Home Improvement Decorating Tips Archive 2017-06-04T19:07:58+00:00

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New Architectural Grade Fascia Provides Picture Perfect Touch To Wall-Mount Sliding Door Projects

Now Johnson Hardware® has given homeowners and home design professionals two new reasons to like the way wall-mount sliding doors

Home Buyers Want Crown Moulding

In the 2012 National Association of Home Builders™ (NAHB®) “What Home Buyers Really Want” study, new and potential home buyers aren’t shy about their preference for wanting crown moulding.

Dead Of Winter An Active Time For Interior Painting

Winter’s plunging temps and higher precipitation bring to a halt many types of home improvement.

Transform An Aging Room Into A dazzling Showcase

Looking for a simple, inexpensive way to turn an aging family room into a dazzling showcase? Inspired design professionals will tell you

Greens and Blues Headline 2013 Paint Color Palette

The greens and blues that characterize the world outdoors are the same hues that will be popular when beautifying our living spaces this year.

M-D Building Products Acquires Loxcreen Company

Acquisition Adds Manufacturing Capabilities and Diversifies Product Portfolio for Commercial and Residential Applications

Creating A Perfect Play Area In Your Own Home

ABET LAMINATI reintroduces its Laminate Flooring, a premium product perfect for areas subjected to greater wear.

Light Up Winter Nights

Light up the night with power from the sun!

Designer Provides Tips For Decorating Windows And Doors For The Holidays

Homeowners looking for design inspiration for the holidays should focus on enhancing their windows and doors.

Get Ready For The Holiday Season!

Here are a few great ideas to help you prepare for the most wonderful time of the year.

Step-by-Step: Transforming A Porch Ceiling

Contractor Steve Roth wanted to give new life to an old porch, so he turned to innovative urethane products.

Accent Pieces Add Character And Comfort

The best part of remodeling or adding a room is when the paint and wallpaper are dry and it’s time to add the special decorator touches.

Creating An Entryway With Personality

Nothing says “welcome to my home” quite like an impressive entryway.

Where Different Paint Sheen Levels Are Most At Home

When it comes to selecting an interior paint for your home, there’s more to consider than quality and color.

Search Underway For America’s Prettiest Painted Places

There are many cities, towns and neighborhoods across the U.S. that inspire residents and visitors alike with their beauty and charm.

You Can Paint Most “Maintenance-Free” Materials

We often hear how certain exterior building materials are maintenance-free. Once installed on your home, you can forget about them forever

Amba Towel Warmers Put And End To Damp, Moldy Towels

Amba Products presents a solution to the unpleasant reality of American bathrooms: damp, moldy towels.

Holiday Gifts For Home And Garden

Finding new and unusual holiday gifts and decor is always a challenge. After all, the tired old choices are not going to excite anyone in the iPad era.

Keep Christmas Trees Fresh and Green All Season Long

With a new product called Vacation, you can water your Christmas tree once in early December and keep it fresh throughout the holiday season.

Deck The Halls: Holiday Decorations And Preparations

The Holiday Season is fast approaching, so it’s time to deck the halls and decorate the house.

2012 Paint Color Trends: Paint Hues Drawn From The American Landscape

The 2012 paint palette will draw heavily upon the natural colors in the American landscape, according to Debbie Zimmer, color expert at the Paint Quality Institute.

Toss The Messy Paint Brush And Spray Paint Like A Professional

Professional house painters have used them for years; now Do-It-Yourselfers are painting like professional painters using airless sprayers – saving time and effort, and with better results.

How To Create A Room That Changes With The Seasons

By planning ahead, you can make it easy to modify your surroundings to be seasonally- or even holiday-appropriate.

2012 Paint Trends Call for Bold, Unconventional Colors Mixed with Personal Touches

2011 was all about embracing individuality in home décor by creating uniquely personal spaces that buck the matchy-matchy trends from the past that tend to force a uniform style into every type of home.

From Man Cave To Kid Cave: Get The Most Out Of Your Home Theater

The American Lighting Association offers the following easy ways to use less energy and save money.

Keep Your Cool While Saving Money And Energy

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), installing a ceiling fan in each living space will help family members feel cooler while saving energy.

Budget-Friendly Tips To Brighten Your Kitchen And Save Energy

Rising gas and food prices may have put a damper on your plans to remodel this year, but there are some economical ways to update your kitchen.

Lighting Can Be Your Eyes’ Best Friend As You Age

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), changing the lighting in your surroundings can go a long way to enhance reading ability and increase comfort.

Safe And Sound At Home… In Seven Days

Making your home a safe haven for your family – no matter how big or small, young or old – should be a top priority.

Get a Grip on Style and Safety

Whether your family members are three years-old or 93, the risk of getting hurt in the bathroom is the same for all ages.

The Recipe For Spicing Up Any Room Is In Your Pocket

Add a dash of elegance to any room or entryway. Install a door-in-the-wall with a Pocket Door Frame.

Add Flexibility To Your Home: Go with the Flow

Today’s new homes and home remodeling projects embrace far more open designs, allowing for unprecedented levels of flexibility.

Fresh Paint Color Can Improve Your Mood!

Repainting is a low-cost way to greatly enhance the appearance of a home.

New Restoration Millwork® Beadboard Offers Industry-First Design, Speeds Installation

The widest beadboard trim on the market that installs up to 30 percent faster than standard width beadboard.

