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Decor

12 Things Every Home Buyer Should Do

Buying a home may be one of the biggest purchases you will ever make. The more you know about the home buying process, the more money, time and hassle you'll save. And given the global health pandemic, there are certain precautions you'll need to take to help protect yourself when the time comes to view prospective properties in person.We've outlined 12 things you should prepare for now if you plan to purchase a new house in the months ahead. Take a look.If you're curious to know how much you can afford to buy, you can get prequalified for a mortgage by a lender. However, a prequalification is just an estimate of what a lender thinks you can afford, based on basic financial information you provide.You'll need to take it a step further once you're ready to start seriously shopping for a hom...
Kitchen

Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen still plans to expand to Centennial

Chef and owner Nittaya Parawong continues to serve her Thai dishes for curbside pickup and delivery at Summerlin fixture Nittaya’s Secret Kitchen and its two-year-old casual offshoot Block 9 Thai Street Eats, and remains confidently looking to the future for her next project. Making its way through the temporarily stalled City approval process, Nittaya’s Little Kitchen is confirmed to be moving into suite 110 at the Village of Centennial Springs, inside the building directly behind Ben’zaa Cantina and its Oaxacan-inspired dining. Easy to find at the intersection of Norman Rockwell Lane and Farm Road and facing Streets of New York, Parawong’s new restaurant is true to its name and will occupy 1,495 square feet, making it smaller than both her current ventures. Inside the attractive corne...
Paint

How to Nail Color Combinations in Your Home

In a way, asking Rayman Boozer to talk about color is like asking a fish to describe water: “I’ve just never been afraid of it,” confesses the designer, founder of Apartment48, of his deft ability to mix hues. Boozer’s penchant for bold punches of color (and, too, for more subtle combinations) earned him the nickname “the Color Guru” years ago, and the label has stuck. But, as willing as he may be to reach for the extreme ends of a paint deck, Boozer knows well that not all homeowners are as comfortable as he is with the full color wheel. That’s why we asked him to break down some of his most valuable knowledge about color. Because, as Boozer says, “I always remind clients that color is the least expensive update you can make to completely change a room.” Convinced? Read on for Boozer’s ad...
Home improvement

El Dorado County construction company gives away home improvement projects to community heroes

An El Dorado County construction company is giving away home improvement projects to community heroes It’s become clear during the novel coronavirus outbreak and the resulting stay-at-home orders that many of our everyday heroes have been taken for granted.A construction company in El Dorado County is working to change that by giving away free home improvement projects to deserving heroes. Straight Line construction is still able to operate amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Owner Jack Borba knows he's fortunate."I was driving through this parking lot and I started looking around and this feeling of just being totally blessed came over me because I felt so sad for these businesses that were completely shuttered," Borba said.So, Borba and his business partners are paying it forward by surpri...
Furniture

Shopping for furniture? Shop these Labor Day furniture sales early.

Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY. Load Error Labor Day is almost here and stores like Home Depot, Walmart and Wayfair have early sales on furniture and home goods. Now that staying indoors has become the norm, you're probably looking to give your home and kitchen a new look. Perhaps you've wanted to replace an old rug, upgrade your work-from-home station or are in the market for patio furniture for a socially-distant picnic with friends. We rounded up the best Labor Day sales and deals on home furniture, including coffee tables and TV stands...
Bathroom

SPONSORED: Bathrooms specialist William Wilson welcoming customers back to their showrooms

We have all spent more time at home than usual in the past few months and for many people it’s sparked some home improvement inspiration. And thankfully, one of Scotland’s leading bathroom specialists is reopening its showroom doors so customers can choose the bathroom they’ve always dreamed of. William Wilson, which has 16 showrooms located across Scotland, has a reputation for designing luxurious bathrooms using quality products – and not just with a price tag only the richest can afford. Whilst still providing an emergency call out service for plumbers and heating engineers to service vulnerable groups and the NHS, like many other businesses, William Wilson had to close its showroom doors due to lockdown restrictions. But staff have been working hard to transform their showrooms into a ...
Florist & Decorating

