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Mirage Hardwood Floors
...e peace of mind for years to come. only a superior quality product can give you this satisfaction. to evaluate the quality of a floor, you must look further than its general appearance. even the smallest detail must be taken into consideration. every step counts! the way the wood has been dried at the outset will have an impact on the stability of the strips once they are installed; the con...
MAPEI Grout
...mapei's culture of innovation and excellence is rooted in the company history. founded in milan, italy by mr. rodolfo squinzi in 1937, mapei grew from a small wall-paint producer into a specialist in adhesives and sealants for building during the 1950's. under mr. squinzi's leadership, the company developed its first adhesives for ceramic tile in the 1960's. rodolfo squinzi called the company...
Crossville Porcelain Tile
...faces. countertopslarge-scale porcelain tile creates stunning and easy-to-maintain counter surfaces in kitchens, bathrooms, retail, and office spaces—without all the grout lines. sizing optionsfrom small, glass mosaic pieces to large-format, multi-meter long panels, crossville offers a variety of sizing options for traditional pattern design, boundary-pushing layouts, or modern, minimalist lines...
Azrock VCT Tile
... 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. ...
Amtico® Vinyl Flooring
... easy to achieve with the natural materials. because amtico is so versatile and flexible you can create an original design that will make the most of the space available - a superb feature for a small room, a striking solution for an unusual room. anything is possible with amtico. amtico have a floor to suit the style of any kitchen or bathroom, traditional or contemporary, small or larg...
Harris Wood® Floors
...harris manufacturing was founded by the william pond harris in 1898 as a small hardwood company, supplying materials to the building industry. in 1902, w.p.’s son, allen harris, entered the business, focusing on the new york city market. harris flooring became a major presence in the strip flooring business throughout the early 1900’s. many original hardwood floors still exist in luxury ...
Hunter Douglas®
...develop innovative, high quality, proprietary products that can be found in millions of homes and commercial buildings around the globe. we operate as a highly decentralised, global federation of small and medium-sized companies that manufacture and market similar products. ...
Milliken Commercial Carpet
...milliken’s roots date back to 1865 when seth milliken and william deering founded deering milliken company, a small woolen fabrics company in portland, maine. deering soon left to start his own company. in 1868, seth milliken moved the company headquarters to new york city, at that time the heart of the american textile industry. in 1884, the company invested in a new facility in pacolet...
Momeni Rugs
...standards are being met. this momeni standard of quality, elegance, and sophistication has been recognized time and time again with america's magnificent carpet award. journey through the site for a small taste of the unparalleled craftsmanship that momeni has to offer. ...
Arizona Tile
...e dame university and was awarded the heisman trophy in 1964 as quarterback of the fighting irish. after spending several years as a professional football player, john and his wife, eileen, opened a small tile store in san diego in 1977. the company has since grown to include more than twenty-five locations in seven western states, with products distributed to both residential and commercial cus...
Silestone® Quartz Surface
...tronger and more durable than natural stone. durability silestone is a non-porous material and does not require the use of sealants and impregnators to maintain its attractive finish. with only a small fraction of the liquid absorption rate of granite or acrylic, it is ideal for use in areas prone to spills and stains. in fact, any detergent will clean silestone's polished surface. and with...
Schlüter® Transitions
...it was in 1975 that werner schlüter, while installing tile, thought of a simple way to solve a small problem. what began as a modest idea has since evolved into a company with over forty products that are promoted in countries around the world. innovation and development shape the future developing practical solutions for tiling problems has propelled schlüter-systems into a worldwide compan...
Host® Cleaner
...hat is host? advanced formula host sponges carpet cleaner is a soft, natural product that is environmentally friendly. host cleaner is a soft, natural product moistened with water, detergent and a small amount of safe-to-use-solvent. the host sponges cleaner dissolves, absorbs and traps soil, spots and odors as it cleans, and is removed by vacuuming. your carpet is clean, dry and ready to us...
Gundlach Tools
... sales representative for the johns manville corporation, the company who had introduced these shingles to the u.s. market. the cutter beno designed received a u.s. patent and was produced in a small building located at 11 north 8th street in belleville until the early 1930's. it was also in the early 1930's that asphalt floor tile was invented.  some manufacturers of this new f...
Linden Lumber Wood Flooring
...the year was 1955.  elvis was taking memphis by storm. in the lumber industry, a young man named don overmyer was making his mark in a small alabama mill.  trained on the green chain from the tender age of 12 at his father's company - chattanooga box & lumber co. - the young man had a keen eye for thickness, width, grade and species.  he also had a strong work ethic and was eager to learn eve...
Stanley Bostitch
...as a young man in 1843, frederick t. stanley founded the stanley works - a small company that manufactured hinges, bolts and other door hardware in a one-story wooden building in new britain, connecticut. his vision was to create a hardware company with unsurpassed customer service, product innovation and integrity - and to offer products that would become the first choice among professionals...
Kemper Cabinetry
...kemper distinctive cabinetry was founded on february 9, 1926 as kemper brothers, inc. by george e. kemper, paul w. kemper and ray l. headington in richmond, indiana, a small midwestern town with a rich heritage of manufacturing. the company initially manufactured wardrobes, chifforobes and dresserobes. in 1927 a line of wooden kitchen tables with porcelain tops was added. in 1928 the fi...
Beaulieu Carpet
...cture of our company to assure dedicated customer focus. for example, some of our success stories focus on how we established the bliss® brand to address the special needs of homeowners. for the small businesses sector we created the hollytex® brand. apartment owners and managers are familiar with our beaulieu® multi-family flooring solutions program, and new homebuilders know of us thr...
Wooster Brushes
... the oldest manufacturers of paint applicators in the usa. our company founder adam foss traveled from pennsylvania to ohio to set up shop. he began producing handmade bristle paintbrushes in a small, two-story building in wooster, ohio, then sold the brushes door-to-door throughout the state. the wooster brush company acquired land on madison avenue in 1909, and a new factory was bu...
Bestt Liebco Brushes
...aints. likewise, our roller products have set industry standards for many years. our tru pro® roller covers were the first synthetic fabric roller covers in the united states, and our long john® small diameter roller was the only product of its kind in the u.s. for many years...
Krylon® Paint
... your community. along with keep america beautiful, krylon products group has created a national program called graffiti hurts® designed to address the growing graffiti problem in urban areas and small towns....
Monarch® Paints
...ana; one each in baton rouge, mandeville, and new orleans, and one store in tulsa, oklahoma. since our market area increased in size, we now service school districts, hospitals, hotels/ motels, small industries, businesses, etc. monarch has been built on the philosophy of serving home builders, and contractors. the cornerstones of the philosophy are service and the cost/ value relation...
Glidden Paint
...tlets, including the home depot, and independent dealers nationwide. ici paints' decorative paint products serve four main customer segments: industrial maintenance, large professional, remdeler/small professional contractor and the do-it-yourself consumer. ici paints also manufactures and distributes liquid nails brand caulks and adhesives products in numerous retail outlets nationw...
Shaw EverTouch Fiber
...aren't just functional. they're financial. evertouch styles are priced far less than comparable products. so what's the secret? evertouch is crafted with fine-denier filaments. the smaller denier, which is a weight-per-unit-length measurement, produces the supple touch, while advanced yarn engineering accounts for the superior durability.in contrast to their softness, ev...
Omega Cabinetry
...in its 25 years of existence, omega cabinetry has grown from meager beginnings in a small barn in the rural community of washburn, iowa to one of the leading manufacturers of all-wood cabinetry. located in waterloo, iowa, in the heart of the midwest, omega cabinetry boasts over 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art production space (and growing) and more than 1,000 hard-working employe...
Hunter Fans
...om and all about the many hunter accessories you can add to your fan. you can also browse for your new fans by finish, browse by blade size, and browse by product category, including medium and small room fans, large room fans, low profile fans, outdoor fans, and our showroom-only hunter prestige® fans. this site showcases three types of hunter fans: our core fan products, our hunter ...
flair21
...during a worldwide recession in 1954, hubert wulf and his wife, marianne, established ado gardinenwerke in the small, northern rural town of aschendorf, germany. ado gardinenwerke succeeded in part due to the wulf’s unparalleled vision and innovative ideas; however, the most important factor was ado’s technical superiority and commitment to manufacture using only the finest materials to the highes...
KraftMaid Cabinetry
...from a modest beginning as a small, local cabinet company, kraftmaid has become one of the largest and most recognized brands of cabinetry for the home. kraftmaid fits your lifestyle in the kitchen, the bath and all through the house! versatile kraftmaid cabinetry and furniture add good-looking storage and display space wherever you need it. and with kraftmaid's wide selection of moldings...
Paragon
...ought iron and framed objects. in 2005, paragon moved into a new 150,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to accommodate the company’s continued growth. what started as a small mom and pop business has achieved national prominence in the home accessory industry. winner of four coveted arts awards, including this year's 20th arts award for excellence in wall deco...
Old Masters Stains
..., marketed by independent sales representatives. this aggressive program was designed to promote old masters commitment to service to the independent dealer by offering wider availability. many smaller independent dealers preferred old masters but simply did not have enough volume to buy direct. that having transpired, as the old saying goes, the rest is history! old masters, which is...
Radici Rugs
...ering industry. 100% wool woven carpet the radici usa carpet is woven on wilton looms from solid velvets to cut loop and loop fabrics. although the wool woven segment of the carpet industry is small, radici usa continues to grow and gain market share with carpets that are most competitive in color and design...
Zimmer Marble
...zimmer marble company originated in august 1975.  founded by milt zimmer, the small factory served kitchen and bath retail stores in jackson, michigan.  an early commitment to technical research and ongoing efforts to provide the best cultured marble products available, placed mr. zimmer among the leaders of the industry and positioned zimmer marble as one of the foremost manufacturers o...
Rhody Rug
...rhody rug, inc. a small family business, was established in 1983. from the very beginning our objective was to build a company that was different. where most companies have grandiose visions of perpetual and unlimited growth, we at rhody rug, inc. determined that ours would be a future of controlled and limited expansion wherein we could preserve the hand skills so necessary in providin...
Reel Screens
...the ultimate disappearing screenbenefits reel screens virtually disappear when not in use! reel screens housings are small and specifically designed to rest on the surface or in the recess area of any door or window where they remain virtually unnoticeable. the screen expands upon impact preventing damaged screens or personal injury. smooth,...
GreenWood Bamboo™ Floors
...nmental benefit is due to the extensive root system that keeps the surrounding soil in place. during the manufacturing process, almost 100 % of the bamboo is utilized. the material that is too small or weak for flooring production is used for many diverse products such as furniture, paper, chopsticks and toothpicks...
Mannington Adura® Flooring
...d the more realistic 5"x48" size usually associated with a traditional wood plank. all adura® luxury tiles are 16"x16". some have realistic grout lines along the edges. others are subdivided to mimic smaller tiles. and still others create a seamless look with no grout or edging. extraordinary strengthtrust mannington to take the time to get it right. adura® is one luxury flooring product that del...
Viking Appliances
.... a refrigerator. even an outdoor range. and along the way, we created our own culture of creativity and innovation. now we’re applying viking perfection to new categories like cookware, cutlery, and small appliances. and we won’t stop innovating, but will continue to introduce new and exciting products for every corner of the viking kitchen....
J. Mish Carpet Collection
...constructions to refined needlepoint looks. surfaces may be simple, such as cut pile, tailored loops and tip-shears; or complex, with multiple levels and mixtures of yarns. pattern run the gamut from small scale subtle tone-on-tone to bold large scale geometric designs. this range of rich textures and sophisticated color can be a jumping off point for creating custom products. j mish mills has a ...
Ames Tile & Stone
...ames tile & stone began as ames bros. distributors ltd. on alexander street downtown vancouver in 1912. founded by cyril ames and his brother david, ames bros. started as a small agency business. the partnership between the brothers lasted less than two weeks, but the company has lived on for over 90 years and has evolved and emerged as a leader in the tile and stone industry. although the...
Centiva Solid Vinyl Tile
...centiva’s history is an exciting story of an entrepreneurial company that started small, got bigger, and joined a larger company to become even better.  we are not satisfied with our progress and probably never will be, knowing that remaining eager for change and incorporating new ideas is essential to be the company we need to be for tomorrow’s customers. we joined tarkett in 2010, a floo...
Mid Continent Cabinetry
...it all started back in 1966, a small cabinetry shop located in southwestern minnesota with a vision, not only, to provide a versatile cabinetry offering but to ensure quality construction, exceptional service and a affordable price. today, with three geographically located manufacturing facilities, multiple service centers and over 1,500 dedicated employees our vision remains unchanged. we continu...
IMAX Worldwide Imports
...the story behind imax corporation is a tale of hard work and determination resulting in great success. what al and faye bulak started in 1984 as a small company importing copper flower containers has grown into one of the top u.s. import companies serving the at home market. today with over 38,000 customers, 128 road reps and product showing in 20 showrooms worldwide, imax continues to p...
Corona Brushes
...ed concept, but one that has guaranteed our customers the finest tools for 80 years. after three generations in brushmaking, we still like to be "in the kitchen". we know every detail, no matter how small, is one more opportunity to make something good, better. we pay the sharpest attention to detail as we hand construct all of our professional paintbrushes. with the right amount of stock, taper...
Emtek Decorative Hardware
...emtek is dedicated to bringing interesting, well made hardware back into american homes. until about 1930 there was a proud history of hardware in america. hundreds of small factories made an enormous variety of creatively designed products. craftsmen from many disciplines devoted their energies to making locks that provided both function and beauty. unfortunately, during the depression many of ...
Fairfax Home Furnishings
... elements offers a range of traditional and transitional styling that will blend well with today's comfortable home settings. entertainment centers, wine cabinets, nesting tables, consoles, large and small chests, and vanity sinks are just a few of the functional and attractive items included in our large assortment. fairfax home furnishings maintains a high level of inventory and can offer shi...