Savvy Homeowners Can Save Plenty by Painting, Rather Than Replacing, Vinyl or Aluminum Siding

Repainting is a low-cost way to greatly enhance the appearance of a home.

Close The Door On Energy Loss With Simple Improvements

Therma-Tru Doors, the nation’s most preferred entry door, offers homeowners tips on identifying their door problems and solutions to prevent further energy loss.

Come Clean From A Bath That’s Green

Your bathroom may not be the first place you think of to make a positive impact on the environment…but maybe you should.

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How To Apply Specialty Finishes For Hardwood Trim

Specialty finishes such as bleaching, pickling and antiquing are popular treatments for solid hardwood mouldings and other woodwork throughout the home.

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Fresh Paint – A Great Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling

Many people underestimate the dramatic change you can make in a kitchen with a little imagination and a couple of cans of paint.

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Keep Your Cool While Saving Money and Energy

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), installing a ceiling fan in each living space will help family members feel cooler while saving energy.

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Help For The Remodeling Challenged

From renovation coaches to design videos, a multitude of resources are available that fit all different skill levels, time frames and budgets.

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Laminate Flooring…A Rich Alternative

ABET LAMINATI reintroduces its Laminate Flooring, a premium product perfect for areas subjected to greater wear.

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New Armstrong AirGuard™ Coating For Ceilings Removes Formaldehyde From Indoor Air

One of the easiest ways to improve the basement space is to start at the top with a suspended, or drop ceiling.

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Every Type Of Home Exterior Can Benefit From Top Quality Paint

When applied to a properly prepared wood exterior, top quality 100% acrylic latex paint can protect and beautify a home for up to 10 years or more.

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HDecoustics Sets A New Standard with Claro-T

Claro-T, the most durable, concealed grid fiberglass ceiling panel on the market today.

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Brick Offers Growing Options for Sustainable Homes

The latest options in clay brick offer increasingly green benefits for more sustainable homes that can help homeowners save on major household costs.

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How To Give Mom A Clever Kitchen Makeover This Mother’s Day For Just $79!

“Giani™ Granite Paints have introduced the world’s first ‘paint on granite’ for laminate countertops.

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Salvaged And Stylish: JELD-WEN Introduces Reclaimed Wood Windows & Doors

For homeowners, architects and builders, respecting the heritage of what’s old by breathing new life and purpose into it is definitely in keeping with one of this year’s hottest home style trends.

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Best Paint Offers The Best Return On Investment—Economics Favor The Highest Quality Paint

In times of economic stress, we all look for ways to cut back on expenses.

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Kohlers Toobi Bath Faucet Line Combines Swappable Colors, A Sleek Whimsical Design

Kohler Co. will introduce the ToobiTM faucet line, a thoroughly original design that combines a clean, modern form with a colored spout liner than can be easily swapped out with other hues.

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CertainTeed’s New Restoration Millwork FinishedEdge Extends Quality to Every Edge

CertainTeed’s New Restoration Millwork FinishedEdge Extends Quality to Every Edge

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CertainTeed Adds Three Eye-Catching, New Colors to Wolverine® Vinyl Siding Line

CertainTeed is adding three eye-catching, new colors to the Wolverine® American Legend™ vinyl siding product line.

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CertainTeed Expands Color Palette for Wolverine® Encore™ Vinyl Siding Line

Wolverine® Encore™ vinyl siding now includes a new Cypress color, a warm, neutral hue that complements popular home styles and natural surroundings.

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An Affordable PVC Tray Ceiling System Adds A Practical Touch of Elegance

The Elegant Tray Ceiling system is 80% less costly than traditional tray ceiling installation.

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How A Thousand-Dollar Makeover Can Make A Home Look like A Million Bucks

Whether homeowners dream about enjoying their home for the next 20 years or selling it in 2, adding innovative exterior décor products delivers valuable character to help turn those dreams into reality

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Foundry Siding ‘Rocks’

Foundry® Stone Siding delivers the genuine look of stone in a simple vinyl siding system.

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About To Show Your Hardwood Floor The Door?

Your existing hardwoods can be the foundation, literally, of a fresh new decorating scheme, anywhere in your home.

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New Wheatland And Lawnfield Cast Iron Kitchen Sinks Make Premium Material Attainable

Kohler, one of only a few plumbing manufacturer who produce cast iron products in the US, launches two new kitchen sinks made from premium enameled cast iron.

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The “Finish”-ed Product: New Research From Moen® Uncovers The Hottest Finish Trends In The Kitchen And Bath

Consumers are concerned with every detail of a kitchen and bathroom project, especially the finish of their new fixtures.

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Beyond Builders Basics

It’s easy to bust out of builder basics and add a few easy and inexpensive updates to make your cookie-cutter home stand out from the rest.

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Simple Tips And Updates To Ensure A Home Safe Home

Start off the New Year by completing a few simple home updates to help protect you and your loved ones from these top home dangers.

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Plant An Organic Fruit Tree During National Arbor Month

In honor of National Arbor Month, www.naturehills.com is offering an exclusive line of Organic Heirloom Apple Trees.

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Solid Hardwood Furniture, Still The Classic Choice

For centuries, cherry, oak, maple, ash and other American hardwoods have been the preferred selection in fine furniture.

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Safety Tips for Painting

The basic gear you need for a safe DIY paint job are: gloves, safety glasses or goggles, a dust-mask for sanding, and sensible shoes with a good grip.

