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Why Your Grout Choice Is Just As Important As Your Floor Tile

After some serious contemplation, you’ve finally picked out the tile you want for your bath or kitchen—but what about the grout? The paste that fills the spaces between each tile hardly seems like the most significant design element, but the grout you choose—especially the color—can completely transform the look of the room. Here, Jesse Walker, Exquisite Surfaces’ Chicago showroom manager,…

How to Remove Cigarette Smoke Odor from Air Ducts

Removing smoke odor from air ducts becomes an essential do-it-yourself job which, though moderately easy, still requires guidance to ensure the objective has been achieved completely. Step 1 – Identify the Smoker’s Room to Plan Identify the smoker’s room in the house, or where the odor is most concentrated, and begin work from there. Determine the…

8 Ways to Update Your Living Room

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Add Modern Lighting Glass and metal are iconic materials in modern design. Create flair with a geometric light fixture and use abstract patterns for a touch of personality. Give Your Room Natural Style Refinish or install hardwood floors or add wood-paneled walls with a neutral stain to allow the grain of the wood to shine….

Turn an Old Tent Into an Amazing Playroom

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Create a fun, low-cost and bug-free play zone for the kids. Use an old tent to create a portable playscape that will keep them entertained for hours. Materials tent tablecloth buckets sand toys plastic pool toy balls Pull your old tent out of storage. Find an area that is flat and free of sharp objects….