Window

Hunter Douglas®
...hunter douglas is the world’s leading manufacturer of window coverings as well as a major manufacturer of architectural products. our strength is our ability to 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 ...
Levolor Blinds
...since the early 1900's levolor has been setting the standard in window fashions, design innovation, product quality and customer satisfaction. levolor, founded in 1914 and synonymous with the 1" mini-blind, remains the most recognized name in custom window coverings today. levolor continues to offer great blinds and shades solutions in a wide variety of vertical, aluminum and wood blind...
Bali® Window Treatments
...if a fresh, contemporary look is what you're after, bali® is the brand for you. plenty of hot styles and spirited colors provide you with a fashion-forward portfolio of window covering ideas. whether your décor is simplistic or eclectic, you'll find a blind or shade that excites your design senses. what's more, every blind and shade offers built-in value, making bali one of the most attract...
Graber® Window Treatments
...since 1939, the graber® brand has been synonymous with window fashions. originating with drapery hardware, then expanding into blind and fabric shade collections, graber has been the name designers and decorators have come to depend upon for custom quality and timeless appeal. the full line of graber window fashions features everything you need to create classic looks, including the decorat...
Nanik® Window Treatments
...choose from an exquisite palette of designer colors. decorative cloth tapes, in our fabric or yours, may be added to create a look that's distinctively yours. what's more, no matter how unique your window designs may be, our skilled designers and crafters welcome the challenge of covering virtually any shape of window. ...
Kirsch® Window Treatments
...we promise to provide you a refined design experience through a portfolio of distinct window treatment décor that enables you and your designer to create incomparable looks for your home. kirsch is a division of newell rubbermaid. newell rubbermaid inc., an s&p 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2011 sales of approximately $5.9 billion and a stron...
Comfortex Window Fashions
...comfortex window fashions is a manufacturer of custom window treatments headquartered in maplewood, new york which is just outside albany. comfortex is proud to offer a complete line of cellular and pleated shades, wood and aluminum blinds and window shadings are distributed in every state in the united states sold throughout 25 countries on five continents worldwide. comfortex is comm...
Prestige Window Fashions
...it's all about finishing touches and minute details. that's what makes every prestige collection the best on the market. keeping an eye on every element, prestige ensures that your window treatments surpass your expectations...
TimberBlindMetro Shade
...blinds,shades,shutters specializing in residential and commercial internal window coverings. offerings include honeycomb,cellular,wood blinds,faux wood blinds,woven wood blinds,vertical blinds,caslan roman shades,metal blinds,roller shades,pleatedshade,softssheers. child proof options for window coverings available ...
Simonton Windows®
...searching for a way to make your home more appealing? add natural sunlight. experts at simonton windows®, a leading manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, recommend maximizing natural light in these two key areas of the home. “what can be more appealing in a home than rooms bathed in sunlight?” suggests chris monroe, corporate director of marketing for simonton windows. “regardless ...
Andersen® Windows
...andersen windows, inc. is a part of andersen corporation; the largest window and door manufacturer in north america. the flagship andersen® brand is the most recognized and most used brand in the window and patio door industry. in addition to the andersen brand, andersen corporation includes renewal by andersen window replacement, silver line, and american craftsman brand windows and doo...
Pella Windows & Doors
...windows and doors are one of your most important considerations when building or remodeling a home, so make sure you choose the best—pella windows & doors. they not only make your home beautiful and offer a magnificent view, they perform through the years against the elements. the pella portfolio offers three lines of windows and doors, from classic to contemporary to basic—there’s a s...
Kasmir Fabrics
...kasmir fabrics is a wholesale distributor of decorative fabrics & trim. kasmir also manufactures custom made soft window treatments and bedding products. our fabric line of over 21,000 patterns and colors is sampled in over 175 sample books. from the "basics" to silks, from prints to upholstery fabrics, our line is considered the most comprehensive mid-market fabric array available toda...
flair21
...on across the atlantic ocean. rather than merely import the finest fabrics to the united states, he dedicated himself to importing the technical expertise required to manufacture the best fabrics and window treatments. thus, in 1979 ado corporation was born. today, flair21 continues this tradition of excellence with the same unwavering commitment to using only the finest materials — under stringe...
CACO Window Fashions
...experience the difference - caco window fashions we manufacture a complete line of horizontal and vertical blind and shade products. our products range from mini blinds to high fashion delta woods. almost all of our window coverings are suitable for both the retail and commercial markets. we support our products with superior designs, quality construction, easy operation, lots of choices ...
Hy-Lite
...hy-lite's acrylic block shutters are a stylish alternative to traditional window treatments. these prefabricated panels easily install over existing windows and dramatically transform a room in just minutes. measuring and installing just like plantation shutters, acrylic block shutters are available in custom shapes and sizes to meet even the most difficult-to-fill opening. choos...
Vista® Window Film
...vista® window film promises a home where lasting beauty resides. glass is a prominent feature in today's homes. the more windows and glass doors you have, the more you need vista window film. helps reduce sun damage to your interior. vista helps preserve the color brilliance of fabric drapes and upholstery, furniture, works of art, rugs and wood floors. ultra-violet radiation is the majo...
Skandia Window Fashions
...the decision to purchase window coverings or window treatments is a choice you will live with for many years, perhaps decades. because it represents such a substantial investment of your time, energy, and money, it is our opinion that being able to look at the window coverings you are planning to buy is an important step in your decision-making process. a skandia dealer is knowledgeable ...
Alta Window Fashions
...kathy ireland worldwide is pleased to share that it has entered into a partnership with alta, a well-established and extraordinary leader in the window coverings industry. this announcement comes after a lengthy series of design, product development and strategic planning sessions between lifestyle designer kathy ireland and the executive team at alta. the exclusive window fashions progr...
Phantom™ Screens
...mes, remain invisible until you need them. when needed, phantom screens provide a clear view while blocking the path of unwelcome pests. this home has striking views. from within, the doors and windows reveal a breath-taking pool, a golf course and the ocean. from without, the spectacular design pleases the eye and inspires the senses. traditional door and window screens would obstruct...
Reel Screens
...enbenefits 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, easy retraction; no slamming ...
Blinds by Vertican
...come in and take a look at all the products we offer at blinds by vertican. we are proud to be a western canadian company that is truly a one stop shop for your window coverings. blinds by vertican has been in business for over 20 years. we can contribute that to being on the leading edge of innovation. blinds by vertican is indeed the ultimate in window coverings...
HANDy Paint Pail
...s wash-ups fast and effortless. also, check out the handy paint pail pro series liners and paint pail pro series covers! the handy ladder pail's large capacity makes it perfect for painting, washing windows, carrying tools, cleaning gutters and any other indoor or outdoor projects. ruggedly constructed and easy to clean, the handy ladder pail will will make all your projects safer and easier...
MRLongArm Paint Tools
...mr.longarm, inc. and its parent company, specialty products, have manufactured extension poles, painting tools, window washing equipment and hardware products since 1958. we were the first to offer telescoping extension poles, and we continue to lead the industry in their development. in 1993 mr.longarm began utilizing composite technology in the manufacture of our extension poles for increased st...
Perry Scaffolding
...w product line in 1980, the perry drywall carts.   these rugged four-wheel carts are designed specifically to transport construction materials such as drywall (gypsum) board, plywood, doors and windows, etc. around jobsites...
Durasol Awnings
...rth of new york city, in the hudson valley.  with over 100,000 square feet of state-of-the-art production floor space, ke durasol produces world-class motorized patio awnings and motorized window awnings that add lasting value to homes and businesses. ...
Olfa Cutting Tools
...1973 with the vision of providing unparalleled service to our customers. today that vision remains stronger than ever, although the market has changed. originally our market focused solely on the window tinting industry with the launch of olfaproducts.com, our products now focus on a much broader consumer base, along with the overall wholesale industry. though times have changed, we ha...
Hurd Windows & Doors
...even in this day and age, we still make hurd windows and doors carefully and proudly by hand. so they not only fit better and look better, they also perform better. we've been doing it that way for more than 87 years. as a result, we may not make as many windows as some companies. but we think you'll appreciate the difference...