Dacor Kitchen Appliances
...cooking is an important part of family tradition here at dacor. in 1933, stan joseph opened a small appliance store in northern california. supported by his devoted wife florence, his innovative thinking led to the invention of the first complete kitchen ventilation system and the first indoor electric barbecue. in 1965, stan and florence joseph founded dacor and were later joined by thei...
Bisazza Tiles
...ect in mosaic, the bisazza design studio is available for a free consultation. in addition to the technique that involves the use of whole mosaic tiles, bisazza creates mosaics with hand-cut tiles in smaller sizes and arranged following the pattern of the design, according to an irregular texture. ...
Elmira Stove Works
...o the local market and, potentially, all of north america. he acquired the rights for the findlay oval cookstove, and began manufacturing in what had been a chicken barn on the outskirts of the small town of elmira. the popularity of the stoves grew, and consumers soon began to ask for similar styling in gas and electric models. hendrick responded, and the product line expanded to incl...
Maple Creek Cabinets
...t combination of beauty, function and value. and since they're backed by our lifetime warranty, you can be assured your cabinets will look great for many years to come. no matter how big or how small your project is, maple creek has the quality products at affordable prices that make it your best value in kitchen and bath cabinets...
Shiloh Cabinetry
... missouri, a rural town of under 300 people. dudley is 2 ½ hours south of st. louis, missouri in the bootheel of the state. from the beginning as a molding and milled lumber supplier working out of a small shed to a major supplier of cabinetry with over 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space with the best equipment available. we have enjoyed steady, robust growth because of our commitment...
Questech Tile
...enturies: the expense and weight of bronze. that launched a journey that led to his invention of questech metal: a brand-new metal composite that is 20% of the weight of traditional metal—and a small fraction of the cost. before long, questech was producing premium metal signs and merchandising for companies like tiffany, harley davidson, absolut, and timberland. but roger saw anothe...
Pearl Abrasive Company
...more than 50 years ago, max pearlman founded a small steel fabricating company. the company expanded and became a large user of abrasive products. with the demand for consistently high quality, cost effective abrasives on the rise, the pearlman family recognized that the industry was ready for a customer driven abrasive distributor. using this philosophy, pearl has expanded from a small ...
Adesso Furniture
...tastes to ensure you will always find the style you are looking for. adesso's customers include furniture stores, specialty lifestyle stores, national chains, catalog retailers, as well as many smaller furniture and lighting stores in both the u.s. and abroad...
AspenHome
...aspenhome™ has evolved over the past 27 years from a small family owned home entertainment business based in phoenix to a full line furniture company specializing in thoughtfully designed innovative products for the way people work, play and relax at home.  recognized as a resource for functional family furniture, the aspenhome™ collection includes bedroom, dining, home office, home ente...
Rowe Furniture
...the dream of two men in virginia, to one of america's most respected custom upholstery furniture manufacturers. please enjoy the tour and see how the rowe-jordan furniture company and their one small building transformed into rowe fine furniture, inc. with a portfolio of brands which includes rowe, clayton marcus and robin bruce...
ThinkGlass
...ts of our unique production process. our fourteen ovens fulfill a vast number of needs and provide us with the flexibility needed to efficiently schedule and produce all possible endeavours, from small to large, and from simple to complex...
Surface Art Natural Stone
...nded in 2001 on the simple principle of providing high fashion, high quality products from all over the world to the western united states. since then, it has grown from just two employees in a small office in seattle, to a company that now stocks over 5,000 products in warehouses totaling more than 150,000 square feet. owner mike stupfel, with over 35 years of experience in the flooring...
Creative Co-Op
...ravels the world for inspiration, taking the best elements of their experience and translating them into a creative, unique assortment that caters to a broad variety of tastes. whether you're a small boutique or a larger furniture store, our product line has something for you – and at price points that work.   creative co-op – the leader in trend-driven gifts and decorative accessories...
LG Surfaces
...the surfaces in your home are much more than a place where meals are prepared and served. they’re where life happens. meals are shared, games are played, milestones large and small are celebrated. homework gets done. cards are shuffled. friends gather to talk. cookie dough is rolled out. mail is opened. life is lived. all of it, right at home, right on your countertop. when you think ...
Talora Cabinets
...like most businesses, the decor cabinet company was born from an idea. when it was established back in 1977 in the small southern town of portage la prairie, manitoba, that belief was to create cabinets customers would enjoy and be able to create a lifetime of warm family memories against a backdrop of cabinetry that reflects their values and lifestyle...
Naturelle Luxury Vinyl Tile
...adore started making vinyl tiles in 1979 in a small factory next to its parent companys chemical plant. in 2009, adore marks its 30th anniversary by shipping distinctive luxury vinyl planks and tiles for the commercial flooring market to countries around the globe from the worlds largest luxury vinyl tile maufacturing facility. ...
Showplace Cabinetry
... national brand. that's because a whole lot of customers like the showplace mix of product, flexibility and price.      it all began with an idea: create a cabinetry brand that makes sense. a small group of experienced cabinetry professionals gathered together in 1999, headed by tony bour, a name well known in this industry. this group shared a vision for a brand that offered the most-...
Skyline Gliding Windows
...'with clean lines and a sleek urban contemporary look, skyline® gliding window panels offer the perfect solution for both large and small window expanses, and can also be used as a stylish room divider system. the revolutionary hardware system, combined with a fashion-forward fabric collection, dress any window in style.' ...
Surface Art Tile
...nded in 2001 on the simple principle of providing high fashion, high quality products from all over the world to the western united states. since then, it has grown from just two employees in a small office in seattle, to a company that now stocks over 5,000 products in warehouses totaling more than 150,000 square feet. owner mike stupfel, with over 35 years of experience in the flooring...
Harco Premium Paints
...since 1957, blending clears in a small mixing room in brooklyn, ny to today, one of the largest manufacturers of clear finishes for the hardwood flooring industry. located in north brunswick, nj in an 80,000 square foot facility dedicated to blending the finest clear finishes available today. our product line consists of a full line of oil modified, moisture cure, and waterborne polyurethanes, as ...
Hydrel Outdoor Lighting
...ntenance and an unmatched structural integrity. committed to lighting performance, hydrel utilizes the most advanced sources and optics to create a wide variety of lighting effects. combining today’s smaller, more efficient sources with precision optical platforms, hydrel achieves photometric performance seldom experienced in outdoor lighting – a soft, uniform illumination that is noticeably super...
Mark Architectural Lighting
...ghting is an innovative and creative design resource with the ability to modify or customize products to meet specific project needs. our story is a classic one. founded in 1965 as mark lighting, a small maker of commodity light fixtures in northern new jersey, our company grew over the next four decades into a highly regarded manufacturer of specification-grade recessed lighting. in 2007 mark ...
Cree Led Lighting
...ld. we strive to ensure every production process and material that goes into our product will be the best for our environment, our communities, and our employees. it is the policy of cree, inc. that small business concerns have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in procurement and subcontracting at cree. through the company’s small business program, cree is fully committed to proc...
Milliken Residential Carpet
...milliken’s roots date back to 1865 when seth milliken and william deering founded deering milliken company, a small woolen fabrics company in portland, maine. deering soon left to start his own company. in 1868, seth milliken moved the company headquarters to new york city, at that time the heart of the american textile industry. in 1884, the company invested in a new facility in pacolet...
Ace Hardware
...ity. over 4,600 of ace's 4,700 stores around the globe are independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs. these hard working men and women are part of the fabric of your community. they are small business owners who are local and loyal...just like it ought to be. while others have become large and impersonal, at ace, we've remained small and very personal. that's why we say a visit to ac...
Cera Tile
...goals. in today’s fast and ever changing tile world, our product selection is on the cutting edge of the tile industry meeting the demands for new products, new ideas, and evolving designs. from the smallest to the largest tile jobs, we can supply you with our stocked inventory program or help you source from some of the best tile manufacturers across italy and spain. customer service:our team u...
PDI Loft Collection
...2″ total thickness, 6.5″ w, 1.2 mm wear layer. eased edges. smooth surface with 8 layers of uv lacquer finish. limited lifetime wear and construction warranty. this exquisite range of small leaf acacia monumental planks is influenced by euro-fashion in home decor. the planks are up to 48″ long, creating elegant installations with far fewer seams. the surface is smooth to ...
Beauflor® Blacktex Vinyl Flooring
...our smart tex collection is ideal for when you're facing uneven subfloors, which is often the case in older houses. the secret of tex is in the textile backing that functions as a buffer for small subfloors irregularities.moreover, our tex collection is perfectly suitable for looselay on surfaces of up to 40m². this makes installation a breeze, as tex floors don't require to be glued down....
Vinylasa Luxury Vinyl
...in 1950 sr.kanan s, kanan resk started a small company, a pioneer in manufacturing and marketing of vinyl flooring. working under the values ​​of honesty, hard work and responsibility, he manage to become a leader in vinyl coatings. ...
Vinylasa VCT
...in 1950 sr.kanan s, kanan resk started a small company, a pioneer in manufacturing and marketing of vinyl flooring. working under the values ​​of honesty, hard work and responsibility, he manage to become a leader in vinyl coatings. ...
Shaw Carpet Bellera Collection
...ucing beautiful carpet you want with the performance you need. bellera is about to change your life - and it’s all good. more than just a pretty namewarm or cool tones, solids and patterns large and small. no matter which style you favor, you can count on belleratm. beautiful durabilitybellera™ high-performance fiberbellera was designed for durability and tested to prove it. our 5-year walk test...
Kitchen Kompact
...anufacturing the best kitchen cabinets at the most affordable prices. across three generations, bringing innovation and hard work to a fast-growing, constantly changing industry. transforming a small custom cabinet shop, whose beginnings date back to 1937, into one of the largest cabinet assembly plants in the united states. ...
Shaw Floorigami
...floorigami is a mindset, founded on the belief that design and flexibility can go hand in hand. and that a cozier, more comfortable room should be within everyone’s reach. small space, apartment, rug or room—just clear it, sweep it, peel and stick. if you’re inspired today, you can feel the warmth of carpet beneath your bare feet tomorrow. you’ve never seen carpet this kid and pet-friendly. floo...
FIRMFIT® Flooring
...firmfit luxury vinyl flooring was developed with the idea that home is a place you can spend time and live fully without having to worry about small messes. firmfit is undistinguishable from a real wood and is a 100% waterproof flooring! with firmfit, fun and sun is what it’s all about. with fun, comes mess and accidents. and while most luxury vinyl flooring solutions available are not warranted...
Adhesives
...an improvement in aesthetic design, and increased design flexibility. disadvantages of adhesive use include decreased stability at high temperatures, relative weakness in bonding large objects with a small bonding surface area, and greater difficulty in separating objects during testing. adhesives are typically organized by the method of adhesion. these are then organized into reactive and non-rea...
Appliances
...me appliances are electrical/mechanical machines which accomplish some household functions, such as cooking or cleaning. home appliances can be classified into: major appliances, or white goods small appliances, consumer electronics, or brown goods this division is also noticeable in the maintenance and repair of these kinds of products. brown goods usually require high technical knowle...
Aubusson Rugs
...the aubusson rug takes its name from the french town of aubusson, a small, picturesque town situated close to the mountains of the massif central and lying on the banks of the river creuse. although this medieval town ceased to produce rugs over 130 years ago, it was at one time the very centre of europe’s rug manufacturing industry. there was, and still is, an organized industry but no factory; f...
Bamboo Flooring
...ea-formaldehyde (uf) adhesive in the lamination process. though the use of uf resins, which emit volatile organic compounds (vocs), is harmful to indoor air quality, bamboo flooring uses a relatively small amount compared with other materials, such as particleboards. bamboo flooring products that avoid formaldehyde use are available, including some listed in the greenspec directory. the panels are...
Bar Furniture
... place to begin because they offer you a broad range of storage selections for drinks and barware. there are even carries complete pub sets with matching tables and chairs that can be balanced with a small rack if you have limited space. a home bar isn't just a place complete with dartboards and a big screen television. they also can be a chic space for exciting parties with family and friends. o...
Bars
...tired of dealing with crowded pubs or local bars not having your favorite drinks? then build a small home bar to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. building one begins with a bar counter. there is a wide selection of styles to personalize any family room, den, or rec room. classic colonial and ladder-style designs match almost any home furnishings, and they can easily hold small wine racks bot...
Bedroom Furniture
...fashioning the perfect bedroom goes beyond finding a comfortable mattress. the right bedroom furniture will produce a tranquil atmosphere that is all your own. with a few small items, you can transform a dull bedroom into a modern sanctuary where you'll love to rest at night. the bed will always be the focus of a bedroom, but several items will make it work a little better for you. a bench is a g...
Berber Carpet
...that has the off-white, heathered look of cloaks used by these tribes of north africa. these carpets use flecked yarns most often in loop styles. the size of the loops varies from large nubby ones to smaller styles. patterned styles of this type of carpeting are multi-level-loop as well as cut-and-loop designs. other styles are also available in pastels and dark tones as well as naturals. wool c...
Bokhara Rugs
...re and are woven by nomadic tribespeople who relied primarily upon the madder plant for the tremendous variety of red and red-brown hues that characterizes by the late 19th century, they came in odd, small sizes and peculiar shapes, and began to find their way to the west. bokhara rugs have small, repeating geometric designs and are normally fine quality. a popular bokhara design, the elephant fo...
Ceramic Tile
...h. another emerging trend is bringing together a number of dissimilar textures and finishes with a monochromatic color scheme. interior designers and decorators also appear to be trending away from smaller ceramic tiles and toward larger tile sizes 16x16s and 18x18s. larger ceramic tiles craft an entirely different impression. using larger ceramic tiles means fewer grout lines, which makes an in...
Cork Plank Flooring
...ception. 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 - kitchens, exercise rooms, halls, family rooms and children's play areas...
