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

Joe Schmelzer / Getty Images 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 […]

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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

Taiyou Nomachi / Getty Images 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 […]

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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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Someone that Holds Your Glass of Wine

When people are sad, or depressed they drink something to forget that feeling. We all know that after a few glasses of alcohol our mood change drastically. These handcrafted glass figurines gently hug your champagne or wine, and add an extra-festive touch with their bright colors and fluid legs forming the stem. Now you can […]

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5 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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Freelancing with a disability: Designing an accessible work from home space

Disability can happen to anyone at any time. Sometimes people have a chronic medical condition from childhood, or one that comes on in middle- or late-age. Others might have a disability due to an accident or illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 61 million adults in the United States live […]

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Bedroom Windows Buying Guide

Bedroom Windows Buying Guide Bedroom window treatments aren’t given much thought by many homeowners or renters. You might throw something over the window to block out light if you sleep late or skip it altogether if you’re an early riser. But bedroom window valances, curtains or other window treatments can help turn your house into […]

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Patio Flooring Buying Guide

A well-designed patio can become a second living room for your home, so it’s important to make smart design choices. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what to use for your patio flooring. With so many patio flooring options, it can be tough to decide which is best. Here’s a detailed guide to your options.

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Give Your Brick Fireplace a Facelift – Reader Story

Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday. Check out our submission instructions at the bottom of the page. Today […]

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Best Pella Replacement Windows

Svetlana123 / Getty Images Keeping a home comfortable in all seasons and weather conditions is the goal of every homeowner. This often means installing efficient HVAC systems, like furnaces and air conditioners. But old or porous windows can render even the most high-quality HVAC system ineffective and cost you money. So before you open your […]

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Enjoy Sweet Dreams With These DIY Headboard Ideas

Shop These Products Now: Pillow – BedsA headboard is one of the last things you see before you fall asleep and one of the first things you see when you wake up. Demonstrate your unique design style by creating your own. Below are some ideas and tips to get you started. Chalk headboard Create this […]

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Hardwood Floors: Understanding Your Options

  Bulgac / Getty Images Hardwood floors are one of the most popular types of flooring, increasing the resale value of homes and beautifying them in the process. But there are many considerations to make when choosing and installing hardwood floors, such as type, species, size, cost, and brand. This guide covers everything you need […]

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Best Andersen Replacement Windows of 2020

The Andersen Windows and Doors Corporation was incorporated slightly over a century ago. Over the years, the company has redefined industrial trends and practices, working its way to the top as America’s premier window manufacturer.For homeowners looking to replace their windows, Andersen offers an array of products to choose from. Before settling on one for […]

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Best Replacement Windows

Finding the perfect replacement window for your home can be tough, especially when you have so many options to choose from. To choose the best option for your needs, you should consider factors like material type, window style, frame type, energy efficiency, and cost.

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Bathroom Window Buying Guide

Greg Zimmermann / Shutterstock Bathroom window buying guide Changing your bathroom window can help you maximize available light while maintaining privacy. When choosing a bathroom window, you should consider lighting, privacy, and ventilation. A window with the perfect mix of these features can help you create the bathroom of your dreams. What is a bathroom […]

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The Benefits of Double-Pane Windows

You’re curled up on the couch in your living room on a cold day, and suddenly feel a draft that makes the hair on your neck stand up. The window isn’t open, but it’s allowing heat to escape and letting the cool air in. The Department of Energy reports that approximately 25 to 30% of […]

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11-Point Checklist for Prepping Your Home for a First Pet

So, you’ve decided you’re ready to welcome a pet into your home for the first time. Congratulations! Roughly 85 million American families own at least one pet, so it is a rite of passage for most households. Many pet adoption centers require a home visit before the adoption can take place, so you should ask […]

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Best Kitchen Flooring Ideas

There are so many kitchen flooring options available that it can feel difficult to find the right one. When making your decision, you’ll want to consider two factors: function and durability. Whatever it’s made of, your kitchen floor should be easy-to-maintain and long-lasting. There is a beautiful option for you, no matter your style or […]

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Hardwood vs. Laminate Wood Flooring

The flooring of a home is one of its defining features. Wood flooring remains one of the most popular options, as it is a naturally inviting, beautiful and timeless material. While older, more traditional homes often have the original hardwood floors still in place, many newer homes are using laminate. What is laminate flooring? It’s […]

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