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Feng Shui & Organizing

5 Ways to Start Downsizing

I talk a lot about downsizing. As a former "accumulator" who stressed about building yet more storage space to house more stuff, I had a radical epiphany when I came back from my Western Feng Shui tra…

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9 Tips for Entertaining Guests in Small Spaces

Many people think they can't entertain because their place is too small. I thought this was the case when I downsized from my four bedroom home into a cute little cottage by the sea. I was the one …

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6 Lofty and Steep Staircases

Let's just say that Japanese safety codes aren't exactly the same as ours when it comes to stairs. Welcome to the land of open banisters, tall ladders, and rail-free designs. Here, a roundup of six …

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DIY Napkin Ring (For Thanksgiving or Any Occasion!)

This Thanksgiving, save some room in your place settings by bundling the napkins and flatware into neat little packages on each plate, in the style of Gardenista editor Erin. Here she shows u…

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Affordable Ways to Update a Rental Kitchen

Remodelista editor Meredith wanted to perform a a miracle rental remodel on her San Francisco apartment kitchen with paint. At first, she contemplated†painting the cabinets (faux- mahogony)†óbut backe…

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7 Ways to Avoid the Emergency Room This Holiday Season

During the month of December, over 25 percent of home fires are caused by holiday decorating -- claiming over 500 homes in the U.S. annually. Kitchen fires are also more prevalent during the holidays,…

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Simple & Classic DIY Curtains Rods

The editors of Remodelista have featured curtains hung from plumbing pipes and painted branches, but this may be the most novel solution yet: curtain rods fashioned from leather straps. Above: De…

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Tips for Moving and Setting up Your New Space

I have always been fascinated by what makes a house a home and why we are so connected to them. If you research the word "home" you will find it is defined as a place of residence or refuge. A plac…

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Handyman Decor: 8 Ways to Decorate with Tools

Brancusi did it best: tools as sculpture (as a child, he learned to carve wooden farm tools, and later, in his Paris atelier, he lined his wall with the tools of his trade). Here are eight examples …

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Exposed: Hidden Dangers Of The Kitchen

Quick, what's the most dangerous room in your house? The bathroom? Dimly lit attic? Cluttered garage? You might be surprised to learn that for most households, the big risks are actually lurking in th…

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