Dhurries
...ch traditionally comes in two varieties: one that is used on the bed instead of a mattress or below a thin cotton mattress and the other which is used as a floor covering. the former variety is smaller in size and is made on a pit-loom while the latter is made on an elementary loom called an adda. the technique of durry weaving can be seen in its most primitive form in the villages o...
Dining & Kitchen Furniture
...hing up with friends over tea or gathering at the family table for a meal, the right dining room furniture can make all the difference. selecting the right kitchen furniture that will make meals both small and large even more pleasurable. paired with a state-of-the-art refrigerator, oven, or range, your kitchen space will be ready for anything you can cook up. not all meals are not severed at a f...
Earthen Floor
...of hardpacked dirt topped off with a thin layer of straw for warmth and comfort. soil in the southwestern parts of the us contain nearly a perfectly mixed ratio of adobe. in china, most cottages and smaller houses also had earthen floors, made of rammed earth and sealed with raw linseed. earthen floors were discovered in ancient greece,[3] and in many other countries in ancient times. earthen f...
End Tables
...d table to handsomely complement your sofa or sectional furniture. aside from the traditional coffee table, end tables also make great additions to any living space. these not only work perfectly in smaller rooms, but they also give you the excellent place for table lamps, decorative pieces or even a remote control. ...
Engineered Wood Flooring
...it-yourself flooring option with the instructions clearly printed inside each carton. even so, you do have to make sure that the sub-floor is clean of dirt and dust before you begin so that any small pieces of debris won’t work their way up through the flooring. engineered plank flooring comes in various types of wood, finishes and stains. you can also choose unfinished or pre-finished ...
Hardwood Strip Flooring
...t 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 flooring runs from pale white to light reddish brown. it has a u...
Indian (India) Rugs
... back of the carpet indicates the quality. among the hand knotted ones the bokhara carpets are one of the finest with about 125-500 knots in a square inch. every winter, kashmiri carpet vendors with small carpets piled high behind their scooters or motorcycles (the wealthier ones have cars and, consequently, bigger carpets) are a common sight in delhi and other big cities in northern india. since...
Laminate Flooring
...king is provided for ease of installation. installed laminate floors typically "float" over the sub-floor on top of a foam/film underlayment, which provides moisture- and sound-reducing properties. a small (1–10 millimetres (0.039–0.394 in)) gap is required between the flooring and any immovable object such as walls, this allows the flooring to expand without being obstructed. baseboards (skirting...
Mosaic Tile (glass)
...em 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 space. ...
Ottomans
...n storage areas so you can hide everything from books and magazines to video remotes. push one of these comfy pieces in front of your sofa, and relax while reading a book or watching television. from smaller to larger sizes, ottomans can make a statement in any space, ranging from living rooms to basements. there are many ottoman designs to suit your style or situation. for instance, an ottoman w...
Pakistan Rugs
...ivilization first developed the use of woven textiles. as of the late 1990s, hand-knotted carpets were among pakistan's leading export products and their manufacture is the second largest cottage and small industry. pakistani craftsmen have the capacity to produce any type of carpet using all the popular motifs of gulls, medallions, paisleys, traceries, and geometric designs in various combination...
Persian Rugs
...for many people the term "persian rug" is synonymous with oriental rugs in general. certainly the variety of persian rugs, from the sophisticated larger versions made by master weavers to the smaller but no less charming nomadic persian rugs, is extraordinary. the colorings of persian rugs are invariably rich and deep, usually with a ground of crimson backing symbolic, figurative or naturalistic m...
Prayer Rugs
...muslims are often seen kneeling and prostrating on small embroidered rugs, called "prayer rugs." for those unfamiliar with the use of these rugs, they may look like small "oriental carpets," or simply nice pieces of embroidery. during islamic prayers, worshippers bow, kneel, and prostrate on the ground in humility before god. the only requirement in islam is that prayers be performed in an area t...
Random Width Plank
...es; most installations are comprised of three different sizes. the widths selected should correspond to the dimensions of the room in order to keep the flooring in proper scale: the narrower ones for small rooms and wider ones for the larger rooms. random plank comes with a square or beveled edge and may be prefinished at the factory or finished after installation. random width flooring also has ...
Recycled
...rials, waste, and by-products. individual companies are pursuing environmental efforts at different points in the manufacturing process. many of the following efforts are industry-wide, but some are small pilot programs. advanced monitoring systems and processes in the mills help conserve water, electricity, and other fuels. as an example, new developments in dyeing techniques require less water...
Refrigerators
...en cubic feet of fresh food storage. for every extra person in your family, you should add another cubic foot on to this total.  there are four different refrigerator sizes to select from, small (7 to 9.9 cubic feet), medium (10 to 13.9 cubic feet), large (14 to 19.9 cubic feet) and extra large (20 to 29 cubic feet). measure you're refrigerator space before you go shopping. some e...
Tibetan/Nepalese
...began a cottage industry of carpet weaving. this industry was intended to sell rugs to the growing tourist trade in nepal. during this period, most of the carpets produced were traditional designs in small sizes. in the late 70's, floor-covering buyers from germany came to nepal and began purchasing plain field (border only) designs in larger sizes. within a short period, the german market became...
Turkoman
... are often called the 'lucky elephant's foot'. background colors can also be found in navy blue, black or a series of beiges. these are sometimes referred to as caucasian carpets. turkoman rugs have small, repeating geometric designs and are normally fine quality. the elephant foot and octagonal 'gul' motifs tend to look best in smaller sizes that make the most of the intricate pattern. turkoman ...
Corral Clutter with a Mudroom
...high-end homes can sometimes boast custom cabinetry, full bathrooms, laundry facilities, showers for pets and direct pantry access. regardless of whether your mudroom is an actual room or just a small space near the front door to hang bags and jackets, the organizational basics are the same: corral clutter: one of the most important items in any mudroom is storage for shoes, pet supp...
7 On-Trend Kitchen Upgrades
...old veining or even full slabs with stunning greens, blues and reds can make a statement. if budget is an issue, or you are worried about too much of a good thing, consider using a bold slab on a smaller space, like the island, rather than outfitting the entire kitchen. find more on-trend ideas to upgrade your kitchen at wellborn.com. ...
Installing Bathroom Tile Like a Pro
...ision hinges on the needs and uses of your family. complement or contrast? define the overall style you want as well as the colors and tones that will help best achieve your vision. big or small? generally, the larger the tile, the fewer grout lines, and too many grout lines in a smaller space can create the illusion of clutter. however, smaller tiles can eliminate the need to make ...
Take a Room-by-Room Approach to Renovations
...ether you're breathing new life into an outdated bathroom or converting unused space into a new one, practical design is essential. this is especially true if you're working on a full bath with a smaller footprint where storage space is at a premium. while a powder room may not require much in the way of storage beyond space for extra rolls of toilet paper and hand towels, a full bath dema...
Treverksoul Collection
...a wood-look porcelain stoneware collection with an aristocratic soul and a contemporary feel, offering a fresh, unconventional take on the exquisite elegance of antique parquet floors thanks to the small chevron size and the countless laying patterns it enables, ideal for public and private locations. three colours with rich variation in patterning and shadeunderline the warmth and light of interi...
Scenario
...warm materials. tactile surfaces. products with a story to tell. skilled craftsmanship and industrial technology combine in scenario, a collection of small-size ceramic and stoneware tiles with a multiple identity. its eight constituent series – rice, lume, zellige, scenario, d segni blend, d segni scaglie, d segni colore and d segni – interpret the craftsmanship and manual skills of traditional p...
Palazzo Collection
...e finest carefully curated engineered hardwood, and adds quintessential elegance and sophistication. built to endure, finished for stain and fade resistance, designed to illuminate any space grand or small...
Legato Liquid Linoleum
...quirements create a smooth, natural-looking matte finish with no joints or welding needed. as a poured product, legato eliminates the need for most transitions. due to legato's physical properties, small scratches can selfheal as the product re-binds to itself over time. this removes the opportunity for bacteria growth and dirt collection at transitions, creating a hygienic floor perfect for dem...
Bathroom Flooring Upgrades
...t from splashes, spills and slips. however, we should note that our products are not meant to be installed within a walk-in shower or vertically along shower walls. typically, a guest bathroom has a smaller footprint than most other bathrooms within the home, which may sound limiting, but this actually gives more freedom to experiment with bold design choices in a smaller space. a guest bath is t...
Sustainable Interiors with a Modern Edge
...earts, flooring tiles cut into varying, eclectic sizes bring a sophisticated, intriguing sensibility to a hallway, dining area, or sunroom. to capture the beautiful look of natural stone, try it in a small and contained area, like an entryway that leads out to the garden. no matter how you choose to design it, your decor will definitely draw looks—and your commitment to the environment will be on...
Korlok Select
...rringbone accentsthree 24” x 6” american barnwood-inspired planks and two 6”x 24” marble-inspired herringbone tiles have been designed specifically to be placed in a herringbone pattern – perfect for smaller areas like bathrooms or entryways. if you wish to use the same color throughout a larger space or to change the lay pattern, consider laying the herringbone format in one room and their full-s...
iQ POWER TOOLS Wins Back to Back Pro Tool Innovation Awards
... on creating dust collection second to none and turning wet-cutting applications into dry-cutting ones. having been impressed by the quality and performance of their original dry cut tile saw, a smaller benchtop version makes it even more portable. it combines the same incredible dust collection with a smaller 7-inch saw that’s common on jobsites.” paul guth, iq’s president commented, “o...
Patcraft Introduces Inspired Connection
...t the scaled pattern. enliventm, available in broadloom and carpet tile, features a mixture of large and medium size patterning. also available in broadloom and carpet tile, harmonioustm features small scale, abstract texture. influencetm carpet tile is a medium scale grid, which is ideal for color blocking, while restoredtm carpet tile features a multi-directional cross hatch pattern. o...
Tips from the Table: Purposefully Using Pattern
...g. what are some tips to purposefully using pattern in home flooring?if this is your first time playing with pattern, especially in flooring, we would recommend using patterned tiles or planks in a smaller area of the home, like an entryway or stair landing. bold pattern can easily overwhelm a space, so it’s best to keep other finishes in the room simple and clean to start and you can always bui...
What's the difference between linoleum and vinyl flooring?
...quires a full-spread adhesive. vinyl sheet is much easier to work with than linoleum since it isn't as stiff. vinyl tile - these peel-and-stick tiles are the most diy-friendly option and great for small spaces. linoleum can be very unforgiving of subfloors that aren't perfectly level, causing floors to wear out faster than they otherwise would. many vinyl flooring collections have attached u...
3 Glass Tile Bathroom Design Concepts Inspired By Summer
...side, incorporate glass tile to add interest and brightness without abandoning your original design. glass tile has a reflective property that can give a room a beautiful glow and using glass tile in small installations can recreate that sunny shimmer that will spruce up your existing bathroom décor with a summery feel. white color schemes are also a popular choice for beach house designs, and wh...
4 Tips for Using Tile Sizes to Your Advantage
...nd different shapes and sizes to meet your design goals. consider these following tips when selecting different tile sizes to spruce up your space or achieve distinctive looks. 1. larger tiles make small rooms appear bigger because grout lines are thinner and fewer as part of the layout, smaller rooms appear bigger when using larger tiles. large-format tiles make floors look more streamlined – ...
Hallmark Floors Vinyl 101
...rators, and substantial further declines continue to be documented.” by 2004, epa estimates dioxin emissions will be down more than 90 percent from 1987 levels. emissions from vinyl production are a small fraction of total emissions. sources of greater dioxin emissions than vinyl manufacturing include open burning (the largest source), fireplaces, coal-burning utilities, vehicle emissions and met...
Designing With Rugs
...room and the area you want to cover. the most common area rug sizes are 4’ x 6’ and 6’ x 9’. they will work well under a coffee table. an 8’ x 11’ area rug or larger can cover the majority of a room. smaller area and scatter rugs can be ideal for adorning smaller spaces – a hearth, a bedside, the area in front of a kitchen sink – with a splash of color and warmth. an area rug with a bold, overal...
Rugs 101
...lar rug will blend in rather than detract from the room's overall décor. pattern on pattern - combining patterns in a room can be done with the right attention. curtains, upholstery or pillows with small patterns should be complemented with a rug featuring a larger pattern, and vice versa. florals, plaids, stripes and other patterns can all work together providing they have size distinction and ...
Pro Tips for Cleaning up Pet Stains
...you’ll need to make a little homemade cleaning solution from vinegar and baking soda. it’s important to not combine the two. instead, put a healthy amount of vinegar directly on the stain, then add a small amount of baking soda on top. if you place the vinegar on the baking soda it will cause a bubbly mess. cover the area and let it sit for about a day as the cleaning and deodorizing gets to work....
How To Make Dark Walls Work In Your Home
...fectly with the porcelain sink, white drawers, and modern standalone bathtub. the decorative geo-wall serves both as a backsplash and a place of visual interest, creating more depth in this otherwise small space. accent with a dark hue. again, we see a dark wall in an otherwise small space in the home, but this time the dark color is used to create an accent wall that’s rich with texture. by us...
Decorating Your Home with Bold Colors
...eel lost in the dark, try adding color in more subtle ways, such as an accent wall (or two), or painting 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...
EQ3 Announces Expansion in the US Market
...d within chicago's lincoln park location, showcasing larger deep-seated sectionals, dining tables, credenzas and more. eq3's product lines in new york will introduce smaller sofas and modular furniture, including expandable tables, storage and accessories. with each showroom, eq3 will build upon and continue to evolve its retail experience and concept, adapt...
SMART Carpet and Flooring Offers Multiple Options for the Home Gym
... due to its strength and durability, though it is also appropriate for the home gym as well. rubber is waterproof, soundproof, readily absorbs shock, relatively easy-to-install and available in smaller tiles and mats for those who want supplemental rather than wall-to-wall coverage. rubber is a multi-purpose floor covering, especially useful in areas with heavy pet and foot traffic. it i...
