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Interior Design Blog — decorator

Budget decorating facelifts for the homeseller

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There are lots of articles out there on home staging and how to declutter, so this isn't going to be one of those. This article is going to talk about how to handle a feature you really don't like, and don't have the budget to completely do away with.  I am going to use a case study on a home I worked on quite a few years back where we had to deal with some difficult problems on a limited budget. I must start with the caveat that there was a budget, though and that these tend to be more...

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Home Renovation - I can't believe it's the same space

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A bathroom renovation I recently completed work on has transformed the space leaving it functional and beautiful.  First impressions of this small mainfloor bathroom was that is was depressing, awkward and dark. My client was struggling with the added difficulty of helping her daughter with disabilities to get in and out of a cramped tub to shower. We needed to find more space and greatly improve the functionality while making the only bathroom on the main floor feel like a place one could go to relax.  First, we found more space by bumping into the adjacent room by a few...

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"Floral" Design for Dad: Make an edible BLT bouquet for Fathers' Day

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Finally! Easy instructions to make bacon roses and a fun bouquet for your Fathers' Day table. I made these for my step-son's graduation and tweaked some of the instructions I found on the internet. There was a lot of fussing with drilling holes in muffin tins on other sites, and I wanted to find an easier way. I also didn't want to use artificial flowers for leaves and stems and wanted to turn this into more of an appetizer rather than just straight bacon-on-a-stick. So, this is slightly fussy, but not bad and I love the idea of a BLT-on-a-stick...

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