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Energy Star Lighting - Make a Difference Today

There are very few purchases one can make that truly make a difference in the environment. Hybrid vehicles immediately come to mind, as well as anything made from recycled products - paper and ..
(June 27, 2007)
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Contemporary Ceiling Lighting Options

It seems to me that too few of you consider ceiling lighting when looking for light fixtures nowadays. It may be a bit presumptuous of me, but I consider myself fairly average and I too am often ..
(June 21, 2007)
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Outdoor Lighting for the Backyard Sportsman

This article is intended for those individuals who enjoy a nice rousing game of some sort in their backyard every now and then. Now this game could be football (touch or tackle), basketball, or even ..
(June 10, 2007)
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Versatile Bedroom Furniture Chests

The chest of drawers has long been a staple piece of bedroom furniture all over the world. This functional piece adds much needed storage while also providing some display area for photos and ..
(April 17, 2007)
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Inexpensive Bedroom Furniture for the Contemporary Look

If cost is holding you back from purchasing new bedroom furniture, there are alternatives out there that will let you update your look without putting you in the poorhouse. Even as the Swedish ..
(April 15, 2007)
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Get a European Country Look in Your Home

If you find traditional furniture too formal for your lifestyle or home and contemporary furniture too…well…contemporary, you might consider a country look. Before images of knotted chairs bound ..
(April 15, 2007)
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Sofa, So Good-The Tale of an Underappreciated Piece of ..

I am there for you after a long day at work. I am there for you on the weekends, when all you want to do is plop yourself down and let the television wash over you. I am there for you when you rent a .
(April 10, 2007)
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Create a Tropical Island Retreat in Your Home

The tropical look provides an island retreat awaiting you as you walk through the front door. Close your eyes and imagine the colors you'd see walking along the shore of an island paradise. Use ..
(April 09, 2007)
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Quality Furniture Starts at the Joints

A telltale sign of quality furniture is what kind of joints are used to combine the different wood elements. Avoid furniture that uses simple butt joints, where two pieces of wood are glued or nailed .
(April 08, 2007)
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Bar Tables and Stools Add Versatility to Your Patio

If you're looking for a hip and unique way to add some life to your boring patio, consider mixing things up with a few bar table and stool sets. This is an excellent alternative to cookie cutter ..
(April 08, 2007)
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How to Get a Decadent Victorian Look in Your Home

Victorian style is a traditional look that is the result of a medley of influences, including classical, Oriental, Gothic and Italian. Victorian style is synonymous with bold color and arresting ..
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Low-Profile Platform Beds are In

If you're one of the millions of people still tethered to a bulky, cumbersome box spring, its time to come to grips with the fact that you no longer need this fabric-covered wooden apparatus. You've ..
(April 05, 2007)
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What's Under Your Upholstered Chair or Sofa?

A quality chair or sofa will employ some type of inner spring system, usually in the back as well as the seat area. These systems add comfort, as you might expect, but they also work to take some of ..
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The Transformation Of The Sleigh Bed

If the term ‘sleigh bed’ evokes visions of a winter wonderland and causes sugar plums to dance in your head, you're probably not alone. Traditional sleigh beds can look like they're more ..
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Kitchen Lighting Options

Perhaps no other room in your home provides as many lighting options as the kitchen. Just about any type of ceiling or wall mount can work here, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Having .
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Quality Furniture Starts with the Frame

The construction and inner workings of an upholstered piece of furniture can be as mysterious as an episode of Murder, She Wrote (ask your Grandma). But hidden under the decorative fabric or cover ..
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Take Your Patio Furniture to the Next Level

A backyard truly worthy of entertaining is a rare but wonderful thing. Anyone can plop a keg down in the middle of their yard, surround it with some plastic stacking chairs (watch out for the one ..
(March 29, 2007)
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Choose Furniture Wisely for Your New Apartment

Decorating an apartment can be an enormous challenge. One normally has more ideas than space to work with, making the challenge to whittle down those ideas into a design that works. There are simple ..
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Add Some Insolence to Your Home With a New Armoire

Besides having the snootiest name in the furniture kingdom, the armoire is, in fact, a very useful and practical piece of furniture. Ideal for both the bedroom and living areas, armoires make great ..
(March 28, 2007)
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