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Toli Vinyl Flooring
...heet vinyl with linotesta and viale tiles. use perfect balance™ sheet vinyl when a seamless heat-welded installation is necessary – and perfect balance tiles in adjoining areas for color consistency. ideal for healthcare facilities and a myriad of other applications, perfect balance™ is the perfect solution for any flooring challenge! ...
Congoleum® Vinyl Flooring
..., if any, seams. it creates an impervious surface throughout the entire area of a room. there are no crevices or cracks where moisture and dirt can collect. this makes resilient sheet flooring the ideal product choice in rooms where protection from water and other fluids is an everyday occurrence and necessity. congoleum offers a wide range of residential sheet products. in addition, we manu...
Momeni Rugs
...momeni, a family name, a mark of quality, and an expert source of ideas for making your home come alive with true timeless beauty, was established half a century ago, when ali a. (haji) momeni started a family business bringing exquisite persian carpets to the united states. though styles have come and gone, beneath them all is the fundamental principal that momeni rugs are created to touch our se...
Silestone® Quartz Surface
...on-porous material and does not require the use of sealants and impregnators to maintain its attractive finish. with only a small fraction of the liquid absorption rate of granite or acrylic, it is ideal for use in areas prone to spills and stains. in fact, any detergent will clean silestone's polished surface. and with hardness and thermal ratings many times that of marble and plastic lamina...
Schlüter® Transitions
...it was in 1975 that werner schlüter, while installing tile, thought of a simple way to solve a small problem. what began as a modest idea has since evolved into a company with over forty products that are promoted in countries around the world. innovation and development shape the future developing practical solutions for tiling problems has propelled schlüter-systems into a worldwide compan...
Jasba Mosaic Tile
... collection are due to our creative designers who are guided by inspiration from all over the world. jasba continuously draws on new sources of inspiration for its creations and subtly blends foreign ideals of beauty with our aesthetic perceptions. in this way jasba products, which are mostly used in home decoration, have become the leading mosaic brand in europe. a wide spectrum of colours, sizes...
Bali® Window Treatments
...if a fresh, contemporary look is what you're after, bali® is the brand for you. plenty of hot styles and spirited colors provide you with a fashion-forward portfolio of window covering ideas. whether your décor is simplistic or eclectic, you'll find a blind or shade that excites your design senses. what's more, every blind and shade offers built-in value, making bali one of the most attract...
VPI Resilient Flooring
...vpi esd control tile is ideal for application in the electronics, healthcare, and telecommunication industries, just to name a few. we invented solid vinyl esd tile 50 years ago; in fact, installations of our tile are still performing to specification after 50 years in use! conductile® is the original static conductive solid vinyl tile, and statmate™ is vpi's static dissipative complement to ...
Leggett & Platt Cushion
...f carthage, a county seat in southwest missouri, when they formed their business partnership in 1883. j.p. leggett was an inventor and had several patents to his credit. when he developed the idea for a spiral steel coil bedspring, he went to his future brother-in-law, c.b. platt, for his manufacturing capability and expertise. together they produced the l&p bedspring, patented in 1...
Florida Brick
... as well as credibility, was gained when mcdonald's® restaurants began using the pavers on their patios and walkways. the brick pavers are durable and skid-resistant, even when wet, which make them ideal for exterior applications, such as pool decks, patios, walkways and driveways. the sunshine pavers product line has grown to eleven colors, including earth tones, cream, gray, brick red, tw...
Atlas Concorde Tile
...sented with an additional interpretation that adds value with respect to the original material. porcelain floor tilesstoneware is an extraordinary material. its technical characteristics make it the ideal choice on many fronts, in that it is easy to apply, clean, use and maintain, and that’s not all. salubrity and environmental sustainability are two more peculiarities of stoneware, which makes t...
Jim Bishop Cabinets
...r product and our reputation on offering solid quality at competitive prices. we realize that as a dealer, you are selling product, not literature and fancy cartons. and you probably have your own ideas about advertising. so let's keep it simple. we'll build a quality product that sells itself. the rest of the decisions are up to you. flexibility is a must it's a tough market out there. you...
Lane® Furniture
...never rest on our past achievements because we recognize that we must remain on the leading edge of technology and quality in order to satisfy our customers. we continually bring new and exciting ideas to the marketplace . . . ideas that find our customers returning, years later, to replace their old lane furniture with new styles. our desire is to stand above the crowd in regards to qu...
Beechbrook® Furniture
...krivaja beechbrook corporation is fully owned subsidiery of i.p. krivaja, a company headquartered in zavidovici, bosnia and herzegovina. i.p. krivaja was established with the idea of capitalizing on the rich timberlands of the bosnia and krivaja river basin. the company began its operation in 1884 when it built a sawmill and started production of lumber using one frame sawing machine. alth...
General Paint
...at general paint, we know paint. we've been experts for more than 90 years. in 1911 we began with a mission to "combine a thorough knowledge of the paint business with an eagerness for new ideas." this mission continues today. we are dedicated to providing superior paint which stands up to the challenges of everyday living. our remarkable success and ongoing customer appeal is driven by...
Kohler® Plumbing Fixtures
...f businesses creates products that set the standard in kitchen and bath. throughout our nearly 130-year history kohler co. has remained true to our founding vision of defining the frontiers of ideas, craftsmanship and technology. throughout the years we've led the way in product design with a commitment to quality over a broad range of price points. ...
Bertch Cabinets
... at bertch was our very first product and is the flagship of our company. we have added numerous features to this high quality product line. from furniture accents to beveled mirrors. if you have an idea for a look, we can accommodate you...
Warner Wallcoverings
...s which are environmentally friendly and breathable. some wall coverings are available prepasted for ease and convenience. warner brand wall papers and borders are washable and fully removable. ideal for residential wall surface applications, warner wallcoverings traditional, contemporary and textured wall covering makes an attractive and functional paint alternative. warner's brands...
Chesapeake Wallcoverings
...ofessionals, wall coverings, decorative wallcoverings, durable wall paper, wallcovering borders, wallpaper borders, peal and stick appliques, home decor, high-performance wallpapers, decorating ideas, home wallpaper, murals, classic wallfinishes, paint, interior paint, contemporary wallpaper, wallcoverings and decorative accessories, wall finishings, decorating ideas for walls, home deco...
TM Natural Stone
...with dynamic in-house design professionals who can help you find just the right stone for your project! this facility stocks more than 500 natural stones including 140 different granites that are ideal for countertops. in addition, more than 2,500 different stone samples are on display for special orders bringing t&m's selection to over 3,000! ...
Better-Bench™
...ounted to most vertical surfaces quickly and efficiently, saving the installer valuable time. what once took days can now be done in about an hour! better-bench™ provides design flexibility and is ideal for new and retrofit applications...
Santec Faucet
...kitchen products that meet the highest standards of quality, design and functionality. the philosophy of "fluid imagination™," a way of thinking that encourages creativity and the free-flow of ideas, is at the heart of every santec collection. "fluid imagination™" demands a continual exploration of new technologies and artistic expressions which insure the highest level of customer s...
flair21
...nd his wife, marianne, established ado gardinenwerke in the small, northern rural town of aschendorf, germany. ado gardinenwerke succeeded in part due to the wulf’s unparalleled vision and innovative ideas; however, the most important factor was ado’s technical superiority and commitment to manufacture using only the finest materials to the highest quality standards. upon the success of ado gardi...
Teragren Bamboo Surfaces
...teragren's traditional bamboo worktop is ideal for any home or retail décor such as kitchen countertops or restaurant table tops. extremely durable. 40% harder than red oak. the traditional bamboo face with contrasting strand bamboo core provides a beautiful visual accent to any kitchen or bathroom design or other interior application. prefinished with a food-safe mineral oil/beeswax finish. also ...
Parador Laminate Flooring
...ider of wood and derived timber products and a solid backed up marketing takes place in a plant area of around 180,000 m². 625 employees play their part in the market success of the products. the ideas for marketing and advertising the quality products are developed in a marketing centre covering 3,500 m². with a complete service in the product assortment areas of floors, ceiling and ...
Kravet Fabrics
...sisting of a variety of fabrics from wovens to prints including soft, textural chenilles, tea-stained prints and a broad range of multi-purpose fabrics, that can help create decorating styles and ideas for a wide variety of today's tastes and homes. kravetcontract kravetcontract focuses on the growing commercial, healthcare and hospitality industries. it offers a diverse range of woven ...
Temple Furniture
...founded in 1962, cecil parker began temple furniture company with an idea…to build a quality piece of furniture for furniture dealers who wanted genuine value at an affordable price. together with his brothers kenneth and grady, cecil began making furniture in an old church building in maiden, north carolina. true to this beginning, temple manufacturing (incorporated 15 years later as temple, in...
Rock Carpet™
...rock carpet tm is an amazing new surfacing product ideal for flat surfaces. its porous structure draws dirt & water away from the surface providing an always clean, safe, slip-free surface.  available in 21 natural colors. blends and custom colors can provide thousands of design possibilities. rock carpet tm is made from a combination of high quality, clear, uv resistant epo...
Solida Cork Flooring
...& thermal insulation - resistance to moisture damage - comfort & warmth underfoot - easy maintenance - durability these qualities combined with great aesthetic appeal makes solida cork an ideal choice for light, medium and heavy commercial applications such as libraries, churches, museums, restaurants and art galleries. the natural warmth and charm as well as ease of maintenance ...
Goodfellow Hardwood Flooring
...oloring, extreme hardness and unsurpassed durability. goodfellow has spared no effort in manufacturing these premium products. great care is taken in the kiln drying and milling of the boards under ideal conditions. the culmination of the manufacturing process is the application of 10 coats of aluminum oxide-based millennium finish, which delivers incredible resistance to wear and is backed by a...
UA Wood Floors
...ors as well as designer and architectural companies across europe , north america , and asia . continuous product research and development as we are researching and developing new hardwood flooring ideas, ua floors is also working to improve our existing products. as a result of our diverse product line and stringent quality controls, ua floors is known and preferred by consumers worldwide for h...
Centiva Solid Vinyl Tile
...ll, got bigger, and joined a larger company to become even better.  we are not satisfied with our progress and probably never will be, knowing that remaining eager for change and incorporating new ideas is essential to be the company we need to be for tomorrow’s customers. we joined tarkett in 2010, a flooring company that we had admired for years, and are now excited to be a genuine part ...
Caesar Ceramics
...h enhances the aesthetic features of the material and increases its gloss and elegance to offer an even brighter surface than natural marble; the textured finish affords non-slip properties and it is ideal for surfaces, which are often wet, or particular environmental conditions; the honed version gives a soft touch to the whole structured surface; the prepolished finish gives softening of the sur...
CaesarStone Quartz Surfaces
...e and endurance - complementing an design application, from classic to contemporary. nonporous, stain, scratch and heat resistant and backed by a residential lifetime warranty, caesarstone is the ideal surface for kitchens, vanities and more.       caesarstone has earned the respected good housekeeping seal from good housekeeping research institute in addition to iso 14001 (environmenta...
Wayne-Dalton Corp.
...pt homes, thousands of acres of rolling farmland, and one world-class garage door and opener company. since its inception in 1954, wayne-dalton has become known as a company with innovative ideas which far exceed industry standards. often, wayne-dalton is the only source for the latest garage door and garage door opener features. because the company has always maintained a staunch co...
QU-Cork Flooring
...material replicates its properties. cork retains unique qualities of flexibility, elasticity and compressibility. its extreme resilience, impermeability, lightness and insulating efficiency make it ideal for a large number of flooring applications. cork is hypoallergenic, mildew, moisture, dust, and pollen resistant. cork is anti-static, it is recommended for use where computers and electronic e...
Fiba Tape
...saint-gobain technical fabrics’ (sgtf) parent company, saint-gobain, was founded in 1665. through strong ideas and strategic partnerships, saint-gobain expanded its expertise to over 55 countries. working with leading companies in several business sectors, saint-gobain has emerged as the world’s largest building materials firm.   each of saint-gobain’s 206,000 employees shares a commitme...
Perry Scaffolding
...perry was founded in 1966 by an acoustical contractor who had a better idea for a mobile interior scaffold.  the start-up company was purchased in 1968 by mr. j. e. meadors,  president and chief executive officer.  the "heart and soul" of any company are the people who build the products we're proud to see on work sites around the country.  we currently employ approximately 100 dedicated...
ZipWall® Barriers
...d to control dust on the worksite. in fall 1996, jeff whittemore of arlington, massachusetts, boston magazine's "best of boston (1997) floor refinisher" developed the zipwall® dust barrier. the idea came to him as he was challenged by a particularly difficult worksite configuration. he needed to invent a dust barrier for a house with large, open spaces, without damaging the home's floors...
Emtek Decorative Hardware
...gns were reduced to the bare essentials. in more recent years the emphasis on cheap, high volume building products has discouraged manufacturers from re-introducing well made hardware. but now these ideas are changing, americans are re-discovering the satisfaction that comes from owning well designed products. emtek's mission is to make it possible for home owners to apply these higher expectatio...
AJI Stainless Steel Tile
...ive, our stainless steel tiles can be used to compliment wood, natural stone or textile, ceramic and a variety of other materials. used independently, they create a sleek, contempary look. they are ideal for backsplashes and kitchen walls...
Carina Works Metal Tiles
...ng enviromentally friendly components combining original art with a rich durable glass-like glaze on aluminum.the art and glaze are permanently fused together with the metal. armed with endless ideas and a passion to create something beautiful and unique as well as functional, carina works metal cabinet hardware was conceived. after years of research and development with a huge array of ...
TimberCreek® Hardwood Flooring
...ged, sustainable forests. and you don’t have to worry about harmful finishing fumes in your home. our products do not release any unsafe solvents or heavy metals into the air – making our floors the ideal choice for people with allergies or other environmental sensitivities. ...
Somersby Cabinetry
...find the ideal cabinetry style, the perfect finish color, the right accessories. somersby cabinetry offers everything you need, for exactly the kitchen you envision....
Garrison Hardwood
... 1950's, the manufacturers of the garrison collection have developed and refined their artistic abilities in coloring and hand crafting floors in a way that ties together every conceivable design and idea in today's market. our selection is vast, the possibilities are endless, the quality unmatched, and the value is unbeatable...
