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Choosing a Quality Carpet

Choosing quality carpet for an existing or new home is challenging due to the wide variety of carpeting choices available today.

You want the most value for your money, so how do you choose which carpet will wear the best for your home and lifestyle? 

High or low traffic?

The key to carpet durability comes

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Using Color Theory in Home Décor

Since Sir Isaac Newton first invented the color wheel in 1666, color theory has been explained in terms of primary, (pure red, blue, yellow) secondary (green, purple, orange) and tertiary (blue-green, etc.) hues.

The wheel is useful in determining color harmony -  colors opposite each other on the color wheel are complementary, but how does

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Quick Bathroom Beautification Projects

When you’re trying to sell a home, beautiful bathrooms can go a long way toward winning over buyers. In some cases – especially in older homes with bathrooms that have undergone little or no updating – a complete bathroom remodel is the way to go. If you have the money up front to put into

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Knock-Out Neutrals

When preparing a house for sale, an overall interior paint job often tops many homeowners’ to-do lists,  and it should. A fresh coat of paint can bring new life and vitality to living spaces in very little time and with minimal expense. But choosing the right paint palette can be the critical difference between enticing

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Clothes Closet Economics

Too many clothes, not enough closet space?

Where to put your clothes can be a problem, especially if you’re planning to buy an older home or a smaller home. What can you do?

A. Buy a bigger home, with a bigger closet
B. Call a reality TV show for help with a closet makeover
C.

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Investing in Fine Rugs

Accenting hard surface flooring with area rugs has become the latest trend in home decorating, says Flooring Trends, http://www.flooring-trends.com

Custom, contemporary, and oriental rugs are used to accent a room that already has another flooring surface such as wood or tile. These fine rugs are worth the investment because they can anchor the theme

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The Big Picture: Creating a Unifying Color Palette

Just as choosing the right color for the various rooms in your home is important, choosing colors that create harmony from room to room should also be a consideration. Indeed, a cohesive color scheme can make your home more than the sum of its parts. If creating a unifying color palette for the whole house

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Warm Colors, Cool Colors

Red is hot and blue is cold, right? If your knowledge of colors is limited to the clues provided by the knobs on your bathroom sink, you are not alone. For the most part, careful consideration of color theory can be left to designers and other experts. But a basic understanding of the difference between

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Decorating Advice From First-Time Home Buyers

Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens® 

By combining yard sale finds, family artwork, and a few pieces dragged home from the dump, a young New Hampshire designer creates the perfect newlywed home. 

Junk Chic

Sarah Andersen, a jewelry and floral designer, and her husband, Peter, have taken their tiny 500-square-foot apartment on the

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