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Free Up Counter Space with These Small Kitchen Organization Ideas

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Is cooking and entertaining in your small kitchen difficult? A studio-size kitchen is a challenge to work in, but a few small kitchen organization ideas and a couple of hours of your time can […]

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Impressive Modern Cottage at the Base of Squak Mountain, Washington

Have a look at this home located at the base of Squak Mountainin, Washington, combining sustainable materials and features with the ultimate in  modern living! Envisioned by Steve Moe Design, the modern cottage accommodates three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a home office and a media room. Its exterior finishes in stone and wood make the […]

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How to Design Restaurants & Bars that Enhance the Customer Experience

Here at Freshome, we particularly love looking deeper into the design of residential architecture and interiors but just occasionally we also get curious about other areas of design, such as hospitality design. What makes a great restaurant or bar? How do you ensure that the customers will have a great experience and want to return […]

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Eco-Friendly, Space-Saving Toilet & Washbasin Combo from Roca

There are many great designs around for bathrooms and toilets where space in not an issue. But not all of us have the luxury of an enormous space in which to accommodate these fantastic products. Those of us who live in small apartments or houses often have to deal with a lack of floor space, […]

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10 Tips for Lighting Your Storage & Closets

Storage rooms and closets are the number one space that homeowners wish they had more room for in their homes. Storage and a place to accumulate belongings will always be a challenge for home builders. Another factor that plagues homeowners is how to light their ‘too-small’ closets.  For some, walk-in closets become dressing rooms but […]

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Should you get a stained glass window at home? Cost and installation

Color and character: Adding a stained glass window to your home The earliest history of stained glass windows dates back to when pieces of colored glass were used in St. Paul’s Monastery in Jarrow, England, in 686 AD. Between the 1100s and 1500s, during the Renaissance and Gothic period, historians saw stained glass windows and decor as one […]

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Choosing The Right Size Bed For Your Bedroom

It is very tempting to select a larger bed when you see the beautiful ones available on the market. In 2017, Statista found nearly 50% of American adults were sleeping in a queen-size bed. But if your bedroom is on the smaller side, a large bed can make it feel cramped and uncomfortable. Choosing the […]

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Best Laminate Floor Cleaners

Laminate flooring comes in a variety of types and styles and is a durable and economical option for household flooring. Laminate uses a photographic decor layer, a top wear layer, a fiberboard layer and a backing layer, and can mimic natural wood and stone.  If your home has laminate flooring, you’ll want to find the […]

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What To Know About Vinyl Flooring Sheet

Vinyl flooring is composed of several layers of materials sandwiched together to form a highly durable, practical, and affordable floor covering. It remains a popular choice for homeowners because it is softer and warmer underfoot compared to stone and ceramic tiles and is resilient and easy to clean. If you are considering vinyl flooring sheet […]

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Best Windowboxes of 2020

Adding seasonal flowers to your windowsill is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. Windowboxes make it possible to extend your outdoor space and grow beautiful herb and flower gardens. These space-effective planters are a great way to bring life to any home and add character to the facade of your house.  […]

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Best 10 Neutral Paint Colors

Muted colors can add sophistication to a room and, while many assume that neutral has to mean beige, there are many options that work in nearly any home and any setting. Neutral wall paint colors are timeless and provide the perfect backdrop for creative accents, whether you love clean, bright whites or deep, dark grays.  […]

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Best Kitchen Design Software

Remodeling your kitchen can be an expensive and time-consuming undertaking. While many people have ideas for their new kitchen, turning these ideas into an inspired and organized plan can be tough. The good news is, you can use technology to make the process easier. Kitchen design software or a kitchen design app lets you create […]

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The Best Free Home Decor Catalogs

When planning a home makeover, start with inspirational ideas to improve the appearance of your home and make it feel more comfortable. Home decor catalogs offer more than just product ideas⁠ — they allow you to look at different styles of interior designs and completed rooms so you can visualize the perfect space. There are […]

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2020 Home Decor Trends

Every new year brings new trends, designs and styles in home decor. With the start of a new decade comes a great opportunity to update your space. No matter what you’re looking to redecorate, the latest home trends for 2020 bring inspiration. From the Pantone Color of the Year to incorporating curves in a space, […]

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Black Windows Are The Next Big Trend

As you browse through interior decorating catalogs and magazines, you’ll notice that black windows are a trend designers are embracing. Over a decade ago, you could see black frame windows on the outside of many homes. Now, those black window frames are also a gorgeous addition to interiors. While black windows harken back to century-old […]

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Window In The Shower

Bathroom windows are wonderful for bringing in natural light and air while protecting privacy when there is a shade or window covering. But a window in the shower itself can be more complicated for privacy. Many shower windows have beautiful outdoor views, and those that open allow more ventilation. But if your view is anything […]

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What is the best vinyl plank flooring?

