How to Clean Tile Grout

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There is something about the look and cool hardness of tile that simply cannot be replicated by any other type of surface. Besides the fact that tile is available in a wide variety of colors or sizes, and can be designed into a number of patterns, it’s also incredibly durable. However, whether as a bathroom surface, flooring or as a kitchen backsplash, one drawback to…

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How to Care for Vintage Wood Furniture

Vintage and modern dining room

An antique wood piece is something to be treasured and cherished. It serves as a reminder of generations past while offering a touch of class and personality to any room in your home. Whether you’re a collector of fine wooden furniture, avid antique shopper or simply looking for some help taking care of a family heirloom, when it comes time to clean your pieces you…

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Parisian Apartment Mixes German Minimalism with French Exuberance

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Today we’re visiting France. And Germany. Actually, to be honest, I’m not going to take you on a tour to these amazing European countries, we’re just going to have a bite of both worlds. We’re virtually visiting the Parisian apartment of interior designer Joséphine Gintzburger, and getting to know more about her philosophy. A philosophy that combines fashion with the sleek lines of minimalist design…

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Old is Gold: 3 Questions to Address at Flea Markets

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If you like finding rare treasures, unique ambiguous artifacts and vintage steals then flea markets and yard sales are probably like a big tent circus or local carnival for you. Full of excitement, adrenalin and the pride of finding an exceptional deal you wish for a moment of uninhibitedness to throw back your head, pound your fists on your chest and let out a George…

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Let’s Rock!: 20 Fabulous Rock Garden Design Ideas

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Why cultivate a rock garden? They’re low-maintenance. They’re in season all year round. They add variety to the landscape. Need another reason? Check out the inspirational pictures below. In fact, rock gardens are gaining popularity, as they can bring a modern element to landscaping and be used in a variety of contexts. Whether you’re waving goodbye to the lawn in favor of pebbles or you’d…

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Buttercream Isn’t Just for Baking: DIY Yellow Infused Kitchens

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Sand down those cabinets until your hand meets a smooth texture, and splash on bright yellow paint. This is just one of the ways you can brighten your home with the zest and power of lemons starting with your kitchen. Because sometimes life gets too hard and too heavy. by John Lum Architecture The burdens of tomorrow’s tomorrow on our shoulder before today’s are gone….

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Black is the New White: Sophisticating Your Room Without Spooking

black inspired living room interior design

Black rooms aren’t just a place to develop your amateur photography. No, they offer sophistication, elegance and style to your home. Done correctly you can create a new ambiance for your home that will show your serious side with glimpses into the quirks that make you, you. Unless of course you are scared of the dark? Does the thought of walking alone from your car…

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17 Cozy Reading Nooks Design Ideas

Lake House Bedroom with fireplace and colorful reading nook

When the stresses of daily life begin to plague your every thought, one of the best antidotes is a good book and a few hours without interruptions. Regardless of your preferred genre, a great book can transport your thousands of miles away or hundreds of years into the past – into another time or place in while the complications of your life cease to exist….

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How to Improve Home Air Quality for Allergy Season

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For some springtime means warm sunny days spent outdoors, but for others it means fighting a seemingly futile battle against seasonal allergies. The presence of pollen can mean itchy, watery eyes, constant sneezing and other uncomfortable symptoms. Then there are people who suffer these symptoms from airborne allergies all year round. Antihistamines can keep some symptoms at bay – but for how long? In order…

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25 Dining Table Centerpiece Ideas

Dining Table Centerpiece Ideas

Wondering what to put at the center of it all? Deciding on a centerpiece for the dining room table can be a bit daunting… How do pick a scene stealer for a piece of furniture, or in some cases, an entire room? Believe it or not, the more we investigated this very question, the more it became clear that sometimes less is more. Sure, we’ve…

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Tips to Make the Most of Your Home Office Space

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Working from home allows people to enjoy a more laid back, comfortable pace and eliminates the need for a commute – but it also comes with its own unique set of challenges. Often, working from a home office can present a threat to productivity and it can often be difficult to maintain a professional edge with so many distractions abound. One of the key methods…

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Installing Radiant Heated Flooring

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Although it’s hard to consider amidst a hot summer, imagine you’re in the middle of a brisk winter, and outside heavy snow flakes are falling at a rapid pace. You’ve just enjoyed a long, hot shower, but you dread the icy chill that hits your bare skin as you open the shower door. You prepare for the freezing gust, and immediately grab the nearest towel….

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How to Design the Perfect Craft Room

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Bits of ribbon, scraps of fabric, errant beads and piled up dress patterns. If this description fits your home crafting area, then it might be time for a transformation. Thanks to the rise of DIY home and fashion user sharing sites, and a renewed interest in homemade gift ideas, it seems that every home has its own makeshift craft area in living rooms, on dining…

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Creative Tips for Displaying Collections With Style

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There is power in numbers! This simple fact helps explain the appeal of collections. Do you collect seashells? Teacups? Vintage lunchboxes? Too often we pack away our collections, labeling them as clutter or useless trinkets. It’s time to let your collections see the light of day. In fact, it’s time to spotlight them with pride! One interesting aspect of collections is the way they highlight…

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Garden-Inspired Living Room Ideas

white and green living room design

Spring is in full bloom and as we inch deeper into the season, and closer to summer, people are looking for more reasons to spend their time outdoors. Indeed, the warmth of the sunshine, lush greenery and colorful palette of the outside world is difficult to ignore. Unfortunately we can’t be outside all of the time, but here are a few simple methods to bring…

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