Modani is Proud to be a New Resident in Costa Mesa
... miami, march 11, 2019 /prnewswire/ -- from one small showroom and a website, to an expanding empire, modani has opened another location right in the center of costa mesa. now with two southern california stores up and running, getting designer inspired home furnishings just got a lot easier. situated on 3309-f hyland avenue in the soco design center among a complex of acquaint bouti...
Be the First to see Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams New Spring 2019 Collection
...eir guests who they are —that they care about comfort and style," said mitchell gold, chair-man and ceo of mitchell gold + bob williams. making their debut this season, a unique collection of small accent chairs inspired by italian design that will allow you to modernize any room in your home. these small-scale chairs allow you to create the perfect space. our new accent chair colle...
Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
...seamlessly into the frame to lend a modern flair. the doors are also ideal for low-maintenance living; the durable vinyl frames don't absorb moisture or require painting. hardware even the smallest details matter when it comes to contemporary design. you may not need to replace or update your cabinetry, but you'll most likely want to select hardware that fits a more modern motif. av...
Creating "Modern Chic" Wine Cellars with Glass & Acrylic
...to its own. having anticipated this, wine cellar innovations developed a new racking design that is now part of its modern wine cellar collection – the glass enclosed acrylic cube series. from small cellars, to large wine rooms, these racking units can bring a truly unique look to your contemporary wine storage. being glass enclosed, the acrylic material inside provides a see-through expe...
Home Safe Home
...ing 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 standard by the american national standards institute requires a vast majority of window covering produ...
One Kings Lane Opens New York City Flagship At 143 Spring Street In Soho
... to fit the aesthetic of the soho neighborhood. as products sell, they will be replaced with new and different items. catering to the design needs of manhattan residents, the shop will also offer small-space solutions. the makings of your mix. because one kings lane believes everyone has their own unique style mix, which their home should represent, the shopping experience is all about he...
SMART Carpet and Flooring Reveals Their Naughty & Nice List for Protecting Floors This Holiday Season
...d for washing machines or tree stand mats. 2. do: place a tree skirt around the base of the tree to cover the drain tray or tree stand mat and to also catch needles that fall out. 3. do: cut small branches from the bottom of the tree so they are not dragging on the floor and scratch it. 4. do: use ice on the affected area if any sap gets on the floor. once hardened, pick the sap wi...
Tarkett Launches the Scale Study Series Collection from Designer Suzanne Tick
...ica. shifts in scale have become a necessity in order to embrace an openness and fluid movement between spaces. the scale study series responds to this with four products that go from large to small, and from macrocosm to microcosm—open space to private space. this mix of scale and material gives designers a diverse toolkit they can rely on again and again. "this series is comprised ...
5 Easy Ways to Add Colorful Curb Appeal
...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 before starting your proje...
4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen
...itchen the perfect vintage feel, visit elmirastoveworks.com/antique/ranges. add accents with purpose once you've established the centerpiece (or centerpieces) for your kitchen, you can add smaller details as you go. visit antique stores and flea markets to look for finds such as vintage kitchen tools, antique serving platters and cast-iron cookware. antiques frequently show some...
Simple Home Renovations/7 projects that improve resale value
...dern families' needs. today's open floor plans 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 su...
Refresh Your Space/5 steps to simplify your next paint project
...eet. remove outlet and switch covers, and clean dirt, dust or grime from the walls using a microfiber duster or vacuum attachment. don't forget to lay drop cloths, tape off trim and fill in any small cracks or holes. step 4: apply your paint start at the top, beginning with the ceiling, and work your way down to the walls and trim. a tool like valspar's wall and trim brush is ideal f...
Bring New Life to Your Kitchen with Color
... a strong, vibrant color, red is often associated with passion, pride and strength. in the kitchen, bold pops of red can command attention. red is a perfect hue for appliances - both large and small - and also works well in a patterned backsplash or on decorative items such as canisters and cookware. consider red "crystal" grout instead of traditional white grout for tile to create an...
How big of a deck do I need?
... the money, do the composite - it just makes more sense," he said. overall, from his experience, pologruto said most homeowners don't need a 3,000-square-foot deck, and should be able to fit a small dining area, arbor, hot tub and separate seating area in about 750 square feet, although some of the decks he builds are more than twice that size. planning to include the right amount of...
Energy Savers that Make 'Cents'
... attention is given to thorough sealing, and determine whether additional insulation can help contain energy. take control of your climate managing your home's climate control is typically no small task or small expense. these options offer flexibility and efficiency. heat pumps pull from the ground or outside air temperature to both heat your home in the winter and cool it in the s...
Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
...ferent, 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 textured glass windows that provide privacy while allowing light...
Simple summer home maintenance tips for comfort and energy savings
...ng with non-toxic, natural household cleaners, such as baking soda, cornstarch or white vinegar, and using a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (hepa) filter, which will trap small particles like dust that others re-circulate back into the air. seal the deal: examine the home's pipes and connections, as well as all vents, and add caulking or sealant, if needed, to e...
A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel
...or countertops due to its durability, stain resistance and ease of maintenance. it's an engineered product made mostly from up to 93 percent quartz, a non-porous natural stone, combined with a small amount of binder and color. small particles of glass or reflective metal flakes can also be added to some quartz designs to achieve a more unique look. the result is an attractive slab tha...
3 Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018
...treatment in kitchens and bathrooms is to use different types of tile and surface stone. incorporating tile of different shapes and texture such as quartz, marble or granite can energize even the smallest space. scale provides another way to create interest. to achieve a mosaic feel, look for 1-by-1-foot tiles prepped on larger 12-by-12-foot sheets. sometimes these sheets include a pre...
4 simple swaps when planning a kitchen refresh
...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 effort. dated accessories can weigh down the ...
6 project ideas to recreate your kitchen/Minor and major projects that can recreate your kitchen
...ilicone hose that can be easily replaced in a variety of rainbow colors for an instant kitchen "perk-up." * explore sink options. whether it's for food preparation, dish washing or bathing a small child, families depend on the kitchen sink for a lot of things. the dxv hillside stainless steel sink exhibits the rich character of popular farmhouse sink styling with a refined sophisticat...
4 Types of Flooring Tile that Look Like Wood
...y to co-ordinate with different styles, thanks to its simple, classic appeal. unfortunately, the price and ongoing maintenance costs of wood flooring makes it unattainable for many organizations with smaller budgets. fortunately, there are lots of alternatives available - several different types of flooring tiles designed to recreate the wood aesthetic, but at a fraction of the cost. here are fou...
Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring
...after a long winter cooped up indoors, spring is the perfect time to start re-imagining your home and making upgrades that create a fresh, welcoming vibe. these project ideas - some big, some small - can help breathe new life into your home so you're ready to enjoy your favorite rooms to the fullest. air it out months of closed windows and doors can make any room feel dusty and stale. ...
Transform Your Bathroom into the Ultimate Paradise
...th items that fit your style and personality. for your paradise getaway, a bamboo bathmat can create a beachy vibe that's also chic and modern and turkish towels can add texture and color. even smaller items, such as jewelry stands, towel hooks and toilet paper holders, can show off your unique aesthetic and make your escape truly your own. 5. keep your bathroom sparklingly and stunni...
Warm up with 5 DIY projects to tackle this winter
...s is par for the course during the holidays, but there are plenty of actual intruders trying to enter your home once the weather turns cold. arachnids and insects of all varieties need only the smallest opening to access your home, so help block their access with great stuff(tm) pestblock insulating foam sealant. apply this water-resistant sealant around any exterior openings to your hom...
Spring without the wings: 5 tips to avoid a seasonal pest problem
...tes are all common nuisance pests during this season. visit www.pestworld.org to learn more about what threats are most common in your area and how to identify them. * block the openings. even the smallest pests are able to find a way into your home, and in many cases that way is through your windows. keep windows shut during swarming periods for insects like ants or termites and install screen...
Do the math: Homebuying now may save a lot
...down payment is required to buy a home. advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (mi), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. this may not be the best advice and is, in fact, not in line with market trends, considering 60 percent of homebuyers buy with a down payment of 6 percent ...
Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space
...-2 months, filters every 3-6 months and belts once per year is recommended to help your vacuum achieve peak performance. even more, a filtrete hepa vacuum filter will help trap particles 75 times smaller than a human hair, including 99.97 percent of dust mite debris, animal dander, molds and pollen. don't forget to look up after tackling floors, dust ceiling fans and light fixtures. th...
Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space
...-2 months, filters every 3-6 months and belts once per year is recommended to help your vacuum achieve peak performance. even more, a filtrete hepa vacuum filter will help trap particles 75 times smaller than a human hair, including 99.97 percent of dust mite debris, animal dander, molds and pollen. don't forget to look up after tackling floors, dust ceiling fans and light fixtures. th...
Room-by-Room Renovations-Small changes that add up to a big impact
...re-move-in plan, few homeowners find it practical (or even possible, from a budget standpoint) to execute a large-scale project. however, tackling the updates one room at a time and focusing on small changes that bring big returns can put those overdue enhancements well within reach. kitchen it's the heart of the home, and it's where many homeowners sink big money to make upgrades....
3 Ways to Throwback Style
...o mimic this look with the wellborn cabinet premier series, to achieve an icebox look that actually functions as storage space. use contrasting finishes, colors and textures to uniquely define a small space. for example, a modern cabinet scheme in a dark stain or paint contrasts beautifully with stainless steel hardware and a pop of color to break up the cold nature of stainless steel. ...
Upgrades that Boost Your Home's Value and Enjoyment
...itions. create outdoor living space for all year long. if a basement renovation isn't practical, you may be able to create additional living space in an area you already have - outdoors. even small patio spaces can become cozy gathering spots with the right furnishings and decor. for a larger yard, create destinations that make it comfy to congregate, such as a fire pit or grouping o...
Material Matters
...nt sink. bowl configuration * single-bowl sinks: ideal for washing large pots and platters. * offset bowl sinks: provide separation for washing and rinsing, typically with one large and one small bowl. * double-equal sinks: separate bowls offer versatile workspace, with the option for extra-deep bowls. * smart divide sinks: available exclusively from kohler, these sinks feature div...
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
...ich can be used for chores such as watering plants, irrigating the lawn or washing our car. although it may not be practical to implement all of these ideas at once, little by little you can make small changes that add up to a big difference. ...
Give Your KITCHEN a Facelift
... tasks easier and your space more efficient. from larger upgrades like an entire suite of matching stainless steel kitchen appliances to elegant and durable quartz countertops or a new dining set, to smaller optimizations such as a smart thermostat to control temperatures or multi-tiered cabinet organizers, it's easy to breathe new life into one of your home's most oft-used spaces. find more up...
5 ways to create big luxury in a small master bathroom
...  if you’re thinking about remodeling your small bathroom, you may know that studies show updating a bathroom of any size can increase the value of a home. however, there’s a statistic from a houzz survey you might not know: 75 percent of people who renovate a master bathroom don’t make it bigger. enlarging a small master bathroom is often impractical; you may need to take space from an...
A room-by-room guide to decluttering your home
...erlingplumbing.com to learn more. kitchen basic tactics: * countertops frequently host a wealth of kitchen-related clutter, from the mail you brought in yesterday and forgot to go through to small appliances you use once or twice a year. clearing off countertops can make a kitchen feel visually more appealing, look bigger and function better. remove and store rarely used small appliances,...
Renovations for the Ages - Antique upgrades for kitchen and bath
...d with an antique window pane door is a simple diy solution, or rely on stacked wooden crates (sanded and finished, of course) for a whimsical tower to fill with towels and other necessities. in a small space like a bathroom, it can be difficult to evoke just the right impression with fixtures and furnishings alone. that's where accessories can play a transformative role. rely on historic photo...
7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers
...ticular house is "just right." while major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home’s price and how attractive it is to buyers, small details like fresh paint and new faucets can also help clinch a sale. when you’re trying to sell your home, you should be willing to spend some money on repairs and improvements to help boost...
Easy DIY projects to prepare your home for sale
...hanges in weather and humidity. update kitchen and bath hardware – do you have kitchen and bath hardware that’s decades old? if so, it may be worth your time to replace these dated details. adding small features such as modern cabinet hardware can visually update a room, so explore affordable options at your local home improvement store. once you select the style you like best, just get your sc...
Stylish Storage for Renters
... just because you rent or live in small quarters doesn't mean you can't have ample storage space. it means you just have to be a bit more creative in figuring out where to put things, even when it seems hopeless to get a handle on organization and clutter under control. the first rule is to purge and keep only what you need or simply love. it's a good idea to review your possessions at leas...
Designing Stylish and Functional Outdoor Kitchens
...sthetic statement. for example, kalamazoo's arcadia cabinetry series comes in oiled ipe wood or powder-coated stainless steel panels available in more than 200 colors. whether your space is big or small, the design principles of a well-functioning outdoor kitchen remain the same. do it right and your kitchen will not only look stylish, but it'll function smoothly and may become your new favorit...
Big-impact ideas for small patio spaces
... do you have a small patio? do you think you can't do much with the space due to its size? there's probably a lot more potential than you think. from the influx of urban dwellers, empty-nesters in transition and even the tiny-home movement, the trend of downsizing continues across the united states. contrary to popular belief, you can have an impressive patio even if you have a smaller abode...
Top 6 home decorating trends
...orlds with this more modern material being used in furniture with traditional designs. bring acrylic into your space by choosing a larger piece, such as this coffee table from wisteria, or simply use smaller accessories, such as an acrylic floating frame. whether it’s a coffee table or floating frame, acrylic accents and accessories are this year’s clear favorite for adding a gleaming finish to a ...
Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season
...onger needed. cleaning out your wardrobe is an easy way to declutter your space. add a pop of color. say goodbye to winter grays and blues and invite color back into your home with affordable and small swaps to celebrate the hues of the season. replace white table napkins or plain placemats with patterned prints or shades of magenta, red and orange for a pop of color, or snip a few buds from t...
