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    • Need help with colors for the front of my house and landscape design ideas.Help!! Help!!, We bought our home in California 20 years here ago and have painted it once. Our house is painted beige with green awnings.  The window trim is white. I think it looks sloppy and I really want to have the front look nice. I desperately need color ideas and landscape design ideas from creative, insightful people. Please help. Thank you., Home Exterior Design

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    • New Kitchen with Old style charm, Kitchens Design

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    • Piano Room, When I first bought this townhome, in San Dimas, CA I knew I wanted to make it in to something special. I've been playing piano for about 18 years, and I wanted my Piano Room to be one of the most highlighted rooms of my home. Although not pictured, the room was originally equipped with brown carpet and semi gloss white paint. Before I moved in, my boyfriend and I laid down new laminate wood flooring ourselves and repainted this room "Pavilion Beige" (Sherwin Williams). But after seeing my piano in it, it was dark, still felt empty and I wanted something bright and bold. Contrary to most, I decided to not let my piano be the absolute main focal point of the room. I decided that I wanted wallpaper solely on the back wall to be my main focal point and to make the rest of the room look as simplistic and natural as possible. At first glance I wanted people to initially notice the wallpaper and then notice my beautiful piano and all of the accessories within it. 

WALLPAPER/PAINT:
I went with this beautiful wallpaper called "Majestic Teal" from Graham & Brown. I also wound up painting the rest of the room "Pure White" by Sherwin Williams to make the room look brighter but still warm. It was also important to find a white that would look good with the lighting in my room and also against the Teal/Gold Wallpaper

LIGHTING:
Because of the bold wallpaper choice and of course my bold piano in a smaller room I decided to go with something a little more simplistic. The "Mobile Small Pendant" from West Elm. Although not truly captured here, it's completely beautiful and gives the room enough lighting with 6 Edison Style Lightbulbs :) This lighting choice was a little bit more on the rustic/industrial side in comparison to all of the other choices in the room.

SHELVES:
The shelves were completely DIY and it was my first time ever making shelves from scratch. Since the lighting was a little industrial I decided to make my shelving industrial as well. With galvanized piping being the supporting beams from the shelves, and distressing the wood like crazy. 

The best part of this room was that it was completely DIY and the wallpaper/repaint/lighting/shelving was done for less than $500! 

1. Graham & Brown Wallpaper: $70 (on sale)
2. West Elm Lighting: $161 (on sale)
3. Shelves: $140
4. Sherwin Williams Paint: $100 
Total: $471, Other Spaces Design

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    • Urban Oasis, Over the course of a few weeks we transformed the backyard of our rowhome in Philadelphia, PA into an Urban Oasis. We created two levels, built a retaining wall and patio, and installed a gas firepit and some outdoor speakers.  Some flowers and a patio set completed our backyard makeover.  The best part - we did 100% of everything ourselves from the digging and electrical work to laying the pavers and completed the entire project for under $500 by utilizing Craigslist for everything except for the patio pavers (which were on clearance at Lowes!), Yards Design

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    • New Orleans Inspired Master Bedroom, I took a dull Master bedroom and gave it a Nola makeover..., Bedrooms Design

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    • Dining Room Pub Conversion, Barely used dining room converted to an Irish pub.  10.5' L-shaped bar, chalkboard from 100+ year old school professionally framed.  The old dining room is now located in the lesser used formal living room., Dining Rooms Design

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    • Cozy decor, Refinished old dresser made into an accent storage dresser for the living room., Living Rooms Design

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    • DIY Dresser, Refinished an old dresser into a nice decorative accent storage dresser for the loving room., Living Rooms Design

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    • Dining Room, I just moved in. I'm trying to figure out what to do with this white wall that is behind my TV. I considered painting the wall and nice honey color. I really need suggestions on what type of artwork or paint color or something that would tie the room together., Dining Rooms Design

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  1. Weather-Sealing Doors

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    Stop letting heat seep out your doors. Weather-seal them today.

  2. Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

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    Paul Ryan provides tips for removing a dated popcorn-textured ceiling.

  3. Wall Coverings

    Wall Coverings (01:36)

    Check out the different styles and textures in wallpapers for your home.

  4. Installing a Wall Safe

    Installing a Wall Safe (08:12)

    Get an inside look at how to install a home wall safe.

  5. Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam

    Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam (05:06)

    A carpeting expert offers some easy tips on how to secure separating seams.

  6. Fast Floor Refinishing

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    Learn professional techniques for refinishing a hardwood floor.

  7. Installing a Deadbolt Lock

    Installing a Deadbolt Lock (03:52)

    Putting a deadbolt lock on your door is easy. Here's how to do it yourself.

  8. Toekicks, Molding and Trim

    Toekicks, Molding and Trim (03:47)

    It's easy to install your own toekicks, baseboard, and shoe molding.

  9. Install Hardwood Floor

    Install Hardwood Floor (04:25)

    Watch as pros and homeowners tackle a hardwood floor installation.

  10. New Vintage Vinyl Tile

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    For a vintage look, try back-to-the-future vinyl tile.

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    A common cause of bathtub leaks? Faulty caulking around the tub edge.

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    Learn how to repair small tears in window screens with a screen repair kit.

  3. Carbon Monoxide Hazards

    Carbon Monoxide Hazards (00:51)

    Learn how to safeguard your home and family from carbon monoxide dangers.

  4. Overloaded Circuits

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    Home electronics are better than ever...just don't overload your circuits!

  5. Baseboard Heating

    Baseboard Heating (01:07)

    Learn the advantages of baseboard heating and discover how it works.

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    Important points to know about maintaining and monitoring crawlspaces.

  7. Deck Maintenance

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    Valuable tips for maintaining your deck and keeping it looking great.

  8. Dishwasher High-Loop Hose

    Dishwasher High-Loop Hose (00:55)

    Learn the importance of having a high-loop dishwasher drainage hose.

  9. Roof Cement

    Roof Cement (00:49)

    Learn the techniques and advantages of patching a roof with cement.

  10. Weatherstripping

    Weatherstripping (00:53)

    Seal gaps around doors and windows with weatherstripping to save energy.

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  1. Power Lite Toilet

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    A look at Kohler's Power Lite Toilet.

  2. Lighting Kit

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    A look at Flatwire lighting and audio kits.

  3. Life Ware

    Life Ware (01:31)

    A look at Life Ware home control systems.

  4. Pronto Joint Tape

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    A look at Pronto joint tape.

  5. Permaflow P-Trap

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    A look at PF Water Works' Permaflow p-trap.

  6. Craftsman Laser Guided Wet Saw

    Craftsman Laser Guided Wet Saw (01:19)

    This laser-guided water-cooled saw cuts ceramic, granite and even marble.

  7. Dremel Multi Max

    Dremel Multi Max (01:17)

    This power multitool's attachments let you sand, scrape and chisel easily.

  8. Twist-Lok

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    The time-saving Twist-Lok drill bit holds screws with a magnet as you work.

  9. Big Slider

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    The Big Slider is a tool and a toy -- it's the new red wagon.

  10. HandyMark

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    This drywalling tool gives professional results without wasting time.