Quick Cleaning Tips

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Bathrooms Most Common Remodel

According to a study commissioned by the National Association of Home Builders, bathroom remodels were…

Beware of Fly-By-Night Contractors

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Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:47

Redecorating on a budget

Spend lazy Saturday afternoons browsing the pages of Architectural Digest or Dwell, wishing you had the budget to hire an interior designer to replicate their artistic interiors? Well-designed rooms don’t always have to come with a huge price tag; in fact, designing on a budget may be easier than you think. Many times, by changing small elements, you can give a room an entirely new personality.  Sometimes adding a few colorful pillows or picking up a paintbrush is all you need to do to make your room look like something out of the pages of a magazine.     One of the most common fixes for a boring room is color.  “Color is easy to do and inexpensive,” says Kathy Browning, owner of Design Consultants, a design firm in Virginia Beach, Va.   Color Change. Updating the color of just one wall in any room will give it an entirely new feel.  Painting, when approached correctly, can be an enjoyable experience with instant rewards.  Lauren Warnock, vice president director of design at Mary Cook Associates, an interior design firm, reminds home owners that warmer colors can make a room feel cozier and more inviting. Cooler colors like grey or “stark…