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Monthly Archives: July 2016

    DECORATING TIPS FOR THE HOME OFFICE

    By Barry Evans | July 31, 2016

    Anyone working from home as a freelancer or private consultant knows just how hard it is to set up a home office in a limited amount of space and in a house where there are probably family members at home during the day. Not only is it necessary to set up a space that ‘feels’... Read More

    Home and away – top decorating tips for your holiday homes

    By Barry Evans | July 30, 2016

    Whether it’s the rustic look or modern touch you’re after, expect some trial and error when decorating your holiday property When my London-based friend arrives at his Connemara home, he puts on his wellies and goes up the back field with a torch and a monkey wrench to sort out the water supply. That’s the... Read More

    Home Decor Tips With Flower Vases

    By Barry Evans | July 29, 2016

    In every house you will come across a lot of fine antiques, painting and of course bright coloured carpets which make your dwelling look magnificent. When you have all these accessories in your home, there is one thing you should definitely add in your living room or bedroom to make your home look all the... Read More

    9 tips for decorating your first home on a tiny budget

    By Barry Evans | July 28, 2016

    When your kid graduates from college — and let’s just pause right here for a big hallelujah — their décor level graduates, too. At least, one can hope. When they take off that cap and gown, they also shed their dorm décor, leaving behind their futons, milk crates, frameless posters taped to the wall and... Read More

    Lake Tahoe home decorating tips: Be creative in the kitchen

    By Barry Evans | July 27, 2016

    Our kitchens have long been the center of our homes. Many of us have happy memories of the wonderful aromas we remember when our mothers were baking. And, since so much of our time is spent in our kitchens, it’s natural that when considering remodeling or redecorating this space, you would want your décor to... Read More

    Use water features to create serenity in your yard

    By Barry Evans | July 26, 2016

    “Water is the driving force of all nature.” —Leonardo da Vinci The sound of running water soothes the soul and rests the mind. Many from near and far come to find peace at one of North Louisiana’s most beloved water features found on the grounds of the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport. Gerry Ward,... Read More

    Budget-Friendly Tips on How to Improve Your Home

    By Barry Evans | July 25, 2016

    Improving and redecorating your house may seem like a lot of work that just leaves your wallet empty. But with a little effort and a mind for saving a few bucks, there are plenty of home improvement projects (including some that are even tax-deductible) that can spruce up your space – and you can start... Read More

    5 Tips to Know Before Painting Your House

    By Barry Evans | July 24, 2016

    Painting the outside of your house is a major undertaking. The most common dilemma is how to choose the right colors but there are other important questions to consider. Should you try your hand with a brush? What do you need to know about proper preparation or is priming really necessary? Understanding the dos and... Read More

    Tips to boost a home’s first impression

    By Barry Evans | July 23, 2016

    Whether you plan to sell your house this year or after your last child leaves the nest, being a homeowner includes keeping the house in tip-top shape. Yes, you can boost your sale price by updating your kitchens and bathrooms, but buyers will never even see your home’s interior if the exterior scares them off.... Read More

    Vacationing? Tips for keeping the house safe while you’re gone

    By Barry Evans | July 22, 2016

    Oh, those Wildwood days!  Summer vacation means fun in the sun somewhere other than your backyard. But it’s also prime time for burglars prowling the streets, looking for houses whose owners are out of town on holiday.  Of course, that isn’t the only thing vacationing homeowners have to worry about. Did you know that 49... Read More

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