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7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort

Give your joints a break while you're standing at the stove, with these resilient and beautiful materials for kitchen floors Full Story
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Thank you Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR. I will check it out. I was just asking more of a general question whether linoleum is considered lightweight material. Example concrete is heavy, hardwood doors vary and can be lighter weight, laminate is rather lightweight, etc. I just have no experience whatsoever with the material, so I wanted to at least get an idea if it may be right for a home with more lightweight needs.

Also again wondering about the smell if anyone has experience if it goes away and how soon.

Thank you so much,
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Paula Sparks
We used vinyl wood look planks in a rental property - it's not only beautiful and indestructible, but planks can be replaced if ever needed. We've used laminate in our own home for years - never had any problems with it at all and it's much more forgiving than any of the hard floor surfaces. Going green with cork would have been our first choice, but reviews indicate that cork fades in the sun - since our kitchen is very large and half of it gets the afternoon sun, we'd have ended up with a 2 tone floor. Not an option!
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OOps, that was me, becky, helping turquoise get her houzz account going up there! I forgot I was logged in as her when I left that comment.

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Budget Decorator: A Most Affordable Gallery Wall

Need to fill a wall on the cheap? See how to make use of something pretty cool you may already have Full Story
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hammerhugger
Diane, yes, I forgot and left that tip out about wetting the paper. It works great, doesn't it?
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Another great article, Mike! I love all your suggestions and those from the other commenters. Decorating on the cheap is essential to some of us, and these ideas make it easy and cheap. When I was young and newly divorced and living with my sister, we did jigsaw puzzles of famous art to pass the time. When we were done, we covered them in clear contact paper and hung them on the walls! How clever were we?
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Decorating Secrets: How to Layer Patterns Right

Here's How to Get That Perfect Mix of Color, Shape, Texture and Scale Full Story
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marmarmish
Great intro article. You referred this is 'baby step 1", I hope you write more articles that take us beyond pillows. I am stuck at bringing rugs into the mix...
July 27, 2014 at 7:39AM   
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I would recommend Betty Edwards book "Color". It is written for painters but would apply I would think to decorating as well. She basically encoded in a simple system how great colorists throughout the history of painting used color. I'm not normally in favor of systems, but I had to admit that it works and that when I beat my way to a color combination that works for me, I basically arrive at what she describes. The book at the very least helps me to get there quicker, and to get there more consistently.
The great modern landscape painter and colorist Wolf Kahn, wrote as I recall (I'm thinking it was in his book on pastels), that he wishes he could find out how he does color but he can't intellectually come up with a system. I went through the images in a bunch of his books and I found that he is pretty much, from what I can tell, doing what Betty Edwards describes.
I'm sure with fabric this would be tougher to pull off....One of her three parts to the system involves coming up with a bit of complimentary color to the main color which is of the same value and same intensity as that main color.
Regardless I think what she describes in her book is good knowledge to have to use at ones own discretion, either to get it totally right or maybe when working with fabrics, to get as close as possible.
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10 Tips for a More Peaceful Home

Turn your everyday living space into a serene retreat by clearing visual distractions, softening your lighting and more Full Story
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Want to see plantation shutters
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for Ptowncook, I read all the time that you should rotate large collections in and out of displays. Then you really look at them when they are out, but don't get overwhelmed by clutter. I'm curious if anyone really does it and if it really works. Although I don't have many antiques or big collections, I wonder how people display them well.
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