Waverly Fabrics
...ost recognized names in home furnishings. its signature look is expertly translated into countless classic styles among home furnishing products including fabrics, wall coverings, paint, bedding, window treatments, decorative accessories and other key products. waverly is available through retailers and interior design showrooms in over 12,000 doors nationwide. its family of brands consi...
Carole Fabrics
...l complex of their state of the art workroom, distribution centers and customer assistance facilities. these encompass more than 250,000 square feet. whether you need the finest quality custom window treatments, or same day shipping for your cut yardage order, you can rely on carole fabrics. ...
Unger Cleaning Tools
... unger was founded in 1964 by henry and barbara unger in the attic of the home of barbara's grandmother in hamburg, germany. while the original intent was to manufacture window cleaning products, the company soon expanded its product line in order to become the market leader in the sanitary supply and retail cleaning fields. adopting this as the company's mission, unger strives to produce...
Amerimax Windows
...amerimax building products, inc. is a division of euramax international, inc., a leading international producer of value-added aluminum, steel, vinyl and fiberglass products. based in norcross, georgia, euramax employs more than 3,500 highly trained and dedicated employees throughout it's vast manufacturing and distribution network consisting of 41 strategically facilities, 35 of which are located...
Saletex
...some of the countries we import from. draperies, home furnishings, lace, sheers, jaquards, prints, upholstery fabrics, vertical blinds, and bedspreads are what saletex knows best. featuring window coverings of every style and type, including exclusive, custom-made designs, our product line can be found at retailers or through your interior designer. holding inventory on the premise...
Shade-O-Matic
... has witnessed impressive growth and currently employs 450 people and occupies a 270,000 square foot facility. in 1996 shade-o-matic became part of the hunter douglas group, a world leader in the window covering industry. shade-o-matic manufactures and supplies nationally various types of hard window coverings: vertical and horizontals blinds; roller; pleated and cellular shades; and ...
Legacy Window Coverings
...all windows are not created equal, and neither are window coverings. we build quality into all of our products to ensure a trouble-free experience. headquartered in gilbert, arizona, legacy window coverings is a wholesale fabricator and installation service provider. we proudly stand behind our products with a limited lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship...
Lafayette Venetian Blind
... grown steadily over the years and now operate in a 280,000 square foot manufacturing facility in west lafayette, indiana. lafayette venetian blind presently manufactures a vast product line of window and room fashions under the brand name of lafayette interior fashions. with the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of our owners, and our strong commitment to customer satisfaction, l...
Paris Texas Hardware
... paris texas hardware was founded in 1992 by kerri green, pth president and creative director, and has consistently provided unique, high-end decorative drapery hardware collections to the window coverings industry.  pth was born in response to a growing need for stylish and updated decorative drapery hardware.  with a dedication to exceptional design and superior service, pari...
SwanStone Solid Surface
...exibility to swanstone customers. in 1997 we introduced a complete line of swanstone products for the restaurant industry, including tabletops, countertops, vanity tops, mop service sinks and windowsills...
Sussex Shutters
...e. borne of the finest basswoods and hardwoods, crafted by hand and finished with a rich palette of 18 paints and 32 stains. sussex shutters from norman shutters are truly fine furniture for your windows. the refined elegance of the sussex line is created by artisans who craft each custom shutter using mortise and tenon joinery, arguably the strongest joint in woodworking...
Vista Shutters
...>vista was founded in 1980 and has been committed to producing fashion forward, quality window coverings that provide years of lasting value. the way you decorate your home is an expression of your personal sense of style. our variety of window blinds and shades will provide the means to showcase your home beautifully and affordably. our manufacturing headquarters is in jacksonville, f...
Jeld-Wen
...jeld-wen is a comprehensive source for reliable wood, vinyl and aluminum windows and patio doors; wood and molded wood fiber interior doors; wood, steel, fiberglass exterior doors; and garage doors.  since 2003 the company has marketed its 27 former window and door brands under the jeld-wen brand, and its reputation for reliable products and customer service is spreading through marketing...
Rusco Window Company
...rusco builds windows for people who know and appreciate quality. look at what goes into every window, and you'll understand and appreciate the "rusco difference". our vinyl windows are made at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the blue ridge mountains of virginia. stock sizes are offered, as well as special sizes in all common configurations. options include in-house mulling...
Vinyl Guard Window & Doors Systems
...vinylguard window & door systems ltd. is a proud canadian manufacturer of premium vinyl windows that set the standard for excellence in the window industry today. our entire window line is energy star compliant, csa certified, and window wise accredited. all of our vinyl extrusions are made of 100% lead free unplasticized polyvinyl chloride ( upvc ).      &nbs...
North Star Windows
...since 1985 north star has been an industry leader in the manufacture of attractive and energy-efficient vinyl windows and patio doors. whether you’re building a new home or upgrading to today’s standards, north star has an extensive range of quality, energy-efficient and full-featured windows that are not only beautiful, but offer exceptional value...
Gentek Building Products
... commercial projects. we carry an array of siding products — from vinyl to aluminum — as well as coordinating soffit, fascia and rainware.   gentek also carries a full line of vinyl and aluminum windows with styles to fit any home. ...
Springs Window Fashions
...graber® blinds, shades and drapery hardware are sold by experienced, professional dealers and decorators who assist you in selecting the perfect design for your custom-made window treatments, and who do all the measuring and installation, too. ...
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.' ...
Nantucket Window Shadings
...'featuring fabric vanes suspended between two sheer fabric facings, nantucket™ window shadings transform natural light entering a room into a warm glow while also blocking harmful uv rays. when raised, the shadings disappear into the headrail for an unobstructed view and are available in a wide selection of casual fabrics ...
Horizons Window Fashions
...when craftsman joseph perkowitz arrived in the united states in 1891 and started the first perkowitz family window fashions store in evanston illinois, he began a family tradition that has lasted over 100 years. today the tradition continues with a third generation insisting on the same quality and workmanship that has been passed down. currently occupying a complex of 3 buildings in waukegan and...
Imperial Wholesale
...elain tile, hardwood and laminate flooring, carpet and natural stone in arizona. we also have a large selection of specialty items such as natural stone sinks, baths, fireplaces, tables, pillars, windowsills, beautiful glass tile mosaics and more. offering free estimates and design consultations, financing and installation services, we are happy to be your one-stop shop for any and all h...
Kasmir Fabrics Window Treatment
...kasmir fabrics is a wholesale distributor of decorative fabrics & trim. kasmir also manufactures custom made soft window treatments and bedding products. our fabric line of over 21,000 patterns and colors is sampled in over 175 sample books. from the "basics" to silks, from prints to upholstery fabrics, our line is considered the most comprehensive mid-market fabric array available toda...
Dale Tiffany
...founded in 1979, dale tiffany started out manufacturing both art glass lamps and windows. within two years the company's main focus became tiffany-styled lamps and shades, emphasizing high-quality reproductions of louis comfort tiffany's designs. at the same time, dale became the first factory worldwide to standardize stained-glass production and became a national resource for a product category t...
Bandalux Window Shades
...bandalux is more than fashion in blinds. come in and see our wide array of customized shades for your home decoration. ...
Indow Windows
...our mission is to provide you with comfort, quiet and savings while helping preserve the environment and historic buildings. indow was launched in november 2010, delivering an easy-to-use window insulation solution in an elegant form.  our window inserts are now available across the u.s. and canada and we are growing! our dynamic team is dedicated to building and refining our product, cu...
FIRMFIT® 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 for installations in rooms with large windows and a lot of sunlight, firmfit is ! so relax, this waterproof flooring can take it ! ...
Appliances
...appliances small appliances are typically small household electrical machines, easily carried and installed. some are classified with white goods, and relate to heating and cooling such as: fans and window mounted air conditioners, and heaters such as space heaters, ceramic heaters, gas heaters, kerosene heaters, and fan heaters. yet another category is used in the kitchen, including: juicers, el...
Laminate Flooring
...after being exposed to water. light resistance – measures the ability of laminate flooring to retain its color when exposed to a light source having a frequency range approximating sunlight through window glass. it is not intended to show the resistance to continuous exposure to outdoor weathering conditions. cleanability and stain resistance – measures both the ease of cleanability and stain ...