DuChateau Hardwood Floors
... characterizing true artistic design. duchateau floors have a character of timelessness that fits with nearly every décor. they create warmth and coziness with lovely acoustics. duchateau floors are ideal for commercial and residential applications....
Icestone Surfaces
...icestone surfaces can replace mined or engineered stone, rivals the strength of quarried stone, and are ideal for kitchen countertops and backsplashes, bathroom vanities and shower walls, tabletops, flooring, and outdoor pavers. icestone surfaces passed the american disabilities act (ada) flooring guidelines for slip resistance; however, an authorized fabricator will have to convert icestone slabs...
Arizona Tile Natural Stone
...e stone and tile business for over 30 years, we frequently are approached by quarries and factories to review new product options. we also continuously travel the world to find new product colors and ideas to offer our customers.this has led to our importing of more than 230 varieties of granite, marble, limestone, travertine, slate and onyx slabs and tile, making us one of the largest independent...
Saint-Gaudens Metal Arts
...ng rings in gold and platinum. necessity arose again when she was designing a remodel of her home in 1998.  the foyer tile needed accent pieces, and nothing at all existed in the market.  the idea for a sculpted bronze tile came to her as she dreamed of carved acanthus leaves in verdigris patina between her tiles.  she carved her first tile design in jeweler’s wax and her husband ken c...
Sunbrella
... low emitting interior product, sunbrella continues to receive accolades from designers and architects to boat owners and homeowners. as a vertically integrated manufacturer, glen raven is in an ideal position to control and enhance every step of the sunbrella production process. we begin with proprietary polymer chemistry and apply technical precision at every step of the production pr...
AKDO Natural Stone
...y best in both quality and selection. akdo offers an incredible collection of natural stone tiles, slabs, mosaics and specialty stone in an unrivaled variety of colors and patterns. our products are ideally suited for aesthetic-focused interiors, including residential, hospitality, and commercial environs. akdo distributes to-the-trade only, and our products can be found at over 800 of the finest...
Thomasville Cabinetry
...y, game room, any room of your home. of performa organization system for kitchen cabinets, a new way of organizing that makes it easy to find and store what you need. of custom accents and decorating ideas - plate racks, built-in bookcases and pantries, kitchen islands and bars, cabinet door inserts, appliance panels, wooden range hoods, display shelves, contrasting mouldings, complementary finish...
Dynamic Rugs
...ound the world to bring you the latest international product development. dynamic rugs designers have extensive experience in fashion, innovation, and textiles. their experience supplies us with new ideas and product sources, which in turns gives our rugs the unique and distinguished look that separates us from all other rug providers. ...
Quik Drive
...g power of screws over nails is obvious, but the time-saving advantage of driving nails has always tipped the balance in their favor – until now! quik drive auto-feed screw driving systems are ideal for a broad range of fastening applications because they feature quick-loading screw strips, precise countersink adjustment, and a patented auto-advance mechanism. now you can improve the ...
Grespania Ceramica Italia
... flooring have consolidated the company’s position as a world leader. its designs are ever more varied and versatile, and the latest collections are suited to new uses and settings. they provide ideas for those who seek to give their home a personal touch in their own style, with aesthetic solutions that withstand the pressures of everyday wear and tear...
Rodeo Carpet Mills
...s, to take the hassle out of your project. from corporate offices to financial institutions, from luxury hotels to beverly hills homes, from cruise ships to aircraft, rodeo offers the most appealing ideas to create an overall stunning image. ...
Hanstone USA
...contact under the nsf 51 certification, and is backed by a 10-year warranty. all of these qualities have made hanstone a premier choice among builders around the world. for homeowners, it's an ideal surface for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, bar tops and other surfaces. it's also perfect for high-traffic areas such as offices, banks, hotels and restaurants, where applications...
Bella Cera Hardwood Floors
...arm, refined, traditional style, or a cool, urban attitude. and our trendy random-width line lets you express yourself in the latest fashion. use the bella cera website to help you crystallize your ideas about what you're looking for. then use the dealer locator to find your nearest bella cera hardwood flooring dealer and view samples in person. you'll see our passion in every plank....
LG Surfaces
...d. life is lived. all of it, right at home, right on your countertop. when you think about it, countertops are focal points in your home. lg hausys surfaces are designed and created with the idea that a countertop is more than a place where meals are prepared. it’s where life happens. we make beautiful surfaces that are durable enough to withstand every demand life throws at them....
Centura Tile
...xtensive knowledge of different markets. when you choose centura tile, you get not only top-of-the-line products and service, but also guidance for every step of your design journey, from conceptual ideation to the execution of one-of-a-kind interiors. ...
Talora Cabinets
...like most businesses, the decor cabinet company was born from an idea. when it was established back in 1977 in the small southern town of portage la prairie, manitoba, that belief was to create cabinets customers would enjoy and be able to create a lifetime of warm family memories against a backdrop of cabinetry that reflects their values and lifestyle...
Showplace Cabinetry
...ace has gone from a standing start to being a major national brand. that's because a whole lot of customers like the showplace mix of product, flexibility and price.      it all began with an idea: create a cabinetry brand that makes sense. a small group of experienced cabinetry professionals gathered together in 1999, headed by tony bour, a name well known in this industry. this group...
Tarkett FiberFloor
... we had this crazy idea that flooring could be smart, practical and beautiful. so we built tarkett fiberfloor. it stands up to real-life water, moisture, scuffs, scratches and indentations in a warm, comfortable and it-looks-great kind of way. ...
Bamboo Flooring Hawaii
... of flooring is not only a beautiful, durable and stable alternative to hardwood flooring, it is also elegant and environmentally conscious. all of the flooring choices in our exclusive line are ideal for both residential and commercial applications. the combination of beauty, durability and easy maintenance makes our bamboo flooring a smart choice for any home or business. ...
Waypoint Living Spaces
...lp streamline the entire process with the support of talented and knowledgeable designers that are with you every step of the way. from helping you define your style to translating it into your ideal living space – a waypoint® designer will help pull it all together with ease. ...
Schmidt Cabinet Company
...le philosophy; build it right, keep it affordable, and build it to last. as the years passed, the schmidt family grew. as the second generation comes to pass, the craftsmanship is handed down. the ideals and ambitions of youth are meshed together with high morals and ethics of the past, making them a company of the future.” . john h. schmidt – john calvin schmidt – jonni lynne schmidt – jo...
Floover Vinyl Flooring
... produced on its own for a gluing installation. our various products are produced in europe and distributed worldwide. and the main goal is not only sell our product but also to promote the european idea of living together with nature. fulfilling the highest living standards whenever possible. we are continuously looking to launch new incredible designs and added value products for a better quali...
Republic Hardwood Flooring
...as a large facility readily available to fulfill clients' orders with speed and dependable availability. our depth of experience and expertise in the wood flooring industry allows us to offer the ideal combination of prompt delivery and accurate service. we take pride in using quality materials, state-of-the-art equipment and exacting safety and quality control measures to ensure that ea...
Republic Laminate Flooring
...as a large facility readily available to fulfill clients' orders with speed and dependable availability. our depth of experience and expertise in the wood flooring industry allows us to offer the ideal combination of prompt delivery and accurate service. we take pride in using quality materials, state-of-the-art equipment and exacting safety and quality control measures to ensure that ea...
Mark Architectural Lighting
... and the opportunities they present, and we are always eager to bring effective solutions to complex or unique lighting needs. we are happy to collaborate because we have a genuine desire to see your ideas transform into effective architectural design elements. ...
Blackjack Lighting
...nd lamps are made from the highest quality materials, with leds that are tightly binned, custom optics and commercial-grade components. our brand is contemporary at its core; our lighting designs are ideal for both residential and commercial spaces. still a young company, blackjack lighting has already received important awards. in 2015, blackjack’s wedge led chandelier received a lighting for to...
Capital Lighting Fixtures
...scover why capital lighting has earned a reputation as an innovative lighting company who creates well-designed fixtures. beginning with design concepts from popular home fashions, we transform our ideas into lighting fixtures that blend timeless beauty with today’s styling. as our designs take shape, we make sure that a high standard of quality goes into manufacturing each fixture. from the cas...
Cera Tile
... reach and receive our common company goals. in today’s fast and ever changing tile world, our product selection is on the cutting edge of the tile industry meeting the demands for new products, new ideas, and evolving designs. from the smallest to the largest tile jobs, we can supply you with our stocked inventory program or help you source from some of the best tile manufacturers across italy a...
Beauflor® Blacktex Vinyl Flooring
...our smart tex collection is ideal for when you're facing uneven subfloors, which is often the case in older houses. the secret of tex is in the textile backing that functions as a buffer for small subfloors irregularities.moreover, our tex collection is perfectly suitable for looselay on surfaces of up to 40m². this makes installation a breeze, as tex floors don't require to be glued down....
Armstrong Rigid Core
...rigid core technology is ideal for homeowners with uneven subfloors. its thick, sturdy locking planks and acoustic cork underlayment perfectly hide minor subfloor irregularities. rigid core can be installed right away with no acclimation time. when ordering your luxe plank flooring, please select the flooring installation method that's best for your project. ...
Twelve Oaks Hardwood Flooring
...keting and product development team that works closely with designers across north america. their mission is to constantly be on the look out for new inspirations and seamlessly incorporate those ideas into new product designs. all of our products bare the stamp of approval from our consumers. our promise is that regardless the preference, there is always something at twelve oaks that wo...
Twelve Oaks Laminate Flooring
...keting and product development team that works closely with designers across north america. their mission is to constantly be on the look out for new inspirations and seamlessly incorporate those ideas into new product designs. all of our products bare the stamp of approval from our consumers. our promise is that regardless the preference, there is always something at twelve oaks that wo...
Twelve Oaks Luxury Vinyl Flooring
...keting and product development team that works closely with designers across north america. their mission is to constantly be on the look out for new inspirations and seamlessly incorporate those ideas into new product designs. all of our products bare the stamp of approval from our consumers. our promise is that regardless the preference, there is always something at twelve oaks that wo...
Tarkett Rubber Flooring
... rubber tiles and planks flooring is inspired by the natural grain of wood and stone materials. available in a wood look, grain wood planks and stone look, strata tiles. these sophisticated looks are ideal for healthcare, retail and corporate where the benefits of rubber flooring—slip resistance, shock-absorbing qualities and natural acoustic properties—are desired and where real stone and wood fl...
Ikea Furnishing
... “to create a better everyday life for the many people”, this is the ikea vision. our business idea is “to offer a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them”. we work hard to achieve quality at affordable prices for our customers through optimizing our entire value chain, by building lon...
Beauflor® Laminate Flooring
...at beauflor®, quality and style are at the forefront of product development. our laminate collection offers both, which provides the ideal solution for household and commercial applications. our best-in-class embossing methods and european design aesthetics ensure a flooring solution that is beautiful and built to last. with an ac3 rating for abrasion resistance (and up to ac4 on some products), b...
Castle Collection Premium SPC
...e castle collection series are obtained through greatly advanced and sophisticated technology. these amazing looks are integrated onto a high-density stone-plastic composite board, which makes it the ideal solution for any flooring application. applied to your living or commercial space, the castle collection will be a rock-solid floor covering solution with outstanding characteristics: highly du...
FIRMFIT® Flooring
...firmfit luxury vinyl flooring was developed with the idea that home is a place you can spend time and live fully without having to worry about small messes. firmfit is undistinguishable from a real wood and is a 100% waterproof flooring! with firmfit, fun and sun is what it’s all about. with fun, comes mess and accidents. and while most luxury vinyl flooring solutions available are not warranted...
EGGER Waterproof Laminate
...flooring in your bathroom? with egger aqua+ we have developed a special technology that makes laminate water-resistant. due to their high-quality processing and durability, aqua+ laminate floors are ideally suited for kitchens, bathrooms as well as entrance areas and hallways. besides wood decors, our laminate is available in tile effect, stone effect and also in marble decors. compared to classi...
Fujiwa Tile
...gh our international production network and product development expertise, we offer a myriad of possibilities that help swimming pool builders, contractors, architects and designers bring their ideas to life. each series of fujiwa collection is created for superior quality, distinction, and appealing all-purpose styles. although fujiwa has grown rapidly, our company remains devotedly att...
Happy Floors Luxury Vinyl
...easy luxury is kid-friendly, pet-friendly resilient flooring that combines our signature brilliant design with easy installation. the wear layer at the top of these products make them more than ideal for homes and light commercial businesses that get gentle foot traffic from pets....
Accent Rugs
...articular room for a subtle contribution of warmth, accent rugs can and do fulfill a need. be creative, and don't bother limiting yourself to specific, mainstream ideology. many original concepts and ideas in decorating have evolved from a spontaneous impulse the designer employed when addressing the needs of a particular area or room. accent rugs, no matter what you decide, provide just the righ...
Adhesives
...ay initially be removable (for example to recover mislabeled goods) and build adhesion to a permanent bond after several hours or days. removable adhesives are designed to form a temporary bond, and ideally can be removed after months or years without leaving residue on the adherend. removable adhesives are used in applications such as surface protection films, masking tapes, bookmark and note pa...
Bar Furniture
...d standard counter stools are relaxing, and they're available in styles and colors to match the rest of your decor. from summer get-togethers to holiday parties, you can transform any room into the ideal gathering place with stylish home bar equipment. reinvent any room with bar furniture to match your home furnishings. ...
Bath Accessories
...curtain completely and precisely. in either case, you can purchase other little accessories, soap dispensers, and hand towels to go with the shower curtain you already love. there are many simple ideas as well as a number of much more complex solutions for you when you update or re-decorate your bathroom with bathroom accessories to accomplish that look you are going for. your bathroo...
Berber Carpet
...oop surface natural, hand-crafted appearance creates a warm, personal atmosphere tight loop texture helps hide footprints and vacuum marks subtle patterns fit a variety of room styles ideal choice for contemporary to country to cottage furnishings ...
Borders/Accents
...ionally cut the opening narrow and then sand the inlay to the final fit. obviously, in the case of new floors, the piece can be secured by tongue-and-groove joints during installation-that is, if the idea comes up before the floor gets set. hardwood floors can be modified more readily than others, partly because they're easy to tamper with, but also due to their compatibility with a variety of s...
