How to Find the Best Deals on Modern and Patio Furniture

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The joy of shopping is increased manifold when the best discounts and deals are at your fingertips. Decorating your home or the occasional make-over can become an expensive affair and sometimes rather confusing, given the range of products and deals available in the market. But with the options today’s consumers have at their disposal, searching for a reasonably good deal on the modern and patio furniture you want shouldn’t be a difficult one.

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Top 4 Reasons Not to Convert Your Garage into a Room for Your Home

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These days fewer and fewer homes tend to have garages. It seems that the average homeowner would much rather have an extra room in their home than a space to park their car, and so they often target their garages and convert them into guest rooms, studies, or dining rooms.

But if you’re thinking of doing the same then you should think twice before you go ahead: garages actually have a lot of benefits over regular rooms in your home and there are tons of great reasons to keep them. Read on to find out just a few of the compelling arguments for keeping a garage.

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Bosch, LG, and Samsung Win 2014 ENERGY STAR Awards

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Every year, the Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honor organizations that have made impressive contributions to fostering environmental protection through energy efficiency.

The 2014 ENERGY STAR awards ceremony will be held April 29th in Washington, DC. Three of our manufacturers have been awarded with top honors.

BOSCH: Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence

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Bosch Home Appliances was awarded for their persistence and commitment to efficient product design, obtaining ENERGY STAR certification for all its manufactured appliances, and promoting the benefits of ENERGY STAR certified appliances to consumers and partners.

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Color, Color Everywhere! The New 5k Fad

Photo by Flickr user, Scooter Lowrimore

Photo by Flickr user, Scooter Lowrimore

For several years now, 5k runs (3.1 miles) have been sweeping the nation, but there’s one that seems to rise above the rest. The Color Run is the self-proclaimed happiest 5k on the planet, and from the look of its participants, it must be true. Color runs aren’t about competition. They’re about having fun with friends. They foster community and togetherness. Everyone is fist-bumping and high fiving!

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Electrolux Wins Big at the ADEX Awards

Photo from Electrolux Inspiration Gallery

Photo from Electrolux Inspiration Gallery

Every year, companies enter their best products in the ADEX Awards in an effort to be recognized for their innovation and design. This year, Electrolux can proudly say they earned platinum and gold for two of their top appliances, both of which were designed in the Charlotte, NC  Design Center.

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Tips for Choosing Your Metal Roofing Color

Tips for Choosing Your Metal Roofing Color

People who choose to have metal roofing installed on their residential or commercial buildings will enjoy the numerous benefits of doing so. Metal roofs are a step in the right direction when it comes to sustainable construction, they are very durable and resilient to harsh weather, they are easy to maintain, and generally they don’t require costly repairs that other roofing materials are likely to need at some point. Along with all these great qualities, metal roofs are also easily customizable to match the taste and preferences of the home or business owner.

With so many metal roofing color options available on the market today, it can be difficult knowing which will be just the right one to give your structure the uniqueness you desire without going overboard. There are a few factors to keep in mind that should help you make the best choice when it comes time to paint your roof.

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How to use Color in the Home [Infographic]

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Creating depth in the walls of any interior – kitchen, bathroom, living room or lounge – is all about contrast. As a rule, lighter colors add space whereas darker colors can make a room seem smaller. If, for instance, you want to make a high ceiling appear lower and correspondingly more intimate, it’s a good idea to paint it a darker shade than the walls. By doing the same to a wall – painting one feature wall a darker hue than the other walls – you can similarly achieve the illusion of depth. This can be taken to a whole new level depending on the color you use and the emotions associated with that color.

Color affects human beings on a lot of levels. White feels clean and sanitized, whereas green brings nature into the room, and a bright red can actually increase your heartbeat. Depriving human beings of light and color can make us more prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. When we’re fed up, we use a color to describe it – we’re “blue” or “browned off.” Color is a big deal and we should never under-value its importance. Look at corporate logos and the vast sums used to research and develop them. Color – its hue, tone, saturation and combination – is crucial to us and affects every aspect of our lives.

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