How to Refinance a Mortgage With an Interest Deduction

Refinancing into a lower interest rate can save you hundreds of dollars each month. If they want to refinance, it appears most homeowners only call the mortgage lender that continue solicited them via the radio, TV or direct mail. Wise homeowners shop their loan with multiple lenders before choosing a lender with whom to work. Read more about How to Refinance a Mortgage With an Interest Deduction[…]

Color and Creativity Energize a Midcentury Home

Luce Beaulieu and Régis Carlo saw beyond dated style and a cramped setup when they purchased the ground-floor and cellar levels of a duplex in Montreal’s Côte-Saint-Paul district. The older couple who had previously owned the house had hardly touched it in years, and the dwelling was in dire need of an update. “My inclination Read more about Color and Creativity Energize a Midcentury Home[…]

11 Ways to Roll With Wallpaper All Over Your House

I meet a lot of those who have reservations about background. Two of the most common questions I’m asked are: “Is Not background from style?” And “Is not background a lot of maintenance?” My stock response: no, really it’s just the opposite. Wallpaper is quite much in vogue, and I believe it always will be. Read more about 11 Ways to Roll With Wallpaper All Over Your House[…]

Witness a Superb Chihuly Glass Sculpture Installation

The artist and sculptor Dale Chihuly is famous for creating exuberant works of glass art from the very small to the enormous. His work is in museums, botanical gardens, corporate buildings, luxury hotels and even homes round the globe. You might wonder how on earth the whole notion of incorporating this type of bit occurs, Read more about Witness a Superb Chihuly Glass Sculpture Installation[…]

Stripping Down Uncovers a 1910 Bungalow's Beauty

The hundred-year-old bungalow Melissa Glover purchased had seen better days. Layer upon layer of numerous remodels had abandoned the home a messy mixture of styles. However, its greatest days were yet to come. As a first-time homeowner, Glover poured her soul, heart and some concrete into making her home amazing again. She did so mostly Read more about Stripping Down Uncovers a 1910 Bungalow's Beauty[…]

Sunlight Used Right: Modern Home Designs Which Harness Solar Power

The changing colors of trees in fall indicates that soon we’ll need to turn on the heat. It makes me understand how valuable the sun can be for heating our houses, saving power and reducing bills — the other side of designing a home for living with no air conditioning. Designs for passive solar heating Read more about Sunlight Used Right: Modern Home Designs Which Harness Solar Power[…]

How to Clean Vinyl Wire Shelves

Vinyl-coated cable shelving is in several areas of the house, from bedroom closets to kitchen cabinets, storing everything from clothing to household chemicals. Because these shelves have been so versatile, they’re prone to becoming dirty or sticky over time. Citrus-based cleaners or vinegar get these shelves tidy again. Citrus for Stickiness If the vinyl layer Read more about How to Clean Vinyl Wire Shelves[…]