Designer tips

Neutral shades such as white and beige will always work in a home, but sometimes a space calls for bolder colors. In fact, couches, walls and even appliances are showing up in hues of orange, emerald green, lavender and peacock blue. Named the “it colors” for spring by Pantone, these shades are surprisingly easy to […]

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    Metal and Wire If you can’t decide on one material for your desk, mixing mediums is a great way to combine styles and create a more interesting piece. This desk from Dehn Bloom Design features wire basket legs in an innovative way. To stay within the industrial theme, top it with a slab of lightweight […]

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    While many Americans are ready to take on remodeling/renovation projects this spring, doing it the wrong way can be costly. Some errors to avoid: Not knowing exactly what you want If you don’t know exactly what you want or specify what you want, you’re going to get what the contractor thinks you want. […]

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  You’re going to build your dream home and you’ve thought it all through – or so you’ve thought. You know exactly what you need and want to have in your home, but have you thought about what you don’t want and what you don’t need? Have you really thought the whole thing through? You […]

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If you live in a low-water area, or if you’re just tired of constant lawn maintenance, you’re in good company. More home owners are saving time, water — and their backs — by switching from real grass to artificial turf. Synthetic grass for landscaping and recreation is growing 10% to 15% a year in the […]

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