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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10 Ideas to Hide Those Trash Bins

10 Ideas to Hide Those Trash Bins

( Trash Bins – Photo by The Honest Scot)

With Spring finally arriving, I know a lot of you are probably beginning to start your outdoor cleanup and maintenance. One thing to consider is where your trash bins are parked. Are they visible from the road or by your neighbors. Maybe you would like to come up with a good way to hide them. If so, these 10 ideas may point you in the right direction for an attractive and easy result.

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Open Shelving – Pros and Cons

Open Shelving - Pros & Cons

(Open Shelving – Photo by Erotas Building Corporation)

Have you considered having open shelving in your kitchen? Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that open shelving has become the “thing” to do. What with HGTVs Fixer Upper using them quite frequently to achieve Joanna’s signature farmhouse look, and the rise in popularity for the Rustic Industrial look, open shelving seems to be just about everywhere. But before you take that leap, let’s look at both the Pros and Cons of this design choice.

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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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