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4 Tips for a More Harmonious Home

4 Tips for a More Harmonious Home

Your home is a sanctuary from the outside world. A place for rest and rejuvenation. Here are four tips for an orderly residence with peaceful and positive vibes.   Clear Surfaces Daily   Things in your home naturally get out of order from ...

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5 Ways to Add French Country Style to Your Home

5 Ways to Add French Country Style to Your Home

  French country style is characterized by a rustic, but elegant, aesthetic that mixes elements like traditional freestanding furniture, wood, and stone, along with a color palette that favors soft blues, off-whites, and yellows. Consider ...

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5 More Sofa Styles to Consider for Your Home

5 More Sofa Styles to Consider for Your Home

When it comes to living room furnishings a sofa is perhaps the single-most significant piece. It's a spot to gather, host guests, and lounge. Aside from its functionality, a sofa says everything about your personal style. Now that you've moved into ...

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5 Sofa Styles to Know for Your Home

5 Sofa Styles to Know for Your Home

Few pieces of furniture are more important to the look and feel of your living room than a sofa. A sofa makes a statement about your personal style and tastes. It’s also that special spot to gather with family on movie night, or to snuggle ...

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3 Great Tips for Using Plants When You Stage Your Home

3 Great Tips for Using Plants When You Stage Your Home

When you're selling a home in Lakewood or Long Beach, your real estate agent may suggest that you use plants as part of the staging process. That means adding live plants to your home in an effort to make it more appealing to prospective buyers. If ...

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4 Tips to Make the Most of a Tiny Bedroom

4 Tips to Make the Most of a Tiny Bedroom

Bedrooms are sanctuaries where you can relax, read, sleep, recharge and renew. If the footprint of your bedroom is very small, you can still make the most of your limited space and create the look and feel of a larger room. Consider these four tips ...

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4 More Tips for Decorating an Open-Concept Home

4 More Tips for Decorating an Open-Concept Home

Open-concept living means open and connected rooms and spaces, and clear lines of sight. Decorating an open-concept floor plan can be a challenge, though, since rooms merge and therefore need a cohesive design. Consider these four tips for creating ...

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4 Tips on How to Decorate an Open-Concept Floor Plan

4 Tips on How to Decorate an Open-Concept Floor Plan

An open-concept floor plan gives families open spaces to gather and offers clear lines of sight from room to room. But for all of its benefits, an open-concept space can be challenging to decorate since rooms blend into one another and need to have ...

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The Pros and Cons of Clay Roof Tiles

The Pros and Cons of Clay Roof Tiles

A roof is the crown of your home—a significant part of its overall look and style. Now that it’s time to replace your asphalt shingles you've been seriously considering swapping them out with clay tiles. You've always loved the look of ...

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What Is a Mediterranean-Style Home?

What Is a Mediterranean-Style Home?

You like the style—the homes with red clay roof tiles, stucco exteriors, and archways. You might even have one or two in your own neighborhood. You love the look, but does it have a name? What you may be looking at are Mediterranean-style ...

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Is Exposed Brick in Your Home Safe?

Is Exposed Brick in Your Home Safe?

Exposed brick is commonly used in many homes and there are lots of ways that it can complement a design scheme. It can act as a feature wall that contributes to an urban, industrial loft atmosphere. Brick that's behind a plaster wall can be ...

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2 Design Trends That May Not Be as Safe as You Think

2 Design Trends That May Not Be as Safe as You Think

Some interior designs create classic looks while others offer throwback charm. Such designs, however, may not always be as safe as they are beautiful. Consider these two trends that may need to be modified for safety inside of your home....

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Want to Update Your Brick Exterior? 3 Ways to Do It

Want to Update Your Brick Exterior? 3 Ways to Do It

Is your home’s exterior brick too orange, or too red? If you’re thinking about giving it an update before putting your home on the market, consider these three ways to modernize your masonry if it’s just a little stuck in the past....

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Are White Bathtubs Out? 2 Things You Should Know

Are White Bathtubs Out? 2 Things You Should Know

Classic white bathtubs and basins are, well, classic. White is a timeless color that doesn't go out of style. So are white bathtubs out? The short answer is…No. But what about the rest of the bathroom? According to a recent article in Homes ...

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