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The Charm of Traditional Shutters
For those wanted to give their home an instant facelift, traditional shutters are a great option. Window shutters add style and grace to a house, transforming it into a warm and welcoming home. From brick homes to stucco, old-fashioned to modern, traditional shutters will transform most any home.
By definition, traditional shutters are ¾-inch thick with 1¼-inch wide louvers. By regular usage, however, traditional shutters are wooden window covers with a traditional look. They can be flat panels, raised panels, louvered, or a combination.
Traditional shutters are available in most types of wood, including pine, oak, cedar, and maple. They can be unfinished or painted any color desired. For the look of wood without the hefty price tag, they are also available in faux wood or vinyl. One advantage of these wood imitators is that they do not warp or crack like wood can. They are also easier to care for.
Traditional shutters are readily available in a variety of stock sizes. For windows with an unusual size or shape, custom shutters are available.
For a new twist on an old idea, try traditional shutters with fabric inserts. These shutters have the traditional frame, but the center section is cut out. This allows for the insertion of fabric or bamboo. This offers unlimited decorating possibilities.
Traditional shutters are relatively easy to install for the weekend do-it-yourself handyman. If you are not that adventurous or you simply prefer to have someone else do it, many companies offer installation. Local contractors and home improvement handymen will also install shutters, usually at a minimum price.
For value and beauty, it is hard to beat traditional shutters. They provide instant warmth and hospitality to any home. Whether you are looking to match your home's décor, complement it, or offer contrast to it, shutters can accomplish your goal.
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An Informative Review of Popular Adjustable Beds
This article provides a detailed review of popular adjustable beds available for purchase both on and off-line. Prominent adjustable bed manufacturers include Craftmatic, Sleep Comfort, Sealy, Tempur Pedic, and Spring Air.
The Barkeeps Guide to Buying Bar Stools
Purchasing a bar stool is a very meticulous process that you do not want to mess up. My personal road has taken me on a path that makes me qualified to show others what to do when shopping for a bar stool.
The Touch of Tiffany - Unsurpassed Quality and Excellence By Dale Tiffany Inc.
Dale Tiffany Inc. has set out to bring the "Touch of Tiffany" back into the world.
Finding Discount Waterbed Sheets
Consumers may be led to believe that waterbed sheets are more expensive than conventional sheets, but this is not true. Cheap waterbed sheets are easy to come by.
Dont Just Clean, Organize
Instead of cleaning, decorateTrying to maintain both a beautiful interior, and a neat and organized home, can be a daunting endeavor. One of the worst mistakes that you can make when planning the design of your residence is to arrange it in such a way that your decoration actually gets in the way of maintaining tidiness.
1950s Home Decor Redesign
The styles of the 1950's are coming back and there are many products now available to "capture the past" in your home decorating. To get you started, here is a partial list of reproduced products inspired from the 1950's.
Decorating A Childs Room
Decorating your child's room should be fun and exciting for all involved. The most important thing to remember when planning or decorating your child's room is to keep the decor age appropriate.
An Introduction to Picnic Baskets
Picnic baskets are the best way to eat outdoors, and the great outdoors is the best place to eat. So why not get a picnic basket as a gift for someone you love or care for? Or how about one just for yourself?Picnic baskets are great for taking to a baseball game, a public park, private garden, or just your living room on a rainy day! They come in all shapes and sizes, all styles and tastes.
Vintage Hearth Accessories Heat Up Your Fireplace
Curling up near a cozy fire is a wonderful winter pastime but you'll need the right tools to tend your fire. Vintage fireplace accessories can add just the right atmosphere to your décor.
Country Home Decorating - Country Style Home Decor the Way Life Used to Be
What is the lure and appeal of country home decorating? Maybe it's the desire to escape the rush and demands of a hectic lifestyle. It could be the need to return to a time when life was simpler, perhaps even happier.
Decorating Kids Bedrooms - Get Them involved!
I believe kids are born creative. Unfortunately living life usually squelches most of that creativity unless it is carefully nurtured.
How to Decorate Spaces for People
When it comes to decorating your home, forget about the empty, lifeless rooms you see in interior design magazines and books. Instead, you should concentrate on designing all of the rooms in your home as backdrops for the people who will be living in those spaces.
Seven Ways to Emphasize a Decor Style
After searching decorating books, using trial and error decorating, and growing up a little bit, you have finally found the style of decorating that you really love. Your style could be Arts & Crafts, French Country, Asian, or Metro Hip.
A Review of Popular Massage Chairs
With so many massage chairs available on the market, where does one begin to choose the best massage chair? Several online sources are available that give consumer massage chair reviews. Perhaps a good way to begin your search is to use Google for the query "massage chair reviews".
Home Decorating: Planning Lightning
When you are choosing a bathroom light fixtures or lightning for any room in your home, the first thing to take into account is how that room will be used and, thus, the type of lightning you will need. Light is very important in a room, because it affects colors and makes them seem lighter or darker.
Making The Most Of Your Smart Decision To Hire An Interior Designer
So you've decided to hire an Interior Designer-good move! Now what? Before you start planning your "reveal" party, you'll need a basic understanding about the process to ensure that you get the most design for your dollar and that you have a fun and fabulous experience, no matter what type of project is ahead of you.You'll need to learn the basics of choosing the right design professionals, establishing a budget, outlining the details of the contract, considering your lifestyle and communicating your challenges.
The Art Of Selecting Your Homes Art
Art should be personal. Selecting pieces that you really love should not be influenced by the color of the carpet or your couch.
Wine Rack Kits and Plans
Properly storing wine keeps flavor and lets wine age so that you can taste its evolving, complex flavor. Buying a wine rack, however, can be pricey, especially for someone who is more interested in developing a robust wine collection, not decorating.
The Allure of Exotic Hardwood Floors
Exotic hardwood floors are made up of solid exotic wood that is not grown in North America. These wooden planks are imported from Africa, Australia, Brazil, and the Far East.
Decorate Your Home for Joy Using Design Psychology
What Is Design Psychology?Design Psychology exceeds "traditional" interior design practice by considering the effects of design elements on our five senses, as well as our emotions. Rather than decorating to impress or to follow a certain style, you can choose specific lighting, color, patterns, and other design elements to support your happiness and well-being.
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