Commercial Loop Pile
...ore luxurious higher level of pile. loop carpet has the strength and inherent soil hiding capabilities. its shadings also resist traffic patterns, while making colors appear rich. this carpet type is ideal for heavy traffic areas...
Cork Tile Flooring
...ftness and resilience of the flooring causes less of a grinding action to occur with normal foot traffic than on harder surfaces such as hardwood floors. that is what makes cork so remarkable and ideal for flooring. cork flooring is a beautiful natural product which adds warmth and enriches any interior space. cork flooring always blends in well with any home décor and furniture and com...
Custom Rugs
...ern rug by hand is virtually the same process that is incorporated into making a custom rug. the main difference is in the overall design choices. in a contemporary rug, contemporary or modern design ideas are used in creating the area rug. in the custom rug design, any design concept can and is used in creating these beautiful masterpieces. as mentioned earlier, a popular custom rug design is th...
Fiber/Yarn/Thread
... that you can even clean polypropylene with bleach. polyester the appreciation for polyester's versatility as a carpet fiber continues to grow. polyester offers exceptional softness, making it ideal for thick, cut pile styles. polyester is also naturally and permanently stain resistant and fade resistant. it has excellent color clarity, color retention, strength, and abrasion resistan...
Kitchen Cabinets
...good place to start is by looking at magazines and home improvement booklets. visit home improvement shows or watch the new home and garden shows that are on t.v. you will be amazed at all of the ideas you will come up with. with all of these ideas, you may be able to design you own kitchen with a mix and match of ideas to make it uniquely yours....
Laminate Flooring Blocks
...zzle pieces. most laminate flooring has an underlayment, which gives the floor a softer, almost springy feel. the underlayment makes standing on it for extended periods of time much easier, which is ideal for areas where a lot of standing is required. ...
Living Room Furniture
...ieces will help complete any look. put your favorite tv show or movie on, grab a comforter and get ready to let the daily stress slip away. find the perfect sofa, sectional, or ottoman to create the ideal spot to relax. ...
Natural Fiber Rugs
...sisal is traditionally used in rope making and the same qualities of strength make it ideal for floor covering. durable and hardwearing, it is also immensely versatile and can be woven into an extraordinary range of styles and patterns. grown in brazil and east africa, sisal is the leaf fiber of the plant agavesisalana. the fibers are extracted by crushing the pulpy leaf and then are was...
Ottomans
...es, ottomans can make a statement in any space, ranging from living rooms to basements. there are many ottoman designs to suit your style or situation. for instance, an ottoman with storage space is ideal for smaller apartments or dorms. just lift the top, and keep all your books, linens, and other paraphernalia out of site. you can also choose a leather ottoman to complement wood furniture or ad...
Recliners
...etter than coming home from a long, hard day at work, grabbing the remote and relaxing in your favorite recliner, a perfect spot to kick back and chill. with a couple of end tables, you'll create the ideal space to lay back with your preferred beverage. a reclining chair is a key piece of furniture when setting up a living or family room. paired with a lamp, sofa, and ottoman, you'll create a spa...
Refrigerators
... how to get an especially heavy or large  refrigerator into a tight space can take extra time so must know how much space that you have to work with. before you go shopping, it is a good idea to figure out which features you must have and which features you can live without. a filtered water dispenser located on the door of the refrigerator is very useful, saving you interior spac...
Resilient/Vinyl Flooring
...ooring remains among the lowest priced, and easiest to install and maintain of the flooring options. vinyl's superior slip-resistance and its heat-welded seaming prevents bacterial and viral growth - ideal for kitchens and bathrooms. fashionable designs such as mosaics, natural stone, wood plank or parquet flooring are visually indistinguishable from the real thing. linoleum, the precursor to to...
Rubber Sheet Flooring
... the risks of slips and falls in high traffic areas. it is recommended for areas such as ramps, restrooms and concourses. due to its soft rubber base it acts like anti-fatigue flooring, making it the ideal choice also for school, hospitals and gymnasiums. rubber sheet flooring offers an exciting contemporary look suitable for schools & hotel lobby corridor, lifts, shops & commercial complex. rubb...
Southwestern Rugs
...f the designs, although a natural affinity and appreciation for the environment also plays an important role in this highly creative process. anytime an artist is motivated by such innocent and noble ideals, you can be assured that the end product, in this case a skillfully, and exquisitely handcrafted area rug, will be the best investment you can possibly make. if you are looking to buy a native...
Tibetan/Nepalese
...ction in nepal became the nation's second leading industry. during this time, a few leading american importers began the importation of tibetan rugs made in nepal, with specific design and coloration ideas for the american market. to this day, tibetan rugs have become a leading commodity within the hand made floor-covering market in both europe and the united states, and continues to grow in popul...
7 On-Trend Kitchen Upgrades
...designers from coast to coast are cooking up fresh ideas for kitchen upgrades. this year's hottest trends bring numerous fresh aesthetic approaches while functionality also plays a leading role in top design ideas. if you are planning a kitchen upgrade, take inspiration from these on-trend elements spotted by the design experts at wellborn cabinet: unique tile in recent years, backspl...
Installing Bathroom Tile Like a Pro
...tions then go back over tile with a damp sponge to set grout lines and clean grout residue. 11. once grout has cured - usually at least a couple weeks - apply sealer to protect it. find more ideas and tips for updating your bathroom at elivingtoday.com...
Easy, Affordable Bathroom Upgrades
...om's worth of tile, creating a chevron or herringbone pattern in one of these oft-seen areas of the bathroom can make a fresh statement. get started on your bathroom remodel with more tips and ideas at ambaproducts.com. ...
Easy, Affordable Bathroom Upgrades
...om's worth of tile, creating a chevron or herringbone pattern in one of these oft-seen areas of the bathroom can make a fresh statement. get started on your bathroom remodel with more tips and ideas at ambaproducts.com. ...
4 Ways Color Can Make Your House a Haven
... by sherwin-williams senior color designer. "color combinations within the collection can easily be used to craft spaces that help promote positive physical and mental well-being." find more ideas for creating a sanctuary at home at hgtvhomebysherwinwilliams.com. ...
5 Eye-Catching Ways to Update Your Home
... should match your tastes. with some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time. "when we're designing our ideal home, too often we may only think about what we want others to see and enjoy when they visit," said jack goldman, president and ceo of the hearth, patio & barbecue association (hpba). "the r...
Take a Room-by-Room Approach to Renovations
...no rule about where to start; it all comes down to your budget and how your family uses your home. the true beginning of any project is defining your vision for the finished space. these on-trend ideas can help you get started. multi-purpose room makeover if you spend any time on social media, you know laundry and multi-purpose mudroom updates are popular. having a well-organized, attr...
Remodel with Universal Design in Mind
... largely unknown. that's why grabowski recommends enlisting the help of a udcp. "knowing universal design and the features that enhance accessibility for all kinds of scenarios, i can suggest ideas that people have never thought of to make a living space easier to use," he said. grabowski also suggests starting at least a year out so you can make plans from a big picture perspective, ...
On-Trend Home Designs for 2022
...alanced calm and strength. this approach can also come to life through ceiling windows, furnishings and the use of stone, brick and wood on statement walls or accents. for more on-trend design ideas for your home, visit glengery.com. bringing on-trend design into your home brick is a versatile design material that fits virtually any trending design. from handmade to glazed bricks an...
Treverksoul Collection
... soul and a contemporary feel, offering a fresh, unconventional take on the exquisite elegance of antique parquet floors thanks to the small chevron size and the countless laying patterns it enables, ideal for public and private locations. three colours with rich variation in patterning and shadeunderline the warmth and light of interiors inspired by a style from the past,with a new creativity sha...
Naturally Aged Autumn Tea
...wire-brushed european white oak offered in 3/8" x 5" random lengths 1-4' ideal for the budget-conscious customer who wants to enjoy the natural beauty of real hardwood...
Shaw Advantage System
...delivered in efficient, easy to handle rolls.installs with a simple two step peel- and-stick anchoring process.eliminates the mess, curing time and odors of wet adhesives allowing immediate occupancy.ideal for use in occupied space.engineered to work with vertical installation technology – minimizing furniture and systems removal.easily removed – easily installed for convenient selective replaceme...
Scenario
...olore and d segni – interpret the craftsmanship and manual skills of traditional potters for contemporary taste, while retaining all their uniqueness. versatile, distinctive products, incorporating ideas and impressions from past times, reproduce the look and feel of tiles made by hand: inspired by the flaws typical of crafted ceramics, scenario products form a collection with a handmade feel, t...
WOODEN FLOORS FOR REAL LIFE
... of wear and tear and say: "life is beautiful." 6 reasons to choose kährs life a wooden floor for real lifewear class 33—heavy commercial usefast and easy installation with 5g joint15 years warrantyideal for renovationten new stylish top colors real durabilitykährs life's top of class matt lacquer retains the wood's natural feeling while giving it outstanding performance. it passes all tests fo...
ADURA®Flex
...oom. it's also a great option for homes with open floor plans and with seniors or those with special needs. adura®flex is made in the usa can be installed in long runs without transition strips, ideal for homes with open floor plans and with seniors or those with special needs features scratchresist™x wearlayer, the most advanced scratch resistant technology on the market cabinets can be in...
Basement Flooring Guide
...ain floors. what is the best flooring for basements? whether you're finishing your basement for the first time, or want to step up your style with a new floor, we offer plenty of basement flooring ideas in a range of performance levels and styles. we offer basement flooring tiles, planks, and more. unlike traditional hardwood flooring, nearly all armstrong flooring products are 100% waterproo...
Ultimate Guide to Vinyl Sheet Flooring
...e variety of realistic styles like unique designs, wood, stone, and slate, it’s easy to create a floor that’s uniquely yours. waterproof. our vinyl sheet can be used anywhere, but they’re especially ideal for rooms like kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and mudrooms.not permanent and expertly laid out for you. vinyl sheet is especially great for homeowners who like to change up their décor style...
3 Tile Foyer Ideas That Will Make A Lasting First
...door tile with what's inside to visually enlarge the space. whatever theme you choose, take time to consider your design goals and review all your options before you begin your project. to find more ideas, check out our inspiration gallery or explore american olean’s huge selection of proven tile products. ...
Majestic Plank
...southwind majestic plank lvp flooring with its boasted waterproof composite core and attached padding makes it ideal for any house. majestic plank comes with sound reducing padding. vinyl plank's detailed texture and grain offers high end varied look of any hardwood flooring. majestic plank's surface makes it an easy to clean and maintain product. this 100% waterproof vinyl plank flooring comes ...
American Charm 6
...american charm 6 is built to withstand household wear and tear. it is a pet-friendly solution ideal for high-moisture areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. the urethane plus coating and 6-mil wear layer work together to protect from scratches, stains, and scuffs...
American Personality 12
...ture with a 12-mil wear layer for protection from rips, tears, and gouges. no acclimation is required for most in installations, and it can be installed in direct sunlight. american personality 12 is ideal for residential applications, light commercial spaces and main street business...
Armstrong Parallel USA 20
...ction features sophisticated fabric designs in subtle neutral tones on a tile format, and an array of wood species, and even a stone-inspired wood plank to balance the collection. parallel usa 20 is ideally suited for areas where commercial flooring performance is a requirement. parallel usa 12 can be used in light commercial spaces, main street businesses, and residential areas in mixed use prop...
LUXE Plank with FasTak Install
... or special tools needed. enjoy your floor right away! lasting valueluxe plank flooring with fastak is structured for lasting durability and backed by our 30-year limited residential warranty. more ideas and inspirationthe versatility of luxe with fastak opens up any room to the possibility of gorgeous wood or stone styles. ...
Ege Seramik’s New Quarzite Collection combines Classic Size and Style
...atte finish. the tiles even feature a unique sparkle, much like crystalline effects found in true quartzite. this sophisticated, attractive tile combines durability with a stylish appearance, and is ideal for any indoor application, wall or floor. according to alp er, ege seramik’s general manager, “the rich colors of our new quarzite collection perfectly complement other building materials, off...
Alterna Engineered Tile
...visuals in a new 8" x 48" and 6" x 36" groutable sizes. made with innovative diamond 10 technology, alterna plank floors are scratch, scuff and stain resistant. explore the versatility of alternaget ideas and inspiration for using alterna in your space, to match your style. choose from a wide range of styles, including marble, travertine, slate, wood, weathered metal, concrete and linen. ...
STAINMASTER® PetProtect® Carpet: Pet-Friendly Carpet
... stainmaster® petprotect® carpet in your home, no room is off limits. family, friends, and trusted sidekicks are free to enjoy life as it happens. discover room to roam and lose your worries with the ideal foundation for pet-friendly adventures. pets are superheroes, taking the lead in family adventures. when those adventures get messy, stainmaster® petprotect® carpet is ready, featuring built-in...
Hardwood Floors Magazine NOW Online Event Announced
...er hardwood floors magazine now online event will be held tuesday, november 17 – thursday, november 19, 2020. powered by the national wood flooring association (nwfa), the online-only event is an ideal way for attendees to see what is in store for 2021, stay on top of emerging trends, build knowledge, and discover new growth opportunities. registration for this event opens on wednesday, ...
Mohawk Partners with Sunshine on a Ranney Day
... of hardwood with the waterproof durability of luxury vinyl flooring. because it is 100% waterproof, stain resistant and features a no-gap guarantee that prevents cupping and gapping, solidtech is an ideal fit for both sunshine on a ranney day projects. from wheelchairs to therapy to spills and more, the flooring can handle anything that comes its way. seventeen-year-old nygil knows a thing or tw...
The Architect’s Newspaper Honors LATICRETE with the ‘Best of Products’ Awards
...ers customers a unique opaque color that diffuses light for a vibrant finish. designed for residential and commercial use on interior or exterior ceramic tile, glass tile and stone applications, it’s ideal for regrouting swimming pools, fountains and other wet areas. spectralock pro premium translucent grout is an enhancement of spectralock pro premium grout, both offering superior non-sag perform...
Americhem Expands Global Reach Through Acquisition of Controlled Polymers in Denmark
...uce the greenest compounds in the world through four key areas: responsible sourcing, responsible energy-efficient production, r&d focused on sustainability, and customer workshops to inspire ideas for sustainable solutions. this acquisition expands americhem’s global reach with increased product offerings, extended service capabilities, and broadened technical expertise. in particu...
