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Making Your Own Liquid Hand Soap for Your Bathroom

February 9th, 2012

Although there's nothing wrong with using bar soap to wash your hands, it can't be denied that its liquid counterpart is a lot more convenient to use, especially as your supply starts to dwindle. Plus, it's hard to keep a bar of soap looking very attractive after it's seen enough dirty pairs of hands. Making your own liquid hand soap is a fairly simple process, however, and...

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How to Choose the Perfect Bedding

February 7th, 2012

Most people spend a third of their lives sleeping, which means that those who don't have an extremely comfortable bed are spending 33 percent of the day in a less than optimal position. Picking the perfect bedding depends on how you sleep and what materials you feel the most comfortable around. Mattresses, comforters and pillows are the three main areas to focus on when...

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Choosing the Right Kind of Paint

February 7th, 2012

Even if you already know which color you want to paint a room, it can be hard to decide which type of paint would work best on your walls. With so many different varieties, it's important to understand the specifications of the options available. Here are a few tips to consider next time you're picking out an interior paint, according to Real Simple magazine. Flat or matte...

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What to Do With an Unused Room

January 31st, 2012

Is there a room in your home that doesn't see very much activity? Perhaps it's a dining room that's reserved for two or three special occasions a year, or the bedroom of a child who has since moved out. Whatever the case, if you feel like you could be taking better advantage of the space in your house, it just takes a bit of innovative thinking to make that desire a reality....

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How to Get Started With Feng Shui

January 25th, 2012

Creating a home using elements of feng shui can not only balance a space - many proponents of the system maintain that it will allow inhabitants of a home to enjoy good health and possible fortune. Feng shui (which means "wind" and "water") is based on the Taoist understanding of nature that the land is alive and filled with "chi," or energy. The main tools you'll need to...

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How to Clean and Prevent Mildew

January 13th, 2012

Left unchecked, mildew can quickly develop in your bathroom. Your home is especially susceptible to the stuff in the warm summer months, when humidity helps facilitate growth. This is also why you see it so frequently in the bathroom - the space fills with warm, moist air when you take a shower. Not only can mildew cause unsavory odors to spring up, it may even discolor and...

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Decorating Tips for Smaller Living Rooms

January 9th, 2012

If you have a living room that's on the smaller side, you may have trouble finding ways to make the most out of the space when it comes to decorating. While many living rooms are meant to house big furniture like TVs and couches, you don't need to have a large area to make it work. Here are some tips for decorating a small living room, according to HGTV and...

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Spruce Up Your Bedroom With a New Headboard

January 5th, 2012

If you're interested in redecorating your bedroom, you may be wondering what projects to undertake that can give it that extra bit of visual flair. After all, you can only add so many throw pillows to a bed before it's too much. As it turns out, there are quite a few things you can do to get that oomph you've been looking for. Have you considered designing your own headboard?...

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How to Remodel Your Master Bathroom

January 3rd, 2012

If you're a fan of the spa, but can't go as often as you'd like, why not add a little luxury to your master bathroom so you can get the same kind of relaxation at home? If you want to customize your master bath and turn it into a retreat, there are some easy ways to do it, according to DIY Network. As you brainstorm ideas before beginning your bathroom redesign project,...

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What Can White Do For Your Bedroom?

December 22nd, 2011

Although you may think of white as a neutral color best relegated to the background, with some clever thinking, it can become the primary hue that informs the rest of your bedroom's décor. White can make small spaces seem larger and adds a nice sense of unity to the room. Still not convinced? Here are a few different ways you can take advantage of this color to turn your...

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