There is a definite quality difference between cheap paint and expensive paint.
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The Thanksgiving table can be a work of art with a small scale landscape imbued with a few expressions that show off your personal touch.
There are all different sorts of ins and outs in design and sometimes you question the owner's choices.
Architects say tine house movement not so much square footage as it is usage.
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People need to spend as much time selecting a pillow as they do their mattress.
Personal portable hot tubs have come a long way since their introduction to the public in the mid-1900s. The wine barrel or redwood tub steaming with hot water has evolved into a sophisticated, fashionable unit.
Don't let curtains and draperies put a scare into you.
Jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts, witches and trick or treating are all part of Halloween. But how did it start?
Baby on the way? One of the most immediate is preparing a special living space for the impending arrival.
If you love your write-on-'em chalkboard wall fine but if you feel that style is old make the switch to latex.
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A foyer sets the tone for the rest of the home.
Kitchen renovations: you don't necessarily have to spend a lot of money in order to have a large impact.
Determining the best style and proper scale of a cabinet for your home is just as important as how it's built.
Pomegranate bugs can be defeated
It's OK to be a beginner or to be oblivious to what decorators consider "the basics."
Exterior shutters can induce shudders when they are installed incorrectly or neglected near the windows on a home.
The merging of traditional rug weaving with fresh design insights, technology and expanded color palettes has opened the door to an explosion of styles.
The holidays are upon us. Americans are predicted to spend more money than we have, create 25 percent more waste equalling 1 million extra tons of trash, and throw away 33 percent more. Our consumption model is based on an economic model of endless growth. We have been taught that in order to be prosperous, we must have economic growth. But can this continue to be true on a finite planet? We are running out of resources to sustain this growth. At our present rate of consumption, we will need at least three planets in order for everyone to consume at the same rate as developed countries like the United States.
Grape leaf skeletonizers have multiple generations during the growing season and protection from Bt only lasts a few days.
It is hard enough trying to stay on top of picking up after yourself and family, but when you have pets it makes it even more time-consuming since they can't pick up for themselves.
Collectors want original antiques and alterations lower the value. Today, more than in the past 20 years, the original finish adds much to the value.
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