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ShawMark Carpet
...ually any type of carpet style can be found in the shawmark line, from value-priced textures to fashionable patterned berbers. shawmark also produces a line of commercial carpet styles suitable for light and heavy commercial, hospitality, office, home, and "home office" applications. the incredible performance of anything goes! carpets the hallmark of shawmark carpets is the remarkable anyt...
Toli Vinyl Flooring
...ring materials into replicas of natural stone and wood. from groundbreaking planks to innovative tiles, the toli collection of resilient flooring provides superior performance in high traffic areas. lightstone and lightwoodtoli lightstone and lightwood have long been considered leaders in faux stone and wood products. we are pleased to present the newest additions to our lightstone and lightwood ...
WECork Flooring
... by potential buyers. to purchase cork bark is not an easy task as the quality does not only vary from forest to forest and from tree to tree, but from the same tree depending on the exposure to sunlight. once in the factory area, the "refugo" bark is boiled to make it easier to scrape off part of the woody outer layer and to make the bark more elastic in order to flatten it out for boiling...
NAFCO Rigid Core
...ooring product with next generation center-to-surface engineering designed to perform radically better under the rigors of daily wear. it holds up beautifully against water, temperature change and sunlight, resisting buckling, denting and warping. progen promises an improved experience – from design and installation to appearance and long term wear. it is the solution for the current generation of...
Azrock VCT Tile
...sic patterns given new life with modern colorways. you might see paint smudges or confetti when you first look at it, the pattern realized in appealing mixtures of color and hue. the play of dark and light, compliment against adjacent, and large and small gives it energy and vitality–it works especially well as a checkerboard. and with 77 colors to choose from, the possibilities are nearly endless...
FXI Carpet Padding
...fxi foam floor underlayment and foam carpet padding solutions help lighten our step, by cushioning carpets and support flooring for greater comfort and durability. ...
Congoleum® Vinyl Flooring
.... congoleum offers a wide range of residential sheet products. in addition, we manufacture a variety of commercial sheet floors that are well suited for many types of commercial applications; from light to very high usage, heavily trafficked areas...
Orcon® Products
...orcon corporation was founded in 1962 to meet the rigid requirements of the aerospace industry. mr. hollis bascom formed orcon corporation in response to aerospace's demand for quality lightweight, non-woven reinforced materials, filling a critical void in the fabrics industry. the company name is derived from the types of products orcon produces: oriented continuous strand. mr. bascom ...
Couristan Rugs
...tan launched its division of licensed area rugs and has become the most recognizable name in the floor covering and home furnishing industries.  today couristan's colorful, innovative area rugs highlight the hottest brand names and licensed properties available, including forbes and joseph abboud.  our vast assortment of roll runners provide endless decorating possibilities for the home.  ...
Kährs Hardwood Flooring
...story, and in the history of wood, was passed in 1941 when gustaf kähr, grandchild of our founder, was granted a patent for multi-layer parquet board. the world's first engineered parquet came to light. this construction made the floor more stable, and utilized the raw material in a new way that gave greater consideration to resources.  and today it still forms the basis of the technique...
Schumacher Wallpaper
...st talented and imaginative professionals in the industry today. schumacher’s graceful designs and products are often featured in prestigious designer showhouses around the country, as well as spotlighted in leading interior design and home furnishings publications. schumacher products also are distributed throughout europe, asia and south america...
Village Wallpaper
.... village offers wallpapers, borders, self-stick wall appliques and coordinating bedroom ensembles in a variety of casual, contemporary and novelty styles, all at very affordable prices. some highlights of the village assortment are its licensed collections, featuring designs from major league baseball, the national football league, nascar, crayola and coca-cola. village offers designs suita...
Villeroy & Boch
...  urinals and shower trays · fittings ·high-quality plastic shower trays and bathtubs ·ceramic kitchen sinks ·bathroom furniture ·and kitchen furniture ·bathroom accessories (mirrors, lights, shower-dividers) ·bathroom textiles in addition to products for the private sector, villeroy & boch also offers a cleverly-thought-out range for the construction project sector, which ...
Laura Ashley Carpets
...s and updated women’s and children’s clothing, and accessories in the classic english country style. its retail shops offer a distinctive collection of bed linens, fabrics, wall coverings, furniture, lighting, and other home furnishings, all bearing the laura ashley label. in addition, laura ashley also has a wide range of wall-to-wall carpets...
Tommy Bahama Rugs
...ure the essence of island living, wherever you live. wood and leather finishes with rich, weathered patinas. intricately carved stylized palm trees and pineapples on hand turned legs and bedposts. so light some candles, lay out the tropical inspired tableware and linens, turn down sumptuous linens that transform a bed into a sea of tranquility. we call it paradise found. you call it home...
Eagle Furniture
...constructed using solid oak doors, fronts and molding accent trim with furniture grade plywood or particle board (customer’s choice) oak veneer panels. all products are offered in six finishes, light oak, medium oak, dark oak, walnut stain, cherry stain and unfinished. we emphasize substance and practicality in our furniture, avoiding "extras" which have little or no function and serve o...
Heritage Lace®
...ed by a specialized process which gives it moredimension and loft. clipped embroidery lace is the product of another unique, innovative process in which the primary lace design is knitted onto a lighter lace field, and then clipped to create the look and feel of hand embroidery. boucle is twisted yarn of varying weights that when woven, replicates the look of hand-crochet. artfully wo...
Simonton Windows®
...searching for a way to make your home more appealing? add natural sunlight. experts at simonton windows®, a leading manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, recommend maximizing natural light in these two key areas of the home. “what can be more appealing in a home than rooms bathed in sunlight?” suggests chris monroe, corporate director of marketing for simonton windows. “regardless ...
Armstrong Ceilings
...armstrong's residential ceiling options create beautiful finished rooms available for any do-it-yourself project or light commercial use. armstrong features suspended & direct apply ceilings, as well as, decorative and traditional styles such as metallaire panels, tin ceiling tiles and engineered wood ceiling planks. ...
DEFY Wood Stain
...siding, log homes, decks, fences, shake shingles, outdoor wood furniture, pressure-treated and all other natural wood surfaces. defy epoxy wood stain is available in natural pine, cedar tone, and light walnut...
Mohawk RevWood Laminate
...gienic - mohawk laminate flooring is non-allergenic and does not absorb odors. it's the healthy choice. fade resistant - mohawk's decorator layer won't fade and change color from ultra violet sunlight. lasting value - mohawk laminate floors are backed by a lifetime structural warranty...
Corian® Solid Surfaces
..., thermoformed shapes that can engage, excite and express? much more than a countertop, corian® is just as appropriate for vertical applications as it is for horizontal surfaces. or furniture. or lighting. the list of possibilities continues to evolve and expand....
Stylus Furniture
...design thas has a very defined point. at stylus , we offer home or office furnishings to stimulate and delight the senses. we feature out-of-the-ordinary designs that will grace every room of your home with cutting edge innovation. stylus searches a myriad of international sources -- from sophisticated upholstered sofas and seating to fun but functional tables and chairs. we offer chic, ...
Concinnity Bath Products
...inishes, from smoked chrome to polished copper. we have just introduced two new finishes, oil-rubbed bronze and silver pearl. concinnity's other products include tub, shower, and bidet sets, bath lighting, kitchen and bath accessories, cabinet hardware and ada approved grab bars. ...
Robern® Cabinets
...ety lock boxes secure prescriptions from the reach of children and protects jewelry from theft. mirrored interiors speed up grooming by eliminating constant closing of the cabinet door. lighting solutions create a cabinet area environment that works best for the end user. safeseal™ gasketed frame protects the user from sharp cabinet edges and prevents dirt and moisture fro...
Congoleum® DuraCeramic
...uraceramic comes in two size formats, origins in 16” x 16” and dimensions in 12” x 24”. click on a product below to find out more about it. view grout colors and recommendations here. collection highlights duraceramic contains scotchgard protector™ which repels dirt and mess for easy cleaning and stain releasewarm and comfortable underfootfinished product proudly made in the usacan be installed ...
Mercier Wood Flooring
...e perfect complement to any decor. our exotic wood products use south american wood species selected for their rich tones, beautiful grains, and superior hardness. these unique products will delight even the most demanding homeowners by adding an original touch of refinement and the exotic to a home's decor...
Del Conca Ceramic Tile
...ntion on factors of competitive production. it is no accident that the group uses the most advanced technology and applies the most recent techniques which experimentation and research has brought to light. but this isn't enough. success in the global market also means retaining the trust and support of commercial partners, creating the right critical mass and working with highly skilled and motiv...
Nuheat®
...we understand that you're making an investment in your floors, and that's something we don't take lightly. at nuheat we have broken down radiant heating to a science, which ensures a high quality technologically advanced product that promises consistent heat and energy efficient usage. along with more than 60 different standard size mats, nuheat offers custom mats that are ready for inst...
Parador Laminate Flooring
...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 light the german company parador is also on a winning course in the . . . market. whether it be wood flooring, wall panelling or skirting edging, everything is based on the same high quality stand...
Modern Masters® Paint
...ting long-term relationships with it's customers by supplying them with unique coatings, personalized service and in-depth technical assistance. these customers included wall decor manufacturers, lighting manufacturers and motion picture studios. through the years their customer base expanded to include art and craft material retailers throughout the usa. after 35 years new markets and ...
Colonial Mills Rugs
...for over 30 years,   cmi  has created braided-texture rugs and accessories that will delight you with beautiful style and long-lasting value. we are especially proud to be recognized as a design leader in the industry and that all of our accessories and rugs are made in the usa. from our location just down the street from slater mill, the birthplace of america’s textile industry, we pro...
Devine Color Paints
...chauffler to free color from the limits of mass-produced paint, devine color is made differently. our exclusive, color-illuminating formula is infused with premium-quality pigments that embrace light and let true, rich, radiant color shine through. devine color is luxuriously creamy and coats walls abundantly with a soft, lush finish that’s durable and washable. it’s low odor, zero voc (...
CACO Window Fashions
..., color and stain choices, valances, motorization and even a flame retardant feature for commercial projects. coordinate vertically and horizontally dealers choice verticals give exceptional light control, with easy operating systems. designer louver choices are available in countless styles, in subtle and bold colors in both vinyl and fabrics. you can completely coordinate all th...
Happy Floors Tile
...to tile. manufactures may have their products tested in order to determine the amount of pre & post consumer recycled material found in each tile. the amount of recycled content can vary greatly from light to dark colors within one type of tile series. the happy floors porcelain tile collection is 95% italian made. architects have taken the green movement to the next level by requiring that til...
Vista® Window Film
... you want to protect your furnishings and draperies from premature fading. before you can watch television comfortably, you have to close your drapes, blinds or shutters. during the daylight hours, your favorite room is plagued by harsh glare and heat. you experience cold and hot spots throughout your home due to uneven heat distribution. ...
Duron Paints
... that manufactures a complete line of coatings formulated for the professional painter. included are specialized products for residential construction, property management, institutional maintenance, light industrial and quality-conscious home owners. the manufacturing division is supported by experienced purchasing, research and development, and quality control teams. together they produce the hi...
Dixie Home Carpets
...l than other styles. other names for saxony include velvet, plush, and cut pile. texture a carpet may be called ‘textured’ when the increased amount of yarn twist gives the surface a rough or slightly nubby appearance. the yarn in the textured pile may be crimped as well as twisted to produce color shadings that enhance appearance. ‘texture’ also describes any combination of cut and loo...
Alta Window Fashions
...ions for families, especially busy moms." safety is a key consideration to the new collection. kathy ireland home brand partnerships include other top leaders in furniture, flooring, area rugs, lighting, wall art, decorative accessories, bedding and tabletop. alta offers exceptional value in a full line of quality products. all alta window solutions products are custom manufactured for ...
Uttermost Accessories
...tatives, and designers as partners in business. this commitment stems from our stated mission and culture. uttermost manufactures mirrors, art, metal wall art, lamps, accessories, clocks and lighting fixtures...
Klaussner Furniture
...furniture shoppers who are settled into a lifestyle that affords them a slightly higher budget for furnishing their home find family-oriented quality and durability with elegant styling in the mid-range klaussner furniture line of klaussner furniture industries products. to meet this demographic group’s needs, klaussner furniture industries presents klaussner furniture (including sofa mod...
BerryAlloc Parquet Flooring
...on for quality, innovation and service. all are committed to the same goal of improving the quality of life in a greener, more sustainable world. all are united by our common working values to: delight our customers strive for excellence focus on people create added value act with integrity have a look through our website and discover our range of products. ...
Reel Screens
... personal injury. smooth, easy retraction; no slamming of the screen if accidentally released. when not in use the screens is protected from dirt, ultra violet light and inclement weather. no more removing and storing of screens in winter! a better, long lasting appearance. easy opening for both children and adults of any height...
Karelia Wood Floors
...wooden floors were made over three thousand years ago. a rich variety of wood species has been selected for karelia wood flooring. each species has a unique image. you can choose fresh sensuous light colours or exotic dark colours...
Solida Cork Flooring
...n - 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 along with corks na...
Peel Rugs
...peel & company's unique, expressive handwoven rugs, pillows, accent furniture and lighting are quietly becoming the choice of selective rug dealers, interior designers, and architects around the world. design & quality is foremost when choosing a peel 100% wool rug, you'll find that depth of design and quality are foremost in every rug we produce-because a peel quality assurance director...
Goodfellow Hardwood Flooring
...forestation. from the world’s most rapidly renewable forest resource bamboo has been used in asia for thousands of years. not only is it 27% harder than red oak and 13% harder than maple, it is also lighter than most hardwoods. bamboo is simply outstanding for use as a flooring material. preserving the forest using bamboo contributes to slowing down deforestation and attendant negative impacts. ...
Kathy Ireland™ Pacific Coast Lighting
...founded in 1979, pacific coast lighting has enjoyed it's reputation as the innovator of design and the forerunner in quality and workmanship, becoming the industry's standard of excellence. as one of the largest manufacturers of portable lighting in the united states, we feature an extraordinary array of exclusive lighting designs fresh off the drafting boards of pacific coast lighting's studio. ...
Shaw Carpet
... a rating of 2.5 to 4.0 is predicted to provide normal durability. these carpets can be used in most home applications if properly maintained and cleaned. a rating below 2.5 should be considered for light to moderate traffic areas only, such as bedrooms. it's not practical to associate years with the carpeting durability rating. there are so many variable factors-area of the home, traffic patter...
General Finishes
...ommendations in national competitions. they have been foolproof for over 40 years! the stain colors are current, exciting and offer you a wide range of choices: white mist, honey, honey maple, maple, light oak, pecan, salem, danish teak, candlelight, warm cherry, antique cherry, american walnut, mahogany, and spiced walnut. gf danish oildanish oil's unique blend of linseed oil and gilsonite color...
Mannington Adura® Flooring
...olorthe shades of the adura® line represent perennial favorites as well as the latest trends. warm golds, cool blues, soft greens, and a wide range of versatile earth tones. and let’s not forget both lighter and darker wood tones for our luxury planks. sizeour adura® luxury planks come in two sizes, a 4"x36" plank, and the more realistic 5"x48" size usually associated with a traditional wood plan...
Urine-Off™
...but it does eliminate the crystals, and when the crystals are eliminated, stains and odors are gone - for good! urine-offtm’s extraordinary effectiveness is obvious under ultraviolet (uv or “black”) light. dried urine crystals fluoresce a characteristic bright yellow under a black light, even after the most thorough cleaning using traditional methods. but after treatment with urine-off™, the blac...
Arrowice
...d in the bottom of your fireplace. our arrowice products are tempered glass pieces that act as natural medium to scatter the gas in random order. you will surely have unique flames as you start lighting arrowice.   ...
QU-Cork Flooring
...e and biodegradable. no natural or man-made 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 recommen...
ELK Lighting
...are supported by a knowledgeable customer service and technical team that will be available to ensure your buying experience is enjoyable and hassle-free. we are exceptionally proud to be a trusted lighting manufacturer for some of the most significant structures in the world including george vanderbilt's biltmore estate and the historic royal palaces of england. our products are on display in o...
IMAX Worldwide Imports
... to meet your needs. our designers and product development team push creativity, taste and fashion trends – layering styles, periods, textures, and regions of the world – to create a visually delightful and meaningful environment. we believe style, integrity, and great design can make living easier.   it is our goal to make your imax experience positive, easy and convenient. in a world...
American Lighting
...founded in 1989, american lighting llc manufactures a wide range of lighting solutions for your residential, commercial and specialty lighting needs. we pride ourselves in being a lighting solutions provider by offering our customers a broad line of innovative and high quality lighting products. continued innovation is a core strategic initiative at american lighting, and we are committed to devel...
Red Devil Painters Tools
... sealants to its growing family of products. this chemical line would quickly become a major contributor to our business and later helped us to pioneer innovative, new products such as onetime® lightweight spackling, the first lightweight spackling on the market and lifetime® adhesive sealant, the first siliconized acrylic sealant guaranteed to last a lifetime. today, we build america...
ZipWall® Barriers
... sensing a very broad need for such a product, whittemore spent countless hours envisioning the ideal dust control barrier. it needed to be flexible enough to accommodate variously-sized spaces; lightweight and portable; easy-to-assemble and virtually airtight. after his initial idea, jeff hand-made a series of prototypes. each prototype was tested and further improved until the product m...
Thomasville Furniture
...he industry: ernest hemingway®, the collection of a lifetime; and humphrey bogart™. we’ve also expanded our product line to include thomasville cabinetry® for the kitchen and bath, thomasville lighting and thomasville flooring...
Bevelo Gas and Electric Lights
...l crafts was started. andrew bevolo and his team had a business that did different types of metal work that included plating, polishing and re-wiring chandeliers among other things. when street lights fell or old english lanterns needed to be remodeled they were brought to bevolo. these lights were coming apart due to the fact that they were soldered together. bevolo used riveting to hol...
Danze Fixtures
...pay attention to every last detail as if it were the first. bathroomswhere is it written that a bathroom is simply a place to, well, go to the bathroom? at danze, everything we make is designed to delight all your senses. from a wide array of gorgeous lavatory faucets in all of today’s hottest styles and finishes to complete suites of complementary bath accessories. not to mention a veritable dow...
Vaxcel Lighting
...for over 20 years, vaxcel international has been a premier supplier of residential lighting products. our product offering is composed of more than 2000 items, ranging from builder-ready fixtures and ceiling fans to designer chandeliers and lamps, in the latest styles and finishes. we are known in the industry for offering a full selection of products at competitive prices. everyday, we ...
Perennial Outdoor Fabrics
...an furniture market. more than 200 of his pieces won awards and are now represented in prestigious museums around the world. other work by john hutton includes designs for textiles, hand-blown glass, lighting and interiors...
Michael Amini
...ne to his ability to create intricate designs rich with hidden extras and features that cater to the needs and desires of the customer. intricately carved headboards, velvet lined-drawers, unique lighting features, and generously proportioned seating are just a sampling of the attention to detail found throughout each collection. michael believes that furniture should not only bring a be...
Dacor Kitchen Appliances
...ition, we are true pioneers. our flair for innovation is evident in everything we create, from our top-of-the-line epicure® 48" range to the industry's first outdoor grill with built-in halogen lights. and, our product line will only continue to grow. we invite you to learn more about the dacor family and our extraordinary cooking appliances. together, we'll bring life into your kitchen...
Cherokee Carpet Industries
...manufacturer of polypropylene, solution dyed nylon and solution dyed polyester products for every market segment. the southwind carpets division provides a complete range of residential and light commercial products to an extensive dealer network nationwide. our experienced sales staff is committed to providing you with not only outstanding service, but also with answers to your carp...
Sietto Glass Hardware
...hicago, illinois. we use only the finest materials, taking no shortcuts, in an effort to deliver quality merchandise that exceeds our customers' highest expectations. there occasionally may be slight variations in the color and size of some of our merchandise due to the fact that each product is made by hand. but generally speaking you will find remarkable consistency in our products. ...
Teragren Bamboo Flooring
...fter that, growth occurs within the stalk. the walls of the hollow culm thicken inward as chlorophyll, sugar and organic material are changed into dense, fibrous cellulose. it is these reinforced but lightweight internodes that provide tremendous strength with flexibility along the entire length of the bamboo culm.young shoots of moso are so tender that they can be harvested as a culinary delicacy...
Yosemite Home Decor
...the mission of yosemite home décor is to be the leading provider of innovative, high quality lighting fixtures and related home décor products to commercial, builder, and residential markets. yosemite home décor has a total commitment to a customer first attitude and to being consistently superior to competitors in fulfilling customer needs. yosemite home decor is also committed to growing profita...
NovaCore™
...r novaclic® fd locking system. the core is waterproof and rigid, which means you can install novacore almost anywhere. novacore™ comes with a lifetime limited residential wear warranty and a 10-year light commercial warranty. all planks are floorscore® and greenguard gold certified, have a durable wear layer coating for extra protection and have matching trims available. choose from either regula...
Kichler® Lighting
...since 1938, kichler has offered so much more than just distinctively beautiful home products. we've also backed each style with award-winning craftsmanship, unparalleled quality and superior service. kichler offers a distinctive array of solutions that reflect your individual personality, tastes and plans. we believe that the products you choose for your home should exceed functionality and trans...
Maax
...omers.  we will become the leader by leveraging our market knowledge and technical expertise and by developing and offering value-added, differentiated, profitable products and services and by delighting our customers and end-users resulting in strong relationships and loyalty...
Hinkley Lighting
...lighting is the final touch in decorating your surroundings. after you've designed and decorated your home or space, nothing can reflect it or bring it all to life like lighting. for four generations, hinkley has been driven by our passion to blend design, function and the unique personalities of our consumers. we are proud of our success and excited that we are continually able to comb...
Paris Texas Hardware
...ection of decorative drapery hardware. we will create products that will be unrivaled in their ability to stand alone as beautiful, durable and functional. paris texas hardware will offer a delightful customer experience that includes efficient product delivery and competitive prices...
Quorum International
... years with one consistent focus, we say thank you to our customers and renew our commitment to provide you with the great products and service you have come to expect from quorum international. lighting,ceiling fans and accessories, to suit any style...
Belwith Hardware
...t discriminating homeowner.  belwith drawer pulls will make a remarkable difference in any kitchen, and can be matched to related styles and finishes from the belwith knobs collection for a delightfully unique look.   alternatively, belwith cabinet handles can be used to enhance the look of worn-out cabinet doors or to contribute the final touch to a new construction.  with so many s...
Adesso Furniture
...ognition for its well-designed and well-priced lamps and rta furniture, quickly establishing itself as an industry leader and consumer favorite. ' from the onset, when adesso first introduced its lighting products, an array of colors and materials were utilized in the design, including metals, rice-paper, woven fabric, glass, resin, renewable bamboo wood and cork! it wasn't long before a...