5 simple projects to recreate your backyard
...och, one where they can rest on their bed without fear of being trampled, a dã©cor crate delivers. the design is available in three different sizes based on the size of your dog and project plans for smaller dogs even include stairs. you can find free, downloadable building plans for each at href="http://www.realcedar.com">. * time to dine on your new table. great memories are built around the ...
7 often missed baby-proofing tips
...ace them with cordless products. safety experts recommend using only cordless window coverings in homes with young children. there are many cordless window covering options offered today. magnets. small powerful magnets, if swallowed, can attract inside the body and block, twist or tear the intestines. be sure to take note of what is in a child's play environment that may pose a risk. if you th...
Mix Up Something Eclectic
... creative ways to make it work for you. for example, a narrow gap could be closed with a unique pull-out cabinet, such as wellborn cabinet's base canister organizer pullout cabinet, which holds three small, one medium and three large containers. the quart containers are included with this canister organizer when ordered direct from the company. storage keeping what's inside your cabinets org...
4 design upgrades for a spring refresh
...ng a resurgence this year, proving there is no better way to energize a space than with a brilliant emerald green or a lively turquoise accent. if the idea of painting a room is too daunting, opt for smaller updates that bring a punch of color. thrift stores are great places to find unique accessories or that perfect piece of furniture, such as an ottoman or tufted bench that can be re-covered wit...
Resilient Vinyl Floors Reinvented
... busy family’s lifestyle. many designs have an enhanced surface layer to prevent scuffing and scratching and an added backing layer to prevent rips, tears and gouges. bottom line- if you have pets or small children in the house, this product can handle play time with no problem. if you haven’t looked at vinyl flooring as an option for your home lately, you may want to reconsider. this product wil...
Why Choose Resilient Vinyl Flooring?
...sy to clean sounds great, right? but the benefits don’t stop there. this product is also very durable and can stand up to the even the toughest tests of a busy family’s lifestyle. if you have pets or small children in the house, this product can handle play time with no problem. finally, if diy is your thing, resilient vinyl flooring is right up your alley. there are a few different installation ...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
...rade bathroom towel storage. replace those builder-issue towel bars and rings with decorative options that add pizzazz. make your own art with a shower curtain. love large-scale artwork but have a smaller scale budget? use wood to frame a decorative shower curtain and turn it into wall art. wash windows! what’s the one spring diy task that will make all the others in your home look even bett...
Make This Spring a Season of Clean
... cleaning can take anywhere from 2-5 days. snacks and screens - whether it be the television, computer or a smartphone - are the most popular ways to take a break during cleaning sprees. creating small incentives for yourself, such as hosting a get-together for the finale of your favorite tv show or taking a well-deserved staycation, can also keep you motivated throughout the cleaning process....
4 Steps for Downsizing
...ps. 1. determine what's next. think about what type of lifestyle you want to live moving forward, but take into account how much space you'll actually need to accommodate that life. whether it's a smaller house or alternate option like an apartment or townhome, the first step is to decide what you're looking for in your next living space. this can also help you figure out what items will move w...
3 backyard projects you can tackle in a weekend
...ference - say 5 feet. dig this space to a depth of 6 inches. in your newfound pit, make a similar circle 12 inches in from your outer circle to make the inner wall of your pit. fill this area with small stones to serve as the foundation, and lay wet concrete on the ground to solidify and build that foundation. if you do not have the tools you need to successfully make concrete, you can always r...
Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
...f any retro kitchen, so don't forget to carry that design element through the space with accessories like dishes, cookbooks and vintage relics that celebrate bygone days. other details like hardware, small appliances and utensils that harken the past can bring a cohesive look to the kitchen for a seamless style that feels like stepping back in time. bringing old character to life can be a trick...
Beauty and utility: Designing a functional, stylish home
...per makes a comeback wallpaper has seen a resurgence in design circles, with detailed patterns and bold prints that can bring whimsy to spaces. many homeowners experiment with a bold pattern in a smaller space, like a powder room, but worry about the suitability of wallpaper for rooms where moisture is common. more brands carry water-resistant wall covering materials. vinyl wallpaper works bes...
Home Design Trends/Make style the focus of your home renovation
...atural light that can make colors appear truer while enhancing interior decor. in addition, strategically introducing natural light from above can free up wall space for cabinetry or artwork and make small rooms feel larger. "skylights bring much more than natural light into a space. they give occupants the feeling of being outdoors with elements like a sky view, gentle breezes and the smell o...
Thoughtful home design: 4 tips to transform any small space
....s. census bureau. while many americans think the bigger the better, there is a growing trend of homeowners around the country opting to downsize to tiny homes, condominiums, apartments or just smaller single-family homes. deciding to scale down is driven by many reasons — the quest for less maintenance, parents recently becoming empty nesters, an increase in the cost of living or sim...
Add Light with DIY Decor
... to create dimension. apply thin layer of decoupage medium over entire canvas to seal glitter. tip: ensure base layer is completely dry before applying top coat to avoid smearing glitter. poke small hole in back of canvas with craft knife. push tip of moon light through hole and secure in place with duct tape. repeat, adding holes and lights over entire canvas. continue ombre effect by plac...
How to Maintain Marble Floors
...ber mop draws in dry hair and dirt. for deeper cleaning, saturate the mop with water. the thin microfibers have tiny triangular wedges that lift grease and oil as the mop glides across the floor. the small amount of water won't stain your marble. soften water in showers. "if you have hard water, a water softener is a must,"workman said. mineral deposits build up slowly but surely, requiring...
Light solutions: What to do when your house feels like a cave
...of the room - especially if it's a large space like a great room. what's more, interior spaces like powder rooms, laundry rooms, mudrooms and closets often have no windows at all, making them feel small and dark. no one wants rooms that look like caves - not even if your house has an actual "man cave" or "woman cave" in it! fortunately, a few smart decorating tricks and some budget-friendly,...
5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home
...tural 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 smaller tasks, use the playlist as a timer. have to clean out the fridge? challenge yourself to get it done in three songs or less. wiping down the tabletops and counters? give yourself one song. no...
The evolution of kitchen design: Timeless tips through the decades
... from the most significant decades in kitchen evolution. 1920s and '30s: in the early part of the 20th century, the luxury marble look began to emerge in the american kitchen, usually appearing in smaller spaces like the pantry. with marble once again making a comeback in today's designs, incorporating the look for a pantry or island will take any kitchen from drab to fab, without the investmen...
From stains to storage: Easy home cleaning solutions that open up time for fun
...r designated spot: it's easy to finish eating and say to yourself "i'll put these dishes in the dishwasher later," or, maybe you put off putting laundry away when you're in a rush. but in a few days, small clutter can turn into a big mess. pretty soon, you'll be overwhelmed by the clothes scattered on the floor and the dishes covering the kitchen counter, and you'll be forced to spend a good hour ...
Smart storage ideas to squeeze extra space from your bathroom
...r side, providing a safe, handy shaving ledge. to clean up your shower clutter for good, visit  href="http://www.sterlingplumbing.com" dare to go vertical expand the storage potential of a small bathroom by using vertical storage options. floor space may be limited, but by installing shelving and other smart storage options on walls, you dramatically increase space for necessities. for ...
3 easy home improvement projects you can tackle right now
...ng the milder months - like summer and fall - homeowners naturally tend to prioritize working on the exterior of their houses, because the weather is nice. but in the winter, we're more apt to tackle smaller home improvement projects inside. this seems like a no brainer, right? after all, no one wants to redo landscaping when it's 35 degrees outside. with that in mind, chip gaines, host of hgtv...
Playroom upgrade: A wall-mount 'barn door' makes more room for fun
...g door can add up to 14 square feet of floor space which means more room for spreading out toys, games and building forts. there's also more flexibility in furniture arrangements. this means even the smallest nook in your house could turn into a cozy play space. it's easy to do with johnson's 2610sc soft-close wall mount sliding door hardware. you can use it with virtually any metal or wood doo...
5 residential design trends in hardwood
...cify tongue-and-groove walnut or hickory, characterful woods that provide a degree of drama. for that reason, they're best reserved for large, high-ceilinged rooms that are not easily overwhelmed. in smaller, lower spaces, a ceiling with too much personality can feel oppressive." mix and match architects and designers, who once avoided using different varieties of hardwood in a single reside...
Trend alert: Wood planks warm up ceilings and walls
...can accommodate such visually distinctive overhead treatment without being overwhelmed. "this is especially true if you're using strongly characterful hardwoods like walnut or hickory," she says. "in smaller, lower spaces, a plank ceiling with too much personality can feel oppressive. in those situations, i would probably specify something simple like poplar beadboard finished with a light, natura...
5 holiday entertaining tips for space and budget conscious hosts
...(bpt) - the holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, but with the average size of an apartment in the us 8% smaller than 10 years ago (source), many lack a comfortable space of their own to host a party. the good news is this: you don't need ample budget or space to entertain. with some simple tips and inspiration, you can host a holiday gathering that truly embodies the seaso...
5 Ways To Do A Quick Kitchen Makeover
... achieve a look that is truly your own. 2. bring personality with a backsplash if you're bored with staring at a blank wall as you cook your family dinner, consider adding a tile backsplash. it's a small kitchen makeover that can be done in a weekend. with the wide variety of tile on the market, you can create your own design and pattern. start by creating a focal point, such as a specialty tile...
Bold and Blended
...ll renovation (family features) remodeling your home can be a big, and oftentimes, overwhelming project, but it doesn’t always have to be. sometimes all you really need is a fresh coat of paint or smaller upgrades. if you’re not looking to do a whole home renovation, and just want to give your interior a little pick-me-up, consider revamping colors, textures and your home appliances with these ...
One In Four Receive Unwanted Christmas Gifts
...festive spending, with two in five (41%) now saving ahead for christmas, up from 33% in 2015, indicating that people are starting to make smarter financial decisions. this may help explain why only a small proportion is falling into debt as a result of the holiday season. feeling the pressure  while gift giving is an important part of many cultural frameworks, it seems society could be piling pr...
Make your home feel bigger without adding space
...(bpt) - party balloons, elastic waistbands and the universe — for some things, expansion is easy. when your home is too small, however, it’s not always possible to expand it. whether you live in a suburban townhouse, an urban condo or a big, modern single-family home on a tiny lot, chances are good expanding just isn’t in the cards for your home. many americans are in the same situation, and they...
Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation
...important to remind first-time homeowners of these five considerations to keep in mind when building or renovating. privacy is key. with televisions, computers, music and lively conversation, even a small family can make a lot of noise. bring quiet to the home with the right kind of drywall. silentfx quickcut by certainteed gypsum is a revolutionary type of drywall specifically designed to damp...
5 ways to prepare your outdoor living space for fall
...urprisingly affordable and easy to work with, real cedar can’t be beat. “we recommend getting your big ticket items first, around which you can seasonally adjust and tailor your look with different smaller and more affordable purchases,” says colin. “and with decks, it’s worth investing in a really good product to start with like western red cedar, which will last and last and last. honestly, it...
Tackle those air leaks now before heavy snow and cold temperatures hit
...ring a renovation project. hiring an energy inspector 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 r...
5 easy ways to 'charge up' your recycling habits
... and commit to incorporating more green activities into your everyday routine. start by selecting a specific item you use frequently and pledge to recycle more of that item in the future. by starting small, there is a greater chance you’ll continue throughout the year. your efforts can inspire your family and friends to take the pledge and join you in incorporating environmentally-friendly behavio...
5 kitchen updates that stand the test of time
...ework, art projects, family gatherings, late night get togethers – it all happens in your kitchen. you want to maximize counter space, and make sure your island is hardworking. quick tip – store your small appliances, like toasters and blenders, in your cabinets to free up counter space for all the other things you need it for. next: pick the best appliances there is truly no better investment f...
IKEA 'Let's Play for Change' Campaign begins November 20th - Children's Rights Day - to raise funds for six leading chil
...mber 24th, is a new ikea good cause campaign to support children's development and learning, through participation in sports and play. during this campaign, for every children's soft toy, book and or small play furniture item sold, the ikea foundation will make a donation of $1.10* (€1 eur) to support children's right to play and develop in some of the world's most vulnerable communities. the ikea...
Home improvement: What's old is new again
...t wall can create the feel of a farmhouse or even an industrial loft. wood can add an artistic element or 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 ...
Making memories: Tips for preserving and creating meaningful wooden pieces
...ss. consider using a solvent that removes the finish and conditions the wood at the same time, such as minwax antique furniture refinisher. wear rubber gloves and use fine steel wool to gently rub in small circles until the old finish is removed. once the old finish is removed, it’s important to protect the surface. try using a one-step stain and finish such as minwax polyshades. it combines beaut...
Superior design, superior functionality
...t bay. thoughtful storage solutions are critical to both the visual style and utilitarian design in the home chef’s kitchen. maximizing spaces in key work areas for items like spices, knives and even small appliances, improves efficiency while minimizing countertop clutter. ...
Prepare Your Home for Holiday Entertaining
...an other leading french door bottom mount refrigerators. perfect for a big shopping run before a party, the refrigerator features dedicated spaces places like the treasure bin, platter pocket and small items bin to give maximum visibility and easy access when it’s time for the food prep to begin. planning staying organized and having a precise plan are vital to putting together the p...
5 ways to design with the 1980s comeback kid: Marble
...ips for incorporating the marble look. make a grand entrance. in the foyer, marble floors make a statement for visitors. adding marble to the floor is a great option since it is traditionally a smaller space — meaning more bang for the buck. marble also adds visual interest to a home from the moment someone steps through the front door. add sophistication to the kitchen. the marble aes...
6 holiday-friendly home design features
...select clayton home designs. * fireplace — few home features are more appropriate for the holidays than a fireplace that will add warmth and ambiance to any celebration, no matter how large or small. gas log fireplaces set a festive atmosphere with the flick of a switch. it’s possible to install one in virtually any style home, from site-built to manufactured, and some versions can even...
Marvin® Windows and Doors Expands Contemporary Studio Collection
...s and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. marvin's tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in warroad, minn., a small town just six miles from the canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today. to learn more, visit www.marvinwindows.com. ...
