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Landscape Lighting Design Tips

There are few things quite as pleasing as an artfully lit landscape, but it can be a surprising challenge to make it appear natural. Read on for tips on how to design and layout landscape lighting in your yard.

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Elegant Extras: Adding Molding to Your Home

Read on to find out about crown molding, chair rail, and wainscoting that can transform even the most modest home into a design dream.

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Tile floor.

Flooring Options: Choosing The Right Floor

There many options available when choosing a new floor for your house. Read on to find out about the advantages and cost of flooring from tile and carpet to hardwood and laminate.

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Faux Textured Wall Surfaces and Finishes

Sometimes homeowners want more than just a plain, painted wall. Adding texture or a decorative finish to your walls is an excellent way to add interest and personality to a room. Read on to find out more.

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Alternative Wall Surfaces and Decorative Finishes

There are an almost endless list of alternatives for plain painted walls from faux finishes and chalkboard paint to textured walls and magnetic paint. Read on to find out more.

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How to Hire A Good Interior Decorator

A good interior decorator will save you months of hunting down product samples and other research, and prevent some potentially messy missteps. What’s more, a decorator can do everything from acting as a sounding board to buying paint and fabric and even supervising the job.

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Green shutters on house.

Choosing Shutters for Your Home, Both Inside and Out

Shutters were used on the inside of windows before glass to provide protection from pests and the elements. Shutters are now often used for decorative purposes and are available in a variety of sizes, styles and finishes.

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Recessed light fixtures on ceiling.

Interior Lighting: Adding a Pleasant Atmosphere

Good lighting is a must have in any home. Not only is lighting functional, but it also creates a mood and atmosphere in any room. By using different lighting combinations, the same room can take on a whole new look. Read on to find out how.

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