Kenroy Home
...our company was born in the 1950's, but our mission is to remain today's leader for all that is new in lighting and home décor. 100% of our employees are kenroy home owners - and it shows in everything that we do. our heritage in chandeliers and then lamps, has been expanded to include fountains, mirrors and outdoor lighting. while we began inside the home, our charter has now e...
Office Star Furniture
...ling containers. for a one year period ending 5/31/08 we sent for recycling 75 tons of cardboard and 86 tons of plastic wrap material. we send for recycling all electronic waste, used fluorescent light bulbs and used batteries. in addition we send for recycling any used, defective or otherwise unusable metals. as for our product the metal, plastic, fabric and foam are all recyclable. th...
Robina Hardwood Floors
...s that we are right on target in our color and wood specie selection.   the laminate line is unique in that it consists of single plank looks only. surfaces range from super smooth high-gloss, to light texture, to handscraped and embossed visuals.    what differentiates robina products from the industry at large is the patented locking system - our vr-loc. the system is licensed from vae...
UMA Enterprises
...ers and wholesalers in the home industry with over 8000 items and 30 years of experience. products include table top accessories, sculpture, wall decor, accent furniture, floral accessories and lighting. we strive to provide customers with good selection, low prices, fast shipments and great service...
Fine Art Lamps
...fine art lamps is a leading manufacturer of over 1000 distinctive and prestigious decorative lighting designs for interior and exterior applications.  marketed in 63 countries, fine art lamps are displayed in high point, north carolina, dallas, texas, the corporate showroom in miami lakes, florida and in leading lighting and furniture showrooms around the world. fine art lamps has been ...
Trade Winds Furniture
...elaxed lifestyle.our line consists of cottage and coastal, transitional and traditional, all with a colorful flair. everything in our line is hand-made, hand-painted, and hand-rubbed creating a lightly-distressed appearance. our designs mix and match well, changing personality as different color options are applied...
Sterling Industries
...d into three divisions. the sterling industries brand encompasses a full line of home accessories, including tabletop and wall décor, plus a line of accent furniture. the second division is our lighting presentation-platinum bay. this division covers an exquisite range of tabletop lighting, floor lamps and chandeliers. the third division is our mirror line, diamond view, which offers a d...
Southwind Carpets
...the southwind carpets division provides a complete range of residential and light commercial products to an extensive dealer network nationwide. our experienced sales staff is committed to providing you with not only outstanding service, but also with answers to your carpet-related questions. ...
Besa Lighting
...for over 20 years, besa lighting has been creating decorative lighting solutions that offer residential and commercial customers a broad range of choices.   sensibly contemporary. our designs harmonize functional light with flair. our sophisticated collection ranges from contemporary exterior lighting to vibrant pendant lighting, to functional yet stylish ceiling and wall luminaires. gre...
Corbett Lighting
...for more than 40 years. corbett lighting has created and manufactured beautiful lighting for residential, hospitality and commercial/contract markets. corbett lighting's superb craftsmanship and revered aesthetic principles create light fixtures that ultimately define the sophisticated rooms they grace. from bias cut crystals to delicate handmade japanese paper, corbett lighting uses o...
CSL Lighting
...csl designs and manufactures performance-engineered architectural lighting fixtures. our design and manufacturing teams are in europe, asia and the united states. our products are developed to incorporate the latest lamping and electronic technologies into our fixtures to offer precision-engineered, highly-functional, energy-efficient and beautiful lighting. ...
Cyan Design
...yan design continuously updates our product line of ornamental objects, stunning glass vases, garden and patio objects, embellished frames, mirrors, wall decor and a vast collection of the finest lighting fixtures.    home remodelers, interior designers, decorators, and independent retail customers all rely on cyan design's vast inventory and award-winning customer service...
Fanimation
...h of fanimation's outstanding collection of fans has been nothing short of spectacular. through the years, we've grown our collection to include more than 31 fan designs. with numerous fan blade, lighting, finishing and accessory options, the number of ways our fans can be customized is practically limitless...
Hudson Valley Lighting
...hudson valley lighting designs and manufactures distinctive lighting. our products are impeccably designed, featuring outstanding quality and value. they are found in the finest homes and upscale hospitality environments where discerning taste prevails...
Melissa Lighting
...melissa lighting, inc., 4859 olson drive, dallas, texas 75227, provides solutions to all your residential and commercial lighting needs...
Troy-CSL Lighting
...being a leader in an industry requires many attributes. our passion for quality, design, value and service lead the way. our team of lighting professionals are serious about producing awesome lighting and having a strong, well-run company...
Sonneman - A Way of Light
...robert sonneman pioneered modern lighting making it an art form. since 1967, his world famous designs have been the subject of countless articles and exhibitions many of which have become classics of the modern era. robert's passion for contemporary design extends through a diverse practice of architectural design and product innovation for the home...
Gentek Building Products
...with its extensive range of materials, gentek is a single source for residential, new construction and light commercial projects. we carry an array of siding products — from vinyl to aluminum — as well as coordinating soffit, fascia and rainware.   gentek also carries a full line of vinyl and aluminum windows with styles to fit any home. ...
Birch & Willow
...willow is an artisan studio that creates warm and peaceful lighting. we use organic materials - birch, willow, reeds, paper. we make our fixtures by hand in an artist's loft in fort point channel, boston, ma. we sell around the world and we customize each order to suit your needs...
Cx Design
...designed by missio. made by murano. welcome to cx design - the premier new york source of authentic murano hand-blown glass lighting. cx design is the creation of italian-born designer monica missio and british-born entrepreneur richard cleves. established in 1990, it offers the only complete lighting collection individually hand-crafted by master italian glass blowers on murano, an...
A19 Lighting Fixtures
...like all truly successful businesses, a-19 is fueled by inspiration – inspiration that is reflected in our work. and our customers, who bring our ceramic lighting fixtures into their homes, share the passion and inspiration of our artists – and the company – that created them. ...
Taiga Select Flooring
... styles. so while we’ve been busy in product r&d our features our matched in current colour selections, textures and sizes. all this in an effort to make sure your customers see you in a superior light. for you, we do whatever it takes. please note that not all products may be available in your region, contact your local taiga representative for more information.  taiga is a whole...
Modern Precious Metal Blinds
...y patented design that creates twice the view-through of ordinary blinds. tilted closed, it resembles a regular blind. when tilted open, slats nest together to provide maximum access to natural lighting and your outside view. available in 1" & 2" premium 8-gauge slats. ...
Nantucket Window Shadings
...'featuring fabric vanes suspended between two sheer fabric facings, nantucket™ window shadings transform natural light entering a room into a warm glow while also blocking harmful uv rays. when raised, the shadings disappear into the headrail for an unobstructed view and are available in a wide selection of casual fabrics ...
Zuo Accents
...zuo has a bunch of new shapes and textures to excite our customers. our lighting explores the retro as well as the modern, and our furniture brings new levels of affordability. more than ever, zuo wants to offer our customers bold looks that can fit in any space and any application; we are proud to stock and sell cool and funky products that are unique to the market. ...
Zuo Modern
...zuo has a bunch of new shapes and textures to excite our customers. our lighting explores the retro as well as the modern, and our furniture brings new levels of affordability. more than ever, zuo wants to offer our customers bold looks that can fit in any space and any application; we are proud to stock and sell cool and funky products that are unique to the market. ...
Robina Bamboo Flooring
...ong and durable, making for some of the densest and hardest floors available. it is extremely stable with tensile strength comparable to steel and compressive strength higher than concrete. the lighter tones of robina's natural bamboo flooring are actually accomplished with a bleaching treatment. and carbonized bamboo flooring undergoes a heating process to produce its rich caramel tones...
River Run Cabinetry
...riverrun cabinetry is located in the beautiful shenandoah valley of virginia, where majestic mountains and rolling hills are joined by hardwood stands and new growth forests, where the light dances creating a unique sense of harmony, where a lattice of rivers and streams enrich and inspire and an appreciation for quality runs deep. in the valley, major thoroughfares mingle with country roa...
Progress Lighting
...progress lighting is pleased to present over 5,000 lighting fixtures offered in our catalog, the largest single source for residential and commercial lighting. for over 100 years, progress lighting has been committed to providing a diverse selection of high quality lighting fixtures - earning us the reputation as the #1 decorative lighting line among builders and remodelers. we understan...
Woodpro Cabinetry
...u a wide selection of bath cabinetry and furniture in selected hardwoods to please every style. the woodpro line includes matching vanities, dresser vanities, mirrored cabinets, linen cabinets, lights & other designer bath pieces. the bath cabinetry section gives an overview of our 21 cabinet collections. woodpro does not sell directly to consumers. ...
Rev-A-Shelf
... of quality, functional residential cabinet storage and organizational products such as lazy susans, kitchen drawer organizers, base cabinet and pantry pull-outs, functional waste containers, led lighting systems and childproof locking system. our worldwide presence extends from the u.s. to europe, asia, and mexico, with factories, warehouses and satellite offices strategically located ...
Tresco Lighting
...in 2011 tresco lighting was acquired by rev-a-shelf llc., forming tresco lighting by rev-a-shelf. the acquisition allowed tresco to broaden its product offering, distribution network and opportunities for continued growth. for over 30 years rev-a-shelf's "innovation through organization" has made them the leader in functional cabinet storage organizing accessories. way back since their ...
Glazzio Tiles
... glass results in a unique and dramatic effect, whether used in the home or modern commercial buildings. glass tiles are suitable for both internal and external applications impervious to frost, sun light and water. they are easy to clean, maintain and never discolor. they will continue to provide a dazzling appearance for many years to come. glazzio tiles can be used in a virtually unlimited ra...
Access Lighting
...access lighting is a contemporary lighting brand in the home-furnishings marketplace. access brings modern designs paired with cutting-edge technology, at reasonable prices. we curate the latest designs and trends worldwide, making contemporary lighting accessible to those with a passion for modern lighting. our collections include lighting for exterior use as well as key interior locations. with...
Acclaim Lighting
...acclaim lighting was founded in 2003 as a designer / importer of decorative outdoor lighting fixtures, and was an outgrowth of a three-store retail lighting showroom business headquartered in augusta, georgia. our products are distributed primarily through lighting showrooms and electrical supply houses throughout most of the united states. having roots in the lighting showroom business, and stay...
Antique Street Lamps
...antique street lamps offers one of the largest collections of decorative outdoor led and hid lighting product portfolios, including: post top and pendant light fixtures, decorative lighting posts, crossarms, wall brackets, bollards, roadway and traffic signal posts and signage. typical applications include downtown areas, street lighting, park areas, parking lots, residential developments, train d...
Carandini Outdoor Lighting
...headquartered in barcelona, spain, carandini specializes in led and fluorescent outdoor lighting, including street lighting, flood lighting, roadway lighting and industrial lighting applications. a range of innovative lighting products are powered by traditional sources as well as solar energy....
Gotham Lighting
...since its founding in new york city in 1938, gotham continues to be one of the most respected names in architectural downlighting, with a specific focus on architectural integration, optical performance, reliability and innovative manufacturing processes. the gotham line up of innovative products feature conventional and led lighting sources in a variety of open and lensed downlights, directional...
Holophane Lighting
...holophane provides lighting systems for commercial, industrial, emergency and demanding environments. its extensive portfolio includes fluorescent, hid and led lighting, as well as custom luminaires and poles for indoor and outdoor applications. for more than a century, the hallmark of holophane outdoor luminaires is the borosilicate glass reflector/refractor. the glass prisms provide a combinatio...
Hydrel Outdoor Lighting
...hydrel is a premier brand of outdoor architectural and landscape lighting products, which incorporate innovative sealing capabilities, superior materials and long-lasting finishes. products can withstand decades of use with minimal maintenance and an unmatched structural integrity. committed to lighting performance, hydrel utilizes the most advanced sources and optics to create a wide variety of l...
Lithonia Lighting Solutions
...lithonia lighting, an acuity brands company, has delivered the best value in lighting® for more than 60 years, providing the industry’s broadest line of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential fixtures. our products have always been known for quality, reliability and solid performance, making lithonia lighting the most specified brand in the lighting business. in addition to produc...
Mark Architectural Lighting
...mark architectural lighting offers an exemplary selection of architectural-quality recessed fluorescent luminaires backed by a resolute commitment to superior customer service. we also have an unflinching willingness to be flexible with our products and processes. in addition to providing a palette of standard fixtures, mark architectural lighting is an innovative and creative design resource wit...
Peerless Lighting
...peerless makes lighting for people® and the places we all inhabit –offices, classrooms, libraries, retail centers, meeting spaces, transportation terminals and other public spaces. since our founding in 1892, the peerless name has been synonymous with extraordinary illumination. peerless led and fluorescent architectural luminaires are among the most advanced in the indoor commercial marketplace d...
Winona Lighting
...winona lighting is recognized industry-wide as a leader in custom and standard lighting product manufacturing. focused on advancing technology and innovation, winona lighting offers a leading portfolio featuring performance-driven linear symmetric, asymmetric, cove, and flood, as well as design-driven pendant, ceiling, sconce, and landscape lighting. its commitment to solid-state lighting technolo...
AFX Lighting
...creating stylish, energy-efficient lighting through smart technology when you consider lighting, be original, be bold, be environmentally smart. choose afx. offering the perfect union of lighting beauty and smart design, our products have re-defined energy efficient lighting. utilizing the latest led technology, fluorescent lamping, state-of-the-art ballasts and top-notch design engineering, afx ...
American Brass & Crystal
...raced the old world style of manufacturing with masterful artisans putting pure attention to detail into every fixture they create. our manufacturing facility holds more raw brass components than any lighting manufacturer in the world. this allows us to choose from thousands of raw individual castings to personally create the chandelier you chose for your home. this is where the process starts. ea...
American Bright
...american bright lighting inc. is a design and manufacturing entity focused on led based lighting products for the commercial and residential general illumination markets. american bright lighting is an affiliate of american bright optoelectronics corp, and benefits from american bright opto’s more than two decades of experience and expertise in led solid state lighting application and manufacturin...
Aptations
...s why we have partnered with some of the best retailers and hotels in the world. we want you to have access to our beautiful mirrors – the large vanity mirrors in our sergeña collection the led lighted magnified makeup mirrors in our kimball & young collection the non-lighted magnified makeup mirrors from our mirror image collection the permanent fog-free mirrors from clearmirror the f...
Armacost Lighting
...lighting can serve a far broader purpose than simply providing illumination. it can be pivotal to altering a space with dramatic impact. the right lighting will give a space depth, it can brighten a venue's tone or mood, and it can create interest by drawing attention to an object or element in a room. at armacost lighting, our mission is to change the way people think about lighting in and aroun...
Artcraft Lighting
... have never served as a substitute for the pride of craftsmanship nor for the attention to detail we give to each and every product. we are dedicated to designing the most fashionable and functional lighting but the production must be executed as flawlessly as possible because quality is timeless. from all of us at "artcraft" we thank all of you who have chosen our products in the past and we in...
Blackjack Lighting
...blackjack lighting is a design- and technology-driven lighting manufacturer headquartered in suburban chicago. founded by award-winning lighting designer stephen blackman, blackjack lighting caters to a market that places a premium on stunning design, smart engineering and the very newest led lighting technology for task, ambient and general decorative lighting. the collection includes led chandel...
Canarm Lighting
...at canarm, we are all very proud of the way our company has developed into a world marketer and manufacturer of air moving, lighting and related environmental products. in recent years, we have seen the addition of many new customers, new products, and new market delivery channels, and our growing workforce is working hard to ensure that our customers continue to enjoy exceptional service and pro...
Capital Lighting Fixtures
...capital lighting is a family-owned lighting company located just outside atlanta, georgia. we pride ourselves on delivering stylish, high-quality products at affordable prices through some of the best lighting showrooms across the united states and canada. as you browse our site, you will discover why capital lighting has earned a reputation as an innovative lighting company who creates well-desig...
Cree Led Lighting
...cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class leds, led lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. what is better light?led lighting, with its high quality, long life and low energy consumption has improved our world and ended the century old era of traditional light. but for cree, this is just the beginning. history & milestonescree has been an innovat...
Dale Tiffany
...oduction and became a national resource for a product category that had been only regionally produced. today, dale tiffany has become the world's foremost designer and manufacturer of fine art glass lighting and home accessories. using only the highest quality genuine hand-rolled art glass, dale offers an extensive range of designs utilizing the "copper foil" technique, an authentic glass assembl...
Designers Fountain
...designers fountain has been designing and manufacturing decorative and functional lighting products since 1982. df lighting fixtures are readily available through a large network of authorized lighting showrooms, distributors, major national retail chains, and online retailers. categories include decorative interior and exterior lighting, area & security, and track lighting. products are built to...
Adesso Lighting
...if you are looking for quality modern lighting without the hefty price tag, look no further than adesso! adesso has established itself with its ever evolving line of contemporary lighting. with an exceptional lighting design that is characterized by artful shapes and unique materials, adesso uses clean lines and bold colors to sustain its modern appeal. the well priced modern lamps featured by ade...
Mannington Adura® Max
...ra® max can stand up to the most active households and offers the industry’s best wear, scratch and stain resistance. adura® max is backed with a stress-free limited, lifetime residential and 10-year light commercial warranties against wear through, staining, fading, delamination and joint separation.adura®max is designed for easy maintenance and easy cleaning. wet boots, paw prints, food spills a...
Beauflor® Crafted Plank & Tile
... maintenance, and can be changed-out with ease. at beauflor®, our crafted plank & tile floors are the perfect combination of style and function. our collection warms up your home and is durable, light and quiet. learn more about our different plank and tile options to find out which is right for you. with our expansive collection of textures, patterns and finishes, you're bound to find...
van Gelder Luxury Vinyl
... natures view planks are available in 6 designs that range from light to dark wood tones. the planks are composed of three vinyl layers: a vinyl backing layer,a vinyl print film layer and a tough vinyl top wear layer. the heavy gauge backing and annealed construction offer excellent dimensional stability and wear resistance, while the tough wear layer ensures superior stain resistance ...
Arte Mundi - Renaissance Collection
...uperior quality.  the classic birch, and high-quality white oak creates a tranquil, country-like atmosphere, with hard wood flooring conducive to rural living, and is often utilized to highlight the magnitude of grand entrances, foyers, and rooms with large horizontal and vertical spaces ...
Engineered Floors Carpet Tile
...es can easily be installed on most flooring surfaces. each smart square is built with our own purecolor® fiber system that is not only durable but also resistant to bleach, stains and fading from sunlight. no additional pad is required, as smart squares comes with an attached cushion backing system for unmatched comfort underfoot. the only soft surface diy residential carpet tile on the market. s...
Tarkett Rubber Flooring
... under foot. circulinitycirculinity™ rubber tile is inspired by modern textiles, featuring five interchangeable patterns. they are great individually or grouped together. each design has distinctive light refraction built into each tile to give it dimension. these 24” x 24” tiles are naturally slip resistant, shock absorbing and noise reducing. microtone™ rubber tilemicrotone™ rubber floor tiles...
Azure Reserve
...hand selected french european oak planks to highlight the natural unique character in every plank. thermal treated process enhances the natural patina to create a country chic and modern décor for your home. designer selected earth tone colors inspired by the latest trends. ...
FIRMFIT® Flooring
...un is what it’s all about. with fun, comes mess and accidents. and while most luxury vinyl flooring solutions available are not warranted for installations in rooms with large windows and a lot of sunlight, firmfit is ! so relax, this waterproof flooring can take it ! ...
Stanton Luxury Vinyl Plank
...rain of this series is inspired by european oak and textured using a wire brush finish. oakleyfor a clean, traditional aesthetic, look to our oakley style. american oak inspired this look with very light graining and subtle knotting for an authentic feel. timber landour timber land series features flooring that was inspired by hickory trees. it has a very rustic feel with an abundance of knots ...
Diamond W - LVP Flooring
...meets function with this 100% waterproof floor that also has superior stain resistance and ease of maintenance. the construction provides a quiet and warm surface for maximum comfort. two styles, light character and heavy character, fill every design need and come in today’s most desirable colors. ...
MSI Luxury Vinyl
... h20-friendiy luxury vinyl tiles are redefining the conceptof worry-free floors. top-rated vinyl plank flooring certifications include floorscore, greenguard gold, and usgbc leed. from busy homes to light commercial spaces, the lineup also features an easy-install locking system, a crystalux™ wearlayer, and coordinating trim. next-generation 100% waterproof luxury vinyl planks feature an easy-ins...
Happy Floors Luxury Vinyl
... 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....
Bruce Rigid Core
...lifeseal reserve is a rigid core flooring that delivers 100 percent waterproof protection to stand up to the busiest of homes and light commercial spaces, without sacrificing comfort or style. in addition, the flooring features bruce's cleantivity antimicrobial coating technology which inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. bruce lifeseal reserve reproduces the fine detail and authenti...
Stanton Waterproof Flooring
...h subtle graining and minimal knotting for the more sophisticated buyer. the five colors in weatherly offer a truly unique smooth worn and weathered finish where graining comes in and out of focus in lighter and medium based tones. natural beauty 7 series (6 new skus 7”x48”)building upon its 24 sku introduction of 7”x48” planks, 6 additional highly sought-after hues have been added to complete t...
Hartco Everguard™ Rigid Core
.... installs on every leveleverguard performs at high temperatures with no crowning, cupping or wear layer delamination. it installs on any level, including three season rooms and rooms with direct sunlight. ...
Acrylic Impregnated
..., the floor can never be re-stained. ultraviolet-curing and acrylic-impregnation are strictly factory processes. during the manufacturing process, areas with few pores may not absorb color very well; lighter shades provide the most even and natural appearance. acrylic-impregnated floors are recommended for kitchens and high-traffic public areas such as airport terminals, malls, restaurants, and ...
Adhesives
...sed with fabrics and fabric-based components, and in engineered products such as loudspeaker cones. pressure-sensitive adhesives pressure-sensitive adhesives (psa) form a bond by the application of light pressure to marry the adhesive with the adherend. they are designed to have a balance between flow and resistance to flow. the bond forms because the adhesive is soft enough to flow (i.e., "wet"...
Appliances
...rded to the definition allows for nearly any device intended for domestic use to be a home appliance, including consumer electronics as well as stoves, refrigerators, toasters and air conditioners to light bulbs and water well pumps. history while many appliances have existed for centuries, the self-contained electric or gas powered appliances are a uniquely american innovation that emerged in t...
Axminster Rugs
... were a very popular type of floor covering from about 1895 until the teens. their wide range of patterns developed from the versatility of axminster construction. the basic construction was adapted slightly by the marshall field & company, which set up an axminster mill in north carolina to manufacture oriental patterned carpets now known as karastan. these axminster rugs, with patterns that...
