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inspiration board

Help Discover Your Style with an Inspiration Board

Editor’s note: This is a follow-up to Melissa Michaels’ “Inspire Your Rooms” tips—read them here. The excerpt was adapted from her book, “Simple Decorating: 50 Ways to Inspire Your Home,” published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon. Used by permission. What do you … read more

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Downsize Your Home
Downsizing, Part 1

Downsize Your Home — Upgrade Your Life!

Why downsize? Just look around your home or any other. Americans love stuff, and we consume more than people in any other country. We live in larger homes than any other country. We like having our things — they bring us comfort and … read more

Wilsonart laminate counter (back wall) in Asteroid 9214CM (Photo courtesy Wilsonart)

Solid as a Rock — Tips on Selecting the Best Countertop for Your Project

Countertops are the workhorse of both the kitchen and bathroom. They are used for a myriad of tasks including preparing food, paying bills and doing homework, serving buffet food, holding small appliances, facilitating daily hygiene routines and more. They are subjected to a … read more

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Sink allowing easy access for wheelchairs

Planning to “Age In Place”

If you are planning to stay there into your “golden” years, it is smart to plan with “aging in place” in mind when you are building or remodeling your home. Some people want to have a “forever home” where they can live well … read more

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Bathroom Upgrades

Bathroom Upgrades for Improving Style and Function

It seems bathrooms are often the most neglected rooms in the house when it comes to sprucing things up. Naturally, the main bath or powder room gets the most attention, since it is the “company bathroom.” When the time comes to remodel or … read more

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(Photo courtesy M S International)

Give Your Shower a Makeover with Natural Stone

When it comes to beauty, few building materials can compete with natural stone. One-of-a-kind markings, dramatic colors and rich finishes make it a popular choice, especially in bathrooms where it can transform a utilitarian space into a spa-like retreat. Long considered a great … read more

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Redwood

Greener by Nature: The Sustainable Advantages of Redwood

Homeowners today embrace sustainable choices for their homes as a matter of fact. What was pigeonholed as a privileged choice even a decade ago has grown more accessible, both in terms of price and availability. What many people may not realize is that … read more

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Linear Fireplaces

Ideas for Trendy Finishes for Your New Home or Remodel

Whether you are remodeling or building, there are a variety of trends and fun finishes that you can incorporate to give your home extra style and personal flair. Tile continues to be big in all types, styles and formats for a variety of … read more

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