Roller Shades
...timeless and classic window shades. a fabric shade that is available in a broad range of fabrics from sheer to opaque to give you the degree of privacy you specify. unique to the roller shade is the option to select hem styles and fabric trims to add the finishing touch to your shade...
Sheer Horizontal
...sheer window shadings work like a wood blind and a cellular shade in one. it filters the light and provides complete privacy much like a cellular blind. these soft window shadings have fabric vanes that can be tilted open like a wood blind to open the view to the outside through the sheer fabric. the soft, adjustable fabric vanes are suspended between two sheer fabric facings going beyond tradi...
Sheer Vertical Blinds
...  sheer vertical shadings have fabric vanes that can be tilted open like a vertical blind to open the view to the outside through the sheer fabric.  sheer vertical shadings are recommended for taller windows or sliding glass doors. ...
Specialty Floors
...kplace more effective by controlling overall sound transmission and absorption, and contribute to sound clarity and privacy in cubicle environments. energy efficient buildings with few or no exterior windows benefit from special light reflective specialty flooring. these floors have built-in fluorescence and are designed to illuminate an area during a power failure. static-control flooring protect...
Window Treatments
...window treatments are a quick, simple and affordable way to transform the whole look and feel of an interior space. fresh paint, wallpaper or new furniture will work nicely too, but changing the window treatments offers an immediate visual reward that you can easily do it yourself. there are countless ways to decorate with window treatments. some of the choices include: vertical blinds, ...
WOODEN FLOORS FOR REAL LIFE
...esigned to last through all the demands of real life. real comfortkährs life stays stable despite fluctuations in indoor temperature and humidity. it can be installed on underfloor heating, by large windows, and even close to fireplaces. kährs life is easy on the eyes as well as being barefoot friendly. real woodlife comes from the finest selection of calm oak or walnut with only a few knots. it...
RevWood Plus
...ith suction only (no beater bar or with the beater bar disengaged) to remove dust, dirt and loose particulate on a regular basis. avoid wet-mop cleaning with water or liquid cleaners. use protective window coverings to block fade-causing uv rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly. during inclement weather, avoid exp...
RevWood Select
...ith suction only (no beater bar or with the beater bar disengaged) to remove dust, dirt and loose particulate on a regular basis. avoid wet-mop cleaning with water or liquid cleaners. use protective window coverings to block fade-causing uv rays and excessive heat from direct sunlight, and rearrange rugs and furniture periodically to help your floor age evenly. during inclement weather, avoid exp...
Sustainable Interiors with a Modern Edge
... kitchen redux that will last ten years or more. use woodgrains as geometric patterningsustainable homes tend to celebrate all things outdoors, whether it’s through a big, spacious, energy-efficient window that looks out on the garden or beautiful wood pieces that let you appreciate the natural beauty of each grain. in particular, wood laid to mimic geometric patterns, like herringbone, adds an a...
IFDA'S Educational Foundation Announces Design Student Scholarship Winners for 2020
...is career in interior design and move towards product design in the future. reynolds aspires to have a line of products of his own. lauren smothers of iowa state university (isu) was awarded the window fashion certified professionals fast track scholarship for $1,000 (one full registration for the webinar series) that is open to undergraduates in a two- or three-year design school progr...
How To Lay Out Your New Rug
...t for protection during storage and shipping, but now it’s time to open it up and let it air out. you may notice a faint odor at first. this will dissipate over time, especially once rolled out. open windows will help circulate the air. step 1: lay it out place the rolled-up rug on the floor and roll out flat. a non-slip rug pad is always advised for safety and floor protection. it also adds cus...
How Lighting Affects Your Flooring
...it’s best to consult a design professional to ensure your choices best suit the function and activities of a space. there are many layers of lighting throughout a home, from natural lighting through windows to ceiling lights; task lighting (pendants over island or sink, under-cabinet lighting) and accent lighting (from table or floor lamps). the differences in color temperature (warm to cool) fro...
Hallmark Floors Vinyl 101
...t cracking make it the leading material for wire and cable insulation. vinyl’s toughness and durability make it the most widely used plastic for building and construction applications such as siding, windows, roofing, fencing, decking, wall coverings, wall protection and base, and floor covering. what is vinyl and where does it come from?vinyl is essentially derived from two simple ingredients: f...
How To Make Dark Walls Work In Your Home
...rk because they’re broken up with unique trim placements that help create depth on an otherwise flat surface. elements like gold-framed accent tables, triumph hardwood floors in silver, and unadorned windows that let natural light in really open up the space and allow dark paint to work its magic in this living room. open your bathroom with dark walls and contrasting floors. this room celebrate...
Give Your Home a Modern Makeover
...l light. have some fun with the lighting by incorporating colored or textured globes that allow the fixtures to become focal points of contemporary design rather than functional afterthoughts. windows when it comes to curb appeal, windows play an essential role in the overall aesthetic. old, outdated windows are a tell-tale sign of an aging home, so when you're planning for a modern ...
Smart Tech Upgrades to Improve Home Function
... 4,000 gallons of air every day and spends up to 90 percent of their time indoors. a healthy indoor climate goes way beyond simple convenience." opening skylights in conjunction with vertical windows removes polluted air from the home and promotes an overall healthier lifestyle. an option such as velux active with netatmo is the first smart skylight system that connects with apple ho...
4 Steps for DIY Paint Project Success
...nd sand any holes or imperfections. then wipe down surfaces you plan to paint with warm water, which helps remove dirt and dust that can sometimes prevent paint from adhering. if possible, open windows for better ventilation once you're ready to start. clean up. when the painting process is finished and you're appreciating the hard work, don't forget the job isn't done until you've pr...
Home Safe Home
...ntial concerns. also keep up on regular service schedules so an expert can evaluate problems that may not be immediately apparent and ensure your appliances are operating at peak efficiency. window treatments windows, and more particularly window treatments, can often play a significant role in a room's ambiance. custom-made drapery and other window treatments are ideal for giving ...
The Shade Store Announces Exclusive Window Treatment Partnership with Kips Bay Decorator Show House Palm Beach
... west palm beach, fla., dec. 13, 2018 /prnewswire/ -- the shade store, a leading resource for premium custom window treatments, will partner with the 2019 kips bay decorator show house palm beach, outfitting all designer rooms in the home, opening january 26. the partnership showcases the shade store's mission to be a single, full-service resource for design professionals for any cust...
Top exterior trends to inspire your 2019 home projects
...door shower, or the classic she-shed or man cave. you can even make it into a home office for those telecommuting days. to dress up a plain shed, swint says, add siding with complementary trim, windows (and flower boxes), finished with a sleek glass door. now that you have plenty of inspiration to transform your home's exterior into a more inviting space, explore your options and visi...
One Kings Lane Opens New York City Flagship At 143 Spring Street In Soho
...d times, and complimentary shipping. one kings lane soho will also highlight the brand's exclusive collection with the shade store. in addition to showcasing the treatments in each of the shop's windows, there will be visual displays and swatches in the one kings lane interior design studio. customers can shop the full collection at the shade store, located in soho at 77 wooster street, n...
Art Van Furniture Introduces Innovative New Way to Shop by Identifying Six Popular Lifestyle Collections
...its 59-year history, art van furniture is also carrying a wide selection of stylish and affordable accessories for the home, including rugs, lamps and artwork, as well as new flooring options and window treatments. art van outlet is further simplifying the selection process for shoppers. the department is offering lifestyle collection room packages that include a sofa, occasional furnit...
4 Ways to Bring Classic Character to Your Kitchen
...o create a fresh, unexpected aesthetic. for example, pair a set of ultra-chic dining chairs with an old wooden dining table passed down through your family or upholster a simple dining bench or window seat with victorian-patterned fabric. establish a focal point if you're overwhelmed trying to envision how all the details will come together, many designers suggest the first step is d...
Refresh Your Space/5 steps to simplify your next paint project
...ay down to the walls and trim. a tool like valspar's wall and trim brush is ideal for most interior painting projects. its thin, tapered design provides ultra-clean lines when cutting-in around windows, door frames and molding. when you're ready to roll, start at a corner of the room in a 2-by-4-foot section at the top of the wall. then roll downward into a narrow v shape, filling in...
