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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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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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Try to recall, if you can, the last time you went to the movies. The smell of popcorn, the surround sound, the cushy chairs- it's quite an exhilarating experience to watch the new releases on the big screen. What if you could enjoy your favorite movies from the comfort of your own home? We're not talking about clicking the Netflix button on a small tv and sidling onto the couch for a normal night of binge-watching. Though that is a perfectly acceptable way to enjoy tv, it doesn’t quite capture the same sparkle as enjoying a movie on a big screen. Why not redecorate a room or basement for the express purpose of capturing the magic of going to the movies? That’s right! We are talking about the magic of building a home theater! Plenty of people have…

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Washitsu: traditional Japanese room design and interior architecture

For some, there is nothing quite as beautiful as traditional Japanese culture and architecture (Washitsu). It is a style that evokes a sense of serenity and peace with its simplistic design and seamless harmony with nature. It is a style that, even in today’s modern era, still persists in many homes over in Japan. But, how about here in a western style home? Is there a way to convert a room in your home from our western style to that of ancient Japan?

Eastern Style in your Western Home

There are only a few construction companies around the nation that build Japanese style homes. However, if you were to only want to convert a single room to be Japanese, then you may…

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In the last article about wallpaper and painting we talked about reasons why you would want to avoid using traditional paint and wallpaper in your new home. These included the bland nature of monochrome paint schemes, the commitment to a specific wallpaper, and so on and so forth. There are many more reasons why one would want to shy away from the traditional painting and wallpaper. (Besides, if you decide to do anything other than monochrome when it comes to color, you are in for a lot of time and effort on your part). So, to get around these problems, we have come up with another list of paint and wallpaper alternatives that you might like to use in your new Boise home.

Floor to ceiling photographs

This idea is very closely related to the…

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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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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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If you are looking to make your home the talk of the town then you need to get your hands on some of these awesome pieces of furniture. Instead of going with the ordinary, everyday things, why not go for something much more exciting. Today we’ve listed our top 7 favorite pieces of furniture for you. Keep an eye out for these the next time you are looking to fix up your house.

Kotatsu

This piece of traditional Japanese furniture is a great new addition to your home. The Kotatsu is a spin on the idea of a coffee table, but instead of it just being a normal table it also has an electric heater attached to the underside of the table top. That way, if your feet are underneath the Kotatsu at any time they will be nice and toasty. This was invented…

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