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How to Plan your Media Room Makeover

More and more homeowners are finding the value in staying in rather than going out for entertainment. Media room renovation projects are on the rise as families look to ...

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these are a few of our favorite things

2017 was a great year! That said, we are often shocked when our clients don’t realize the variety of things we do at DFW Improved – we believe ...

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How to Prune Your Fruit Trees in Winter (11 photos)

We all look forward to seeing our fruit trees laden with sweet fruit in the warmer months of the year, but without proper pruning in winter, the quality and amount of fruit produced may be disappointing. Pruning and selectively removing branches are also vital parts of keeping your tree healthy, while...

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10 Style-Boosting Design Ideas for Your Houseplant Collection (12 photos)

Houseplants of all shapes and sizes can brighten a room, help improve air quality and generally bring more life to indoor spaces. How you display houseplants — particularly if you’ve accumulated a lot of them — can have a big impact on whether your houseplant collection looks like an intentional part...

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Houzz Tour: Picture-Perfect Views Decorate a Modern House (14 photos)

This home’s 23-foot-wide front window frames the scenery of the Izumo Plain, a rural area on the southwest of Japan’s main island. The panorama includes a far-off mountain range, and it changes with the seasons and ambient light. It could be called a living painting. A second picture window opposite...

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How to Simplify Your Life, All Year Long (12 photos)

If you’re hoping to make 2018 the year you finally simplify your life, here is a month-by-month guide to making your home feel more spacious and your schedule lighter. Take a look now to see which projects you might want to put on your list, and then save it to your...

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10 Ways Your Home Can Help With Your Resolutions (11 photos)

Some New Year’s resolutions, such as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or learning to fly a plane, definitely require you leaving your house. But for many common resolutions that focus on your body, spirit and mind, there’s no reason to leave the comfort of home. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions and ideas for...

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Up to 75% Off Bathtubs and Showers (139 photos)

With shower stalls, soaking tubs and more, this roundup has all you need to create a spa-like bath retreat. And with everything up to 75% off, there’s no better time to update your bath.
Sale ends January 17, 2018

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7 Ways to Create Open Pantry Space (9 photos)

In my opinion, one of the most contentious kitchen design ideas in recent years has to be open shelving. Some people love the way open shelves break up the wall and showcase pottery, art or a nice set of dishes. Others detest the extra dusting, and the potential for clutter, that open shelves involve....

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How to Clean Your Fireplace Surround (7 photos)

There are few better ways to spend a chilly winter’s day than in front of a cozy fireplace. But even if you use your fireplace only once or twice a season, it still needs to be cleaned and cared for correctly. Of all the things you can clean with just soap and water, soot is not one of them. Cleaning...

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Houzz Tour: A Tokyo Apartment Plays With Light and Shadow (16 photos)

A couple who work in design-related professions chose this Tokyo apartment for its size and convenient layout. They had been looking for a place with about 540 square feet (50 square meters) and liked that this apartment had several functional rooms, rather than one big space that would not be optimally...

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Give Yourself a Break: 9 Resolutions That Are Easy to Keep (10 photos)

Juice fasts, decluttering, organizing finances and making the bed every day — these are the kinds of resolutions we, full of determination, typically come up with to kick off a new year. But they aren’t always easy to keep, and we can end up feeling bad and letting them all go. Let’s give ourselves a...

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Smart Ways to Work Wall Lights Into Your Living Room (10 photos)

A good lighting design combines ceiling lights with lamps to create a layered look that has depth and atmosphere. This is particularly important in a living room, where you want to evoke a calm feeling with soft mood lighting. When you’re renovating your space, it’s a good idea to consider wall lights....

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Photo Tour: New Orleans Spreads Its Cheer (49 photos)

While you might not know it’s the holidays in New Orleans by the weather, the city exercises its penchant for holiday flair by decorating its homes, balconies and even its streetcars. The unique architecture of New Orleans allows for plenty of creative ways to decorate: Garland drapes from French Quarter...

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5 Simple Ideas for Hosting a Holiday Party

Hosting family and friends at your home during the holidays can be overwhelming. But with a little planning and the right attitude, you can plan a holiday party ...

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Trending Now: 2017’s Most Popular Laundry Rooms (6 photos)

Some people find doing the wash to be a necessary chore, while others actually enjoy the process (or so I’ve heard). Whichever camp you fall into, this year’s top laundry room photos include some smart solutions to make that room a more pleasant, functional place to be. The top...

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How to Get Your Home Back in Shape After the Holidays (11 photos)

For many people, the week between Christmas and New Year’s can be chaotic, with the kids home from school, the grown-ups off work and winter weather keeping everyone indoors. New toys and books may be scattered across the living room, and gifts to return piled up under the tree. By Jan. 2, we’re often...

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A Swedish Home Blends Into Its Coastal Landscape (13 photos)

Swedish architects Sofia Kanje and Anna Lundahl became friends when working together a few years ago and wanted to collaborate on a smaller project ever since. They got the perfect opportunity to create a dream home from scratch when Kanje’s uncle Sven Westman, owner of a construction company, and his...

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How to Keep Your Holiday Plants Happy Now (16 photos)

Whether you receive them as a gift or choose them yourself, living plants have become an essential part of holiday decor. Where once only poinsettias ruled, you’ll now find many more options, from amaryllis and paperwhites to holiday cactus, cyclamen, moth orchids and hydrangeas. And, of course,...

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Design Takeaways From the Most Popular Powder Rooms of 2017 (10 photos)

Powder rooms lend themselves to experimentation. Since they tend to be on the smaller side, you can try out bold colors, tile and hardware without breaking the budget. This year’s most popular powder rooms are filled to the brim with daring choices and design inspiration. Here’s a look at the...

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10 Things to Declutter Before the New Year (10 photos)

It’s so nice to start fresh in the new year with a clean, clear space. Tackle these 10 common clutter problem areas now with an end-of-the-year sorting and culling spree, and you’ll be ahead of the game by Jan. 1. Watch out, moth-eaten sweaters; we’re coming for you.

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