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Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector
...et? scotchgard protection is not intended to be used as a waterproofing agent for carpet. however, it will provide improved resistance to water-based substances. is scotchgard protection safe for children and pets? yes, all scotchgard carpet protection products go through extensive testing and have been safely used in homes for more than 20 years. how should carpet featuring scotchgard prot...
Kährs Hardwood Flooring
... right to expect from a genuine, quality wood floor. the world's first engineered parquet a major milestone in our history, and in the history of wood, was passed in 1941 when gustaf kähr, grandchild of our founder, was granted a patent for multi-layer parquet board. the world's first engineered parquet came to light. this construction made the floor more stable, and utilized the raw mat...
Levolor Blinds
... local communities is the cornerstone of who we are. our mission is to strengthen our communities by investing in programs that matter to our employees and enrich the lives of our consumers, from childhood to adulthood. for more information on newell rubbermaid, visit www.newellrubbermaid.com. for information on current job openings at newell/rubbermaid, visit our on-line career cen...
Village Wallpaper
...nt are its licensed collections, featuring designs from major league baseball, the national football league, nascar, crayola and coca-cola. village offers designs suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, children's rooms and other interiors...
Laura Ashley Carpets
...laura ashley is an internationally recognized specialty retailer of home furnishings and updated women’s and children’s clothing, and accessories in the classic english country style. its retail shops offer a distinctive collection of bed linens, fabrics, wall coverings, furniture, lighting, and other home furnishings, all bearing the laura ashley label. in addition, laura ashley also has a wide r...
TimberBlindMetro Shade
...al window coverings. offerings include honeycomb,cellular,wood blinds,faux wood blinds,woven wood blinds,vertical blinds,caslan roman shades,metal blinds,roller shades,pleatedshade,softssheers. child proof options for window coverings available ...
American Standard Plumbing Fixtures
...rand that is best known to homeowners across the us. with the company tracing its roots back to the 19th century, many americans remember growing up with american standard and standard logos in their childhood homes. it is estimated that three out of every five bathrooms in the us today includes an american standard product...
Robern® Cabinets
...ch as razors and cell phones. door defoggers eliminate the need for constant wiping of the mirror every morning due to condensation. safety lock boxes secure prescriptions from the reach of children and protects jewelry from theft. mirrored interiors speed up grooming by eliminating constant closing of the cabinet door. lighting solutions create a cabinet area environment t...
Reel Screens
...ed from dirt, ultra violet light and inclement weather. no more removing and storing of screens in winter! a better, long lasting appearance. easy opening for both children and adults of any height. custom sizing takes mere moments. thick insect pile keeps the bugs out! withstands even the most extreme weather re...
Shaw Carpet
...the carpeting maintained the appearance of brand new carpet. a rating of 4.0 or above is considered outstanding. these carpets are recommended for heavy traffic locations, including family rooms and children's areas. a rating of 2.5 to 4.0 is predicted to provide normal durability. these carpets can be used in most home applications if properly maintained and cleaned. a rating below 2.5 should ...
Daimer Cleaning Equipment
...micals designed to truly clean more effectively and thoroughly than conventional cleaning methods. in addition, we aim to improve the health and well-being of everyone, including workers, adults, children, and pets. our exceptional line includes cleaning products targeted towards those interested in all-natural and environmentally safe steam cleaning, pressure washing, hard surface clean...
Sunbrella
...for all of your decorating needs – outdoors and in. from earning the skin cancer foundation's seal of recommendation for its ability to filter out the sun's harmful rays* to receiving green guard children and schools certification for its contribution to healthy indoor air quality as a very low emitting interior product, sunbrella continues to receive accolades from designers and archite...
HomeLegend Wood Flooring
...ardwood, laminate, area rugs, and other interior décor items. in addition, we have aligned with disney and wyland galleries to offer a variety of quality constructions and designs to fulfill your child’s dreams and your “home away from home” interior designs....
Beauflor® Vinyl Flooring
...flooring solution for the homeowner looking to update their home with a floor that is beautiful, versatile and easy to maintain. beauflor®’s vinyl roll floors are perfect for households with pets or children – they are easy to install over any existing subfloor, waterproof, hygienic, stain and scratch resistant, non-slip and suitable for underfloor heating. metro+, omega+, and reflect+ are the f...
