Tips to Creating a Standout Kitchen Backsplash

Choosing a backsplash is the perfect time to have some fun with your kitchen décor. Adding a backsplash is akin to adding jewelry to the kitchen. Since there is only a two-foot height between the countertop and upper cabinets, splurging can be kept reasonable. Combine a few of the below 5 backsplash elements to create

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Rustic and Simple Cottage Style

Rustic woods and easy-care fabrics create a low-maintenance atmosphere When designing your cottage, simple and easy-to-maintain should be your main objective. If you design your vacation home with this in mind you’ll spend the summer being happy, carefree and relaxed. Start with a Cottage Purge Your home-away-from-home should not be a drop-off spot for everything

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Water Elements in Home Decor

Waterfront property is a dream for many of us. Water generates a sense of creativity and play. It evokes pleasant memories of beach-side strolls and childhood summer vacations. It also generates a sense of calmness. For many, being close to a beach, river, lake or ocean produces an overwhelming sense of mental tranquility. All the

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Happy Organized New Year!

“Should old “acquisitions” be forgot and never brought to mind…” I know that is not really how the song goes but it does seem appropriate at this time of year. There’s just so much “new stuff”, and the “old stuff” tends to get relegated to the back of our closets. As a kid I remember

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How to Help Your Renovation: Aging and Accessibility

When planning a home renovation it is wise to prepare for the future and incorporate accessible design features which will allow you to live in your home for as long as possible. Accessibility Features for the Bathroom During a bathroom renovation, if you’re not yet ready to add grab bars, consider reinforcing the walls behind

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How to Help Your Renovation: Hardwood Flooring

There are a number of factors to consider when installing a new floor. The rule of thumb is “form follows function”. Install flooring which best suits your practical, lifestyle needs. For example, if you reside in a hot climate, you should look to install cool flooring like porcelain tiles or stone. If you live in

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‘Tis the Season for Decorating

As the holiday season quickly approaches so does the pressure to create a home that is warm, inviting and in-keeping with the expectations of our guests. The good news is you don’t have to spend countless hours decorating. You can create a fabulous festive environment with a modicum of work. There’s no need to overdo

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Floral Inspiration in Home Decor

Flowers are so much more than blooming beauties in our gardens. Throughout history, the floral motif has inspired many different looks in home decor. This influence can be found in accent furniture, accessories, fabrics, wall coverings, artwork and more. Floral Motifs Found in Home Decorating Furniture and Accessories Furniture and accessories are rife with floral

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How to Help Your Renovation: Bathroom

Planning a bathroom renovation? You’ll need to make a bunch of decisions before you ask the bathroom contractor for a quote on the job. The more details you can provide, the more likely you are to have an accurate quote and get the bathroom that you really want. Bathroom Renovation Decisions to Consider Plumbing Location

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