Vinyl plank flooring comes in strips that look like hardwood or tile. Not only is vinyl plank flooring an affordable alternative to natural wood, it’s also durable and comes in many styles and finishes.  In this guide, we’re discussing the best vinyl flooring planks, as well as providing reviews for some of the brands offering […]

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Top Home Bathroom Flooring Options

Choosing the most suitable bathroom flooring can be daunting. You want your bathroom flooring to complement the rest of the home yet still withstand high moisture levels, humidity, and heavy foot traffic. The sheer number of bathroom floor designs, colors, textures, and material types further complicates the process. To help cut through the clutter, we’ve […]

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Kate Watson-Smyth on Post-Pandemic Design And Our New Normal

As we all adjust to a new normal and begin ushering in a new age of post-pandemic design, it’s best to turn to the experts. We wanted to hear directly from inspiring home designers about ways to adjust your space during this time. So we spoke with Kate Watson-Smyth, a renowned home designer and bestselling author […]

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9 Easy Indoor Plants You Can Buy Online

It’s the perfect time to bring the outdoors in with some easy-to-keep-alive plants. We rounded up some of the best indoor plants that have some real moxie, need minimal watering and have flexible lighting preferences.  Most of these plants can be purchased for around $20 to $40 online from retailers like Walmart, Amazon, The Sill, […]

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5 Gorgeous Airbnb Homes We Wish We Were Quarantined In

As stay-at-home mandates are extended through April, many of us are getting a little stir crazy and — let’s face it — bored with our apartments and homes. To help you daydream about other places you could be stuck in, we rounded up some of the most beautiful, peaceful and social-distance friendly Airbnb homes. This house […]

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What are the different types of floor tile?

Flooring plays a critical role in the ambiance of a home, and tile flooring options are often durable and sustainable, helping to offset high costs for flooring renovations and maintenance. Some choices have a smaller eco-footprint with more sustainable materials. Although certain types of tile flooring may share similarities, there are several distinct differences as […]

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Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring

Laminate and vinyl flooring are both excellent alternatives to hardwood, stone and tile when you’re looking for cost-effective flooring solutions. Not only are they both durable, they also feature easy installation and maintenance. When comparing laminate flooring vs. vinyl, there are many factors to consider, including in which rooms each flooring works best, the types […]

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Shutters on Windows: Everything You Need to Know

Shutters on windows are installed for privacy, to control sunlight and to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Both interior and exterior shutters offer benefits for homeowners, and because there are so many choices on the market today, this guide covers everything you need to know before you decide what kind of window shutters to buy. […]

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All about laminate flooring: Understanding your options

Laminate flooring buying guide Laminate flooring has come a long way in recent years. Rather than just a cheaper alternative to natural wood or stone flooring, laminate flooring is available in a spectrum of styles to offer a beautiful and durable complement to any decor.When purchasing laminate, there are a lot of variables to keep in mind, […]

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7 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Bigger and Brighter

Thanks to nationwide stay-at-home orders, we’re all suddenly spending a lot of time in the same small spaces. To combat the coronavirus cabin fever, we’ve talked to professional organizers, interior designers and an organizational psychologist about ways to make your home feel more spacious.  Before you begin, think about spaces that have made you feel […]

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10 Inspiring Work-from-Home Office Setups

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, most companies are shifting to remote work. As a result, plenty of people are reconfiguring their spaces and scrounging for the tools to effectively work from their homes. We reached out to our coworkers for some work-from-home inspiration. Some of us are having to make do and get […]

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8 Expert Tips on Organizing Your Home While Sheltering in Place

If you live in one of the many cities advocating for (or mandating) a self-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re suddenly spending a lot more time at home. Whether you’re working from home, homeschooling your kids, or just need to arrange your space for staying in, it’s a good time to organize.  After consulting with […]

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Don’t Stockpile: What to Buy for Home Quarantine During Coronavirus

As the number of coronavirus cases increase around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to profoundly reshape daily lives and habits. If you’ve spent any time on social media, you’ve likely seen people in the U.S. and around the world “panic buying” in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, but it’s critical to remember that being […]

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29 Spectacular Modern Glass Facades Presented on Freshome

Expanding a home beyond the borders of its rooms is a growing trend in modern residential architecture. Glass facades were mainly driven by the pursuit for opening up a home towards the surrounding natural landscape, as well as for ensuring a high level of transparency and allowing natural light inside. With constant technology uplifts, glass […]

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