Quick Ways to Freshen Up Your Home for Fall
... so it's the perfect time to make a switch to sheets and comforters that are not only practical but look cozy and inviting for the cold nights ahead. similarly, you can swap out airy drapes and window treatments for more robust versions that reflect the season while helping keep drafts at bay. make diy cleaning supplies. some of the most effective cleaning agents can be made at home, ...
Energy Savers that Make 'Cents'
...a few hours, you can log-in remotely and set an appropriate temperature.  weatherproofing a great deal of energy is lost through cracks, holes and faulty seals. take time to assess all windows, doors and openings for air leaks, adding caulking or weather stripping where needed. don't overlook culprits like openings around lighting and plumbing fixtures, switch plates and other e...
Ideas for an On-Trend Bathroom
...es 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 to shine freely. another option is a skylight, whic...
Get Ready for Guests - Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining
...m valspar paint and hgtv home by sherwin-williams' senior color designers, sue kim and ashley banbury.  clean and clear.  warmer weather is the perfect opportunity to throw open the windows to help lighten and brighten your home. give every nook and cranny a thorough scrub and organize areas that have grown messy. try taking on one room at a time to make the job more manage...
Simple summer home maintenance tips for comfort and energy savings
...will help prevent your home's heating and cooling system from having to work harder to regulate the indoor temperature during the hottest months of the year. control cracks: seal cracks around windows and doors with caulk or weather stripping to prevent conditioned air from escaping. set it and forget it: install a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature at certain times of...
A Handy Guide to Starting a Home Remodel
...including design, budgeting and more. if you're planning a home remodel, a comprehensive resource like jcpenney home services offers a one-stop-shop for bathroom remodeling, countertops, custom window treatments, flooring, heating and cooling, water heaters and whole-home water treatment. you can find unique landing pages for each service that provides product information, complimentary ...
3 Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2018
...ile and wall color with a pop of color to add interest without overwhelming the space. there are many ways to introduce color, such as a bright island or items that are easily switched out like window treatments and artwork. combining different shades of white, gray and other neutral colors like beige is an effective way to create a warm and inviting space. one important note to cons...
Scratching the surface of lvt - let's find out what's underneath
...ime this happened to you? you’re strolling around, maybe looking for a place to have dinner, when all of a sudden you notice everybody seems to be carrying the same backpack. or — in a bunch of store windows you see this one particular gizmo that (conveniently!) keeps the charge port on your phone from getting clogged and destroyed by pocket lint or junk in your purse. meanwhile, here comes the th...
Fresh Home Upgrades for Spring
...elcoming 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. as soon as temperatures allow, throw open the windows and skylights to let the fresh air chase away the remnants of winter. it's a perfect...
The best way to clean wood floors might surprise you
...osely followed by 19 percent who believe using a soap- or oil-based cleaner is best, and 12 percent who believe using water and vinegar is the best solution. just in time to open the doors and windows and welcome in spring, bona has introduced its premium spray mop for hardwood floors with a larger mop head for faster cleaning, and a full-size cleaning cartridge of cleaner. the new pr...
5 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring
... don't overlook dust and dirt magnets like mirrors, light fixtures and the insides of cabinets, especially higher shelves that see infrequent use. outdoors, hose off or power-wash surfaces like windows, siding, decks and concrete to restore a crisp, clean appearance. revise for real life if there's an area of your home that isn't quite working for your lifestyle, spring cleaning is...
Warm up with 5 DIY projects to tackle this winter
...or go bold with an accent wall, this is one project you'll be glad to finish. * seal up those air leaks. this one isn't just good for your house, it's good for your wallet as well. gaps around windows and doors allow cold air drafts to seep into your home as they let out the warm air needed to keep you comfortable. great stuff(tm) window & door insulating foam sealant is a solution ...
Escape with 2018's top trending color
...some darker inspiration outdoors, olympic stain's maximum product in a cinder semi-transparent stain color (905) is a great complement to black magic when applied to exterior surfaces like doors, window trims and shutters. any of these black hues can be a defining piece in your decor while providing you with the mental escape you need. schlotter adds that capitalizing on this year's col...
Spring without the wings: 5 tips to avoid a seasonal pest problem
... 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 screens and door sweeps to keep winged intruders, like flies, mosquitoes and hornets, out. * make yo...
Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space
...s important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. the following are some key areas to tackle for a comfortable and efficient home. wash windows washing away dirt and water marks from your windows and screens gives you a clear view of the outdoors and lets in more natural light. it will also make your home feel lighter and brigh...
Stuck inside? Easy tips to freshen up your living space
...s important to keep your home fresh by staying ahead of the continual buildup of dirt, dust and allergens. the following are some key areas to tackle for a comfortable and efficient home. wash windows washing away dirt and water marks from your windows and screens gives you a clear view of the outdoors and lets in more natural light. it will also make your home feel lighter and brigh...
Tricked out with Tech/Bathroom features that take smart living to a whole new level
... and your mind - all controlled at the touch of a button. don't forget the heated back to keep you warm even longer. perfect privacy if you're blessed with a stunning view out the bathroom window or if you simply prefer the aura of natural light, you may be reluctant to hide behind heavy window treatments. yet again, technology offers the solution. shades you can power with a remo...
Upgrades that Boost Your Home's Value and Enjoyment
...our home. go green for the earth and savings. appliances and climate control systems are often the first features homeowners consider when it comes to environmentally friendly upgrades, but windows and window treatments are another way to make a big impact. in a similar vein, skylights are a surprisingly affordable upgrade for the functionality and aesthetic benefits they provide, ...
7 Steps for a Healthier Home
...mation of dust bunnies throughout your home. clean and replace your vacuum's filter frequently to ensure you're trapping maximum dust. also regularly wash towels, linens and other textiles, including window treatments. replace air filters. older, dirty air filters can circulate dust, pollen and other particles throughout your home. they can also cause your air conditioner and heater to run les...
5 ways to create big luxury in a small master bathroom
...nifying mirrors. 5. lighten up the space. finally, adding more natural light into a small master bathroom can make the space seem larger and more appealing. if your small bathroom already has a window, forgo blinds or shades in favor of easy-to-apply privacy film. readily available in home improvement stores or online, in a breadth of simple or fancy patterns, this opaque film allows light t...
Renovations for the Ages - Antique upgrades for kitchen and bath
...tylish pedestal sink adds character a modern vanity simply can't deliver. the one downside, limited storage space, can be easily remedied. a distressed cupboard or cabinet fitted 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...
Tackle Spring Cleaning Room-by-Room Like a Pro
... a stylish, functional centerpiece like the see jane work kate writing desk can also help you stay organized now and in the future. bedrooms when warm spring weather arrives, throwing open the windows to circulate fresh air can be one of the most welcoming ways to wake up the bedroom after long winter months. freshly washed linens and a flipped or rotated mattress can also give the room a f...
Easy DIY projects to prepare your home for sale
... home and surroundings. simply remove the hardware, clean the surface, prime and topcoat with the new paint color. while you're at it, consider painting exterior accent features — such as shutters or window boxes — the same color for a cohesive look. repair and refresh walls – painting is an easy and affordable way to freshen an entire home so that buyers take notice. however, cracks and holes ...
3 Steps for Growing Edible Herbs
...m or verbena, or bergamot. select a site herbs are versatile plants that can be tucked into an existing planting area, grown in a dedicated plot or even planted in containers indoors by a sunny window. most herbs are also attractive plants and can double as ornamentals mixed in with vegetables or flowers. some, such as creeping thyme, rosemary and lavender, can even be used as ground covers ...
5 green home improvements that can help sell your home for more
...sp;demand remains high for energy-efficient, eco-friendly home features, according to a survey by the national association of home builders. in fact, the majority of builders now put energy-efficient windows, heating and cooling systems, thermostats and appliances in their construction, the survey says. if you're selling your home and hope to compete with new construction - as well as set your hou...
Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season
...lacemats with patterned prints or shades of magenta, red and orange for a pop of color, or snip a few buds from the garden and place in different sized vases and jars to decorate the table spaces and windowsills around your home. update your calendar. after you refresh your space, revisit your calendar to update with spring sports, holidays and events. warmer weather and sunnier days mean a mor...
