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Do's and Don'ts to Brighten a Dark Room

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 15, 2014

Is there a room in your home that you tend to avoid? Chances are it's lacking in sufficient natural light. A dark room tends to project a gloomy, forbidding feeling, which gives off...


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The Secrets of Smooth, Even Drywall Finish

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 09, 2014

Drywall installation can be described with those "three little words" that mean so much to homeowners in the midst of remodeling: quick, easy, and inexpensive. Also known as wallboard,...


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Beyond Curb Appeal: When It Pays to Stand Out

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 10, 2014

Popular wisdom says that when you put your home up for sale, it should be made to appear as bland and beige as possible. Well, like a lot of popular wisdom, this idea is only partially...


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Use the Hidden Meaning of Color to Enhance Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 04, 2014

Are you redecorating your home -- or just looking to buy a few fun accessories? Give some careful thought to the colors you choose. According to both Western color psychology and Chinese...


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Murals Add an Artistic Touch to Home Decor

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 30, 2014

Are you an artist in your heart? If so, you most probably use your home as a canvas to express your free-spirited style. A design trend that may appeal to you is decorating one wall...


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Health and Safety Tips for Indoor DIY

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 27, 2014

If you are a serious lover of do-it-yourself, you rarely let anything slow you down. Day after day, you put in your time crafting, painting, building, growing … doing whatever...


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Gray Home Decor -- Love It or Hate It?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 18, 2014

Gray's role in home décor is changing. Variations on this color have long been popular for the outside of your house -- think smoke-hued exterior walls and San Francisco-fog...


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11 Tips to Green your House Painting Project

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 15, 2014

1. Paint for results that will last for years. This has the green effect of reducing the amount of material you use over time. Buy quality paint and never apply it to a dirty, damaged,...