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Psychology Of Color Is Helpful In Choosing Interior Paint Schemes

Skillful interior decorating is largely an artistic endeavor, but there’s some science involved also, and none more important than the psychology of color.

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10 Point Checklist To Take To The Paint Store

The Paint Quality Institute painting checklist.

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Achieve Zen with Serene Home Spaces

Johnson hardware door hardware systems can transform the feel of a space with Shoji screens.

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Want More Space? More Privacy? Think Pocket Door

Create extra space just by installing a Johnson Pocket Door Frame.

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Remodeling Design Influences Homeowner Satisfaction

Homeowners consider outcome and design as the greatest determinant of project satisfaction.

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Werner’s Efficient New Lock-In Accessories Make Household Ladders Work

New Lock-In Accessory System Make Household Ladders Work.

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Solar-Powered Wind Chimes

The new Color Changing Solar Wind Chime gently plays pleasant notes when blown by a breeze, and it lights up in seven changing colors at night.

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Holiday Lighting Goes Solar

Holiday Solar Light Strands use ultra-efficient LED lights to save energy.

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Beautiful Countertops For Life

Artisan Group Granite Kitchen Countertop professional fabricators

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Dow Partners with Beanstalk to Create New Home Improvement Product Line

Dow Chemical and Beanstalk partner in the development of a comprehensive consumer product line for the home improvement and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets.

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Outdoor Décor

Birdhouse, Birdfeeders and Decorative Mailboxes

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Long-Lasting Gifts For Children

Gifts that are useful, high quality, and long-lasting are usually the most enjoyed.

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Great Buys For The Family Grill Master

Getting grilling accessories for the family griller is always a fantastic gift.

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A Recipe for Great Kitchen Lighting

According to the ALA, this multi-tasking room not only serves as the family’s central gathering spot, but it also performs as a dining area, homework station and casual entertaining space.

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Setting the Scene: Put Your Outdoor Living Space in the Best Light

Curb appeal is essential, whether you are selling or buying a home, or giving a warm welcome to friends and family.

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Hardwood Finishes More Eco-Friendly than Ever

Finishes are vital to protecting the beauty and performance of hardwood cabinetry, flooring and millwork.

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Color Trends 2011: Affordable Remodeling Drives Paint Color Direction

Individual style, mixed with budget-conscious decorating, will drive 2011 paint color trends, according to Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert at the Paint Quality Institute.

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NARI Supports National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is helping to raise awareness of the dangers of lead exposure by observing National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week.

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Create Picturesque Style with Richly-Textured Siding

The siding from The Foundry is a new breed of premium vinyl siding that combines maintenance-free living with a bold color palette and the classic natural appeal of cedar shakes and shingles.

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Nothing Enriches A Home’s Value Like the Beauty Of Stone

Whether used indoors or outdoors, stone adds warmth and character that no other building material can deliver.

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Stone Veneer – Your Next Home Improvement Project

Stone veneer adds grace, beauty and warmth to any home making fireplaces cozier, kitchens more distinct and outdoor spaces extraordinary.

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Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Stylish, Eco-Friendly Roofing

InSpire™ roofing now gives homeowners the opportunity to enjoy long lasting, architecturally distinct roofs on their home.

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Egress Window Well Systems Provide Safety and Peace of Mind

Egress-style window well systems provide that surefire exit route for new home construction.

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Sophisticated Shutters Create the Ultimate Distinction

Atlantic Premium Shutters Architectural and Classic Collection shutters are offered in hurricane storm-rated options that add a level of protection for coastal homeowners.

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No Room For A Door? Slide It Aside The Wall

Gain the advantages that pocket doors offer by using a unique hardware system from Johnson Hardware to install a wall mount door.

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Bathroom Beautification Begins At The Door

Using a Pocket Door Frame, you can eliminate doorway clutter and free up extra space in any bathroom by installing a door-in the-wall in place of a conventional swinging door.

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Access To Inside Doorways, Just That, Accessible

With a Johnson Pocket Door Frame, you can quickly and affordably transform any inside entryway into one that makes the coming and going from one room to the next, a whole lot easier.

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Drop-Down Gorgeous – Five Myths About Suspended Basement Ceilings Debunked

One of the easiest ways to improve the basement space is to start at the top with a suspended, or drop ceiling.

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Moen Adds Comfort, Functionality And Style To Pullout Kitchen Faucet With New Soft Grip Finish

New Soft Grip finish marks another design achievement, offering comfort, functionality and style to pullout kitchen faucets.

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Backyard Ponds Add Value, Lift Spirits

Backyard water features, like ponds and waterfalls, go a long way toward adding monetary value to your home.

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Household Candle Safety

Here are some tips on how to enjoy your candles and keep your family safe.

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CertainTeed Gypsum Revolutionizes Wallboard Industry With Sustainable Gypsum Board

CertainTeed Gypsum introduces a revolutionary and ground-breaking approach to improving indoor air quality with AirRenewTM gypsum board.

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How To Repaint A Room In A Weekend: 10 Tips To Save You Time

For more tips on saving time and money when doing interior painting.

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Project Spotlight: Smart Home

Smart homes rely on networking, programming and automation to connect all the devices and appliances in your home so they can communicate with each other and with you.

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Five Easy, Inexpensive Paint Projects To Quickly Beautify Your Home

A little imagination and a small outlay for top quality 100% acrylic latex paint, you can quickly make big changes in the appearance of your home’s interior or exterior.

