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Carpet or Hardwood Floors for Bedrooms, Living Rooms and More

Left/Top: Photo: Samiylenko / Adobe Stock Bottom/Right: Photo: Samiylenko / Adobe Stock When it comes to carpet versus hardwood, both are popular flooring options, but each offers various advantages and disadvantages. For instance, carpet is better at muffling sound, while hardwood is easier to clean and has a longer life span. Use this guide to…

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Extraordinary Man Cave Renovations

Whether you live with family, roommates or by yourself, there are always distractions. It helps to have a separate space to escape to. A place where you can zero out the noise of the day and focus on a creative project, relax and unwind, or cultivate a hobby: a “man cave.” Here are a few…

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What Are the Key Differences Between Remodeling and Refinishing a Basement?

Anatoli Igolkin/iStock/Getty Images Plus via Getty Images Reviewed by Bob Tschudi, Expert Home Building and Remodeling Contributor.Written by HomeAdvisor. The main difference between remodeling and refinishing a basement is that refinishing simply “finishes” or makes over the space without altering the use, layout, or structure. Whereas remodeling involves redesigning the space, making structural changes, altering…

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How to Create a Meditation Room in 7 Steps

As meditation becomes more popular, many people are looking for ways to design a peaceful space in their own homes by creating meditation rooms. According to one study, people meditating globally increased 2,900% between March and September 2020. Converting a space in your home into a meditation room doesn’t need to be a pricey, time-consuming…

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Modern Living Room Decor

Making the most of the space you’ve got is a common goal among homeowners; and no matter what kind of space you inhabit, it will likely have a living room. This room is meant for entertaining, but if it’s not up to your standards, it might be time to teach that old parlor some new…

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Creative Living Room Design Can Reinvent a Space

In the home, where do you spend most of your time? Which room is really lived in? Just a guess, but it’s probably your living room (it’s called that for a reason). So it’s important this room is designed properly since it sets a tone for the rest of the house. It says a lot…

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Traditional or Modern: Decorating a Den

Whatever happened to the den? That secluded, often shut off room where one could go to relax after a hard day, or perhaps utilize when work needed to be done without interruption—where did it go? Many would say that it’s still there only with a different name, like office or living room. Office doesn’t really…

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