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How to Maintain Your House Siding

How to Maintain Your House Siding

House siding is used for several reasons, but mostly, siding helps to insulate the home and protect the walls from harsh weather elements. At the moment, there are six common types of siding available in the market. These options are also very popular with homeowners and they include cedar, fiber cement, vinyl, wood, brick, and stone. Although each of these siding options has its own maintenance requirements, we will try to focus on wood, vinyl, and fiber cement. These are…

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Houzz Tour: A Magical Mansion at Ukraine

Houzz Tour: A Magical Mansion at Ukraine

A mix of Sleeping Beauty’s castle and the cottage from Hansel and Gretel, this dwelling in Ivankovychi, Ukraine, seems like it popped from the pages of a fairy tale. A Tudor-inspired exterior retains expansive rooms filled with daring decor and natural light. “It is the first building you see when approaching the village,” says designer Vladimir Lompier of Lompier & Co.”It is like a greeting card” Lompier worked on this home twice: after a young businessman who wanted a traditional…

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How to Repair a Cracked Cabinet Door

How to Repair a Cracked Cabinet Door

There are many ways that doors of painters Fresno, CA can get damaged. This can be minor damage or serious damage. It can happen as a result of children playing with them or being accidentally knocked against the wall or door frame. The good news is that it’s possible to fix cracks on cabinet doors. What You Need: – Soapy hot water – Gloves – Varnish or paint – Paint stripper – Wood glue or wood paste – Sponge –…

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6 Methods to Create an Inviting Home Entrance

6 Methods to Create an Inviting Home Entrance

I see a lot of houses every year in many distinct configurations: some in-town, and some way out in the country. I’m always amazed by the frequency by which I have a hard time finding the front door of a home. Occasionally I will even wind up in a rear or a side door. This ideabook contains 6 helpful ways about the best way best to make an entry to your home that guides your visitors from the exterior in….

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Book Tour: The Happy Home Project

Book Tour: The Happy Home Project

Writer and editor Jean Nayar started a trip in 2010 to create the happiest house possible, and blogged about her adventures. Wearing her journalist’s hat, her shopping shoes and her job gloves, she interviewed countless experts, toured homes, kept up on new goods and historical philosophies, and undertook all those pesky house jobs that had been sitting on a to-do list for a long time. The goal was”to promote a cross-cultural conversation that re-examines age-old philosophies, observes new trends, and…

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Design Dilemma: Lightening Up a Kitchen

Design Dilemma: Lightening Up a Kitchen

Rich colors can make for a warm and inviting kitchen, but sometimes the impact of dark wood cabinetry and flooring can be somewhat heavy. Houzz user jonsie41 would love to brighten her up fresh cherry and redwood-laden kitchen with milder kitchen counters and accents. Click this hyperlink to see the complete question and share your decorating ideas. Houzz Design Dilemmas While she believes that glowing white countertops may be too modern, black countertops will create the cozy space feel much…

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Guest Picks: The Artfully Styled Kitchen

Guest Picks: The Artfully Styled Kitchen

The kitchen has long been an afterthought when it comes to accessorizing and decorating — a dumping ground for mixed jumble, disposable trinkets and little colour. Having grown up in a kitchen that’s quite the contrary, it is truly eye opening adding a couple of simple treasured items, this once utilitarian room transforms into the most vibrant room of the house. Scour your bookshelves and cabinets for decorative things to move in the kitchen and freshen up your appearance. Bring…

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Cockadoodledoo! Roosters from the Kitchen

Cockadoodledoo! Roosters from the Kitchen

A rooster from the kitchen is thought to bring decent luck, but no one seems to know why or where that folklore originated. Perhaps it is about fertility, virility, or only about the rooster waking you up at the crack of dawn and the early bird catching the worm. Who cares? They are cute, and I will never pass up a opportunity to catch a little extra good luck. Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab I really like this kitchen and its…

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Design Dilemma: Decorating Around an Open Entryway

Design Dilemma: Decorating Around an Open Entryway

“I am looking for advice on what I can do with a long narrow space in the front of our house which acts as an eating area/hallway/entrance manner,” begins Houzz user brennyhenny in the design dilemma posted on our Questions board. Though a number of us struggle with decorating our foyers, just how can you decorate an entryway that is connected directly to the main living area and really make an area of its own? Click here and add to…

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Materials: The Benefits of a Metal Roof

Materials: The Benefits of a Metal Roof

Are you really interested in making your home more energy efficient, including a beautiful and striking major design element, without needing to replace your roof? Consider a metallic roof. While the cost of a metal roof is significantly higher than the usual roof, it will likely persist for a lifetime and it’s practically maintenance-free. The practical advantages of a metal roof would be that it makes your home safer in harsh weather and can significantly cut down on your energy…

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