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Is Re-upholstering a Sofa or Chair Worth the Cost?

Your favorite old chair, or that sofa in your aunt’s basement – are they worth recovering? I’m asked this question often, since it seems there are many inexpensive options for upholstered furniture on the market. However, those bargains may not be what they seem – with upholstery, it’s what you don’t see that matters. Before […]

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Renovating Your Home Now for Added Value Later

The current slow real estate market may have some homeowners feeling trapped in their current property, and others looking to purchase finding their buying power diminished.  How can we enjoy the home we live in when it is not our dream home? Tackle those small and medium sized renovation projects while the market is slow, […]

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Tips for Decorating Resort Rental Property

Beachfront income properties have their own particular set of concerns when it comes to interior design.  Condo packages may meet budget goals, but often contain inferior quality pieces that don’t last.   Vacation renters inflict heavy use; they track in sand, walk on carpets dripping wet, sit on furniture in wet bathing suits, and set drinks […]

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Design Your Home for Organization

When a home is truly organized, it allows the homeowner to function smoothly and handle all the things on her plate each day. When everything has a place, the home is easy to keep clean and everyone in the family can help keep things running. Use interior design to incorporate the items you use often into furnishings that are part of daily life.

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Pet Friendly Home: Love living with your Pet

SO MANY OF US pet owners consider our pets a family member. And they typically are treated as such. We give them treats and toys and so much love. They romp around the house and take naps on their favorite piece of furniture. They express how much they’ve missed us by the wagging their tails […]

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10 Steps to a Healthier Home Environment

Indoor air is three times more polluted than outdoor air, and according to the EPA, is considered one of the top 5 hazards to human health. Take steps to improve air quality and freshen the air in your home by introducing live plants such as ivy, spider plants and peace lily. All have the natural quality of absorbing formaldehyde and other unhealthy chemicals.

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Designing The Pet-Friendly Home

With wise choices in furniture, fabrics, and flooring, your home can be both elegant and pet-friendly. Learn which materials are easiest to clean and most durable, as well as stylish.

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Three Things to Think About When Choosing Your Floors

Here are some key things to ask when purchasing floors: How often do I need a professional to come in and steam or clean my floors? Is it a 15, 25 or 30 year warranty? That is where a professional flooring sales representative or interior designer truly comes in handy.

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How to Wash a Slipcover

If your slipcover is 100% cotton and has been preshrunk, you can easily wash it at home. Most large slipcovers, like sofas, will fit nicely into two laundry loads, usually one for the cushions and one for the body of the sofa.

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