If you want to emulate the beauty of ethnic décor in your home, there is one important idea to remember: It’s never too much. The goal in creating this eclectic look is to make the space you are designing stimulating.
To create a safe home, there are simple, low-cost changes that can be made to increase comfort, safety and accessibility for adults, children, seniors and those with disabilities. Most products referred to here are available at big-box or local hardware stores.
“How long will it take?” is a question builders hear a lot. People who haven’t built before often have an unrealistic concept of how long it can take to plan, budget, permit and build a home. Many variables can affect the timetable.
Wonderfully designed florist bouquets add beauty to any room. But it can be challenging to ensure they stay gorgeous for more than a day or two. This is especially true with Valentine’s Day bouquets. Oftentimes, roses are harvested weeks in advance of Feb. 14 and kept in cool storage by the grower. Because this is a common practice, it may take a bit more of your involvement than normal to keep the blooms looking good for their intended five-to-seven-day vase life. Here are some ways you can keep the bloom — and your décor — fresh.
Patterns, whether on fabrics, rugs or walls, can liven up a room and add personality. To those not familiar with using patterns, it can be a little overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
The Environmental Protection Agency reports that if every household in the United States replaced just one standard incandescent light bulb with an energy-efficient one, the nation would save about $600 million in energy costs annually — enough to power 3 million homes for a year. While incandescent bulbs are being phased out, there still are a variety of lighting options to consider. Here is information on bulb types to help you replace your incandescent bulbs.