Ecore Athletic Adds Two Surfaces to Performance Collection
...ating 32mm x 24-inch by 48-inch interlocking ecore shockpad tiles. designed for extreme and olympic-style weightlifting, modzilla is a triple durometer system that provides a floating system solution ideal for facilities repurposing existing space. “not only does modzilla balance energy restitution and force reduction, but it also comes with an interlocking shockpad,” said bo barber, executive vi...
Tarkett: Nine New Stone Designs for Popular ProGen™ Rigid Core LVT Collection
...ered to perform radically better than the leading competitive rigid core products under the rigors of daily wear. it is durable, dimensionally stable, waterproof and easy to install, making it an ideal way to bring modern design into any room—including three-season rooms that experience extreme temperature changes, as well as areas most prone to spills and moisture. the compact design and...
LATICRETE Launches 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation
...s. additionally, with its load-bearing and crack-resistant properties, iic and stc ratings that exceed international building requirements and durable underlayment, the 170.5 sound & crack mat is ideal for a broad range of commercial and light institutional applications. the 170.5 sound & crack mat is a 5-millimeter thick rubberized membrane and is packaged in a 4-foot by 30-foot, or 120...
Patcraft Introduces Inspired Connection
...ure of large and medium size patterning. also available in broadloom and carpet tile, harmonioustm features small scale, abstract texture. influencetm carpet tile is a medium scale grid, which is ideal for color blocking, while restoredtm carpet tile features a multi-directional cross hatch pattern. overall, the collection incorporates exaggerated textures and warm, soothing colors that ...
Tips from the Table: Purposefully Using Pattern
...eate a subtle pattern with the flooring layout, meaning that the planks or tiles are installed in a pattern, but the look of the materials themselves is simple or traditional. view our laying pattern ideas for inspiration. feature areawhen you enter a room with pattern in it, your eye will instantly be drawn to the pattern. with open areas the norm in newly built homes, you may wish to draw the ...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...ring? as the name suggests, solid hardwood is a single, solid piece of wood. its natural simplicity has made it a popular flooring choice for generations, but that same simplicity makes it less than ideal for modern homes. wood is a naturally porous material, meaning it is soft, extremely prone to denting, and absorbs water like a sponge. all of these attributes are ideal for helping trees grow, ...
How Lighting Affects Your Flooring
...nd out what best suits the colors in the space as you can see, lighting has a great impact on the look and feel of your flooring and your home. by making a simple switch of a bulb, you can set the ideal atmosphere in your space. ...
3 Outdoor Living Space Remodel Ideas to Create a Sleek Modern Style
...your outdoor living space is an extension of your home and if summer barbecues and backyard parties are in your near future, it's time to take a good look at your outdoor space and decide if it is truly party-worthy. do your patio tiles leave a lot to be desired or do you just need to spruce up and replace a few cracked or broken tiles? whatever your situation american olean has the perfect tile f...
Hallmark Floors Vinyl 101
...ing the door to applications in the building trades. the 1970’svinyl products quickly became a staple of the construction industry; the plastic’s resistance to corrosion, light and chemicals made it ideal for building applications. pvc piping was soon transporting water to thousands of homes and industries, aided by improvements in the material’s resistance to extreme temperatures. twenty compani...
Nine reasons we love flat weave rugs (and you should, too!)
...means the rug tips aren’t constantly being crushed underfoot. while the rug can certainly wear over time, it won’t develop flat areas or paths like you might see in loop pile or cut pile rugs. that’s ideal for areas in your home with lots of foot traffic going over the same parts of the rug, such as a hallway or a sitting area with only one or two paths to exit the furnished space. flat weave ru...
Wool Carpets: The Best Carpets for Allergies
...d is recognized as the highest quality in the world. sheep farmers there are passionate about their animals and their lands, using sustainable practices to raise free-range sheep bred for wool that’s ideally suited for carpets and upholstery. new zealand wool is also naturally white so it readily accepts dyes for beautifully vibrant colors and patterns. and wool has built-in resistance to crushing...
Designing With Rugs
...the most common area rug sizes are 4’ x 6’ and 6’ x 9’. they will work well under a coffee table. an 8’ x 11’ area rug or larger can cover the majority of a room. smaller area and scatter rugs can be ideal for adorning smaller spaces – a hearth, a bedside, the area in front of a kitchen sink – with a splash of color and warmth. an area rug with a bold, overall design can be the focal point of a ...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...ring? as the name suggests, solid hardwood is a single, solid piece of wood. its natural simplicity has made it a popular flooring choice for generations, but that same simplicity makes it less than ideal for modern homes. wood is a naturally porous material, meaning it is soft, extremely prone to denting, and absorbs water like a sponge. all of these attributes are ideal for helping trees grow, ...
Why Choose Waterproof Vinyl Plank Flooring
...® floor that best matches your lifestyle – learn more below: adura®maxapex – perfect for making a statement in any room including kitchens, bathrooms, foyers, living areas, dining spaces.adura®max – ideal for sound dampening, giving you peace and quiet in homes with multiple stories or those with media rooms, music rooms and kids play spaces.adura®rigid – strong and durable with superior indentat...
Restoration Collection® laminate flooring
...what a peaceful retreat! this bathroom is quite the refreshing space, featuring our restoration collection® laminate flooring in fair haven—ideal for bathrooms because it includes our spillshield® waterproof warranty. shown in color: brushed natural...
Five Benefits of Vinyl Plank Flooring
...le and home? vinyl plank flooring is quickly becoming a favorite among homeowners for a lot of reasons, like these: waterproof. waterproof vinyl planks can be used anywhere, but they’re especially ideal for rooms like kitchens, bathrooms, and wet basements. from accidental spills to pet messes, mannington’s worry free vinyl plank options keep your flooring protected from moisture. realistic v...
Is Luxury Tile the Same as Linoleum Flooring?
... choice for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and any other place likely to have spills and other messes. care linoleum: daily care is easy, and it can stand up to harsh chemicals, which makes it ideal for institutional environments where hygiene is important. however, it needs regular sealing, waxing, and buffing to protect it from moisture and stains and to keep it looking glossy. lvt: all ...
Decorating Your Home with Bold Colors
...rful design is gaining favor among homeowners ditching safe, neutral palettes to create more daring, dramatic spaces. decorating with deeply saturated colors can be intimidating. explore these ideas to welcome more bold colors into your home and create inviting spaces for living and entertaining. walls of color say goodbye to beige and embrace the bold color trend by enhancing wal...
Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
...y trinsic series sliding patio door with the maximum available viewable glass area and an optional narrow handle that blends seamlessly into the frame to lend a modern flair. the doors are also ideal for low-maintenance living; the durable vinyl frames don't absorb moisture or require painting. hardware even the smallest details matter when it comes to contemporary design. you may ...
Creating "Modern Chic" Wine Cellars with Glass & Acrylic
...e first is an actual, glass-enclosed wine cellar with an impressive 952-bottle capacity. wci's design team took special care in the proper refrigeration and door seal to ensure the maintenance of ideal wine storage conditions. note that the refrigeration unit is a ceiling mount system. this is certainly not an easy task. nonetheless, wci has over a 30 years' worth of experience in the instal...
Smart Tech Upgrades to Improve Home Function
...uld-be-thieves into thinking the house is inhabited when you're away. another consideration is climate control, which accounts for a big chunk of a typical household's energy consumption. the idea of programming your thermostat is nothing new, but smart thermostats take programming to a whole new level. not only can you schedule temperature changes to coincide with your coming and goin...
Clever Kitchen Upgrades - Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style
...looks for your new kitchen at wellborn.com. focus on function a beautiful kitchen may please the eye, but when it comes down to it, a kitchen's function is its greatest value. integrate these ideas for a kitchen that offers maximum function for one of your home's most-used spaces. declutter the countertops. consider incorporating pull-out and roll-out trays into your cabinetry to ma...
Home Safe Home
... some home upgrades are aesthetic, and some are for function. these ideas, all with better home safety in mind, show there's no reason you can't have both. if you tend to think of home safety in strictly functional terms, you may be relieved to know you don't have to abandon your designer sensibilities when it comes to improving your home's overall safety. in fact, these tips from the ...
Badgley Mischka Home Collection Debuts On Luxury Insider Site 1stdibs
...cility recycles all waste materials using a "closed loop" recycling process in which post-consumer waste is collected, recycled and used in the manufacturing of the collection. "1stdibs is the ideal partner for our brand. with their unique aesthetic and success in broadening accessibility to luxury furniture, 1stdibs is a perfect fit to sell badgley mischka home," said jonathan bass, ce...
Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation
...nd color choices, so you can ensure your renovation is a lasting investment. to go about your home refresh in a thoughtful way, it can help to turn to the top experts in the industry for their ideas and insight. with more than 145 years of leadership in the kitchen and bath space, kohler co. has worked side by side with the top designers to showcase the most inspired designs for the k...
5 Steps to Incorporate Universal Design
...bracing around the tub, shower and toilet for grab bars * walk-in tub or curbless stand-up shower with no threshold * levered handles for faucets * adjustable showerhead for more information or ideas to incorporate universal design, visit nari.org. ...
Fleximounts Announces Presale of World's First Motorized Garage Wall Shelves
... fleximounts newsletter. all presale orders and free giveaways will ship in late november, and after that, the price will go back to the original sale price of $369.99. like most great product ideas, the concept for handyjack™ was born out of personal necessity. inventor and fleximounts ceo lane shaw got the idea after a friend fell off a ladder while removing items from his garage shel...
Tarkett Launches the Scale Study Series Collection from Designer Suzanne Tick
...lient sheet floorcovering has a closed-cell cushion that provides an impermeable moisture barrier. tarkett believes in placing people in the center of every space. the scale study series is an ideal flooring solution for workplace and higher education. as part of tarkett north america’s sustainability measures and commitment to people-friendly spaces that perform and inspire, the scale ...
5 Easy Ways to Add Colorful Curb Appeal
...o perfect your project. put the spotlight on light fixtures small splashes of color can go a long way, especially with a feature like exterior light fixtures. for safety purposes, it's a good idea to remove the fixture completely before starting your project, and be sure to turn off the power supply before disconnecting electrical cords. for light fixtures to stand out against a neut...
Expand Your Kitchen - How space-saving sliding door hardware can help
... and optimize functionality, an option like wall-mount door hardware from johnson hardware can provide a new world of architectural possibilities for your kitchen, regardless of size or layout. ideal for wider kitchen entryways, converging wall-mount door hardware allows doors to glide smoothly as they open whenever you want a free flow for entertaining or close for privacy during meal p...
Art Van Furniture Introduces Innovative New Way to Shop by Identifying Six Popular Lifestyle Collections
...fusion, save time and streamline their purchase decisions." the new color-coded tagging system also indicates which lifestyle collections pair best together. for example, modern furnishings are ideal complements to art van furniture's mid-century and urban collections, while casual furniture pairs best with the retailer's modern and farmhouse styles. for the first time in its 59-year...
Home Upgrades that Really Work/Ideas and inspiration to create more functional spaces
...e over a feature like an island then be sure to complement your standout fixtures with recessed lights on multiple switches with dimmers so you can customize the lighting as needed. find more ideas and inspiration for your kitchen or bathroom upgrade at jcpenney.myhomeprojectcenter.com. planning your project define your desires. although obvious, many homeowners find this to be amo...
Simple Home Renovations/7 projects that improve resale value
...  even if you have no immediate plans for leaving your home, it's a good idea to approach renovations with resale value in mind. upgrades that are likely to appeal to future buyers protect your investment while also improving your enjoyment of the home. one key to a successful renovation is figuring out how to personalize the space without making it so customized that it's not a...
Refresh Your Space/5 steps to simplify your next paint project
...in any small cracks or holes. step 4: apply your paint start at the top, beginning with the ceiling, and work your way down to the walls and trim. a tool like valspar's wall and trim brush is ideal for most interior painting projects. its thin, tapered design provides ultra-clean lines when cutting-in around windows, door frames and molding. when you're ready to roll, start at a co...
New Arrivals: Capel Expands Kevin O'Brien Collection
...y where he proposed to his wife. willow is based on drawings o'brien did during the couple's honeymoon in kyoto, japan. "my sketchbooks contain a wide assortment of memories, inspirations and ideas recorded during my travels in asia, europe and other places throughout the world," o'brien said. "they're often a creative starting point for our team as we develop new products. "this ...
Patcraft’s Oxidation Experiment Inspires Artefact Carpet Tile
...ature into the built environment. artefact is a reflection of beauty found in natural and organic transformation, with an emphasis on the discovery of artistry in the imperfect. “exploring the idea of industrial design veiled by organic influences, the patcraft design team purposefully exposed an array of discarded, common materials to oxygen and moisture - resulting in the creation of ...
Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
...nd add a few drops of essential oils for an appealing scent. another quick fix: run citrus peels through the garbage disposal for an easy clean and fresh smelling kitchen. find more tips and ideas to get your home fall-ready at hoover.com. ...
Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
...instead of traditional white grout for tile to create an unexpected look. white associated with clarity, cleanliness and purity, this "non-hue" promotes a sense of order and can provide the ideal backdrop for other colors and design elements. for a streamlined kitchen, pair white countertops with a white tiled backsplash and cabinetry. for a more relaxed but still fresh look, introdu...
Energy Savers that Make 'Cents'
... ductless systems are a flexible, efficient choice for homeowners looking for simple solutions. these systems can be easily mounted on the wall or ceiling, and don't require ductwork, making them ideal for a converted attic space or room addition. understanding hvac efficiency ratings an hvac system can be rated in a number of different ways. while some of these ratings may be confus...
Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
... a sure way to infuse value and personal enjoyment into your home.  whether you're tearing down and starting fresh or simply looking to infuse some new life with a few key elements, these ideas, paired with an option such as wellborn cabinetry, can give you the inspiration you need to transform a tired toilet into a modern marvel. make a singular statement for a bolder look, ...
A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel
...enney home services. start with a plan although it may sound obvious, the first step really is to decide what you hope to accomplish with your renovation. at the least, begin to outline rough ideas to discuss with an expert. reaching out to contractors before you've determined a basic idea for your project can waste time and money. spend time listing the features you must have, as we...
