The ‘Toasty Towel’ Solution

The ‘Toasty Towel’ Solution

Many of today’s larger, modern showers are doorless designs; great because there’s no door to clean, but some people report feeling cold before they are able to dry off. Common solutions are in-floor heat in your bathroom (installs under the tile), wall mounted...

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Ease Time Pressures

Ease Time Pressures

If your son/daughter takes a half-hour in front of the bathroom mirror getting ready in the morning, you know a shared bathroom can become a battlefield. Compartmented bathrooms (toilet and tub/shower in one area separated by a door from the vanity and...

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Backstory: The Family Lounge

Backstory: The Family Lounge

A couple with young children was looking for "cuddle space." In another household, it was the need for an upstairs family area for "together time" before bed. Yet another family wanted a larger open study area where the parents would be involved with their...

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Safe and Stylish Bathroom Accessories

Safe and Stylish Bathroom Accessories

Accessibility is a concern for many homeowners, and the bathroom is of significant importance. According to the National Safety Council, slip and fall accidents in the bathroom are the most common accidents in the home. Adding grab bars to your bathroom...

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Personality Predicts Purchase

Personality Predicts Purchase

You probably can't recall all of the "personality" quizzes you've taken over the years, whether they be to understand yourself, suggest a career, or identify your soulmate. Some are based on your purchases - and what they say about you. Design Basics' Finally About...

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A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

A Better Way for Outdoor Storage

In cold weather markets, where does the patio furniture go when the snow flies? Usually, the garage. But some new homes are built without a garage, and some garages just don’t have the room necessary to accommodate your patio items. Other folks use a shed,...

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A Crafty Solution!

A Crafty Solution!

If you enjoy crafting, sewing, etc., but don't have a spare room or area to dedicate to crafting, the Craft Closet may be the answer! Installing shelves, drawers, and racks, you can keep all your craft supplies in one spot. And, you can leave an ongoing...

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Thoughtful Design: The Coffee Bar

Thoughtful Design: The Coffee Bar

One of life's little luxuries is the morning's first cup of coffee. Perhaps it's the aroma that wakes you up, or just being able to grab a cup and cozy back into bed for a while, carving out a small space in your owner's suite for a coffee bar is an...

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Brightening Small Spaces

Brightening Small Spaces

Natural light is important for any room, but especially in a smaller space. Hy-Lite® has a line of decorative windows designed just for small spaces that feature beveled glass pieces, allowing for privacy without losing the ability to flood the room with natural...

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Have a Seat

Have a Seat

In your owner’s suite closet! Few things are as handy as having a place to sit down when dressing. Yet, unless your closet is large enough to have a center island, finding a place for a seat can be difficult, and may mean sacrificing much wanted storage. If your...

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