20 Ideabooks by Lindsey M. Roberts

6 Easy Ways to Skillfully Hang Your Art
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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
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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...
9 Pointers for Perfectly Styled Pillows
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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:...
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