R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space
...t can protect you, your guests and your furnishings from sun or rain. consider draping curtains or netting that can be pulled back at will, allowing greater privacy and/or protection from bugs. ideally, your new oasis will merge the best of both worlds, bringing the comforts of home outside while still offering the benefits of fresh air, fragrant breezes, sunshine, birdsong and positive ...
6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen/Minor and major projects that can recreate your kitchen
... like these, remodeling your kitchen has the potential to be good for you now and in the future. so what are you waiting for? start planning your kitchen remodeling project today. here are six ideas, ranging from minor to major: * replace your faucet. for the amount you use your kitchen faucet, functionality and ease-of-use should be top priorities - highlighted with stylish designs ...
Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring
...after a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. these project ideas - some big, some small - can help breathe new life into your home so you're ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to the fullest. air it out months of closed windows and doors can make any room feel dusty and stale. ...
5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring
...underused guest room into a useful craft or project space. take time to consider what changes will make the space more practical, and even sketch out some possibilities on paper to fine-tune your ideas before you get to work. discover new decor a spring refresh is about more than just decluttering and cleaning, it's about giving new life to your home with new decor, accessories and art...
The Complete Guide to Printed Carpet
...ddress the three most common myths about printed carpet: 1) printed carpet is less durable than other carpet types one of the most common concerns about printed carpet tiles surrounds walk-off: the idea that over time, foot traffic will wear away your printed designs. however, as the dye is chemically bonded into the carpet fibers, the printed designs can withstand high levels of foot traffic wi...
Escape with 2018's top trending color
...are formed by societal influences, such as politics, economics, lifestyle and overall sentiment. we as a society hold the power of prompting new color trends based on our ever-changing attitudes, ideas and actions. dee schlotter, senior color marketing manager for ppg, a leader in paint and color, understands the path to determining each year's top trending color. schlotter and more t...
3 Ways to Throwback Style
...e alcove effect by situating the sink vanities directly between matching cabinet ends and recessing two mirrors into the wall. a decorative arch valance can add beauty and function, as this is an ideal place to tuck away lighting that provides depth and visibility. let a large soaking tub take center stage between the sink vanity and a custom makeup area. while you can rely on cabinetr...
Upgrades that Boost Your Home's Value and Enjoyment
...a home is often a family's single largest asset, so making investments with upgrades and home improvements is almost always a good idea. however, knowing when and where to make those improvements isn't necessarily a simple decision. budget and space most often dictate the direction, but keeping function and your lifestyle needs in mind can help create a space that makes for an all-around ...
Create a Sleek, Functional Home Office
...ining a clean and organized workspace, keeping in touch and limiting distractions allows those who work from home the opportunity to be as successful as their in-office counterparts. for more ideas to solve your home office storage and organization needs, visit closetmaid.com. ...
Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests
...the holidays when seasonal decorations take up extra room. remove unnecessary items from the living area and add seating, if necessary, to ensure everyone can gather comfortably. it's also a good idea to ensure there are ample flat surfaces and coasters available for beverages so you can comfortably visit well into the night. for close friends or family, you're likely to know their ...
Material Matters
...ly designed for installation in a tile countertop and can be grouted as if it were another tile for a clean look similar to that of an under-mount sink. bowl configuration * single-bowl sinks: ideal for washing large pots and platters. * offset bowl sinks: provide separation for washing and rinsing, typically with one large and one small bowl. * double-equal sinks: separate bowls offe...
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
... rain barrel outside to collect rainwater, which can be used for chores such as watering plants, irrigating the lawn or washing our car. although it may not be practical to implement all of these ideas at once, little by little you can make small changes that add up to a big difference. ...
55 Great Ideas for Kitchen Islands
...55 great ideas for kitchen island...
Tidy Back-to-School Transitioning
... hectic school days. one thing is certain every school year: having an organized home and systems in place can keep parents happier and the household running smoothly. find more home organization ideas and tips at closetmaid.com. ...
Renovations for the Ages - Antique upgrades for kitchen and bath
...photographs, vintage mirrors and antique curios such as old buckets and chairs to let your creativity run wild. a bucket makes a perfect toilet paper holder and the rungs of a forgotten old chair are ideal for an old-fashioned towel rack. old-meets-new kitchen for a kitchen stylized to honor the past, there's nothing more distracting than modern appliances. fully capturing the warmth and ch...
How to use color psychology to influence the mood of your home
...y of participants say more vibrant colors should be used throughout the home, such as blue, red and green. based on this new research and dr. augustin’s insights on color psychology, here are some ideas on choosing colors for painting projects: in the mood for blue: if you’re drawn in by beautiful blues, you’re in good company. sixty-two percent of americans select blue as one of the colors ...
Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
...all surfaces and remove clutter that has accumulated, including old and out-of-date food from the refrigerator and pantry. because consumables are such an integral part of this space, it's a good idea to use green cleaning products that won't leave harmful residues on your cooking surfaces or distribute contaminants into the air. home office if there's any room that comes close to the cl...
Stylish Storage for Renters
... out where to put things, even when it seems hopeless to get a handle on organization and clutter under control. the first rule is to purge and keep only what you need or simply love. it's a good idea to review your possessions at least every six months to filter out any items that have lost their luster or accumulated over time. of course, you can make this chore easier by disciplining yourse...
Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens
... grill. landing space when you're cooking, you need space at each workstation to set things down. one of the most frequent outdoor kitchen design shortcomings is insufficient counter space. ideally, you should have open countertop space to each side of a sink, grill, cooktop and every other workstation. these open spaces are called landing zones. outside the lines as homeowners w...
3 Steps for Growing Edible Herbs
...when the plants are stressed a bit), be careful not to overwater as most herbs need well-drained soil. to prepare soil in a new planting area, remove sod if necessary and amend soil to create the ideal growing environment for your herbs. planting on sloping ground or in pots or raised beds provides ideal drainage. mixing organic material like compost into soil can help improve soil drainage, f...
Big-impact ideas for small patio spaces
...tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the united states. contrary to popular belief, you can have an impressive patio even if you have a smaller abode. here are a few design ideas to help bring your limited patio area to life while maximizing the space: rugs add visual interest under foot with a patterned rug. a rug properly placed under a table can break up a small...
Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space
... a matching deck board to create a shelf for the top rail, you can achieve a look that complements your home's deck, while making great use of space. lights, please lighting is another "bright" idea for adding versatility to the outdoors. lighting systems that incorporate deck lighting and other exterior lighting work together to create ambiance that can be adjusted for any setting. by choos...
Recycle what? 5 tips for recycling bathroom products
...earth day or any day, programs like care to recycle can offer inspiration for fun, creative ways for the entire family to reuse or recycle your bathroom products. visit www.caretorecycle.com for more ideas. ...
Mix Up Something Eclectic
...erfect look, your kitchen demands the right tools and enhancements to make it functional. the trick is to look for unexpected ways to add practical performance. for example, a shallow drawer is an ideal location for kitchen knives so you can free up counter space from a bulky butcher block. a slotted wood knife drawer is the perfect solution to securely hold each of your knives and help prevent...
4 design upgrades for a spring refresh
... into living spaces. jeweled tones are experiencing a resurgence this year, proving there is no better way to energize a space than with a brilliant emerald green or a lively turquoise accent. if the idea of painting a room is too daunting, opt for smaller updates that bring a punch of color. thrift stores are great places to find unique accessories or that perfect piece of furniture, such as an o...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
... for most of us, the idea of spring cleaning probably sounds refreshing after a winter of bundling up against the cold. now that spring has arrived, it’s finally time to get started! sprucing up your home doesn’t have to take lots of time, and is a great way to leave you feeling reinvigorated after a long winter. to help you spring into warm weather home improvement, here are 24 simple proje...
Dare to Dream-Add functional, appealing features for a desirable home
...ch as doors, drawers, shoe shelves and expandable hang rods for total customization. find free design, inspiration and organization solutions at closetmaid.com/suitesymphony. functional furniture ideal for enjoying a serene cup of coffee or welcoming guests for some outdoor fun, you can liven up your backyard space with a patio furniture set to help both aesthetically and functionally. the rig...
5 spring DIY craft projects to make old stuff new again
...t into a decorative wreath that proclaims your love of the written word. you'll need wood for a base, an old book and a craft glue gun. industrial wooden spool seat and bookshelf - you may have no idea where it came from or why it's in your garage, but that industrial spool can become the perfect place to put up your feet and read a book. a blog post on pandora's craft box shows you how to turn...
Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
...ters or windows and doors. the kitchen can be a particularly challenging room to renovate because the blend of old charm with modern convenience and functionality can seem at complete odds. these ideas from the design experts at elmira stove works can help you combine practical function with timeless features for a room filled with character and purpose. keep cabinet facades true to the era...
Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
...kitchen backsplash idea...
Simply sleek: How to create today's top shower design
... sleek design doesn't necessarily mean minimalist design. the right storage solutions and built-in features will adapt to your routine without overwhelming the space. the choreograph collection is ideal for creating a sleek, functional space. the collection includes a variety of decorative walls, a joint system, in-wall storage, on-wall storage and seating in different styles, colors and finish...
5 fun ways to decorate for spring
...ed in crafts like this colorful centerpiece. just follow these easy diy directions and you'll create a centerpiece that will be a real conversation starter for kids and adults alike. for more project ideas, visit a href="http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com">www.marshmallowpeeps.com. supplies: 4-inch cube vase 6-inch cube vase jelly beans 30 gerbera daisies or silk flowers of choice 20 peeps ...
Thoughtful home design: 4 tips to transform any small space
...night. 2. less is more. according to popular belief, it is better to fill a space with several small pieces of furniture. however, design savvy professionals and homeowners are turning this idea on its head by using fewer, yet larger pieces to furnish living rooms, bedrooms and dining rooms. by doing so, this creates an optical illusion of space and adds a designer’s touch. 3. mak...
Add Light with DIY Decor
...ted jar and doily not only adds quaint flair - the jar also provides a soft glow of light. it's perfect nestled on a shelf or sitting atop a dresser with similarly styled items. find more creative ideas to bring a touch of light to your home decor at joann.com. glitter and lights canvas crafting time: 3-5 hours skill level: intermediate supplies and tools: foam brush 18-by-24-inch can...
75 Bedroom Ideas, Decorating Tips and Decor Inspiration
...75 bedroom ideas, decorating tips and decor inspiratio...
Recycled Garden Ideas
...recycled garden idea...
Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
...electing highly integrated products will save you time during the installation process, help you avoid unnecessary expenses down the road and improve your overall smart-home experience. brainstorm ideas for each room. once you're past the nuts and bolts of practical considerations, it's time to start imagining. the key about designing the perfect smart home for you is to remember that the ve...
30+ Beautiful Easter Decorating Ideas
...30+ beautiful easter decorating idea...
Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors
...any homeowners, stainless steel is a statement and a symbol of quality, but just as important is its ability to create an outdoor space with both form and function in mind. find more outdoor living ideas at danver.com, feeneyinc.com and gamasonic.com. ...
Easy Home Upgrades/Add style, function to interior, exterior spaces
...o add style and function when completing any home improvement project. from adding light and ventilation to updating your home's safety, closets, facade or backyard, you can take advantage of these ideas to enhance the aesthetics of your house and improve its livability and capabilities. combine safety with style home safety has never been so stylish, or convenient. first alert's easy-to-i...
10 cool ideas for floating shelves
...10 cool ideas for floating shelve...
Color Your Kitchen
...mber to keep practical considerations in mind and look for the features - such as side-by-side versus drawered refrigerators, for example - that work best for your space and lifestyle. find your ideal sink a successful kitchen renovation captures every element of the space - including the kitchen sink. select the right type, features and material to suit your family's needs with four easy ...
4 important tips for planning a kitchen remodel
...eople enjoy rinsing messy dishes, but the proper faucet can make this chore easy and carefree. blending design and functionality, the delta mateo kitchen faucet with optional touch2o technology is an ideal choice for any kitchen redesign. touch2o technology with the tempsense system allows the faucet to be turned on and off with just a touch, simplifying kitchen tasks during food prep and clean-up...
Smart storage ideas to squeeze extra space from your bathroom
... bathroom is one of the most frequented rooms in the home and clutter can collect quickly. stop the chaos before it gets out of control by implementing some smart storage solutions. with these simple ideas, your bathroom will be the most functional and fashionable room in the house. streamline shower shelving it's time to say goodbye to hanging racks from shower heads and precarious corner s...
3 easy home improvement projects you can tackle right now
...nd coat is dry, you're all set for the winter. start your project today when it comes to home projects, wintertime doesn't have to mean downtime. start your project season with any of the three ideas listed above and when warmer months roll along, you'll be ready to step out and make your home's exterior as beautiful as your interior. ...
The home design trend you need to know about
...et the most attention. unfortunately, getting that dream kitchen or perfect bathroom isn’t always inexpensive. for those who have uncompromising taste, but are on a budget, mixing materials is the ideal solution. for instance, say you had your heart set on a marble island and surrounding countertops, but just can’t afford marble. instead, you can choose from a variety of wilsonart(r) quartz for...
3 ways to turn discarded wood into beautiful home decor
...ark mahogany, allowing you to achieve that rustic feel. update your headboard if you are looking to give your bedroom a makeover, consider building a headboard for your bed out of pallet wood. the idea here isn't to make an even, straight-edged piece; rather it's to embrace a more rustic style. start by gathering your wood pallets and applying minwax(r) pre-stain wood conditioner to prepare th...
5 easy DIY projects to tackle this winter
... are timeless decor options, but the frames can look dated over time. breathe new life into an old mirror by painting the frame a rich, modern color that pops within the current color scheme. another idea is to clean the frame and adhere mosaic tiles along the edge for a crafty, custom look. handsome hardware old hardware makes any room look like a relic of yesteryear. a complete replacement can...
15 Refreshing Kitchen Color Ideas for a Not-So-Boring Space
...15 refreshing kitchen color ideas for a not-so-boring spac...
3 tips to protect your home this winter
...s uv protection, water repellency against rain and snow, as well as penetrating protection below the wood surface." maintenance moving forward it's important to plan for protection this winter, but ideally you will also be protecting your home for future winters, summers and more, which is why choosing a durable, lasting product is so important. with the harsh climates in rhode island and many o...
11 chic ideas for fireplaces
...11 chic ideas for fireplace...
9 Holiday Decorating Ideas Interior Designers Use in Their Own Homes
...9 holiday decorating ideas interior designers use in their own home...