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USG Corporation Unveils Milestone Achievement In Wallboard History

USG Corporation has created a new lightweight category of gypsum wallboard with the introduction of its SHEETROCK Brand UltraLight Panels.

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American Hardwoods, Pure, Practical and Perfect All Through the House

Certified Kitchen Designer Florence Perchuk of Manhattan says the only thing that retained its individuality and functionality in a home is the wooden floor.

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Hardwoods In Unlikely Places

Design professionals are saying yes to client requests for the warmth, charm and richness of natural wood no matter where it’s used, in the bath, the kitchen, and even the basement.

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Painting Key Features Of Home Exterior, An Affordable Remodeling Option

A little ingenuity can go a long way towards giving your home a beautiful facelift, without breaking the bank.

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Paint Quality Institute: One Home Remodeling Project You Can Afford to Do Now

There’s one project that’s still affordable for nearly everyone: interior painting.

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Functionality In The Home Named Top Priority

Remodelers help make homes more functional for modern-day families

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Break Out The Brushes! Great Exteriors Start With Great Painting Tips

Decks, doors, and siding may benefit from a fresh coat of paint to update their appearance and protect the surface.

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New Method™ Faucet Collection From Moen

Method faucets make a modern statement at the sink in both a single-handle, single-hole mount with optional vessel extension to accommodate vessel sink applications

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Artisan Group™ Launches Marble And Soapstone And Adds New Granite Colors To Offerings

Artisan Group is launching a line of marble and Saratoga Soapstone, as well as adding five great new granite colors to the Artisan Stone Collection.

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An Expert’s Guide To Hardwood Flooring

Solid hardwood flooring is just that; a solid plank of hardwood milled into a piece of flooring, usually with a tongue and groove on the edges and ends.

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Aquatic’s New Cooper Bath Tub Combines Minimalist, High Style With Smart Design

The stunning Cooper tub, which combines elegant, minimalist styling with practical features for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating bathing experience.

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New Exterior Trim Makes Great Impression!

Today, homeowners and remodelers are turning to advanced building materials to get long-term performance from their exterior trim.

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The Importance Of Curb Appeal

Few people will be eager to see your fabulous interior if they aren’t wowed by your curb appeal.

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A New Approach To Universal Design

One way to get the most out of your investment long-term is by incorporating elements of universal design, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

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Natural Trends In Home Lighting—Accent And Design Focus On Bringing The Outside In

Designer Deanna Wish has captured the essence of nature in a series of popular lines of nontraditional Chandeliers and Brancheliers.

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“Tap” Into Expert Painting Advice With The Paint Quality Institute’s (SM) New iPhone® App

A free and easy-to-use handy tool that allows both do-it-yourselfers and professional painters to identify and correct old paint problems before picking up a brush or roller.

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Lighting Makes a Splash in the Bath

The finishing touch to a redecorated bathroom is complementary lighting that is highly functional and attractive.

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How To Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary With Carefree-Maintenance Outdoor Products

How about a vinyl deck that starts in the garden and climbs toward the treetops?

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Before Installing New Fencing, Get The Lay Of The Land

Royal Outdoor Products offers a complete package of vinyl deck, fencing, railing systems, columns and full trim which can be custom configured to suit all style applications.

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Manhattan Home Depot Stores To Stock MirrEdge™ An Easy-To-Use Bathroom Mirror Retread

This practical, easily applied do-it-yourself product can conceal deteriorating mirror edges and transform unsightly mirrors into fashionable furnishing in minutes.

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Drop-Down Gorgeous – Five Myths About Suspended Basement Ceilings Debunked

Home improvement information on Armstrong suspended basement ceiling panels.

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Access To Inside Doorways, Just That – Accessible

With a Johnson Pocket Door Frame, you can quickly and affordably transform any inside entryway into one that makes the coming and going from one room to the next, a whole lot easier.

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Bathroom Beautification Begins At The Door

When remodeling or in new construction, the addition of a pocket door can not only save precious space, but make a design statement as well.

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No Room For A Door? Slide It Aside The Wall

Gain the advantages that pocket doors offer by using a unique hardware system from Johnson Hardware to install a wall mount door.

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Enhance A Home’s Character With Hardwood Architectural Details

Redecorate by incorporating hardwood architectural details and see how wainscoting, chair rails and crown moulding create a greater sense of warmth and indeed enhance the beauty of your home.

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Turn Your Home’s Exterior From Simple To Simply Stunning

With color trim, there are endless ways you can evoke any emotion or personality you desire.

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Space-Saving Hardwood Storage Stunners

Hardwood cabinet options abound as you look to increase the functionality of your family room.

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Rock And Roll Your Next Home Improvement Project With StoneCraft manufactured stone veneer

StoneCraft Industries manufactured stone veneer features dynamic selections to personalize any desired look, whether modern, Old World or mountain rustic.

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It’s A Brand New Year: Make It Look Like One, With Fresh Ideas From The Paint Quality Institute(SM)

A gallon of paint and the right painting tools are all that stand between a space that’s ‘drab and dreary’ and one that’s ‘bright and cheery.’

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Color Trends 2010

More and more homeowners are taking on the task of simple home projects to save money and improve their current space.

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Decorating Windows And Glass Doors With Color

Cover windows, glass doors, shower enclosures, cabinet doors and even glass tables with Deco Tint’s decorator colors to make a big difference in any room.

