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The Benefits of Exterior Shutters
When you see a house for the first time, one of the first things you notice are the windows. Are they big or small? Are they a simple square or an unusual shape? Are they plain or decorated? And do they have shutters? Shutters complement most homes -- they add an element of traditional beauty.
Exterior shutters can be either decorative or functional. In areas prone to hurricanes, such as those by the Gulf of Mexico, shutters are useful. They can be closed to protect the glass of the window from damaging winds. In times when there is no threat of inclement weather, the shutters are left open.
In other parts of the country, shutters are not really needed -- but they are still popular. These decorative shutters are inoperable and cannot close. They do not offer any protection in bad weather. Still, though, homeowners love these exterior shutters for their class and beauty. Shutters give houses a homey look; they provide a welcoming hospitality.
Exterior shutters can be made of vinyl, wood, and faux wood. They also come in a variety of styles, including louver, panel, raised panel, or a combination. One type of shutter that is gaining in popularity is the "farmhouse" look. These shutters, officially known as board-n-batten, give country warmth even to city houses. This look is particularly effective on homes with porches.
Shutters are available in an array of colors, including midnight blue, burgundy, wicker, green, and brown. White and black, however, remain the most popular choices. Some companies offer paintable shutters so that you have some flexibility in future decorating. Shutters can be chosen to match your homes exterior, to complement it, or to stand in contrast to it.
A Look at Edible Fruit Baskets
By their very nature, all fruit baskets, especially the original ones, qualify as edible fruit baskets. After all, when a fruit basket was filled with nothing but fruit, by definition everything in them was edible and therefore qualified as an edible fruit basket.
The Benefits of Vertical Wood Blinds
Wood vertical blinds, a style of wood blinds falling vertically from valance to floor. They can provide much more insulation from extreme weather conditions than traditional horizontal wood blinds because they can be opened or closed either from one of the sides or from the middle.
Bar Stools and Counter Stools Complete Your Space
There is something to be said about a space that has been lovingly designed down to the very last detail. Oftentimes, it is the small details, not the large pieces of furnishings, which truly tie a room together and make it work.
Pendant Lighting Layout - How To
Pendant lighting has gained a great deal of popularity for use in kitchens over the last few years. A common place to install them is over an island or peninsula.
The Benefits of Ceiling Fan Lights
One of the first improvements that ceiling fan inventor Philip Diehl made on his invention was the addition of an electric light. Back in 1882, when the ceiling fan was first created, this was a big deal.
I love to surround myself with things from the past. To me "heirloom" doesn't necessarily mean something really old, because memories are always in the making, and displaying a family keepsake can be treasured whether it's from last year or fifty years ago.
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.
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 Value of Antique Cuckoo Clocks
As cuckoo clocks have been around since 1730 and have always been manufactured by gifted artists and skilled craftsmen, many of the older pieces that have been even minimally cared for are still in existence today. A well-preserved cuckoo clock from the 18th or 19th century can bring a king's ransom at any of the prestigious auction houses around the world.
A Guide to Kids Shower Curtains
Decorating a kid's bathroom can be fun. There are so many possible themes, such as Disney characters, animals, the ocean, and geometric shapes, just to name a few.
A Look at Woven Wood Blinds
Woven wood shades, also known as bamboo shades, are a contemporary window treatment popular in office and homes. They are constructed of natural material combinations, including bamboo, rattan, reeds, jutes, and wood.
Taking Care of Your Futon Covers
Futon Covers are made from some of the unique & supreme upholstery fabrics produced in the home furnishings industry.Futon covers allow the customers with the exclusive opportunity of changing their room decor by changing the futon covers.
Home Interior Decorating
Your house is something special. It's the place where you live, where you find warmth and safety, shelter and so much more.
The Benefits of Dried Fruit Baskets
Usually combined with varieties of nuts, dried fruit baskets have become the second most popular version of the original fresh fruit basket today. According to growers and manufacturers, dried fruit baskets have soared in recent years due to the amount of time one can take to consume the dried product and still have it taste as delicious as the day it arrived.
Ambient Orb or Mathmos Color Bubble
The Mathmos Color Bubble is made by Mathmos - the company that created the original Lava lamp back in 1967). This is a very intriguing light that illuminates in a wonderful shade of blue.
A Hidden Jewel In Home Decorating, The Powder Room
Typically a small space consisting of just a sink and toilet, you most likely know them by a more common term "half-bath" or "guest bath.Ever wonder where the term "powder room" came from? It's derived from Victorian times, when women needed to "powder their noses".
Decorate Your Home with Shabby Chic
Are you ready to redecorate but have a limited budget? Do you have some great furniture but nothing matches? Do you love antiques but not stiff formal decor? Then think Shabby Chic, a fun decorating style that solves all these dilemmas and more.Shabby Chic is one of the hottest trends in decorating, and for good reason.
Finding a Color Scheme - Decorating with What you Have
If you feel helpless when it comes to picking and blending colors, your answer could be as far away as your nearest pillow. Check out this quick way to create a color scheme for your home with our PICK - SEE -LMD method.
A Review of Popular Ceiling Fan Manufacturers
Nearly every residence has at least one ceiling fan. Ceiling fans are so common that many people have difficulty sleeping without one.
A Look at Fruit Gift Baskets
The original, the granddaddy of all of today's items bought and sold as fruit baskets, was in fact a basket full of assorted fruits. While there is no clear cut evidence when the first fruit basket was wrapped up and delivered to it's overjoyed recipient, it is known that in ancient times fruit baskets were routinely given to kings and feudal lords all over the world as a sign of respect and loyalty.
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