Rev-A-Shelf
... residential cabinet storage and organizational products such as lazy susans, kitchen drawer organizers, base cabinet and pantry pull-outs, functional waste containers, led lighting systems and childproof locking system. our worldwide presence extends from the u.s. to europe, asia, and mexico, with factories, warehouses and satellite offices strategically located to serve an expanding c...
Supreme Carpet Cushion
...at shaw floors, we’re passionate about doing more. this inspired us to develop shaw cushion for st. jude, a collection of carpet cushions designed to help give your home, as well as children in need, a solid foundation. the styles in the collection are hope, charity, courage, supreme, and victorious.   for every purchase of cushion from the shaw cushion for st. jude collection, a do...
Beds
...padded headboard for luxurious comfort or a graceful canopy style, you'll find them all and more. paired with a comfortable mattress, you'll be asleep in no time. when looking for a new bed for your children, look for one that combines form with function. bunk beds are great when trying to make the most of your space. there are even beds that feature built-in storage. that way they have plenty of...
Caucasian Rugs
...een the caspian and north-western china, and the rugs made by the various afghani, baluchi and beshir tribesmen all have a similar geometric style. with their distinctive bright colors, stylized childlike figures and elaborately decorated borders, caucasian rugs are appealing and simple. caucasian carpets work well in traditional and contemporary settings and are flexible enough for new...
Children's Furniture
...designing your child's bedroom is always enjoyable, and having the right kids' furniture makes the project even easier. there is a wide variety of kids' bedroom furniture so you can create an atmosphere that is comfortable and expresses your child's personality. select from individual pieces or completes sets including matching dressers, beds and side tables that create a unified appearance. with ...
Cork Plank Flooring
..., absorbs sounds and small air pockets in the material serve as shock absorbers. consequently, it's a superb option for the busiest areas of a home - kitchens, exercise rooms, halls, family rooms and children's play areas. the combination of durability and low maintenance also make cork plank flooring perfect for various commercial interiors, such as stages, music rooms and dance floors. introdu...
Cork Tile Flooring
...good non-allergenic alternative to carpeting.  cork tile flooring is durable, fire resistant, anti-microbial,  insect resistant, and a thermal insulator. a cork floor is an excellent choice for a child's room, family room,  kitchen, or bath. it is water resistant and absorbs sound providing superb acoustical properties.  in addition, cork sheet flooring is a “green-building” product that ...
Hand-Made Rugs
...such that the national flag features a vertical red stripe near the hoist side, containing five carpet guls (designs used in producing rugs). kashmir is known for handknotted carpets of silk or wool. child labour has often been used in asia for hand knotting rugs. the goodweave labeling scheme used throughout europe and north america assures that child labor has not been used: importers pay for th...
Juvenile / Kid Rugs
...with books on the floor, a homemaking center with shelves, lamp and rocking chair or a listening center with books and tapes, you can create your special space by finding a company that manufacturers children rugs. juvenile and kid rugs, also called kid rugs are really activity and learning centers on the floor, where your child can spend time being occupied with age appropriate games and adventu...
Machine Made Rugs
...anufacturing process, yarn type, etc., but they typically all stay in the affordable range of most if not all consumers. the durability of machine made rugs makes them very popular for families with children and pets. solution dyed yarns are typically used in the manufacturing process, which means the colors are 'fast' and help them resist staining, fading, and make the care and cleaning of these...
Mexican Tile (Saltillo)
...to dry in the sun until it is firm enough to be transported to the kiln. originally, and to some extent today, mexican tile was the product of families working together. it was not uncommon to find a child’s handprint or a dog or cat paw imprinted in the surface of the tile. leaf prints could also be noticed where they drifted down when the tile was drying. these slight imperfections are part of t...
Rag Rugs
...cut into strips, as long as you think it will stand the wear & tear a rug will get. cotton rag rugs are charming for vacation houses, ranches, beach houses, informal cottages and apartments, and children's rooms. rag rugs consist of irregular stripes in bright cheerful colors. rag rugs are cheerful, handmade rugs produced using scraps of fabric or wool. antiques - especially early north ameri...
Savonnerie Rugs
...pile, knotted by hand in much the same manner as an oriental carpet, with a turkish knot. savonnerie rugs are usually baronial in size and are better suited to elaborate and formal rooms. named for a children's hospice in southern france, in the 17th c. students of pierre dupont took control of the hopsice and created a self-supporting factory that flourished through the revolution and napoleon. t...
