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Media Room Seating Options

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Media Rooms are a popular request by homeowners. Media rooms are more focused on serious TV/movie viewing than a family room, but they are not quite a fully closed theater room. The biggest choice is seating as far as theater seats or couches/sectionals. With either, a rear pub height table is desirable for added seating in a small space. It also offers a place to dine while keeping the new, expensive seats clean. Read about some more seating options below. Continue reading

Wall Sconces for Your Remodeling Project

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Wall Sconces for Your Remodeling Project Wall sconces add class to a remodeling project, with very little funding and almost no hassle. They’re easy to install, versatile, and they let your personality shine in any room. There’s something timelessly appealing about sconces – perhaps due to the fact that they resemble the original form of indoors lighting, the torches that used to hang on the walls of medieval castles, even before candles and chandeliers were brought in. There’s something intimate and cozy about how they spread their light – even those with a very modern design tend to be rather reassuring and comforting. Continue reading

Feng Shui Interior Design

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Walk Into Your Home: How Do You Feel? This blog about feng shui interior design is brought to you by Franca Giuliani, a member of the Design Build Planners team. feng shui interior design - Design Build PlannersHave you ever noticed how you feel when you walk into your home? What do you see first? Do you say to yourself, “Ah … I'm home?” Or do you say, “Gosh! I really can’t stand that carpet.” Our surroundings affect us more than we ever know. What we see and experience on a daily basis subconsciously creates our day, our year, and even our life. Think about it … if you wake up and see disorganization and clutter, then, you come home and see disorganization and clutter, can you imagine what your day was like? Also, if the first thing you see when you walk in is the kitchen table stacked with piles of bills would that give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? I don’t think so. Continue reading

What is Wainscoting?

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wainscoting, wall panels and beadboard - Design Build Planners (3)What is Wainscoting? There’s always something to do in a house to make it a home - whether it’s painting the windowsills a different color or laying new carpets, something can always be done to refresh the house and make it your own. If you are one of the people who fall into this group, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. You’ll also know that, even though you want to modernize your home, you’d also like to create a sense of class and sophistication. Then you need to know about wainscoting. Continue reading

Exposed Brick Walls in Interior Design

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exposed brick walls in remodeling projects - Design Build Planners (1)Exposed Brick Walls in Interior Design Tiles in the kitchen are a commonplace occurrence. Exposed bricks are not. Wood paneling in bedrooms is a normal option. Exposed bricks are not. Even wallpaper, albeit not the classiest of options in a Martha Stewart-esque home, is a regular sight. Exposed bricks are not. Continue reading

Installing Wallpaper

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install wallpaper Design Build PlannersAre you ready for a new look inside of your home? Instead of buying new furniture or redoing your floors, you can consider changing your wallpaper. You can choose from a variety of beautiful wallpaper prints and colors that can transform the walls of your home from drab to fab! However, if the installation of the wallpaper is not done properly, your attempt to beautify your home will be a complete failure. Continue reading for some helpful tips on installing wallpaper. Helpful Tips Continue reading

Fireplace Equipment and Fireplace Decoration

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Must-Have Pieces of Fireplace Equipment and Fireplace Decoration fireplace ~ Design Build Planners (1)If you have friends who have just installed a fireplace in their homes, then you’re in luck – you have a gift list open for them for years to come. Seriously, the fireplace is such a big addition to a home, there is always something to do around it. People tend to focus on those decorative items that hang above the fireplace – which are central decorations of a room, and frequently they have some special value for the owner. Continue reading

Home Interior Decorative Arches

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Interior arches ~ Design Build Planners (1)Home Interior Decorative Arches Using archways in a home to create a new feel about the place is not a novel idea. This technique has been used for thousands of years. It is a great way to open up an area and make it appear roomier, spacious, and wide open. Home interior decorative arches are multi-functional, in that they fill an empty space and support and structure. Continue reading

Cover Your Walls with Dry Erase Wall Paint

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Cover Your Walls with Dry Erase Wall Paint white board with markerFor all of the parents out there, there is a certain concern that leaps into your mind whenever you leave your little ones alone to play with crayons, coloring pencils, and markers. Especially if you are raising a creatively inclined child, you are probably at risk for your children turning your walls into a gallery of scribbles, scrabbles, and wall markings. Now, there is a way to allow your kids to use their walls as a canvas sheet without ruining your walls. Consider covering your walls with dry erase paint. This paint would be a great option for more than just the rooms of your home. Continue reading

Modern Textured Wallpaper

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 Modern Textured Wall Paper Modern Textured Wallpaper-Design Build PlannersWith innovation in every industry, everything is seemingly getting an overhaul. All the basic elements of decoration are being constantly upgraded to reflect the changing styling and designing needs of the modern and young consumer. This generation knows what they want and how they want it. Many times people want to change color of the walls and the décor of the room. Textured wall paper allows the unique opportunity to make the walls stand out with less effort. Designers are recommending using textured wall papers in contrast colors or patterns on the wall in order to make the room “pop”. Continue reading