On-Trend Transformations/Get the hottest looks with a bathroom makeover
...although they're often the smallest rooms in the house, they're also among the most essential and most commonly remodeled spaces. when you approach design with both function and style in mind, you can elevate your bathroom to be much more than an afterthought. while the bathroom is a space where function matters greatly, that's no reason to skip adding personal touches to the space. from fixtures...
Keeping the Character/Renovation with original charm in mind
...r 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 older home, you may find a bath without a shower. in m...
Make a Great Escape with a Specialty Room for You
...or a little while. these tips make it simple to get started planning your big escape with ideas centered on some of the most common specialty rooms, as well as a solution for fitting the ideas into a smaller home. create a space for crafts. if you find your frazzled senses defraying with a little threading therapy, look to create a space that celebrates this pastime. with the rise in popularity o...
5 Mistakes New Homeowners Make That Attract Pests
... cracks and crevices in the foundation, doorways and walls where pipes enter the home could be inviting ants, roaches, spiders, rodents and other pests inside. a rat can squeeze through an opening as small as a quarter and a mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime. cockroaches, ants and spiders can enter through tiny crevices, too. pests are attracted to shelter, food and water. homeowners...
Creative Ways to Add Order to Your Home
... and tools: 1 1-inch flat brush 1 each homedecor chalk finish paint: teal, sheepskin, cascade, parisian grey, oatmeal 3 large woodline works unfinished crates  2 small woodline works unfinished crates sandpaper old rag or soft cloth 1 bottle homedecor white wax instructions: paint each box a different color and let dry. paint the box ag...
A Crafty Storage Solution
... foamcore board batting 2-3 coordinating fabrics craft glue straight pins paint (coordinate colors to fabric) optional enhancements: ribbon drapery grommets cording clothespins (large and small) wooden pegs 3-piece clock kit mirror lay out cork board, dry erase boards and canvas, leaving some space between each piece for pops of color with fabric. once composition and total proj...
Accents to Update Any Space
...ating the red repeat patterned pillow. place stencil onto pillow cover and tape off all areas on stencil that are not shown in photo. repeat large paisley flower as shown using lipstick red paint and small stencil brush. let dry. complete the floral design pillow by placing stencil onto pillow cover and stenciling design as shown with multiple colors. stencil first color by taping over all area...
Kitchen Trends 9 Ideas for your Redesign
...art kitchenautomation is becoming more and more a part of the home. and the kitchen is the perfect place for cutting-edge technology. concepts of the lookmotion-activated lighting is a hit. or start small and try the motion-activated faucet. pick up digital read thermometers that alert your phone when the roast is done. start the dishwasher from your phone. that’s only the beginning. tile for a ...
5 DIY Kitchen Renovation Inspirations
...r also beautifully compliments stainless steel appliances, while contrasting cabinets and doors can add a level of dimension, bringing a contemporary 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 m...
Keep Clutter at Bay/Useful items to keep your home elegantly organized
...but looks good, too, with closetmaid close mesh wire shelving. available in white, nickel and satin chrome finishes, the deck wires are spaced 5/8 inches apart instead of the standard 1 inch, to keep small items from tipping. maximize storage space by using the shelving with the shelftrack adjustable bracket system, which makes it easy to make room for pantry items of various sizes. purchase at cl...
A Kitchen Designer Tells All - Five tried-and-true tips for rocking your kitchen remodel
...unter area - all go back to a lack of space," said camp. "we borrowed space from a closet in our entryway, which only added about 20 square feet, but it made a big difference." when working with a smaller kitchen, resist the urge to put cabinets everywhere. less-common design options, like running cabinets along only one wall, selecting mid-high cabinets, or implementing an art wall, can do won...
8 Ways to Bring Big Style to Small Spaces
...to dorm rooms and apartments, they trim their packing lists and often sacrifice style due to space restraints. although it may seem difficult to bring big style into tight quarters, there are several small things you can do to bring your personality to life on move-in day. "dorm rooms can sometimes feel drab and uninspiring, but just because they're temporary doesn't mean they have to look lik...
Home Design with Furry Friends in Mind/Redesign a pet-friendly place
...egories to keep in mind when integrating your pet into your next home improvement design. pets, like humans, need a place to be bathed, to sleep, and to eat. bathing whether your dog is large or small, having a space to keep them clean is a necessity for year-round grooming. another bonus: by giving them their own space, you no longer have to use your kitchen sink or bathtub to get the job do...
5 Tips for Tackling a Home Improvement Project
...them to a different room or by painting them different colors. explore all of your options and resources before going out and spending that hard-earned cash. 5. just get started. it's ok to start small. swap out the old hardware on your kitchen cabinets or fix the broken brick on your patio. just start somewhere and build your way up to the larger stuff. if you're feeling paralyzed, try settin...
Savvy Storage Advice for Renters
...the space. hidden in plain view attractive, colorful storage pieces can enhance existing decor and brighten up the lackluster neutral walls found in most rentals. anyone living in an apartment or smaller quarters knows that storage needs to not only look good, but also be completely functional. add style to spruce up your living space while containing clutter with decorative storage produc...
10 Ways to Stay Organized All Day Long
...of mind. "people often think that getting organized at home means hours of overhauling every room," says lisa zaslow, organization and productivity expert and founder of gotham organizers. "often, small changes to your process and approach can make a big difference in keeping your family organized all day long." zaslow recommends these simple tips to keep your home - and your mind - clutter-...
Simple Accents/Awaken your senses and brighten your home
...small details and accent pieces can make a big difference when it comes to dressing up your home. however, adding a touch of personal style doesn't have to break the bank; you can actually make a big difference by adding simple, practical and inexpensive accents in every room. in the living room an easy way to add character to your main living space is to incorporate pieces that tell a story. ...
Your Perfect State of Organization
...d by need, the process can actually become rejuvenating. you're literally creating an easier life for yourself." starting the process if you're just beginning, remember: baby steps. focus on one small area or room - or even your junk drawer. don't get overwhelmed by the big picture as that's when frustration mounts, causing you to walk away in disgust. be sure to finish the project you've beg...
How Green Is Your House?An eco-friendly approach to home care
...therwise, use different colored bins to make it simple to sort paper, aluminum, glass, etc. * most families find the kitchen is a primary source of recyclable goods. if space is at a premium, keep a smaller collection bin in the kitchen that can be easily transported to a sorting station in a larger area, such as the garage. * don't forget to recycle in other rooms, too. many common bathroom ite...
Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation
...ssary to ensure you don't inhale too many powerful fumes. 2. once your piece has been stripped, wiped clean with a damp rag and allowed to thoroughly dry, you are ready to sand. although for some small projects sandpaper sheets will do, you'll get the best results using a quality orbital sander (there are many options in the $50 to $100 range, well worth the investment if you'll be doing more ...
Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone
...rganizing like items, with specific storage areas for each different hobby or craft, will help you find what you need efficiently. 2. maximize your resources. particularly if you're working with a small area, it's important to utilize every inch of space. don't limit yourself to the floor, think vertically. in a closet, using a custom organizer such as closetmaid's shelftrack wire shelving orga...
Create Your Own Bathroom Retreat
...ld also be designed for function. bathroom vanities and furniture pieces are a way to incorporate both atmosphere and storage. these are two factors that can be incorporated in any bathroom, large or small, because the key is maximizing space and creating a calm environment through decor and accessories. relaxation whether it's coming home from a long day at work to a nice hot bubble bath or...
Define Your Unique Style
...in to pop out against beautifully painted wall cabinets. techniques: a number of techniques can be added to a cabinet to add character, including rub through, spattering, burnishing, dry brushing, small dents, worm holes, carved edges, rasping and glazing. each of these techniques creates a unique, one-of-a-kind look for cabinetry, allowing your personality to shine. paints: you can't go wro...
Mini-Makeovers Deliver Big Home Value
...ject in order to boost value or make the effort worthwhile," said chris terrill, ceo of homeadvisor. "not only is that not practical for many families' budgets and time constraints, the truth is that smaller, more manageable projects can still provide a high roi." kitchen solutions recent data from homeadvisor reveals that updating the countertops and cabinets are among the top kitchen improve...
Tips to Maximize Space in Every Room
...current trending of lifestyles, whether it may be empty nesters, first time home buyers or the economy, have left people with smaller spaces. there are several ways that you can maximize storage just by thinking ahead and taking steps to stay organized. designate a spot a crucial rule to always follow when trying to conserve space is to give every item its own location. yes, this may seem lik...
Easy Ways to Save This Halloween
...as many families with small children know, halloween is a highly anticipated holiday packed with clever costumes, yummy candies and spirited parties. but for many parents, the costs associated with this much-loved occasion can be downright frightful. in fact, according to the national retail federation, americans will spend an average of $72 on halloween this year, which comes to $7 billion in ...
Why Emergency Preparedness Matters/Tips to Prevent Storm Damage
... the storm season. fortunately, attaining the safety and comfort provided by a standby generator during a storm event has become more reasonable thanks to emerging technology that has made generators smaller, smarter and, therefore, more affordable. "in the past, having a generator was cost-prohibitive for many households," said amanda grandy, marketing manager for briggs & stratton standby pow...
Tips for a Clean, Guest-Ready Home
...ustard, mayonnaise and tomato based products as they may cause discoloration of plastics if allowed to sit for a long period of time. fill the upper rack, load the bottom. cups, glasses, stemware, small plates and bowls are all welcome in the top rack. make sure any plastic items go on top, too. be sure to load open-ended items into the washer facing down for the best cleaning and draining. no ...
Emergency Preparedness Tips/Prepare your home for a power outage
... home's appliances for long periods of time. powered by natural gas or liquid propane, recent power management technology has allowed homes to still receive whole-house backup electricity, but with a smaller, more affordable generator than in years past. with an emergency kit on hand and the right backup power source available, the frustration of weathering a storm can be greatly lessened. visi...
DIY Ideas for Every Room/Simple steps to update and organize
...he living room - these are the rooms where so much family life takes place, so keeping it clean is essential. luckily, there are various solutions you can add without the need of a professional, from small space savers to large statement pieces that improve the function and design of a room. living room when it comes to your living room, do you long for a space to stash toys, books and all th...
Setting the Mood for Summer in the Home
...utter and create plenty of open room for sorting and folding. put all of your laundry-related items on shelves within reaching distance of the washer and 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 snuggl...
5 Ways to Create a Safer Bathroom
... bathroom, avoid slick surfaces like porcelain and granite, and look for textured choices with better traction. if ceramic is a must, look for certified slip-resistant options. when in doubt, opt for smaller bathroom tiles. the more grout lines, the more resistance your flooring will offer. * make it level. you don't need a large, walk-in shower to get one with a low threshold. as trips can be ...
Add Appeal, Save On Your Remodeling Project
...about the many high-quality, yet cost-effective alternatives that exist in home remodeling," said trisha schmitt, vice president of vt industries. getting more out of your remodeling dollars from small fixes to bigger projects, the experts at vt industries provide these ideas to make kitchen updates without emptying your pocketbook. * countertops: serving as an integral piece of your kitchen ...
Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home’s Personality
... tap. like any good accessory, choose a finish that complements your personality and room, from the warm and inviting tones of champagne bronze to always in-style chrome. 3. install new hardware small details can make a big impact. customize furniture, closets or built-ins with stylish drawer pulls. styles range from the whimsical, hand-painted options available at craft fairs to more substan...
Room-to-Room Home Additions/Add quality and comfort to your favorite rooms
...s still very much a buyer's space, so quality additions that increase value are certainly top of mind. luckily, there's no need knock down walls or move plumbing to make an impact - simply start with small, quality updates to pack a dramatic punch for less money. here are some ways to add quality and comfort within the different spaces of your home: entryway as the first thing visitors see, ...
Four Steps for Attacking Garage Organization
...pace functional. * keep a trashcan nearby your work area so it stays free of garbage and debris. * hang tools near your workbench so you can easily put them back in their proper place. * utilize smaller bins and storage containers for screws, nails and other small items so they don't clutter your space. with these steps in mind, tackling a garage organization project should be much easier...
Colorful Springtime Crafts - Easy projects add color to the home
...visit www.joann.com. moss monogram letter project courtesy of gloribell lebron, www.knowhowshedoesit.com crafting time: 1-2 hours skill level: 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 ...
Transform Small Spaces into Charming Places
...in home listings across the country, the word small is often replaced with a far more marketable and appealing word: "charming." but what makes a home charming compared to small? how does a homeowner transition a cramped room into a space with unique and appealing character? focusing on a few key areas will let you make a big impact in a little space, allowing you to create a charming and memo...
Energy-Efficient Solutions for Your Home
...descent isn't gone-it's more energy efficient. our energy-efficient soft white bulb provides a warm, cozy light and dimming capabilities, but saves energy and meets federal brightness requirements." small upgrades equal big savings according to the u.s. energy information administration, lighting consumes up to 17 percent of a home's overall energy usage. with an annual energy savings of $2.05...
Control the Clutter with Drop Zones
...es, bottles and coffee mugs used throughout the day. to prevent a pile-up of papers and misplaced items, set up a command center with enough space to file mail and bills and store your keys and other small essentials. living room don't let relaxation be delayed because of disorganization. depending on the size of your living room and how you use the space, you may need to establish several drop...
Create a Clutter-Free Crafting Zone
...rganizing like items, with specific storage areas for each different hobby or craft, will help you find what you need efficiently. 2. maximize your resources. particularly if you're working with a small area, it's important to utilize every inch of space. don't limit yourself to the floor, think vertically. in a closet, using a custom organizer such as closetmaid's shelftrack wire shelving orga...
Revitalize Forgotten Furniture with a Simple DIY Transformation
...ssary to ensure you don't inhale too many powerful fumes. 2. once your piece has been stripped, wiped clean with a damp rag and allowed to thoroughly dry, you are ready to sand. although for some small projects sandpaper sheets will do, you'll get the best results using a quality orbital sander (there are many options in the $50 to $100 range, well worth the investment if you'll be doing more ...
