Posts Tagged "design"


One man’s dream home is another man’s nightmare, and after years of renovating and selling homes, few know that more than Jonathan and Drew Scott.   The Property Brothers and authors of Dream Home — a new tome described as “the ultimate guide to finding and fixing your perfect house” — say they have determined the ten things homebuyers want most. Here are the first 5 things on their list:   1. An Open...

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If you see a home remodel or room redesign in your future, you may be wondering whether you should go it alone. After all, nobody knows your style and tastes like you do, right? And the home improvement store is just a short drive away, correct?   While some people choose to DIY, many others seek the guidance and resources that come with working with a design expert. If you are wrestling with the decision of whether to hire a...

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The sheen, or relative glossiness, of paint can dramatically alter the appearance of its color.  While technically the color is the same, the amount of reflected light changes our perception.  Glossy paint appears to be slightly darker than flat. Flat paint is preferable for its soft, almost velvety appearance.  It hides minor imperfections and can be touched up easily.  However, flat paint has a strong magnetic attraction to greasy...

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The front porch has become a symbol of what is good about America. It’s as much a part of who we are as apple pie and Chevrolet. And rightly so—no other place can represent the perfect balance of public discussion and private reflection like the front porch. Outdoor living areas ranked third in upgrades wanted most in homes, according to an April 2012 survey from Better Homes and Gardens, and the home improvement industry is...

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Designing Acoustics


Posted By on Jul 6, 2011

Good home design is not just visual and functional; it is also an auditory experience. How does it sound as you walk into a room? This sound should be as pleasurable as the sight of your room. An echo in a room can make it feel cold. Soft furnishings, such as window treatments and area rugs, can reduce the level of the noise and create a warm inviting environment. Don’t be afraid to use an area rug in the kitchen. Stain resistant...

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