Curtain Rod Ideas

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Contrary to popular belief, you cannot simply staple your drapes and curtains to the wall above the windows. Doesn't work that way. Behold, your standard drape rod. You can go with the cast-iron variety for a more rustic look. These are modern or industrial, however you want to call them. This version is called track rod and is very cool. You like?This is a cable system. Has a more industrial and "hey, I'm an innovator" look to it. Tell people you invented this system and they'll totally...Read Full Story

Bathroom Paint Ideas

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Here are a few ideas when it comes time to painting your bathroom. Blue is said to have a calming effect. A bold red, in moderation, can make for an interesting color choice. Notice the red accents items on top of the toilet. Darker colors allow for appliances to stand out more. You need good natural light in rooms painted dark. A more rustic red. Surprisingly, this shade of green is quite popular.Read Full Story

Curtain Ideas

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Here are some great curtain ideas to get you started: Simple, elegant curtains or draps are often best when they're hardly noticed. Dark colors tend to define living spaces not to mention do a better job at blocking out light. Here are some with subtle accents. Nice. These are very cool, actually. Heavy velvet makes a statement. This is a pretty nice floral pattern from Pottery Barn. Most floral patterns: Not so much. This model seems to say, "This. Is. Sparta...Read Full Story

5 Things to Think About Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

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Of all the household rooms, bathrooms are the most frequently used. They should be warm, comfortable, uncluttered, and allow for privacy. Here are 5 steps to think about before remodeling your bathroom. 1. Draw it out. Even if you can't draw, look at your space and try to sketch it out on a piece of paper. Then, as if you're working with a clean slate, draw the ideal layout of your perfect bathroom. Don't be afraid to move walls around or eliminate them entirely. This is an important starting...Read Full Story