Window Treatments
...reatment styles are always changing, so unless you want to be a slave to fashion choose window treatments that you personally enjoy and are comfortable with. another consideration is if there are children running and playing around the house. think safety first when there are kids in the house. there are definitely some the wrong choices out there where children are concerned. what is t...
Improve Air Quality with Bamboo Flooring
...to improve iaq within a home. selecting the proper flooring materials can substantially help. a great number of consumers do not evaluate the air quality in a home until preparing for the arrival of children. even more so, first time parents are much more cautious about airborne pollutants. as many soon-to-be parents begin too prep and ready themselves for an oncoming arrival, a great deal of re...
Mohawk Partners with Sunshine on a Ranney Day
... calhoun, ga. september 28, 2020—mohawk is partnering once again with sunshine on a ranney day, an atlanta-based nonprofit that renovates homes for children with special needs, to provide light and greater independence for two deserving children. mohawk has been a proud partner of sunshine on a ranney day since 2013, providing high-quality flooring for the charity’s home renovation projects. moha...
IFDA'S Educational Foundation Announces Design Student Scholarship Winners for 2020
... she is able to connect with various industry leaders from across the globe. after graduating, taylor intends to enter the healthcare design industry where she aspires to take part in planning a children’s hospital while practicing evidence-based design. taylor is passionate about using her talents to create inclusive spaces for all groups of people. samantha fonseca of appalachian stat...
Wool Carpets: The Best Carpets for Allergies
...if you’re one of the nearly 30% of adults or 40% of children in the u.s. who lives with allergies, you don’t need a doctor telling you how the war against allergens is an everyday, uphill battle. allergens are everywhere around the house – embedded in fabric, airborne in dust and lying in wait on hard surfaces. it’s impossible to rid your home entirely of these microscopic particles, but you can ...
Ultimate Guide to Laminate Flooring
...s may have been true of laminate floors in the past, but today laminate is constructed with thick, durable layers that are resistant to everyday wear and tear, from high heeled shoes to pet claws and children's toys. be mindful that not all laminate options are created equal – it’s important to look for quality. mannington offers is extremely durable laminate that is resistant to stains, moisture,...
7 Reasons Why Vinyl Plank is Better Than Ceramic Tile
.... however, ceramic can chip and crack over time. ceramic tile is more prone to damage (think dropping something heavy on the surface) than vinyl plank. vinyl plank is also a better option if you have children or pets. aesthetic appeal – vinyl planks are offered in many looks that are similar to tile. the photographic technology allows vinyl to mimic the appearance of ceramic (or any flooring styl...
Shaw Floors is honored to be a national sponsor of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway
...ther for "floor signing" events, to permanently attach a blessing or special message to these homes which will raise millions of dollars for the care and life-saving research that happens at st. jude children's research hospital...
Home Safe Home
...e a personal feel. however, upgrading your window treatments isn't just about creating a delightful new space. cords on window treatments pose a significant risk, especially in homes with small children and pets who may become tangled in the cords. a new window covering safety standard by the american national standards institute requires a vast majority of window covering products sold...
The Shade Store Announces Exclusive Window Treatment Partnership with Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach
...orters of the kips bay boys & girls club launched the kips bay decorator show house in manhattan to raise critical funds for much-needed after school and enrichment programs for new york city children. each year since its inception, celebrated interior designers transform a magnificent estate into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art and technology. for more than four deca...
Badgley Mischka Home Collection Debuts On Luxury Insider Site 1stdibs
...s evolved from couture and evening gowns to include day dresses, sportswear, and now denim, as part of life's every day celebrations. their product categories include bridal; women's, men's and children's shoes; handbags and jewelry; children's formal wear; cold weather accessories and outerwear; fragrance; watches; swimwear; plus, home furnishings and decorative accents. for additional ...
Ashley HomeStore,Country Music Association and Big Machine Label Group Partner to Give Furniture to Habitat for Humanity
...ries inc. have devoted meaningful resources to support a variety of initiatives throughout their communities. some of these efforts include: the donation of over 60,000 free beds and bedding to children in need, donating millions of dollars in furniture towards disaster relief for hurricane, flood and tornado victims, and creating the charitable music festival ashley for the arts, which ...