100+ Bedroom Decorating Ideas You'll Love
...100+ bedroom decorating ideas you'll lov...
Leading Furniture Manufacturer Comfort Research Honored Among National Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies®
...as strived to find a greener, more sustainable way to do business," said chip george, co- founder and ceo of comfort research. "much of the credit for this honor lies with our inventive staff and the ideas they've brought forward to change the way we operate. thanks to them, we're already landfill free and our 2016 goal has been to progress toward zero waste." at the heart of comfort research's ...
New neutrals dominate the color trends of 2017
...ith this new color trend, there are countless opportunities. here are four stunning home decor themes using this up-and-coming color: cornflower hues with its cool-yet-warm vibe, poised taupe is an ideal complement to cornflower hues. for example, when paired with the faded indigo of stardew (sw 9138), it creates a charming palette ideal for french countryside aesthetics. this fun twist on a cla...
One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays
...(bpt) - when the holidays arrive, you can prepare a scrumptious feast, present ideal gifts that are perfectly wrapped and decorate the house like something off a magazine cover. however, your mother-in-law is still going to focus on the stained upholstery in the family room, the tacky and dated wallpaper in the dining room, and the guest bedroom carpet that looks older than she is. this year, you...
Oelo Announces Permanent Remote Controlled LED Structural Lighting
...arious occasions, i decided it was time to create something permanent that goes undetected until you want to illuminate your home or business," said clay horst, coo of oelo. "our desire to create the ideal environment goes well beyond special occasions. our everyday surroundings are a direct reflection of who we are and of our individual lifestyles. more than ever before, those lifestyles are bein...
Deck Design Made Easy
...utdoor oasis exciting and easy: get digitally inspiredthe internet is a great place to get your creative juices flowing. there are countless online resources to help homeowners create and plan their ideal outdoor living space. a great starting point is perusing the outdoor living projects posted on social media channels, such as houzz and pinterest. for more inspirational images and valuable info...
8 DIY Firepit Ideas to Beautify Your Backyard
...8 diy firepit ideas to beautify your backyar...
Make your home feel bigger without adding space
...es are good expanding just isn’t in the cards for your home. many americans are in the same situation, and they’re seeking creative ways to maximize the utility of the space they have. here are some ideas for improving the functionality and appearance of your space without adding a single (and costly) square foot to your home’s footprint: make it look and feel bigger a space that’s crowded with...
5 ways to reinvent your garage
...ght materials, some creativity and a little work, you can turn your garage into the star of the house. how? tv personality and award-winning interior designer anitra mecadon offers the following five ideas to get you excited about all the possibilities. toughen up your walls no matter what you want to do with your garage, first make sure your walls can stand up to real life. there’s probably no ...
The rise of the basement: Top tips for a better space
...ot too quirky or customized. look up, look down: banish water all around before you begin making decorating choices, tackle any needed repairs, including waterproofing your lower level. it’s a good idea to seal your walls and floors first, and important enough to hire a professional if you’re short on time. and since below-grade spaces are usually cool, humid and prone to water damage, consider...
Tackle those air leaks now before heavy snow and cold temperatures hit
...(bpt) - home renovation experts suggest now is the ideal time for homeowners to prepare their home for winter and think about home improvement plans they can complete now. when it comes to home improvements, building experts recommend homeowners carefully consider and prioritize their plans by looking at structural improvements over cosmetic upgrades. fundamental for homeowners hoping to invest ...
Create grand, open living spaces with unique pocket door frames
...r compatibility with most standard door sizes, johnson's versatile 1562 pocket door frame is designed for easy installation in both bypass pocket door and converging bypass pocket door applications. ideal for separating living and dining rooms as well as other spaces, such as great rooms, kitchens, master bedrooms, and even home offices, johnson's 1562 commercial grade bypass pocket door frame ac...
15 Dreamy Kitchen Island Ideas
...15 dreamy kitchen island idea...
You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms
... that can effectively custom-cut a variety of materials (including drywall) while reducing the dust and debris that is sure to be produced by any great remodel project by 90 percent.here are some diy ideas for using such tools to repurpose your space: private gym: building a workout space right into your home should eliminate any excuses to avoid exercise. features might include mirrored walls...
How to use color psychology when painting your home
...is from our historic palette and is a calming hue that works in virtually every room." greens green tones provide a feeling of familiarity because they are found throughout nature. light greens are ideal for living rooms and offices; dark greens are wonderfully rich as accent colors. vivid greens add unexpected pop, notes sherwin-williams senior designer karrie hodge, who likes marea baja sw 91...
Petri Plumbing & Heating Offers Tips on How to Protect Your Home While Out of Town
...t you will be away. turn thermostat temperature down – during the fall and winter months, set your thermostat to 55 degrees. this will help eliminate the risk of your pipes freezing.  another idea is to use a wi-fi thermostat that will allow you to control the temperature remotely. unplug electronics – unplug any and all electronics from your home before going out of town. this will red...
Making memories: Tips for preserving and creating meaningful wooden pieces
...erished by future generations. for more tips on caring for, staining and finishing your wooden furniture and more, watch a variety of the latest how-to videos from minwax. for inspiration and project ideas for completing your next wood finishing project, visit www.minwax.com/madewithlove. ...
4 DIY projects for your first home
...e. other benefits to choosing a diy project are that they are typically more cost-effective than the alternative and they offer an added sense of ownership and pride in your home. since diy project ideas are endless, it’s important to choose ones that will improve your home’s value at a reasonable cost. a diy project should make your life easier and more enjoyable. these are some top recommended...
Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining
...u to better gauge who will be attending and how much food you’ll need to make. rather than waiting to see who shows up and who doesn’t, send out rsvps via mail or email so that you have a precise idea of how many people to plan for. plan the menu ahead of time: from drinks to side dishes to dessert, with special storage spots and industry-first infinity slide shelves, whirlpool’s fr...
5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble
...surface — offer a true interpretation of marble in a lightweight, low maintenance material. turn a functional bathroom into a spa-like retreat. the industry is bringing back yet another popular idea from the 1980s: the resurgence of the separation in the bath, with separate showers and oversized bathtubs. homeowners and designers today are customizing the rooms with thoughtful elements...
6 holiday-friendly home design features
...fe more pleasant for pets and easier for homeowners. clayton built™ homes can be customized with a pet dish drawer that allows you to hide feeding dishes when they’re not needed. a windowseat or hideaway cubby can be the perfect escape spot for pets who feel overwhelmed by holiday activities and guests. and a built-in grooming station in a mudroom or utility room makes it easy to primp y...
My Backyard Idea's
...landscaping ideas for your backyard, including landscaping design, garden ideas, flowers, and garden design...
Decorating Ideas: Elegant Living Rooms
...decorating ideas: elegant living room...
On-Trend Transformations/Get the hottest looks with a bathroom makeover
... plumbing to hold towels, soaps and hair accessories, providing easy access to stored items while maximizing storage space inside your vanity. find more inspiration and planning tools to create your ideal bathroom retreat at wellborn.com. choose your door designthe type of door overlay you choose for your bathroom cabinetry can make a big difference in the overall look of the room. determine whi...
Make a Great Escape with a Specialty Room for You
... you and all of your hobbies or personal interests can serve as a welcome escape from the real world if only for a little while. these tips make it simple to get started planning your big escape with ideas centered on some of the most common specialty rooms, as well as a solution for fitting the ideas into a smaller home. create a space for crafts. if you find your frazzled senses defraying with ...
Beat Wardrobe Blahs with a Closet Makeover
...good foundation for a functional closet. once you have the right organizing system in place, it's time to get creative and design a look that makes your daily trek to the closet more exciting. these ideas will help boost your outlook on all those clothes that seem tired and worn. shine the light. bad lighting can be a hindrance in any closet. in a crowded one, clothes are hard enough to find, bu...
5 Mistakes New Homeowners Make That Attract Pests
...essional to provide regular inspections. not repairing leaksminor leaks may seem to be just that - minor - but leaks or condensation, combined with increasing temperatures in the spring, can create ideal conditions for cockroaches and other pests.american cockroaches, "camel crickets" and springtails can enter homes through tiny cracks and are attracted to damp areas, both in the attic or crawl ...
Upgrade Your Kitchen This New Year
...ep your home running. with one monthly fee, a sears home services home warranty plan helps you prepare financially for these costs, which your homeowners insurance doesn’t cover. find more inspired ideas to upgrade your kitchen at searshomeservices.com. source: sears ...
Get a Fresh Look with Easy Furniture Updates
...ng experts at jo-ann fabric and craft stores show how easy it can be to transform a tired old desk or a basic dining chair into one-of-a-kind pieces that complement your space perfectly. find more ideas for crafty ways to update your furnishings at joann.com. chalk acrylic paint desk crafting time: weekend project skill level: beginner supplies and tools: painter's tape folkart home d...
A Crafty Storage Solution
...nal tools such as a clock or mirror. choose fabrics and paint to fit your space; there's plenty of room to go bold with bright patterns and colors or tone it down for a more subtle look. find more ideas for creating storage with crafts at joann.com. room organization board crafting time: varies skill level: some experience necessary supplies and tools: cork board dry erase board s...
Kitchen Trends 9 Ideas for your Redesign
... this is the year you've been waiting for-it's finally time to redesign your kitchen. whether you know exactly what you want or you're just beginning, timeless trends will help you get and stay on track. add to that the expertise of daltile's tastemakers in tile and you'll get a gorgeous kitchen this year. mixingno more matchy-matchy. the coming year will see lots of mixing of textures, sizes, s...
5 Pops of Pattern to Instantly Upgrade Interiors
... and diamonds with various color treatments adds a modern feel to deep-rooted tradition, creating a meeting point for contemporary and universal. the lively repetition of eye-catching, sharp lines is ideal for spaces that draw attention in one direction and evoke a strong sense of place. using earth tones and natural colors add to the global feel of the pattern, while cool neutral colors provide a...
5 DIY Kitchen Renovation Inspirations
...o a "homegating" headquarters this fall or looking to upgrade your everyday cooking, you can update your kitchen in just one weekend without the headache and mess of a full remodel. here are five diy ideas from the trend experts at lowe's and frigidaire professional that will fit any kitchen style and bring your pinterest-worthy dream kitchen to life. everything and the kitchen sink farmhouse k...
Keep Clutter at Bay/Useful items to keep your home elegantly organized
... closetmaid.com and homedepot.com. organize with aesthetics in mind maximize space, storage and organization with a pocket door system. the demi tall pantry cabinet from wellborn cabinet, inc. is ideal for kitchens of all sizes. pull out units, sliding shelves and motion sensor lighting make organizing and locating items easy, while adding a pleasing aesthetic to the room. for more storage sol...
Home Design with Furry Friends in Mind/Redesign a pet-friendly place
... use your kitchen sink or bathtub to get the job done. one perfect place to include a pet grooming area is the laundry room. this room is often hidden from guests and lacks carpet, which makes it the ideal place for bathing animals. using wellborn cabinet, inc.'s you draw it program, you can design a custom cabinet solution that puts all the supplies you need for grooming close at hand. sleepin...
Creating Sustainable, Beautiful Landscapes
...lants (83 percent) * food/vegetable gardens (79 percent) * fire pits/fireplaces (78 percent) * low-maintenance landscapes (78 percent) go with a pro if you're ready to breathe these top design ideas to life in your outdoor spaces, consider hiring a pro. here are the top five reasons for hiring a landscape architect for the job: 1. a landscape architect is well equipped to design an outdoor...
Simple Accents/Awaken your senses and brighten your home
...eans and soothes skin. on the counters, keep clutter to a minimum and add a touch of color with a simple clear or wooden bowl filled with your favorite seasonal fruit. to find more inspiration and ideas, visit www.softsoap.com...
DIY Kids' Room Makeovers
...uch as painting unfinished wood frames in coordinating colors to display photos, awards and other prized items. or decorate a paper mache letter to personalize the space. for more kid's room craft ideas, visit www.joann.com. kid's room creative space crafting time: weekend project skill level: some experience neede...
Spacious Upgrades/Ideas to Easily Enhance the Master Closet
...so, you've decided to make some updates to your home? whether you plan on building a home from the ground up, purchasing new construction or adding value to your current residence, there are many opportunities for upgrades. you may be wondering what projects are worthwhile, and which are not? in a recent study commissioned by closetmaid(r), 45 percent of existing home buyers noted that they hav...
Your Perfect State of Organization
...ackle subsequent rooms and projects. already started stuck midway through an organizational project and need some inspiration to finish? don't be afraid to utilize online resources. closetmaid's idea galleries, design tools and online store can help provide affordable and stylish solutions. thinking of your project as a mini-makeover can help make it more exciting and less of a chore. try tak...
Get Inspired by Outdoor Living Ideas
...inspired by neighbors, home improvement shows and social media channels like pinterest and houzz, today's homeowners are entering the deck planning and building process more informed than ever before. but sorting through this wealth of information and inspiration can make it hard to decipher what's really hot for today's outdoor spaces - and to choose what's right for your home. surveying the ...
Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation
...or, use the finest sand paper possible to remove as little stain as possible between coats. apply more layers for a darker look, or only one coat for a distressed look. for additional diy project ideas for your home, including tips and how-to videos, visit www.cabotstain.com...
Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone
...ing every inch of space wisely. and, using right-size storage bins helps ensure you are protecting valuable supplies from damage that can result from cramming into too-tight places. for more creative ideas to transform your space into a clutter-free craft zone, visit www.closetmaid.com, www.storganizationblog.com or call (800) 874-0008...
Luxurious Laundry Room Transformations
... area. it's a great place to store larger items and to keep beverages and desserts at the perfect temperature, ready to serve at any moment. blending simple design tips with functional storage ideas and high performance appliances will find you well on your way to creating an inviting space you are happy to spend time in. for more information on laundry solutions from electrolux, please ...
Create Your Own Bathroom Retreat
...nspired. find that special something that becomes the inspiration for the entire bathroom. for example, maybe it's a tile or even a framed picture. * keep it organized. after your creative storage ideas are put to use, restore items to their original position to keep a tidy room. * use open storage. when done correctly, displaying items can provide the bathroom with character. find clear bottl...
