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Feng Shui Decorating For a Smaller Living Space

Feng Shui has been around for thousands of years in the Far East but it is only over the past few decades that the rest of the world has really taken an interest. Applying its sometimes complicated principles to a large home can be challenging but If you are faced with the challenge of applying … Continue Reading




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Home Improvement and Your Pet’s Safety

A big home improvement or remodeling project can, and usually does disrupt life for everyone in the household for a while and that of course includes your pets. And while you can explain to even the youngest kids just why all the upheaval is necessary, your pets are just not going to understand. All they … Continue Reading




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Creating a Year Round Patio Space the Easy Way

There really is something rather special about sitting outside on the patio around sunset, a nice glass of something to drink in hand and just admiring the scenery. Too many people though abandon their beautiful patios the second that summer ends though, which in many ways is a shame. You do not have to be … Continue Reading




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Simple Ways to Prevent Mould Damage in Your Home in 2015

Homeowners have good reason to shudder when they are told ‘you’ve got mould’, as far from just being ugly and stinky (which it most certainly is) mould can also cause serious damage to both your home and your health. As most people are beginning to think about the home maintenance tasks they will need to … Continue Reading




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Easy Ways to Reduce Winter Window Condensation

Window condensation is irritating and ugly to look at (except to kids who like to trace pictures in it) but, as many homeowners already know, it can do its fair share of damage too, both in the short term and over a period of time. From perennially damp drapes and blinds to rotting window sills … Continue Reading




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Taking a Stylish Yet Functional Approach to Lighting Your Bedroom

  Whether yours is little more than a box room or a grand master suite you probably make use of your bedroom for more than just sleeping in. While a darkened bedroom is certainly usually conducive to slumber it is of little use for anything else. Therefore using modern lighting techniques to get the lighting … Continue Reading




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What You Don’t Know About Your Bathroom Could Hurt You

How much do you really know about your bathroom? Or to be more specific the water that flows there and all of the plumbing that goes into making a bathroom function? Probably less than you think and what you don’t know could cost you dearly. Here then are some of the things you should know … Continue Reading




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TradePlatform Craft Corner: Clever Eco Friendly Uses for Unwanted K Cups

Instant, single cup coffee makers like the Keurig machines are hugely popular right now, both as a way to save time and a way to save money at the coffee shop. The little cups – usually referred to as K cups, no matter what brand you actually use – can be a bit of a … Continue Reading




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Easy, Affordable Bathroom Makeover Ideas

Giving your bathroom a facelift and staying within a limited budget is not only possible, it is simple if you plan carefully, are willing to shop around and have some time to invest in doing the some of the work on your own. As a matter of fact, you can have the bathroom of your … Continue Reading




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When To Decorate with Brown and How to Not Overdo It

We’ve all seen them. Rooms that contain so many dark brown elements in too little space that they seem more like ominous caves than cozy retreats. There are though many ways you can use various shades of brown in your home décor that look stunning and really add to the space’s overall aesthetic appeal. The … Continue Reading




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