Expand Your Kitchen - How space-saving sliding door hardware can help
...tchens a more spacious look and can enhance your home's design flow, making it more welcoming and facilitating movement between rooms, which is essential for gatherings and larger families with children. to maximize your kitchen's footprint and optimize functionality, an option like wall-mount door hardware from johnson hardware can provide a new world of architectural possibilities f...
Ashley HomeStore Licensee Hill Country Holdings Recognized For Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
...ings for completing more than 300 deliveries of free furniture to harvey-impacted families. the deliveries total more than $1 million in home furnishings to flood victims, including women's and children shelters flooded in the storm. "we knew this wasn't going to be short-term recovery," says gary seals, ceo of hill country holdings. "those impacted are our neighbors and friends. when y...
Scratching the surface of lvt - let's find out what's underneath
...roblems. just think about what might be in a plastic manufactured 40 (or 50, or 60!) years ago for use inside the walls of a building. standards in those days were notoriously lax even for products a child might handle on a daily basis. as for this stuff — once a building opened to the public, nobody was presumed to be messing with it at all, other than for an occasional repair. the goal here is ...
6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen/Minor and major projects that can recreate your kitchen
...e hose that can be easily replaced in a variety of rainbow colors for an instant kitchen "perk-up." * explore sink options. whether it's for food preparation, dish washing or bathing a small child, families depend on the kitchen sink for a lot of things. the dxv hillside stainless steel sink exhibits the rich character of popular farmhouse sink styling with a refined sophistication id...
3 Ways to Throwback Style
...ur aesthetic with a retro design is all about fun, with features such as pops of color in the tile behind the vanities or fun and whimsical wallpaper. a 1950s-style bathroom lets you play on your childlike senses. from bright colors to mixed metals and textures, this unique design style pays respect to the era of car hops, airstream travel trailers and lucille ball. the key to making ...
5 ways to create big luxury in a small master bathroom
...is an affordable way to improve aesthetics and functionality. sleek styling translates well into modern bathroom design. plus, single- or double-handle design means that faucets are user-friendly for children and adults of all ages and mobility levels. replacing a typical bathroom medicine cabinet or mirror with a luxury model is another way to elevate a small bathroom to premium status. today'...
Tidy Back-to-School Transitioning
.... among those same parents, 80 percent give their kids chores and about half of them end up doing the work themselves to ensure it's done properly. two out of three of the parents surveyed said their children's messiness often leaves them in bad moods. considering one of the hardest things about back-to-school season is creating an organized routine, the time to start is now. when every room i...
A room-by-room guide to decluttering your home
...es can help keep an entry space organized and visually appealing. family room basic tactics: * assess the kind of clutter that builds up in your family room. perhaps your clutter consists of children’s toys, magazines and newspapers, or multiple remote controls for entertainment components. once you know what kind of clutter you’re collecting, decide if it belongs and must be accommodated...
7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers
...ironmental responsibility. what’s more, upgrading to a faucet with handles, instead of a knob-style operation, allows for easier functionality for people with varying degrees of dexterity, from small children to senior citizens. * add a water filtration system in the kitchen — americans are more aware than ever of the quality of water inside their homes, so adding a filtration system can be an ...
7 often missed baby-proofing tips
... the home. these hazards, such as window cords, hide in plain sight and should be on everyone's list of items to baby proof. corded window coverings are a strangulation hazard as infants and young children can accidentally become entangled in the cords. cpsc, the window covering industry and consumer safety advocates all agree that only cordless window coverings or those with inaccessible cords...
5 tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project
...our coins and bring them to your nearest coinstar kiosk to put your newfound money toward that diy project. * make it a family affair. turn your diy project into lasting memories by including your children in the work. assign them tasks you know they can accomplish. ask younger kids to sort supplies or carry lightweight materials, while older children can be tasked with painting large spaces or...
Resilient Vinyl Floors Reinvented
...family’s lifestyle. many designs have an enhanced surface layer to prevent scuffing and scratching and an added backing layer to prevent rips, tears and gouges. bottom line- if you have pets or small children in the house, this product can handle play time with no problem. if you haven’t looked at vinyl flooring as an option for your home lately, you may want to reconsider. this product will not ...
Why Choose Resilient Vinyl Flooring?
...clean sounds great, right? but the benefits don’t stop there. this product is also very durable and can stand up to the even the toughest tests of a busy family’s lifestyle. if you have pets or small children in the house, this product can handle play time with no problem. finally, if diy is your thing, resilient vinyl flooring is right up your alley. there are a few different installation method...