Create a Crafty Bistro at Home
...ad napkin rings. choose beads in coordinating colors for maximum visual appeal, and pair with richly toned linens stitched with contrasting thread for an ultra-sophisticated look. for more crafty ideas to help you toast the arrival of fall, visit www. joann.com. uncorked candle holder crafting time: 1-2 hours skill level: some experience necessary supplies and tools: rit dye 3 dis...
Chase Chills Away with Cozy Crafts
...ts and wrapped with a shimmery ribbon. or if you're planning on entertaining, make several in different colors to help your guests keep tabs on their own toasty beverages. for more wintry crafting ideas, visit www.joann.com. easy envelope pillow covers project courtesy of marie chorak at blooming homestead crafting time: 1-2 hours skill level: some experience necessary supplies and too...
Define Your Unique Style
...ngement can make the room look completely different. * get some help with what goes together from sites such as pinterest or blogs. with so much information out there, it is easy to pick and choose ideas that will make your decorating easier while reflecting your own style. for more information and ideas to help choose your perfect cabinet style, visit www.wellborn.com...
Mini-Makeovers Deliver Big Home Value
...nk or bathtub. "regardless of the size and scope of the renovation project, one tool i find helpful is homeadvisor's cost guide," said terrill. "this online resource helps homeowners get a better idea of the costs they can expect to incur when completing a project." for more information, visit www.homeadvisor.com/cost...
Earth-Friendly Ways to Welcome Babies, Pets
... babies and pets have other things in common: their precious paws touch just about everything, and whatever they can reach might end up in their mouths. so around these curious cuties it's a good idea to clean with naturally derived cleaners. tackling the to-dos that come along with these new additions is also a good time to adopt other green habits that will help preserve pretty places fo...
Why Emergency Preparedness Matters/Tips to Prevent Storm Damage
... demands could now be powered with ge's 10 kw unit paired with symphony(r) ii technology. the smaller, more affordable 10 kw home generators also boast the smallest footprint on the market, making it ideal for homes with tight lot lines. learn more about the home standby generators available to homeowners at www.gegenerators.com. common types of backup generators a power outage is a comm...
Lawn Care Tips for Fall
...such as a pull-type spin spreader from john deere, can quickly distribute fertilizer evenly across your yard. aerating aerating, the process of removing plugs of soil and thatch from the lawn, is ideal in cooler months. it encourages deep rooting, improves water and nutrient penetration, and promotes growth of beneficial soil microorganisms. there are a variety of techniques you can use to pen...
Give Your Kitchen a Facelift - Easy Updates to Increase Your Home's Value & Save You Time
... additional upgrades to consider here are a few other simple, yet worthwhile, upgrades to improve the kitchen. pendant lighting add visual interest with a beautiful set of pendant lights. ideally place them above a kitchen island so they don't interfere with foot traffic. hardware this is also an easy fix with a big payoff. replace cabinet knobs and pulls with a fresh, modern set ...
DIY Ideas for Every Room/Simple steps to update and organize
...from simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman. organize your work, living spaces in order for personal style to shine, it's important that your h...
Home Updates That Go Back In Time/Revive the charm of mid-century modern design
...ture - blending designs from the past into a modern home will result in a personalized, sophisticated style that is sure to satisfy your design cravings and impress guests for years to come. for more ideas on updating your home, visit www.brizo.com...
5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom
...can be as dangerous as slips, look for a safe shower pan that is level with the floor, making it easy to step inside. * get a grip. installing grab bars in the shower and next to the tub is a good idea for everyone, but it's especially important for those looking to stay in their home as they age. some products, such as the new decor assist accessories and decorative ada-compliant grab bars fro...
Add Appeal, Save On Your Remodeling Project
...home remodeling," said trisha schmitt, vice president of vt industries. getting more out of your remodeling dollars from small fixes to bigger projects, the experts at vt industries provide these ideas to make kitchen updates without emptying your pocketbook. * countertops: serving as an integral piece of your kitchen space, the addition of new countertops can easily become the priciest part ...
Room-to-Room Home Additions/Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms
...nes from room to room. by focusing on a few quality updates, you can add beauty and comfort to your home to be enjoyed for many years or add value in a competitive housing market. for more design ideas and tips, visit www.ronbow.com or www.masonite.com. ...
Bringing Indoor Comfort Outside- Make outdoor space an extension of your home
...et, drink dispenser, snacks, lawn games and more. so let the warmth of the season bring many memorable moments to your life and stylish elements into your outdoor spaces. for more great decorating ideas, visit www.pier1.com...
Four Steps for Attacking Garage Organization
...s, nails and other small items so they don't clutter your space. with these steps in mind, tackling a garage organization project should be much easier. to find additional organizational tips and ideas, visit www.gladiatorgw.com. ...
A Sparkling, Spotless Home-Spring cleaning solutions to make your house shine
...t is safe for your family, refer to this guide for tips that will make your home feel shiny and new again. easy to manage and maneuver if dragging a cumbersome vacuum from room to room isn't your idea of a productive cleaning experience, consider a smarter option. the hoover air steerable bagless upright offers a lightweight unit that lifts and removes deeply embedded dirt with three suction c...
Luxurious Laundry Room Transformations
... area. it's a great place to store larger items and to keep beverages and desserts at the perfect temperature, ready to serve at any moment. blending simple design tips with functional storage ideas and high performance appliances will find you well on your way to creating an inviting space you are happy to spend time in. for more information on laundry solutions from electrolux, please ...
Control the Clutter with Drop Zones
...be delayed because of disorganization. depending on the size of your living room and how you use the space, you may need to establish several 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 eac...
Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone
...ing every inch of space wisely. and, using right-size storage bins helps ensure you are protecting valuable supplies from damage that can result from cramming into too-tight places. for more creative ideas to transform your space into a clutter-free craft zone, visit www.closetmaid.com, www.storganizationblog.com or call (800) 874-0008. ...
Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation
...or, use the finest sand paper possible to remove as little stain as possible between coats. apply more layers for a darker look, or only one coat for a distressed look. for additional diy project ideas for your home, including tips and how-to videos, visit www.cabotstain.com. ...
Colorful Autumn Additions
...oth decorating schemes. rich, wine-colored berries and bittersweet arrangements look wonderful for both fall and winter. pinecones bring a rustic, warm vibe to both seasons. for other fall decorating ideas and projects, visit www.joann.com. add new color trends according to color experts, fall 2013 will be a season filled with vibrant purples, bright blues and dazzling greens. these colors bl...
Bring Your Personal Design Style to Life
...can simplify the process of turning your vision into a ravishing remodel. set the style scene many homeowners know exactly where their preferences fall on the style spectrum, while others have no idea. as a first step, identify your personal style before moving forward with any steps of the remodel. there are even websites that offer a style quiz to help you determine where your style falls. ...
DIY Magic to Transform Your Kids' Rooms
...drooms that reflect their personalities and give them a space to call their own. parents, though, may find that overwhelming and worry about having to sacrifice cleanliness and organization. the ideas below will help you create fun, innovative rooms and make everyone in the family happy. plus, they are easy to create. go team! one of the most enduring bedroom themes for boys and girls ...
Get Your Home Ready for Outdoor Entertaining
...g flowers with your table linens and furniture upholstery. clean up your sitting area - from picnics and pool parties, to birthdays and cookouts, get your backyard ready for the season. it is a good idea to spruce up your deck at least once a year to remove any weathering and stains that may have occurred, and wipe down lawn and patio furniture that was lying dormant during the winter. tackle bot...
Deep Clean Forgotten Areas of Your Home
...er from the wear and tear of everyday use, but a few simple cleaning tricks will help keep them in good condition and extend their lifespan, saving you money and angst in the long run. here are a few ideas to help you get started: dryer: make sure to empty the dryer's lint trap on a regular basis. keeping this often forgotten area lint-free will increase the efficiency of a standard tumble dryer ...
Paint Like a Pro/Easy Exterior and Interior Painting Tips
...d woodwork. this means you should prime and seal the whole board before installing it. this will protect the backboard from moisture and prevent bloating and cracking once new woodwork is applied. ideas for impressive interiors when approaching interior projects, use these tips to make them flawless: * when painting big surfaces, such as a wall, use a roller and paint in "x" and "w" patterns ...
Seaside Inspiration for the Home
... white wood frames. • create a tablescape with books about the sea, neutral colored candles, and items like sand dollars and shells in a wooden tray. this antique-look photo frame accent table is ideal for displaying fun-in-the-sun photos past and present. a whitewashed finish is the natural choice for breezy, beachcomber appeal. you can find more beach-inspired projects like this at www.joann...
Clever Storage for Kids' Rooms
... colors and designs. this fun dotty crate with drawer is a great way to give your child a fun and functional storage space - and you can get it done in less than a day. get more great storage ideas and solutions at www.joann.com. dotty crate with drawer some experience necessary crafting time: 3 to 5 hours supplies and tools: wood crate with 1 drawer soy stains: fruitwood, che...
A Modern Master Suite - Adding technology - and style - to the bedroom
...ns or shades in the morning," said henderson. "i think it officially means you are a grown up, but in a good way." henderson recommends that you get shades or curtains that have blackout lining, and ideally two settings - one for privacy and light control, which would be lighter and thinner, and one with the blackout lining for that perfect dark room that you can sleep in. blackout curtains also ...
Go with the flow to add flexibility to your home
... of the second-floor laundry room has proven a blessing for time-stressed homemakers who want clothes and bedding to be washed and dried where they're commonly needed. here, too, sliding doors are an ideal solution.-they enable the laundry room to be sequestered behind decorative doors when not in use, but left open to permit easy movement of soiled clothes and sheets to the washer, and clean clot...
Five fast home decor updates with fantastic results
... it comes to home improvement projects, wouldn't you love an instant update for boring home decor? fortunately, there are numerous fast fixes that can produce fantastic results. try these easy update ideas and realize the rewards of a fabulous and functional home makeover. let it rain wish your basic bathroom was a relaxing retreat? you can quickly achieve serenity by simply swapping out you...
Green home improvements that can make a real difference in home value
...ate agent will be able to identify the projects that cut current expenses and pay potential dividends when you're ready to sell." getting started now - even if that just means planning - is a good idea, particularly if you're thinking about selling in a few months' time. talk to a real estate agent about what improvements are popular among potential homebuyers, and consider these ideas: * in...
Kitchen remodeling: How to go from a far-off dream to 'DIY'
...(bpt) - year after year, no matter the state of the housing market, kitchen remodeling remains a good idea. the project perennially tops lists of value-for-your-money home improvements and almost every buyer will be attracted to a kitchen that's updated and move-in ready. even if you're planning on staying in your home for a while, few things can reinvigorate your home like a brand new kitchen. ...
Ten lucky home decor trends for 2013
...ualities. because the company offers color matching, customers can match their repositionable wallpaper to an existing paint color, updated decor or the new pantone color palette. cooking up smart ideas next year's contemporary kitchen will include european frameless laminate cabinetry, multi-tasking appliances, hands-free faucets, and increased smartphone and tablet functionality, according...
Transforming Your Bedroom Into a Stylish, Functional Retreat
... it a complete look. henderson says she likes to use mirrors on the wall instead of big, bold art. "mirrors expand the space and fill the wall, but they don't add a lot of contrast or busyness. other ideas for stylish accents include:  a tray on the nightstand that holds a dish for jewelry, scented candle and lamp.  small throw rugs for either side of the bed. rugs add color, texture and a...
Adding a Little Luxury to Your Home
...l. you can find plenty of décor inspiration on sites such as houzz or pinterest. and with the right materials and a little creativity, you can add a little luxury to your home, too. here are some ideas to get you started: paint - you can add a fresh look to a room with a fresh coat of paint. you can also add richness and depth with a specialty paint treatment. textured paint allows you to g...
Color tips from the pros: How to bring bold hues into the kitchen and bath
...ix and match sink colors with different faucet finishes, and sites like houzz.com put more than half a million design photos at your fingertips and allows you to store your favorites in your very own idea book on the site. once homework is done and the concept is complete, conquer any lingering hesitation with by remembering adler's last bit of advice: "incorporating an exclamation of color in ...
Create a warm and stylish holiday wreath to welcome guests
...n ensure your front door is beautiful and welcoming to all your guests. with these easy and stylish wreath projects, your front door will be looking great all year long. for more holiday and craft ideas from krylon, visit www.krylon.com...
Upgrading your kitchen from 'blah' to 'bling' for less
...significant savings compared to other materials.' get inspired and create a space to live in high definition before embarking on a renovation project, talk with the family to determine what the ideal kitchen will look like. read home improvement magazines, watch remodeling shows for inspiration, and ask experts for tips and tricks at your home improvement store. look at online tools such as ...
The surprising truth about carpet
...rs to penny pinchers to the elderly. who can benefit from carpet carpet isn't just comfortable and stylish, it's a safe flooring option too, reducing slips and softening falls if they do occur - ideal for both the elderly and very young. carpet also improves a home's acoustics because it absorbs noise rather than reflecting it back into the room. those who want to save money welcome the fact ...
Find Your Perfect Fit /Five Tips for Purchasing a Recliner
...usekeeping magazine, the average recliner lasts about 10 years with regular use. stressless recliners are built to last between 20 and 25 years. 3. narrow down your style preferences. for many, the idea of choosing a bulky recliner to complement existing décor may seem impossible. but recliners now come in a variety of designs and materials. whether you're searching for a modern and sleek chair,...
Choosing the Right Light Bulb
...ght that will be emitted from each bulb. color selections are modeled after the natural cycle of daylight, from sunrise to sunset. for example, yellow boxes represent bulbs with strong, vibrant light ideal for home cooking, cleaning and grooming, while purple boxes represent subtle and reassuring light for use at night. for more tips on finding the light bulb that's right for your needs, visit...
Painting Kids' Rooms: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right
... pencil marks with common non-abrasive cleaners. eggshell/satin - has a smooth finish with a subtle sheen, and is washable and scrubbable. flat - a beautiful matte coating with no shine. it is ideal for low-traffic areas and hides minor dents or nicks best. choosing colors for many diyers, choosing paint colors can be a tricky and time-intensive process. there are so many options and ma...
Follow the trend and give your kitchen and bath a mend
...hen once you've updated your bath; the kitchen, not far behind in appeal, is a rewarding home upgrade. similar to the bath, upgrading countertops - which consume a large area of the kitchen - is an ideal place to start. while laminate is the most cost-effective choice, options such as solid-surface, marble or granite, offer an upscale look, added durability and functionality. in addition, these ...