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Mix – Don’t Match – Wood Textures And Colors; Experts Across The U.S. Urge Diversity In Design

Mixing is the magic that brings a kitchen to life, believes the designer.

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Remodeling? Don’t Forget To Pull Permits

Homeowners should expect remodelers to pull permits for home remodels

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Put Vibrant, Durable Colors To Work In Your Kitchen, Bath, And Laundry

ABET LAMINATI, adapts cabinets and matching furniture to your life style, putting color up front with function.

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Nothing Enriches A Home’s Value Like the Beauty Of Stone Veneer

StoneCraft™ manufactured stone veneer comes in several options which look like natural stone, but is easier to install and more affordable.

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Armstrong Approves Additional Metallaire™ Finishes For Backsplash Applications

Metallaire’s much desired wall applications have been extended, offering homeowners four additional finishes for backsplash applications.

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Escape To Natural Beauty And Quiet, With A Sunroom

Sunrooms, always popular for botanical pursuits, healthy quiet time, and guest quarters; are fitting right into 21st century life styles.

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All Your Painting Questions Answered, Just A Click Away @ Paintquality.com

Before you pick up a paintbrush, visit the Paint Quality Institute’s newly designed website, paintquality.com

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Helpful Painting Steps For First-Time Home Buyers

Even first-time painters can get super results when painting their newly purchased house, condo or apartment…and have a lot of fun in the process.

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Storage On Top Of Your Tub Or Shower Enclosure

A sturdy PVC storage unit that resists water.

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Go Green With Your Home And Save Money

A green home is often more durable than most standard homes because of its high-quality building materials and construction processes, requiring fewer repairs.

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Drop-Down Gorgeous—Five Myths About Suspended Basement Ceilings Debunked

Five misconceptions about suspended ceilings so that homeowners can confidently tackle a new suspended ceiling installation.

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With markets down homeowners turn to phased remodeling

Many homeowners opt to do a series of remodels as their schedules, budgets and lifestyles evolve over time, according to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

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Choosing The Right Ladder Is High Up On DIY Safety List

One good multipurpose ladder, that does the job of several, saves time, storage space, and energy—as well as the extra cost of purchasing multiple ladders for different jobs.

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How Much Is Too Much … When Planning A New Home … Or Remodeling An Old One?

Conventional wisdom calls for a comprehensive plan when considering any major purchase.

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Hardwood Cabinets Enhance Universal Design, Warm—Durable—Functional

The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

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Choosing Window Treatments: 7 Secrets from an Industry Insider

3 Day Blinds, is an expert on how to frame windows with the newest fashions, affordably.

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1st DuPont™ Corian® Design Studios in U.S. Open in Philadelphia and New York City

Created to inspire and support architects and designers, each studio showcases the versatility and functionality of Corian® in three-dimensional applications.

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Fiberon® Marries Beauty And Durability With New Tropical Colors For Horizon™ Decking

Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, has created the ultimate marriage of beauty and durability with its new tropical hardwood colors for Horizon™ composite decking.

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Hardwood Flooring Must-Know Shopping Facts

Here are some of the things you’ll want to know to make the right choice for hardwood flooring.

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New Home Automation Offers Greater Comfort—And Lowers Energy Costs

Electrical contractors around the country are increasingly specifying, designing and installing home automation technologies and systems that can help lower energy costs

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Before Installing New Fencing, Get The Lay Of The Land

Choosing the right fencing can be a bit perplexing when you see the myriad of fencing options available.

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Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary With Carefree-Maintenance Outdoor Products

Now anyone can transform the exterior space around their home into a beautiful, carefree haven using vinyl columns, decking, railing, and fencing that revitalize home facades and yards.

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Create Picturesque Style with Richly-Textured Siding

The Foundry’s Weathered Collection Shake and Shingle panels deliver true-to-life texture and authenticity with the appearance of naturally weathered cedar.

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How Sophisticated Shutters Create the Ultimate Distinction

Atlantic Premium Shutters Architectural and Classic Collection shutters are offered in hurricane storm-rated options that add a level of protection for coastal homeowners.

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Transform A Closet Into An Extra Room

With the Full Access Folding Door Hardware Kit from Johnson Hardware, that dream room can be found right in your own closet.

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The Secret to More Space and Privacy: Pocket Doors

Envision the additional usable floor space generated by replacing a dozen swinging doors with space-saving pocket doors.

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DesignRail® Aluminum Railings Help Green And Beautify The NextGen “First To The Future” Home

Aluminum Railings Help Green And Beautify The Next Generation First To The Future Home

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Lightline® Door Canopies Win Top Honors At Design Journal’s ADEX Awards

The 2009 Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) have been announced, and Lightline® door canopy products from Feeney, Inc. have been selected for the top level Platinum award.

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Low Cost Options For High Style Improvements Paint And Color Tips From The Paint Quality Institute

Remember, when it comes to painting your deck, you have plenty of options to harmonize or complement your outdoor surroundings.

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The Ultimate 2 in 1 Laundry Solution In One Compact Unit!

Two appliances in one, space-saving machines

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Blinds Chalet Offers DIY Curb Appeal Guide

Curb appeal can sell a home faster and typically for more money than a less attractive counterpart.

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A Primer On Spring Home Improvement Projects And Exterior Painting

Many homeowners are planning spring improvement projects and often at the top of the list is exterior painting.