7 often missed baby-proofing tips
...ocks, sharp furniture corners, etc. however, according to the u.s. consumer product safety commission (cpsc), there are a surprising number of "hidden" hazards around the home. these hazards, such as window cords, hide in plain sight and should be on everyone's list of items to baby proof. corded window coverings are a strangulation hazard as infants and young children can accidentally become e...
Mix Up Something Eclectic
...n this essential living space. layout arguably the most important decision is the overall layout of the kitchen, defining which appliances will go where and what architectural details - such as windows and doors - need to be integrated into the plans. determining how many and what kind of cabinets you need can be even more complex, and contemporary design can help open up plenty of options. ...
Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less
...hat 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 better? wash windows to allow spring and summer sunlight into your home. trying just a few of these easy...
Tips for a Vintage Kitchen Remodel
...harm into a newer place, the ultimate goal is capturing the nostalgic feel of older homes: the classic lines, hardwood, moldings and woodwork, and features like fireplaces or stonework, bannisters or windows and doors. the kitchen can be a particularly challenging room to renovate because the blend of old charm with modern convenience and functionality can seem at complete odds. these ideas fr...
Light solutions: What to do when your house feels like a cave
... a house with ample windows can win your heart with silent promises of sun-drenched rooms and warm breezes wafting through open windows. the truth, however, is that even a home with windows galore can have rooms that feel dark and cave like. some of the most-loved aspects of modern design - open, expansive floor plans, wood flooring in darker tones, walls of windows - may leave portions of a...
5 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Home
...ecklists does not have to be a chore - try taking inspiration from a few of your favorite tastes and smells by utilizing the five senses to keep spaces clean and inviting. • sight: thoroughly wash windows until they are dirt-free so the sun can shine through. capitalize on sunny days, no matter the season, by opening curtains and shades instead of using harsh bulbs. the natural light will softe...
Where to find rebates, tax credits and rewards for energy-efficient home improvements
...e your home more efficient and get you some cash back typically include: * solar energy systems (such as solar panels) * tankless water heaters * solar-powered appliances * energy-efficient windows and doors * skylights and solar-powered blinds * wood or wood-pellet stoves * home wind turbines manufacturer rebates and incentives makers of energy-efficient products and appl...
Trend alert: Wood planks warm up ceilings and walls
... living-area ceilings. "it's a big, sprawling house," bohn says. "using the same materials underfoot and overhead gave the spaces added unity." in some rooms, the wood ceilings extend past clerestory windows to create covered porches that link the interior of the house to the mountain landscape outside. more drama is provided by the natural light that streams through the clerestories and across th...
3 tips to protect your home this winter
...(bpt) - cold temperatures, snow, sleet and ice can all wreak havoc on your home's gutters, windows and gardens, but it can have even more harmful effects on exterior wooden surfaces, such as decks, siding or roof shingles. residing in rhode island, pete flood, whose family founded the flood wood care brand 175 years ago, knows this all too well. "the coastal climate is tough on wood," flood says....
The Easiest Window Treatment Ever
...the easiest window treatment eve...
Earthwise Windows & Doors Earns Good Housekeeping Seal for 11th Consecutive Year
...the earthwise group is pleased to announce that we have now received the good housekeeping seal for 11 years in a row.  the earthwise group, llc is a leading u.s. manufacturer of high quality windows and doors.  we are a national network of independently-owned window and door manufacturers strategically located across the united states. over the past five years, u.s. sales of earthwise ...
Apex Creates Pop-Up Book App to Tell its Story
...apex energy solutions, a dealer for next-generation window and eco-friendly building products, today unveiled an app that allows potential franchisees, customers and employees to explore the apex story through a digital victorian-style pop-up book. the cinematic app features realistic, interactive pages with tabs to pull, flaps to open and more, all accompanied by an original soundtrack. it can ...
4 tips to help keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter
...al cracks and gaps gaps and cracks throughout the home allow hot air to escape and cold air and pests to enter. energy star estimates that homes can have a half mile or more of cracks around doors, windows and sill plates alone, and those aren't the only places in a home where gaps can exist. air duct joints, points where piping enters a home, and anywhere wood meets concrete (such as around the...
One-weekend DIY projects to get your house relative-ready for the holidays
... an eye-catching color can make your front door look new and inviting. while you’re working on your entryway, remember to power-wash sidewalks, steps and trim, and wash sidelights, transoms and other windows near the door. a polished entryway will make your holiday decorations look even better — and wow the in-laws before they even ring the doorbell. in kitchens and bathrooms, replace dated or wo...
Make your home feel bigger without adding space
...systems make it easier and faster than ever to create a comfortable and attractive space below ground, while finishing an attic may be as simple as adding insulation, sheet rock and skylights or roof windows. another option might be to increase your entertainment space by converting a patio or deck into a sun room. gaining that space as living area can allow you to reconfigure other areas inside ...
Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation
...rs. the second is that if you go to sell, having a high quality roof that will last years — even decades — will equate to a better resale value. improve indoor air quality. adding plants and opening windows are two of the easiest ways to improve the indoor air quality of your home. however, there are things you can do in the building process as well. one of these is to install a drywall, such as ...
What to look for when buying a garage door for your home
...e choices fortunately for the consumer, garage door manufacturers are now producing hundreds of stunning designs in steel, wood, aluminum and fiber-composite material. when combined with new colors, windows, insulation and decorative hardware options, the potential designs are almost limitless. “we have so many more attractive designs today than we had 20 years ago,” says randy oliver of hollywo...
Tips to stop drafts, save money and improve your home
...(bpt) - can you imagine keeping your windows open all winter long? the heat loss, cold drafts and all that money spent on wasted energy would be staggering. but if your home has folding pull-down attic stairs, a whole-house fan, a fireplace or clothes dryer, you may be doing the equivalent of leaving the windows open every day. drafts from these often overlooked spaces waste energy and cost you b...
Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips
...s feel more like 76 degrees. be sure to maintain a relative humidity in the home between 20 to 40 percent. as the temperature outside drops, lower this percentage so condensation does not form on the windows. seal the gaps. areas such as windows, doors, attic hatches, vents and other seasonally-used areas are prime sources for air leaks, which can cause energy bills to skyrocket. to help maintai...
Home improvement: What's old is new again
...atever your goal, accent wood makes a statement. small touches: fixtures and surfaces don’t forget the little details: a glass doorknob, an oil-rubbed light fixture or a stained glass panel in the window. these touches go a long way to convey the look of another era in a newer home. mixing eras with furniture antiques and classic period pieces mix well with more contemporary furnishings to c...
4 DIY projects for your first home
... your buck. 1. add crown molding or update casing and trim. the addition of crown molding to the top of interior walls is a subtle change with big impact. casing, which is the trim around doors and windows, can also make a huge difference. the replacement of dated crown molding, casing or trim can make a room look newly updated. go one step further with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, and yo...
3 surprising home elements you can automate
...decade or two ago, home automation was still something of a novelty. some homeowners might have had programmable thermostats in their homes, but many probably hadn’t thought of automating things like window coverings. moreover, they likely viewed any home automation they did have as a convenience.today, home automation is becoming an essential efficiency-enhancing element in many homes. right now...
6 holiday-friendly home design features
...ures to make life more pleasant for pets and easier for homeowners. clayton built™ homes can be customized with a pet dish drawer that allows you to hide feeding dishes when they’re not needed. a windowseat or hideaway cubby can be the perfect escape spot for pets who feel overwhelmed by holiday activities and guests. and a built-in grooming station in a mudroom or utility room makes it ...
Marvin® Windows and Doors Expands Contemporary Studio Collection
...in response to the contemporary design aesthetic many designers and homeowners prefer, marvin® windows and doors announces enhancements and additions to the marvin contemporary studio collection, including larger standard window and door sizes, and new hardware choices, including a new matte black finish option. with narrow frames and clean lines designed to seamlessly connect interior spaces to ...