Simple Switches to Spruce Up Any Home
...ow isn't just pretty, but it also spices up a room with great scents, and of course makes dinner taste better. creative entertaining with olsendon't stop the refresh at just the décor; entertain the idea of changing up how you host your next soiree. "unique and quirky elements will stand out," said brita olsen, veccostudio.com blogger and design and event planner for brita olsen creative. "an ea...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...otice plenty of debris that's collected over the winter. start by giving it a good spray with the hose to clear away everything. if you plan on staining or repainting your deck, mild temperatures are ideal. if you get it done in the spring, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy it throughout the year. bathrooms since you're freshening up the rest of your house, don't forget the bathrooms. besi...
Creating the perfect master suite retreat
...the master bedroom is the ideal place to take refuge from reality - and when it comes to creating the perfect bedroom and bath, casual and comfortable retreats are more appealing than formal, model-home-like spaces. the right color palettes, furnishings and fixtures can transform a master suite into a tranquil escape from the stresses and headaches of the day. but blissful hideaways are not li...
What's Your Style? Fresh decorating ideas for your home.
... homegoods found that while almost half of americans haven't updated their home décor in the last five years, only 20 percent are happy with it. if that sounds like you, then it's time for some fresh ideas. these budget-friendly decorating ideas from glade, the worldwide leader in home fragrance, and giuliana rancic, entertainment journalist and style guru, make it easy to discover your persona...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...otice plenty of debris that's collected over the winter. start by giving it a good spray with the hose to clear away everything. if you plan on staining or repainting your deck, mild temperatures are ideal. if you get it done in the spring, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy it throughout the year. bathrooms since you're freshening up the rest of your house, don't forget the bathrooms. besi...
Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your home
...ation and home management, create a mylowe's profile at www.lowes.com/mylowes. while there, you can create a virtual version of your home for easy project planning. you can add items you need or save ideas that inspire you to your profile for easy reference, making it simple to keep track of your to-do list. millions of people are currently using the program to make home project management simple....
Simplifying Home Design with Technology
...pire you, like colors, unique spaces, fabrics and art. style boards can be shared with family, friends and in the online gallery. when you're working with a designer, this app is a great way to share ideas and inspiration for your home's design. available for free for apple ipad, iphone and ipod touch. ihandy level (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ihandy-level-free/id299852753?mt=8): say goodbye...
Holiday Cleaning Hints
...ust in time for the holiday entertaining season, these easy tips will make your house a shiny, clean and welcoming place for all your holiday guests, whether they're planned or not. for more cleaning ideas or to share your own tips and traditions, visit www.facebook.com/windex. celebrating 75 years of shine to celebrate its 75th birthday, windex is looking back through history and inviting fa...
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West Gets a Face-lift
.... each year more than 150,000 visitors tour this historic property in the foothills of the mcdowell mountains to admire the genius of the man who continues to impact interior design, architecture and ideas about sustainability and green living. the frank lloyd wright foundation, which is headquartered at taliesin west, is planning several special events and enhanced tours during 2012, which is th...
Different Spaces for Different Paces - Tips for Multi-Generational Kitchen Design
... commissioned the genshift 2011 study. "living in a multi-generational home can be a great experience, but it can also be very challenging," added reep. "it's important to take each generation's ideas and needs into consideration, especially when it comes to home design." to keep multi-generational households running smoothly, reep recommends the following tips: get creative with light...
Does Your Kitchen Work Like a Dream? Make the Most of Kitchen Storage
...storage. according to radoy, "an island with a great focal point like wine storage is classy and practical. and adding spice drawers to hold napkins or 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 ...
Top 10 Kitchen Remodeling Considerations
...ok? narrowing down a design style in the beginning will make the process of choosing colors, appliances and finishes easier. design tools like kraftmaid’s inspiration board can help you transfer your ideas to paper. the design tool allows you to create collages with images, colors and textures that can be shared with your designer. the kraftmystyle app from kraftmaid allows iphone, ipod and ipad u...
Update Your Bathroom in a Weekend
...nd cost effective ways to make your bathroom as good as new in a short amount of time, and at a fraction of the cost. waterpik(r) and kelly edwards, designer from hgtv's "design on a dime," have some ideas and tips that can be used to update any bathroom in less than two days, and for $200 or less. "even the smallest changes can make a big difference," said edwards. "pick one or all of the tip...
Time-Saving Tools for Household Chores
...or tackling floors. if you have hardwood floors, make sure the model you have is made for cleaning sealed floors. before you put your cleaning tools away after each clean, johnson says it's a good idea to make sure they're ready for the next cleaning session. "make sure your spray bottles have enough cleaner in them, and that your brushes, sponges and wipes are clean, dry and ready to go. that ...
Mohawk “Colors of Spring” National Sale Features Aggressive Consumer Rebate and Financing Offers, Free TV Commercials
...rt living, family circle, traditional home, and renovation style. • a “never go dark” online strategy that features ads on major consumer websites, including homeportfolio.com, hgtv.com, and myhomeideas.com; plus a new component: facebook advertising. it’s estimated that the online program alone will generate more than two million consumer impressions in april. • customizable ad kits that i...
The master suite: a haven within your home
... one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to look to sumptuous hotel suites for your design inspiration. plush, comfortable and full of luxuries - big and small - hotel suites offer plenty of ideas you can mimic. you say you like coffee first thing in the morning? why go down to the kitchen? install a coffee bar, complete with an espresso maker, coffee grinder and a mini refrigerator to st...
Mannington Floors wants Readers to Feel Right ‘At Home’ with New Blog
...ing content for their lives. planned blog topics for the future include flooring design trends, inspirational articles, product spotlights, news, expert posts and other guest submissions, home design ideas, sustainability matters and more. two of the first posts include a piece entitled “the beauty of ‘green’” and a feature on wood trends in home decor. “in creating our first blog, we wanted to...
Mohawk Industries Turning “Green” Into Green: Ideas You Can Use Today
...retailers across the country have used sustainability to make a difference in their stores’ bottom lines. mohawk industries has been asking dealers for their best practices and have gotten scores of ideas in how to reduce costs, boost sales, and build stronger bonds with customers. from this research we have broken sustainability down into three key principles: • profit: the lasting economic...
How to cut more than $1,500 from your utility bill
...ared with older furnaces that are only 65 percent efficient. average savings: $800 per year. * insulate the attic. since only 20 percent of homes built before 1980 are well insulated, it's a good idea to add extra insulation to prevent the home's heating and cooling system from having to work harder. the amount you may need to add will vary with climate, but you can save up to 10 percent on yo...
Winter Weather Safety Tips
...d, here are a few tips from the experts at ames true temper (www.amestruetemper.com) regarding what tools and supplies you'll need to stock your car or truck with this winter: * tip #1: it's a great idea to pack extra blankets, gloves, hats and scarves to help keep warm in the event of a breakdown. * tip #2: keep a stocked first aid kit; this way you are prepared for any injuries. * tip #3: kee...
Tips for a Clean House During the Holidays
...ur cleaning tasks down into a few easy steps can help you to spruce up your space, while still having plenty of time to enjoy the season." the home cleaning geniuses at kenmore have several simple ideas for a clean, healthy house during the holidays: 1. don't sweat the small stuff. focus your energy on the areas guests spend the most time in, like the family room, kitchen and guest baths and...
Falling for Your Yard - What to do now so you'll love your yard later
...s. - cut branches up to 1 inch in diameter with loppers. - cut large branches of one to two inches in diameter with a pruning saw. - shear formal hedges with hedge shears. replace fall is the ideal time to seed bare lawn areas and overseed healthy grass to improve lawn thickness and density. lightly rake an inch of surface soil to remove dead debris and properly prepare the area for se...
Three Steps to Conserve Energy and Save Money
... leak & gap sealant, dap dynaflex 230 and dapalex ultra 230 sealant, work well for sealing gaps up to 1/2 inch, both indoors and out. these sealants offer maximum flexibility and adhesion making them ideal for handling joint movement caused by temperature fluctuations without cracking or losing adhesion. they provide an airtight and watertight seal to prevent the infiltration of air, water, moistu...
Planting a Rain Garden
...owns are encouraging businesses and homeowners to install rain gardens in their yards. rain gardens are specially constructed gardens located in low areas of a yard where storm water can collect. the idea is to have the water naturally funnel to this garden. the rain garden collects water runoff and stores and filters it until it can be slowly absorbed by the soil. sizing up a rain garden t...
TERAGREN® INTRODUCES NEW PORTFOLIO STRANDBAMBOO FLOATING FLOOR COLLECTION
...rn to eclectic and creative,” said teragren executive vice president and global brand director ann knight. “we’re thrilled to offer such beautiful new options in bamboo flooring—along with inspiring ideas about how to use colors within the collection—to homeowners and designers who are committed to green décor.” teragren portfolio strand bamboo floating floor teragren’s portfolio strand bam...
Inspired New Longer Wood Lengths in Laminate from Armstrong Floors
... “with continued improvements in design and technology and a growing assortment of products, ranging from long planks and new looks in stone and ceramic, armstrong’s newest laminate innovations are ideally suited for people who are looking for high style at a great price,” said goodwin. the new collections are available now at flooring retailers nationwide. for general information, or to loc...
Weekend Home Projects on a Budget / Easy Outdoor Improvements
...ed.) for best results use pressure-treated lumber or apply creosote equivalent to prevent below-ground deterioration. galvanized metal should also be used to prevent rust. more weekend project ideas with no mixing or tools required, fast setting concrete is a versatile material that can be used in any number of landscaping and home improvement projects, including: * concrete patios and si...
Getting the "Green Light" at Home
...only focused lighting is needed, such as reading in bed. * installing timers on outdoor lighting so lights are on only when needed. it's easier than you think to turn energy savings into a bright idea. for more information about energy-efficient lighting options, visit sylvania.com...
Mapei keeps growing - Buys additional property in Dalton, manufacturing plant in Bulgaria
... is located within a mile of the company’s apac adhesives production plant, which mapei purchased in april of last year (fcnews, april 20/27). “the availability of raw materials makes the location ideal for our purposes; we’ll begin retrofitting the plant to produce mapei powdered products right away,” said ray knecht, mapei unit manager, dalton operations. “in the meantime, we’ll start using t...
Mohawk Looks at Training Magazine Top 125 Honors as a Challenge to Improve
...ues for building business. tim gray, director of mohawk university, said that one key value of being part of the top 125 is looking at how other organizations address training—and seeing how those ideas could benefit mohawk’s customers. “we’ve discovered that by looking outside our industry, we’re finding ideas that help us take professionalism to new levels in flooring,” gray said. “it’s h...
Mannington Hardwood
...novation,” said dan natkin, director of hardwood business. “this is one of the byproducts. we feel we created our own innovative milestone, both from a visual and an installation perspective.” the idea is for consumers to have the ability to create a unique floor. patterns are styled around classic wood looks such as herringbone as well as more contemporary visuals like the checkerboard seen in...
Bright Ideas Getting Lighting Basics Right
...room. one that's too small will seem out of proportion. one trick to calculating a chandelier's size is to measure the width of the room in feet. double that number and you'll get the diameter of the ideal chandelier in inches. for example, a room that's 12 feet wide should have a chandelier no wider than 24 inches in diameter. surface mounted fixtures: surface mounted fixtures can be very funct...
Refresh Your Nest Affordable ways to liven up your home
... like people did when the housing market was strong, we're seeing more and more families embracing what they already have," says bob maricich, president and ceo of world market center las vegas. "the idea of refreshing one's environment, even in the smallest ways, can have a restorative power and transform a house to a home." home furnishing experts say that it's important to recognize that it'...
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How To Decorate A 2-Bedroom Condo For Under 10k
...discover how designer natalie chong furnished a young couple’s two-bedroom, two-bathroom home for $10,000. get her budget condo decorating ideas for adding style and personality to a space, while creating a gender-neutral design aesthetic. natalie kept function and finances top of mind throughout the design process. she painted the bottom half of the wall in the long entryway in a durable dark ...
Kitchen Remodeling Ideas with Laminate from Pulte Kitchen Throwdown
...the pulte kitchen throwdown is an event sponsored by one of our partners, pultegroup. mohawk laminate floors are the foundation for pultegroup's ultimate kitchen...
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Live Ventures Incorporated - Corporate Tour of Marquis Industries Inc.
...marquis industries is a subsidiary of live ventures incorporated. this interview with executive chet graham and tour of the one of their manufacturing plants gives investors a broader idea of the scope of their operations and explains how they have kept up to date with technology in the industr...
Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Inspiration Gallery | PERGO Flooring
...we look good in pictures. but don't just take our word for it. whether you're looking for ideas for your home, or to see some inspirational room scenes, you've come to the right place....
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...r family can spend time together is possible. a mixture of stylish furnishings, your favorite art, accessories, and the right materials will give you a personalized room to enjoy. here are three tile ideas for today's luxury living rooms...
STAINMASTER® Xtra Life
...ding DuPont Advanced Teflon® Protectant. Engineered to retain their original appearance, tufts in this carpet will hold their attractive shape and won't burst, bloom, open or lose their twist. That's ideal for households with lots of busy little feet...
aspen
...ed for food containers and other food industry needs. In recent years it has become increasingly important in the manufacture of wood furniture. Very light and white in appearance. Very even grained. Ideal for non-penetrating finishes such as water based stains and paints.
maple
...res. Clusters of round curls are known as burl. Heavy, hard, strong, tough, stiff, close-grained and possesses a uniform texture. Maple has excellent resistance to abrasion and indentation, making it ideal flooring as well as cutting boards and countertops. Takes stain satisfactorily and polishes well.
rigid core
...type of floating floor that clicks and locks into place (no adhesive necessary) and can be installed over most existing hard floors, meaning less upheaval in your home during installation. An ideal alternative to laminate and engineered hardwood floors, rigid core offers the same realistic look, but with the durability and waterproof qualities of luxury vinyl. ...
luxury vinyl
... tile, and sheet vinyl offers a durable, protective top layer that resists scratches, dents, and stains from family pets. It’s exceptionally easy to clean, and more protected against drops and spills-ideal for your family’s active lifestyle. ...

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