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13 DIY Window Treatments to Dress Up Your Space
Just as clothes make the man, the right dressings can make all the difference for your windows too. Whether your window overlooks a dramatic vista or merely your ...
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Weekend Projects: 5 Clever Designs for a DIY Curtain Rod
Details: They make a house a home. Every element you add to serve a purpose also offers an opportunity to personalize...
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Weekend Projects: DIY Window Treatments
Why do people so often ignore the importance of blinds, drapes, and curtains when they are chief among the elements t...
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Bob Vila Radio: Window Treatments
Choosing window treatments can be one of the most difficult design decisions you’ll have to make. There are so many o...
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Shutter Style: 10 Designs Everyone Should Know
Today’s wide variety of fun and functional shutters may make it difficult to choose just one style!
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Wow-Worthy Window Films: 11 Top Picks
Drop the drapes, bump the blinds, and shirk the shutters. Instead, check out these wow-worthy adhesive window films that bring style, comfort, and privacy to your...
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8 Decorating Solutions for Tricky Windows
Use these ideas to enhance hard-to-decorate windows, such as angles, arches, octagons, bows, bays, French doors, sliding doors, and skylights.
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5 Things to Do with... Broken Blinds
Nothing lasts forever, and that includes window treatments. Besides the inevitable wear and tear they endure with nor...
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2011 Trends in Window Treatments
The selection of shades and blinds is no longer only about design, color, privacy, and sun control. The homeowner now...
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Green Homes—Window Treatments
From awnings, blinds and draperies to overhangs, shades and shutters, consumers have many options for window treatmen...
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Window Blind and Curtain Safety
Since 1991, more than 175 infants and young children have died from accidentally strangling in drapery and window cor...
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Go Beyond Blinds and Curtains
For a long time, it seemed there was nothing new under the sun as far as window coverings were concerned. But in the ...
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Bob Vila Radio: Cordless Blinds
The Consumer Product Safety commission now recommends that only cordless window coverings be used in homes with small...
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Helpful Hints for Cleaning Window Blinds
Window blinds are an extremely popular decorating option. But for blinds to look their best, they require regular car...
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Dream It, Do It: How to Paint Your Curtains
It might sound weird, but regular old latex paint on curtains can add up to lots o’ drama (the good kind). 1. Wash an...
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Top Tips for Installing Window Treatments
When we moved out of the city and into our new home, we increased our window inventory more than three-fold. The wind...
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Ordering Custom Window Treatments Online
One of the most exciting things about building a new house was seeing how much natural light we were going to get wit...
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LUTRON Serena Cellular Shades
 LUTRON, a brand commonly known for its innovations in light control and dimmers, recently added a new and more ...
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Blinds: My "Green" Nursery Challenge
In week three of My “Green” Nursery Challenge, I saw the light… but wished I hadn’t!My father-in-law pointed out that...
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Selecting and Installing Window Treatments
Bob and interior designer Leslie Curtis discuss the window treatments in this episode, while Kevin Murphy (from Smith + Noble) finishes up installation of the com...
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Kitchen and Butler's Pantry, Venetian Blinds, and Luxury Kitchen Appliances, Finishes, and Cabinetry
The huge space that is the kitchen of the Manhattan Brownstone has received its finishing touches. Bob tours.
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Master Bathroom Tour, Sauna Installation, and Window Blinds
Bob tours the master bathroom, noticing the finishing touches and pointing out the features. Also, Bob checks out the Finlandia sauna, before reviewing te Crysta...
For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
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