7 Unexpected Questions Encountered During Kitchen Remodels

During any remodeling project, you expect to have decisions to make – like what color paint to use or which window shades will best compliment your design. But when you are working on your kitchen remodeling project, you’ll probably find yourself asking questions you never would have thought of. Here are seven unexpected questions you’ll likely encounter during your kitchen remodel.

  1. What are the local building codes?

Researching local building codes may not be the most fun part of a...

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Decluttering Projects in 15 Minutes or Less

There probably isn't a home in America that couldn't benefit from decluttering, and yours is no exception. You're a time manager and already know it's best to take what could be a wholesale, room-by-room offensive and break it into smaller, more manageable pieces.

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Adding Color to Cheer Up Your Home

Natural, minimalist design schemes with lots of wood and metal are in vogue. But what about upbeat and unique? Your home should be a welcoming space for you and your guests, with personal touches reflecting your own interests and personality and if it's low on color, it might be low on personality too. Instead of living in a blank slate, get a little creative and try some of our favorite tips.

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What Can a New Countertop do for Your Home?

Wondering what new countertops can do for your kitchen or bathroom? Because of the large amount of area they cover, this one change can have a tremendous impact on the look and feel of your space. The options you have to choose from when installing new countertops are practically endless. When picking out your new countertops, you will need to select a material, color, and pattern to fit the décor and styling you have planned for your kitchen or bathroom.

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Interior Window Shades and Other Ways to Create a Soft and Gentle Living Space

Life has a way of always keeping us busy and on the go. When you come home at the end of the day, you want a comfortable space where you can kick back and de-stress. More homeowners are turning to calming interior design and interior window shade styles to give their home a gentle feeling, similar to a spa retreat. If you want to feel completely “at home” in your home, here are a few ideas for creating gentle and calm living space.

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5 DIY Ideas in your Backyard to Enjoy Under Outdoor Window Shades

The backyard – it’s the outdoor gathering space for your entire family. Make it everything you’ve ever dreamed of by customizing it with a few DIY projects. Here are a few backyard project ideas to help you get started. When looking for outdoor window shades for your home skip doing it yourself and contact Polar Shades to get started.

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The In and Outs of Motorized Shade Batteries?

Motorized shades offer the convenience of home automation, energy savings and other benefits. If your shades run on battery power, it’s important to question of the longevity of these batteries to continue to use and enjoy all the perks of motorized shades. So heed these tips about the batteries in motorized shades.

How long do batteries last in motorized shades?

The lifespan of batteries in motorized shades depend on the following factors:

  • How often the shades are used. Naturally, the more...
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Spatially Challenged? Create a Nifty Office Nook with These 5 Ideas

There's a nationwide search taking place, and your household may be swept up in the excitement triggered by a single question: Where do we put the computer? Like many families, you may have given up on the idea of a full-scale home office; there's no room for that. You may have given up on a smaller-scale home office “space”; there's no room for that, either. Don't give up on the idea of a home office “nook” because you'll be relieved to know: there is room for that – if you can find at...

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6 Creative Ways to Add Green to Your Deck

You know of people with large, lush yards with trees, shrubs and flowers that bloom and burst with color most of the year. Your deck looks barren by comparison. Little do you know the grass is actually greener on your side of the fence.

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5 of the Biggest Landscaping Mistakes

Your yard is a calling card, a welcome mat, a great big smile for your home. It's the first thing guests notice when they arrive and the last thing they see when they leave.   

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