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Hot, Steamy, And Good For Your Health: The Benefits Of A (Home) Sauna

Saunas have been around for centuries, and are prized for their health benefits world wide. But just because our culture hasn’t readily embraced the public sauna doesn’t mean you can’t have one in your own home. Whether you go with a traditional hot-rock electric heater, a steam bath, or a modern infrared sauna, you can find a pre-built or pre-cut sauna to fit your bathroom or your back yard – just yourself or, if you’re feeling bold, your friends and family! Continue reading

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Picking The Right Decking Material: How To Save On Sanding And Learn To Love The Wood

Wood Decks come in all variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures, but choosing between them isn’t just about good looks. More expensive varieties, like Ipe, are much longer lasting, whereas softwoods like redwood and cedar require much more frequent long-term maintenance. So when you’re choosing a deck, remember the time you’ll have to spend face to face, on your hands and knees, with a sander on a slab of wood when you’re picking your favorite! Continue reading

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Building a Perfect Roof Deck

Design and decoration tips for a roof deck project will both inspire and help you select the best products. Continue reading

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Pergola Design, The Renaissance of the Patio

A Pergola outside offers a nice cool sitting area for those especially hot summer days. These tips can help you decide which materials to use and help inspire your perfect pergola design. Continue reading

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Cabana, Garden Room, or Conservatory? Build Outside and Enjoy the Pretty.

Cabanas, saunas, conservatories, and garden rooms are all great outdoor spaces to enjoy your garden or landscape. If you have nice weather, even for part of the year, it’s a nice addition to your property. Who wouldn’t want a tropical paradise spot to relax outdoors? See post for building comparisons and garden decor tips. Continue reading

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Our Century’s Most Macho Bathroom Designs

Bathroom designs just for boys and courageous young women. Continue reading

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Paper Bag Floors – First Step to Origami Home

Paper floors offer a green alternative when someone decides to renovate a floor. With recycled materials, a home-maker can inexpensively put in a brand new floor. Continue reading

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The Magic and Mystery of Secret Passageways

A company installs secret passageways for the more eccentric home. Continue reading

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Deck the Walls with Water

An exploration into the watery world of interior design, using aquariums and indoor waterfalls to renovate a home. Continue reading

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Art of Vertical Gardens, Healthy and Spectacular

The scoop on the benefits of indoor landscaping. Continue reading

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