(CH360/BPT) - When it comes to home improvement, DIY is more popular than ever. There’s just something satisfying about improving your home with your own two hands and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, day after day. However, home improvement projects can be expensive, and many people shy away from tackling home improvements they know they would enjoy because of their skill level or the fear of high costs. This doesn’t have to be the case. While some projects — like a complete bathroom remodel — are going to be expensive, other DIY projects can be tackled in an economical and enjoyable way. These projects may include repainting a room, installing a new ceiling fan or replacing … [Read more...]
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(CH360/BPT) - A house with ample windows can win your heart with silent promises of sun-drenched rooms and warm breezes wafting through open windows. The truth, however, is that even a home with windows galore can have rooms that feel dark and cave like. Some of the most-loved aspects of modern design — open, expansive floor plans, wood flooring in darker tones, walls of windows — may leave portions of a room dazzled with sun and other parts dim and poorly lit. For example, a room with a wall full of picture windows will often lack windows on other walls. Near the windows, you’ll get plenty of sunlight and some glare, but the natural light might not make it to the far corners of the room … [Read more...]
(CH360/BPT) - The technology in our TV sets has changed a lot in the past decade. When it comes time to buy one, it’s easy to lose track of which features matter for a good TV-watching experience. You might find a TV at a tempting price, but you don’t want to end up wasting money on a picture that blurs at the height of the action, looks distorted from side angles or doesn’t support the latest technology. At the same time, does the expensive model and its alphabet soup of features really give you a better picture for the price? “With all the new TVs hitting the market in the next few months, it can be tough to know what to buy and what the numbers mean,” says Katie Linendoll, tech … [Read more...]
(CH360/BPT) - If you’re planning to tackle a home decorating project this year, here are the top trends you should consider: 1. Marble wallpaper: A lot of the 2017 trends are about going back to classic styles, and it doesn’t get much more classic than marble. Few materials evoke high-end living as simply and effectively as marble, a global symbol of refined taste and sophistication. Marble was a big trend in 2016, and it looks like it’s here to stay. With faux-effect materials and faux-marble wallpapers such as this beauty from Murals Your Way growing in popularity, you can count on the soft, subdued design to be a top pick for accent walls, powder rooms, kitchens and more. It’s a … [Read more...]