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Shedding Light On The Subject -- 3 Tips For Lighting Your Wandering Walkway

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Once you've designed a meandering pathway in your yard, it's time to consider how you will light it properly. For walkways throughout the yard, lighting is a matter of safety as well as drawing attention to the best parts of the path. So, how can you light your way? Here are 5 tips for any yard. Start Low and Soft. When planning your lighting, start with an understated lighting design and add only as you need to.

29 June 2016

Three Ways To Make Sure The Marble You're Eyeing Will Be Able To Withstand Bathroom Water

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As long as you take a good survey of all the marble grades and varieties out there, it's perfectly possible to get tiles and slabs that are both suitable for your bathroom's style and relatively cheap. But since not all marble is the same and not all cuts into marble rock create the same kinds of tiles and slabs, it's important to always keep water resistance problems in mind. Use these three ways to ensure the marble you're eyeing will be able to withstand bathroom water.

3 June 2016

Creating Your Own Eye-Catching Rain Chain To Divert Water From Your Gutter System

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If you are looking for a trendy alternative to a plastic or aluminum downspout to redirect water from your gutter to an area away from your foundation, you may want to consider using a rain chain to dress up the area. This is a great way to collect water as it drips from your gutter, allowing it to trickle down in style so it does not accumulate in an area where it will cause harm to your home.

12 May 2016

Creating A Globe Light American Flag For Your Backyard

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Are you looking for a cool way to show your patriotism this Independence Day? Create your own American flag globe lighting fixture. This will require a little patience and some creativity, but it's worth it. Changing The Bulb Colors To create your American flag, you're going to need 13 strands of lights, the correct color bulbs (red, white, and blue), and a little creativity. All the strands should be of equal length for this to work.

17 April 2016

The 411 On Solid Surface Countertops

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From washing windows and mowing the lawn to replacing worn carpet, it is easy to see the challenges of owning a home. Many updates are not only necessary to protect your home's appeal and value, but also to improve the function of certain rooms. Considering your kitchen is an important room, ensuring it is functional is smart for your home's value and family's needs. Of course, updating your kitchen may require the installation of new countertops, but choosing the best material for your needs may seem overwhelming.

14 March 2016

Adding Containers Can Really Liven Up A Cottage Garden

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Cottage gardens are a beautifully planned hodgepodge of riotous color and texture, but they can be a bit overwhelming. Using containers to break up the flow can add surprise and whimsy to your landscape. Large Containers With Accent Plants Imagine a mass of flowers of all different colors, sizes and shapes. Pretty, yes? Now imagine a large Terracotta pot in the center of those flowers with an eye-catching clump of purple grass waving in the breeze above the blooms.

10 February 2016

3 Environmentally Friendly Hardwood Flooring Options

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A lot of people want to have hardwood flooring, but they worry about the impact of hardwood flooring on the environment. After all, trees are a necessary part of the environment and logging can be destructive. However, there are ways that you can have your hardwood flooring and still not impact the environment too heavily.  Bamboo Bamboo isn't actually a tree, it's a grass. But it's not like the grass that is growing in your front lawn.

18 January 2016

4 Interior Design Tips For Your Living Room

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Interior design is an incredibly important part of making your house feel like a home. The living room in particular is a place where friends and family will congregate and it's important that the room has a welcoming and lively feel.  Decisions can often become overwhelming during the process of interior design, however, there are some basic steps you can take to make the living room stand out and make the space an enjoyable one to be in.

22 December 2015

4 Tips For A Safer Home

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Each time you lock up your home, you want to now it is as safe as possible. There are a few things you should do around your home to make sure you are creating as secure of a space as possible. There are four pieces of advice below to help you protect your home from criminals. 1: Don't be predictable If a criminal decided to watch your house for a few days, you don't want them to learn anything about your lifestyle that may make it easier for them to break in.

27 November 2015

Interior Shutters: How A Simple Design Feature Can Be Functional

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Window coverings are always a challenge in any home. There are numerous considerations to be made when deciding how, or even if, a window should be covered. Shutters are a solution many people ignore because they may think it will prevent access to the window, be overly formal or not be available to fit an unusually shaped or over-sized window. This is all untrue, as shutters make accessing the window as easy as any other treatment, can be either casual or formal and custom-ordered models can be made to fit nicely in any window.

4 November 2015