3 DIY Home Improvement Projects You Can Complete Before Thanksgiving

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It's the time of year when many people are making their holiday plans: booking travel, making shopping lists, and getting their home ready for guests. Hiring a house cleaner, having the carpets steamed, and buying new furniture ahead of the holiday season are all common, but what about completely updating a room (or two)? It's easy to think that home improvement projects are too expensive or will take several weeks or even months to complete. However, there are several simple, affordable do-it-yourself projects that can be completed in a weekend to give outdated rooms a fresh new look -- in…
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6 Smart Ways Hardware Can Upgrade Your New Home

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Decorating and putting the finishing touches on your new home is definitely one of the most fun parts of moving. It's satisfying to fill your new home with furnishings and décor choices that reflect your personality and lifestyle. One of the most overlooked aspects of decorating is the hardware. However, hardware changes can dramatically transform your home in unexpected ways. Here are some ideas to use. Install A New Door Knocker If your new home has a door knocker, replace it with a new one. If it doesn't already have one, it's easy to install a door knocker using a…
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4 Times When Laminate Flooring Is Better Than Hardwood

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Hardwood flooring is considered a premium flooring material. It's natural, long-lasting, durable and comes in a wide assortment of colors, wood, stains and plank widths. But hardwood flooring isn't always the best choice. If you're looking at homes to buy and eliminating the ones with laminate flooring, you could be overlooking some important considerations. Following are four times when laminate flooring is a better option than hardwood. 1. You Live In A Very Humid Climate Excess humidity isn't kind to hardwood floors. Wood is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from the surroundings. Too much moisture in the air can…
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How Color Can Affect Your Home and Psyche

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Are you dreaming in color of your future new home? You probably can't wait to get your hands on a paintbrush and a bucket of beautiful new paint. But how will you choose the colors to decorate your new home? If you've been to a paint store recently, you know there are thousands upon thousands of shades to choose from. Choose wisely, because color can affect your home and psyche. Shades of Purple Whether you call it purple or eggplant or violet or plum, purple evokes feelings of warmth and vitality in a home. The dustier shades of plum are…
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Home Staging Tip – Urban Gardening in Small Spaces

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Home staging means getting a home ready for sale with the goal to maximize the sale price and close a sale as fast as possible. Some home staging tasks are very dreary, like having to get the place sparkling clean. That is really not fun work. It may be better, if it is affordable, for the homeowner to hire professionals to do that grunt work. Another part of home staging is really fun and even can start long before putting a home on the market for sale. Children like to participate in this as well. It is creating an urban…
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Tips For Selling Your Home In The Winter

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Winter typically isn't one of the busier home buying seasons - those seasons are reserved for spring and summer. But to think that you can't sell your home at market value during the winter months is being naive. In fact, you can even use some of the characteristics that define the season to your advantage. For instance, because winter isn't a hot selling season, there's typically less inventory during this time of year. That said, if your home stands out in the listings, you have a better chance of getting on that coveted "short list" of buyers. Here's a look…
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Six Creative Lighting Installations That Will Enhance Your Home

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When people purchase their home, one of their common requests is "plenty of light." And for good reason! This is a critical factor for enjoying your home, and when designing your interior, you should pay special attention to just that: your sources of light. See them not only as a way to brighten up your room, but also as an opportunity to infuse your home with a fashionable design and aesthetic appeal. You'd be surprised at how much lighting can dramatically enhance any given room in your home. Here are our six favorite lighting installations that are bound to give…
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Give Your Home An Instant Facelift, Wallpaper Is Back!

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Though it can be an entirely different story for a trend shift in the opposite direction, which then requires you to get out the soaking bucket and scraping tool, wallpaper coming back into style is a home décor blessing for many. Wallpaper is back in - in a big way! - and it's making your dreams of accomplishing a fashionable living space come true much faster and easier than you could have imagined. Quite frankly, wallpaper can do the "fashionable home" trick to virtually any room in your house, adding that touch of warmth and personality you've so far only…
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Give Your Home An Instant Facelift, Wallpaper Is Back!

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Though it can be an entirely different story for a trend shift in the opposite direction, which then requires you to get out the soaking bucket and scraping tool, wallpaper coming back into style is a home décor blessing for many. Wallpaper is back in - in a big way! - and it's making your dreams of accomplishing a fashionable living space come true much faster and easier than you could have imagined. Quite frankly, wallpaper can do the "fashionable home" trick to virtually any room in your house, adding that touch of warmth and personality you've so far only…
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How To Add Color To Your Home Decor Without Going Overboard

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There is a fine line between adding color to your home décor and using too much color, so that you feel like you are living inside a rainbow. A little bit of color will add a lot of fun and interest to your home design, but too much color can be overwhelming. How can you achieve that perfect balance? Here Are Some Tips To Keep In Mind For Using Color In Your Home In A Subtle And Balanced Way: Use Color Schemes Before choosing the colors for your décor, do a little bit of research into color schemes and how…
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