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  • ICYMI: Jackie Chan is Now a Solar Energy Hero
    If you’re scratching your head about relating a martial arts hero with sunlight technology, you’re not the only one. The Blu-Ray disc of Jackie Chan’s 1992 movie Police Story 3: Supercop is being used for its reflection across solar panels because it provides uniform illumination across the electronics for better electrical flow to the entire household. Ka-pow! (That’s the sound of Continue Reading...
  • You’ll Never Guess Which Ugly Type of Flooring is Making a Huge Comeback
    On the shores of Lake Michigan, on top of a former landfill, more than 48 million visitors streamed through the “Midget City,” the Union Pacific M-10000 train, and Frank Buck’s Jungle Camp. It was 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. The Century of Progress Exhibition was in full swing. In the Homes of Tomorrow exposition, the Bakelite Company proudly paraded its own Continue Reading...
  • So You Want to Start Collecting Art: Here’s How
    Before blowing whatever budget you have at the first art gallery you spot off Main Street, intelligent art collecting requires mastering certain skills. To ensure your collection will be a successful investment for your home, you’ll need to figure out a few tidbits: Is it important that your collection match your decor theme? Will it be displayed throughout the house Continue Reading...
  • Modernizing Art Deco For Your Home
    We’ve been seeing tons of chevron pattern lately — on the walls, on throw pillows, on furniture. While it was refreshing to see the bold pattern getting some attention, if we never see another chevron wall it will be too soon. Trends come and trends go. What we love today might make us cringe tomorrow. With chevron and things like animal Continue Reading...
  • How to Paint Over Vinyl Floors
    We tend to have a love-hate relationship with vinyl floors. It’s inexpensive, usually comes in convenient sheets or rolls, is easy to install, and can be found in a wide array of colors that can be matched to any style and room. However, once you’ve installed it, it can be a royal pain to replace it when you’re ready to Continue Reading...
  • 8 Man Caves We’re Extremely Jealous Of
    Far too often, a man cave looks like this: But there are men who have gone above and beyond the call, who have convinced their wives to allow basement skee ball tournaments and vaulted gun rooms. When our bosses finally reward our talent and/or we win the lottery, we plan to do the same. In the meantime, our jealousy remains Continue Reading...
  • Flooring Questions: What’s the Best Way to Clean Hardwood Floors?
    Use good preventive maintenance to significantly cut down on the time it takes you to clean your hardwood floors. Start with the basics by positioning your mats both inside and outside exterior doors in order to decrease tracked-in dirt from the outside. In rainy or snowy weather conditions, incorporate a boot removal space to prevent any water damage to the Continue Reading...
  • 15 Harry Potter Themed Rooms, Just Because
    1. Gryffindor besties room 2. Dumbledore loved purple 3. GREAT QUOTE 4. This is actually a hotel room you can stay in 5. Every closet door should be replaced with one of these 6. Okay, sure, we’ll include this one 7. This one spells it out 8. Grandma tried 9. Another look at the Harry Potter-themed hotel room 10. Makes our hand Continue Reading...
  • Our Favorite Home Design Tweets of the Week
    We’ve compiled this list of our most favorite home design-related Tweets from the past week or so. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow Modernize @Remodeling. Have a great piece of decor advice? Tweet it to us, and you could very well see yourself in our next round-up post! 1. @PrimandPropah 2. @Estelle_GKBInc 3. @MHMStaging 4. @MHMStaging (again!) 5. @DecoratingFiles...
  • How Much Do Engineered Wood Floors Cost?
    We love the classic, natural, and timeless beauty that wood floors offer, but we can’t help but cringe at the dents it could put into our savings accounts. Believe it or not, engineered wood floors could be more suited to your household needs than true hardwood flooring. They’re budget friendly, and you’ll still get that beautiful, natural wood flooring that’ll give guests and Continue Reading...