Home-Improvement

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The time is now to incorporate Scandinavian style into decor

As homeowners look for ways to refresh their spaces, Scandinavian style has become ever more prominent and popular among designers and interior decor experts. The clean, modern, minimalist aesthetic shows up in interiors and exteriors, from streamlined furniture to low-maintenance landscaping. Heres how to achieve a Nordic look in your own home:Slow design and minimalist decorPerhaps the most common association with Scandinavian style is minimalist decor. Less is more when it comes to decorating, and the concept of slow design... read more
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The best way to clean wood floors might surprise you

Although most people envision their dream home with shiny wood floors, many consumers are unaware of the best way to care for them, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the National Wood Flooring Association.Not surprisingly, many homeowners are unsure of the best way to effectively and quickly clean hardwood floors. Some believe mopping with a bucket of...
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House hunting? Use this handy checklist before you make the offer

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — its easy to fall in love.Not so fast. Before making an offer on any property, its smart to take a deeper look at the...
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Add fire safety to your family's routine

Think of all the items you replace regularly — your cellphone, lightbulbs and even your toothbrush. But when was the last time you replaced your smoke alarm batteries, or even the alarms themselves? Its easy to overlook, but the time to think about fire safety is now — before an emergency strikes.Many assume that because they have smoke...
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Mix, match and mosaic: The top interior design trends of 2018

Whether you're redecorating your home, changing up that old carpet for warm hardwood flooring, or just longing for a fresh coat of paint and some new accents in the living room, the design trends this year are all about texture, style and surprises. Its hardwood floors celebrating knots and imperfections or variations in plank sizes and color. It's...
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