Reading In Bed

Love to read in bed? The typical height for a swing arm lamp is 42” from the bottom of the shade to the floor. Both Christopher Norman and Hinson-Hansen have good choices. Adding dimmers is advisable.  
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Update a Hallway

  Do you have a boring hall wall? Add a chalkboard wall! The paint is available at most home improvement stores and with the popularity of dark gray walls and accents, continuity will ensue. A smooth wall is required.
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Green Tips for Your Kitchen

A recycle, waste drawer has been a staple in the kitchens I have designed for over 15 years. Rev-A-Shelf has a soft close for heavy loads. The base works with 35 qt. and 50 qt. containers.
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Beat the Summer Heat!

Sealy mattress company has a new offering – Opticool – starting at $1200 that allows each half of the mattress to be cooled. Desert dwellers rejoice!  
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3-D Printers Change Design World Too

New technology that will change many of our future options-the 3-D printer. It is already used for custom fashion and at the cusp of fabric design. It is going to be an interesting development. Read this article by Eric Schimelpfenig in Kitchen & Bath Design News!
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Warm Up Your Design for Winter

In the cooler winter months, bring out your warm throws in jewel tone colors to warm up a room. Add draperies or at least fabric panels on the sides of windows. Velveteen options for draperies are available for inside and out. There are wonderful outdoor textured fabrics now for a war
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