Category: Home Decor

Expert Advice: How Much Paint do I Need?

Q. How much paint do I need to paint my room? A: In generally, a medium size room (12’ by 12’ with 8’ high ceilings) will usually take about ¾ of a gallon per coat for the walls. It is important to choose a good quality paint to ensure proper coverage with two coats. My […]

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DIY Decor Ideas using Succulents

In addition to being low maintenance, non-green-thumb-friendly and drought-tolerating, succulents also happen to be interesting to look at it, making them the ideal plants to decorate with, indoors or out. We’ve rounded up five great ideas to incorporate succulents into your home’s decor.   A Succulent Terrarium  Simple, satisfying and self-contained, a DIY terrarium is […]

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6 Areas of Your Home That Need Protection During Remodeling

The purpose of remodeling your home is to make it better than it was before. However, some areas are vulnerable to damage during the home construction process. Whether you intend to tackle the renovation project yourself or hire a contractor to handle the work, there are steps you can take now to protect certain areas […]

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Clever Outdoor Cleaning Hacks

  So you’ve spring cleaned the inside of your home, but that’s only half the battle. We’ve rounded up some hacks to help you tackle the outside.   How to Clean: Your Grill  What you’ll need: Ammonia Trash bags Rubberbands Rubber Gloves The last thing you want, come grilling season, is to have all of […]

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Top 3 Reasons To Hire a Cleaning Company for Your Home

Many homeowners may feel awkward or uncomfortable about hiring a cleaning company Bend, OR to clean their home. It may seem pretentious to hire help, or unnecessary to spend money on a task that you could reasonably accomplish yourself. However, for those who have the means, the money you spend to have your house cleaned […]

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Creative Giving: How to Give a Gift Card

THE PERFECT GIFT IDEA Gift cards are the perfect choice for those hard to shop for individuals on your list. Pick a gift card from a store with multiple departments so they have plenty of choices! – Giant Tiger, www.gianttiger.com SEW IT UP Crochet a cute gift card ornament that will also become a keepsake […]

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Marc & Mandy’s Home & Decor Gift Ideas

A FRESH COAT Update your home before guests arrive with colors from Simon Chang’s 2019 Trend Collection! – Beauti-tone, www.beauti-tone.ca QUALITY DIY Create DIY tabletops, artwork, jewelry and more. Low odor formulation allows for indoor use, with no ventilation required! – Ecopoxy, www.ecopoxy.com PHOTO ART Turn your photos into affordable, stunning wall art that is […]

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8 DIY Halloween Treat Bags

Looking for a last minute way to dress up your Halloween treats? We’ve got a few great ideas for you. Crepe Paper Pumpkins ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 Crepe paper pumpkins are so easy to make and they are easy to open. Source

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4 Creative Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

  Freeze it.  Candy can last anywhere from two weeks to a year, depending on how you store it. Check the labels or do a quick Google search to find out which treats will and won’t keep. For the ones that will, freeze and unthaw throughout the year to make sundaes, milkshakes, cakes, brownies, or […]

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Melissa Maker’s Thanksgiving Cleaning Tips

Cooking can be messy business, especially when it comes to a big event like Thanksgiving dinner. That said, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success with minimal mess. Melissa Maker, from the YouTube channel Clean My Space, shares some tips on how to safeguard your kitchen from typical […]

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Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

It's In The Details ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 What we love most about this decor scheme is the attention to detail. The designer has covered everything, even changing out the artwork to match the seasonal decor! Source Save

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DIY Centerpiece Ideas for Thanksgiving

Candles and Leaves ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 10 With all the gorgeous leaves and other elegant touches. These centerpieces are beautiful! http://www.improvementscatalog.com/RoomForImprovements/diy-thanksgiving-centerpieces/ Save Save

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Creative Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Cooking a big meal, especially for a high pressure occasion like Thanksgiving, can be a intimidating and overwhelming. Chef Rob shares some of his tried and true hacks for getting through this big day. For your turkey: The best way to cook a turkey is overnight, slowly and on a low temperature. Chef Rob suggests […]

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Transform Your Basement into a Rental Suite

If you live in a desirable area and you’ve been thinking about transforming your basement to attract renters, now may be the perfect time. In today’s housing economy, converting your basement into a rental suite is an excellent way to help pay off your mortgage, while providing affordable living accommodations for low-income renters. Not only […]

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Refinishing an Old Bedroom Dresser

Dear Marc: Do you have ideas for refinishing an old bedroom dresser? It’s a low, two-drawer dresser with a honey wood finish. I like the piece of furniture, but I want to “glam it up”. Help! Darlene Dear Darlene: The other day, I was sitting with friends and family in my sister’s dining room when […]

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DIY Faux Fur Chair Project

Dear Marc: I found a faux fur chair with natural stained wood at a flea market and I want to refinish it. I went to a fabric store to replace the existing faux fur with a more muted colour only to realize that this type of fabric is pricey! Do you have any ideas how […]

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DIY Repurposed Weathered Wood Sign

“I’m from the country and I like it that way” – Tracy Byrd, #1 Billboard Hit Country Music Artist Dear Marc: I have two eight foot lengths of 1 x 6 inch weathered wood. We had an old fence dismantled and these pieces were left behind by the contractor. I thought of throwing them out […]

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How to Create a Multi-functional Basement for the Whole Family

The finished basement is a space in the house where the whole family can come together to enjoy some communal time. If you’re looking to renovate your basement to make it more usable, consider that this space is often expected to take on many functions such as being a living room, a guest space, and […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

A Cozy Christmas Gift Wrap ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Photo Source and Details jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('9c48267575153d9029444afb6157d7fd', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Halloween Stain Removal Tips

Halloween is a scary time, in more ways than one. Think: ghosts, goblins, haunted houses, and miscellaneous STAINS. Speaking to the latter is Melissa Maker of Clean My Space. Keep reading for two common stain types and Melissa’s expert tips on how to treat them. Type 1: Chocolate, Pumpkin and Caramel The first step is to remove as […]

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Five Tips for Creating an Appealing Dressing Room at Home

A large master bedroom usually has a dressing room. A dressing room serves as the place where a woman dresses, puts on her makeup, brushes her hair and finishes getting ready. The best thing about decorating a dressing room is you can let your creativity run wild. Look at five tips for creating an appealing […]

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Expert Advice: Is a Tub Necessary?

Q: I’m in the middle of remodeling and my husband and I can’t agree. Neither of us ever uses the tub, we both prefer showers. I feel like a tub would just waste space in the room that we could have used for storage or a larger shower but he is worried that we’ll regret […]

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Expert Advice: Bathroom Renovations for Resell Value

Q: I have completely gutted the main bathroom in my home and I am working on design plans but there are so many options. I plan to sell the house in a few years so I’m wondering what some of the most popular choices are when it comes to improving the resale value of the […]

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Expert Advice: Carpet Repair – Clean First or Stretch First?

QUESTION: My carpet has bumps and I want to get it stretched and cleaned. Should I have it cleaned first or stretched first? We asked Pablo of Curly’s Carpet Repair and this is what he recommends: There are people and/or cleaning companies who will tell you to get it cleaned first and than stretched. They […]

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Expert Advice: Grid-tied Solar Energy Systems

QUESTION: Can you explain a grid-tied solar energy system to me. What can I expect when installing a system like this? ANSWER: “Grid-tied” means that your home is still connected, or “tied” to the BC Hydro power grid. When the sun is shining, your house will use the solar energy first and if you require […]

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