7 home improvements to tackle before you move in
...ead to secondary problems like rotting wood, mold and mildew. and let’s be honest, no one wants to live in a house where you can’t use the water, so address plumbing issues before you move in. * child and pet proofing. careful child and pet proofing can protect your babies (furry or otherwise). gates at the top and bottom of stairs, outlet covers and locks on cabinets, drawers and any other p...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
... glass knob. install decorative house numbers. you can purchase decorative tile or glass numerals from a variety of sources. stencil some fun. add animal or character stencils to the walls of a child’s room, staircase or kitchen, or patio table for a quick, artsy take. add a ceiling medallion. draw attention to a light fixture by installing a decorative ceiling medallion that has a slightly...
How trending home colors achieve their 'hot' status each year
...ety of settings. the muted nature of the colors makes them gender-neutral yet impactful, so they're great statement colors when used in a dining room, on the front door or even as an accent wall in a child's room. what's more, the color pairs well with trending home materials, such as gray flooring, black tiles and gold décor accents. the unique blended qualities of the colors mean these purple...
Habitat For Humanity And Lowe's Help 1,000+ Families Get Into Safe, Affordable Homes For The Holidays
...s the country provided their expertise and assistance to touch the lives of incredible families from across the nation including the rico family from fort worth. shelby rico, a single mother of three children, thought homeownership was out of her reach until trinity habitat for humanity accepted her application through its homeowner partner program. this year, after putting in more than 200 hours ...
Making Spirits Bright This Year: Waterproof Indoor Carpet at SMART Carpet and Flooring
...uring smart carpet and flooring's, december sale of the season, you'll get up to 50% off typical store prices, plus an additional 10% off every carpet they sell, now through december 25. perfect for children's rooms, living rooms, and any high-traffic area that's likely to see more use this holiday season, waterproof carpet combines modern durability with a classic, warm look to welcome family an...
Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families
...(bpt) - parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof — it’s an iconic american image you may associate with “the good old days.” in reality, more americans are now living in multi-generational households than at any time in the past 75 years, according to pew research center. the growing number of multi-generational households means homeowners, remodelers and build...
5 ways to reinvent your garage
...h your floor today, garage floors can be anything you want — yellow, red, metallic, acid-washed or made out of heavy-duty vinyl or rubber. and whether you want the grey concrete vintage look of your childhood or something that reflects your more grown-up self, when it comes to garage floors, take a chance and get inventive, because your garage can be your personal and customized sanctuary. there...
4 nursery design trends you'll love now - and later!
...convertible stokke sleepi crib/bed, compact and portable bassinets that can go from baby’s room to fitting neatly next to adult beds, and cribs that convert into toddler beds when your baby becomes a child. gender-neutral nursery he or she, what will it be? if you're planning to be surprised by your baby's gender, design a gender neutral nursery that works for either a boy or a girl. moving away...
How to use color psychology when painting your home
...hinese culture; the harbinger of joy and fortune." oranges orange has a friendly attitude that awakens and welcomes. never understated, orange works well in family rooms and is a playful choice for children’s bedrooms or bonus rooms. orange tones can also integrate into other colors, such as coral reef sw6606. “ever since i was little i had a love affair with orange," says wadden. "i painted my...
IKEA 'Let's Play for Change' Campaign begins November 20th - Children's Rights Day - to raise funds for six leading chil
...the ikea 'let's play for change' campaign, which runs november 20th - december 24th, is a new ikea good cause campaign to support children's development and learning, through participation in sports and play. during this campaign, for every children's soft toy, book and or small play furniture item sold, the ikea foundation will make a donation of $1.10* (€1 eur) to support children's right to pla...
Making memories: Tips for preserving and creating meaningful wooden pieces
...(bpt) - from your first meal as a married couple at your oak dining table, to enjoying a glass of lemonade with your grandchildren on your pine kitchen stools — your most cherished memories are made at home. “families have so many pieces of wooden furnishings in their homes that are meaningful to them,” says wood finishing expert bruce johnson, spokesperson for minwax. “if you don’t yet have a pi...
5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble
...nd cream, which will make the bathroom feel light and clean. focus on marble accents in living spaces. marble makes an excellent material for furniture, but if you entertain a lot or have young children, marble could be too difficult to maintain. when a simple glass of water can leave a permanent ring behind, it’s important to seek out alternative materials to get the high-end look that ...
