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Home Renovations Made over Time

Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly making changes to my home to make it look more modern. I’ve given the home a new coat of paint, gotten rid of the wallpaper and made the walls completely bare for paint, added some new rugs and carpeting to some of the rooms, gotten some new furniture, and even put in a skylight. My latest renovation involved adding some plantation shutters to the windows of my home. I was having a bit of trouble deciding on which ones I should get. I contacted a company and asked for their assistance with picking the right shutters.

The company came to my home and measured the windows. They then showed me some shutter samples that might look good with my windows.…

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What Is the Most Durable Type of Home Flooring ?

So you are on the look out for new flooring in your home. You don’t want to have to spend the money again in a couple of years’ time, so you want a floor that is durable. If you have either children or pets or both, you will have more reasons to want to ensure that the floor lasts and remains as good-looking as it did on installation day. Here we provide a rundown on the most durable home flooring available today.

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Concrete

Yes, you read that right: concrete is the most durable type of flooring available. It is currently on-trend in restaurants and bars, and when polished or stained can look very good, if rather industrial. However, it is a cold material without sufficient heating, and being very hard under foot makes it less appealing for those with children.

Bamboo

Bamboo flooring can be extremely attractive. If you choose the strand woven type, you will be choosing flooring that is more dense than redwood.

Natural Stone

Of course, stone that weathers well in the great outdoors is bound to last and last in your family bathroom or well-traversed kitchen. It can also look great with pretty much any decor. The only sticking point for many people is the cost.

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Tiling

Ceramic or porcelain tiles are resistant to spills and scratches. However, they will crack if you drop something heavy on them. So as far as durability goes, they will last as long as you’ve got a good catching arm. Despite this, they appeal to homeowners because of the variety of styles on offer and how good they look even as a blank canvas.

Laminate Flooring

Recent and continuing improvements in the manufacture of laminate have served to make it increasingly durable. In particular, the top layer is fantastically scratch-resistant. As with tiles, the appeal for many homeowners is the durability, and there are a number of styles available from suppliers such as http://www.woodfloorwarehouse.co.uk/ – from Grey laminate flooring, which can look like ceramic, to the wood effect cherry. Another bonus for homeowners is the price.

Solid Hardwood

Even the hardest of hardwoods will scratch. However, they can be sanded and restored back to the former glory, meaning that they will last you a lifetime provided you are willing to put in a little work.…

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Shutters That Are Worth Their Weight in Gold

My husband and I were looking at houses not long ago, deciding if we wanted to finally take the plunge and buy one. We had been renting ever since we got married, and we were finally in the position to take the next step. We found a house pretty quickly, and it had everything we both could want. Well, almost everything, anyway. I did want to make a few minor changes. The biggest one was getting orange county blinds in every room. My parents had shutters in their house ever since I could remember, and I just really liked how they look.

I knew that it would cost a bit more in the short term to get this kind of shutters for every window, especially considering how many we had throughout the new house.…

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