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Outfit your deck for year-round living

Posted on Friday June 15, 2012
As most of us know these days, from scanning a few magazines, outdoor furniture looks as good as, or even better than, the stuff we have indoors. As many of us are finding out, it has become affordable too. Read more »

Looking to relax

Posted on Tuesday June 12, 2012
How can you really relax at home? To do this well, you need a home with a relaxing environment so here are some suggestions to create this kind of abode. Read more »

Restore your old furniture

Posted on Wednesday May 23, 2012
If you, like many other ‘collectors’, have a stack of old furniture cluttering up the garage, basement or attic, it might be time to restore some of treasure-trove to functionality. Read more »

Magazines are not always right

Posted on Wednesday May 23, 2012
Many people refer to a nice living room, kitchen or other living space as ‘like something out of a magazine.’ The problem with copying a design seen in a magazine is that the next edition of the same magazine may have something entirely different. Read more »

When all the home's a stage

Posted on Monday May 7, 2012
While the seller is making the home look good with staging, the buyer should take a good look so he or she is not overcome with the stage and forget the purpose of the visit – to purchase a real home. Read more »

Decorating for teens; let color be your guide

Posted on Friday May 4, 2012
Decorating a teen’s room is such a challenge until the parents let color dominate. Read more »

Risks of a home office: muscles, tendons, backs and necks

Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2012
In a home office or home workshop, risk to health is magnified because of the limits of small spaces or workbenches and seating that are not ideal for such labor. Read more »

Risks of a home office: burns and falls

Posted on Wednesday April 25, 2012
Perhaps the last place one would expect to be injured is in a home office. Read more »

Make every square foot count

Posted on Tuesday April 24, 2012
How do you turn a small condo unit or unfurnished rental suite into a comfortable home with a big look and feel? Read more »

Renovation Tips: choose the right fixtures

Posted on Saturday April 14, 2012
If you are renovating a bathroom or kitchen or even a closet, you will need fixtures that fit the space and that will be as efficient as possible in the operation of the whole house. Read more »

When ‘mod’ is too much

Posted on Saturday April 14, 2012
Whether you are renovating to help the sale of a home or to add value to a sale far in the future, don’t be too trend conscious. Read more »

The right product

Posted on Saturday April 14, 2012
Many DIY aficionados still choose the wrong materials for their homes. Paint is a very good example. Read more »

Home offices are the ‘in’ thing

Posted on Tuesday March 27, 2012
Buyers are more critical of the work spaces they need in the homes they purchase. Read more »

The latest about leather

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969
Leather can be a major problem for the home decorator. Read more »