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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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vegaspat
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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Buffet, Sideboard, Server, Credenza: What's the Difference?

Learn the definitions and details to make shopping for dining room storage less confusing Full Story
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hooleydooley
I love the orange room. I use all these words depending on whom i'm talking to. It's easier to have furniture made for specific use than hunt around for it or cobble something together from the IKEA cabinetry range and change the handles and feet for wooden or porcelain ones.
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When growing up we called it a sideboard. Now the furniture shop called a Buffet Cabinet. It comes in handy as a serving station in my house.
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10 Ways to Hide That Air Conditioner

Feeling boxed in designing around your mini-split air conditioner? Try one of these clever disguises and distractions Full Story
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springlering
We converted our garage to a huge den about twenty years ago, and installed a big motel style wall HVAC unit. Noisy, ugly, expensive, always breaking down. It's our favorite room in the house, so everyone was either sweating bullets, or fighting over dogs as a lap warmer.

Last year we had it pulled out, drywalled over (with new siding on the outside) the hole, and replaced it with a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim minisplit unit. Love it! It heats and cools our 440sq foot room almost instantly, and has motion detectors that sense where to shoot the air to.

I was worried about it gaping out from the wall, but the other comments are correct. You don't "see" it after a while. And it beats the heck out of the eyesore that used to be stuck in the wall.

If I could replace our entire HVAC system with these, I would, but it's pricey for a large house. The one for the den was about $5,000, and they told us that unfortunately there was no way to attach it to the sauna that is our sunroom, since they are on opposite ends of the house. Darn!

If ever we build the dream house, it will be all mini split units.
July 31, 2014 at 7:50AM     
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You can also install HRV's (Heat Recovery Ventilators) to distribute the air. We've installed DHPs into larger homes and minimized the indoor units this way. The HRVs work well in about half of the U.S.
July 31, 2014 at 7:59AM   
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