Bath/Vanity Lighting
...bathroom lighting should be uniform, bright and must minimize glare. for all the activities like shaving, showering, grooming etc. one must ensure equitable lighting across the entire bathroom space. the mirror area should definitely have at least two sources of light at least 1 feet apart to eliminate any shadows on the face. skin tones and hair color are highlighted with a tinge of yellow light....
Borders/Accents
... as visual dividers between rooms and to create a focal point by a fireplace mantel, under a chandelier, or even around a particular piece of furniture. the objective is to target areas that need highlighting and show off the feature best. most floors have need of periodic maintenance and repair, and such times are suitable to think about borders and accents. when hardwood floors require sanding...
Cellular Shades
...and sound reduction. cellular shades are available in single, double and triple cell designs with a variety of pleat sizes, colors and an array of distinctive fabrics that provide varying degrees of light control and privacy. an optional battery operated remote control system allows you to operate these blinds with ease for hard to reach areas...
Ceramic Tile
... reasonable amount of slip resistance. for areas of the home used less frequently, such as living rooms, dens and sunrooms, most products are appropriate. in bedrooms and baths, traffic is normally light and footwear is rarely worn, so any ceramic floor tile may be selected. areas that are used while wet, including shower floors, saunas and hot tubs, require tiles with low water absorption and ...
Cork Plank Flooring
...lors, and tough finishes have led to its rediscovery and positive reception. a particular favorite in trendy west coast kitchens and in urban eastern u.s. markets. cork is waterproof, resilient, and lightweight. it also acts as thermal insulation, absorbs sounds and small air pockets in the material serve as shock absorbers. consequently, it's a superb option for the busiest areas of a home - kit...
Cork Tile Flooring
...natural product which adds warmth and enriches any interior space. cork flooring always blends in well with any home décor and furniture and comes in a wide variety of colors and shades from very light to dark. colors include: its well-known honey tones to green, red, chocolate and black, . it also comes in a wide selection of patterns and textures, including wood grain and marble. per...
Dhurries
...dhurries are cotton rugs from india. they come in a huge variety of combinations of light pastels or bright colors. their patterns are unique and reversible. dhurries are extremely "hot" right now and can be found in any size you might need. prices will vary with quality and size. inexpensive, reversible, casual and easy to live with dhurries are available in a wide range of col...
Faux Wood Blinds
...faux wood blinds are classified either as a composite, which is a blend of pvc and wood pulp or as pvc, which is an extruded pvc plastic. they can be opened or closed by tilting the slats for light control and privacy. these blinds have the look and feel of wood but are heavier in weight, available in limited colors, require a greater number of ladders to support their less rigid slats, but are...
Flagstone
...a finished product that looks balanced and natural. the stones also must be fit together so they leave the right joint sizes. another point to remember with flagstone is that the surface is usually slightly uneven because it comes from naturally cleaved rock; therefore, flagstone is not suitable for use under tables and chairs as the legs will rock. an entrance hall of flagstone is very durable b...
Hardwood Plank Flooring
...contain different types of species, which can be used for various elements in the floor. for example, designers can create an oak installation with a dark finish and use a border around the room in a lighter oak finish....
Hardwood Strip Flooring
... most commonly made of oak but is widely available in maple, heart pine, cherry, and other species. oak strip flooring comes in either white or red. the color of white oak runs from a creamy white or light brown to medium brown. it's a bit harder than red oak, has smaller markings, and has a more uniform appearance. red oak is reddish brown, and its open grain makes it somewhat porous. maple strip...
Indian (India) Rugs
...of flowers arabesques and rhomboids with an occasional animal design. the patterns have never become outmoded. some motifs have a profound meaning: the circle signifies eternity, the zigzag water and light, the swastika darkness and the tree happiness and goodness. the origins of hand-knotted carpets can be traced back more than 2000 years. in india, the hand knotted carpets appeared in the 15th...
Interior Shutters
...plantation shutters combine beauty, easy maintenance and excellent light control to bring a classic look and warmth to any setting. plantation shutters are made from a variety of materials including natural wood, and synthetic materials such as poly-wood and vinyl. louver sizes range from 1” to 5” to create the look that’s right for you...
Laminate Flooring
...ate flooring to resist residual indentation resulting from a static load. thickness swell – measures the ability of laminate flooring to resist increase in thickness after being exposed to water. light resistance – measures the ability of laminate flooring to retain its color when exposed to a light source having a frequency range approximating sunlight through window glass. it is not intended...
Leather Tile
... but is not recommended for high-moisture areas, including kitchens and baths, or high-traffic areas, such as entrances. you'll probably also want to install a leather floor in areas out of direct sunlight. it's easier than you'd expect to keep a leather floor clean. you'll need to vacuum your leather floor with a soft brush attachment weekly. once a month, you can damp-mop your floor. annual wax...
Luxury Vinyl Flooring
... look of your parents generation. the best types of vinyl flooring are generally smooth and 100% waterproof, making spills easy to clean without giving dust a place to hide. cleaning them requires a light vacuum, consistent sweeping, and the occasional deep clean. since luxury vinyl is 100% waterproof, house training dogs or cats isn't as stressful.scratch-resistant surfaces make pet nail damage...
Mexican Tile (Saltillo)
...r. it was not uncommon to find a child’s handprint or a dog or cat paw imprinted in the surface of the tile. leaf prints could also be noticed where they drifted down when the tile was drying. these slight imperfections are part of the charm of using mexican tile. in warm, dry climates, some experts advise allowing time for calcium and lime to effloresce to the surface of newly set mexican tiles ...
Modular Carpet Tile
... wear. they also allow easy access to under-floor wiring or plumbing. extra replacement tiles should be purchased with the main batch, as those brought at a later date will almost certainly be slightly different color. carpet tile turns the messy, awkward job of carpet installation into a quick and easy one. placement requires less time and few special tools. this type of flooring can...
Mosaic Tile (glass)
...clean, pure impervious mesh-mounted glass mosaic tiles captivate and catch the light. jewel-like tesserae in clear or translucent glass, stand-alone or working in tandem with other materials, immediately attract attention and add drama to any installation. glass mosaic tiles are easy to clean, non-absorbent and emits no harmful vocs. sheets can be easily cut into smaller modules to customize a sp...
Roman Shades
...oman shades have the look and feel of draperies, but are as practical as a cellular blind. roman shades are woven fabric that can be raised or lowered like a blind. they create privacy while allowing light in from the outside. available in either hobbled (also known as teardrop) or flat fold styles, roman shades fit virtually every setting, whether elegant or casual...
Sheer Horizontal
...sheer window shadings work like a wood blind and a cellular shade in one. it filters the light and provides complete privacy much like a cellular blind. these soft window shadings have fabric vanes that can be tilted open like a wood blind to open the view to the outside through the sheer fabric. the soft, adjustable fabric vanes are suspended between two sheer fabric facings going beyond tradi...
Sheer Vertical Blinds
...sheer vertical shadings provide a formal look of a contemporary sheer drapery with the function and privacy of a vertical blind.  it filters the light and provides complete privacy much like a cellular blind.  sheer vertical shadings have fabric vanes that can be tilted open like a vertical blind to open the view to the outside through the sheer fabric.  sheer vertical shadings are recommended for...
Sisal Rugs
... dyed. dust and dirt usually fall through the sisal rug which can be lifted up for cleaning. because sisal rugs are made from plant fibers, you will find that most come in natural colors like cream, light yellow and beige, however some will have a natural red tinge. the most sought after sisal rugs are in fact those that have the lightest color, as near to pure white as possible. despite this, it...
Specialty Floors
...rolling overall sound transmission and absorption, and contribute to sound clarity and privacy in cubicle environments. energy efficient buildings with few or no exterior windows benefit from special light reflective specialty flooring. these floors have built-in fluorescence and are designed to illuminate an area during a power failure. static-control flooring protects equipment and, more importa...
Travertine Tile
...purchased with the voids already filled with resin at the factory. as travertine is creamy colored, this resin may be opaque, of a creamy color, or transparent. the opaque filler does not reflect the light as well as the surrounding travertine, whereas the clear epoxy gives a three-dimensional appearance to the holes and takes on the shine of the travertine tile. travertine tile possess a wide ra...
Wilton Carpet
...ally makes wilton the strongest of carpets, it limits the design potential, as only a maximum of five colors can be used together. wilton can be woven as a textured design with two yarns, usually of slightly different shades of the same color; one shade is a higher-cut pile and the other is shorter and left looped to create a three-dimensional pattern. for many years, only cut-pile carpets woven ...
Window Treatments
...of a statement at the window. what manner of interior space are you working with? you should take the location of the room into consideration.  a northern exposure brings in consistent light but could subject your room to the cold, driving up your heating bills. since 40% of heat escapes through windows, consider a lined or insulated curtain, or a fabric shade can help with your...
Wood Blinds
...wood blinds consist of horizontal wood slats that can be tilted open or close for light control and privacy. like fine furniture, wood blinds add a special touch of warmth and rich, natural beauty to any room. wood blinds are available in 1-inch, 2-inch, 2 5/8-inch and 3-inch wide slat sizes, in a full range of finishes, from stains and paints to a rougher sandblasted finish.  the 1-i...
Woven Woods
...practical as a cellular blind. woven woods and grass cloth shades are woven grass or wood strip mats that can be raised or lowered like a blind. they create privacy while allowing different levels of light and privacy from the outside. available in several different material textures and colors, woven woods and grass cloth shades fit virtually every setting, whether elegant or casual...
7 On-Trend Kitchen Upgrades
...tcher-block counters or exposed beams. green, blue and earth tones jewel-inspired hues had their moment, but this season's color scheme is more about subtle shades that meld with neutrals for lighter, brighter spaces that feel airier and more spacious. greens, in particular, pair well with an array of wood finishes, whether cabinetry, countertops or furnishings. integrating greens, b...
4 Ways Color Can Make Your House a Haven
...the softened refuge collection, available exclusively at lowe's, is composed of 10 soft and simple tones that can be mixed and matched in any combination for a perfectly cohesive look. one highlight is the 2022 color of the year, aleutian, a washed indigo that is grounded by the warmth of its red undertones and bridges the gap between warm and cool tones. it pairs beautifully with wood ...
Installing Bathroom Tile Like a Pro
...remember to apply mortar in small areas, working as you go, so it doesn't dry before you're ready to lay the tile. 5. when laying tile, use your reference lines as guides. press and wiggle tile slightly for the best adherence. 6. use spacers to create even lines between one tile and the next, removing excess mortar with a damp sponge or rag. 7. as you complete a section of tile, use a lev...
Easy, Affordable Bathroom Upgrades
...ook and feel of a space. with a variety of paint colors and finishes to choose from, you can add a splash of color as an accent or go all out to create depth and contrast. update cabinetry and light fixtures keeping your existing vanity and other bathroom cabinetry, especially if they're in good condition, can be a cheaper option than replacing all the cabinets. to create an updated...
The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist
... surfaces while there's no harm in sanitizing everything in your kitchen, the real threat is frequently touched surfaces. make sure to give these common touch points a thorough wipe down: * light switches * doorknobs * faucet handles use effective products not all household cleaning products are formulated to kill germs. to eliminate threats of illness, make sure your cleaning ...
Easy, Affordable Bathroom Upgrades
...ook and feel of a space. with a variety of paint colors and finishes to choose from, you can add a splash of color as an accent or go all out to create depth and contrast. update cabinetry and light fixtures keeping your existing vanity and other bathroom cabinetry, especially if they're in good condition, can be a cheaper option than replacing all the cabinets. to create an updated l...
4 Ways Color Can Make Your House a Haven
...the softened refuge collection, available exclusively at lowe's, is composed of 10 soft and simple tones that can be mixed and matched in any combination for a perfectly cohesive look. one highlight is the 2022 color of the year, aleutian, a washed indigo that is grounded by the warmth of its red undertones and bridges the gap between warm and cool tones. it pairs beautifully with wood ...
5 Eye-Catching Ways to Update Your Home
...m, or an accent to your bedroom, bathroom or study, a fireplace can provide an artful design element for your home and a safe, reliable heat source in the event of unexpected weather. update lighting fixtures proper lighting can bring rooms to life and make spaces look larger and more welcoming. you can brighten up your home in a variety of ways, from strategically placing table an...
On-Trend Home Designs for 2022
...ncourages interaction with the environment. outdoor inspiration nature is inspiring an array of design elements this year. you may see this trend emerging through increased use of glass for light and views of nature, as well as continued focus on the versatile and transitional indoor-outdoor spaces that gained momentum during the height of the pandemic. approaches may vary dependin...
4 Stylish Color Trends for 2022
...lean, cozy color makes spaces feel open, perfect for celebrating togetherness. * gemini - grey suit: this is a color of warmth and versatility, a signature combination for geminis. * cancer - delightful moon: a spirited, playful color inspires a year of growth and adventure. * leo - mountain river: a dark and dreamy color invites inspiration for a year filled with abundance. * virgo - ...
Natural World
...p to the challenges of a busy home. the planks are waterproof – with top-down moisture protection for up to 24 hours. the sturdy 12 mm planks feature a durable ac4 rated wear layer – tough enough for light commercial environments. the floors offer quick and easy locking installation. ...
LifeSeal Reserve
...lifeseal reserve is a new rigid core flooring from bruce that delivers waterproof protection to stand up to the busiest of homes and light commercial spaces without sacrificing comfort or style. in addition, the flooring features bruce’s new cleantivity antimicrobial coating technology, which is said to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. the detail found in natural hardwood, stone a...
Costa Mesa Collection
...and skip-sawn distressing is the back drop for this sophisticated floor. the acacia species shows dramatic swirling grains in deep browns and earth tones. offered in four designer-inspired colors highlighted with a durable maximus ultra-matte finish. classic, casual, traditional or contemporary, costa mesa can work anywhere...
Treverksoul Collection
...hanks 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 shaped by a bright, original modernity...
Shades 2.0 Collection
...offering a palette of 13 sophisticated hues is a modern take on must-have neutrals, shades 2.0 covers the gamut from cool to warm, light to dark. choose field tiles in 6x24, 12x24, 24x24 and 24x48—an addition that makes shades 2.0 suitable for even the largest of spaces. as part of the design evolution, shades 2.0 also offers a multi-directional graphic in a new patterned accent tile in a 12x12 r...
Emerald Davis
...roof performance, emerald planks include a lifetime residential warranty and a pre-attached eva foam underlayment pad, for durability and comfort. emerald is a sought after option for residential and light commercial applications, and a popular choice for homebuilders. 1. quartz enhanced acrylic coating. mineral-enhanced finish provides an extreme layer of durability proven to resist shoe scuffs...
Pet Friendly Empower Rigid Core Flooring
...chens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. extreme stabilityempower’s reinforced mineral core provides enhanced dimensional stability making it a great choice for three season rooms or for use in direct sunlight. stainproofdiamond 10 technology provides the ultimate protection against everyday household stains. empowered designempower features extra-long lengths and is available in both wide and mixed...
Transio Glazed Porcelain
...historic transcendence transio™ celebrates tradition by honoring the classic look of wood in a modern color palette. four colors give you the choice of time-honored browns and a contemporary light beige and grey. the large 8x47 tile plank along with rich graphics allow for natural-looking variation in your space. leave a legacy of cultured elegance when you design with transio™. celebrate tradit...
Earthen
...l with the subtle and variable colors one would expect from such natural inspiration. building upon the beautiful color changes in our hickory planks we have created a series of softer colors -- from light to dark, that will leave you feeling connected to this incredible source of growth...
WOODEN FLOORS FOR REAL LIFE
...lose to fireplaces. kährs life is easy on the eyes as well as being barefoot friendly. real woodlife comes from the finest selection of calm oak or walnut with only a few knots. it’s designed to highlight the wood’s natural beauty and keep its classy look. life comes in a variety of choices, so it’s easy to find your favorite. real easykährs life is perfect for renovation and can be installed on...
Exchange 2.5mm LVT
...isual texture that adds depth and interest. the collection includes two distinct, yet compatible designs. system gradient features a subtle ombre effect in a soft color palette, mimicking the flow of light through space and creating a sense of clean comfort. static offers consistent saturation of color in a variety of neutrals and bright pops of color that can stand alone or be used as a collabora...
Wide Plank Collection
...racteristics such as mineral streaks, knots, and variations in grain and color are not considered defects. also, the color of your floor will change over time and with exposure to ultraviolet/natural light. as a result of these natural characteristics, the variation in electronically-viewed color representation, and the variations in printing, your newly installed somerset floor will vary from sam...
9 Questions to Ask Before Buying Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring
...an unsuitable flooring option. above 28 mil the wear layer is over-engineered, and adds unnecessary cost to the product while offering little to no benefit over 28 mil wear layers in heavy commercial/light industrial settings - which are the end use market category for commercial lvt. 2) how easy will it be to replace or repair tiles? will you be able to source replacement tiles in the future, o...
Sports Multi-Function Flooring
...es. highly impact-resistant and shock-absorbing, it’s easier on joints and backs, sound absorbent, and can stand up to high traffic and punishment from rolling equipment, sharp objects, and more. the lightly textured surface makes it safer as well. it’s an economical choice that doesn’t skimp one bit on performance. the commotion pattern is available in 12 colorways to complement any decor. train...
Courtier Waterproof Flooring
...l 100% floorscore® certified no organic attached underlayment uv ceramic bead protection vinyl characteristics courtier waterproof flooring vinyl flooring, when subjected to excessive heat and light exposure is subject to expansion and contraction (thermal degradation). use appropriate precautions to minimize potential affects. ...
Times Square Waterproof Flooring
... resistant healthy & certified antibacterial and fungal control 100% floorscore® certified no organic material vinyl characteristicsvinyl flooring, when subjected to excessive heat and light exposure is subject to expansion and contraction (thermal degradation). use appropriate precautions to minimize potential affects. ...
Floorigami Peel and Stick Carpet Tile
... pets or anything else life has up its sleeve. our simplicity. your style.we changed the way carpet is installed, but we didn’t compromise style. so mix and match colors and styles to your heart's delight. it’s so easy to bring your vision to life with floorigami. it’s permanent. until you decide it isn’t.who doesn't want the freedom to be creative and try something different? a peel and stick s...
Famed
..., more monochromatic take on frappuccino marble, to which brown and warm grey were added. glamour lends sophistication by softening and refining the typically bold movements of orobica marble and highlights the visual with cool grey and hints of gold rust. famed tiles are available in 12x24 or 24x24, matte, and fully polished. appropriate for use on floor, wall, countertop, and shower floor surf...
Akadia Luxury Vinyl Planks
...sier way to create luxurious affordable floors. this lvp flooring is also available in cyrus® 7x48” lvt planks and full range of trim pieces. xl cyrus®™ is backed by a lifetime residential and 6 year light commercial warranty. ...
Rigid Core Elements
...oak or hickory hardwoods. guaranteed to lastrigid core and a 12-mil wear layer protect against dents and other surface damage. backed by our 30-year limited residential warranty and tough enough for light commercial use. 100% waterproofinstall it anywhere — even kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms and basements where floors can get the wettest. when exposed to water, planks will not swell, buckle or l...
3Twenty Waterproof Flooring
...nt healthy & certified antibacterial and fungal control 100% floorscore® certified no organic material vinyl characteristics3twenty vinyl flooring, when subjected to excessive heat and light exposure is subject to expansion and contraction (thermal degradation). use appropriate precautions to minimize potential affects. ...
Rigid Core Essentials
...alnut, and oak hardwoods. guaranteed to lastrigid core and a 12-mil wear layer protect against dents and other surface damage. backed by our 30-year limited residential warranty and tough enough for light commercial use. 100% waterproofinstall it anywhere — even kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms and basements where floors can get the wettest. when exposed to water, planks will not swell, buckle or l...
RevWood Plus
..., dirt and loose particulate on a regular basis. avoid wet-mop cleaning with water or liquid cleaners. use protective window coverings to block fade-causing uv rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly. during inclement weather, avoid exposing your flooring to water as much as possible. ...
RevWood Select
..., dirt and loose particulate on a regular basis. avoid wet-mop cleaning with water or liquid cleaners. use protective window coverings to block fade-causing uv rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly. during inclement weather, avoid exposing your flooring to water as much as possible. ...
Prism: between colors and materials
... specially selected by the lissoni associati studio led by piero lissoni, an exceptional color consultant who described the design process in the following way: “we based the concept on the effect of light through a prism. these colors are what we imagined would be the result of prism light transformed into a rainbow. we then worked on this refracted light to try to reproduce it on the tile surfac...
Marmoleum Modular Linoleum Floor Tiles
...rmoleum modular is durable, dimensionally stable and easy to clean & maintain the tiles are easy to handle; less waste after installation, single tiles can be replaced and no welding is needed. light weight with an overall gauge of 2.5 mm ...
Benefits of Bamboo Flooring
...tiful – bamboo’s trendy, sleek and modern styling reflects a unique look and feel to a room. bamboo offers a variety of styles and finishes from which you can choose: casual chic to classic elegance, light tones to darker finishes. you can decide on the exact flooring that will complement your design scheme. one option to consider when planning an interior is teragren’s xcora strand bamboo, a prod...
2Twelve Waterproof Flooring Collection
...nt healthy & certified antibacterial and fungal control 100% floorscore® certified no organic material vinyl characteristics2twelve vinyl flooring, when subjected to excessive heat and light exposure is subject to expansion and contraction (thermal degradation). use appropriate precautions to minimize potential affects. ...
Ultimate Guide to Vinyl Sheet Flooring
...ors have a low gloss. other care and maintenance tips: there are few easy ways to protect your vinyl sheet flooring:use a doormat outside your home’s entrancesclose your curtains and blinds when sunlight can directly hit the floorsupport furniture with flooring protectorsuse runways to protect floors when moving furniture or heavy objects misconceptions about vinyl flooring as one of the most ...
SpillShield®Plus Waterproof Laminate Flooring
...es it resistant to dirt and dust. ordinarily vacuuming or sweeping is usually sufficient to keep the floor clean. if needed, occasionally clean with a cloth or mop (micro-fiber or terrycloth hooded) slightly moistened with mannington's ultra clean system. mannington does not approve the use of steam-based cleaners for laminate floors. you can buy a mannington waterproof laminate floor with confi...
Rigid Core – XL Cyrus® Series
...ected with crystalux™, an innovative wearlayer that guards against everyday scratches, spills, pet accidents, indentations, and sun damage. xl cyrus®™ is backed by a lifetime residential and 6 year light commercial warranty, offers an easy-install locking system, and comes with a pre-attached backing for quiet comfort under-foot. its custom designed beveled edge enhances the beauty of xl cyrus®™...
Nordic Collection
...functional and very cozy, the nordic line is one of the hottest trends in recent years. our 12 colors mix light and dark tones in a durable matte finish. the extra wide planks follow the new trends in the industry. this collection is inspired by nordic decor, where comfort and elegance are combined to create a beautiful look! the wood used in the production of our nordic line is brazilian oak. th...