Farmer plants over 2 million sunflowers to provide respite during rough year

(CNN) — Everyone could use a little sunshine in their life right now, so a Wisconsin farmer decided that’s what he was going to do, and planted more than 2 million sunflowers in his fields. Sunflowers bloom in Maria’s Field of Hope near Cedar Point Scott Thompson’s family has been farming in Kenosha County for more than 70 years, and this is the first year that flowers are decorating the landscape. Usually, the pick-your-own farm consists of strawberries in summer and raspberries and pumpkins in the fall. (Photo Credit: Thompson Strawberry Farm)(Photo Credit: Thompson Strawberry Farm)(Photo Credit: Thompson Strawberry Farm)Located just 10 miles from Kenosha, Wisconsin, in Bristol, Thompson Strawberry Farm is drawing people to a simpler family outing where they can picnic...
Florist & Decorating

Keep Your Landscape Lush Through Fall In Texas

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author's own.Did you know autumn is the best time of year to plant new growth? (Shutterstock)Here in Texas, the weather stays warm through the fall. But, summer flowers don't always last through the season. Autumn is a good time to plant new greenery thanks to its strong growing season. Here's what you should add to your landscape now. Easy Plants To Add In The FallSubscribe Want color 12 months out of the year? Nothing beats Euryops pectinatus, a bright yellow flowering evergreen shrub. It needs a warm, sunny spot with three to four feet of space to grow. When other plants go dormant, it will still be in bloom. Cercis occidentalis (Western Redbud) is another great small tree that pro...
Bathroom

Top 10 Best Large Bathroom Rugs in 2020 Reviews

A bathroom is a room in which we spend quite a lot of time, so it is worth to take care of its decor in a proper way. It’s not just about furniture, mirrors, or even a choice between a bathtub and a shower. An important role can also be played by rugs. Often, it is them that protect us from slipping on plates after finishing the bath. In addition, they can also facilitate cleaning the bathroom and reduce the movement of dust particles or dust on the floor. Thanks to this guide you will learn which bathroom rug to choose.The bathroom is important not only fittings, a washing machine, or cabinets, but also additional elements, such as a rug. Why? When leaving the bathtub or from the shower, you can slip on the tiles. A small rug will protect us from this. In addition, you will have much less...
Home improvement

Home Improvement Tips

Do It Yourself Home Improvement Idea # 1.Set up handmade racks. Instead of acquiring common cookie-cutter racks, think about going to a regional craft reasonable or woodworker for personalized racks. Everything from design, color, design and cutouts can be tailored with handmade products. Racks are perfect for saving tools in the garage or knick-knacks in the household space.Do It Yourself Home Improvement Idea # 2.Change vinyl floor covering or set up brand-new tiles. Nowadays, benefit is everything. It’s much easier than ever to change vinyl floor covering or set up tiles with basic self-adhesive support for simple positioning. This will actually offer you a brand-new floor surface area within a couple of hours.Do It Yourself Home Improvement Idea # 3.Set up carpeting. Prior to purchasin...
Bathroom

Virus relief funds give Astoria bathrooms a break | Coronavirus

Astoria has discovered it can use state coronavirus relief funds to improve the cleaning of the city’s restrooms through at least the end of the year.Meanwhile, Recology Western Oregon has agreed to empty trash cans along the Astoria Riverwalk and throughout downtown more frequently to cut down on concerns of overflowing trash. Vandalism is a problem at the city’s restrooms. ...
Paint

How to Pick Paint Colors for a Room | Home Guides

The color of a room sets the mood of the space and unifies architectural elements, furniture, and room decor, according to Sherwin-Williams. A fresh coat of paint also improves the overall appearance of a room, and may make your home more appealing to future buyers. If you are considering painting a room in your home or other property, set aside plenty of time to shop around, and consider any permanent structural features of the room. Always apply primer before you paint so the old color won't affect the new one. Browse home improvement store galleries, paint books and the Internet to find color schemes that appeal to you. House Beautiful magazine provides a free online paint color picker that allows users to experiment with various color shades and schemes. Coordinate paint ...
Home improvement

Democratic National Convention Day 2: Cross-country roll call, Bill Clinton and a message of acceptance

Sustaining energy through four days of a political convention is never easy. It’s even more challenging during this, the first virtual convention. On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, party leaders tried to blend its past with its future. Key takeaways:DEMOCRATS DISPLAY BIG TENTJoe Biden, who was formally nominated Tuesday night in a virtual roll call of states, doesn't shy away from the obvious: He's a 77-year-old white man leading a party that celebrates its racial and ethnic diversity and gets a majority of its votes from women.He has at times offered himself as a bridge to bring together that coalition, calling himself a "transitional figure" for the party and the country.Democrats tried to put that on vivid display, an ideological arc that spanned the New Democra...
Kitchen

