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Get Grout Magically Clean — Stains and All

Tile — if it’s used as flooring, at the kitchen as a backsplash or for counters, or in the restroom — has one great downfall: grout. Since grout is porous in nature, unsealed grout absorbs all kinds of stains, from mold to java and everything in between. To say it’s a hassle is an understatement. […]

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17 Ways to Maximize Your Home's Curb Appeal

Even when you’re not intending to sell your home anytime soon, a fresh and serene exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to every day. From doors, home numbers and porch furnishings to color schemes, landscaping and fundamental repairs, this smorgasbord of thoughts will hopefully inspire several changes on your own home. Ana Williamson […]

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Feng Shui Basics for a House

Our homes are our havens, and having just a little thought and effort they could help us keep a clean mind and a calm outlook. The new year is nearly upon us, so if you’re searching to get it off to a positive beginning, you may benefit from several easy-to-implement mind-cleansing projects for the holiday […]

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Tin's a Win for Kitchen Backsplashes

As a lover of interiors with vintage kitchens and charm whose characters shine with a mixture of metals, I find tin backsplashes are the ultimate detail. A kitchen’s backsplash is often its focal point, and with tin you’re ensured a win. Designed following the detailed tin ceilings that originally graced Victorian homes, this durable metal […]

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Lively Meets Thrifty at Southern California

Photographer Stephanie Wiley loved the look of her midcentury house, but its inside had not seen an update since its original structure, and the design felt too shut off for her loved ones. Wiley had the house gutted and remodeled on its same footprint, and created the modern cottage feel she wanted using a new […]

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In Love with Pairs

If you haven’t noticed, we’re a couple of days shy of Valentine’s Day. My feed is blowing up with tales of red palettes, love tokens, and k-i-s-s-i-n-g. All this talk about coupling has me looking at house accessories and furnishings and their own laws of fascination. Maintenance to see my picks of items that were […]

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5 Great Grasses for a New Lawn

Lawns have been coming under attack as of late — after all they are high-maintenance, chemically dependent thirst mongers, right? Yes and no. Much depends on which kind of grass you choose, and if you opt for the “wrong” kind for your region, you’re in for high water bills, a lot of mowing and an […]

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