Dispelling Myths About Natural Stone
...lanta, georgia, recommends being mindful of material choice if stains are a concern. "if a client wants white marble for their bathrooms, i would recommend using it in the master bath rather than a child's bathroom," foresman said. "white granite would be a beautiful option for a child's bathroom - it gives a similar look but is more stain resistant." myth: natural stone is expensivenatural st...
Easy Ways to Manage Your Whole Home in Zones
...(family features) you’ve been taught from childhood to turn off the lights when you leave a room to save energy and money. now, technology is allowing homeowners to apply those years of training to managing energy consumption – and comfort – on a room-by-room basis throughout the house. this new approach to managing your home allows you to customize nearly every aspect of a room&rsqu...
DIY Kids' Room Makeovers
...once school lets out, it's a great time to make updates to kids' rooms. not only does it let children personalize their own space with decor that reflects their growing personality, it's a great way to keep them busy with all that extra time to burn. craft projects are a great way to pass time and let kids practice some of the lessons they left behind at school, without even realizing that's wh...
Your Perfect State of Organization
...rganized if your home is already organized, you know that keeping clutter at bay is a full-time job. be sure to keep a watchful eye on areas that naturally accumulate clutter, such as entryways and child play areas. if you do have children, get them involved in the organization process by teaching them where items belong and how to store them. by labeling storage bins, baskets or drawers, your k...
Tips to Maximize Space in Every Room
...empty containers to make clutter-free room for new groceries. * be socially responsible and recycle. keep a few bins around to recycle your cans, plastic and paper. this is such an easy way to teach children responsibility while keeping the earth clean. tools to help technology the advances in technology have allowed products to be made that make life a little easier on you. cooking and ...
Karastan and Landy & Arcari Honor New England's Most Talented Designers
...d rugs were displayed at a 5 under 40 awards ceremony and then actioned off with all proceeds benefiting barakat, a cambridge, massachusetts based charity that works to empower education in women and children in pakistan and afghanistan. "the values of the karastan brand are brought to life in sponsoring events such as the 5 under 40 awards," said elise demboski, vice president of creative servi...
Easy Ways to Save This Halloween
...as many families with small children know, halloween is a highly anticipated holiday packed with clever costumes, yummy candies and spirited parties. but for many parents, the costs associated with this much-loved occasion can be downright frightful. in fact, according to the national retail federation, americans will spend an average of $72 on halloween this year, which comes to $7 billion in ...
Encourage Kids to Give Back This Halloween
...g funds for those in need. trick-or-treat for unicef, a 64-year-old american tradition, is a program that provides donations of medicine, nutrition, clean water, emergency relief and education to children around the world. below are some of the ways families can get involved. donations go digital in addition to going door-to-door with traditional orange boxes to collect coins for unicef, f...
Earth-Friendly Ways to Welcome Babies, Pets
...bringing a new member of the family home - be it a baby or pet - is sure to result in many happy smiles, giggles and messes. whether it's your child eating spaghetti for the first time or your puppy trailing in mud after a rainy day, joyful moments with your little loved ones create memories and clean-ups. babies and pets have other things in common: their precious paws touch just about everyt...
Safe, Green Ways to Protect Family & Home
...uch as earthworms, ladybugs and spiders. always seek natural products: * before choosing pest protection products, be sure to carefully read the label to ensure that they are safe for use around children, pets and plants. * some products, such as nature-cide natural insect and pest control products, are 100 percent natural and are available in outdoor, indoor and all purpose use formulas. ...
Smart Kids' Rooms that Grow with Time
...(family features) costs for furnishing and decorating a child's room can mount quickly, but with careful planning and a few smart purchases, the decisions you make for that nursery or toddler's room can create a functional and clutter-free space that grows with your child well into the teen years. from convertible furniture to neutral walls, you can establish a framework that evolves as your chi...
5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom
...variety of designs and finishes to coordinate with any aesthetic. * keep kids in mind. locks for every style of cabinet or drawer are readily available at local hardware stores. if you have small children (or if they visit), remember to lock away medications, small electrical appliances and cleaning supplies. above all, never leave children unattended in the bath or shower. * don't get bur...