Closets by Design helping families with ideas on creating the best environment for remote education

(WXYZ) — With virtually every school moving to virtual learning and a shortage of desks for purchase, local panicked parents are quickly realizing the kitchen table just won’t cut it for class time.But finding a student size desk or chair is impossible! The majority of retailers are either out of stock or will not ship for months.The organizational experts at the Closets by Design in Detroit are helping families desperate for ideas on creating the best environment for remote education and boosting their kid’s chances of home school success. For parents in a pinch, Closets by Design has put together a lesson plan they can use to set up a Home School Work Station:Desk Doubles - Use what you have around the house. A sofa/console table can be repurposed as a desk. A smooth piece of splinter-fr...
Living Rooms

Halloween decorating ideas from Instagram’s biggest influencers

© Provided by Real Homes null Fall is officially here, which means it's time to start gathering your best Halloween decorating ideas. But before you head to the party store, draw some inspiration from Instagram's biggest influencers. These fashionistas don't just throw a jack-o-lantern on the front porch and call it festive, either.Instead, these trend-setters' Halloween decor creates a whole mood throughout their homes. And the result is surprisingly chic. We've rounded up our favorites for you to recreate own spooky-stylish space. Looking for more decor inspiration?  Check out our favorite living room ideas. Steffy's pumpkin-filled living room Style blogger Steffy is known for her year-round love for orange, but the hue hits its peak this time of year. She starts with leaf garl...
Decor

Clearance Wall Decor | Touch of Class

Home Clearance Clearance Wall Decor Discount wall sconces, shelves and hooks will reinvent your vertical space. Search our clearance wall decor for wall plaques, decorative plates and wall mirrors to shake up your decorating approach. Viewing 1 - 48 of 55 items Page 1 of 2 Viewing 1 - 48 of 55 items Page 1 of 2 Use discount wall sconces to frame a large mirror, or create an interesting vignette with low-priced wall plaques instead. Our clearance wall decor section offers savings from 40 to 70 percent off, so you can fashion any arrangement you please. Whether you're after a metal wall plaque or ceramic decorative plates, pinpoint wall decorations that will complement your aesthetic. We offe...
Florist & Decorating

Management Solutions proves pandemic is no barrier to business growth

Management Solutions proves pandemic is no barrier to business growth Knoxville, TN — August 25, 2020 — Management Solutions, a national award-winning performance management and consulting services firm, today announced significant company growth led by several important contract wins from some of the nation’s largest government agencies. As a result, the company has increased its workforce by a remarkable 25% despite the economic impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.   Load Error Throughout the first half of 2020, Management Solutions secured new significant contracts with long-standing customers the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the United States Army Corps of Engineers as well as Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), which op...
Bathroom

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bathroom Tile

Inside: Learn some easy ways to narrow your choices with these 5 tips for choosing the right bathroom tile for anything from kid bathrooms to your master bathroom. Lately I’ve been up to my ears in choosing bathroom tile. We’re smack in the middle of renovating the kids bathroom and I’ve also been helping my aunt who’s completely renovating all three of her bathrooms at (almost) the same time. That means that in the last few months I’ve selected tile for 4 bathrooms. One in my own home and three in my aunt’s home. Selecting tile for someone else has taught me a lot about how to explain how to select tile for your bathroom.  I’ve come up with 5 tips for choosing the perfect tile that I hope will help you if you ever decide to tackle your bathroom. RELATED:  AMAZING MASTER BATHROOM REVEA...
Decor

60 Gorgeous DIY Wedding Decor Ideas

Bikes + Blooms Add a touch of whimsy to the entrance of your venue by nestling a bucket of overflowing seasonal blooms and lush seeded and silver eucalyptus bunches down into the basket of a vintage bicycle. ...
Living Rooms

The last Blockbuster is hosting an Airbnb sleepover in September

“Our Blockbuster store is open because of the incredible local community in Bend, and we’ve been grateful to have the support of those beyond our town as the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our business,” she wrote on Airbnb. “To celebrate and pay it forward in this tradition of support, Airbnb will make a donation to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, a longtime partner of ours.”Airbnb Harding says guests will have the store completely to themselves, and everything will be thoroughly cleaned between visits, abiding by CDC recommendations.“We’ve created the perfect space complete with a pull-out couch, bean bags and pillows for you to cozy up with ‘new releases’ from the ‘90s,” the Airbnb description reads. “Crack open a two-liter of Pepsi befor...