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20 Ideabooks by Lindsey M. Roberts
Living Room Decorating
Layout Your Furniture Like the Pros
6 Easy Ways to Skillfully Hang Your Art
Get your art out of the box, off the floor or out of the closet — these simple hanging strategies will let you put it where it belongs
Buying art or posters, or printing out pictures, is the easy part. We've all been faced with the hard part that comes next: choosing frames and mats at the art store or standing in front of a clean wall with a hammer and nail in hand. What color frames...
Energy-Efficient Windows: Understand the Parts
You can save money and energy with today's windows — but first you need to know all the window parts and types
Windows are the charmer of a house. They add that last touch of character that completes the house's style, especially if they're older windows. But if your windows are a little gray around the edges, and it's impossible to update...
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9 Pointers for Perfectly Styled Pillows
If your bed is awash in an endless pillow sea, or your couch's bolster is deflated with loneliness, these guidelines are tailor made for you
We've all seen the beds covered in so many pillows that you could swim in them. Or the sofas with so many pillows that you can't sit on them. It's time to talk about throw-pillow rules: what the guidelines are for pillow numbers, pillow placement and...
9 Ideas From an Ecofriendly Kitchen Makeover
In this kitchen, green materials and upcycled finds create an environmentally friendly heart of the home
This Potomac, Maryland, home needed a kitchen makeover, and because the owner is an environmental activist, it made sense for her kitchen remodel to be as green as possible. The kitchen also needed to be an organized place for hosting dinner...
Solve Privacy Problems With Window Film
Let the light in and keep prying eyes out with an inexpensive and decorative window film you can apply yourself
With summer in full swing, you may want to keep some window shades open to take advantage of the cheerful light and long days. But if you want to also preserve a sense of privacy, consider window films — summer's version of storm...
energy-saving window films
3. Window films can be temporary or permanent There are two primary types of window films: more permanent, surface-applied films and the stretch-plastic that you install temporarily to interior window trim. Surface-applied films are now rated by the National...
Top Tips From a Green Interior Designer
Ecofriendly homes can do more than tread lightly on the earth. They can be stylish and comfortable too, says this top-notch green designer
When Emily Prugar of M House Designs in Virginia turns her eye to a new client and project, she doesn't go out and start buying furniture and fabric first thing. She instead envisions...
Stop Air Leaks With Storm Windows
Boost your home's energy efficiency while preserving character with storm windows placed right on top of your historic ones
So you have historic windows and want to keep them, but you don't want to keep the heating and cooling energy bills that go with them. According to Josh Peterson of Planet...
Boost Your Energy With Natural Light
Abundant natural light saves electrical energy and can lower energy bills, but the best benefit may be to your own energy and spirit
Abundant natural light in a home not only saves electrical energy, but it gives you more personal energy too. In a normal building, lighting comprises 25 to 40 percent of your energy consumption (and energy bill), says an...
Clerestory Windows Are Tops at Ushering in Light
Save on electricity and lift your mood with more natural light when you add clerestory windows at the top of your home's walls
My husband and I recently moved from an apartment that got no direct daylight to an apartment that has direct daylight for at least half the day, if not more. The difference is routine changing, if not life changing. Now I'm getting up with...
Replace vs. Restore: The Great Window Debate
Deciding what to do with windows in disrepair isn't easy. This insight on the pros and cons of window replacement or restoration can help
In general, it's preferable to retain old windows and fix them up for energy efficiency — it prevents material from entering landfills, can save money and preserves a certain charm that new windows may not have. But there are cons too. Pros:...