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If you live in an older home, you might have a curtain rod conundrum. You may have plaster walls that crumble easily and don’t take kindly to being drilled or nailed.  Or maybe you live in an apartment and your landlord strictly forbids drilling holes in the wall.  Either way, you might be...

Exterior Remodeling

Choosing historical paint colors can be a trip back in time to discover what the colors of the past actually looked like. The somber and muted tones which appear when layers of paint -- altered by time, sunlight and weather -- are scraped away from old surfaces isn't a fair example of what...

Fall Design and Decor Tips

The fall season evokes thoughts of home and hearth, as families and friends eagerly anticipate reconnecting with one another amid busy lives. Of course, most want a fall design and décor that will impress, and help decompress, impending company – one with that autumn sensibility that exudes...

Kitchen Cabinets and Islands

When it comes to kitchen remodeling projects, new appliances may be pricey and flooring costs may floor you, but kitchen cabinets can be the single biggest expense of all. That's why it literally pays to take a close look at what you've already got and consider the options...

Deck and Patio Planning and Building

When the weather turns pleasantly warm, most of us jump at the chance to open the windows, replace our door and window screens and let fresh air provide soothing, natural ventilation to our stale winterized homes.  But storm doors can be clunky and partially obstruct your view, and sliding...

Cabinets

Even if you have a nice looking kitchen, consider painting kitchen cabinets that have a few minor scratches or marks on them.   Painting kitchen cabinets is a fairly easy project that can add life to cabinets that need a pick up in the appearance department, but that operate perfectly...