items that are both fashionable and functional are in high demand. One of the best examples of a stylish, hardworking home fixture is also one…

Top 2014 home decor trend: Personalized design

Top 2014 home decor trend: Personalized design

Interior design is in a constant state of transformation, and this year homeowners are taking control. The “keeping up with the Joneses’’ mentality is giving ground to the desire for…

Simple steps to paint like a pro

Simple steps to paint like a pro

The difference between a professional paint job and a do-it-yourself job that looks like a pro painted it is surprisingly simple. As the old adage goes, the devil’s in the…

10 tips for making a small bathroom feel larger

10 tips for making a small bathroom feel larger

Is your tiny bathroom cramping your functionality and style, leaving you longing for the enormous bathrooms gracing the pages of design magazines? Even if your bathroom is a fraction of…

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