Keeping the Character/Renovation with original charm in mind
... installing the systems, so we no longer have to sacrifice design." installing a ductless system, such as those offered by mitsubishi electric cooling & heating, is a simple solution for eliminating window units and baseboard heaters that detract from the beauty and architectural essence of your home. there's no need to tear through or lower ceilings to make space for ducts and no messy demolitio...
5 Mistakes New Homeowners Make That Attract Pests
...spiders can enter through tiny crevices, too. pests are attracted to shelter, food and water. homeowners should promptly clean up all water and food spills, seal any cracks and crevices around doors, windows and pipes and install weather stripping around and under all doors, including garage doors. obtaining second-hand furniturebuying a home is an expensive investment and it may be tempting to ...
5 Pops of Pattern to Instantly Upgrade Interiors
...p pull off better paint jobs proper prep work is the key to professional-looking results. before starting any paint pattern project, reference these quick tips and tricks: * tape around baseboards, windows and tiles to protect them from drips and to ensure sharp paint lines. * always clean surfaces before painting and only apply tape once the area is fully dry. * choose the right tape for the ...
Design Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen
...decision is to pick a location and pay attention to the prevailing winds. "wind direction and where the kitchen is located could cause smoke to blow into guests or even into the house through an open window," he said. "keep the grill downwind of guests." russ faulk, vice president of design for kalamazoo outdoor gourmet, said the second decision has to do with grill placement. "do you want the...
How Green Is Your House?An eco-friendly approach to home care
...structural improvements correcting any structural issues can go a long way toward making your home more efficient. give your home a thorough inspection to identify and repair leaks and cracks around windows, doors and duct work. remember that poorly sealed attics and basements are also common culprits of energy loss. appliances and major systems upgrading your appliances and temperature cont...
Keep Winter Energy Bills in Check
...en used properly, a programmable thermostat can save as much as $150 a year in energy costs. air leaks. an airtight house is critical to managing your heat-related expenses. you take time to close windows and doors to prevent heat from escaping, but that's only half the battle. sealing cracks around those windows and doors, and other leak-prone areas such as the basement and attic, will help ke...
Why Emergency Preparedness Matters/Tips to Prevent Storm Damage
...shrubs properly trimmed and set far enough away from structures that they are unlikely to topple in high winds? are shutters affixed securely to the house? are there any cracked or otherwise weakened windows that should be replaced to prevent shattering during a storm? prepare for backup power during an outage loss of power is one of the most common occurrences in severe weather. and the finan...
Make Your Home Smarter
...ties are also eco-friendly, allowing users to regulate the temperature while the home is unoccupied, which can mean big savings on energy bills. let a little sunlight in until recently, motorized window shades were a luxury only the rich and famous could enjoy - that is until smartphone technology came into play. with the touch of a finger, homeowners can now adjust their curtains and the natu...
Tips for a Healthier Home - Follow the Four C's from Trusted HGTV Contractor Mike Holmes
...ny nose, red eyes and skin rashes, according to the united states environmental protection agency. * unwanted guests install weatherstripping around doors to seal gaps and repair or replace damaged window frames to protect the home from rodents, insects and other unwanted guests. rodents and cockroaches, for example, may trigger allergy symptoms and even asthma attacks in those that are sensitiv...
Transform Small Spaces into Charming Places
...ore charming feel. recessed lighting is visually appealing and perfect for small spaces. torchiere lights can help bounce light off the ceiling and back down to the room. if the room does not have windows, consider adding a skylight to bring character and light to the space. you can also affect a room's lighting with low-cost or no-cost solutions that make the most of the space's built-in featu...
Bringing the Outside Indoors/Making Patio Space an Extension of the Home
...mp, rattan, bamboo, wicker and jute, with softer textures, such as cottons, velvet and velour for added dimension. light up the room nothing pleases the senses like natural light, so be sure to rid windows and doorways of heavy drapery and other barriers. bring this beautiful resource inside by adding a retrofit folding patio door, such as the jeld-wen(r) w-4500, which uses floor-supported techn...
Shedding Light on Replacement Windows
...windows can bring new life to existing homes by letting in fresh air, flooding rooms with natural light and opening up beautiful views. they also come in all shapes, sizes and materials. important considerations for selecting the right window are type, material, style, climate and budget. type a pocket window is perfect in situations where the home's existing window frame and surrounding wall...
Create Your Dream Green Kitchen
...cksplash recycled materials are the star of the show when looking to add green touches to your backsplash. there are three main types of recycled materials: ceramic, metal and glass. old bottles and windows make up the materials in glass tile; old plates and clay vases are recycled to become ceramic tile; and those old soda cans become aluminum metal tile. all of these materials come in a variety...
DIY Magic to Transform Your Kids' Rooms
...beachy all it takes is the perfect color of blue paint to transform any bedroom into a tropical oasis. carry the theme throughout the room with white curtains, bedding and furniture. then trim the windows by draping lengths of grass skirting along the top and placing several clear jars of sea glass along one ledge. prop a surfboard or two in the corner or hang them from the ceiling to complete ...
Make Your Yard Picture Perfect
...-remove twigs and branches. -pick up and store outdoor toys. -make sure pet items such as shelters, bowls and toys are clean and well-maintained. -remove dead plants from flower beds, planters and window boxes. -rake leaves and debris from flower beds, shrubs and around trees. remove leaves, grass clippings and other lawn debris from sidewalks, decks, driveways and other hard surfaces with ...
Spring Cleaning Shortcuts
... sure the bathroom is well ventilated before spraying them on. -to discourage mildew, use the bathroom fan during a shower and for about 30 minutes after. you can also use a dehumidifier or open the window. floors you'll be amazed at how much cleaner a room will look when the floors are done right. -if you have the time and money to rent and use a carpet cleaner, now's the time to do it. if ...
A Modern Master Suite - Adding technology - and style - to the bedroom
...0 many home furnishings will be activated by means such as voice and sensor. primary candidates for remote control/motorized operation include lighting, entertainment gear, environmental controls and window treatments. "high-tech is here to stay," said emily henderson, hgtv "design star" winner and designer on "secrets from a stylist" on hgtv. "technology can make your life easier in so many ways...
Your bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
...ins. "try several layers of curtains to block out light at night," held says. "sheers and heavy protective curtains can help soften the room visually, help with sound absorption, help insulate the window, and are a great opportunity to bring in some color and pattern." you can leave the sheers drawn during the day to diffuse daylight while protecting against views from the outside. both brow...
Green home improvements that can make a real difference in home value
...you could benefit from adding blown-in insulation to your walls. if your attic is unfinished, it's particularly important to make sure that it's appropriately insulated to avoid wasting energy. -* windows: caulking and putting up energy-saving window film is a great start, but a more dramatic change might make a world of difference if you want to make a sale. replacing your existing windows wit...
Find inspiration for your home in 2013 with the latest design trends
...old patterns, it's best to find the right pairing of both the color and the print to not overwhelm your space. if you're looking to use bright colors, incorporate the patterns onto one accent wall or window treatments. if you're using neutral hues, try using a pattern on a larger scale, around the entire room or even a piece of furniture. "you don't want the elements of a space to fight each other...
Nick-of-time tips to make your home holiday ready
...side table lamp may be great for night-time reading but overhead lighting will be helpful when dressing, applying makeup or wrapping last-minute gifts. simple decor projects like new area rugs and window treatments can have a big impact on the room. if the guestroom is small, adding some decorative mirrors can help the area feel more expansive. updating the old ceiling fan can dramatically alte...
The surprising truth about carpet
...ergies, consider cleaning your upholstered furniture, draperies and blinds also. like carpet, these also need regular cleaning. -drapes and blinds can build up microscopic allergens quickly from open windows. vacuum and wash regularly and consider hiring a professional cleaner once a year or as needed. carpet provides many benefits for many different people, including those with allergies. so b...
Cleaning Made Simple
...me general purpose cleaners may contain acids, bleach or ammonia that could break down the sealer on natural stone, making the surface more likely to stain. -brighten up the bathroom by cleaning the window, mirrors, light fixtures and even the light bulbs with multipurpose surface wipes. kitchen take care of those areas that might not get daily attention. -empty the refrigerator and toss any...
