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Steal This Look: Painted Drawer Sides & Interiors

Here's an idea for the color shy: Dressers painted in an array of cheery colors (or in gray, for the truly color avoidant) in stealth locations, such as drawer interiors and drawer sides. After …

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8 Rooms with Nature-Green Floors

When the Remodelista editors visited Esprit founder Susie Tompkins Buell at her SF flat (see A Home at the Top of the World, San Francisco Edition), they learned about her affinity for the col…

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Artist Uses Coal Mine Sludge To Create Hauntingly Beautiful Paintings

For many rivers and creeks in the foothills of southeastern Ohio, the clear, cold water is only a memory. Thanks to decades of coal mining, these creeks are full of acidic wastewater runoff. Instead o…

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This May Increase Your Property Value By 18%

Summertime is the season to showcase your home. Porches and decks are stained to avoid splintering in blistering heat, old siding is replaced, and window boxes brim with peonies. These façade facelift…

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Shine On: Glossy Painted Floors

A floor painted in a lovely color is a literal platform for a beautiful space. But a glossy painted floor adds such dimension to a room, we think the concept deserves all the recognition it can get. H…

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The Good Color

Revitalize a room with a fresh coat of paint. It’s affordable, fun, and can even be environmentally friendly, thanks to the many companies manufacturing eco paints. Here are a few we like: Above: P…

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Great Green Solutions to 5 Common Design Mistakes

At the height of our consumer binge (not so long ago), marble and granite seemed to be on every homeowner’s wish list. Ubiquitous in high-end housing, marble and granite require a lot of energy to…

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A Wabi-Sabi Home

I asked a few friends what they loved most about their homes and each of them enthusiastically mentioned comfort. While our nests reflect their inhabitants in both taste and style, it is comfort that …

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Healing Color Combinations by Ayurvedic Type

Does the color of some rooms make you squeamish? Itchy? Antsy? Does the color of other rooms make you soft? Calm? Wonderfully wobbly and weak in the knees? It is no secret that we all respond to c…

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6 Home Projects to Avoid During Pregnancy

by Steve Graham You want a safe, healthy child, but want to continue home improvement projects during pregnancy. Some projects may be dangerous for pregnant women, particularly exposure to so…

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