A Guide to Paint Finishes: From Flat to Fabulously Glossy

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Flat, eggshell, satin, gloss: When it comes to interior décor, there are a lot of confusing terms, but at least the names for paint finishes are fairly straightforward. Even the most novice painter can guess what’s what. Flat (or matte) is a smooth surface without luster. Eggshell resembles its namesake. Satin has a subtle sheen [...]

New Uses for Old Things: 10 Ways to Repurpose Old Items

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By Allison Lind for Home Rehab Online Our landfills are growing by the second — but there’s plenty that we can do to help, while also adding some extra functionality or style in our homes! Find decorating inspiration in these five unique ways to reuse items you already have. Mother Nature will be pleased. Bottle [...]

DIY Home Décor : 10 Things Every Man Cave Needs

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By Kelly Thore for Home Rehab Online   Any true man cave should be suitable for a king. But what are the essential elements of the most tricked-out guy space? Betsy Helmuth, a New York City-based interior designer and owner of Affordable Interior Design, shares her pro tips and finds. 1. Comfortable Seating Hunt for [...]

Home Decorating Tips: How to Style Bookshelves Like a Pro

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By Elizabeth Lilly for Home Rehab Online If there’s one piece of furniture with endless style potential, it’s bookshelves. These spaces are often used for function only, but you can style bookshelves so they display your personality through meaningful objects and unique knick-knacks in addition to your reading collection. “[Bookshelves] are the absolute architecture of [...]

Eco-Friendly Appliances: Should You Go Green?

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By Katie Kretschmer for Home Rehab Online Today’s home appliances are light years better than those of just a decade ago. Their superb energy-efficiency helps you create an eco-friendly home — and they also save you money. Many appliance manufacturers have partnered with the federal government in the Energy Star program, which makes it easy [...]