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Beautiful outside rest area with hamaque Turn Your Side Yard Into Something Incredible
Quick: what’s the most neglected aspect of the average home’s landscape design? It turns out that the smallest space is also the biggest challenge. Many homeowners ignore their side yards completely, leaving the strip of lawn between neighbors to languish as a sad little no-man’s land. It doesn’t have to be that way. With a little creativity, you can turn Continue Reading
A lovely home with mixed siding. We like how the natural stone is paired with two different styles of vinyl siding. By Alan Mascord Design Associates. Home Security Lighting Tips
Lights are a burglar’s worst enemy. This is why often, burglars dress in black to blend in with the darkness. They learn to navigate by touch and rely upon their fingers for many things. If you want to keep the burglars and prowlers away, take your home’s lighting status very seriously. Burglars are attracted to properties that are dark so Continue Reading
sinks for kitchen Tips for Choosing a New Kitchen Sink
Are you searching for a new kitchen sink? Your mind is probably a Twister board of questions: What’s the difference between porcelain and vitreous china? Will farmhouse sinks retain their popularity? What’s the proper bowl depth? Are integrated drainboards worth the cost? Stop. Drop the questions. And look within. Let the sink choose you! Let’s suppose, say, that you believe Continue Reading
Via numbermyhouse.com Where to Buy Modern House Numbers
House numbers. Everyone needs them, and this finishing touch can make or break your design. After all, you don’t want to mar the clean lines of a modern house with any Victorian curlicues. You need more than the tired old offerings at your local big box store. Where can you find sleek, modern fonts for your house numbers? Check out Continue Reading
kitchen floor6 Concrete Floor Care 101
Concrete flooring is one of the most durable types of flooring you can install in your home—not to mention it adds an interesting design element that is both contemporary and uncommon. It’s also easy to maintain if you follow a few simple guidelines. Bust out the dust mop The number one thing to do in order to preserve your concrete flooring Continue Reading
midcentury-kids The 7 Elements of a Fantastic Playroom
Playrooms present you with a special opportunity when it comes to home design. You can be as whimsical and original as you would like, because when it comes to children’s playrooms, the more imaginative, the better. Here are some great ideas to take your playroom from lackluster to inspired while still keeping it practical! Chalkboard wall Transitional Kids by Eden Continue Reading
via Modernize Maximizing Space in a Small Living Room
Small-space living doesn’t mean you have to suffer in a cramped, uncomfortable home. Even if you live in a tiny house, there are lots of ways to set up a room so it feels larger and has more functionality. For this post, we’re focusing on small living rooms. Check out some of our favorite ways to maximize that space. Shelving is your Continue Reading
Via ALGLO 5 Minutes with Matt Astrella of ALGLO
No matter how much you spend on a home remodel project, the reality is that if the lighting is all wrong, the room just isn’t going to look good. Austin, Texas-based ALGLO has come up with a solution: an LED lighting design kit. A must-have tool for any interior designer, DIY homeowner, or even make-up artists, this kit is the most Continue Reading
IMG_6894 5 Things I’ve Learned Living In a Tiny Home
For years, research has been telling us that it’s not the things in our lives that make us happy, it’s the experiences. Ever since I moved into a 400 square foot backhouse with my husband and our four dogs, I can attest to the value of a minimalist lifestyle. It wasn’t easy at first. In the past, I’ve always had Continue Reading
new-girl-apartment1 Quiz: How Well Do You Know These Rooms from Famous TV Shows?
Are you a TV expert? If you’re anything like us, you’ve gotten inspiration for your own home from a television character’s living room or bedroom. Some sitcom sets are so recognizable for this reason (Monica’s apartment in Friends is probably one of the best examples). Put your skills to the test and see if you can identify all 10 rooms in the Continue Reading



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