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The variety of wallcoverings and fabric patterns that are available to us today offer more than countless possibilities to decorating, but selecting from them is sometimes difficult. The process of choosing coordinating wallcovering doesn’t have... 

Of all the paint treatments that can be used, ragging is one of the most subtle and elegant and is the most useful in creating a country style decorating look for walls. Ragging creates a broken color technique, using thinned down paint or glaze and brushing... 

Orchids are among the most beautiful and delicate flowers, ethereal on their looks and notorious as hard to grow plants. They are perceived as delicate and demanding but in many cases that isn’t true. Home gardeners can achieve growing these beauties... 

At some point in your landscaping and home gardening career, you’re going to need to use a chain saw, or even to purchase one. They are a necessary evil for tearing through such landscaping items as railroad ties, landscaping ties and even for pruning... 

Americans tend to spend a lot of time inside, particularly in the wintertime. In fact statistics say that we spend more than eighty percent of our time inside. With all of our modern technologies, and so much emphasis on home efficiency, many homes become... 

Its hard, isn’t it, to imagine a home being warm and inviting without some kind of plants growing in it? Luckily its easily accomplished to enhance your home with plants and flowers all winter long. Many of these plants will be seasonal parts of... 

Bromeliads are a unique class of plant matter, whose class is home to some of the most strange and unique plant forms. There are over two thousand species that are recognized as bromeliads, and they can range in size from a tiny two inch tall plant to... 

Biennials are flowers or plants that will live for two years, as opposed to annuals, which will survive for just one. As a rule they will produce just leaves for the first year, and flower set seed and die in the second year. Some biennials such as pansies... 

 Ceiling fans are beautiful additions to nearly any room in the house, and as well as being highly decorative, they are also functional and can reduce heating costs in wintertime as well as cooling costs in the summer. The summertime is when you will... 

Outdoor lighting has changed significantly just over the past ten years along.  It was in fact serviceable and little more, however that has changed greatly and today, outdoor lighting in gardens and patios or decks has become a part of the overall decorating... 

Any way you look at it, a roof replacement is going to be a headache and it isn’t going to be cheap. Some materials of course will cost more than others, and included in that cost wil be the fact that they are going to be a lot more difficult to... 

Curtains will make or break a room, and can be the focal point, causing the window to be the center of attention or drawing the attention away from it. They can formalize a room, such as with pinch pleated draperies, or make it more informal and more... 

Follow these simple tips to prevent your home plumbing and pipes from freezing during the cold winter months.Frozen pipes can happen in a mobile home, a standard home or even a business if we don’t take steps to prevent it. The reason it becomes... 

Cafe curtains for those who don’t sew aren’t at all hard to make and they look absolutely delightful when they are hung in a country kitchen. Delightful cafe curtains can be made from the white cotton toweling that makes them easy care, able to... 

When you decide to remodel or redo your bathroom and kitchen, its a bit different from redoing any other room n the house by virtue of the different considerations and difficulties that you have to take into account. Many people tend to make a mistake... 

Homeowners can realize great savings in their kitchen remodeling project when they do their footwork and invite bids from multiple contractors. Bidding contractors offer an attractive range of prices for work and materials when they know they have local... 

While do-it-yourself home improvement is the rage, some projects are just too difficult or too vital in contributing to the overall value of your home to try on your own. That’s when hiring a trusted local contractor can save time and money. Cosmetic... 

A Better Homes and Gardens survey reports that most homeowners spend some 40 percent of their entire kitchen remodeling budget on new cabinets. Homeowners looking to cut the cost of a total replacement project by a half or more should consider a smaller-scale... 

The great variety of replacement windows in today’s home-improvement marketplace allows consumers to shop specifically for the exact window style, energy rating, and installation cost that best suits their budget. For homeowners who like a lot of... 

New siding not only protects your home, it can really boost the resale value. A 2005 cost-vs.-value report by the National Association of Realtors revealed that a siding replacement project offered the greatest return on investment among all home improvement... 

In the beginning, lighting our patios was difficult and decks were in their infancy. The basics back in the day were a few bare light bulbs or a little brass circle that was less than adequate and served very little in the way of decorative aid to your... 

Called, and rightly so, the energy savers of the lighting world, fluorescent light bulbs are in fact one of the better bargains in lighting today. They were prior to just a few years ago, able to be bought only in the plug in type that went into the... 

These shelves could not be easier to accomplish and look like they took hours. I built mine directly to the wall, screwing the uprights to studs to make sure that the shelf was secure and was going to stay where I put it. We needed extra space for towels,... 

Stenciling is a great way to change the look of a room, using it as a header or chair rail border, or to add visual interest to flags, fabrics and clothing, as well as lamp shades and myriad other aspects of your home decor. Precut stencils can be expensive... 

The small flags that are available on the market are easy as pie to make for yourself if you have minimal sewing skills, or even if you don’t. They are expensive to purchase, costing between 20 and 50 dollars to buy, and only about 10 dollars to...