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The Advantages of Using Shutters Over Other Window Treatments

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Shutters are a great choice for your home’s windows and work well in any room and with any type of d├ęcor or style. If you’ve never thought of having shutters installed in your home, note why they can be a better choice than curtains, roller shades, or blinds, and then you can shop with confidence, knowing you’ll find the best window treatments and accessories for every room of your house:…

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Locked Out of the House? Here's What NOT to Do

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When you finish work for the day, you probably just want to get home and relax as soon as you can. So nothing quite compared to the distress and frustration you’ll feel when something stops you from being able to do just that. If you get locked out of your house, it can take time for it to sink in, as you’re so used to being able to come and go without problems.…

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Unique Awning Ideas to Discuss With Your Installer

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An awning over your home’s patio area can provide you with some shade and shelter from hot summertime sun when you’re trying to relax outside. Awnings over your home’s windows can also provide shade for the interior space, and help protect windows from water damage during a downpour. While awnings are very functional and a great choice for any home, you may not like the idea of having a window treatment, or any exterior feature on your home, that makes your house look just like every other one in the neighbourhood.…

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What Many Homeowners Ask About Concrete Tiles

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Concrete tiles in a home may not sound very attractive, but one advantage of concrete is that the surface can be stamped to look like stone or a mosaic tile, as well as painted, stained, or buffed to a high gloss. This ensures that concrete tiles used inside a home look nothing like an exterior driveway! If you’re looking for a new flooring option for your home, note a few questions that many homeowners ask about concrete tiles, and this can help you make your choice.…

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How to Add More Hygge to Your Home

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Hygge is a Danish word which roughly translates to ‘cosiness’ or ‘living well’. It’s all about creating spaces that are warm, welcoming, and pleasant to spend time in. Think relaxing by a log fire with a warm mug of tea, or curling up in a big armchair with your favourite book. Incorporating more hygge into your home is the perfect way to make it feel ten times cosier all year round.…

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Don't Make These Simple But Very Common Mistakes When Choosing Curtains

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Curtains are a great choice for any home, as the fabric of curtains can warm up a somewhat sparse room or add softness against stark leather furniture. Thick curtains can even insulate a room so you lose less air conditioning and heating through the year and hear less noise from your neighbours or a nearby roadway. As it can be a challenge to pick out just the right curtains for your home, consider a few simple but very common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.…

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Pros and Cons Of Including A Kitchen Island In Your Renovation Design Plan

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There is a lot to consider when you are planning the design for your kitchen renovation. As a first-time homeowner, you want to make sure you get the biggest bang for your buck when your home’s kitchen gets a revamp. The ultimate goal is to increase the overall value of your home without overspending. Many designers recommend the inclusion of an island in a kitchen which only has minimal countertop space. Kitchen islands add functionality and much-needed storage, but they do not suit every home.…

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4 Reasons to Consider Rolling Shutter Door Cabinets for Your Kitchen

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There are a whole host of kitchen cabinet materials from which you can choose, but you probably haven’t taken the time to consider the different configurations that are available. Most people go for the traditional hinged-door, while a few opt for sliding cabinet doors. However, you should also think about rolling shutter doors for your kitchen cabinets. It might sound like an odd idea at first, but there are actually plenty of benefits.…

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4 Surprising Reasons to Install Motorized Blinds and Shades in Your Home

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Motorized blinds and shades may sound like a luxury reserved for the rich and famous, but these accessories are actually very affordable and easy to install, and can offer you some surprising benefits that you may have overlooked. Note a few of those here so you can determine if motorized blinds and shades are a good choice for your home’s interior. Security You may know that making your home look occupied when you’re away is a good method of increasing your home’s security, but you may not want to deal with complicated timers for televisions and stereos, or waste electricity running those appliances in an empty house.…

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Terminology to Learn When Planning Your Commercial Landscaping

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When working with a landscaper to create a nice look for your commercial property, or making your own plans for that landscaping and a corresponding shopping list for a local nursery, you might do well to learn some terms and phrases related to vegetation, flowers, and plants. This can help you to better understand your options for trees, flowers, shrubbery, and the like, and can ensure you make the best decisions for your property’s outdoor space.…

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