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28
Jul

How to Make Your Paint Last

Walls exude a certain freshness when recently painted. It can make any room feel new, but conversely feel dated when not properly cared for. Maintaining your walls doesn’t begin or end when you cover it with paint. To keep the color appealing to the eye, there are certain tips you should keep in mind.
26
Jul

Create Your Own Personal Paradise With Paint

  Paint Palette Refresh bathrooms and kitchens with a summer palette inspired by undiscovered beaches, exoctic follage and crystal-clear waters. Designed to use as accents, tropical greens, aquas and teals create a vibrant trio. A cool and warm pair of tinted sand whites bring a calming contrast to the vivacious brights. Create your own personal...
FRONT DOOR: Aegean Teal 2136-40, Aura® Grand Entrance®, Satin WALLS: Gray Cashmere 2138-60, Aura®, Eggshell TRIM: Atrium White OC-145, Aura, Semi-Gloss.
18
Jun

Friday Finds: Front Door Design

Summer is upon us, which means warm weather and superb days are ahead! While taking in the beauty of the summer season, take a moment to reflect on your front door. The front door of your home is like the cover on a book, the wrapping on a present, or the icing on a cake...
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01
Jun

Remove Peeling Stain From a Wood Deck

How to remove peeling finish from your deck with these DIY tips. Even the best deck stain will flake away eventually. The best way to deal with a peeling deck is to remove the offending paint or stain and begin from scratch. You’ll need to remove the damage, sand the surface, recondition, and then restain....
31
Mar

Window Treatment Tips

Although window treatments can sometimes be overlooked in favor of paint colors and furniture, they’re one of the easiest ways to add flair or dimension to a room without requiring a major overhaul. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing window treatments: Function should be considered first. We always want to address...
18
Feb

Wallpaper Solutions for Your Home

Fabric-Backed Vinyl Wallpaper Fabric backed vinyl wallpaper offers you durability and style —  with designs ranging from traditional to contemporary. This wallpaper has durable fabric backing and a vinyl surface, which makes it almost invincible. They’re a superhero against dings, scratching, stains and standard wear and tear without being damaged. The benefits of fabric-backed vinyl...
09
Feb

Condensation: Should you Keep your Shades Open in Winter?

To Open or Not to Open? That is the Question. When Arctic air descends upon Minnesota—or, even worse, a polar vortex—it’s all you can do to stay warm when you venture outdoors. It can be hard on your furnace to keep your house comfortable indoors, too. You want to maximize the extra energy efficiency your...
19
Oct

October is National Window Covering Safety Month

  We expect parents to cover electrical outlets, put gates on stairs, and childproof their doors and cabinets, but we often forget about the hidden danger of the cords from window coverings. Yet the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants...
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17
Jul

3 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

  Looking to update your home for the season but don’t have the budget for a major renovation? Do it right with these three easy DIY paint projects that can each be done in just a day. “The seasonal transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to freshen up,” says Sharon Grech, color...
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