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If you are looking for some change in your home, try a new coat of paint! However, before you get started, read these ten tips by interior designers and painters to help make your paint job the best!

  1. Use the best quality of paint for your budget! Choose to purchase “top of the line” paint, rather than the cheap and bargained brand.
  2. Pick environmentally friendly paints! Besides going to the better brands, also go with the lowest VOC or no VOC paint. VOCs are solvents that get released into the air as the paint is drying. Not only is it better for the environment, but it will also reduce that new paint smell.
  3. Clean before you start! The best prep before beginning is cleaning; always dust and clean baseboards and trim before painting. Use a…
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While there are no rules when it comes to interior design, everyone can always use a few tips and tricks on this topic, getting your ready to put a room together like a professional interior designer! After much research, we gathered some insights into the interior design process, because once you have conquered interior design, your can do also anything in your space!

  1. Plan for YOUR life! Pinterest can be the empty when redecorating. While in the interior design process, planning for the space your have is the first thing. Amongst space planning, this also includes blocking out interior spatial areas, defining circulation patterns, and developing plans for furniture layout and equipment placement. Begin every project with the assessment of the…
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Alright, home cooks and homeowners! It is time to create the perfect recipe for renovating your kitchen! Below, we have whipped up the Top Ten tips you should know when you are trying to cook up the perfect kitchen design and layout for your home!

  1. Begin to get an idea! The first thing you are going to want to do is to create the big picture! Start this by evaluating your kitchen’s current existing conditions and reviewing certain elements, such as doors and windows. Ultimately, the doors and windows will affect how you will be able to arrange your kitchen. Take a look at what is working and what could be functioning better; your new designs should address the shortcomings. Once you nail down a rough layout of what you want, you will be able to…
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The cabinetry is the most prominent and defining feature in any kitchen, which is why you are going to want to choose the right style for your space to make a successful kitchen design. However, finding a style that will fit your needs, desires, and appearance preferences is not an easy task. This week, we are going to break down the basics, offering tips and advice on everything from determining which type of cabinet is right for you and how to maximize the storage while making the open shelving look good!

  1. Start with the basics. You are going to want to begin by determining if your kitchen will include all or some of the four basic types of cabinets: base (which is under the counter), wall mounted, tall and standalone pantries, and specialty…
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You might have settled on a time that is right for you to start some renovations at home. Before you embark on the renovation, there are some things you should do first.

  1. Set a flexible budget for yourself. You may have a general idea on how much you think the project is going to cost. Make you sure add a little extra room for the cost to grow. There can be unexpected surprises and changes that will take place once you start tearing down walls and ripping up floors.
  2. Have a vision for the ending result. When you go to get your hair done, you would bring along a picture of what you want done. The same goes with renovations; having a visual reference is very important. This ensures that you and the contractor having the same idea going on.
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Who can say they are with us when we state the kitchen is our biggest obsession? Not only is it the most frequently used room in the house, everyone is in-and-out of it daily. It is your home’s central command centre. Transform your kitchen from traditional to a space everyone will love and enjoy, just by adding colors!

Start with the color. Color is the easiest way to turn any room around, even a kitchen. It is as simple as picking up a paintbrush, and within the day, your kitchen will be a completely different space! Dare to be different? Step out of the traditional neutral colors and go lavish! We recommend using smokey colors, such as grey and rose, charcoal and tan, blue and grey, or gold with forest green.

Painting does not have to…

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A home should be accessorized with a mix of art, pictures, and objects that define you. It should also feature colors and patterns you enjoy, added with lots and lots of pillows! When moving into your new home, keep these 5 simple tips in mind when decorating. Not only will they save you money, it will help you highlight the best features in each room. 

Create a timeless design in each room. Stick with neutral colors when painting and picking out furniture. This will prevent you from growing bored with the color, all while allowing you to accessorize with new colors yearly. For your living room, family rooms, or dens, get a neutral colored couch, putting colorful throw pillows on it. Another great touch is adding end tables next to the sofa. This…

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‘Tis is the season! While the holidays are in full bloom, get your home ready for the expected guest to arrive. If you have people staying at your house, set up your guest room accordingly, so they feel warmly welcomed into your comfortable home. Here is a list of things to have equipped in your guest room:

  1. Why allow your guest to make a trip to the kitchen when they wake up in the middle of the night thirsty? Make it easy on them by providing a carafe of fresh water, or just simply add water bottles to the night stands.
  2. Place a nice glass set of cups by the water so your guest can use them to stay hydrated.
  3. Keep the guest room stocked with clean towels and warm blankets. Layer the bed, this way your guest can adjust the sheets according…
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By Enza Drago

A common location for the laundry room use to be in the basement. I am now noticing a different trend when speaking to my clients. Many prefer to have the laundry room next to their master bedroom, close to the children’s bedroom, and near the common bathroom. What I discovered is that many of my clients prefer to have the laundry room next to these areas in their home because it is a more convenient location and prevents clutter. It is important to my clients that their guest do not see the laundry room when they visit.

To design an efficient laundry room, you must think about the tasks involved; in a laundry room, you sort clothes, washing, drying, and folding clothes. Therefore, you must arrange the work surfaces and…

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