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Home Decor

Focus On Kitchens

If there’s one lesson we’ve all learned by now, it’s the fact that the kitchen functions as the hub of the home.  From spacious luxury designs to compact starter plans, this area becomes the focal point of every house. If you still question the necessity of a large, open kitchen, just observe what happens […]

INTERIOR DESIGN ELEMENTS – A Space of Your Own

What makes a home inviting? As with any discussion of design elements, the answer is usually quite subjective. Diverse personal preferences make it difficult to nail down specifics, but a few general guidelines can help increase the attraction and comfort of several areas in your home.

The front door and entry, for instance, require special […]

Top 10 Home Decor Trends for 2009

(ARA) – More and more Americans today are looking at their homes as a place of refuge in a stressful world of challenges and economic instability. Instead of going out to dinner or social events, they’re cocooning with their families. Now, more than ever, their homes need to be restful and soothing, yet stylish […]

Beat the Winter Blahs with Home Decorating Projects

(ARA) – For many of us, the return of winter means six months of snow, sleet and colder temperatures that force us to take cover indoors. Being stuck inside month after month can leave anyone a little bored. That’s what makes winter an ideal time to tackle easy, do-it-yourself indoor home improvements.

Staying busy with […]

BATHROOM MIRRORS

Looking Good Never Looked So Good
By Reggie VanNostrand

For nearly as long as there have been faces, there have been mirrors–of one type or another.

Our first ancestors saw their reflections in calm pools of water. Later, they hammered metal smooth enough to reflect their faces (the Bible even mentions mirrors of brass). The Romans and […]

BATHROOM LIGHTING

People should pay attention to the lights that surround their bathroom mirror “because it affects their own appearance… . Mirror lighting needs to be bright but not glaring, accurate yet flattering,” say the people at Elflist.com (which stands for Efficient Light Fixtures, a non-profit lighting education group in Seattle that’s sponsored by local electric […]

CHOOSING A BATHROOM SINK

Years ago, choosing a bathroom sink meant choosing between cast iron or vitreous china. But take a look at today’s bathroom sinks. They come in fired clay, brass, copper, stainless steel, marble, granite, soapstone, glass, nickel, solid-surface materials like Corian, and composite materials made of ground stone and polymer. These sinks also come in […]