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Literise Shades

When you’re looking at how to dress up and cover your windows, the options can be endless.  One approach is to use blinds or shades as your window coverings to filter or even block out light. Picture your favorite room, with lots of windows letting all that glorious light through. You don’t want those cords...
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How to Remove Wallpaper

When it comes to removing wallpaper, everyone seems to have his or her own theory about what technique works best. But Deb C. at the Edina Hirshfield’s decided to put the four most common techniques to the test; vinegar and water, fabric softener and water, plain water and DIF Wallpaper Remover concentrate and water. And...
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More Exceptional Customer Service… Hirshfield’s

At Hirshfield’s, we don’t treat our customers well just for the recognition. We do it because it is part of our mission to share our knowledge and ensure that every customer is treated with respect. However, letters like this remind us just how important exceptional customer service is. We always love hearing about our customers’...
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Energy Saving Window Treatments

Here in Minnesota, there is a common phrase you’ll hear particularly in the summertime, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”  In my opinion, sometimes it is just the heat. And while I welcome these few months when I don’t have to bundle up in 15 layers of clothing, there are days when it’s just...
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Commercial Wallcoverings – Not Just for Commercial Spaces

Commercial wallcovering isn’t just for commercial spaces anymore!  According to Hirshfields sales consultant, Becky Eggers from the Rosedale store, commercial wallpaper is a viable option for larger spaces in your home, long hallways, loft spaces or spaces without lots of cutouts – like doors, windows or closets.  The primary reason for this is an average...
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Paint Recycling & Disposal

As summer approaches, it seems like painting projects begin with a fury. And as you add more paint to your collection, it becomes essential to get a handle on the extra paint you are done with or won’t use again. Here are 4 keys for storage and disposal that will help you: Don’t throw away...
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Did You Know a Paint Brush can Last 30 years?

When we asked Jon Lovejoy, of Edina Hirshfields for some advice on painting and brush storage he shared some great tips. Jon has worked at Hirshfields for 33 years, and just a few years ago threw away a brush he bought shortly after he began working at the company. He estimated owning and using it...
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What Works with Yellow?

Yellow to most people means sunshine and warmth. That would seemingly make it a perfect color to brighten up your home décor, but it can be difficult to know how to use it well, especially along with other colors. Yellow is a great companion. Include it with a cool palette of blues and grays to...
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Time to Paint Those Plastic Shutters?

Shutters can add character, charm and overall curb appeal to any house. But after a hard winter, those quaint shutters may be in need of a little TLC. Or maybe you are just ready to update the look of your shutters by changing up the color. Either way, all it really takes is a fresh...
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How to Tackle Spring Cleaning!

There’s new energy in the air.  It’s time to open the windows, let in some fresh air, get out in the garden, and get cranking on that spring cleaning.  I’ll admit I’m not particularly excited about spring cleaning—on a sunny day, I’d much rather kick back on the deck with a good book and a...
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