Painting Kids' Rooms: Tips and Tricks to Get it Right
...e need to use two painting products. * work from the ceiling down to the baseboards. do one entire wall or area at a time. * use wide masking tape to mask off areas you don't want to paint, such as window panes or trim. * use a roller to paint in blocks of roughly 4 x 4 feet. paint adjacent blocks before each previous block dries to help blend the edges. * paint molding and woodwork with a bru...
Freshen Up Your Home, Naturally
...hem and your kitchen's surfaces in toxic repellent isn't a healthy solution for the home or the family. instead, set a line of coffee grounds, lemon juice, cinnamon or cayenne pepper around doors and windows to create an effective barrier they won't cross. cooking: help prevent unappealing cooking odors, such as fish, from spreading and lingering throughout the home by upgrading to the filtret...
Pest Prevention Basics/What you need to know to keep pests out of your home
...oblem, it's most likely that you also have other pests that are serving as a steady food source for spiders. tips: -remove webs with a broom or vacuum. destroy any egg sacs you find. check around windows, in corners or other out of the way spots. -check for leaking water lines under the sink and in the shower/tub area. -clean faucets and shower heads. -supplement cleaning with proper ins...
Simple Switches to Spruce Up Any Home
...* flowers: if your home receives natural sunlight, try growing plants inside. bright flowers in pretty and unique pots can bring great pops of color in your design.* herbs: growing herbs in a kitchen window isn't just pretty, but it also spices up a room with great scents, and of course makes dinner taste better. creative entertaining with olsendon't stop the refresh at just the décor; entertain ...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...f paint. increased sunlight will help you choose the color that works best with your room, and you can finish painting before the weather gets really nice and you want to spend more time outside. windows spring is a great time to take a look at your window treatments and see if they could use a little love. cleaning your blinds and washing your curtains can give your indoor space a little ex...
Top trends to make your windows look hot this summer
...(ara) - windows do a lot more than just let the light in and keep the weather out. they're both key elements in your home's overall design and in the unique look of each individual room. if you're redecorating for warm weather, updating your window treatments is a great, cost-effective way to completely change the look of a space. "people often switch their window treatments when the seasons c...
Creating the perfect master suite retreat
... the bed frame, paired with a large plate-glass mirror to provide the feeling of open spaces - like the open sea. because the bed will be the focus of the room, keep the shades simple. try bamboo window shades to maintain the casual flow while allowing in natural light. use whimsical decor pieces such as glass bedside lamps and palm plants throughout the rest of the room to complete the theme....
Curb Appeal from the Ground Up
...for watering your plants later on - and it saves you money on your water bill, too. complement with color consider your home's exterior when selecting flowering plant combinations for plant beds, window boxes or front porch planters. with a white house, any color combination will work well. with a yellow house, red or pink blooms tend to complement best. here are some other colorful tips t...
Clean House Naturally and Avoid Toxic Cleansers
...sing inexpensive products already in your kitchen, such as vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. use these tips to clean your home naturally. start seeing clearly: after months of winter weather, windows are often coated with a layer of grime. a solution of 2 teaspoons of white vinegar and 1 liter of warm water can be used to gently remove dust or dirt from all glass surfaces including windows...
Curb Appeal from the Ground Up
...for watering your plants later on - and it saves you money on your water bill, too. complement with color consider your home's exterior when selecting flowering plant combinations for plant beds, window boxes or front porch planters. with a white house, any color combination will work well. with a yellow house, red or pink blooms tend to complement best. here are some other colorful tips t...
What's Your Style? Fresh decorating ideas for your home.
... in ceramic vases or mason jars. scent: lavender & juniper berry. wish you could visit the mediterranean? freshen up sofas and chairs with crisp cotton slipcovers, and white, flowing sheers on the windows. add a couple of bright pillows or a colorful throw for a warm and sunny feel. scent: cotton & italian mandarin. get inspired the first step in discovering your own style is to make a pers...
Tips and Tricks to Get Your Home Clean
...disinfect and clean all of your surfaces, as well as those areas that get the most use. sanitize telephones, remote controls, door knobs and counter tops. take down and launder curtains and wipe down window blinds using a damp sponge. tackle the kitchen. focus on the key areas. using a solution of half water, half white distilled vinegar, wipe down the plastic and glass components of the refriger...
Simple projects to spruce up the look of your home
...f paint. increased sunlight will help you choose the color that works best with your room, and you can finish painting before the weather gets really nice and you want to spend more time outside. windows spring is a great time to take a look at your window treatments and see if they could use a little love. cleaning your blinds and washing your curtains can give your indoor space a little ex...
Interior design trends: Easy seasonal changes refresh and revive your home
...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 options that beg to blow in the warm breeze. next, store away existing rugs and replace with ones that feature bright...
Selling or staying put, 'daylighting' improvements pay off for homeowners
..." says ross vandermark, national product manager with skylight manufacturer velux america. homeowners who want to apply the principles of daylighting to their home have many options: they can add windows or roof windows or install any number of types of traditional skylights or sun tunnel tubular skylights. the easiest daylighting upgrade while adding a window in the wall of your home ...
Simple Tricks to Refresh Your Home
...and spruce up a tired-looking home with a few simple cleaning and organizing routines. here are some tips and tricks for making your home spring-clean right now, one room at a time. living room * window blinds collect dust and dust mites all winter. to clean plastic blinds, add greased lightning to tub water. remove blinds and let them soak in the tub. clean them with a well-bristled brush, th...
How to Keep Warmth In and Pests Out
...of insects, rodents and wildlife. * ensure 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 sou...
Prep Your Home for Months Indoors
...ome useful tips to help prepare your home for the indoor months ahead, making it a fresher and more enjoyable place to be. check the perimeter. carefully inspect the perimeter of your house. check window frames and entryways, since you may need to re-caulk and add additional weather strips. clear gutters and chimneys of debris. be sure to check for insects when putting away items such as garden...
Your Blueprint for a Greener Home
...cut energy use from 5 to 30 percent each year, and it makes the home more comfortable year round. check to see if air is flowing through any of these places: - electrical outlets - switch plates - window frames - baseboards - weather stripping around doors - fireplace dampers - attic hatches - wall- or window-mounted air conditioners if you can rattle windows or doors, you may have air...
Low Maintenance Living from James Hardie
...age of those areas that receive too much water. indoor chores: technological advances have made it easier to streamline household chores and save time. from robot vacuum cleaners and self-cleaning windows, to high efficiency washers and self-cleaning ovens, there are plenty of ways to cut down on chore time. and not all cleaning advances are gadget related. look for multipurpose cleaners that c...
Pest Prevention: Three Easy DIY Tips
...uous stream of formula which starts working within minutes and is long-lasting. simply spray the entire perimeter of the home indoors and out, paying special attention to gaps in the walls, doors and windows where insects can enter the home. patch the walk before summer officially begins, check the driveways and walkways. if they’re pitted, chipped or cracked, consider repairing them and re-s...
Make Your Home Cleaner and Greener
...c" or "no-voc." - buy only the amount of paint you'll need for the project. if you wind up with leftover paint, store it safely or dispose of it according to local municipal regulations. - open windows while painting and use fans to vent fumes. - when sanding or removing old paint, wear a dust mask or respirator to prevent particle inhalation. keep the area well ventilated. cleaning p...
Update Your Bathroom in a Weekend
...nstant color. * an updated shower curtain can add an air of drama, whimsy, romance or relaxation, depending on the style you choose. * don't forget a new set of rugs to warm up bare, wet feet, and window curtains, too. shower and tub. turn these functional elements into spa-like amenities. * simply changing your showerhead can turn a regular shower into a true sensual, spa-like experience....
Time-Saving Tools for Household Chores
...h a spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner, oil soap for wood surfaces, nonabrasive cleanser, microfiber cloths for dusting, paper towels, sponges, latex gloves to protect your hands, and a squeegee for windows, mirrors and tub and shower doors. you may want to get a caddy for each floor of your home and stock them with appropriate cleaning supplies. * a sturdy carpenter's apron. these handy canva...
