• Living Room Decoration

    10 Crucial Home and Garden Design Books for Beginners

    DECORATING THE KITCHEN of the first home we owned was a disaster. In my mind I saw a charming Delft-blue-and-white kitchen with bracketed wall shelves displaying glass jars full of the vegetables I would farm on the arable part of my one-eighth acre lot. What we ended up with looked more like the interior of a junked subway car. The “white” paint I picked gave the walls an aortic, bluish tinge when paired with the gray linoleum floor. Flimsy plywood shelves bowed. A Smurf-blue window blind above the sink failed to pull the whole look together. Over the years, I have come to understand that one of the biggest problems…

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  • Bedroom Decoration

    7 Ways to Decorate Your Home Walls

    Decorating your home walls helps you give your home a unique style. It can be challenging choosing the best options to decorate your home. Besides using lighting features, you can decorate your home walls to give your home a personalized and unique style. Here are 7 ideas you can use to decorate your rooms’ walls: 1. Use of Plywood Cutouts If you love decorating your walls once in a while, using plywood cutouts to decorate your walls can be worthy of trying. Plywood cutouts are simple to install, and you can replace them anytime you wish without disturbing other décor pieces in your room. You can paint them any color…

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  • Home Improvement News

    Home renovations boom during pandemic

    OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Home remodeling has become more popular during the pandemic. Oscar Miranda said he’s currently working on some of his rental properties. “So, we’re taking off all the old floors and replacing them with the new vinyl floor,” he said. Joe Teeples visited a home improvement store Monday before heading back to work on his home. “Last week you know it got really cold, so I put in some insulation to take care of some colds spots,” he explained. However, not everyone is interested in doing their home projects themselves. Contractors are available, but they’re busy. Chuck Hall with Nastase Contracting said the pandemic caused them to…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Spring Baking Championship Season 7 episode 1: Dancing cows

    In Spring Baking Championship Season 7 episode 1, the 11 new bakers are ready to sow the seeds to sweet victory. While the judges, Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Kardea Brown are looking for spring flavors and delicious delights, the bakers cannot expect an easy stroll through the Food Network kitchen. Not everything will be coming up roses this time around. Usually, the first challenge is difficult for the bakers. Although the task at hand might be straightforward, everyone struggles to find their way. From understanding the judges’ preferences to learning the ropes in the kitchen, Spring Baking Championship isn’t always as sweet as it seems. For the first challenge,…

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  • Home Design

    Best Valheim House Design Ideas

    The level of design freedom in the Early Access game Valheim can be overwhelming. Using these design ideas as inspiration solves that problem. Early Access Viking-afterlife survival game Valheim is having a moment. It is selling incredibly well, and is dominating Twitch channels. Valheim offers players a huge amount of freedom when it comes to building up their bases, but this level of creative freedom can be absolutely overwhelming for new players, leading to frustration. Here are some of the best Valheim design ideas – for both novices and veterans alike. First things first, start small. Resources are scarce in Valheim, and players should not be wasting them on swanky housing – especially in the…

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  • Garden Design

    Home & Garden: Seed-Starting Containers

    by Georgeanne Davis Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:57 AM Free Press columnist Georgeanne Davis If you’ve been thinking of starting your own seeds indoors, this is the perfect time. Thanks to quarantines and lockdowns, winter has seemed interminable, and any new project involving soil and green growing plants is guaranteed to turn thoughts to spring. Whether you’ve never gardened before or are a seasoned enthusiast, pots of fresh seedlings on sunny windowsills are a sure cure for cabin fever. By now you should have purchased seeds, as there is a strong possibility that they will…

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