NuGen
...ooring product with next generation center-to-surface engineering designed to perform radically better under the rigors of daily wear. it holds up beautifully against water, temperature change and sunlight, resisting buckling, denting and warping. nugen promises an improved experience – from design and installation to appearance and long term wear. it is the solution for the current generation of ...
Pergo XP®
...look to the flooring. installation is quick and easy using the patented click joint technology while providing a secure fit. this product features a limited lifetime residential warranty and 5-year light commercial warranty that guarantees the top layer against wear through, staining or fading...
Emser Tile’s Yakedo™Wins Flooring Category in 2020 HD Awards
... to this innovative and beautiful product.” yakedo beautifully replicates the sophisticated aesthetic of burnt wood in a durable glazed porcelain plank tile. based on the shou sugiban technique, or slight burning before the installation,the worn texture creates a certain dimension and strength. the way in which it reflects light from its crackled texture brings sophisticated movement and visual i...
ArmorCore
...ning combination of resilience, aesthetics, durability and value. universal design delivers style that allows for visual continuity across multiple substrates and subfloor conditions. collection highlights √ glue-free options for fast installation with no adhesive odors and minimal disruption√ tough wear layer and dense construction offering protection against rip, tear gouge and ind...
AirStep®: Flexible Flooring
...oor; airstep is a single solid sheet making a practically impermeable surface that can be installed over many subfloors/conditions. click on a product below to find out more about it. collection highlights √ contains scotchgard protector™ which repels dirt and mess for easy cleaning and stain release√ finished product proudly made in the usa√ contributes to good indoor air qual...
Rigid Core - Prescott Series
...nments and all grade levels. prescott’s easy-install locking system saves time and money on installation.prescott products come with lifetime limited residential—with dent warranty, 20 year limited light commercial, and 15 year limited commercial warranty. ...
Sabbia Marmo Porcelain Tile
...re's oceans. the subsequent design flows and moves in a soft curved, liner pattern. to heighten the tactile experience of sabbia marmo, marazzi has added an application to the surface that feels like light sand to the touch. visually you'll see hints of gloss reflected in the more delicate veins, adding dimension and movement to the floor. sabbia marmo offers four trendy matte colors: black, whi...
NovaCore™ Engineered Luxury Vinyl Plank
...r novaclic® fd locking system. the core is waterproof and rigid, which means you can install novacore almost anywhere. novacore™ comes with a lifetime limited residential wear warranty and a 10-year light commercial warranty. all planks are floorscore® and greenguard gold certified, have a durable wear layer coating for extra protection and have matching trims available. choose from either regula...
ProGen
...ooring product with next generation center-to-surface engineering designed to perform radically better under the rigors of daily wear. it holds up beautifully against water, temperature change and sunlight, resisting buckling, denting and warping. progen promises an improved experience – from design and installation to appearance and long term wear. it is the solution for the current generation of...
American Personality 12
...ures a fiberglass reinforced structure 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
...es, 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 properties. ...
Radiant Heat: Solid vs Engineered, Which is Better?
...ver time, it will loosen. however, it is more likely to make popping sounds vs. squeaks. to guard against this, ensure the substrate is level to within tolerance. a cushioned underlayment assists in slight variations in levelness. but, additional fillers may be necessary for anything outside the allowed tolerance. (tolerance can vary depending on product. usually around a 1/8 within a 6ft. radius)...
NAFCD Distributors Report Q2 Sales Decline and Optimism for Q3
...year comparable results. additionally, the survey collects insights on a rotating number of relevant subjects, including the impact of covid-19 on its distribution businesses. a sampling of highlights from the q2 report include: • q2 sales growth was down year-over-year by 11.7% during the quarter • q3 forecasts are 15.4 points higher than q2 results • full year 2020 forecasts are now up...
Trecento Rigid Core Stone
...ts, indentations, and sun damage. in an elegantly neutral palette of white, grey, and greige, trecento lvt flooring is an affordable choice for creating a cohesive aesthetic throughout your home or light commercial space. ...
Mohawk Partners with Sunshine on a Ranney Day
... calhoun, ga. september 28, 2020—mohawk is partnering once again with sunshine on a ranney day, an atlanta-based nonprofit that renovates homes for children with special needs, to provide light and greater independence for two deserving children. mohawk has been a proud partner of sunshine on a ranney day since 2013, providing high-quality flooring for the charity’s home renovation projects. moha...
The Architect’s Newspaper Honors LATICRETE with the ‘Best of Products’ Awards
...t we’re hitting the mark,” said laticrete senior product manager, ryan blair. “at laticrete, we’re always working hard to offer innovative ways to make tile and stone installations stand out, and the light diffusion technology spectralock pro premium translucent grout offers, does just that.” spectralock pro premium translucent grout is a patented high-performance epoxy grout that offers customer...
Americhem Expands Global Reach Through Acquisition of Controlled Polymers in Denmark
...h a well-respected company as controlled polymers that shares the same goal of being the leading global polymeric solution provider.” ceo of controlled polymers, mogens larsen, stated, “we are delighted to join the americhem family and specifically americhem engineered compounds. our companies’ customers will continue to experience the same dedicated quality and service as always, but w...
Daltile Collaborates With Leading Architectural Firm Gensler To Create New Products
...with distinctively differing depths of design. the faction structure collection offers a medium level of dynamic texture with less depth differences for a simpler design. and last, featuring an even slighter height difference between the assorted geometric shapes, sector’s aerial structure collection offers a mild, smoother level of texture. all sector products are available in attractive 12x24 la...
LATICRETE Releases New Liquid Rubber Anti-Fracture Polymer, FRACTURE BAN™ SC
...et thickness of 30 to 44 mils (0.8 to 1.2 millimeters), the membrane cures at only 0.02 to 0.03 inches (0.5 to 0.8 millimeters) thick. as a design feature, fracture ban sc changes in color from a light blue to darker blue when cured. for more information, visit laticrete.com. about laticrete laticrete is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building ind...
LATICRETE Launches 170.5 Sound & Crack Isolation
...rack-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 square feet, (1.2-meter by 9.1-meter, 11....
Using Karndean to Create a Healthy and Hygienic Home
...the current pandemic has put a spotlight on the type of materials we bring into our homes. ease of maintenance, the ability to harbor dirt and bacteria, and the overall environmental footprint are among the top concerns of homeowners in today's climate. with many homeowners also taking on home renovation projects during this time, you may be looking to put down new flooring in your home. if you a...
LATICRETE Appoints Thomas Tullo to Board of Directors
...ember to their board of outside directors. laticrete is unusual for a family owned business, in having an independent fiduciary board. as the founder and managing director of investment bank range light capital, inc., tullo joins laticrete with 40 years of experience in finance. in this new role, tullo will enhance the lives of laticrete customers and employees by using his extensive expe...
IFDA'S Educational Foundation Announces Design Student Scholarship Winners for 2020
...ign students. this year the nine scholarship winners received a total of $18,000. the judging was conducted by a subset of the ef’s board of trustees. “congratulations to the winners! we are delighted to award scholarships to these talented individuals who are emerging in the design and furnishings industry,” said gail belz, fifda, chairman of the board of the educational foundation of ...
Patcraft Introduces Inspired Connection
...ilver. the broadloom styles are constructed with eco solution q® nylon and feature an ultraloc® backing. all products are backed with limited lifetime warranties against stain, colorfastness to light, static and abrasive wear for maximum performance and appearance retention. <b>about patcraft®</b> driven by imagination, intention and purpose, patcraft creates high-performance...
Island Stone Introduces Patina Glass Tile Collection
... bright side, a blue and white pattern inspired by the sky; and evening onyx, a smoky reflective patinated mirror reminiscent of antique glass. with each unique tile, the interplay of color and light helps to create a dimension of beauty that can only be fully appreciated by seeing it in person. “each color in the patina glass collection is unique in its style, allowing designers to com...
Pet Friently PureColor Fiber
...or on traditional carpet fibers sits on top like the red skin of a radish. with purecolor, the color penetrates the fiber like the orange of a carrot doesn’t fade from prolonged exposure to harsh sunlightwon't wear, even in high-traffic areas and has built-in soil resistancewon't bleach from spot cleaning from household cleanersresists staining from things like red wine, chocolate and pet stains ...
How to Choose the Best Rigid Core Floor
...ing planks or tiles. you simply connect boards to each other on an angle, then snap into place. the flooring then "floats" over the subfloor. an attached underlayment makes for smooth placement over slightly irregular subfloors and eliminates the need to purchase and install separate padding. glue-down option. sometimes we may recommend that certain rigid core products be installed using a tradit...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...ix some of solid wood's shortcomings. it's constructed from inexpensive plywood or particle board and topped with a thin veneer of hardwood. this construction helps with installation flexibility and slightly improves indent performance, but it adds a new set of problems as well. because the "real" wood part of the floor is just a thin veneer, damage from scratches can be irreparable. engineered wo...
How Lighting Affects Your Flooring
...lighting plays a huge role in how your flooring and other furnishings will look in your home. just like color or paint, lighting impacts the overall feeling and mood of the space. improper lighting can cause glare, eye strain and even headaches. in both home renovations and new construction, lighting and flooring are typically two elements that are thought of last; but your space will only look i...
3 Glass Tile Bathroom Design Concepts Inspired By Summer
...your space year-round. 1. bring in the blue blue is always a great choice for beach bathroom decor. whether you’re creating a navy and white striped nautical theme or replicating flowing water with lighter blues, blue mosaic tile can create the look you want. to create stunning backsplashes or shower surrounds, use color appeal's pacific coast blend, which combines moonlight blue and pearl-colo...
Trend Alert: Japandi Style
...pace (i.e. feng shui, zen), but another aspect of japanese style, in particular, is wabi sabi – beauty in imperfection. up to now, the minimalist style of choice has been scandinavian style, with its light, natural palette; but as minimalist style evolves, it has taking on a new form in japandi, a fusion of japanese and scandi styles. function is the guiding principle of japandi style. because ev...
Hallmark Floors Vinyl 101
...urability were refined, opening 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 ...
Nine reasons we love flat weave rugs (and you should, too!)
...autifully intricate patterns and rich colors. threads are woven on a loom into colorful patterns, without the pile or backing you’d find on knotted or tufted rugs. as a result, flat weaves tend to be lighter, more flexible, and reversible — since the pattern is the same on both sides of the rug. there are any number of variations on the basic technique, with different regions around the world ado...
Designing With Rugs
... yourself in order to properly assess what your area rug needs are. what size and/or shape? what color? what pattern? what style? how is the room going to be used? will it have heavy or light traffic? tips for selecting a rug for your home visualize the desired total look of the room. do you want a room that’s uncluttered and monotone or a room rich with colors or textures? if...
Rugs 101
...se this handy guide to learn more about design and construction, as well as tips on selecting and caring for your area rugs. basic design tips rugs help create a mood for your room. for example, a lighter shade of area rug can open up and brighten a space while darker shades tend to create a more intimate mood. here are a few tips on choosing a rug design: traditional versus contemporary ru...
Vinyl Flooring That Looks Like Stone
...ccents. quartz – this stone floor-look reveals the remarkable crystalline structure of quartz in flecks and eddying pools of neutral tones. limestone – neutral, warm and calming, limestone comes in lighter shades, ranging from soft white to buttery cream to chamois tan. grouting stone-look vinyl flooring alterna™ engineered tile flooring has the option of being installed with or without gr...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...ix some of solid wood’s shortcomings. it’s constructed from inexpensive plywood or particle board and topped with a thin veneer of hardwood. this construction helps with installation flexibility and slightly improves indent performance, but it adds a new set of problems as well. because the “real” wood part of the floor is just a thin veneer, damage from scratches can be irreparable. engineered wo...
Pro Tips for Cleaning up Pet Stains
... sit for a few hours. this will remove most pet stains. unfortunately, it can also remove the natural stain of the wood. to avoid this, there are some commercial stain removers that work well without lightening the color of the wood. of course, cleaning up an accident as soon as possible is the best way to avoid long term staining. if you have laminatelaminate flooring is by far the easiest to cl...
Ultimate Guide to Laminate Flooring
...ior performance benefits. laminate floors can come in styles such as: handscraped & rustic – expensive treatments in hardwood simulated in laminate reclaimed – another hardwood lookalike with a lighter, more natural feel. weathered & distressed – yet another hardwood look works perfectly with the farmhouse style of décor. marquetry – this visual uses an inlaid pattern to form an intricat...
MANNINGTON HEADS INTO THE WOODS WITH NEW ADURA® MAX APEX FLOORS
...t mannington retailers. aspena rich, refined european oak design with exceptional character and detail, aspen features 8-inch wide x 72-inch long planks crafted with a unique fuming process that highlights the natural cracks, unique knots and fine grain found in real oak. available in four hues: ash, bark, frost and timber. chart housechart house goes all in on one of the hottest trends in home ...
Ultimate Guide to Hardwood Flooring
...as built up over time on your hardwood surfaces. use a cleaner that's recommended by the manufacturer.make sure it is a cleaner approved for use on pre-finished hardwood.using a microfiber cloth mop, lightly spray the floor and use the mop to wipe the surface. remove any excess with a damp or dry cloth - this is an important step, as standing moisture can cause your hardwood to bubble or buckle.&#...
How To Make Dark Walls Work In Your Home
... can incorporate dark wall color into your home design. dress your bathroom with dark jewel tones. rich tones on your walls, like the emerald jade color seen here work best when paired with a crisp, light flooring, like the adura® vienna vinyl plank in alabaster. the clean floors and gold trim and hardware accent the lush emerald walls works perfectly with the porcelain sink, white drawers, and m...
Is Luxury Tile the Same as Linoleum Flooring?
...l flooring, which was available in tiles and sheets, quickly surpassed linoleum in popularity. it was considered a premium surface compared to linoleum because it is resilient, meaning that it gives slightly under foot traffic and is therefore more comfortable to stand on. it was also made with brighter colors and patterns, is more waterproof than linoleum, and does not require regular sealing, wa...
Solid Hardwood vs. Engineered Wood
...ood vs. engineered hardwood? solid hardwood: solid hardwood is traditionally 3/4" thick, except for parquet-style floors which are thinner. engineered hardwood: at 3/8” to 1/2", engineered wood is slightly thinner than solid hardwood. thicker woods are usually available in premium collections. some engineered floors have a thicker top hardwood layer that allows them to be sanded and refinished s...
Decorating Your Home with Bold Colors
...ng the ceiling as your accent. another option for implementing vibrant wall color: stick to smaller rooms, where the bold look is less likely to be overwhelming. illuminate color with natural light when decorating with statement colors, remember that lighting can make a significant difference in the overall aesthetic. in addition to lighting fixtures, be sure to incorporate plenty ...
Homeowners Drive Growth for Decorative Tile
...to look like natural stone or hardwood planks and to feature highly textured surfaces that are seen as attractive by many consumers. the rise in popularity of thin porcelain tile (tpt) – which is lightweight, durable, and easy to install – will further support gains. us demand for decorative tile is forecast to expand 2.4% per year to 4.1 billion square feet in 2023. growth will be supp...
EQ3 Announces Expansion in the US Market
...ence, offering free design consultations, details about the customizable furniture options, from sofas to coffee tables, upholstery swatches, takeaway catalogues and seasonal lookbooks that highlight new products and the stories behind them. customers who visit the downtown store will have the opportunity to experience eq3's high-quality, customizable and made-to-order furniture options,...
Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
... into the modern marvel you desire on a timeframe and budget that fits your lifestyle. if a contemporary home is your ultimate goal, start with these key features to create a more modern look. lighting dingy lighting and dim rooms are the antithesis of modern design. a contemporary space is airy and bright, and the lighting fixtures often help set that tone. replace outdated fixtures...
6 Top Home Design Trends for 2019
...t are beautiful in their own simplicity. muted colors like blue-gray and pale rose come to life on walls and in fabrics. doors made of dark metal and wood paired with glass panels bring natural light and warmth into the home. urban country this trend brings the look and feel of rural living to urban spaces by pairing crisp white and warm neutrals with ornate fixtures. elements like a...
Broome + Greene To Open First Trade Showroom In The Design Center At theMART
...r at themart, chicago's iconic and world-famous design destination. broome + greene will be opening on the 14th floor in the company of established names like holly hunt, made goods, wired custom lighting and many other industry recognized names. the 1,800 square-foot broome + greene showroom will feature the company's modern furniture line, in addition to lighting and décor for town an...
Smart Tech Upgrades to Improve Home Function
...ve home security and even offer advantages for your health. if you're considering upgrades to your home, smart technology is a savvy way to add value and function. energy consumption smart lighting is among the most prevalent of smart functions on the market, largely because of the multiple benefits it offers. you can set regular lighting patterns and also manage those lights from y...
4 Steps for DIY Paint Project Success
... house you're painting. the main rules of thumb include removing everything from your walls - including curtains, decor and switch plates - using drop cloths to cover floors; removing or lowering light fixtures from the ceiling; and emptying the room of tables, lamps, furniture and other movable objects. if this isn't possible, push all the pieces to the center of the room and cover with d...
Designer Kathryn M. Ireland Launches First-Of-Its-Kind White-Glove Digital Design Platform -- The Perfect Room
... add-ons. the perfect room clients get exclusive access to trade furnishings and accessories not otherwise available when independently designing a home or room. ireland says, "our goal is to highlight great design, making a luxurious and comfortable home more accessible than ever. you select the designer-approved space and we bundle the full room in package form and deliver everything a...
Clever Kitchen Upgrades - Fresh colors and textures for a functional kitchen style
...classic to modern and from farmhouse to high-tech modernistic styling, designers work to make surfaces make a statement. with cabinetry, there's no shortage of options: matte and glossy, dark and light, with and without handles. technology has played a major role in the improved quality of laminates in the kitchen; many of today's laminate options have a more realistic appearance and ...
Home Safe Home
...n a room's ambiance. custom-made drapery and other window treatments are ideal for giving any living space a personal feel. however, upgrading your window treatments isn't just about creating a delightful new space. cords on window treatments pose a significant risk, especially in homes with small children and pets who may become tangled in the cords. a new window covering safety standa...
Advice from SMART Carpet and Flooring: Elderly Should Avoid Using Porcelain Tile in Bathrooms
... is the perfect shopping experience for seniors aging in place, because they can choose from thousands of vinyl and other flooring options all in the comfort of their own homes, against their own lighting and décor, with the help of trained flooring experts. appointments are available seven days a week. about smart carpet and flooring as the tri-state area's original shop-at-home floor...
Five Show House Trends to Inspire Your Renovation
...ing. to create that escapist vibe that calls back to the speak-easy, go with dark-hued walls and cabinetry to create an eye-catching contrast with pops of colorful art and gleaming fixtures. to lighten up the somber tone, playful designs like kohler's artifacts gentleman's bar faucet adds a touch of retro charm. high function, stylish design: the kitchen is the busiest room in the house...
Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home projects
...y adding a fire pit, portable furnace or heater, you and your family can spend time on the deck year-round. for a finishing touch, a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door not only brings in more sunlight and natural views, it creates a seamless transition between inside and outside. but a great deck starts with high-quality materials, because the last thing you want is to spend excessive ...
One Kings Lane Opens New York City Flagship At 143 Spring Street In Soho
...ll be open to clients interested in both in-person and virtual appointments. cosmetic updates were made to the space to create a fresh backdrop for the one kings lane retail experience while highlighting some of the building's original features. the interior walls were updated with exclusive one kings lane paint, with services provided by paintzen. features and exclusive partners in...
Tarkett Launches the Scale Study Series Collection from Designer Suzanne Tick
...rge from texture was an initial spark of inspiration for this collection, capturing the unique aesthetic of bold colors trapped within grooves of the carpet. the diverse color palette includes light, medium and dark greys, a warm beige, a rich chocolate, a jewel-toned navy, and unique grey/red and grey/blue colorations that are perfect for corporate branding and higher education facil...
5 Easy Ways to Add Colorful Curb Appeal
... paint. consider an option like krylon colormaster paint and primer - 25% more, which comes in 60 colors for indoor and outdoor use and offers more product to 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...
Images Publishing Group features Sarah Barnard's Healthy Homes in INTERIORS: Inside the American Home
...al health are connected to the art and design of our surroundings. barnard's peaceful palisades project is outfitted with natural materials, organic textiles and handmade furnishings which highlight the home's biophilic design intention. barnard orchestrated a complete interior overhaul, incorporating seaside inspiration through out the living spaces to create the perfect coastal retr...
Natuzzi-LG 'Smart Living Concept' Marries Intelligent Sofa, Smart Home Devices
... the ergonomic, tech-enabled sofa can recognize the user and interact with tv and other smart devices such as the lg signature air purifier and lg signature refrigerator, and even control smart lighting and thermostats. the sofa is enabled to reposition the angle of its seat and backrest cushions to five custom scenarios – reading, relaxing, watching tv, listening music and pause mode...
Living in Color
... white kitchen cabinets have dominated the market for many years. white cabinetry is constant, safe and classic. however, reports from designers and data on market buying trends are showing a slight shift in painted cabinetry design from classic white to pops of color. "we know kitchen cabinetry is an ever-evolving dynamic, but we also believe certain trends are more constant and ev...
Home Upgrades that Really Work/Ideas and inspiration to create more functional spaces
... make. for example, jcpenney home services offers a broad line of hardwood, laminate and luxury vinyl, all of which are affordable and practical solutions for a high-use area like the kitchen. lighting if there's one place in the home where task lighting really matters, it's the kitchen. proper lighting can help ensure you can see well for safe food handling. it also helps set the mo...
Simple Home Renovations/7 projects that improve resale value
...lans offer functionality for everything from keeping an eye on the kids while making dinner to entertaining guests. this type of floor plan can also make small rooms feel larger and invite more light into darker parts of the house. the most cost-effective way to create an open space is to remove non-load-bearing walls (load bearing walls help support the roof; while they can be remove...
Patcraft’s Oxidation Experiment Inspires Artefact Carpet Tile
...rces. constructed with eco solution q nylon® and ecoworx® backing, artefact is cradle to cradle certified™ silver. products are backed with lifetime warranties against stain, colorfastness to light, static and abrasive wear for maximum performance and appearance retention. about patcraft part of shaw industries, patcraft is a leader in high-performance commercial flooring, delive...
Living in Color
... white kitchen cabinets have dominated the market for many years. white cabinetry is constant, safe and classic. however, reports from designers and data on market buying trends are showing a slight shift in painted cabinetry design from classic white to pops of color. "we know kitchen cabinetry is an ever-evolving dynamic, but we also believe certain trends are more constant and ev...
Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
...mal cleaning, and operation is as easy as it comes: push forward to wash, pull back to dry. let the powerful brushes do all the work to gently remove embedded dirt and debris. add some cheery light. if you're like many homeowners, light fixtures aren't high on your list for everyday cleaning. however, over time dust and debris build up, which can impact the quality of light. take time ...
Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
... inspire reflection and creativity, lift spirits and encourage optimism. use yellow in your kitchen to bathe it in year-round "sunshine," especially if your kitchen doesn't get a lot of natural light or could use an extra dose of warmth and cheer. black although it has a reputation for darkness and mystery, black is also associated with sophistication. think of a black-tie affair, w...
Energy Savers that Make 'Cents'
...racks, holes and faulty seals. take time to assess all windows, doors and openings for air leaks, adding caulking or weather stripping where needed. don't overlook culprits like openings around lighting and plumbing fixtures, switch plates and other electrical elements. also assess potential losses from the fireplace, attic, garage and crawl spaces, where it's common that less attention ...
Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
...and gold tones are in style, or for something completely different, explore a new look like solid black fixtures that pop against several different textures and surfaces.  introduce ample lighting sub-optimal lighting can hamper the ambiance of smaller spaces like bathrooms. if the space has a window, ditch any coverings that restrict the natural light and instead rely on textur...
Get Ready for Guests - Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining
...d hgtv home by sherwin-williams' senior color designers, sue kim and ashley banbury.  clean and clear.  warmer weather is the perfect opportunity to throw open the windows to help lighten and brighten your home. give every nook and cranny a thorough scrub and organize areas that have grown messy. try taking on one room at a time to make the job more manageable, and before y...
4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh
...rsatile design and tech-savvy appeal for every modern homeowner. complete with tempsense technology, the faucet will notify you when water has reached your desired temperature through coded led light colors. liven up your cabinets small changes can make all the difference. replacing outdated cabinet knobs and drawer pulls can give your space a fresh streamlined look with minimal effo...
R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space
...aracteristics of the sought-after cedar allow it to weather into a gorgeous silver patina even as it resists rot, decay and insects. further, the durable wood is a dream to work with because it's lightweight, lays flat, stays straight and is free of pitch and resin. bonus: the forests harvested for the wood are carefully and sustainably replanted. dreaming of a private, well-appointed o...
6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen/Minor and major projects that can recreate your kitchen
... 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 lines, of course. the avery selectronic hands-free pull-down kitchen faucet from american standard features a three-function spray that can handle any kitchen challe...
The time is now to incorporate Scandinavian style into decor
...functional furnishings. a piece can be beautiful and also have utility - like eye-catching shoe racks and shelving, or built-in bed storage that creates a unique frame. cool, natural tones and light woods in flooring scandinavian style incorporates natural tones of whites, grays and light browns. pale wood and whitewashed floors create a clean, spacious look. that look can be achieve...
Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring
...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. as soon as temperatures allow, throw open the windows and skylights to let the fresh air chase away the remnants of winter. it's a perfect time to launder window treatments and clean area rugs. after a few passes with a carpet cleaner, allow rugs to air-d...
Transform Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Paradise
...lifestyle and parenting expert jordan reid of ramshackle glam can help you transform your bathroom into a spa-like oasis without undergoing a major renovation. 1. don't be scared to play with lighting, as it helps create a room's atmosphere. use multi-bulb lighting fixtures paired with warm leds. for a sunset-on-the-beach vibe, try pink bulbs in the bathroom with your regular lightin...
5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring
...r glory. inside, take time to launder all of your linens, including curtains, rugs and bedding. move furniture to vacuum behind and below, and don't overlook dust and dirt magnets like mirrors, light fixtures and the insides of cabinets, especially higher shelves that see infrequent use. outdoors, hose off or power-wash surfaces like windows, siding, decks and concrete to restore a crisp...
Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018
...a lifetime. stimulation of the senses create a mosaic of varying colors and textures in your home. hardwood flooring in 2018 will celebrate the natural beauty of the wood, showing and highlighting knots and naturally occurring imperfections, including varying plank sizes, colors, and widths. artisan styles will also be popular this year, with hand-brushed and -scraped patterns. ...
Escape with 2018's top trending color
...g, rich look and feel. * feeling a bit more daring? make an impactful statement with black by applying it from floor to ceiling on an accent wall or in an entire room. completing the look with lighter elements and furnishings will make the decor stand out, because the dark walls will highlight artwork and accessories while providing depth and character, creating a perfect space for resp...
Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space
... to tackle for a comfortable and efficient home. wash windows washing away dirt and water marks from your windows and screens gives you a clear view of the outdoors and lets in more natural light. it will also make your home feel lighter and brighter, keeping cabin fever at bay. and to help maintain a controlled climate inside the home, prevent air from leaking in or escaping by us...
5 budget-friendly master bathroom upgrades you'll cherish for years
...deserves to look good from top to bottom. pick a flooring style that speaks to you, spoil yourself with heated floors and rest easy knowing you'll never have to grout again. * shed a whole new light. there is perhaps no room where lighting is more important than the bathroom. if your current bathroom feels more like a cave than spa, it's time for a major lighting overhaul. modern fixtur...
Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space
... to tackle for a comfortable and efficient home. wash windows washing away dirt and water marks from your windows and screens gives you a clear view of the outdoors and lets in more natural light. it will also make your home feel lighter and brighter, keeping cabin fever at bay. and to help maintain a controlled climate inside the home, prevent air from leaking in or escaping by us...
Room-by-Room Renovations-Small changes that add up to a big impact
...n the existing cabinets are still in good working condition and you're just looking for an aesthetic change. other small-scale options include swapping out the countertop and sink, changing the lighting fixtures and updating tired floors with contemporary wood or tile. bathroom when plumbing is involved, project costs can skyrocket, but there are some relatively simple ways you ca...
Save Money Through Energy Efficiency
... such as tablets and smartphones. some models can also monitor your energy usage and system efficiency, providing data to help you make further adjustments to how you operate your hvac system. lighting is another major energy challenge. however, smart light bulbs let you adjust your home's ambiance (and energy usage) with just a couple of quick taps. paired with motion sensors that dete...
3 Ways to Throwback Style
...uld be kept top of mind when building or designing that dream space. features such as removable under-sink baskets and a double wastebasket kit lend ultimate practicality. no matter the era, lighting is a must for a functional kitchen space. a carefully crafted, multi-layered lighting design is an essential component of a dream kitchen. an option like hafele lighting, now offered thro...
Tricked out with Tech/Bathroom features that take smart living to a whole new level
...ome. with new products joining this category at an exponential pace, there's a way to boost the smart function of every room, even the bathroom. climate controls environmental elements like lighting and temperature are among the first signals your brain processes when you enter a new space. aligning those nuances with your comfort and preferences is the ultimate expression of persona...
Upgrades that Boost Your Home's Value and Enjoyment
...re often the first features homeowners consider when it comes to environmentally friendly upgrades, but windows and window treatments are another way to make a big impact. in a similar vein, skylights are a surprisingly affordable upgrade for the functionality and aesthetic benefits they provide, especially in the bathroom and kitchen where ventilation is as important as ample lighting. ...
Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests
...fresh bedroom, with personal touches to make them feel special. make sure the pillows are fluffed and bedrooms are stocked with fresh linens, along with a few magazines or a good book. test all lights and fans to confirm they're working properly, and be sure an alarm clock is available. a notecard featuring your wi-fi network name and password can help your guests feel right at home. ...
Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Trends to Watch
...smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. these safety tools can be accessed from any smartphone or device, and should be considered when remodeling. many of these smart devices, including thermostats and lighting fixtures, can support an energy-efficient home by allowing you to adjust the temperature or turn off lights, directly from your smartphone. design with accessibility in mind getting ol...
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
...might also want to consider installing a whole-home air purifier or placing portable air purifiers in frequently used rooms. reduce energy and natural resource usage. try installing timers on your lights so they turn on only at specified times. to take it a step further, consider installing lighting with vacancy sensors that automatically shut off the lights when a room isn't being used. choose...
5 ways to create big luxury in a small master bathroom
...lend perfectly with stylish bathroom decor. patented three-layer americast construction gives the tubs a porcelain enamel finish, sound-dampening qualities and superior resistance to damage, all in a lightweight material that makes for easy installation. 2. step up your shower game. the shower isn’t just where you get clean; it’s also a morning wake-up tool or end-of-day relaxation therapy t...
3 ways to personalize your home's curb appeal with an eye-catching front door
...oor. “wooden doors are most often used in custom or specialized design situations since they are easiest to manipulate,” explains the diy network. “with the countless options ([wood species], side lights, transoms, decorative glass, etc.) you can custom design the specific look you want for your entryway.” to achieve a one-of-a-kind look for your front door, consider these three ways to pers...
7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers
...stat setting by just 7-10 degrees for eight hours a day can save you as much as 10 percent annually on energy bills. a programmable thermostat automates the savings for you! * replace incandescent light bulbs — if your home still has traditional lightbulbs, replacing them with energy-saving leds or cfls is an easy way to improve your home’s overall energy efficiency. these bulbs use 25-80 perce...
Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
...m furniture. in the closet, you can repurpose common office supplies and organizers to make the most of limited space. for example, adhesive hooks are perfect for handbags, necklaces and scarves. lightweight shelving or cubbies make it easy to confine shoes, and for an assortment of accessories and knick-knacks, try stacking plastic bins. another idea to maximize drawer space in your dresser: ...
Easy DIY projects to prepare your home for sale
...siliconized kitchen and bath sealant repels water, liquids, soap scum, stains so the sealant stays looking clean, fresh and new. plus, it is safe for all surfaces, even granite and marble. revisit lighting throughout the home – proper illumination isn't just useful, it can open up a room and highlight beautiful architectural features. all lighting should be dusted, but for those fixtures that a...
Black is the new black: Black makes a comeback as a major home improvement trend
... perceived as too traditional or old fashioned. black matches everything: unless the exterior of your house is navy blue or dark brown, a black roof will match and enhance the facade. black highlights: rather than hiding or overpowering the features of your home, black tends to highlight architectural features and makes other colors appear brighter. black stands out: in a neighborhood of ...
3 Steps for Growing Edible Herbs
...erbs, it's important to provide the correct growing conditions to help ensure that they can thrive and produce intensely flavorful leaves. most herbs grow best in full sun, but some can also tolerate light shade. although many herbs are adaptable to varying conditions (and flavor can oftentimes be best when the plants are stressed a bit), be careful not to overwater as most herbs need well-drained...
5 green home improvements that can help sell your home for more
...ic upgrades, they also want improvements that will help save them money for as long as they live in the home." some green projects you can easily accomplish yourself, like replacing less efficient light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs or leds throughout the house, or installing a programmable thermostat. other improvements may require professional expertise but can result in even big...
Add living space to your home with an easy patio makeover
...ou're doing this, set up your patio as an outdoor cooking station that’s ready to go whenever you’re ready to start cooking. set up a sturdy table for prepping veggies and meats and a selection of lightweight, outdoor serving dishes. the variety of colors and designs are endless and add to the space aesthetic. (just as you would indoors, make sure the surface is clean before you get started.) u...
Trends to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space
... a flat surface for drinks and plates. by using 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...
5 projects to create the perfect outdoor kitchen
...ecay and insects, and it will look great no matter what the weather brings. in addition, building the cover is easy - simply follow the nine-step process found at realcedar.com. * find the perfect light. if nighttime is the right time for your group, then forget the deck light and opt for ambient lighting options instead. track lighting can be strung across your space easily to make your outdoo...
Top 6 home decorating trends
...vely nautical vibe when used in conjunction with materials like rope, brass and wood. navy velvet couches are a popular way to incorporate the color into your home. and if you want to keep your space light, wallpaper with blue accents is a great solution. whether you go for indigo, cobalt, navy or some other blue hue, a dramatic, deep blue color will add interest to your space. 3. acrylic every...
Mix Up Something Eclectic
...warm, cozy spaces by using materials like wood and rich tones such as red, yellow and orange. 2. avoid overdoing bold accent colors, which can overpower the gray and make a room seem busy. rely on lighting and white accents, such as countertops and backsplashes, to add some brightness to the room. 3. if the idea of going all gray is overwhelming, opt instead to do a statement piece in gray, ...
5 tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project
...make it a family affair. turn your diy project into lasting memories by including your children in the work. assign them tasks you know they can accomplish. ask younger kids to sort supplies or carry lightweight materials, while older children can be tasked with painting large spaces or performing simple hammering tasks. work closely with your kids and celebrate their victories at the project’s en...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
...ck barefoot-friendly on a hot summer day. add wow factor to your entryway. large planters with hardy, bright blooms add curb appeal when positioned on either side of the front door. update your lighting. modern light fixtures in kitchens and bathrooms shed a whole new light and look on the room. consider installing a dimmer so you can create the right mood, any time of the day. while you’re ...
Dare to Dream-Add functional, appealing features for a desirable home
...oing it right. that includes finding the right materials and products to suit your specific needs and style, whether it's for closet organization, a beautiful kitchen upgrade, adding features like skylights or anything in between. your dreams and desires for your home are attainable and within your reach, so long as you're devoted and willing to put in the time. find more home upgrade tips and...
3 backyard projects you can tackle in a weekend
...t. drill a screw into each end to solidify the fit. next, attach the bottom panels with glue and drill a screw through the ends of the bottom panels into the sides for a more secure fit. finish by lightly sanding any rough or unseemly spaces on the foundations. add a touch of paint or stain to improve the planter's appearance and offer long-term protection. shedding new light on the shed ...
3 tips to make your bathroom remodel a breeze
...writing out goals for your remodel is an important first step in taking the dream to reality. start with the pain points of your current bathroom, whether it’s the fixtures, the tile, the vanity, the lighting or other functional and style issues, and then move on to your wish list. determining your “must-haves” in advance is key to prioritizing your action list and budget. 2. budget like a pro...
Home Design Trends/Make style the focus of your home renovation
...lpapers and even wood cladding on ceilings, aiming to make a statement that places the fifth wall at the center of a room's overall decor. another must-have for a stunning fifth wall design is skylights, which provide a connection to nature, whether it's a view of the sky on a sunny day, treetops, a passing rain storm or a starry night sky. skylights provide balanced, natural light that can ma...
Thoughtful home design: 4 tips to transform any small space
...interpretation of lebanese-inspired cedar that adds visual interest and is much easier to maintain than its natural counterpart. finish off the look with oversized art, large mirrors to bounce light around the room, a floating sink and toilet, and open shower to pack a punch in a small space. 4. bring only what you love. it may seem obvious, but when moving or scaling back on you...
Add Light with DIY Decor
...t expensive, ready-made items aren't in your budget, diy projects can be an easy and affordable solution for revitalizing rooms in your home. one simple way to enhance the character of a room is with lighted elements. add a glistening, on-trend look with a lighted canvas, which features twinkling lights that dance on shimmering glitter to lend a glam look to any room. the project, designed by c...
Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom
...ire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest design trends report by the national kitchen and bath association (nkba). from freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to led lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on creating the atmosphere of luxury and calm found in world-class spas. with the average mid- to upscale ...
Starting Your Smart Home Transformation
... rich and famous and those whose lives played out on the big screen. what once seemed impractical for the average homeowner is now quite attainable. when you consider that some smart devices, such as light bulbs, have a life span of up to 25 years, in the end you may end up even saving money. how much money you'll ultimately spend to create your smart home depends on numerous factors: the size ...
How to Maintain Marble Floors
...ners and in substances like tomato sauce, lemon juice and alcohol. etch marks are often most visible at an angle, when they appear duller and less shiny than the surrounding surface. if a spot is lighter than the surrounding stone, it's most likely an etch mark.if a spot is darker than the surrounding stone, it's probably a stain. to remove stains, use a poultice, which you can buy at a ha...
Light solutions: What to do when your house feels like a cave
...f a room dazzled with sun and other parts dim and poorly lit. for example, a room with a wall full of picture windows will often lack windows on other walls. near the windows, you'll get plenty of sunlight and some glare, but the natural light might not make it to the far corners of the room - especially if it's a large space like a great room. what's more, interior spaces like powder rooms, la...
Simplify Your Cleaning Routine
... the bathtub and trash cans. keeping cleaning simple is a new year's resolution you'll actually want to keep. with these tips and tricks, you can start the year off with a bang, fewer germs and a lightened cleaning load. learn more at clorox.com. ...
Stainless Steel is Trending Outdoors
...d for years. while it's most often used indoors, this durable, low-maintenance, design-forward material is making its way outdoors.  deck railings, outdoor kitchen cabinetry and solar-powered lighting are among the many examples of products using stainless steel to create exterior spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and easy to maintain. as this material continues to expand beyond trad...
Easy Home Upgrades/Add style, function to interior, exterior spaces
... ways to add your own style and personal touches or are looking to upgrade your longstanding home, it's essential to 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 capabili...
5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home
...thoroughly wash windows until they are dirt-free so the sun can shine through. capitalize on sunny days, no matter the season, by opening curtains and shades instead of using harsh bulbs. the natural light will soften the look of the room, making it more inviting, not to mention the savings on your energy bills. • sound: curate a cleaning playlist full of your favorite upbeat tracks. for smalle...
Color Your Kitchen
...p mount with a finished rim, undermount to create a seamless appearance, universal mount which can be installed either above or below your countertop or an exposed apron front mount that extends out slightly further than the cabinet below it, your new sink needs to be in sync with your chosen countertop material. whether or not you plan to replace your countertops will also affect your options. ...
Natural Stone in the Shower
...lures and assemblies. while marble is a beautiful and popular choice for bathrooms, homeowners should be aware that it should be sealed prior to use in the shower. a useful generalization is that the lighter the stone, the more porous it is. darker stones have a tighter molecular structure and are less likely to stain, bonasera said. there are many exceptions to this concept and a knowledgeable st...
4 important tips for planning a kitchen remodel
...ice 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. an led light at the base of the faucet changes color from blue to red to alert users to the water’s temperature and avoid surprises. beyond innovative technology, the faucet’s transitional design — inspired ...
From stains to storage: Easy home cleaning solutions that open up time for fun
...ns, and each cleaning solution provides an invisible shield to repel dirt to protect against re-soiling. problems with carpet odor? stainmaster pet stain remover also removes odor and leaves behind a light, fresh scent. add a mud tray in the entryway: every time you mop the entryway floor, it seems to be dirty again in just a couple days. winter and spring are especially hard on your floors, as...
5 residential design trends in hardwood
...als known to man, yet architects, designers and homeowners are always finding fresh ways to use it in the modern home. what's the appeal? flexibility and variety, for starters. "we're constantly delighted to see how traditional woods like oak and walnut are being employed with renewed flair and imagination," says linda jovanovich, of the american hardwood information center, www.hardwoodinfo.co...
Where to find rebates, tax credits and rewards for energy-efficient home improvements
... also pay off right away in the form of rebates and tax credits. whether you're considering installing an energy-efficient tankless water heater, putting solar panels on your house, or adding a skylight, chances are you can find a program that will put cash back in your pocket for improving your home's energy efficiency. here is where to look for rebates, tax credits and rewards for your energy...
Trend alert: Wood planks warm up ceilings and walls
... in some rooms, the wood ceilings extend past clerestory windows to create covered porches that link the interior of the house to the mountain landscape outside. more drama is provided by the natural light that streams through the clerestories and across the ceilings, changing the look of the red oak boards throughout the day. rebecca ascher, principal at ascher davis architects in new york and...
The many moods of modern design
...or simplicity and functionality, european minimalism is well versed in the notion of less is more. clean lines and simple ornamentation allow for an open, natural flow, while a muted color scheme and light wood floors create the foundation of a calming space. the neutral palette is balanced with rich textures, mixed materials and natural lighting to invite guests in without offering overwhelming d...
5 easy DIY projects to tackle this winter
...y area by covering work area with a drop cloth. make sure it is in a well-ventilated area. 2. read the spray paint can label for proper safety and application instructions. 3. prep chair surface by lightly sanding. then wipe down the surface with a tackcloth to remove dust and particles. 4. apply even coats of colormaster paint+primer to the chair in a side-to-side motion. slightly overlap each...
4 hot bathroom design trends that don't have to cost a bundle
...toned fixtures, you can cost-effectively play on the neutral trend by adding pale gray to the walls. for a subtle effect that will also add height to the room, paint the ceiling a gray several shades lighter than the walls. superior showers the shower is becoming a highlight of the bathroom, with many renovators reporting that homeowners want customization such as lighting, built-in seating, ben...
3 tips to protect your home this winter
...etween both appearance and protection. first, it's important to understand the climate in your region to ensure you use a product that can protect against particular elements such as rain, snow or sunlight. then, it's just as important to select a product that will meet your appearance expectations. "when i last refinished my house in 2008, we used flood cwf in cedar tone, and the product has hel...
Snow Blower Tune-Up Tips
...for the seasoned homeowner, the emerging strands of twinkling lights are more than just a sign of holiday get-togethers. it also means that soon, if not already, the ground will be covered in snow. ensuring your snow blower is up to the task can make or break this season for many. these diy tune-up tips can help you weather the winter storms. "taking the time to prep your snow blower for the seas...
Habitat For Humanity And Lowe's Help 1,000+ Families Get Into Safe, Affordable Homes For The Holidays
...ide families across the u.s. to help them realize their dreams of safe, affordable homeownership. at a culminating event in fort worth, habitat and lowe’s will revitalize 58 homes and string holiday lighting with 19 families, while celebrating surpassing that goal and bringing the joy of experiencing holiday traditions in the comfort of their homes to families in more than 300 communities nationw...
New neutrals dominate the color trends of 2017
...sure to produce timeless results in the kitchen or living spaces. organic re-imagined create an updated nature-inspired palette in your home with citrus green, weathered bronze, mustard yellow and light, cool-toned blue paired with earthy neutrals like poised taupe. this contemporary organic look is perfectly re-imagined for the modern world with just the right amount of visual appeal. wine an...
One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays
...g of paint, a fresh coat in an eye-catching color can make your front door look new and inviting. while you’re working on your entryway, remember to power-wash sidewalks, steps and trim, and wash sidelights, transoms and other windows near the door. a polished entryway will make your holiday decorations look even better — and wow the in-laws before they even ring the doorbell. in kitchens and bat...
Bathroom renovations even the pickiest in-laws will love
...-law's commentary on the dripping showerhead, your brother-in-law's judgment of the archaic toilet that uses gallons of water per flush, and your sister-in-law's reaction to the total lack of natural light. renovating a bathroom is almost always a good investment. making bathroom upgrades that will not only improve the value of your home and your enjoyment of it, but also satisfy the most discern...
Oelo Announces Permanent Remote Controlled LED Structural Lighting
...oelolighting solutions, a manufacturer of led outdoor lighting products, today announced a new line of permanent led structural lighting solutions for homes and businesses. oelo outdoor structural lighting is fully customizable, providing uniquely expressive options to let individual styles shine throughout the entire year. oelo lighting features a low profile design that seamlessly fits home or...
