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How to Cut Energy Costs with Window Coverings

Controlling the amount of sunlight that enters your house or patio is an easy way to cut your cooling and heating bills, regulate your home's temperature, and enhance the appearance of your house. Window [more…]

How to Fix Cracks in Wood

Even though you may have tried to use wood without any cracks, splits, holes, or gouges, sometimes you end up with imperfections you didn’t notice or couldn’t avoid. You can fill cracks, scratches, or [more…]

Ten Easy Kitchen Upgrades

If you don’t have the money for a complete kitchen remodel, don’t despair. There are still some things you can do to upgrade the look of your kitchen. No matter how small your budget is, there’s bound [more…]

Fast and Easy Ways Dress Up Your Windows

With or without fancy treatments, windows provide a focal point and a spot where everyone wants to sit. They open a room’s interior to the views outside and flood it with natural sunlight. Do you need [more…]

Inexpensive Ways to Transform Your Bathroom

Using your imagination and some elbow grease to transform an ugly bathroom into a beautiful bath saves money, and it’s fun! Simple changes to vanities and tile can go a long way. Bathroom vanity cabinets [more…]

Solutions for Dinners in Small Dining Areas

Americans are casual diners, so not everyone has a formal dining room for dinner parties. Whether you just have a small dining room or you are planning a meal for a dozen guests and you don’t have space [more…]

How to Make a Table Slipcover

A well-dressed table can add sophistication to any room You can use this softening slipcover for a side table, a dining room table, a front hall table, or anywhere you want to add a bit of style with fabric [more…]

How to Make Curtains without Sewing a Stitch

One of the best things about window treatments that don’t require any, or very little, sewing is that you can frequently change them because they’re so quick, easy, and inexpensive to make. If you’re a [more…]

How to Make Ultrasuede Curtains

These Ultrasuede curtains are very simple window treatments that effectively block light and give your room a modern look. They’re great for young men’s rooms, or any room where you want a bit of style [more…]

How to Fashion Frayed-Edge Draperies

Frayed-edge curtains are a simple treatment and require no sewing at all, just a few clips for hanging. This treatment lends a natural, organic-looking feeling when the frayed ends move in the breeze. [more…]

How to Make Ribbon Curtains

Ribbon curtains look like something you encounter in the drive-through car wash. You get a flowing, festive look with this treatment, which is also terrific in doorways. When the curtain is stationary, [more…]

Unusual Ideas for Curtain Tiebacks

Curtain tiebacks need to be functional and they need to look good. That said, you don’t always have to use store-bought fabric to do the job. Look around your house. You may already have the material hanging [more…]

How to Make Your Slipcovers Fit

If you find that your slipcover doesn’t fit as perfectly as you’d hoped for, or if it’s doing a slip and slide when certain members of your family hop or jump on it, consider using a few of these tips: [more…]

How to Make a Quick Armchair Slipcover

Armchairs are naturals for slipcovering. If you’re covering an armchair that has a rounded back, consider a fabric that drapes well, such as slipcover-grade chenille or soft twill. A stiff or overly crisp [more…]

How to Make Slipcovers for Dining Room Chairs

Making slipcovers for your dining room chairs is so easy. It takes a bit of fussing, but no sewing, and the results are elegant. All you have to do is wrap, drape, tie, pin, and arrange the fabric so it’s [more…]

How to Quickly Re-Cover an Ottoman

This project is a wonderful way to spruce up an old ottoman. Maybe yours is covered in dark leather that’s cracking a bit or a fabric that has generally seen better days, and you want to add it to a room [more…]

Solving Common Furniture Problems

If you don’t have the money to go out and buy completely new furniture, some of these troubleshooting tips may be perfect for you. Whether your couch is too big, or your furniture is showing its age, here [more…]

12 Accessories that Revitalize a Room

Just what accessories do you really need? Accessories that have a function have a competitive edge. For example, pillows can cushion as well as add color and pattern. An [more…]

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