White Wall Decor: 7 Temporary Decorating Solutions For Boring White Walls (Great For Renters!)

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Renters (who aren't permitted to paint the walls) and homeowners (who want decorating alternatives that are only temporary) will appreciate the following white wall decor ideas.There's no time like the present to get yourself out of a decorating rut. And there's nothing worse than dealing with boring white walls!All of the following white wall decor ideas are perfect for renters and anyone who is slow to commit to a decorating scheme that's permanent.  … [Read more...]

Metal Wall Art Ideas For Every Room In Your House

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My all-time favorite decorative accent in interior design is... metal!Just about every wall in our home that has something decorative on it has at least one metal accent.Metal is just so rustic... and bold... and adds another dimension to home decorating. It's not flat and 2-dimensional like most other aspects of art and home decor. Metal is 3-dimensional and adds a solid, timeless feel to the space.Following are some of the metal-accented pieces of art that have made their way … [Read more...]

Best Picture Hanging Tips: How To Hang Pictures & Artwork On The Wall Like A Pro

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Pictures can bring life to a room and help to create just the right atmosphere for your home.If you're like me, then making sure that all pictures hang straight on the wall is a huge deal.I hate it when I hang pictures only to spend forever adjusting and re-adjusting them in an attempt to get them all to hang just right. Following are the best picture hanging tips you should use every time you hang new photos on your wall... #1  Pictures should be hung at eye … [Read more...]

Looking For A Good Fogless Shower Mirror?… We Finally Found The Best Fog Free Mirror!

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Jim is a guy who shaves his head bald. He's been doing so for over 10 years now. That means a fog free mirror in the shower is pretty much a necessity in order for him to maintain a smooth scalp on a daily basis.We've tried a number of other fog free mirrors in the past, and we even went so far as to meet with a mirror & glass company to custom design one for the master bathroom in our new log home (which we haven't started to build yet). That one has built-in wires that heat up, keeping the … [Read more...]

How To Deep Clean Your House – Inside And Out!

Some of the times when you might want to give your home a deep cleaning include:Prior to movingBefore guests come for an overnight stayAt the start of each season (fall, spring, winter, summer)Before putting your house up for saleThat said, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what to do and where to start.Here are a few tips to help you deep clean your home -- inside and out. … [Read more...]

Do You Know What The Top 10 Bathroom Upgrades Are?

According to The Family Handyman (February 2006), the top upgrades and remodeling projects for bathrooms are:1. Whirlpool tubs. "Water-jet" tubs ($800 to $8,000) provide a more powerful water stream. "Air-jet" tubs ($1,200 to $20,000) massage by blasting air through tiny holes. When it comes to whirlpool tubs, some people prefer the tingle of air massage; others find it too gentle. Air-jet tubs are often louder and incoming air cools the water faster.Did you know?... When you look at prices … [Read more...]