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*Tips for Studio Apartment Design

August 7, 2011
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*Tips for Studio Apartment Design

Young single men and women who are just starting out on their own usually begin with a studio apartment or an efficiency apartment.  A studio or efficiency apartment is a small one-room area which accommodates the living room, sleeping area, kitchen, and bathroom.  Due to the limited space, it is essential to properly manage...
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*Choosing the RIGHT Home Improvements

August 4, 2011
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*Choosing the RIGHT Home Improvements

If you feel like there is still a possibility you might go for a new home and sell the one you have at the moment, it would be prudent to choose home improvement meant to increase your home’s value rather than degrade it.  Most homeowners always have a tendency to impose their personal style...
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*Save Money on a Home Improvement Project

July 22, 2011
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*Save Money on a Home Improvement Project

Most homeowners have developed the habit of making home improvement a lower priority in their things to do because of the assumed high expense it would incur.  Unfortunately, deferring any needed home repair or improvements can eventually lead to more damage and consequently, lower home value.  On the other hand, diligently undertaking repairs and...
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*The Natural Beauty of Travertine

July 16, 2011
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*The Natural Beauty of Travertine

Travertine is a type of sedimentary rock used as flooring, pathways, wall finish, or pavers.  It is usually found around hot springs or wet caves.  It typically contains various mineral deposits and has a rough texture.  It also has tiny holes made by organisms and air bubbles.  Travertine has a limited color range and...
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*How to Care for Slate Flooring

July 14, 2011
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*How to Care for Slate Flooring

Slate is a fantastic option for flooring due to its durability and natural design.  It is available as individual tiles or in larger sections with a variety of colors such as grey, green, black, brown, yellow, and more.   For outdoor flooring or walls, slate stones are usually tumbled or rough.  Indoor slate flooring...
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*Using Natural Stone in Your Home

July 3, 2011
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*Using Natural Stone in Your Home

Natural stone can be one of the most attractive finishing materials for any home.  It can also be used for both indoors or outdoors.  Stone exudes a natural look to any home, especially outdoors where stone pavements or landscapes are kept in their natural color and state as much as possible. Stone can also be...
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*Ideas for Tile Flooring Transitions

April 2, 2011
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*Ideas for Tile Flooring Transitions

When designing the floors of our home, we usually want variations of flooring for each room.  Some would want wood floors for the living room, ceramics on the kitchen, and stone on the patio.  The dilemma with this concept is the transition of the floor from one room to the next, especially if there...
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*Options for Tile Trim

March 27, 2011
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*Options for Tile Trim

Planning an installation of tiles does not end with choosing the type, color, design, or layout.  Another factor many overlook is the choice of tile trim.  Unknown to many,  there are various types and styles of tile trim to finish off a tiled surface’s exposed edges.  The trim likewise has an impact on the...
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*Types of Stone Tile Flooring

March 12, 2011
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*Types of Stone Tile Flooring

Stone and ceramic floors are known to be the earliest building materials.  These have been found in ancient structures and have endured centuries.  And until the present times, stone and ceramic floors are showcased in entryways, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and patios.  Both stone and ceramic floors are installed on flat and solid substrates...
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*Underlay Options for Ceramic and Stone Flooring

January 9, 2011
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*Underlay Options for Ceramic and Stone Flooring

Ceramic tile and natural stone are great options for flooring and are starting to gain as much popularity as other flooring materials.  Ceramic and stone are durable but they are prone to chipping and cracks.  This is especially true if the subfloor is unstable, prone to getting wet and/or installation has not been done...
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