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Re-designing A Family-friendly Entrance With U. S. Hardwoods

A re-designed family-friendly entrance – mudroom or laundry room – is the perfect solution.

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ABET LAMINATI Outshines Itself With Super-Duper Surface

ABET LAMINATI introduces an innovative surface with super shine and super durability to top off 24 solid colors of high-pressure laminates.

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Clearly Clean Launches the Peel-Away Paint Tray Product Line

Only line of trays on the market that contains peelable, built-in liners to clean up in seconds

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Garaga Launches The Third Generation Of It’s Design Centre

Garaga has just moved to a more advanced version of its Design Centre, now providing even further ways of creating a garage door.

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The Joy Of Clean Well-Dressed Windows

Few home projects do more to enhance the overall beauty of family homes than clean, sparkling windows.

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Garaga releases An “Inspirational” Brochure For Consumers

This 16-page brochure is aimed at homeowners who are undecided about changing their garage door.

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ABET’s Serigrafia Raises The Bar On Design Excellence

ABET LAMINATI, a leading manufacturer of High Pressure laminates, continues its tradition of daring, innovative design with Serigrafia — now in a raised Longline finish.

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Simulated, Dry-Stacked Stone Walls from Artisan Precast

Artisan Precast, a leader in the field of precast concrete fencing, is proud to announce the introduction of ChiselCrete®, designed to simulate dry-stacked stone walls.

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Bringing In The Sun With Energy Savings, And A Whole New Vocabulary

Across the country consumers are learning the ins and outs of using the sun to lower the cost of family energy use.

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What A Difference Exterior Trim Makes When Buying And Selling A Home!

MiraTEC is used for roofline fascia, soffits, window and door trim, corner trim, dentil, gables, column wraps, trim along porches and other non-structural applications.

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Invest Your Family In The Fun Of “Eating Out” With All The Comforts And Closeness Of Home

Today, a picnic can be anything from a casual meal on the porch, with paper plates and plastic forks, to a formal picnic lunch, with gourmet food served on good china.

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CMI Unveils 8-Foot Tall Two-Panel Plank Interior Door

New Tall Door Reflects Strength, Simplicity and Security of Castle Construction

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How To Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary With Carefree-Maintenance Outdoor Products

Now anyone can transform the exterior space around their home into a beautiful, carefree haven using vinyl columns, decking, railing, and fencing that revitalize home facades and yards.

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Before Installing New Fencing, Get The Lay Of The Land

Choosing the right fencing can be a bit perplexing when you see the myriad of fencing options available.

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Butcher Block Countertops

Because butcher block is naturally porous, when it is used as a food preparation surface it is very important to clean it thoroughly after each use.

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How To Create More Space In Rooms Without Moving Walls

Closed-door cabinetry or open bookshelves placed strategically as room dividers between living and dining areas, and all along walls, can generate new space by increasing storage options.

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Heated Skylight Owner? Save Energy on Cooling the Indoors with Cellular Window Shades

To cut back on energy use, keep portals to the sun’s direct light such as skylights and windows covered when necessary.

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Your Backyard Oasis Awaits

Easy to install and maintain, self-contained hot tubs are a home improvement staple that provides a great place to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

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Improve Your Property Value: Install A Decorative Water Feature

A water feature not only adds beauty, but it is a cost-effective improvement that can help increase the home’s value.

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American Hardwoods: Nature’s Greenest Choice, Time To Set The Record Straight

Because hardwoods are renewing and so abundant, they are nature’s choice for eco-effective design and building.

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Safe Steps For High-Up Home Maintenance

Ladders in the 21st century come in a variety of sizes and shapes. By definition they are structures made of wood, metal, fiberglass, or even rope, for climbing up and down.

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Handy Solutions for Common Interior Paint Problems

Tips from The Paint Quality Institute.

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Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Machines Grow In Popularity

Swimming and water-based exercises are increasingly counted among the daily routines for millions of healthy Americans.

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Spruce Up This Spring

Many homeowners are planning spring improvement projects and often at the top of the list is exterior painting.

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There Is Still Time To Paint To Make Your Home Shine This Holiday Season

Paint this weekend and turn the inside of your home into a warm, colorful gathering spot for the holiday season.

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Four Easy Paint Steps To Add Color And Sparkle To Homes This Holiday Season

Many homeowners plan to spend the upcoming holiday season at home. They will open their doors to celebrate with family and friends. Homeowners can gain big, easy returns with interior paint by adding a colorful touch to their living space …

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2009 Color Trends—Authentic And Traditional Paint Hues Refresh And Excite The Senses

Color style for 2009 draws inspiration from both nature and nurture. With increasing numbers of homeowners remaining in place, many are searching for options to refresh and reinvigorate their living spaces.

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Family Fun Weekend Painting Projects Save Gas And Improve Your Home

With escalating gasoline prices, many families are searching for local weekend activities. Why not consider painting as that family weekend project?

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Paint-It-Yourselfer’s—Learn Valuable Tips From The Pro’s

With a little planning and the right materials—homeowners can enjoy highly successful home painting projects without hassle and without breaking the budget.

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Introducing: BamLoc™ The First 100% Bamboo Floating Floor For Easy Green Remodels

Today’s homeowners want eco-friendly, healthy living spaces and they want to do-it-themselves. More and more homeowners are turning to strand-woven bamboo for their flooring.

