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You Still Haven’t Tried Rope Décor?

October 28, 2016 1

After spending the summer bouncing along the Eastern seaboard at friends’ homes, I can confirm this truth: You can shake the sand from your sandals, but it sticks in your mind. That explains my current obsession with rope design. It oozes sailor chic and utilitarian charm in every season. Designers and DIYers alike use it…

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Bathroom Storage Ideas

October 13, 2016

Bathroom storage: For you the phrase is an oxymoron. A bevy of cabinets and a nifty vanity? No way.  In your bathroom, towels end up competing for precious space with cleaning supplies and general toiletries, creating a room that’s the antithesis of relaxation. But your commode is no lost cause. Even if you’re not blessed…

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Guide to Bathroom Lighting

September 17, 2016

Considering the varied activities we perform in the bathroom, a multifaceted lighting system is your best choice for a well-lit room. The following lighting types all combine to create a functional and attractive bathroom lighting design. Ambient Also referred to as general lighting, ambient lighting illuminates the entire bathroom when you flip on the switch…

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Organize Your Bathroom for Spa-Like Tranquility

August 28, 2016

You know that feeling you get when you walk into a spa? Peaceful music, a faint whiff of lavender, dimmed lighting, florescent bulbs replaced with glowing candles. The feeling that, for at least the next hour, your ringer will be turned off. Work can’t reach you, kids can’t find you, and significant others can’t ask anything…

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6 Upgrades Every Bathroom Should Have

August 17, 2016 1

Considering how much time the average person spends in the bathroom, you’d think we’d pay more attention to how it looks. But if you’re anything like me, you decorate it once when you move in, then promptly forget about it as you tweak and shape the rest of the home. What starts out as a…

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Guide to Bathroom Safety

August 17, 2016

Considering that thousands of injuries occur in bathrooms each year, it’s wise to take bathroom safety seriously. While young children and older adults are especially vulnerable, the fact is that everyone is at risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 235,000 people over age 15 suffer injuries from bathroom accidents. Help…

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5 Ways to Find More Bathroom Space

May 17, 2016 2

Even itty-bitty bathrooms can feel roomier with the right organization and storage. We’ve rounded up five ways you can fight for every inch of square footage in one of the busiest rooms in the house. 1. Cut the Clutter The first step toward creating more space may seem obvious, but it is also the most…

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