Savvy Home Improvements
...gly than a single upgrade can. * seek out safety: how sturdy are your stairs? are your walkways free from tripping hazards, such as cracked concrete or uneven paving? how secure are your doors and windows? are your entrances and pathways well lit? upgrading these areas will make your home safer for your family and help alleviate concerns for any potential buyers. * get energy efficient: maki...
Kids room decor that's easy to replace when their tastes change
...te movie. you'll find plenty of disney characters available in easy-to-install and easy-to-remove smartstick. a patented adhesive allows you to easily place the material on nearly any surface (walls, windows, even doors), pull it down, reposition it, even move it to a different wall - all without damaging the mural or the wall beneath it. unlike wall decals or wall stickers, the mural does not rip...
The ABC'S for Keeping the Home Healthier for Children
...prone to allergies are not in the house when spraying fragrances or using strong cleaning products. b is for balance: maintain a consistent balance in the home to help minimize allergens. keep the windows shut and use central air conditioning during high pollen seasons to help protect children from pollen particles that trees, grasses and weeds release into the air. these particles can harbor ...
Easy Ways to Transform a Room
...updating a living room or family room doesn't have to mean giving it a complete makeover. a few simple changes can transform a tired room into a fresh space in no time. give your windows better treatment. * replace heavy draperies - which can look outdated - with a more contemporary alternative. faux wood, honeycomb blinds, roman or vertical shades - there are a lot of options to dress up you...
Get Your House Ready for Summer
...ut as much energy as a 100-watt bulb, but it can make a room feel up to eight degrees cooler. in summer, blades should turn counterclockwise, pushing air downward to create a cool breeze. * keeping windows closed and curtains drawn during the day can reduce cooling costs by 30 percent. * lights, computers and televisions all generate heat. turn them off when they're not in use. quandt belie...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...ve new smartstick repositionable wall murals, murals your way has made it easy for homeowners, renters and even college students to add a fresh new look to indoor and outdoor walls, floors, doors and windows. "easily replied and removed, smartstick murals boast a high quality, lightly textured finish and can be reused and reinstalled hundreds of times," says todd imholte, president of murals your ...
DIY-challenged? Three easy tricks for floor to ceiling
...f wallpaper murals that is virtually diy foolproof. smartstick repositionable wall murals are backed with a patented adhesive that allows you to easily place the wallpaper on any flat surface (walls, windows, even doors), pull it down, reposition it, even move it to a different wall. the material does not rip or wrinkle and can even stand up to a trip through the washer and dryer. muralsyourway.co...
Shaw, HGTV team up for co-branded flooring line - Licensing partnership extends an already strong relationship
...th a branding firm to create a strategic brand extension into licensed home and garden products. the first products from this effort were announced early last year and included fashion bedding and window treatments by victoria classics, utility bedding by natura world and select bathroom accessories by ginsey home solutions. at the time, feinbaum said, “these strategic partnerships will help...
Keep fresh air flowing during dry winter months
... the addition of a humidifier will restore and balance the moisture in your home's air, ensuring there's not too much moisture that can harbor bacteria and germs, not to mention damage to woodwork on window frames and doors. extra tips for a happier, healthier, warmer winter: * reverse the switch on your ceiling fans so they blow upward, toward the ceiling. by doing so, you will reduce cooli...
Cold weather offers perfect opportunity to work on these projects
...s on home improvement projects, there's no reason to put off projects or planning throughout colder months. if anything, it's the perfect way to spend time while hibernating indoors. from winterizing windows to laying new flooring, there are plenty of ways to keep improving your home year round. when the seasons change, one of the best things a homeowner can do is an energy audit. though it's ...
Top 10 home decor trends for 2011
...ve new smartstick repositionable wall murals, murals your way has made it easy for homeowners, renters and even college students to add a fresh new look to indoor and outdoor walls, floors, doors and windows. "easily replied and removed, smartstick murals boast a high quality, lightly textured finish and can be reused and reinstalled hundreds of times," says todd imholte, president of murals your ...
Growing Food Indoors
...rbs indoors successfully is all about selecting the right varieties and having the right conditions to grow them. here are some tips for growing herbs inside in winter. bringing herbs indoors window boxes filled with rosemary and parsley can be moved inside before freezing weather. some of my favorites to grow this way are parsley, rosemary, and chives. there are a few things to keep in ...
Get Your Home Winter-Ready
...lants and trim your trees to get rid of those dead branches. also be sure to clean the gutters on your house to prevent water from building up and freezing. cautious check up: check all doors and windows for cracks or areas where cold air could seep in, and use caulk and weather-stripping to seal those drafty spots. make sure all steps, handrails, sidewalks and driveway are in good shape. brok...
Female Fix-It-Yourself Revolution/Solve Five Common Household Problems
...d join the fix-it-yourself revolution, start by picking up a few affordable tools and products to tackle quick fixes. here are easy tips for solving five common household problems: * unstick sticky windows by opening them and rubbing wax or spraying silicone into the tracks on both sides. move the window up and down several times to work the wax or silicone lubricant into the frame. * fix sque...
Don't Let Money Go Out the Window
...windows can be one of the home's most attractive features - but they can also be the main source of temperature loss. according to the us department of energy, windows can account for 10 to 25 percent of your heating bill. fortunately, improving insulation doesn't have to mean replacing all your windows. measuring energy efficiency understanding the following three terms will help you make sm...
Three Steps to Conserve Energy and Save Money
...st effective locations can save up to 20 percent a year in heating and cooling costs. gaps that leave an incomplete building envelope can be found in every room in the home, so be sure to look around window and door frames, electrical and gas service entrances, outdoor water faucets, where dryer vents or cable lines pass through foundation walls, and where basement walls meet the ceiling or floor....
Cleaning From Top to Bottom Tips and Secrets for a Cleaner, Healthier Home
...rtant to wipe them down regularly to help remove dust buildup. start at the top and work your way down, collecting all of the dust and dirt that falls to the floor while you're cleaning. wipe down windows and walls: don't clean windows the old fashioned way - newspaper can cause ink residue and paper towels leave lint behind. your best bet is to use microfiber cleaning cloths and a professional...
Dare to DIY / Home maintenance you can do yourself
...with warm weather here, it's time to open the windows, swap out old patio furniture and prepare the home for sunny days. this year, homeowners can take matters into their own hands to enhance their homes with diy home improvement projects. hgtv "design on a dime" and tlc "unhinged" home maintenance expert summer baltzer explains, "whether fixing the kitchen sink disposal or creating a protective ...
Three Tips for a Greener Garage
...and insulating garage walls and ceilings can be a cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and save money on your utility bills. this can include weather stripping, installing energy-efficient windows and installing an energy-efficient door from the garage to your house. going green in the garage is easy - on you and on the environment. for additional information on how to "go green," vi...
Outdoor Rooms from Top to Bottom
...d enhance the integrity of a home's architectural style." when adding an outdoor structure, a homeowner should first decide where in the landscape to place it, keeping in mind views from interior windows, sunlight, and proximity to the home. "typical retractable awnings extend less than 16 feet, and a shade pergola can be used to cover a large area up to 600 square-feet," says ostrowski. "a de...
Colorful New Shingles Inspire Home Makeovers
...complementary colors to highlight the unique style of your home or to focus attention on materials, special details or landscaping features. * consider using darker colors as contrasting accents for windows, doors and other unique architectural elements. * lighter colors, with less contrast, can help simplify your home's lines, making it appear larger. * choose colors that respect the architect...
Bali Shades - Bottom Up/Top Down: Shade Types
...bali bottom up/top down shades let you lower your window treatment from the top to let in light while maintaining privacy. or raise from the bottom in a traditional fashion. for bottom up/top down corded shades, right lift means the right cord lifts the shade from the bottom up, the left cord lowers the top down portion; left lift means the left cord lifts the shade from the bottom up, the righ...
Vignette® Duolite® Shades
...featuring an independently operated light-filtering front fabric and a room-darkening back panel combined together into one window treatment, vignette duolite® shades offer the ultimate control over light and privacy...
Silhouette® Window Shadings
...learn about all of the operating systems available for silhouette® window shadings. featuring the signature s-vane™, silhouette® window shadings from hunter douglas transform sunlight into remarkable beauty. soft fabric vanes are suspended between two sheers, diffusing softened light deep into your room....
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