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Not all Furniture is Created Equally – You Get What You Pay For

When you go shopping for furniture, whether it's a new bed or a lounge suite, it is obvious that price differences can be vast. Whilst you can certainly get quality items at lower discount prices, generally you need to...

Going for Plenty of Color and Pattern to Decorate Your Home? Try out the...

Living in a nice and comfortable home is very important for us and the way in which we feel every day. No matter whether you spend time at home during the day or at night, perfect conditions need to...

Wood Finishes 101

Wood is a very complex material, and the products we use to treat wood are even more complex. To the untrained eye some wood finishes look the same, but in actual fact they are completely different products, with different...

5 Tips To Cure A Renovation Cleanup Hangover

Renovations can get crazy, fast. Nothing is in its usual place; life feels chaotic; and, no matter how small or large the project, it always requires a big cleanup operation. But don’t let cleaning turn you off your dream...

Choosing Interior Paint Colors for a New Home

The colors you choose for the interior of your new home will depend on a number of factors. The purpose of the room, size and dimensions of the room, and how much natural light that room sees throughout the...

How to Recycle Your Paint

Think back to your last home improvement project—remodeling, painting your house, changing the color of a room. Did you have leftover paint? If so, what happened to it? Statistics show that consumers buy approximately two gallons of paint for...

Reasons to Hire a Professional House Painter

So you're planning to paint your house. The question is do you do it yourself, or do you hire a professional house painter to do the job for you? Painting is essentially one of the easiest DIY jobs that you...

Soundproofing Your Home – Reducing Inside and Outside Noise

Some people are not fortunate to live in peaceful, quite suburbia. Maybe instead you have neighbors who often shout or blast loud music. Maybe you simply live below another family and you can hear them walking about throughout the...

Buying a Stove – Should it be Gas or Electric

Whenever you are playing the role of a consumer, it's a good idea to be as informed as possible. That can't be more true than when it comes to buying a stove. Surprisingly, a stove is one of the...

Selecting Dining Room Chairs – Size, Material & Style

The dining room is an odd little room in our homes. Some homes have large rooms furnished with a dining table, 8 chairs and a hutch full of china. Other homes call a corner of the kitchen the dining...

Popular Home Articles

Removing Stains from Clothing

There are two important steps before removing stains from clothing. The first step is to identify the type of fabric. For example, if the fabric is made of rayon, silk or delicate Belgian / Parisian lace, you will want to take that fabric to a reputable dry cleaner. If...

Energy Efficient Washing Machines

It’s not just energy efficient washing machines that have created the buzz in the last decade. We also have energy efficient homes, energy efficient windows, energy efficient TV sets – anything that’s built or manufactured it seems has to have the word “energy” written all over it. Of course...

Removing Pet Odors – Dog and Cats Odors within the Home

Everyone at some point in their lives has entered a pet-friendly home and thought ‘pee-uw, it stinks in here!’. Oily, dirty dogs, cats with that lingering fishy smell, cough-inducing kitty litter reeking of ammonia, and everyone’s favorite – the carpet that has been peed on too many times without...