Why Your Washing Machine Smells!

Why Your Washing Machine Smells

(Why Your Washing Machine Smells – Photo by Well-Designed Interiors)

Back when the front load washers were just first coming out on the market, I was so thrilled to be getting a new set. I had dreamed of the day when I no longer needed to make a trip to the laundry mat or to use the cleaners for my larger items. Then, the day came and I gladly handed over the cash for my two new beauties. Little did I know, at the time, that I was about to embark upon one of the most challenging household problems that I had yet to encounter – the dreaded front loader stink!

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Pet Proof Rugs – Solutions for Resistant Rugs

Pet Proof Rugs - Solutions for Resistant Rugs

(Pet Proof Rugs – Photo by Life in Jeneral

Most of us just love our big and little pets, but what we don’t love is the maintenance it takes to keep flooring and furniture looking and smelling good. If you own a dog or cat, then you know exactly what I mean. Between the regular doggie sweat/odor, the occasional hacking up something that shouldn’t have been eaten in the first place, or the (hopefully rare) piddle spots that they so lovingly leave behind….. is it any wonder that there is a constant search to find the perfect pet proof rugs? Well, friends I am here today to help. I will explain the different types of rugs, the pros and cons for each. Then, I will tell you how I manage to keep my favorite rugs looking good.

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Cement Tile – 2017’s Tile Trend!

Cement Tile - 2017s Tile Trend!

(Cement Tile – 2017s Tile Trend! –  Photo by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design)

If you have been paying attention to any of the home remodeling TV shows, then I am sure that you have seen some form of cement tile being installed. These are sometimes referred to as pattern tiles, and are reminiscent of either a Mediterranean or New Orleans style (depending on the design). However, these tiles are making a comeback in a big way. So, if you enjoying keeping up with current trends, then you should really check these out.

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2016 Year End Review!

2016 Year End Review! (2016 Year End Review!)
Wow! What a year this has been. I am so very grateful to all of the people that have taken the time to visit my site. I hope that you all found at least a little something to inspire you. I am really looking forward to the upcoming year. (Hint: I have a LOT of great projects in the works). But in the mean time, I wanted to take this chance to offer you a look back at the top 10 posts for the 2016 year – made popular by you, the viewer.

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Interior Door Styles – The 411

Interior Door Styles

(Interior Door Styles –  Photo by Weaver Custom Homes)

The interior doors in a house can either make or break an intended design style. If you have ever walked through a home that was decorated in very traditional furniture but had flush doors throughout, then you know what I mean. The wrong door can stick out like a soar thumb. When asked which type of interior door styles go with what design, I usually break it down like this:

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