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Stylish and Hardworking Kitchen Sink and Faucet

T’is the season to celebrate! And if done right, a newly renovated kitchen makes it easy to party. And among the essentials that can help most are a quality sink and faucet, like those from Elkay’s Avado collection of products in this updated kitchen. The sink is line’s the simplest under-mount version, which is made of durable 16-gauge stainless steel. ItRead more

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The Newest, Energy-Efficient Lightbulb

Talk about a bright idea! Most people know that one of the easiest ways to go green and save money at home is to replace a standard incandescent bulb with a compact fluorescent. Well, now it’s just as easy to go even greener and save even more money by replacing that incandescent with new aRead more

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Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Kitchen Countertops

Choosing an eco-friendly countertop in a kitchen renovation isn’t just good for the planet, it’ll make your life easier, too. The engineered stone countertop in this kitchen is called ECO by Cosentino is made by the same Spanish company that produces another well-known quartz surface called Silestone. Here are seven reasons to love it: 1. It’s beautifulRead more

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Cleaning and Protecting a Hardwood Floor

Anyone with a newly installed hardwood would do well to keep it in the best possible shape. And Bona, the Swedish floor care company, has mastered the preservation wood floors. Its three-part cleaning and care system includes one swivel-head mop, two cleaning and polish solutions, and three cleaning and care pads that are cost efficient,Read more

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Thanksgiving with a Twist

Interested in the idea of serving a traditional feast with a modern twist? Picture fresh bread or rolls served up in this clever “Wicker Basket” or a yummy dessert offered up in iconic “Tapio” cocktail glasses, designed by the great Finnish designer Tapio Wirrkala in 1952. Both are available through yoox.com, a ten-year-old virtual boutiqueRead more

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Customs Closets Can Change Your Life

Thanks to some good advice from organizing expert Lisa Zaslow, the owner of Gotham Organizing in New York, as well as some help from Kioka Abbott from California Closets, a shallow linen closet in this New York City apartment was converted into a built-in bookshelf with made-to-order shelves. Books may be relics of a bygoneRead more

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Window Treatments That Can Help You Sleep

If you or a family member are light sleepers, consider installing a shade with a premium blackout liner, which can help a person get an extra 45 minutes to an hour of sleep each night. This shade is from Budget Blinds (don’t let the name of the franchise fool you—the window treatments the company offersRead more

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An Eco-Friendly Way to Dispose of Old Appliances

Whether you’re simply replacing an appliance or two or starting from scratch on a kitchen renovation, consider recycling products in reasonable shape rather than sending them to the landfill. DiggersList.com offers ways to donate old appliances along with elements like countertops or shelves to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. DiggersList.com is a free online classified site,Read more

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Maximizing Storage Space with Affordable Organizing Systems

Ready to organize your hall closet? Then consider Ikea’s Pax organizing system, which can help you maximize the “vertical real estate” (see our post on Clearing Clutter with organizing expert Lisa Zaslow). You can use the store’s handy online tool to pick out the components you want to create a super-efficient utility or coat closetRead more

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