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Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All

If your grout is grossing you out, this deep-cleaning method will help it look new again Full Story
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Even the "NARROWEST grout lines....RINSE well w water, let dry " then PAINT w narrow brush wiping tile as u go....sorry for lack of editing people! I've done this many times refurb ing old grout and have never had to do it twice...it's a last resort time wise but looks brand new on even the most disgusting grout. Unfortunately grouting a thin layer over top is a very dodgey solution as it can flake in any spot it didnt adhere....do NOT do this I learned the hard way! Talk about a fix that's 10x the work!
August 4, 2014 at 9:27PM   
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I had great luck with a combo of baking soda, ammonia and vinegar. The trick is once you scrub, get the dirty solution off with a dry towel. If you use a wet towel it just spreads the dirt around and then it is much harder to remove.
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4 Obstacles to Decluttering — and How to Beat Them

Letting go can be hard, but it puts you more in control of your home's stuff and style. See if any of these notions are holding you back Full Story
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muktha
This is a great article . Thanks for sharing. Its good to start decluttering- home, cup board and mind. thanks again
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Decorating 101: How Much Is This Going to Cost Me?

Learn what you might spend on DIY decorating, plus where it’s good to splurge or scrimp Full Story
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Great article topic and ideas.... The most critical step is the budget. The second most critical step is to prioritize what is most important to you. This will help you decide on how to allocate funds appropriately to each area. Thanks for sharing these practical fundamental ideas on decorating.
July 30, 2014 at 3:12AM   
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Combination of sofas
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Inside Houzz: How to Create and Use Ideabooks

Gather inspirational photos, share them with others, and put your design dreams on the path to reality Full Story
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Helen Leach
I opened my Houzz in my iPad so I could share with my builder my ideas but I cannot get the photos to enlarge on the iPad. Can you please help me?
August 10, 2014 at 10:51PM   
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Need to go back and re-read this article
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Decorating 101: How to Start a Decorating Project

Before you grab that first paint chip, figure out your needs, your decorating style and what to get rid of Full Story
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missjenny53
Wonderful advise
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alabamagal
There seems to be way too much time being spent on "STYLE". I think that may be intimidating to many who then think the key to a good looking, comfortable home means they must identify some specific 'style' as theirs. 'Eclectic' is probably what most of us are if we MUST choose a 'style', ie one that has developed slowly during our lifetime, rather than one spelled out in a book like French Provincial, Williamsburgh, etc. Is it possible too that not enough time is spent talking about the fact that as we age so does our taste! We are exposed to many different ideas which influence our thoughts; we DO change! Our homes should reflect these changes, not with every new fad, but they should not stay stagnant either, but should evolve as we ourselves do. Avoid getting so locked into thinking that what you do today must last forever! Consider those thoughts as 'freeing'!

I know that today so many young people restrict themselves because they have young kids and don't want them to 'live in a museum' thus refrain from 'decorating'. As a now great grandmother, I know that is today's 'trend' but having raised a family myself I feel that is a mistake. Too often today it is the kids who run the house not the adults! Kids NEED structure as they grow and need to learn RESPECT for others and RESPECT for possessions, theirs and other's...and everyone benefits!

I think many of these ideas about figuring out who you are and what you like are very helpful. It CAN be overwhelming! Taking baby steps is a good approach; find one item you are comfortable with and then move on to what goes with it. I know all of us have grown up with a 'couch' to the point where we MUST HAVE A COUCH! I like the newer thought that frees us from the big purchase and allows us to buy two nice chairs instead! People are not necessarily comfortable sitting so close to strangers crowded on a 3-seat couch anyway! Yes, I'm guilty, I have 3 couches in 3 rooms! Think too about not putting things against walls. In my living room my couch stands free with an aisle behind it, with a pair of antique french Louis 16th chairs at either end. Not a big fan of French things normally, these are 'up-dated' in hot pink and purple fabrics and are the most comfortable seats in the house! Feel free to MIX periods and let COLOR be the feature that holds things together! I like someone's idea of using a piece of fabric or wallpaper as the inspiration for color..or maybe a flower?

Except for my entry hall which is BM 'Hot Lips'...a very bold hot pink...the room has heavy, beautiful cove moldings (lots of white)...packs a wallop and tells guests this house is special! That color then ties into the adjoining rooms in small amounts and all of those rooms have grey, neutral walls as backgrounds. I own a lot of artwork, both purchased and my own, it all looks good against the grey but it really shines against bold colors. In a former home, I had both contemporary metal sculpture and traditional paintings against A purple wall and WOW! Visit a museum for ideas like that...they rarely use dull neutral colors now as backdrops. One bold wall color in a room can really work wonders!

One of my favorite rooms in a FL condo had all white furniture and wall to wall white carpet, white plantation shutters... but the walls were ORANGE and it was a wonderful room! Visitors were 'surprised' but overnight guests LOVED it! My master bedroom is much calmer, with grey walls, a pale lavender ceiling, off white furniture, one recliner in purple, a chair and ottoman in lavender and white stripe slipcover. 'lots of windows with plantation shutters and light makes this a restful retreat. Remember that purple on the chair backs in the living room are modified to lavender in the bedroom?
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How to Bring Beige Walls to Life

Go for sprightly instead of snoozy by pairing beige walls with higher-octane hues Full Story
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Peggy Aronson
My motto: life is too short for beige!
August 12, 2014 at 8:35AM     
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Karlyne Landrum
Life is too short for beige- my new motto! Thanks, Peggy Aronson!
August 12, 2014 at 10:38AM     
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