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Incorporating Old Home Charm

Not every homeowner or potential buyer is looking for a sleek and modern house. …
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5 Popular Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement projects can help to improve the value of your home while making it feel more like your own personal space. Regardless of the size of your budget, there are a variety of projects that you can undertake to give your home a facelift. Make your home stand out by taking on one or more of these popular home improvement projects. …
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5 Quick Home Decorating Ideas

Decorating your home doesn’t have to be a long process. In fact, even simple changes can make a big difference when it comes to improving your home décor. Find out more about some quick home decorating ideas that can make a big impact on your living space. …
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5 Reasons Not to Move in the Winter

Winter is an inconvenient time to move, as the cold and snowy weather can lead to hazardous conditions. Summer is the most common time of the year to make a move, and there are a variety of reasons that people choose this season over the winter to relocate. …
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How Best To Welcome a Newborn’s Arrival Into Your House

Bringing home a new baby is a monumental occasion. However, if your home isn’t prepared for the arrival of a newborn, this challenging situation can become even more stressful. By taking steps to prepare your house or apartment before your baby arrives, his welcome home will go off without a hitch. …
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Why You Should Seriously Consider Cleaning & Sprucing Up Your Home This Season?

No judgment.  We all know that it’s next to impossible to maintain a sparkling-clean, minty fresh house all day, all the time.  But having said that, there are many compelling reasons to fight the good fight to keep your house clean and in good repair. It’s more comfortable to live in a clean, attractive house.  …
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What House Guests Notice In Your Home

Most of us become so accustomed to our own homes that we don’t really see them any more. Or at least, we don’t see them as clearly as our house guests see them. We tend to overlook the familiar. Sometimes it helps to take a clear-eyed, objective inventory of your own home. Look at it the way a stranger would.  What stands out in a good way – and what leaves a less than favorable impression? You might be surprised at the kinds of things your house guests notice in your home. Take a look at this list and see if your home would make a good impression. …
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Your Grandparents’ Furniture: How To Salvage It

If you are the lucky recipient of a family heirloom – your grandmother’s sideboard, a 19th-century chifferobe, or a hope chest that belonged to a distant ancestor – congratulations! It’s a wonderful feeling to have a piece of your family history in your own home. It’s a meaningful gift from one generation to another and will be a warm reminder of your loved ones. …
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When Not To Slipcover

Slipcovers are ideal to protect your furniture from dust if you’ll be away from home for a while. They can be a last-minute lifesaver if you’re expecting a visit from a friend (and her lap dog) or family members with small children. Slipcovers can be a good way to protect furniture, but don’t allow a convenient temporary fix to become permanent. Know when not to slipcover! …
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Incorporating Multipurpose Furniture into Your Home

Whether you’re designing for a small space or just looking for more ergonomic furniture for your home, it’s relatively easy to incorporate multipurpose pierces into any room. The trick is discovering what you need from your furniture and finding some easy ways to incorporate that functionality into the existing layout of your home. Whether you’re looking to add functionality to the living room furniture or the office, there are a few things you can do to plan for multipurpose furniture that you may not have considered: Need more storage? Go for an ottoman. If you need a place to store your pillows and blankets, your living room remotes, your pet’s toys or anything else you don’t want in plain sight in your living room, invest in an ottoman. Chances are, you store a lot of the items previously mentioned on top of your coffee table, causing your home to appear more cluttered and disorganized than it actually is. An ottoman is a simple solution that’s easy to find in stores and doesn’t require you to plan around it. If you plan on placing drinks or food on your ottoman, or just kicking your feet up now and then, consider investing in fabric protection to keep your living room looking great. Is your kid’s room too small? Build up! So much space for activities! Lofted beds free up the space beneath the bed so your kids have more room to grow. If your child desperately wants to play video games on the couch, consider putting a fold-down futon in his or her bedroom so that you can easily convert it to a bed or a couch depending on what you need. Prefer they study rather than lounge? It’s easy to fit a child’s desk beneath a lofted bed or you could find a lofted bed that has a desk already built in. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Consider custom furniture to bring your vision to life. (If you’re concerned about your child rolling out of the lofted bed at night, invest in a bed rail, too!) Convert your end table to a dining room table when you entertain. If you don’t have enough room in your home for a dedicated dining space, consider a convertible end table. The end table has leaves inside it that can stretch to accommodate as many people as you need and can collapse into the corner when you’re finished with it. It easily hold lamps, magazines, keys or whatever else you need in your hallway until you entertain, when you simply pull the end table apart and add in as many leaves as you need to seat your guests. When planning for this switch, remember you’ll need to have a convenient place to store the end table items and an easy place to put chairs when you finish. It’s easy to plan for multipurpose furniture that works harder for your home. Before you invest in a piece, consider your needs and lifestyle in order to get the most out of the form and function of your furnishings.
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