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Household Mirror Tips—How To Preserve, Decorate And Restore Old Mirrors—In Just Minutes

That familiar face reflected in your bathroom or bedroom mirror deserves all the best choices. Here are some tips for proper mirror surface care

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Theme Decorating With Vinyl Murral: How To Sprue Up The House Between Upgrades

A perfectly new room design for pennies on the dollar is just the right attitude for difficult economical times. You can make a fashion statement, even a frivolous one, without breaking the budget.

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How To Build Your “Dream Garage”

Have you ever indulged in honest to goodness home renovation envy? Wished you could even think about a new deck? A classy family room, or … my gosh, a real garage?

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Hot Hues For Unconventional Spaces

Look inside your favorite shoes or that newly purchased handbag and take note of the unexpected dash of colors and patterns.

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Common Paint Problems And Handy Solutions For Better Curb Appeal

Paint is a valuable ally that can help protect and rejuvenate your home’s exterior.

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Basement Remodels Can Be Funtional, Stylish And Affordable

The basement is no longer a dark, underutilized space used primarily for storage. In fact, homeowners’ attitudes toward basements have changed so much in recent year

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All Decked Out!

As the summer season approaches, decks are the living and entertaining space of choice for many homeowners. However, before home-owners pull out that table and umbrella, they should consider re-energizing this space …

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Light And Lively Home Accents Make Decorating Fun And Easy

From “Rainbows” to “Whimsical Whales” and 5-ft. Palm Trees, homemakers looking for an easy way to brighten a room or add dimension to a decorative theme …

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Safe “Living” With Your Home Repair Projects

As getting organized becomes a national pastime, decorative chalkboards are becoming increasingly popular for memos, notes, labels and reminders.

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Nothing Enriches A Home’s Value Like The Beauty Of Stone

Whether used indoors or outdoors, stone adds warmth and character that no other building material can deliver.

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Save Money And Save Your Mirrors …

From the originators of the popular mirror enhancement system, MirrEdge™ comes a fresh new Dove White version just in time for Spring fixup.

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Refresh a Home’s Look with GILA® Window Film

Decorating a home doesn’t have to mean a life-long commitment to the same look.

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Look Out! Are Your Window Treatments Unsafe For Children?

How safe is your house? There can be many unseen hazards in a home with children and pets …

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Adding Pizzazz To Kids Rooms – As Easy As 1-2-3 (And Removable Too)

As children grow up they go through many stages from infancy to young adult. Their rooms may reflect the children’s age as an infant through youth and teen years.

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Homeowners Bullish On Home Improvements Despite Current Housing Slump

While the forecast for the real estate market has been pretty stormy in recent months, there seems to be a silver lining when it comes to homeowner outlook.

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Consumers Are “Brushing Up” On Painting Knowledge According To Rohm And Haas Paint Quality Institute

In a recent telephone survey conducted by the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute, consumers shared their personal painting experiences and attitudes for this common do-it-yourself home improvement project.

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Color Trends 2008—Individual Flavors Influence Paint Color Trends

Fashion runways have long been the inspirational source for home furnishings and decorating color choices.

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Chalk It Up To Clever Design

As getting organized becomes a national pastime, decorative chalkboards are becoming increasingly popular for memos, notes, labels and reminders.

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How “Green” Is Your Home?

Fresh air and clean water are undeniably the most essential elements necessary to any home environment.

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“Go Green” – Save The Environment, Save Money and Save Your Mirrors

No need to dispose of existing frameless mirrors that are showing signs of deterioration around the edges.

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Ikea Introduces Stockholm, A High-End Collection

Velvet chairs, mohair throws, cowhide pouffes, fully-lined, linen curtains: the all new IKEA STOCKHOLM collection looks, feels, even smells “super expensive” at prices that are anything but.

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IdeaStix®/The PodcastGo “Add Style to Your Tile” Contest!

To celebrate mobile content and decorating, IdeaStix and PodcastGO have partnered to bring “Add Style to Your Tile” contest to subscribers of PodcastGO’s free, downloadable mobile service.

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Spring into Exterior Painting – Four Tips from the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI)

With warm weather just around the corner, soon it will be time to begin those home exterior painting projects.

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A Fresh Coat Of Paint Can Help Sell Your Home: Four Tips From The Rohm And Haas Paint Quality Institute

An attractive quality paint job imparts the kind of well-maintained appearance to a home that gives it a distinct selling advantage.

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Great Interior Painting As Easy As One-Two-Three

Painting can quickly and dramatically transform the appearance of a room, an apartment or an entire home; it’s personally rewarding; it’s inexpensive; and it’s fun.

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Paint Color Choices: The Psychological Impact

The words “paint” and “personality” aren’t often used together, but they certainly could be. Studies show that paint and room color can have an effect on the body and mind

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Comfort Color Trends Promote Stress-Free Room For Living And Relaxing

From spicy color combinations to hues that warm the soul, 2007 color trends contain palettes that work independently as a “statement color” or as a subtle backdrop where home furnishings and accessories take center stage.

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Decorating With Paint

Decorative painting techniques can give a room its own distinctive flair. Sure, you can always decorate with the reliable, creative ways to apply paint—such as with a sponge for a cloud-like effect; or a rag to simulate fabric; with a comb to create striped patterns; or through stencils to customize a wall. Or you can flick small dots of paint over a basecoat for a nifty spattering effect.

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Decorative Wall Murals

The use of murals for decorating is currently enjoying a revitalized popularity. They are one of the easiest and least expensive ways to give a room atmosphere, and the sense of expanded space.

