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4 Reasons to Choose Carpet

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 09, 2014

Wall-to-wall carpeting, once a home decor status symbol, has been overshadowed in recent years by the popularity of hardwood flooring. However, carpet can be a comfortable, affordable,...


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Downsize without Leaving Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 05, 2014

Home downsizing means different things to different people. It may involve selling your current house and buying a smaller property, or simplifying life in your present residence. The...


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Mixed Opinions on Painting Vintage Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 02, 2014

There is a movement currently afoot to rescue vintage furniture. Old wooden dressers, vanities, chairs and the like are being bought at garage sales or retrieved from roadsides –...


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Convert Your Kitchen to Open Plan: Yea or Nay?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 01, 2014

The trend toward open kitchens, which first began back in the 1980s, is still going strong. Decorators tend to love the style and often assume that when you update your home, of course...


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Upgrade Builder Grade with Easy, Inexpensive Fixes

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 01, 2014

“Builder grade” is a term used to refer to home construction materials. It is the lowest ranking, compared to quality, custom and ultra custom grades. If you live in a builder...