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DIY House Staging: Let Your Home Sell Itself

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I had been in retail long enough to know it’s all about what you say, the key features you present and the image you create in your customers mind of where their product can take them. And for each individual you had to change your tune. Whistle another sales pitch than what was presented to the previous individual. When you sell your home, the same…

Artificial Lighting: How to Know What Works Where

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If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. It took me years to fully grasp and comprehend the meaning behind this short phrase. In my family, however, we fix, we fix, we fix until we break it. From vacuum cleaners, to lawn mowers, to relationships, to blenders, to appetites, we have attempted to cure non-existent diseases and issues. Maybe it’s because we are good people and…

Decorating With Orange: How to Incorporate a Risky Color, Tastefully

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If you’ve paid attention to fashion runways and magazines at all this year, you’ve probably noticed a lot of orange. This warm color, and its many hues, has been somewhat of an “it” color for the past couple of years – from pink-orange corals to yellow-orange and golden variants, it’s everywhere from walls, to beds and cushions. Regardless of how popular this color may be…

Modern Summer House in Iporanga, Brazil

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With summer just around the corner, many of us already think of a relaxing place where we can spend our holiday. There are so many options and many great places to choose from, which makes the decision very tough if you need to choose just one place, an oasis of peace, comfort and beautiful surroundings. But there are lucky ones who already have their own…

Simple Energy Saving Solutions for Home

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Under sofa cushions, the bottom of our purse, mixed in with our dryer lint, handed to us at Starbucks, sunning on a sidewalk, we encounter loose change on a regular basis and those of us who micromanage the past, present and future and who see the big picture of life savor each jingle emitted from a handful or pocketful of change. Dropping our new coin…

Getting the Elegant Look for Your Living Room

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Everyone will want to give their property a touch of style and one of the best ways of achieving this is by introducing some elegance into the living room.After all, this room will normally be used far more frequently than any other in the home so we should always take the time to make it as classy and comfortable as possible. And with so many…

19 Tastefully Elegant Bathroom Designs

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A space should always be designed and decorated according to its function. When you think about the function of a bathroom, it’s easy to see why tranquility and a spa-like atmosphere are the first concepts that come to mind. If nothing else, the bathrooms in your home should be comfortable and polished with surfaces that are both simple and easy to clean. It’s no coincidence…

20 Fabulous Wall Mirrors

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Mirrors add depth to a room by creating the illusion of space. Not to mention, their glossy shine evokes a glamor that enhances modern and traditional rooms alike. In today’s design world, you can find a host of mirrored furniture selections, but don’t forget the power of a striking wall mirror. When selecting mirrors for the home, consider their purpose. If you are in need…

Tips for Cleaning Delicate Upholstery

Delicate Upholstery

One of the greatest drawbacks to having vintage or other high value pieces in your home is that improper cleaning can often ruin your furniture’s value. Some high end upholstery jobs – especially those that are very old – use delicate fabrics that can become easily damaged by standard household fabric cleaners. If you’ve ever made this mistake, then you know the anguish that comes…

Tips for Tackling Closet Organization

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Ah, the sweet smell of Spring. It’s time to throw open the windows, uncover the backyard pool and relish in the extra hour or two of daylight each evening. While you’re shaking out of your cold weather hibernation, you may begin to notice the bits of clutter that have invaded your home over the year. Like other mammals, it seems humans have a tendency to…




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