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For a lot of people, there seems to be more stuff in our homes than we know what to do with. Whether it is decor or everyday items you just need a place to store, it makes you wonder if there was a way that you could get double use out of some of your stuff. Well, look no further if this is your query. Today we are going to talk about pieces of decor that will either have double uses or just be more useful to you than other pieces you could be investing in.

Sconces

If you aren’t aware of what sconces are, they are, essentially, pieces of wood or metal that hang on the wall to make a platform for a candle. They are usually decorative and ornate, but they don’t lose their function even if they are more for show. The reason that these pieces of…

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The backyard of your home is not always what you want it to be. Sometimes the yard is too small, and you do not have the space to make the changes that you want to make. Sometimes it is just so big and expansive that you have no idea what to do with it, your mind literally unable to wrap around the projects ahead of you. A bad backyard can be an annoyance to have such a task on your project list all the time and it is always important to live in a setting that you like and can enjoy. So, I want to give you some tips on how to mend this situation and transform your backyard into something that you can be proud of. You might find yourself having no trouble at all changing your backyard into something wonderful or it might be a monumental task. Either…

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All you can afford to buy is a small apartment or home. We’ve all been there. Whether you’ve recently moved into a tiny home by choice or your pocketbook picked the place, small spaces can be tricky to keep clean and open. This is never more apparent than in the kitchen. Many of us live lives that revolve around food. Most cultures spend hours preparing their favorite foods with pride- and with enough to serve the whole neighborhood in some cases! Though this may not be the case with your home, it’s nice to at least have a place to put everything. What do you do, then, when every drawer is full and every cabinet is overflowing? It’s not feasible to have your kitchen spill out into other rooms for any length of time, so we have a few tips that can…

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Most often when homeowners decide to remodel their spaces, the laundry room gets set aside in favor of the kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom. Almost any room in the house is more likely to receive upgrades, but once all of those rooms are made beautiful, the laundry room seems to still remain in shambles. Well, there are many reasons why a pristine, new laundry room is a good idea. For starters, it is always a good idea to update appliances to newer, more energy efficient appliances. While this is an expensive upfront cost, the amount of money saved on utilities over the lifespan of the washer and dryer is amazing. Plus, newer washing machines treat clothes with a gentler hand than their predecessors. The technology available nowadays allows for…

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A deck is a great way to enjoy your backyard and whether you are a new deck owner or you have had one for a while, a few accessories or add-ons will take it up a notch. If you are looking for a way to do this then take a look at our list of 10 ideas to make your deck the envy of the neighborhood. Whether you like to entertain or just enjoy the outside by yourself, these ideas are gold!

Idea #1: Set out torches

There is nothing out there that can set the mood like some torches. They don’t have to be any specific kind of torches, just something. Whether it is an actual open flame or an electric torch it will do a spectacular job at setting the mood and will give you enough light to enjoy your evening. One fun thing you can do is to use some…

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All of our homes are built basically the same; there is deviance from the traditional structure of walls, doors, windows, and roof. After the basics are put into place then comes the fun part of making your house your very own home, and included in all of the many decisions is how you are going to heat it! A wood burning stove just might be the ideal addition to your home, and here are a couple of reasons why!

There is a big difference to the research needed for using a wood burning stove as your main source of heat versus adding a stove to your home as an alternate heat source. If this stove is your primary source of heat, the work can be very extensive. Essentially it would be a tradeoff of time to money, as you could potentially save quite…

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There are many reasons to want your home to be well lit. A well-lit home is alluring, functional, homey, and even gives its living spaces a brighter and cheerier atmosphere to boot! So, for those whose homes are not lit to their satisfaction, increasing the amount of light a particular room has can be a pretty high priority. However, not everyone can just call up and electrician and have them wire up a brand new ceiling light, so we need to think more creatively. How can we brighten up our rooms without wiring up new fixtures? Well, today, that is what we are going to show you— here are 5 tips to maximize your home’s lighting without wiring up new lights!

Tip #1: Buy brighter bulbs

The bulbs you use in your home have a lot of sway in the…

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Is your bedroom bland and blah? If so, you may be suffering from a sincere need to sweeten up your sleeping place. Often times, the main areas of the home are the focus of our interior design escapades. This can leave the bedroom- a place where many people spend several hours of their day- in a permanent state of boring color and design. It makes sense, of course. The bedroom is not on display as frequently as the kitchen, living room, and other such areas. However, injecting some visual flavor into the bedroom can be a great way to help you feel more at home. One of the best ways to do this is by painting and changing up the color scheme in your space. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about the best colors and combinations for a bedroom…

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Hidden rooms, secret doors, and bunkers— you’ve probably seen them on movies, TV, or in other media, but have you ever considered building one in your own home? Over the past few years, what seemed like something that was purely fictional is now an actual possibility for your own home. Thanks to advances in construction technology, almost anyone can have a secret room, a hidden door, a bunker, or a panic room in their home. In this article, we will talk about the 3 broad categories for unconventional rooms you can build in your home: secret rooms, bunkers, and panic rooms. We will talk about what makes a good one and what you will find if you were to go inside one. But remember, this article is for…

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In a basement remodel, there are certainly a few things to ensure are taken care of before setting in on the fun parts. It takes a good design to create a great, lasting basement that is easy to care for, isn’t exposed to the elements, and is a sturdily built place to enjoy for many years to come. Many people step into their unfinished basement with lofty dreams and goals, but it’s good to solidify the basics first.

To start, it’s important to check for any cracks or settling that may need to be addressed. This should be done at the very start to ensure that the basement is prepared for renovation. Plus, it’s so much easier to address foundational issues before the rest of the building begins. It will leave a more clear path for any…

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