Harvest Your Own Home Decor
... (family features) warm up your home with this season’s trendiest looks. put your personal touch on your home’s decor with crafting projects that highlight the best of fall: copper detail, animal icons and pumpkins of every color, including white. create a seasonal tablescape or mantel decoration with these harvest fall lanterns created by the crafting experts at jo-ann fabric and craft stores. ...
Deck Design Made Easy
...re available for customizing your deck. you’ll need to decide early on if you want to incorporate features like built-in seating, planters and storage, as well as add-ons such as a pergola or outdoor lighting, which can add comfort, character and convenience to your outdoor living space. incorporate railingas one of the most visible parts of the deck, railing can provide design inspiration and sh...
One In Four Receive Unwanted Christmas Gifts
...ater in the month. the research found that seven in 10 (70%) people in europe actually feel that christmas has become too focused on spending money. the growing commercialisation of the holiday, highlighted by early christmas sales, and shopping events like black friday and cyber monday, could be adding to the pressure many feel, encouraging people to panic-purchase gifts that might not be apprec...
Make your home feel bigger without adding space
...t: make it look and feel bigger a space that’s crowded with stuff, filled with large furniture and decorated in dark hues will feel tight and oppressive no matter how big the room is. decluttering, lightening up your decor and right-sizing furniture are three of the easiest ways to make your home feel bigger and work better. replace dark drapes and carpets with lighter colors, paint the walls in...
Tips to stop drafts, save money and improve your home
...inter, and in the summer it can be very hot. and what is separating your conditioned house from your unconditioned attic? only a thin sheet of plywood. try this yourself: at night, turn on the attic light and shut the attic stairway door. if you see any light coming through, it means your heated and air-conditioned air is leaking out of these large gaps in your home, 24-hours a day. an easy, low...
Tackle those air leaks now before heavy snow and cold temperatures hit
...ector to examine your home will give a better sense of the required work and avoid any subsequent costly headaches. if you’re thinking of going green, small changes such as using compact fluorescent light bulbs can contribute to reducing your home’s carbon footprint. fluorescent light bulbs typically have a longer life and use less energy, thereby reducing excessive energy waste and monthly energ...
5 kitchen updates that stand the test of time
...ro-style, sophisticated aesthetic with innovative features inside and out to make life easier. because that is what smart innovation, and hardworking appliances are about. then: brighten your space lighting is crucial in the kitchen and most people underestimate how many they need. you want a mix of overhead lighting, pendant lights and counter-top lighting. shop your local antiques mall for opt...
4 nursery design trends you'll love now - and later!
...astels are back and better than ever! on the heels of pantone’s announcement of not one, but two pastels, rose quartz and serenity as colors of the year, this trend is legit. these shades add a slight twist on the traditional pink and blue: rose quartz is a softer pink with a hint of peach, and serenity is a periwinkle blue with shades of lavender pushing through. other popular pastels a...
Smart Home For The Holidays: Honeywell Offers Tips To Maximize Connected Home Technology While Enjoying The Season
...mands, longer parties. honeywell's lyric security and home control system offers convenient voice control. a simple "hello, lyric" can get the home ready for holiday gatherings in no time. adjust the lights, lock the back door, drop the shades, turn on cameras, and more; the lyric system means you don't have to sacrifice comfort for security. plus, the system's carbon monoxide and smoke detection ...
Eight Launches Smart Mattress To Help You Get Better Sleep
...eight smart mattress includes features that improve the sleep experience, like automatic temperature control for each side of the bed, and connectivity with other smart home devices like thermostats, lights and coffee machines. the mattress contains multiple sensors to track sleep times, deep and light sleep, breathing rate, and measure toss and turns, bed temperature, and room temperature. over t...
You're Free! Five Great Ideas for Repurposing Kids' Bedrooms
...es for relaxing as you apply makeup, try on shoes and accessories and create the perfect outfit. meditation room: create a space to recharge yourself physically and mentally, perhaps with natural light, a sound system and elements of nature like plants, flowers and/or a water fountain. to achieve a zen quality, minimal furniture and accessories are recommended. pastels or dark colors are consi...
How to use color psychology when painting your home
...ed warm colors since they are associated with images of heat, like fire or sunshine. warm families of color are bold and powerful when incorporated into home design. yellows because yellow reflects light, it's an excellent choice for foyers and dark hallways. its cheery nature has the ability to create an uplifting mood in homes. rich yellows are great accent colors because they catch the eye. a...
Petri Plumbing & Heating Offers Tips on How to Protect Your Home While Out of Town
...s are important to consider when your home will be empty for a few days: put your water heater on vacation mode – if you have a gas water heater, you can turn the dial to vacation mode. the pilot light will remain on, but you'll save the cost of unnecessary heating. if your water heater is electric, turn the temperature down or turn it off at the circuit breaker panel. notify home security ...
Secrets to marrying style, eco-sense and luxury in any bathroom
...en multiple jets. fabulous features luxury and environmental awareness can also meet in other aspects of a well-appointed bathroom, including design, decor and accessories. for example, adding a skylight can fill a bath with wholesome natural light that nourishes the body, mind and spirit while also helping reduce dependence on artificial light sources. the skylight can also provide passive vent...
Refresh your home with 6 easy DIY paint projects
...finished look that will have neighbors stopping and staring as they stroll by. you’ll also need a paint that provides protection against even the toughest elements, such as heavy rain and intense sunlight. hgtv home by sherwin-williams offers a wide variety of paint products that do this, especially their showcase exterior paint with weathertuff technology. this paint also offers a thicker coati...
Home improvement: What's old is new again
...r focal point to backsplashes and ceilings. whatever your goal, accent wood makes a statement. small touches: fixtures and surfaces don’t forget the little details: a glass doorknob, an oil-rubbed light fixture or a stained glass panel in the window. these touches go a long way to convey the look of another era in a newer home. mixing eras with furniture antiques and classic period pieces mi...
5 DIY projects to liven up your office
...n a stressful work day. go green and fill your space with plants! if you already have a plant or two in your office, why not buy more? in most cases, you'll want to select plants that thrive in low-light conditions. now, the true creative work is in how you choose to arrange your plants. rather than just placing them on your desk, look into hangers and wall hooks — all of which will create a win...
3 surprising home elements you can automate
... to automate their homes? a report by icontrol networks found security, cost savings and eco-friendly energy efficiency are what people find most exciting about home automation. heating and cooling, lighting and security systems are among the most common elements automated in homes, but they’re far from the only ones that can save you money and make your home more efficient. here are three surpri...
5 secrets to building the best media room
...gh most people’s attention will be drawn to the wall with the television on it, the surrounding walls are equally important. here is where you mount speakers for the 360-degree sound effect, sconce lighting and floating shelves for design and storage. to properly achieve this, you need a durable wall, such as habito drywall, that can both hold the needed weight and is strong enough to make it...
5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble
...rnatives, which are constantly being introduced to the market. brands like neolith — a 100 percent natural, high-performance, sintered compact 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...
The many moods of modern design
...implicity and functionality, european minimalism is well versed in the notion of less is more. clean lines and simple ornamentation allow for an open, natural flow, while a muted color scheme and light wood floors create the foundation of a calming space. the neutral palette is balanced with rich textures, mixed materials and natural lighting to invite guests in without offering overwhel...
DIY projects to increase the resale value of your home.
...ower. if you love the satisfaction of fixing things and are hoping to get a high offer on your house, here are five diy projects that may increase the resale value of your home. install lighting fixtures. lighting has a tremendous effect on how potential buyers perceive your house. while it's important to keep the rooms and hallways well lit, you'll want to make sure the source...
Boston Company Offers Tips on How to Protect Your Home While Out of Town
...ffer extensive water damage without anyone even knowing. by the time you return home, rugs, walls and important possessions may already be ruined. put your water heater on vacation mode – the pilot light will remain on, but you'll save the cost of unnecessary heating. if you have an electric water heater, turn the temperature dial down or turn it off at the circuit breaker panel. adjust the t...
YORK® modulating gas furnace receives Consumers Digest Best Buy designation
...oduct design and testing—visit www.york.com. york® products from johnson controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories, and innovative light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a national distribution network and delivered to home-and building-owners through qualified york heating and cooling contractors...
On-Trend Transformations/Get the hottest looks with a bathroom makeover
...athroom is no exception for those who gravitate toward contemporary design. cabinetry featuring clean styles, sleek hardware and full overlay doors lend well to a contemporary look. add complementary lighting and fixtures, and keep accessories and decor simple and clutter-free to round out the look. painted cabinetrymany a bathroom has fallen victim to monochromatic monotony. fortunately, these d...
Dispelling Myths About Natural Stone
...owners considering natural stone. a common misconception is that common products like red wine, cosmetics or coffee will stain natural stone countertops beyond repair. while staining can occur on any light colored material, including some lighter stones, carl vona jr., president of paramount stone in stamford, connecticut, says that most stains are treatable. "we can always troubleshoot the prob...
Keeping the Character/Renovation with original charm in mind
... you might repurpose the existing contents to fit your needs. in the kitchen, you may be surprised by how sanding and staining or painting the existing cabinetry transforms the space. remember that lightly colored cabinets and countertops will make a small kitchen space feel larger, and you can bring pops of color into the room with the backsplash and decor. especially if you're rehabbing an o...
Beat Wardrobe Blahs with a Closet Makeover
... 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, but if it is packed tight, it's almost impossible. proper lighting is essential. a trendy light...
5 Mistakes New Homeowners Make That Attract Pests
...mites. in spring, termites can be seen swarming around windows or doors. other signs of termite activity include buckling wood, swollen floors and ceilings and areas that appear to be suffering from slight water damage.brick and mortar homes are not termite-proof as they have wooden components, such as framing and flooring, that can host termite infestations. it's important to work with a licensed...
Creative Ways to Add Order to Your Home
...soft cloth 1 bottle homedecor white wax instructions: paint each box a different color and let dry. paint the box again using a different color than the bottom color and let dry. lightly to moderately sand each box to expose paint underneath to give each box a distressed look. using an old rag or soft cloth, rub each sanded box with white wax and let dry. buff each box to gi...
Easy Ways to Manage Your Whole Home in Zones
...(family features) you’ve been taught from childhood to turn off the lights when you leave a room to save energy and money. now, technology is allowing homeowners to apply those years of training to managing energy consumption – and comfort – on a room-by-room basis throughout the house. this new approach to managing your home allows you to customize nearly every aspect of a room&rsqu...
Kitchen Trends 9 Ideas for your Redesign
...look in 2016. combine this classic and durable look with subway tile or a linear tile on the wall. sleek tile may be opposite to rustic wood, but the two work together for a transitional style. city lights™ barcelona 1/2 x 1/2 mosaic with veranda tones™ zen garden 6-1/2 x 20 field tile on the floor and wall quartzeveryone is talking about quartz. and they should, it’s an incredible countertop su...
5 Pops of Pattern to Instantly Upgrade Interiors
...lean, modern style that communicates sophistication and audacity. infuse contrast and depth to create a clean, modern backdrop for existing decor. the pattern allows you to play with a combination of light and dark colors as a way to add different levels of drama based on the space. * geo elemental - from north and south to east and west, global influences can be seen in architecture, interior d...
5 DIY Kitchen Renovation Inspirations
...ntemporary design full circle. it's all in the details small changes can have a big impact on the overall look of any kitchen. try pairing your sleek appliances with warm finishes and statement lighting, such as pendants, to create an intimate space. to minimize upkeep, select smudge-proof stainless steel appliances so your kitchen always looks sleek and clean. focus on furniture and accesso...
Keep Clutter at Bay/Useful items to keep your home elegantly organized
...ace, 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 solutions, go to wellborn.com. ...
A Kitchen Designer Tells All - Five tried-and-true tips for rocking your kitchen remodel
...ut what you love "everyone always wants to talk about what they hate about their kitchen, but people rarely consider what they love about the existing space," said camp. "whether it's liking how the light comes in or your kids' favorite homework spot, you don't want to take that away." with these tips in mind, you're well on your way to a smooth-sailing kitchen remodel. to find an nkba-certifi...
8 Ways to Bring Big Style to Small Spaces
.... 4. spruce up the space. buy a plant or two to break up the hard lines of the generic room. succulents or cacti are great low-maintenance options for busy students. 5. say "no" to fluorescent lighting. incorporate alternative lighting such as a simple floor lamp in the corner of the room or string lights to add a subtle twinkle above the bed. these light sources give off a warmer glow and ...
Tips and Tech Make for a Tidy Home
...ower as you move across carpet, hardwood or tile floors for deep, scatter-proof cleaning. 5. recruit a cleaning crew. give the kids something to do this summer with a few daily chores. this will lighten your load and teach lessons of accountability and responsibility. even little mess-makers can help with age-appropriate jobs such as picking up toys or sorting laundry by color. create a chore...
Spacious Upgrades/Ideas to Easily Enhance the Master Closet
...in 18 months. when considering where to make investments in your home, don't close the door on the closet! you can create the closet of your dreams with a few simple tips. add paint and update the lighting. bring the bedroom paint into the closet. this makes the space feel like a true extension of your bedroom, not a forgotten area that belongs behind closed doors. great lighting is also impor...
How Green Is Your House?An eco-friendly approach to home care
...opping smart to incorporate high-efficiency appliances and electronics into your home is just a first step. there are many other ways you can make such products even more sustainable: * rely on led light bulbs, which use a fraction of the energy and last significantly longer than traditional bulbs. * use light timers to turn off lights when they aren't needed. * make a habit of powering off li...
Get Inspired by Outdoor Living Ideas
...de with the addition of features such as outdoor kitchens, dining nooks and fireplaces. demand also is up for features like integrated benches with cushions and accent pillows, storage components and lighting, along with accessories such as ornamental post caps and railing with decorative balusters similar to those found inside the home. tropical staycation. from new england to southern califo...
Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation
... with this project, tape off areas to make crisp lines. use a brush to apply the product, and allow to dry as described on the package directions. use ultra-fine grit sand paper, such as 300 grit, to lightly sand the first coat. finish with a second coat. tips: for a richer color, use the finest sand paper possible to remove as little stain as possible between coats. apply more layers for a d...
Create a Crafty Bistro at Home
...our very own bordeaux bistro. you can recreate this simple warmth and elegance in your home with craft projects that set the mood for an evening of intimate laughter and decadent indulgence. candlelight can instantly transform a room, so incorporate simple decorative touches featuring candles that blend modern style and old world ambiance. an ombre dye effect creates a vivid impression on a sim...
Define Your Unique Style
...ook you envision for the kitchen you've always wanted. stains: sometimes all a cabinet needs is a simple stain to allow the true beauty and character of the wood to shine through. dark, medium and light tone stains each can create a completely different look depending on what they are paired with. your style may call for a kitchen with all stained cabinets, or an island can be the perfect place...
4 Tips to Make Home Maintenance Easier
...esive to secure precious items from getting knocked over, and protect floors from traffic damage by securing rugs and felt pads to furniture. take a helping hand. most phones have levels and flashlights that can help with minor jobs, and your phone's calendar can be set with recurring reminders so that you'll never miss a maintenance date. in addition, find creative ways to make tasks easier. ...
Tips to Maximize Space in Every Room
...ve allowed products to be made that make life a little easier on you. cooking and many other activities, a lot of times, leave you with your hands messy or full. features like touch to lift, touch to light, touch to open and touch to close by wellborn cabinet, inc. provide the solution to this mainstream problem in any room. lighting the right amount of lighting complements cabinets to show t...
Bathroom Upgrades to Impress Guests
...ta toilet with flushiq technology, which offers overflow prevention and leak detection, and boasts a touch-free sensor, eliminating the need to touch a dirty handle. * less is more. save money and lighten your "to-do" list by simplifying tasks. for example, when hosting a dinner, choose a simple candle display instead of extravagant flowers. when preparing for the holidays, fill a glass bowl wi...
Keep Winter Energy Bills in Check
... are on the rise. before winter weather sets in for your part of the country, take some time to assess your home for potential problem areas and improvements that can help lower your energy costs. lighting. though turning off unneeded lights is a smart strategy any time of year, it's especially helpful during the winter months when utility expenses can add up. new technology from ge lighting le...
Easy Ways to Save This Halloween
... dish to share with a spooky name. rent or download classic horror films for an after-dinner movie marathon everyone will enjoy. make sure your home is adorned with the most fearsome decorations with light up pumpkins for the porch, inflatables for the front yard and ghoulish decals for the walls. shop from home. save time and avoid the headache of running around town looking for the perfect co...
Why Emergency Preparedness Matters/Tips to Prevent Storm Damage
...y." improved technology features such as ge's symphony(r) ii power management system, which manages a home's power demands automatically and electronically during an outage, allow more of a home's lights and appliances - up to two ac units - to be powered with a smaller standby generator. a home that would typically need a larger 20 kw home generator to power all of the home's power demands cou...
Lawn Care Tips for Fall
... mulching with a mower is an ideal alternative. be sure to mulch leaves only when they are dry to avoid damp and wet leaves clumping or building up under mower decks. remember that grass needs sunlight in the fall to help store food for winter, so don't wait until your lawn is completely matted down with leaves to mulch. a thin layer of mulched leaves is ideal and helps add nutrients to the so...
Emergency Preparedness Tips/Prepare your home for a power outage
...ily. be sure to include items such as: * a three-day supply of non-perishable food * adequate water (a gallon per person, per day) * first aid supplies * matches * battery-powered radio * flashlights * extra batteries * essential toiletry items, such as toothbrush and paste an expanded list of items to consider when packing your emergency supply kit can be found at www.fema.gov. p...
Give Your Kitchen a Facelift - Easy Updates to Increase Your Home's Value & Save You Time
...ll suite of frigidaire gallery(r) appliances, visit www.frigidaire.com. 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 ...
Make Your Home Smarter
...e it when you arrive. these capabilities are also eco-friendly, allowing users to regulate the temperature while the home is unoccupied, which can mean big savings on energy bills. let a little sunlight in until recently, motorized window shades were a luxury only the rich and famous could enjoy - that is until smartphone technology came into play. with the touch of a finger, homeowners can no...
DIY Ideas for Every Room/Simple steps to update and organize
...or other ideas for keeping your kitchen tidy, visit www.duckbrand.com. finishing touches here are a few other ways to enhance the rooms in your home with stylish and useful updates: dim the lights: install light dimmers throughout your home for an extra touch of ambiance and improved energy efficiency. the dimming function is especially perfect for living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms...
Home Updates That Go Back In Time/Revive the charm of mid-century modern design
...o art to add mid-century modern personality throughout the home. whether the dining room features a gold bar cart stacked with your favorite beverages or the kitchen shines with a unique, vintage light fixture - 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. ...
Safe, Green Ways to Protect Family & Home
...e and prevent outdoor insect, reptile and rodent infestations. adorn your yard with proper plants: * a sturdy, healthy plant is less likely to be attacked by pests. provide plants with optimal sunlight, water and nutrients so they can grow strong, keeping pests away. * look for plants that attract predators of pests, such as earthworms, ladybugs and spiders. always seek natural products: ...
Setting the Mood for Summer in the Home
...dryer. a mounted ironing board is perfect for smaller spaces – you can keep it out of the way, yet easily accessible. with clutter-free surfaces, you’ll have plenty of room for an odor neutralizer or light deodorizer such as air wick’s new snuggle fresh linen to chase away the unsavory smells of dirt and grime-laden clothes inevitable in the summer. give your laundry a boost. infuse your cloth...
Caring for Your Stone Surfaces
...nd water spots and it reinforces the protective seal." homeowners should often test the integrity of the protective seal, even scheduling it like they do when changing batteries twice yearly at daylight saving time. here's an easy way to do that: pour water (about 3 inches in diameter) on the surface in several locations and let it sit for 30 minutes. if you see a dark mark or ring, the water i...
Room-to-Room Home Additions/Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms
...ng room with repurposed items found around the house. fill a decorative pitcher or an old tin watering can with fresh flowers from the garden to add elegance to your coffee table. wrap assorted globe lighting fixtures or mason jars with wire and hang them in a grouping to display votive candles. for an eclectic and shabby chic feel, turn a vintage drawer on end to use as a bookshelf or bring in an...
Colorful Springtime Crafts - Easy projects add color to the home
...vel: no experience necessary supplies and tools: small canvas moss (the moss collection) glue gun and glue sticks computer and printer (optional) pencil ribbon scissors 1. on the canvas, lightly draw desired letter with a pencil or print a letter from computer and trace it. 2. sort the moss out over workspace, mixing and matching to achieve desired look. 3. glue the moss in ...
Transform Small Spaces into Charming Places
...orage where there wasn't any. closetmaid's wide assortment of products can help transform any room of the home simply by allowing people to truly utilize the space they have." make it larger with lighting clearing a small home of its clutter will automatically make it seem larger. however, the illusion of more space can also be enhanced with proper lighting. the right lighting will also play ...
A Sparkling, Spotless Home-Spring cleaning solutions to make your house shine
...anage 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 channels. the hoover air steerable also features a maneuverable design, allowing you to swivel and turn around furniture...
Bringing the Outside Indoors/Making Patio Space an Extension of the Home
...nd other décor, choose natural patterns, textures and fibers. pair materials like hemp, rattan, bamboo, wicker and jute, with softer textures, such as cottons, velvet and velour for added dimension. light up the room nothing pleases the senses like natural light, so be sure to rid windows and doorways of heavy drapery and other barriers. bring this beautiful resource inside by adding a retrofit ...
Shedding Light on Replacement Windows
...windows can bring new life to existing homes by letting in fresh air, flooding rooms with natural light and opening up beautiful views. they also come in all shapes, sizes and materials. important considerations for selecting the right window are type, material, style, climate and budget. type a pocket window is perfect in situations where the home's existing window frame and surrounding wall...
Energy-Efficient Solutions for Your Home
...for many people, a trip down the lighting aisle can be an overwhelming experience, especially when considering the many energy-efficient lighting options available. whether looking at light-emitting diode (led) bulbs or compact fluorescent technology (cfl) bulbs, there are some factors you should think about before making a purchase. recent studies have found that most homeowners aren't ready to ...
Tips to Capture Mood, Splendor of the Season with Lighting
...as decorations are hung this holiday season in preparation for entertaining family and friends, consider creating ambiance using lighting in the main social rooms of the home, including the kitchen, dining and living rooms. beyond the trimmings, presents and other jolly adornments, it is essential to have the proper lighting to enhance the glow of the holidays and adjust the mood of a room. here...
Holiday Scents Take You Back
...he first winter snow. * turn up memorable melodies like scent, music has a way of evoking feelings and memories. when looking for a playlist, choose music that speaks to childhood holidays. or, delight older relatives with holiday classics they'll enjoy. if you have musicians in the mix, encourage them to bring their instrument and favorite holiday songbooks. * serve treats that please the ...
Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation
... with this project, tape off areas to make crisp lines. use a brush to apply the product, and allow to dry as described on the package directions. use ultra-fine grit sand paper, such as 300 grit, to lightly sand the first coat. finish with a second coat. tips: for a richer color, use the finest sand paper possible to remove as little stain as possible between coats. apply more layers for a d...
Simpler, Quicker, More Efficient Ways to Light Up A Home
...when adding energy-efficient upgrades to your home, it's important to ensure even the most fundamental of enhancements - such as lighting - offers the ease of use, reliability and value expected from traditional, incandescent options. advancements in bulb technology though they have had a presence in homes for the last three decades, the compact fluorescent (cfl) light bulb has greatly impro...
Seven Small Changes With Big Impact
...e your front porch welcoming. if possible, set out some chairs for neighborly chats, place a small table between for refreshments and add plenty of cushions for comfort.   7. let there be light - instantly change the look and feel of a room just by changing the lighting. simply change your bulbs to one offering more natural light or swap out the entire light fixture for instant beauty....
DIY Magic to Transform Your Kids' Rooms
...ntist should have lots of encouragement to reach for the stars. paint the walls a deep space blue. then create celestial bodies around the room using planetary stencils that you can see even when the lights go out. disney paint has five new specialty finishes, including "ready, set, glow!" this translucent, ready-to use yellow paint allows any surface to glow in the dark. use it also to stencil st...
Paint Like a Pro/Easy Exterior and Interior Painting Tips
...uilds up thicker in some areas due to overlapping. * when using a brush, load your brush and start by painting strokes in the middle of the paint area - working your way to the edges. the goal is to lightly whisk the paint on. the brush has more paint on it than you think, so let the brush do the work. * if your painting job is ongoing, don't wash the brushes. instead, put them back in their b...
Seaside Inspiration for the Home
...s for good coverage. let dry. 3. rub candle onto all areas of frame and legs where a distressed look is desired. 4. paint 2 coats of a mixture of all the whites onto all surfaces. let dry. 5. sand lightly with course sandpaper, then with fine grit sandpaper. 6. prepare the insert for the frame: cut foam core to fit into the opening. cut a layer of batting or felt slightly smaller than the foam...
Create Budding Home Updates
...sel fabric lampshade: cream sewing needle thread 1. remove individual blooms from hydrangea sprays. 2. sew crystals and pearls to centers of blooms. 3. hot glue blooms onto lampshade, slightly overlapping to cover the entire surface of shade. 4. add a ribbon bow and tassels, if desired...
Clever Storage for Kids' Rooms
...ce within the box however you need it. use them for small clothing items, craft supplies, small toys and games. they stack on top of each other, making it easy to maximize shelf space. * baskets are lightweight and often have handles, so it's easy for a child to take them off the shelf and put them back. basket liners let you coordinate the look to match your child's room. * plastic storage bin...
Green Ways to Beautify Your Home
...s easier than ever to make eco-friendly choices that save you money, are better for the environment and make your home more beautiful. here are a few easy ways you can go green all over the house. light it up - as you make the switch from incandescent bulbs, it's important to look for a bulb that will not only conserve energy and save money, but that gives you the kind of illumination you want....
Make Your Yard Picture Perfect
...lawn. string trimmers are effective tools for this job. a battery powered trimmer, such as the 36 volt lithium high performance string trimmer with power command(r) controls from black & decker, is a lightweight option for many homeowners. its battery holds a charge 5 times longer while idle compared to hpb18 nicad battery packs, and it requires no gas to operate. to trim properly, keep a few t...
A Modern Master Suite - Adding technology - and style - to the bedroom
...ise room. -97 percent of respondents believe that by 2020 many home furnishings will be activated by means such as voice and sensor. primary candidates for remote control/motorized operation include lighting, entertainment gear, environmental controls and window treatments. "high-tech is here to stay," said emily henderson, hgtv "design star" winner and designer on "secrets from a stylist" on hg...
Kitchen updates that won't break the bank
...ers for your space. a beautiful apron-front sink or sleek new faucet can create a dramatic update to your kitchen and provide that attention-grabbing "wow" factor. pair it with a new coat of paint or light fixtures that complement your design vision and you'll be amazed by what you can accomplish...
Your bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
...hether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a quick few winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you're counting sheep or counting zzzs. from noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis. "a third of the adult population suffers from insomnia from time to time, but only about 6 percent meet the crit...
Five fast home decor updates with fantastic results
...ring three spray settings - full rainshower, deep massage and relaxing massage - for a spa-like experience. with an easy two-step installation you can upgrade your bathroom in no time. new life to lighting light is an important element for any room - but are your lamps looking a bit lackluster? turn older lamps from trash to treasure with a coat of spray paint. today's spray paint offerings ...
Green home improvements that can make a real difference in home value
...s to do that in today's real estate market is to make green home improvements. going green can mean a lot of things, and it's easy to start with small changes like switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs and unplugging appliances when they're not in use. not only will you be doing good for the environment, you might end up saving on utility bills and, ultimately, increasing your home's val...
Surprising, affordable upgrades can give your home a whole new look
... door can return as much as 73 percent of the initial cost for steel doors and nearly 54 percent for fiberglass doors, according to remodeling magazine's cost vs. value report. * layer and upgrade lighting in key rooms such as living rooms and family rooms. replacing outdated lights can create a fresh, appealing atmosphere in a room. but don't stop at overhead fixtures. layer your lighting by a...
Ten lucky home decor trends for 2013
...ing existing flooring, fixtures, cabinets and/or appliances into their design plans to save money and retain favorite design elements. let it shine jeff dross, senior product manager of kichler lighting, says energy-efficient led products will continue to dominate lighting, and will be prevalent in coves, tray ceilings, toekicks, and under and above cabinets. chrome and polished nickel will ...
Transforming Your Bedroom Into a Stylish, Functional Retreat
...d color, i often work with blues, grays and creams as the dominant colors for a bedroom," says henderson. "go for a neutral like taupe or ivory if you want it to feel warmer, or a cooler neutral like light blue or grey if you want it to feel more calming. then you can add hits of a stronger accent color." a good rule of thumb when choosing colors is 60-30-10. sixty percent of the room should be ...
Adding a Little Luxury to Your Home
...nd elegance. vases, picture and mirror frames, decorative bowls and trays are simple ways to bring beautiful metals into any room. richly colored candles add color and scent to a room, and their soft light will make your metallic accents glow. flooring - sometimes the floor can get overlooked as a design element in a room. but a beautiful floor can pull the whole look of a room together. refini...
Color tips from the pros: How to bring bold hues into the kitchen and bath
...een identified, schrage says homeowners often feel more confident introducing those brighter hues in a more permanent manner. 2. make a color splash in the sink. "a brightly-colored sink makes a delightful and memorable impact," schrage says. kohler recently made a color splash in the kitchen and bathroom with four bright and bold colors created in a partnership with color evangelist and design...
Create a warm and stylish holiday wreath to welcome guests
...l protect your creation. once dry, cut out about 125 snowflakes using the paper punches and attach them to the wreath using the push pins. pin some snowflakes flush with the surface and leave others slightly raised to give a dimensional effect. finally, using the ribbon, attach a large bow and wooden snowflakes to the wreath with a hot glue gun. adjust the length of the wooden snowflakes as nee...
Nick-of-time tips to make your home holiday ready
...nick-of-time tips to make your home holiday ready (bpt) - as you prepare to celebrate the holidays, welcoming loved ones into your home is a highlight of the festivities. you may eagerly look forward to gathering with family and friends, but is your house holiday and houseguest ready? preparing your home for holiday guests doesn't have to be time consuming or costly. by focusing on are...
The surprising truth about carpet
...g institute (cri): 1. vacuum regularly how often do you really need to vacuum? high-traffic or pet areas should be vacuumed daily, medium-traffic areas need to be vacuumed about twice a week and light-traffic areas should be vacuumed weekly. -use a cri-certified vacuum for optimum soil removal, dust containment and to avoid damage to your carpet. 2. limit dirt intrusion keeping as much d...
Does Your Family Have a Fire Escape Plan?
...e responsible for almost 10,000 fires a year. use new flameless wax candles which provide the realistic flicker of a scented wax candle without the hazard of open flame. * keep battery-operated flashlights and lanterns in easily accessible places in case of power failure. kitchen cooking is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the united states. * never use ex...
Cleaning Made Simple
...e cleaners may contain acids, bleach or ammonia that could break down the sealer on natural stone, making the surface more likely to stain. -brighten up the bathroom by cleaning the window, mirrors, light fixtures and even the light bulbs with multipurpose surface wipes. kitchen take care of those areas that might not get daily attention. -empty the refrigerator and toss anything out of date...
Choosing the Right Light Bulb
...the way you light your home is changing, starting with how you shop for light bulbs. in addition to new choices in technology - state of the art leds or cfls, for example - you have a variety of options in terms of brightness, as well as how long you want the bulb to last. in addition, you have the option of spending more money up front on an energy efficient bulb that can save you money in the lo...
Painting Kids' Rooms: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right
...hsia * fresh pink lemonade * lilac bouquet * sunbeam try them out - once you've narrowed down your color choices, try out your top picks to see how they will look in the room with your specific lighting conditions. for example, glidden paint testers come in a variety of colors from the glidden(r) brilliance collection(r) paint, which is available only at walmart stores. the testers have a bu...
Top kitchen upgrades that blend beauty and value
...f money on a remodel, you want to choose upgrades that accomplish multiple objectives, including improving efficiency, functionality and beauty," says ross vandermar, national product manager with skylight manufacturer velux . "sometimes that type of upgrade will warrant a greater expenditure, but others are easy and relatively low-cost to make." so what are some of the top kitchen upgrades th...
Joyful Heart Foundation rolls out Karastan red carpet for star-studded fundraising event
...tiful place.” the theme of this year’s joyful heart gala was “rise up for children and teens.” groundbreaking campaigns, including one aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect in hawaii, were spotlighted. the event also honored powerful teen heroes and lifelong ambassadors against violence. more than 500 people attended the 2012 joyful heart gala, including glenn close and hilary swank who se...
Simple Switches to Spruce Up Any Home
... using real flora and fauna brings a room to life. as floral designers, lipnis and caissie say plants stir the senses with scents, sights and even taste. * flowers: if your home receives natural sunlight, try growing plants inside. bright flowers in pretty and unique pots can bring great pops of color in your design.* herbs: growing herbs in a kitchen window isn't just pretty, but it also spices...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...provement projects as you wait for warm weather to come. here's a checklist you can work on now so your home will be vibrant and welcoming once long summer days roll around. floors once the light begins to reflect off your floors, you really start to notice some imperfections. if you've been waiting to screen and recoat your hardwood floor to give it a new shine, now's the perfect time t...
Top trends to make your windows look hot this summer
...(ara) - windows do a lot more than just let the light in and keep the weather out. they're both key elements in your home's overall design and in the unique look of each individual room. if you're redecorating for warm weather, updating your window treatments is a great, cost-effective way to completely change the look of a space. "people often switch their window treatments when the seasons c...
Creating the perfect master suite retreat
...y selecting contemporary and cool hues in blues, pale greens and whites, with touches of sandy brown and gold. for this laid-back theme, use an upholstered headboard in a soft blue pattern to highlight the focal point of the room - the bed. you can even go a step further by adding plush curtains behind the bed frame, paired with a large plate-glass mirror to provide the feeling of open spaces ...
A Beauty Routine for Your Furniture
... don't see a wrinkle on your face," said hutson. an easy-to-follow furniture beauty routine will help revitalize, protect and restore your furniture: wood care * dust - use a non-scratch cloth to lightly remove dust once a week. always wipe the cloth in the same direction of the wood grain. * clean - use a for-wood-only cleanser once a month. if it's a frequently used piece that tends to attr...
Curb Appeal from the Ground Up
...e blue, green and purple. they blend into the landscape for a peaceful look. -bold colors add excitement to the landscape. warm yellows, oranges and reds make the garden lively. yellow reflects more light than other colors, so yellow flowers will get noticed first. -not all color needs to come from flowers. foliage can be a great landscape enhancer, so look for colorful grasses and plants like s...
Curb Appeal from the Ground Up
...e blue, green and purple. they blend into the landscape for a peaceful look. -bold colors add excitement to the landscape. warm yellows, oranges and reds make the garden lively. yellow reflects more light than other colors, so yellow flowers will get noticed first. -not all color needs to come from flowers. foliage can be a great landscape enhancer, so look for colorful grasses and plants like s...
What's Your Style? Fresh decorating ideas for your home.
... with floral or damask wallpaper, or even a painted chevron pattern. engage all the senses. sights, sounds, textures and scent all work together to complete the ambiance of a space. try using soft lighting for a warm and inviting atmosphere. mix textures in the room by adding a soft throw to a modern, sleek sofa. select a signature scent with one of the true-to-life fragrances from the new glad...
Spring into 2012 with the hottest colors for your home
...s of the hottest colors in home decor, the dutch boy color forecast offers options for any room or personal taste. the 2012 trends palettes are as follows: ethereal. whether it's the search for enlightenment or just the best cup of organic coffee within 20 miles, the path is about more than the ground covered. the ethereal collection floats above other color palettes, airy and atmospheric with...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...provement projects as you wait for warm weather to come. here's a checklist you can work on now so your home will be vibrant and welcoming once long summer days roll around. floors once the light begins to reflect off your floors, you really start to notice some imperfections. if you've been waiting to screen and recoat your hardwood floor to give it a new shine, now's the perfect time t...
Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your home
...spring's new growth and warm sunshine provide inspiration for renewal in our lives. it's a time to pack away the sweaters and boots for lighter layers and brimmed hats. homeowners should embrace this same mindset - one where you pack away the heavy textures and colors of winter in favor of breezy fabrics and fun decor that inspire a fresh feeling in your house. break out of the winter gloom by...
Selling or staying put, 'daylighting' improvements pay off for homeowners
...for every possible edge that will make it stand out to potential buyers. but even if you're staying put, you still want to make your home as attractive and valuable as your budget will allow. "daylighting" improvements that boost your home's brightness and energy efficiency offer substantial return on investment for both home sellers and those who will be staying in their homes for the foresee...
Simple Tricks to Refresh Your Home
... are some tips and tricks for making your home spring-clean right now, one room at a time. living room * window blinds collect dust and dust mites all winter. to clean plastic blinds, add greased lightning to tub water. remove blinds and let them soak in the tub. clean them with a well-bristled brush, then let them dry and rehang them. * remove fabric window coverings and clean as needed. us...
Need a Quick Room Makeover? Look to Lighting Solutions
...the rooms you see in magazines or on decorating shows look so good? it doesn't always depend on paint colors or fabric choices. from fresh and airy, to intimate and cozy - and everything in between - lighting sets the tone of a room and should be an integral part of its design and layout. and you can make dramatic changes by doing something as easy as switching out a light bulb. so if you want ...
Holiday Cleaning Hints
...he countertop. use a stiff brush to loosen and remove them in no time. once the crumbs are gone, wrap the bristles with a cloth dipped in warm soapy water to degrease that area. bathroom let the light in - take down your bathroom light fixtures and clean them with windex original glass wipes. dust off your light bulbs too - you'll be surprised at how much brighter the bathroom looks when you'...
Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready
... around all handles and any other grease zones with hand dishwashing detergent. then wash the entire cabinet, including the handle areas, with an oil soap solution, such as murphy oil soap. just wipe lightly with the solution and buff dry immediately with a terry cleaning cloth. always wipe dry with any grain or pattern. * if cabinets are dull from wear or age, spray furniture polish lightly acro...
Different Spaces for Different Paces - Tips for Multi-Generational Kitchen Design
...on'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 lighting. different tasks and generations require various levels of lighting. a combination of recessed, pendant and under-cabinet lighting provides both aesthetics and functionality. adding dimmer sw...
Your Blueprint for a Greener Home
...home in las vegas selected an effective and water efficient dual-flush toilet. the dual flush technology features two operational levels: 1.6 gallons per flush; and 1.0 gallon per flush, for heavy or light flushing respectively. this switch can save a family of four up to 17,000 gallons of water a year. - a typical bathroom faucet will draw 2.2 gallons per minute. changing to a watersense listed ...
Update Your Bathroom in a Weekend
...imple changes that offer big results include the following anyone-can-do projects: paint. a fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to make a big splash in any room. * light, bright colors can make the room feel more open and airy. * walls aren't the only things that can be painted. cabinets, ceilings and, depending on the material, even floors can be painted. t...
Time-Saving Tools for Household Chores
...instead of having to lug it around to different outlets. * a sturdy step ladder. having a two- or three-foot step ladder lets you get to those hard to reach areas, like air vents near the ceiling, light fixtures and the highest shelves. * a cleaning caddy. a portable tool caddy lets you keep most of what you need right at hand. stock it with a spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner, oil soap f...
Great Looking, Durable, Affordable and Easy-to-Install: Top Reasons Why Armstrong’s New Duality Vinyl Flooring Dazzles
...l like stones, and woods look and feel like woods. duality was designed to withstand even the most active households, offering best-in-class warranties including lifetime limited and up to 15 years light commercial. armstrong’s cleansweep® protective coating prevents stains from everyday spills, scratches and scuffs, with minimal maintenance while duality premium plus offers added antimicrob...
Planning an Outdoor Oasis
...tdoor enjoyment in cooler weather. accessories. just like indoor room, outdoor rooms benefit from appropriate accessories. make sure you plan for them in your budget as well as in your designs. * lighting - landscape lighting, lanterns, candles or strings of white outdoor lights can all add beautiful ambience. * sound - add pleasing audio with outdoor stereo sound systems, trickling water fea...
The master suite: a haven within your home
...lor and textures to accent the space and create a true sense of retreat. the first consideration? paint and the color it provides. your choice of paint will create the canvas that complements and highlights all of the room's other design features. "this year's color trends are inspired by everyday life, making them versatile in any setting, including a master suite," schroeder says. "one colle...
Kids room decor that's easy to replace when their tastes change
...nto a welcoming yet sophisticated-looking spot where she can read or chat on the phone in comfort? art and accessories table lamps, floor lamps, wall hangings - even decorative faceplates for light switches - accessories can help remake a room's image without breaking the bank. if your child is old enough to have voiced his desire for a new room design, he's probably capable of telling you...
Easy Ways to Transform a Room
...n or vertical shades - there are a lot of options to dress up your windows. many online companies will send you samples so you can see how the different options will look in your particular space. * lighten things up with sheers. the soft folds of billowy sheers allow more light to come into the room, but still offer some privacy. sheers in lighter colors also make the room appear larger and serv...
Mannington Floors wants Readers to Feel Right ‘At Home’ with New Blog
...ers create comfortable and warm living spaces while providing inspiring 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 woo...
Get Your House Ready for Summer
... in summer, blades should turn counterclockwise, pushing air downward to create a cool breeze. * keeping windows closed and curtains drawn during the day can reduce cooling costs by 30 percent. * lights, computers and televisions all generate heat. turn them off when they're not in use. quandt believes your best protection, however, lies in preventative maintenance. "it's important to ...
The Art of Fine Furniture Design
... though, for transitional looks, we suggest mixing it up a bit. blending harmonized wood types in one piece creates design interest. one example is our mid-cherry wood dining table, customizable with lighter yew wood banding. q. how does furniture hold value? a. fine-quality pieces hold value as they age. value is characterized by handcrafted manufacturing that entails subtle or ornate deta...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...ms from the '50s, '60s or '70s, vintage will be hot next year, according to kenneth ludwig of kenneth ludwig home furnishings, ltd. examples include chair frames redone in new upholstery, traditional lighting fixtures in newer brass or pewter finishes, or products imported from russia, poland and the czech republic such as chairs done in old grain sacks, or old carts from factories used for end ta...
DIY-challenged? Three easy tricks for floor to ceiling
...and now it's easier than ever to use this favorite technique of top designers. ceilings that snap when was the last time you looked up at your ceiling -- for any reason other than to change a light bulb? it's an area of room decor that often gets overlooked, but smart interior designers know ceilings have a big impact on how a room looks and feels. for your purposes, a little color exp...
Anderson expands into laminate with enhanced finish - OptiGuard adds strength, realism
...hand-hewn hardwood is the three-pronged artisan collection which features a handscraped texture that is “subtle, refined and artfully designed with an extremely realistic visual,” erickson said. “the light directional scraping is soft and subtle in a stylish 5½-inch wide plank with four-sided beveled edges.” artisan oak and artisan cherry are available in two colors while artisan hickory comes in ...
Mohawk Industries Turning “Green” Into Green: Ideas You Can Use Today
...e a major expense, and your local utility will do an audit for free. some stores report reducing energy costs as much as 80% after an audit. even small things, such as switching to compact florescent lighting, can make a noticeable difference. time is money. save it with gps. time and fuel are wasted by installation and delivery crews getting lost on the way to a job. gps systems are inexpensiv...
Karastan Uses Facebook for its Home for the Holidays Promotion
...ollowers to click or comment on their favorite iconoclast rug during the month of december. a winner was randomly selected from the participants. as her prize, barrere selected karastan’s pavilion twilight rug as her “favorite” because she loved the rich jewel-toned colors and thought it would be the perfect piece to “dress up” her dining room. woven on axminster looms of new zealand wool, pavilio...
Hardwood finishes are more eco-friendly than ever
...igger allergies or other sensitivities. not a do-it-yourselfer? keep in mind that it's hard to go wrong with a prefinished or factory-finished product. most manufacturers now use ultraviolet (uv) light to quickly cure several coats of low- or no-voc urethane finish. some hardwood flooring manufacturers even add small aluminum oxide chips directly into the uv-cured finish, which dramatically in...
Besa’s Darci Creates A Wider Vision For Vanity Lighting
...blacklick, ohio jan. 10, 2011--- besa lighting has introduced the darci family of vanity luminaires, with gu-24 lamping options. besa lighting is a leading designer and manufacturer of decorative glass lighting. besa’s darci bathbars feature opal handcrafted glass. the flattened cylinder-shaped glass, open at both ends, has a low-profile look that sits just off the wall. it offers useful light ...
Redoing a kid's room? Favorite cartoon characters make it easy
...lete the room's look at little cost. drapes in a color that complements the bed linens can make the room pop. for example, if your daughter adores her tinker bell bed sheets, look for curtains (a light sheer will be feminine and allow in lots of light) in a light green that matches the character's dress. if your son is a big buzz lightyear fan, consider curtains that have an outer space theme....
Cold weather offers perfect opportunity to work on these projects
... introducing new color to a space will help fine-tune an interior's design or even completely reinvent a room. winter is the perfect time to modernize your home's feel with new window treatments, lighting or flooring. new flooring will add both color and character to a room, and is easy to install during any season. lumber liquidators offers contemporary and timeless patterns for hardwood floo...
