Ideal Garage Measurements for Maximum Space

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 24, 2019 11:37:11 AM

It may come as a surprise that, for the most part, typical garage measurements haven't changed that much since the early 1900s when cars first rolled off the assembly line. In fact, modern vehicles are typically the same size or a few feet longer than the Model T. Assuming you're not driving a limousine, these tips will help you achieve the ideal garage measurements at your home.

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Why Now Is the Best Time to Install Exterior Shades

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 22, 2019 11:44:07 AM

Spring is in full swing, and it's time for your family to fully enjoy the weather. Exterior shades are an excellent addition to your home, making it easier for you to utilize your home's outdoor living spaces. Here are just a few of the benefits of adding exterior shades to your home:

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3 Tips for Cleaning Your Washing Machine

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 19, 2019 10:25:28 AM

Though your washing machine cleans your clothing, it isn't a self-cleaning appliance. Over time, dirt from your laundry, detergent and minerals from hard water can all build up in your machine. If your clothes have a musty smell after you wash them or if the machine itself has an odor, it's time to give your washer a thorough cleaning. Follow these tips to get your machine smelling its best:

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Popular Design Trends for a Stylish In-home Bar

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 18, 2019 12:52:11 PM

In-home bars have become increasingly popular over the past few years. The designs have also become more creative. If you’re planning on installing a bar in your home or renovating the one you already have, here are the top three design trends you might want to incorporate into the space:

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Topics: Interior Design

Home Maintenance Professionals Every Homeowner Should Know

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 15, 2019 10:31:25 AM

In order to keep your home well-maintained, you’ll need the help of various professionals from time to time. While there are some home maintenance tasks you can do yourself, certain projects require an expert. Here are some professionals whose contact information you should always have on-hand:

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Does Your Home Have a Layout Problem? 6 Ways to Fix it Without Major Construction

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 12, 2019 4:00:23 PM

From overly-open kitchens and living areas to bathrooms and bedrooms that are small enough to give you claustrophobia, some homes make you wonder what the designers were thinking! Luckily, whether you're dealing with inefficient use of space or a design that just doesn't flow, small updates can breathe new life into your home. Below are some of the best tips for changing your home's layout without making major structural changes.

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Topics: Interior Design

5 Home Improvement Projects that You Need a Contractor For

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 10, 2019 10:36:17 AM

Many home improvement projects require someone with expertise, attention to detail and proper licensing to get the job done in a safe and reliable manner. General contractors not only help you plan for such projects, but they’re also in charge of all subcontractors who will work on your property. This means that you don’t need to worry about finding and hiring many different professionals for a single project. Here are 5 types of home improvement projects that you should hire a general contractor for:

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Topics: Home Improvement

This Season’s Interior Design Color Trends

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 8, 2019 11:52:08 AM

Spring signifies a fresh start, and many homeowners choose this time of year to update their homes’ aesthetics. This year’s color trends are all about going bold. Here are a few of the shades you'll want to add to your home’s color palette this season:

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Topics: Interior Design

Find Your Edge: Using Glass to Make a Bold Statement in Your Home

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 5, 2019 2:52:50 PM

Glass has been used to add style and luxury to homes for decades. Nowadays, glass is making a big comeback to add an edgier and bolder look. Here are some of the top ways glass is being used in interior design: 

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Topics: Interior Design

Achieving Your Ideal Living Room Aesthetic Comes Down to Proper Measurements

Posted by Polar Shades on Apr 3, 2019 3:42:53 PM

When preparing to arrange your living room, taking proper measurements, examining your walls and floors and properly sizing your windows will play an important role in achieving the desired aesthetic. Measurements are important because they determine the scale, size of furniture and even the focal point of your room. Below are some of the core measurements you should take before designing your living room.

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Topics: Interior Design

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