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Real-life Clothes Storage Solutions When You Share Closet Space

When you live with your partner, sharing a closet is one of those challenges that inevitably presents itself in every home — big or small. These couples below tackled the small closet challenge with functionality and aesthetic in mind, and their ideas are easy (and affordable) enough to try in your own home…whether you rent or own. See if some of their solutions will work for you.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Here’s a Fool-Proof Plan for Cutting Down an Overwhelming Collection — September Sweep

New technology is forever changing the way we live with media at home, but I bet you’re still hanging onto some relics of the past. Instead of ignoring them—hidden away behind the doors of a TV console or the depths of a storage closet—today, we’ll try and cut down on those collections.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2017

This Incredibly Easy Kitchen Transformation Involved Some Paint, Sticky Tiles, and Little Else — Kitchn

From Kitchn → This Incredibly Easy Kitchen Transformation Involved Some Paint, Sticky Tiles, and Little Else

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Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Exploring The Possibilities Of Home Improvement Projects

No matter how expensive or grand a house is, there is always something that can be improved. You might be avoiding home improvement work, due to what you imagine are prohibitive costs and high levels of required expertise. If that is your reasoning, get some advice in the article that follows.

Add elegance to your home with a unique addition. Think of dedicated rooms for uncommon purposes, such as a classy billiard parlor (instead of a mere game room) or a well-appointed wine cellar. You and your guests will enjoy these touches, as may future potential buyers.

TIP! If your plans for your home involve significant renovations or remodeling, it is typically best to hire an architect or professional designer. Unless you or a family member has professional design training, any plans you create are likely to be all form and no function.

Plain lampshades can make your whole room look boring. A basic and available source for personalizing your shades is a combination of stencils and paint; use them in a creative way to make your own designs directly onto the shade. By doing this, you will give your house a better look with more personality.

To stop squeaks, use construction adhesive. You will need to work out of your basement or a crawlspace, but it would be worth the effort. What you do is use a caulking gun, then run a line down every floor joist. That way, your floor all sticks together.

Poke Holes

TIP! Have all the changes you intend to make mapped out before you start your project. If you create a detailed plan, you will be far more likely to complete your project in a timely, affordable manner.

To save yourself some aggravation, poke holes in your paint can’s rim. This will prevent paint from filling the channels of the metal paint cans, and as a result they will not spill when you replace the cover. Using a nail, poke holes around the top of the can to allow the paint to drain into the can.

You can keep bugs out of your home and save money on the costs of heating and cooling your home, by sealing off any cracks or other openings around the perimeter of your home. Add sealants or caulk around windows, doors and baseboards. Once the caulk is dry, air will be sealed in, and bugs will be sealed out.

Make sure that you utilize all the space in a home when you plan to sell it. A family room must have the right accessories and furniture; this should also be the case with an office. By making these arrangements, you are making it easier for prospective buyers to share your vision. Your house will be more attractive to buyers and that increases your chances of selling.

TIP! Paint and spackle can cover the holes left in your walls after you have hung pictures or paintings. Spackle can be purchased at your local home-improvement store.

Most people prefer having a shower installed in the bathroom, which means you should consider adding one if there is not one present. Showers are much more accessible than tubs, plus they can really reduce your water use, particularly if you have a lot of children. The numbers don’t lie. A quick shower consumes only 25% of the water that a full bathtub does.

When you make home improvements, you make improvements to your quality of life as well. There are plenty of projects you can do that won’t break the bank. These small projects can make a huge difference. Whether you have small or large projects in mind, the tips found in this article will surely raise your house’s value.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

You’ve Got a Secret Weapon to Help You Spot Fake or Fishy Amazon Reviews

One of the best things about shopping on Amazon is reading the product reviews. Along with offering a broad range of customer feedback, Amazon’s reviews are awesome for researching the pros and cons of a particular product before you decide to splurge.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Forever 21 Is Opening a New Beauty (& Home!) Store

Big news from a mall staple: Forever 21 is is getting a sister store, and it’ll be all about beauty, accessories, and yes, home.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

New Obsession: The Danish Housewares Brand You’ve Never Heard Of — Kitchn

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

The Dark Side of Decluttering: Have You Ever Regretted Getting Rid of Something?

We talk about getting rid of stuff all the time and laud the benefits of getting more and more things out of our homes. Freedom! Negative space! Less to clean and organize! While these are all most definitely positive effects of shedding excess, it’s possible that in our maybe-too-hasty pursuit of an ideal that may or may not be your own , we have some casualties, we lose things forever at our own hand and then feel the pang of missing them.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

How To Make a Small Apartment More Fun for Your Cat

Cats who live in apartments face one very serious threat: boredom. Cat behavior problems—aggression, waking owners up in the middle of the night, obsession with food, and more—can often be traced back to a simple lack of stimulation . Though cats are often considered to be low maintenance pets, most do need some form of entertainment and activity each day.

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

Here’s What’s New on Netflix In October

If you need a reason to cozy up for the month of October, Netflix just announced what will be arriving on the streaming service starting next month. Here’s what we’re excited for:

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Posted on Sep 20, 2017

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    When you live with your partner, sharing a closet is one of those challenges that inevitably presents itself in every home — big or small. These couples below tackled the small closet challenge with functionality and aesthetic in mind, and their ideas are easy (and affordable) enough to try in your own home…whether you rent […]
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