Colorful Autumn Additions
...he hurricane before proceeding to the next step. 5. spray the finished ring with gloss varnish, sprinkle with glitter while still wet, and then spray again with gloss varnish. let dry. 6. add small tufts of tulle to fill any holes between gourds and to give a softer look around vase. 7. embellish with several feather picks; glue in place. 8. return hurricane to center, fill with bl...
Create Your Dream Green Kitchen
...amboo is also a beloved choice among eco-conscious remodelers for its biodegradable nature and high renewability. "going green at home can be overwhelming, so i always advise people to not sweat the small stuff and focus on the one room of the house where it matters the most: the kitchen," says seo. "being kind to the planet in the kitchen can also be kind on your wallet over time, so it's worth ...
Liven Up Your Home with Color
...se the looks you are most drawn to or the colors that evoke a feeling of happiness or calmness. these colors reflect your personal style and will make you feel most comfortable in your home. start small after picking a color palette, don't go out and paint your whole house with it, start small. just changing your accent pillows, throws, lampshades or accessories can make a big impact when you ...
Seven Small Changes With Big Impact
...nochromatic room an instant makeover with pillows, artwork and tchotchkes. it's an inexpensive way to change things up whenever the mood strikes. 6. be neighborly - even if you only have room for a small pot of flowers, make 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. ...
DIY Magic to Transform Your Kids' Rooms
... * use a room's fifth wall - the ceiling - to help spice up a room * stencil fun shapes, like tiaras, jewels, cars, boats, etc., to help complement your kids' personalities * add an extra punch to small spaces, like bathrooms or window seats, with a fun and dynamic finish * jazz up one piece of furniture, like a nightstand, chest of drawers or wooden chair, to bring extra personality to a roo...
Take Time to Tackle Home Maintenance
...eason, and replace the entire unit every 7 to 10 years. y yield healthier results with regular upkeep. keep up with regular home maintenance to help keep your home healthy and your family safe. fix small problems now to avoid big repairs later. remember, big repairs come with big price tags and can lead to unhealthy and unsafe living conditions. for more tips on creating a healthier home, visi...
Seaside Inspiration for the Home
...s. 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 core; attach to foam core. cover all with linen fabric and glue to foam core on the underside, stretching tightly. 7. attach various photos to the linen, with your choice of adh...
Clever Storage for Kids' Rooms
... never look quite like the perfect rooms in magazines, a few clever solutions can make it easier to get - and keep - toys, books and clothes more organized. think vertical if your child's room is small or doesn't have a lot of built in storage, vertical storage may be helpful. * add wall hooks or a peg rack at a height your child can reach and hang up sweaters, pajamas, jackets and book bags...
Make Your Yard Picture Perfect
...e the trimmer from side to side, letting the tip of the line do the cutting. -keep the head two to three inches off the ground so you don't scalp the lawn and damage it. -cut thick or tall grass in smaller sections so you don't clog the trimmer. -don't let the line cut into trees and shrubs. this can damage them and make them more vulnerable to disease or hurt their growth. -when you're finish...
A Modern Master Suite - Adding technology - and style - to the bedroom
...don't always like the music right next to my ear, on the nightstand," said henderson, "so instead i recommend a bluetooth or wireless speaker that plugs into your wall. you can find speakers that are small and attractive with a great sound and can be controlled by your smartphone next to your bed." when choosing a speaker, keep a few things in mind: -bluetooth reach is limited to about 30 feet....
Five fast home decor updates with fantastic results
...e of developing and sizing it to fit the frame. charisma with color it's proven that color can influence our mood, making it an important element to consider for every room in your home. adding small accents of color within a space can be an instant and easy update that can change with your mood. for living rooms or bedrooms, plush throw pillows or blankets can create an entirely different l...
Start planning now for spring's home makeover
...ast: once you have a good sense for what your project will involve, have fun dreaming up all the details. are you looking to make a bold statement or create a timeless look? no matter how large or small your project, there are many current trends that can make a big impact in your home, yet will stand the test of time. in the kitchen, white cabinetry has had a resurgence of popularity and can c...
Green home improvements that can make a real difference in home value
...rself and in the eyes of others, one of the best ways 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 utili...
Find inspiration for your home in 2013 with the latest design trends
...ding a balance," says nayak. "it's all about making it personal and adding elements that fit your lifestyle and design personality, without breaking the bank." one great way to make a big impact on a small budget is to mix materials, creating a blend of polished and raw in a room with modern and industrial elements. "the rustic look will be extremely popular in homes in 2013, as it's elegant an...
Ten lucky home decor trends for 2013
... appeal to the emerging "y" generation and baby boomers modernizing their retirement homes. tall, slender outdoor lanterns in contemporary, cottage and transitional styles will work well for those in smaller urban spaces. heavy metal susan goldstick of susan goldstick, inc. predicts home furnishings will also shine in 2013. new metals such as rose gold and gun metal will be mixed, and pierce...
Transforming Your Bedroom Into a Stylish, Functional Retreat
...nd fill the wall, but they don't add a lot of contrast or busyness. other ideas for stylish accents include:  a tray on the nightstand that holds a dish for jewelry, scented candle and lamp.  small throw rugs for either side of the bed. rugs add color, texture and a luxurious feel to a room.  a collection of small vases or frames in the same color with various shapes. for more tips...
Adding a Little Luxury to Your Home
...c store can lead you to some beautiful bargains. you can use remnants to recover pillows, add banding to drapes, or make runners for the table or buffet. try adding a luxurious throw to the sofa or a small wool rug on top of existing carpet for a cozy, layered look. you can also consider investing in having a quality piece of furniture reupholstered. look for a fabric that is not only beautiful...
Color tips from the pros: How to bring bold hues into the kitchen and bath
...t comes to color," adler says. "but embracing color is about embracing life. and to truly make a space your own, you have to make your own rules." if your powder room feels plain and predictable, its small footprint makes it the perfect space to strengthen your color confidence by experimenting to show off your own design aesthetic. always had a fondness for chartreuse, for example? select a kohle...
Fresh Tips for Holiday Sparkle
...'tis the season for getting together with family and friends. whether you're hosting a small gathering or accommodating out of town guests, ensure your home is party-ready. here are some budget-friendly tips using a classic pantry staple to make sure your home is fresh and inviting. a clean kitchen * in the kitchen, make sure your food prep area and tools are clean. instead of harsh cleaners...
Nick-of-time tips to make your home holiday ready
...-stick metal tile that evokes the look of classic tin. 3. guest bath/powder room after the kitchen, the guest bath or powder room will likely see the most holiday traffic. these rooms - usually smaller than master baths - will benefit from a simple de-cluttering. quick updates like adding new cabinet hardware and coordinating accessories like soap dishes, lotion dispensers, toothbrush holder...
Upgrading your kitchen from 'blah' to 'bling' for less
...he bank, homeowners can transform their kitchens with a few tips and tricks from interior design experts and companies that have created more durable and affordable yet equally beautiful products. small steps can create better spaces begin redesigning your kitchen to address multi-functional needs with some smart planning, and consider remodeling in phases rather than all at once. begin with...
Four steps to a more beautiful bathroom
...h up the trim and molding. storage organization storing all of your toiletries, accessories and styling tools can be a challenge, but finding ways to avoid clutter is important when decorating a small room. organization is key to a great-looking bathroom, so incorporate storage options that can add style while saving space. rather than a traditional towel bar, try staggered wall hooks or a st...
Clean Closets Make a Happy Home
...of clothing in the past year - or you can't remember the last time you wore something - then you don't need it. other items to purge from your closet: children's clothes and shoes that are either too small or too worn out to pass down to a sibling or a friend. * sort your remaining clothes by season and then into piles to keep or pass down. if you have limited closet space, keep only the current ...
Cleaning Made Simple
... not have a specific washer cleaning cycle, add liquid chlorine bleach to the dispenser and run a normal cycle with hot water. -check the drain area of your dishwasher and remove any bits of food or small items. place a bowl, right side up, in the top rack and fill it with one cup of white vinegar. with nothing else inside, run the dishwasher on its shortest cycle to remove soap scum and hard wat...
Five Tips for Wood Finishing Like a Pro
...or a commercial cleaner. redwood, cedar and mahogany require cleaners specially formulated for those types of woods. * if you're stripping finish, follow manufacturer instructions carefully. work in small areas so the chemical compound won't dry before you get a chance to clean it off. * once dried, sanding may be required to remove the remaining finish and ensure a smooth surface. choose the...
Simple Switches to Spruce Up Any Home
... want to give your home a fresh look, but don't have the time or energy for a complete makeover? ditch the daunting diy projects. think small projects to make a big impact according, to design bloggers from veccostudio.com, an online resource for simple, customizable diy design projects. "i like to think that small changes create a mighty wow factor in homes," says jamie wood, design expert and ...
Home organization for the busy household
...ult or time consuming. if you follow these tips, you will learn to prioritize your home organization needs, delegate responsibilities, and ultimately save valuable time: * make a plan: keep a small journal in which you list all the areas you would like to tackle before the summer. this will remind you what to focus on and help you organize and clean in less time. "busy families need a ...
'Techorating' trend harmoniously marries technology and interior design
...anging seating so that everyone has a good view of the screen, while still allowing traffic to flow freely around seats. sectionals and modular sectionals provide flexible seating configurations. for smaller spaces, bean bags, decorative poufs and floor pillows can provide extra seating without overpowering the space. look for tvs that are designed to maximize viewing angles. next-generation 3...
What's Your Style? Fresh decorating ideas for your home.
...se budget-friendly decorating ideas from glade, the worldwide leader in home fragrance, and giuliana rancic, entertainment journalist and style guru, make it easy to discover your personal style. small changes add up "you don't have to redo a whole room," says rancic. "small changes like adding a new color or introducing a scent to a room really make a big difference. i love how the glade exp...
Trend watch: Color and customization trends for your kitchen
...on top of current trends, then try experimenting with the 2012 pantone color of the year - tangerine tango. radiating warmth and energy, the bright hue can energize a room. incorporate the color on a small scale with table linens or go bold and paint one of the walls to add dimension. you can also spice things up by creating a more eclectic look. one way to do this is by mixing and matching ca...
Five smart steps to maximize bathroom space
...meowner's wish list, and the bathroom often tops the list. with its frequent use and endless potential, easy changes offer a big payoff. in spite of its heavy use, bathrooms are often some of the smallest areas in a home. cross tight square footage with limited storage, and it quickly becomes cluttered and cramped - far from a pleasant place to start and end each day. adding function doesn't r...
Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your home
...try picking one thing and paint it that bold color - a single wall, a door, or even a piece of furniture. watch as the entire room suddenly comes to life. 2. mix in light and fresh decor making small changes to your home's decor is a great way to refresh the interior, and you don't have to spend a ton of money. window treatments are a great place to start - replace dense fabrics with airy op...
Do-It-Yourself Home Projects Help You Save
... accent wall along a hallway, or within your kitchen or living room, rather than the entire space. replace hardware if you'd love to renovate, but it's simply not in the budget for this year; make small updates now that you can incorporate into later construction projects. one small trick is to replace the hardware in highly trafficked areas, such as the kitchen or the bathroom. replace cabinet...
Holiday TLC for Your Furniture
... she suggests: * transforming a dresser into a sideboard for the dining room. * using a settee for extra seating at the table. * turning a bench into a display table for holiday décor. * trying a small accent table in the powder room for guest towels and soaps. make your dining table shine. try creating beautiful centerpieces using a non-traditional color scheme (like purple) or creative to...
Get Your Kitchen Holiday-Ready
... an all-purpose cleanser or glass and surface cleaner. do not use steel wool, wire brushes or abrasive sponges. * if you want to make a stainless steel sink shine, use a stainless steel cleaner or a small amount of olive oil. small appliances * to freshen up your disposal, fill it with ice cubes and slices of lime or lemon. then, run cold water while the disposal is on for about 30 seconds. ...
How to Keep Warmth In and Pests Out
...attic and foundation vents are equipped with tight-fitting 1/4-inch hardware cloth. this will help keep rodents at bay. also install insect screening over windows, utility vents and other areas where small pests may slip through. check the exterior. * move piles of firewood and other debris away from the home's foundation. both provide ample sources of shelter for rodents and other pests s...
Different Spaces for Different Paces - Tips for Multi-Generational Kitchen Design
... in recent years, older generations may prefer contrast between countertops and cabinets in order to maximize visual acuity. vary countertop heights. lowered counters will create a workspace for small children, wheelchair users and those who prefer to sit while preparing meals. homeowners can also use the varied heights for different tasks, such as lower counters for kneading dough and higher...
Does Your Kitchen Work Like a Dream? Make the Most of Kitchen Storage
...seating and serving space, it can include great storage. according to radoy, "an island with a great focal point like wine storage is classy and practical. and adding spice drawers to hold napkins or small utensils like corkscrews is another great idea." the mommy soft-closing drawers and doors can protect against hurt hands, while keeping the contents from rattling. deep drawers to store c...
A Beautiful Nursery on a Budget
...s room with handmade art and accessories from local artists or from online sources such as www.etsy.com. * wall decals are a great way to transform a room. you can find everything from sophisticated small border decals and medium sized murals to large trees and fun circus animals - and you can apply them yourself. you don't need to be a designer to create a beautiful nursery - you just need a ...
Earth-Friendly Household Tips Made Easy
...lers nationwide. * when buying supplies for your kitchen, choose durable and high quality kitchenware to withstand the test of time. also, save energy (and potentially reduce your gas bill) by using smaller appliances when cooking small amounts of food. for example, heating water in an electric kettle rather than a teapot on the stove or cooking small or medium sized portions of food in the micro...
