Handrails, Banisters and Staircases

Handrails, Banisters and Staircases

It is probably something you never think much about, but staircases and banisters are a very important part of a house. If not placed properly in a house, a staircase can take up a lot of space. They can also be ornate and add character to a home. Staircases started...

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Open Shelves in the Kitchen

Open Shelves in the Kitchen

Open shelves are in style for the kitchen. Chose all open shelves, a combination of open shelves and closed storage, or just a few open shelves to display collectibles. Some closed storage is usually necessary for hiding unsightly kitchen items. Open shelves allow for...

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Bookshelves

Bookshelves

A bookshelf is a popular piece of furniture due to its wide range of uses. In addition to storing books, a bookshelf can be used to stow away clothes and tools. It can also be used as a convenient place to keep boxes and cases. Most bookshelves are made of wood. This...

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Corralling Clutter

Corralling Clutter

Does a cluttered house drive you crazy? Do you have small children who leave messes everywhere they go or school-age children who bring piles of paper home from school?  Is the front or back door the drop off place for all who enter the house? Read the tips below for...

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Caring for Leather Furniture

Caring for Leather Furniture

Leather furniture adds beauty to any home. With its soft hand, luxurious look and high durability, it is well worth the expensive price tag. You will want to maintain your leather furniture so that it remains looking well with everyday use. Leather needs protection...

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Coupon Tactics

Coupon Tactics

You can spend hours going through newspaper inserts, magazines, flyers, ads, and other sources of coupons looking for great deals. More time will be necessary to clip and organize your finds and plan menus and shopping trips. You will want to be sure you are getting...

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Adding Color To The Kitchen

Adding Color To The Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house.   Food preparation, dining, homework, and entertaining are some of the activities that take place in the kitchen.  A dull or dreary kitchen will not be an inviting place for the family to gather.  The addition of...

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Carpet Flooring

Carpet Flooring

Every ancient civilization has its own version of an area rug. It wasn’t until the 18th century that the carpet industry started in the United States. It started in Philadelphia, leading to carpet manufacturing all over the United States.  In the 1930's the industry...

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The Original Hurricane

The Original Hurricane

When you go into a bar and order a Hurricane, just like a Long Island Ice, you never know exactly what you are going to get. Since it's Friday I thought that I would deliver a recipe for a great Spring cocktail. A true Hurricane does not include pineapple, grenadine,...

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Top 4 Ways to Clean the Dishwasher

Top 4 Ways to Clean the Dishwasher

1) Vinegar and Baking Soda Our friend vinegar is one of the best all-around cleaners out there. Second, only to vinegar is baking soda in its versatility. When you combine the two you have a powerful, organic cleanser. Take your dishwasher filter out and soak it for...

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More Americans Are Renovating

More Americans Are Renovating

During the recession, many Americans were unsure of what would come of the declining real estate market. Most just decided to stay put, not make any improvements to their existing homes, and began waiting things out. Last week, both Lowe's and Home Depot reported...

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