Organize Entryways with Decorative Storage
...ater. add a dry-erase board with a calendar to make notations about daily and weekly events to keep the whole family on the same page. it's also a great place to personalize with family photos and children's art projects. lorie marrero, professional organizer and author of "the clutter diet," also recommends creating an 'errand shelf.' "you can put things to be returned to other places or pe...
Make a Splash With Family Pool Fun
...reduce injuries and accidents. put these measures in place so you can enjoy the fun at hand, without the worry: 1. designate a "lifeguard." always pick at least one responsible adult to monitor children at all times. 2. know cpr: before investing in a pool, be sure to take a cpr class. the faster cpr can be administered to a person in distress, the stronger the long-term outcome. 3. ke...
Control the Clutter with Drop Zones
.... for example, a coffee table tray or basket is ideal for storing remotes and chargers. add storage cubes with bins as a convenient place to store and hide laptop cords, tablets, gaming equipment and children's toys. consider labeling a bin for each family member to "drop" or stow their stuff. bedroom to clear clothing clutter, use a valet rod to hang up tomorrow's outfit or clothes that need to...
Holiday Scents Take You Back
...dding in the woods after the first winter snow. * turn up memorable melodies like scent, music has a way of evoking feelings and memories. when looking for a playlist, choose music that speaks to childhood holidays. or, delight older relatives with holiday classics they'll enjoy. if you have musicians in the mix, encourage them to bring their instrument and favorite holiday songbooks. * ser...
DIY Magic to Transform Your Kids' Rooms
...nishes, including "ready, set, glow!" this translucent, ready-to use yellow paint allows any surface to glow in the dark. use it also to stencil stars on the ceiling, turn off the lights and let your child dream up a bright future. tips to help complete the transformation * use a room's fifth wall - the ceiling - to help spice up a room * stencil fun shapes, like tiaras, jewels, cars, boats,...
Clever Storage for Kids' Rooms
...a kid's room may never look quite like the perfect rooms in magazines, a few clever solutions can make it easier to get - and keep - toys, books and clothes more organized. think vertical if your child's room is small or doesn't have a lot of built in storage, vertical storage may be helpful. * add wall hooks or a peg rack at a height your child can reach and hang up sweaters, pajamas, jacke...
Adding a Little Luxury to Your Home
...ng in having a quality piece of furniture reupholstered. look for a fabric that is not only beautiful, but durable as well, so you get more bang for your buck. for example, sensuede is easy to clean, child- and pet-friendly, yet is soft, comfortable and luxurious to the touch. learn more, and explore the more than 200 colors available, at www.sensuede.com. accents - sometimes little things can...
The surprising truth about carpet
...en carpet and allergy and asthma attacks. in fact, when carpet usage in sweden decreased by 70 percent, allergy reactions in the general population increased by 30 percent. in 2003, a study of school children in new jersey found that having carpet in a child's bedroom was associated with fewer missed school days and less need for asthma medication. these are just two of many studies showing no cor...
Clean Closets Make a Happy Home
...start by sorting. * if you haven't worn a piece of clothing in the past year - or you can't remember the last time you wore something - then you don't need it. other items to purge from your closet: children's clothes and shoes that are either too small or too worn out to pass down to a sibling or a friend. * sort your remaining clothes by season and then into piles to keep or pass down. if you ...
Painting Kids' Rooms: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right
...whether you need to set up a nursery for a new baby or update a room for a growing child, painting is an easy and cost-effective way to create just the right atmosphere. but knowing how to get started can feel overwhelming. these tips will help you choose the best type and color of paint, while keeping the process quick and stress-free. sheen savvy sheen determines how shiny your paint looks w...
Joyful Heart Foundation rolls out Karastan red carpet for star-studded fundraising event
...ounded by actress mariska hargitay, who stars in nbc’s law & order: special victims unit, the joyful heart foundation works to support and empower victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. “it is always a privilege to partner with the joyful heart foundation and donate karastan’s red carpet for the organization’s gala event,” said elise demboski, vice president of creative ...
Home organization for the busy household
...(ara) - between work, school, children's activities, family obligations and travel plans, today's busy families are left with little time to keep their homes tidy and well-organized. with summer fast approaching, it is important for on-the-go families to realize that home organization does not have to be difficult or time consuming. if you follow these tips, you will learn to prioritize your h...
Top trends to make your windows look hot this summer
...tment mechanism holds blinds and shades securely in position, eliminating the need to constantly adjust them, and making it easier to raise them evenly. finally, eliminating cords improves safety for children and pets, making cordless shades and blinds a must for children's bedrooms and play areas. "the arrival of warm weather is a great time to redecorate, and few updates make it easier to fr...