Update Your Bathroom in a Weekend
...st. waterpik(r) and kelly edwards, designer from hgtv's "design on a dime," have some ideas and tips that can be used to update any bathroom in less than two days, and for $200 or less. "even the smallest changes can make a big difference," said edwards. "pick one or all of the tips below to quickly update and remodel your bathroom without breaking the bank; sometimes it's the simplest changes...
Time-Saving Tools for Household Chores
...lies. * a sturdy carpenter's apron. these handy canvas aprons have multiple pockets that can hold additional items, such as old toothbrushes for cleaning grout and hard-to-reach areas, a widget (a small tool with a blade for removing stubborn dirt), and dryer sheets for cleaning mini blinds and computer and tv monitors. * a steamer. cleaning with steam lets you clean and deodorize multiple s...
Make Every Day Earth Day
...refreshed. to exfoliate your face and body, make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water and rub in a gentle circular motion to remove dead skin cells. for squeaky clean hair, sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your palm with your favorite shampoo and rinse as usual. baking soda will help to remove residue and leave hair cleaner and more manageable. it may not seem like m...
Planning an Outdoor Oasis
...kers of innovative composite decking, railing and fencing products, have some tips to help you plan the perfect outdoor oasis. define the space. an outdoor room could be the entire yard, or just a small part of it. think about it having walls, a ceiling and flooring, just like an indoor room. * walls are vertical elements that help define a space, such as hedges, trees, lattice screens, raised...
The master suite: a haven within your home
...here that is peaceful and relaxing." one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to look to sumptuous hotel suites for your design inspiration. plush, comfortable and full of luxuries - big and small - hotel suites offer plenty of ideas you can mimic. you say you like coffee first thing in the morning? why go down to the kitchen? install a coffee bar, complete with an espresso maker, coffee ...
Easy Ways to Transform a Room
...ed highlight at the same time. use mirrors to add visual interest. * instead of the hanging a large mirror in a traditional space, such as above a couch or fireplace, modernize by hanging several smaller mirrors. create a grouping of mirrors with frames that have the same color, but different sizes, shapes and textures. * hang a large mirror between two windows to give the illusion of having ...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...made from sentimental stock like fallen trees or scrap wood from ancestral or historic structures will become heirlooms to pass from one generation to the next. a trend that will stick around a small change in a room can make a huge difference - and wall coverings make a dramatic, yet cost-effective statement. with their innovative new smartstick repositionable wall murals, murals your way h...
Economy, housing market drive smaller, smarter home-remodeling projects
...de range of buyers down the road, say experts. proceeding cautiously, homeowners are therefore thinking twice before undertaking major projects. when they do decide to remodel, they are sticking with smaller, tried-and-true improvements - like adding a bathroom. bathroom additions are a wise renovation option, according to remodeling magazine's 2009-2010 cost vs. value report. an added bath ca...
The finish is just the beginning with Artistic Finishes
...ess partner and helps to drive new and incremental sales to our distribution base.” leach said. components of the “beginnings” program start with a suite of distributor programs which will benefit small to large distributors with meaningful programs to help improve their business. these include both new and updated incentives and rewards which grow with the distributor. traditional marketing pr...
Mohawk Industries Turning “Green” Into Green: Ideas You Can Use Today
...come generators. look close at energy. utilities are 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 gettin...
Hardwood finishes are more eco-friendly than ever
...efinished 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 increases the floor's durability and life. but if you are a do-it-yourselfer preparing to finish hardwood cabinets,...
Keep fresh air flowing during dry winter months
...iling fans so they blow upward, toward the ceiling. by doing so, you will reduce cooling drafts and force naturally rising heat back down into the room. * add a touch of green. house plants are a small, but natural source of oxygen, and will liven up any room. * on pleasant or mild winter days, hang bed sheets out on a clothesline to dry, for a crisp and fresh winter-wonderland smell that ...
Cold weather offers perfect opportunity to work on these projects
...lking gaps and further insulating areas will translate to big savings on home heating costs. while auditing the heat efficiency of each room of your house, keep an eye out for the quick fixes and small projects often put aside during the summer months. though it is great to get outside and build a deck or retaining wall, big projects often overshadow simple tasks such as fixing outlets and sea...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...made from sentimental stock like fallen trees or scrap wood from ancestral or historic structures will become heirlooms to pass from one generation to the next. a trend that will stick around a small change in a room can make a huge difference - and wall coverings make a dramatic, yet cost-effective statement. with their innovative new smartstick repositionable wall murals, murals your way h...
Growing Food Indoors
...ere 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 watering and fertilizing mature plants. they don't need as much moisture or nutrients inside as they do outdoors. indo...
Tips for a Clean House During the Holidays
...space, while still having plenty of time to enjoy the season." the home cleaning geniuses at kenmore have several simple ideas for a clean, healthy house during the holidays: 1. don't sweat the small stuff. focus your energy on the areas guests spend the most time in, like the family room, kitchen and guest baths and bedrooms. 2. don't let allergies spoil the holiday cheer. deep clean carp...
Affordable Design Solutions to Freshen Up Any Home
...hrow pillows or a faux flower arrangement, makes updating a room easy and cost-effective. interior designer, home trend expert and frequent guest on hgtv erinn valencich knows exactly how to make small changes that can have a big impact. "scent is a fantastic way to make any room feel welcoming and complete without making any major renovations, which can be expensive and permanent," says valen...
Falling for Your Yard - What to do now so you'll love your yard later
... for interfering with roof and power lines. consider a qualified expert, such as trugreen, to properly gauge your lawn and landscape needs. aerate aeration is a process that mechanically removes small plugs of turf, thatch and soil from your lawn, leaving small holes in the turf. the plugs scattered on your lawn break down after a week or two and blend back into the lawn, feeding nutrients ba...
Put the Fun in Function - Making the Most of Kitchen Storage
... baking ingredients on another. if you don't have a lot of built-in storage space, look for ways to maximize what you do have. * individual turntables are great for organizing and storing spices and smaller pantry items. * stacking platforms can go in taller shelf spaces to eliminate wasted space. * pullout shelves or baskets can utilize even more space in a cupboard. "from a chef's pers...
A Small Project with Big Savings
...a cost effective and easy-to-install energy savings project could pay back homeowners with significant savings on their home energy bills, according to a new study commissioned by the dow chemical company. the study found that homeowners save an average of $50 annually on their energy bills by air sealing gaps, cracks and other exposed areas of the home with an insulating foam sealant. particip...
Dare to DIY / Home maintenance you can do yourself
...e home. show unwanted bugs who's boss it can be hard to determine where uncontrolled pests get in, so take these measures to ensure your home and family are protected. -check doors and windows for small cracks or holes where unwanted bugs can enter. -be sure to spray the indoor and outdoor perimeter of the home with raid max bug barrier, creating a line of defense. -simply press and hold the...
Laundry Room Redo
...shelf works well. if there's no room for one, try a rolling caddy that can fit between the washer and dryer. arrange products in the order that you use them. boxes or baskets make good containers for smaller items such as clothes pins, sponges and scrubbers. consolidate. how many laundry products do you really need? to save time and space, look for products that do double duty, such as arm & hamm...
Getting the "Green Light" at Home
...from re-organizing the home office to cleaning out the 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 ene...
San Francisco Designer Remodels with Hakatai Glass Mosaics
...als. with the color brown in mind, burket visited the custom blend tool at www.hakatai.com and selected four colors from hakatai’s aventurine collection of nature-inspired ¾” x ¾” mosaics, added a small percentage from the iridescent luster series in the same size, and then adjusted the amount of each color until he found the mix and look he wanted. the four colors from aventurine: honey, rosew...
Bright Ideas Getting Lighting Basics Right
...nd provide even lighting. in a room with eight-foot ceilings, place the fixtures in a grid from four to six feet apart. chandeliers: a chandelier that's too big will overpower a room. one that's too small will seem out of proportion. one trick to calculating a chandelier's size is to measure the width of the room in feet. double that number and you'll get the diameter of the ideal chandelier in i...
Refresh Your Nest Affordable ways to liven up your home
...g, we're seeing more and more families embracing what they already have," says bob maricich, president and ceo of world market center las vegas. "the idea of refreshing one's environment, even in the smallest ways, can have a restorative power and transform a house to a home." home furnishing experts say that it's important to recognize that it's the littlest things that matter when you're maki...
Greener Living - Simple steps toward a more natural home
...for more information about the products you want to buy to see if they live up to their claims. step two: take simple steps you don't have to give your home a top-to-bottom instant makeover. take small steps to make your home more energy efficient and natural. each one you take makes the next one easier. here are some simple steps to get you started: no running on empty. load the dishwasher ...
Priceless Design
...if you have big design dreams but are working with a small budget, no fear - you don't have to sacrifice style and professional-looking results. "when people think about do-it-yourself projects, they automatically think about costly, floor-to-ceiling overhauls," says designer and contractor amy matthews of the diy network's "sweat equity" and "bathroom renovations." "however, there are several lo...
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Why wooden floors?
...as we choose a dream floor, we often ask ourselves the question: artificial or genuine? small wonder. laminate flooring and natural wood flooring have a number of advantages in common. a variety of designs and ease of installation are just a few of these. still, as those who have settled for a genuine wood floor say, the artificial product can never be a worthy match for a work created by perfect ...
How To Decorate A 2-Bedroom Condo For Under 10k
...ryway in a durable dark navy hue as a less expensive (and non-permanent) alternative to wainscotting. in the living room, a rug acts as a room divider between the kitchen and dining area. despite the small space, natalie was able to fit a six-person dining table and a pop-up desk in the corner. a black wall in the hotel-like master bedroom offers drama, while mini dressers work as night tables wit...
Home Decorating Hacks | Small Room Makeover
...home decorating hacks | small room makeove...
receding colors
...Cool colors that tend to make surfaces appear farther away or smaller...
skein dyed yarn
...Singles yarn that has been skein dyed. Yarn is wound in skeins and dyed in dye vats. This method yields small to mid-sized dye lots, but has custom color advantages...
mosaic tile
...Small ceramic tile-- hard porcelain or glass, glazed or unglazed-- mounted on a backing for ease of installation. Often mosaic tiles are used to create designs for walls and floors...
bonded polyurethane
...Cushion produced by grinding flexible polyurethane foam into small particles and binding them together with a chemical adhesive...
emulsion
...A mixture of liquids that are incompatible, such as water and oil. One of the components will form small droplets in the other with the help of detergents. These systems are usually cloudy or opaque in appearance...
flaking
...Finish that pulls away from floor in small pieces, usually aided by mechanical action of shoe-twisting on finish. Caused by wax contamination or poor cleaning prior to recoating...
pinholes
...Small pock marks, usually spread evenly across a floor. Dust specs are a major cause, along with improper dry time between coats...
polymer
...A very large molecule that is made of smaller units called monomers. In acrylic floor finishes, it is an acrylic or acrylic/styrene polymer that eventually forms the film...
art silk
...ficial silk it describes a yarn for weaving made from mercerized cotton that attempts to take on the appearance of silk. The fiber is very soft to the touch and is used to create a price category for smaller budgets whose tastes run toward expensive silk rugs. Rugs sold as silk as given a burn test to check for the presence of cotton...
boteh
...A small Oriental rug motif that resembles a pine cone or pear...
burn test
...A small tuft of fibers from a rug may be burned to test for its content. For example cotton has a vegetable smell when burned. Wool smells faintly like hair. Silk smells distinctly like human hair when burned...
turret gul
...An octagonal motif with spiked projections that point both inward and outward from its rim. A smaller octagon appears at the center of the gul...
pattern streaks
...ld view rolls of carpet laid out on a floor to evaluate geometric or other busy patterns for this characteristic which may be objectionable in long corridors and other large areas, but not visible in small rooms...
cherry
...rking qualities. Today, cherry helps define Shaker, Mission and country styling. The wood from the cherry tree can be described in a single word: beautiful. Its rich red-brown color deepens with age. Small dark gum flecks add to its interest. Distinctive, unique figures and grains are brought out through quarter sawing. It has an exceptionally lustrous appearance that glows. The finish is satiny t...
mahogany
...ck due to the new attraction to the "red" woods. On an interesting note, new model automobiles were originally carved, full sized, entirely out of mahogany! Each 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 ri...
maple
...ds 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 known as burl. Heavy, hard, strong, tough, stiff, close-grained and possesses a uniform texture. Maple has excellent resistance to abr...
parawood
...nced so much when thrown to the ground it appeared to be alive. In the 19th century an Englishman named Henry Wickham transported some seeds to England for germination. The seeds germinated and these small seedlings were then transported to the Malay Peninsula for planting; there to start the Great Rubber Plantations of Malaysia. After 25 to 30 years of latex production, tapped in the same manner ...
vicuna
...st coat cloth in the world. The amount of coarse hair to be separated from the soft fibers is negligible and yields the finest animal fiber in the world. Vicuna is a member of the Llama family and is small and wild. Since it is generally killed to obtain the fleece, it is protected by rigorous conservation measures. This fiber is rare and very expensive, costing several hundred dollars per yard...
accent rug
...Accent or Scatter rugs are small and are used in strategic places to add a spot of warmth or color. They might be by a bed or in front of a fireplace. Although usually used on bare floors, they may be placed over plain carpet...
abrasion class
...affic 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...
carpet
...ally consists of twisted tufts that are typically heat-treated to maintain their structure. The term carpet is often used in a similar context to the term rug, but rugs are typically considered to be smaller than a room and not attached to the floor. ...
polypropylene
...o 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 grade level-loop carpets have very small loops, and commercial grade...
wool carpet
...ed in production of modern carpet, with the most common blend being 80% wool to 20% synthetic fibre, giving rise to the term "80/20". Wool is relatively expensive and consequently it only comprises a small portion of the market. ...
click flooring
...modified groove. No adhesive is used when installing a "click" floor, making board replacement easier. This system not only exists for engineered wood floors but also engineered bamboo and a small number of solid floors (such as "parador solido click") and is designed to be used for floating installations. It is beneficial for the Do-It-Yourself market. ...

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