Unique Uses for Cork in Your Home

Many people assume that the only purpose of cork is to make wine bottle stoppers and bulletin boards. However, cork is a versatile material that has many other uses around the home that you may not have considered. It also has numerous benefits, including elasticity, impermeability, buoyancy, and high insulating properties. Because cork is made …

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5 Ways to Create Better Ambiance with Lighting

You may not think much about the lighting in your home, but the truth is it can make or break the ambiance of your rooms. Where subtle, muted lighting may be appropriate for one room, another room may call for energizing, bright lights. How do you know which is which? Check out these five ways …

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The Quick Kitchen Backsplash Cheat Sheet

If you’re toying with the idea of a kitchen remodeling project, you’ve probably pondered over backsplashes and wondered what direction to go. Backsplashes are no longer thought of as simply a protector of walls from splattering food and water. This space between your countertops and cabinets is a dynamic focal point that pulls together your …

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IF ONLY… I had learned these lessons

It’s a sign of a great renovation … if, afterwards, the stories you share do NOT begin with the words “if only…” While you can’t foresee everything that might have an impact on the smooth running of your remodeling project, there are a few things that you can learn from the good – and bad …

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TIMELESS NEW KITCHEN TREND: Health and Wellness

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, filling many roles beyond the obvious provision of daily meals. Modern kitchens, more than any other room in the house, speak to the way we want to live on our planet. Today`s family seeks to combine leisure, work and entertaining as part of their kitchen …

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RENOVATING? DO THE RIGHT THING!!

When building a new home, many homeowners are considering the option of green design. Renovators also are putting more focus on creating eco friendly environments. Both groups recognize that they are achieving a healthier lifestyle, while protecting natural resources for future generations.

In keeping with the environmental movement, there has been a corresponding increase in …

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RENOVATION – A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING

HOW MUCH DOES CHAOS COST?

It would be interesting to know how many hours of each day are spent putting things in their proper places. Wouldn’t it be wonderful having entire weekends ahead of us, without the interruption of piled this, accumulated that and other bits and pieces that, in one way or another, keep …

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KITCHEN REMODELING: Beginning the Kitchen Design Process

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then getting the design right is the heartbeat.

Every home is unique but they all resonate to the sound of laughter, a glass of wine, and good friends preparing and sharing food together.

That is the primary reason to go to great lengths to customize your …

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Smoothing Out The Remodeling Process

There are certain steps that should never be overlooked when you are getting ready to remodel your home.

* Make sure your contractor is licensed and ask to see the license. * Take your time. Never rush into a project, no matter how badly improvements are needed. Get to know your Contractor. * Be wary …

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KITCHEN REMODEL RECIPE: Green is Good – Naturally!

One of the best places to think about eco-friendly remodeling is in the kitchen. However, a recipe for an environmentally friendly kitchen requires early planning, if it is to be successful. Don’t wait until construction has begun to consider your green options. Delays, costly changes and friction between yourself and your contractor can be avoided …

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