Different Spaces for Different Paces - Tips for Multi-Generational Kitchen Design
...parents are moving in with their adult children. college grads are coming home to mom and dad. siblings are moving in with one another after a home foreclosure. across america, the need for home design that supports multi-generational living is on the rise. in 2008, an estimated 49 million americans, or 16.1 percent of the total u.s. population, lived in a family household that contained at...
Does Your Kitchen Work Like a Dream? Make the Most of Kitchen Storage
... small utensils like corkscrews is another great idea." the mommy soft-closing drawers and doors can protect against hurt hands, while keeping the contents from rattling. deep drawers to store children's items like a backpack, schoolwork and crafts are a big plus. and a pantry or utility cabinet allows the homeowner to store many different items in one central location and at different leve...
A Beautiful Nursery on a Budget
...e team behind the inspired nursery blog at www.inspirednursery.com: get temporarily trendy there are certain nursery items that you will be able to change out easily as trends evolve and as your child grows and expresses him or herself. * keep up with the latest color trends? add a pillow and throw to your glider or buy some homemade or purchased wall art as a way to infuse a trendy color w...
Kids room decor that's easy to replace when their tastes change
...decorating a child's room is a challenge filled with variables - not the least of which is just how long the room's inhabitant will actually like walls decorated with fuzzy bunnies or fire engines. in fact, the one thing you can count on is that what your child loved as a toddler is most likely not what she'll want for her room's theme when she's a "big kid." while you want your child to be co...
The ABC'S for Keeping the Home Healthier for Children
...children often come into closer contact with their environment than adults. they put their fingers in their mouths, crawl on the floor, and touch, taste and breathe things without knowing if they are harmful. because their organs and respiratory, immune and neurological systems are still developing, children can be more sensitive to harmful substances such as certain chemicals, particles and aller...
Arley Wholesale Donates Huge Amount of Tile for Haiti Rebuild
... to help mobilize churches, individuals and community groups to provide food and basic necessities to the poor and needy; (3) concentrating on international distribution to widows, single mothers and children. “it was a good feeling to be able to work with these fine people and help in aiding a needy cause,” concluded levy. “our company will continue to play its part in ‘giving back’ whenever ...
The Art of Fine Furniture Design
...orm and function? a. to get started, decide how a room will be used. for example, consider if a dining room will be for formal or casual dining, or both. determining if the room will host adults or children helps greatly with furniture selection. we recommend solid wood tables as they are resistant to permanent scratches. as dining rooms tend to be formal spaces, tables, chairs, china cabinets a...
Economy, housing market drive smaller, smarter home-remodeling projects
...decorating easy. * install a pedestal sink and a recessed medicine cabinet to reduce crowding in small baths. * install grab bars in the shower and around the tub. position them so that small children as well as adults can easily reach them. * choose child-friendly rounded edges for vanity tops. learn more about low-cost above-floor bathroom systems by visiting www.saniflo.com or c...
Redoing a kid's room? Favorite cartoon characters make it easy
... they're sure to love - and that won't cost you a bundle. after all, there's a good chance you'll be doing it all over again in a few years when their tastes change again. the secret to redoing a child's room successfully and cost effectively is pretty much the same secret designers use to redo adult rooms on the cheap - paint, accessories, smart design touches and an understanding of what the...
USFloors commitment to environmental responsibility backed by actions
...es it a step further by ensuring the formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (vocs) are minimized in the household. both usfloors’ natural bamboo and natural cork lines carry the greenguard children & schools certification for improved indoor air quality, greenguard’s most stringent testing requirement for indoor air quality certification. in addition, usfloors demonstrates its commit...
Karastan Supports 2010 Joyful Heart Gala
...ic violence. actress and karastan 2007 “statement maker” mariska hargitay founded the joyful heart foundation in 2004 to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. this is the third year that karastan has contributed to this event. “karastan is so grateful to be able to support this wo...
Strategize for a Speedy Spring Cleaning
... tedious by using your favorite scented cleaners throughout the house. try lavender to soothe moods or a citrus scent, like orange or lemon, to lift spirits and energize in the kitchen or rooms where children play. simple strategies like these can help you get your cleaning done so you have time to enjoy all that spring has to offer...

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