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home : life : home decorating April 29, 2016

5 essential spring home improvement projects
(BPT) - The arrival of spring means new beginnings and a fresh chance to tackle those home improvement projects you’ve been putting off for the last several months. Get your home ready for summer and make it more beautiful, efficient and functional than ever with these five seasonal projects.... More >>


8 must-have elements for a colorful, fun outdoor living space
(BPT) - Mother Nature is the ultimate exterior designer, and she shows off her chops every spring and summer when backyards come alive with colorful flowers, birdsong, warm breezes and the lush aroma of newly mown grass. Is your deck, patio or other outdoor entertaining area living up to her standa... More >>


4 tried and true tips for any kitchen redesign
(BPT) - Tackling a home improvement project can be a really daunting task - whether it's a simple redecoration or a full kitchen renovation. You may feel like you're the only homeowner, ever, to have questions. Renowned designer and LG Studio Artistic Advisor, Nate Berkus, has answered design quest... More >>


Sell your home fast with these 3 often-overlooked home-staging tricks
(BPT) - If you’ll be selling your home this spring or summer, your Realtor will probably talk to you about staging the house to maximize its appeal to buyers. Staging is a simple process that can have a big impact on how quickly your home sells and, Realtors say, how much buyers are willing t... More >>


Create a 'wow-worthy' home entry using fun and free online design tools
(BPT) - Entire TV shows are dedicated to it, and real estate agents say it is essential when selling your home. So what is "curb appeal?" More importantly, how do you create it for your home?Even if you're not planning to sell your home any time soon, some simple steps to boost the attractiveness o... More >>


6 ways to give your home a breath of fresh air
(BPT) - Spring is in the air, and that means tackling home improvement projects you've been putting off all winter long. As you plan for these projects over the warmer months, include steps to improve your family's home environment, both inside and outside. Your house will be a better, more comfort... More >>


Spring cleaning: 8 areas you can't overlook
(BPT) - Spring is here, which means it’s time to start cleaning. While a good wipe down can leave your home feeling clean, there are several overlooked items that could be hosting germs, dirt and dust. So when you’re ready to get out the broom, mop and rags, don’t forget to tidy u... More >>


7 easy tips to create the serene bedroom of your dreams
(BPT) - As life gets busier, a bedroom becomes more than a sleeping space — it’s an escape to a calmer, more serene world that rests the mind as well as the body. To create your own in-house getaway, use these easy tips to “calm-ify” your bedroom and transform it into a more... More >>


6 kitchen and bath upgrades that are 'the whole package'
(BPT) - Let’s face it — once you get past high school, the people who go farthest in life are the ones who are the “whole package,” those who balance style, good looks and brains. The same can be said of kitchen and bath upgrades. The ones that will stand the test of time &m... More >>


Go green to save green: 6 earth-friendly home improvement ideas
(BPT) - From cleaning out the garage to upgrading your floors and windows, it often seems like home improvement projects will never end. While you may be dedicated to making your home a better place, it’s also important to consider how it affects your carbon footprint. Are you doing everythin... More >>


Spring cleaning: 6 areas to repair, replace and refresh
(BPT) - Spring is one of the most popular times of year to clean up your home inside and out, make renovations and take steps to ensure it operates efficiently for the rest of the year. But after the long winter months, the list of projects can pile up. This year, focus on six key areas to repair, ... More >>


4 nursery design trends you'll love now - and later!
(BPT) - When you’re decorating a nursery, it makes sense to design a room that pleases you as much as it will thrill your little one — after all, you’ll be spending as much time in the room as your baby, if not more! You crave a room that you can love for its beauty and functional... More >>


Selling your home? Let the bidding wars begin
(BPT) - No wonder you’re thinking of selling your home — it’s a “seller’s market” right now. The housing supply has dwindled, creating more demand for fewer homes.At the same time, according to Realtor Tammy Reinke, buyers’ expectations are higher than ever... More >>


4 simple, smart furniture arrangement tips for decorating your first home
(BPT) - Buying your first home? Congratulations! Now you get the pleasure of decorating and deciding where everything should go in your new residence. But arranging furniture to optimize room layout in a home can be very different from placing furniture in an apartment. You have a lot more to consi... More >>


The answer to overcoming color cowardice in home decorating: more natural light
(BPT) - Have you ever picked a paint color you loved in the store, only to hate it when it’s on the walls at home? Or purchased throw pillows that you thought would be delightful on your neutral-hued couch, only to decide they look positively garish there? In both cases, you loved the colors ... More >>


3 tips for breaking the DIY barrier
(BPT) - Whether inspired by countless cable shows or the desire to have the perfect kitchen, more Americans are doing their own home improvement projects. Laying hardwood floors, installing plumbing and replacing windows has become another DIY task like changing your oil.Consider these following ti... More >>








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