Home Accessorizing: Using Accessories in Home Decorating

The furniture looks great in the store, the flyer, online and in a magazine. It’s the perfect style, the perfect color. But somewhere between buying it and having it delivered, something went wrong. It had to, because it just doesn’t look the same at home. What went wrong? Accessories Furniture stores often have associates whose […]

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Organizing Christmas Decorations: Ornaments, Lights, Fabric and Large Holiday Decorations

Nothing is as disheartening in early December as pulling out a favorite box of Christmas ornaments to find that it is damaged or mildewed from a year in basement storage. Protect precious holiday decorations by storing in labeled, plastic containers. Take special care of lights, fabric decorations and large ornaments to find them ready to […]

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Carpet Trends

If you don’t know much about carpet, you may not even realize that you have countless types to choose from. Of course, not all carpets are created equal, and carpet is usually a commitment you plan to keep in the home for some time. Here’s what’s hot in carpet right now. Recycled Carpet “Green” or […]

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Avoiding Asbestos Exposure In Older Homes

Once prized in manufacturing for its durability and heat resistance, asbestos has now been classified as a carcinogen by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization. The use of asbestos in new construction in the U.S. is strictly regulated, but becuse it can be found in many older homes,schools and public […]

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