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Decorating A Foyer: Three Ways To Make Your Home’s Foyer Say ‘Welcome’

Your home’s foyer conveys to visitors the first impressions of both your home and of yourself. Your home’s foyer sends messages about your overall decorating theme, and your attitude toward guests—perhaps formal and elegant for those who entertain often, or more casual and all-purpose for families with children.

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Home Decorating Color Trends

From spicy color combinations to hues that warm the soul, 2007 color trends contain palettes that work independently as a “statement color” or as a subtle backdrop where home furnishings and accessories take center stage.

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Quick Ideas To Refresh Your Tired Kitchen Or Bath

If you’ve ever looked warily at your kitchen or bathroom and yearn for an affordable facelift—take a few seconds to check out this simple solution.

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Change Your Interior Doors To Create A Great New Look

As consumers of all ages take DIY home matters into their own hands—literally—one of the quickest, easiest and most affordable ways to add personality and freshen up the look of any home is the install new raised-panel doors throughout the house.

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Decorating With Stencils: Stenciling Adds A Hand-Painted Touch To Any Room In Your Home

Decorating with stencils can add a personal touch to your home. Many different stencil patterns are available, and each pattern can be arranged and painted to create a totally unique look.

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The Timeless Designs Of Laura Ashley™ In Ceramic Tile

Homeowners looking to capture the flavor of the popular Laura Ashley™ look in their bath or kitchen will find a range of patterns in classic Laura Ashley colors available in ceramic tile exclusively from American Olean Tile Company.

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Which White Is Right: Home Decorating Trends

It’s amazing how many different shades of white there are. Fortunately, some home appliance manufacturers are keeping pace with several “whites” to choose from in their product lineups.

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Black And White Kitchens: Designing A Kitchen With impact

Black and white kitchens are classic, stylish and functional. Learn how major appliance manufacturers recommend integration of black and white design elements in the kitchen for the ultimate in contrast, easy care and use.

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Finding The Perfect Christmas Tree

Shopping for your first Christmas tree? Shopping for a new tree? The following tips can help you choose the right tree for your home.

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Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing Ideas

If custom kitchen cabinets are out of reach, you can customize them on your own with hand-carved wood corbels and intricate appliques that are easy to install.

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Interior Decorating Color Trends

Color choices and different color combinations can be used to establish different “moods” in home decor that reflect the unique personality and style of a home’s owners. Here’s a look at how color acts on our emotions.

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Decorative Glass Panels Offer A Touch Of Glass

Decorative glass in doors, cabinets, ceiling lights, windows and sidelight panels can give your home a custom built appearance, and new products on the market make it easy for homeowners to exercise their creative talents.

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Unique Cabinet and Drawer Knobs Can Liben Up A Child’s Room

Imaginative drawer knobs and cabinet handles can add a creative flair to a child’s bedroom or play area.

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Low Cost Design Accents Dress Up Any Room

Self-adhesive design accents provide unique decorating options that are both inexpensive and removable.

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Wallpaper Hanging Tips: Introducing The Wallpaper Of The Future

Wallpaper products have improved over the years, making the prospect of redecorating a room with wallpaper much more inviting than you may remember. Here are some tips that can help.

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Paint Color and Decorating Tips for the Upcoming Holiday Season

From festive themes to alternating gloss and matte finishes, the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute offers these ideas to help homeowners freshein up their homes for the holidays.

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Give Your Kitchen Or Bath A Colorful New Dimension With Exquisitely Decorated Tiles

Self adhesive tile accents give home decorators a great way to adorn kitchens, baths and bedrooms with a custom tile look at a fraction of the price.

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Extreme Makeover For Plain Frameless Mirrors

Tired of looking at looking at those unsightly black edges on your frameless mirrors? Now you can easily hide those edges—or update your bathroom’s decor with an easy to install mirror framing system that looks great and costs very little.

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Cedar Chest Keep Holiday Memories Fresh

Once upon a time, cedar chests were used to house a family’s most cherished possessions, and they were often handed down from generation to generation. Learn how you can rekindle that tradition within your family.

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Free Guidebook Helps Consumers With Green Choices For Hardwood Floors, Cabinets

A new guidebook from the American Hardwood Information Center helps homeowners make intelligent choices when choosing hardwood products for their homes.

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Add Style To Your Home From Floor To Ceiling

Elaborate, layered molding add distinction and style to a home. Use these simple tips from the American Hardwood Information Center to combine simple, store-bought moldings for a custom look.

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Turn Your Home Into A Prettiest Painted Place!

Simple color changes and decorative painting techniques can be used to dramatically change your home’s decor at minimal expense. These examples and tips from the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute can help get you started.

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Wrap Your Walls In Luxury–Glossy Paint Adds Sophistication And Elegance

Gloss and gloss/matte alternating finishes are a hot new trend in home decorating. Learn how sheen variations can add a unique new quality to your home decorating efforts.

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Ceilings Add Style & Texture

Ceilings are a natural starting point for homeowners interested in creating a home decor that sets your home apart.

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Bathroom Redecorating Tips

New trends in bathroom redecorating are focusing on warm whites, bones, parchments and the full range of earthtones.

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Choosing Paint Colors: Paint Is Today’s Most Important Decorating Tool

Painting is the easy part … it’s choosing the right colors that sets most home owners off. These tips from major paint manufacturers can help you find your own path to color success.

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