USFloors provides bright light in Dalton
...dalton—usfloors has commenced the third phase of its solar array system on its manufacturing plant here. the 365 kw installation will bring its total output to well over half a megawatt, making usfloors the largest producer of solar energy in the state of georgia. piet dossche, president and ceo, said, “as a nation, we are far behind europe and china in investments and focus to create alternati...
How to cut more than $1,500 from your utility bill
... hot water leaking at a rate of one drip per second can waste up to 1,661 gallons of water annually, as well as the electricity or natural gas that heats the water. average savings: $35 per year. lighting: * make a light switch. replace your five most frequently used incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, which use less energy and can last up to 10 times longer. also cons...
Warm up your kitchen with cozy colors
...t their transitional styles can complement a variety of design themes. reflective accents offset the warm tones of the wood with the gleam of reflective accents. one way to add both style and light to the space is to choose decorative glass inserts for the cabinet doors. you can create just about any look you want with glass designs ranging from clear reeded glass with copper metal, to cle...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...ms from the '50s, '60s or '70s, vintage will be hot next year, according to kenneth ludwig of kenneth ludwig home furnishings, ltd. examples include chair frames redone in new upholstery, traditional lighting fixtures in newer brass or pewter finishes, or products imported from russia, poland and the czech republic such as chairs done in old grain sacks, or old carts from factories used for end ta...
Winter Weather Safety Tips
...d for a winter storm: * tip #1: it's a great idea to lay salt and sand before and after it snows on driveways and walk-ways to prevent slipping and facilitate ice melting. * tip #2: make sure flashlights, candles, matches and a battery powered radio are all kept in an easy to reach location so you're prepared in the event of a power outage. * tip #3: have a snow removal tool like the true te...
Growing Food Indoors
...e moved inside before freezing weather. some of my favorites to grow this way are parsley, rosemary, and chives. there are a few things to keep in mind: •don't worry about a few dropped leaves. light levels in a house, even in a sunny window, are much lower than outside. older, larger leaves will drop off and smaller, low-light-efficient leaves should form in their place. •cut back on wate...
Affordable Design Solutions to Freshen Up Any Home
...dable and easy it can be to update any room by stimulating the senses through color, texture and scent: 1. think outside the box. look at items purely based on color and see a room in a whole new light. valencich says painting an accent wall is one of the easiest ways to get a fresh pop of color into a room. to make the room cohesive, pick three accessories in that same color and position them...
Get Your Home Winter-Ready
...and ice scrapers to ensure they are in working order, and replace or repair any that are damaged or worn. stock your car and garage with appropriate winter supplies (shovels, scrapers, blankets, flashlights, etc.), and don't forget to keep walkways safe for your family and neighbors with ice melt. not all ice melters are effective in melting ice at subzero temperatures, and some melters can ha...
Say yes to one hour that could change a life
...nwide, energizer and the iafc have been reminding communities to check and change their smoke alarm batteries and to make sure their smoke alarms are working when they set their clocks. this year, daylight saving time ends sunday, november 7. use that extra hour to make your home safer by changing the batteries in your smoke alarms. help others be safer in many communities, fire departments a...
Falling for Your Yard - What to do now so you'll love your yard later
... inspect lawn, trees and shrubs. identify problem areas in need of treatment, pruning or replacement. note patchy areas, where grass has thinned out or is in need of valuable nutrients and appears as light green. also look for weed and pest infestations and overgrown shrubs and trees, especially those with the potential for interfering with roof and power lines. consider a qualified expert, such a...
Three Steps to Conserve Energy and Save Money
...foundation walls, and where basement walls meet the ceiling or floor. you should also check insulation levels in the attic and basement ceilings, inspect heating and cooling equipment and replace old lighting with energy efficient bulbs. go online once you know what needs to be done, research the projects you plan to tackle. learn the difference between specific products, understand the steps ...
TERAGREN® INTRODUCES NEW PORTFOLIO STRANDBAMBOO FLOATING FLOOR COLLECTION
...io strand bamboo floating floor is available in ten new handcrafted colors, including two authentic hand-scraped versions. the new colors include:  paris black—a fascinating, deep black highlighted with streaks of brown  brown sugar—a burnt caramel  high tea—a pitted & dark-flecked auburn  rich cognac—a deep, sophisticated old world brown  midnight bla...
Inspired New Longer Wood Lengths in Laminate from Armstrong Floors
...fold the panels do not have to be tapped together; simply fit the tongue-and-groove panels together, fold them down and lock them into place. the collection offers a 30-year residential and a 5-year light commercial warranty. colors include coastline clam, boston tea, maritime gray, and river boat brown. it’s not just wood designs: new products emulate natural stones & ceramics the n...
Wilsonart Contract Flooring Moves to Main Street
...ained teak design mixes warm browns with cool grey/taupe undertones. the lack of cathedrals lends a contemporary look. imagine the design statement this would make. paradise bamboo carbonized, with light to medium caramel tones, this horizontal-cut bamboo brings a wide variation of color into its knuckled texture. the depth and range of color presents a wealth of design opportunities. this desi...
Divine Deck Design
...ll be using your deck. * will you entertain frequently? if so, how many people will you need space for? * what kind of seating will you need - patio furniture or built-in benches? * will you need lighting to entertain at night? choose deck location. for most people, the size and orientation of your house and property limit possible deck locations to one or two areas. within those areas, thi...
Karastan Supports 2010 Joyful Heart Gala
...everyone wore jeans at the 2010 joyful heart gala, which was held may 5 in new york at skylight, the expansive soho event space. this year’s bold color scheme of pink and black was grounded with a bright fuschia carpet—provided by karastan—and energized by hundreds of celebrities and guests, who contributed more than $1.6 million to fight domestic violence. actress and karastan 2007 “statement ma...
Laundry Room Redo
...the floor - and don't forget to clean up the washer and dryer, too. when dust, trash and grime are gone, you'll feel more efficient already. sort it out. set up a three bin sorter - one bin each for lights, darks and hand washables. if you don't have room for a permanent one, look into one that folds flat when not in use. make sure you have a place for clothes that can't go in the dryer, such as ...
Getting the "Green Light" at Home
...basement, there are small projects that you can tackle year-round that will help make environmental improvements to your home and enhance your living space. for your next task, consider updating the "lightscape" of your home - it's as easy as changing a light bulb...literally. lighting is approximately 20 percent of the average household's energy bill and replacing standard lighting sources for mo...
A New Breeze of Color for Karastan’s Classic Weaves and New Wovens with Casual Flair
...nylon • construction: agave reflections—woven patterned loop belize vibrations—woven 2-color textured loop zanzibar vibrations—woven patterned loop libretto—woven patterned loop—karaloc spectralight—high/low woven rib with accent loom art—textured loo...
Strategize for a Speedy Spring Cleaning
...hat most people never think of cleaning. use a multi-purpose solution to wipe down your remote controls, game controls, docking stations, cell phone, blackberry and ipods. wash the globes on overhead light fixtures and dust light bulbs; it will make the room look cleaner and brighter. don't forget to do the same to your purse and briefcase, which visit so many dirty places every day and land on th...
Outdoor Rooms from Top to Bottom
...e integrity of a home's architectural style." when adding an outdoor structure, a homeowner should first decide where in the landscape to place it, keeping in mind views from interior windows, sunlight, and proximity to the home. "typical retractable awnings extend less than 16 feet, and a shade pergola can be used to cover a large area up to 600 square-feet," says ostrowski. "a design decisio...
Colorful New Shingles Inspire Home Makeovers
...rs to feng shui, the quiz is fast, fun, and surprisingly insightful. here are some hints for coordinating colors for your home's roof, paint and trim details. * select complementary colors to highlight the unique style of your home or to focus attention on materials, special details or landscaping features. * consider using darker colors as contrasting accents for windows, doors and other uni...
Bright Ideas Getting Lighting Basics Right
... the layered look when it comes to illuminating a room, lighting pros recommend thinking in terms of layers. in general, every room should have three basic layers of light: general or ambient lighting, task lighting and accent lighting. ambient lighting ambient lighting provides overall lighting for the whole room. typical lighting fixtures for this layer include recessed fixtures, pendants,...
Refresh Your Nest Affordable ways to liven up your home
...softest neutral shades: cream, mocha and, most especially (and perhaps surprisingly), gray. "a dash of a neutral metallic accent, such as silver, adds a welcome sparkle," said robinson. "it's like sunlight peeking through the clouds." distressed to impress modern country is ageless and exudes a comforting charm that takes imperfection to new heights. natural finishes, heavily distressed surfac...
Priceless Design
...'s style and add a punch of personality." try these budget-friendly decorating tips from matthews to help get you the priceless design you've always wanted without breaking the bank. shed a little light: give your kitchen an instant and inexpensive makeover simply by replacing outdated fixtures such as faucets, lighting and hardware. you can also add a tile backsplash or under-cabinet lights to...
5 Questions to Ask for the Best Room Lighting
...get your overhead, task and accent lighting right for decorative beauty, less eyestrain and a focus exactly where you want. ...
Energy Efficient Light Bulbs 411
...have you bought light bulbs recently? if so, you may have noticed it’s not “business as usual” in the light bulb aisle. thanks to federal regulations, the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb is being phased out in favor of new, more energy-efficient light bulbs. ...
A19 Hand-crafted Ceramic Lighting Fixtures .
...nces with finishes to suit every type of decor, including modern, classic, southwestern, rustic and craftsman, among others. whatever your mood, whatever your décor, we can create exceptional ceramic lighting fixtures to meet your needs. ...
STAINMASTER® carpet - Strike!
...as the makers of stainmaster® carpet fiber, durability testing is right up our alley! rather than use a light ball hexapod weighing 2.8 lbs, the industry standard, we use the vettermann drum tumbler. it's as heavy as a bowling ball and weighs 16 lbs! when it comes to carpet durability testing which would you trust...
Rustic lighting design ideas
...rustic lighting design idea...
All you need to know about grout joints and grout
...he space between the tiles is called a “grout joint” and the main reason grout joints exist are to accommodate for slight sizing differences from tile to tile that are created during the manufacturing process. the grout joint enables the installer to adjust the tile to compensate for these sizing differences and allow for a straight grout line......
How To Style Your Living Room Like A Designer
...d insert. watch how they experiment with art on walls that have moulding, and see how they bring life to the room with indoor plants. plus, get their tips on how to brighten your space with layers of lighting...
Ask A Designer: How To Layer A Rug Over Carpet
...fer’s trick to mastering this style is approaching it with a boho aesthetic. it’s important to consider the thickness of the rug that will be layered over carpet. joel and jennifer suggest choosing a lightweight rug to avoid a tripping hazard, like a berber rug as opposed to sisal or seagrass. get their tip to prevent the rug from shifting out of place, and find out how to position the rug in rela...
Central Oriental Rugs Handmade Acrylic Carpet
...central oriental rugs handmade acrylic carpet materials: silk technology: hand knotted size: 2’x3’ (61x91cm)-14’x20’ (427x610cm) color: blue, yellow, pink, beige, light and green. design: flower, birds, tree of life, horse, medallion, four season, last supper and hunting fit for: bedroom, living room, study room, kitchen, dining area, hallway, gallery, corridor, porch, office etc. ...
Premium Click Vinyl : heat resistant & water proof flooring
...gid lvt and as such perfect for the installation in all rooms including wet areas such as kitchen and bathroom. moreover this new generation vinyl floors can even be installed in rooms with direct sunlight and veranda’s. an effortless installation can be guaranteed thanks to a performant click system...
Vignette® Duolite® Shades
...featuring an independently operated light-filtering front fabric and a room-darkening back panel combined together into one window treatment, vignette duolite® shades offer the ultimate control over light and privacy...
Silhouette® Window Shadings
...learn about all of the operating systems available for silhouette® window shadings. featuring the signature s-vane™, silhouette® window shadings from hunter douglas transform sunlight into remarkable beauty. soft fabric vanes are suspended between two sheers, diffusing softened light deep into your room....
color run
...The amount of role of a particular design produced of a single color combination. Subsequent runs of that same design and colorway may be slightly different. (This is why it is important for purchasers to retain the run number in case additional rollage is needed....
incandescent
...A common form of artificial light in which a filament contained in a vacuum and heated to brightness by an electric current It can affect the appearance of colors often giving a yellowish cast...
monochromatic
...Of one color, sometimes in different light-to-dark values...
run
...The number of times an individual wallcovering is made. Colors, and other features can be slightly different from run to run...
value
...Lightness or darkness of a color...
shading
...A change in the appearance of a carpet due to localized distortions in the orientation of the fibers, tufts or loops. Shading is not a change in color or hue, but a difference in light reflection...
acid dyeable nylon
...Nylon polymer that has been modified chemically to make the fiber receive acid dyes. Acid dyeable yarns are available in different dye levels (light, medium and deep)...
bleeding
...Loss of color by a fabric or yarn when immersed in water or a solvent, as a result of improper dyeing or the use of dyes of poor quality. Fabrics that bleed will stain white or lightly shaded fabrics that come in contact with them when wet...
colorfastness
...The ability of a carpet or fiber to retain color when exposed to (1) ultraviolet light, (2) crocking (wet or dry), or (3) atmospheric conditions (according to manufacturers' and government test standards)...
fadeometer
...A standard laboratory testing machine, which uses gas, light or ozone to conduct fading tests...
fading
...Loss of color caused by sunlight or artificial light, atmospheric gases including ozone, nitrogen dioxide and hydrogen sulphide, cleaning and bleaching chemicals such as sodium hypochlorite, and other household and industrial products. Commercial installations in areas where such exposures occur require care in selection of colorfast carpet...
olefin fiber
...n. Olefin does not accept aqueous-based dyes or stains. Color is added in the manufacturing process in the form of pigment. Printable modifications are available but not extensively used. Olefin is a lightweight fiber and can have good bulk and cover. However, the polymer base creates a soft fiber which has poor resiliency, a lower melting point and poor texture retention as compared to nylon. The...
random sheared
...A carpet texture created by lightly shearing (shaving off) either level loop or high-low loop so only some of the tufts are sheared. The sheared areas are less reflective than the unsheared loop which appear brighter and lighter in color. This gives a cut and loop texture...
smoke chamber test
...Method that assesses smoke generating characteristics of a carpet sample due to pyrolysis and combustion by measuring the attenuation of a light beam by smoke accumulating in a closed chamber under controlled conditions...
natural clay tile
...A ceramic mosaic or paver tile made by dust-pressed or plastic method. Made from clays that produce a dense body with a distinctive, slightly textured appearance...
gloss
...A term use to describe how shiny a surface or film is. In general, the flatter the surface, the greater the ability for light to be reflected off, the higher the gloss...
gloss meter
...A device used to quantify how much gloss a surface has at various angles. Inside the device, a light is emitted onto a surface that measures how much light is reflected back. The higher the number, the better the gloss...
knot
...pes of knots used in oriental rugs: Persian Senneh A fine asymmetrical knot used in fine urban and complex tribal carpets. Observers will notice that these rugs have a light and a dark side. Turkish Ghiordes The symmetrical knot used in most tribal carpets it makes for a higher pile heavy wearing style of rug. Chinese carved carpets also ...
xenon arc lamp
...The bulb used in the lightfastness fadeometer test. It contains a special gas, xenon, which produces an intense light that accelerates the colour fading reaction. The fadeometer measures lightfastness in relative test hours. (See "Fadeometer."...
laminate image layer
...A clear wear layer for super protection, even against the harsh punishment of sunlight, stains and burns...
ultraviolet light
...Ultraviolet (UV) light is part of the light spectrum. UV light wavelengths cannot be seen by the human eye...
cherry
...ght out through quarter sawing. It has an exceptionally lustrous appearance that glows. The finish is satiny to the touch. Rich, reddish-brown. Cherry darkens considerably with age and exposure to sunlight. Grain: Straight-grained and satiny. Small gum pockets produce distinctive markings. Light, strong, stiff and rather hard. Cherry's grain is more subdued than some other hardwood species, with v...
alder
...pine as the wood most commonly used for ready-to finish furniture. Color: Very consistent in color - pale pinkish-brown to almost white. No distinct grain pattern. Good working properties, moderately lightweight, low shock resistance. Finishes smoothly and takes stain well.
Ash
...ng goods. We all know that baseball bats are made from white ash. Ash is a popular species for food containers because the wood has no taste. Nearly pure lustrous white, ranging through cream to very light brown. It has an attractive, straight, moderately open, pronounced grain. Heavy, hard, strong and stiff excellent bending qualities. Because of its large pores it is seldom painted but takes all...
aspen
.... Because of it's neutral odor and taste, it is used 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.
Birch
...A stiff wood with excellent shock resistance. Used in fine furniture. The sapwood is pale yellow, while the heartwood is light reddish brown. Yellow birch is a deciduous hardwood which grows principally in the upland, hilly terrain of the Northeastern and Lake States forests: There are nine species of birch native to North America, including the very distinctive and familiar white trunk paper b...
eucalyptus
... than 300 species. They have been successfully planted in South America, South Africa, Europe and the United States. It is pinkish-brown in color and turns to a reddish-brown with age and exposure to light. Its' resistance to decay is relative to teak. Eucalyptus is a heavy hardwood that earns high marks for strength. Eucalyptus is a renewable resource with high productivity in relatively sho...
mahogany
... piece, no matter how big or small, from the front bumper, to the engine, the dashboard, the drive shaft, back to the lock on the trunk is first fashioned from this very stable hard wood. Varies from light red or pale tan to a rich dark deep red or deep golden brown, depending on country of origin. It is generally straight grained but is prized for its figures which include stripe, roe, curly, bli...
maple
...s. Maple has been a favorite of American furniture makers since early Colonial days. Hard maple is the standard wood for cutting boards because it imparts no taste to food and holds up well. Cream to light reddish-brown. Usually straight-grained and sometimes found with highly figured bird's-eye or burl grain. Bird's-eye resembles small circular or elliptical figures. Clusters of round curls are k...
southern yellow pine
...and south through all the Carolinas and Georgia into Florida, and westward to East Texas. It is classified as a hard pine and is harder than white pine. Warm pale yellow with brown knots. Distinctive light and dark grain pattern. Pine takes most finishes well. With some stains, a sealer helps prepare the wood to achieve a more even look.
white pine
...white pine is one of the tallest timber trees in the Northeast. white to pale yellow with a reddish tinge. It darkens with age and air exposure, eventually turning to a deep orange color. The wood is light, soft, straight grained and with very uniform texture. It works very well and is easily shaped with hand and power tools. This wood accepts many types of glue well, making for tight bonding. Pin...
poplar
...er than any other U.S. hardwood species. The yellow poplar grows quickly into a tall straight tree. It is found alone in open, rich, moist soil. Because of its fast maturity the lumber from poplar is lightweight and soft for a hardwood. But it is strong, durable and seasons well resisting warping once it is dried. Because the trunk has no limbs or branches, except at the very top, the wood has no ...
Beech
...Beech is a contemporary looking wood with an orange/tan color. It is widely used in furniture. Beech ranges in color from light cream to medium tan/brown with pink/orange overtones. This process occurs within a few weeks in direct sunlight.
European Maple
...European maple is a pale wood, offering the lightest colouration of any wood flooring...
Hard Maple
...Hard Maple is a pale wood, offering the lightest coloration of any wood flooring. Hard Maple comes in a range of colors from pale cream sapwood to dark brown found in the heartwood.
Merbau
...Merbau is a medium brown wood with red/orange highlights and coarse graining. Merbau comes in a range of color variability including light, medium and dark browns. Many boards have a golden yellow dust in the pores which appears as gold "flecking" when finished.
Red Oak
...Red Oak is large and slow growing tree that lives an average of 300 years. Popular wood species for furnishings and interior design. Red Oak offers a medium range of color variability from light tan tones with pink highlights to darker browns.
white oak
...and used wood species in both furniture and flooring manufacturing. It can grow to 45 meters and some trees are still standing after more than 1000 years. It has some degree of color variability from light tan to medium brown colors.
camel hair
...ool for overcoating, topcoating, sportswear and sports hosiery. Because of the beauty of the color, fabrics containing camel’s hair are usually left in the natural camel color or dyed a darker brown. Light weight and soft, it is said that a 22 oz. camel fabric is as warm as a 32 oz. woolen fabric...
abrasion class
...ts. AC2 is suitable for moderate-traffic home use like living rooms and dining rooms. AC3 is best for higher traffic and heavy-use residential areas like kitchens or laundry rooms, and can be used in light commercial applications like small offices or hotel rooms. AC4 is designed for light commercial use like small shops, and AC5 is the heaviest rating, used in larger commercial settings...
abrasive finish
...This term refers to floors with a rough, non-reflective finish that has a slight texture...
resilient sheet flooring
...that combines the chosen additives is applied, creating a product with the final properties that are desired. Vinyl sheet is well suited for many types of residential and commercial applications from light to heavily trafficked areas...
vinyl tile
... encapsulated under a wear surface. Depending on the thickness of the plank or tile and the wear surface thickness and technology, Luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank can be used in residential, light commercial and even full commercial applications. ...
resilient tile
... encapsulated under a wear surface. Depending on the thickness of the plank or tile and the wear surface thickness and technology, Luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank can be used in residential, light commercial and even full commercial applications. ...
luxury vinyl tile
... encapsulated under a wear surface. Depending on the thickness of the plank or tile and the wear surface thickness and technology, Luxury vinyl tile and luxury vinyl plank can be used in residential, light commercial and even full commercial applications. ...
stair treads
...pplications, although residential use of stair treads is another and more durable option to carpet. In general, rubber treads are the choice for heavy traffic areas and vinyl treads are generally for light duty use. Rubber offers more options of color, texture and profile so for commercial flooring contractors, that’s the product most often specified and installed. ...
drying room yellowing
...A yellowish cast on linoleum resultant from the oxidation process that will go away with light exposure.‚ Without continued light exposure, the cast may reappear...
lightweight concrete
...Concrete with a density of less than 115 lb/ft³ (1840 kg/m³)...
polypropylene
...s well as wool or nylon. Polypropylene, sometimes referred to simply as "olefin", is commonly used to construct berber carpets. Large looped olefin berber carpets are usually only suited for light domestic use and tend to mat down quickly. Berber carpets with smaller loops tend to be more resilient and retain their new appearance longer than large looped berber styles. Commercial...
SurfaceDefense
...ture across the floor. Trim pet nails frequently. If scratches occur, you may be able to cover scratches up with Scratch Away or Old English Scratch Cover. It comes in both light and dark varieties and is available at most grocery stores. Apply this product only to the scratches using a clean, dry cloth, not the entire floor surface. It helps disguise them by not reflect...

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