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My Dream Home Idea Notebook goes everywhere I go! It has all the must-haves for our new house (measurements, colors, photos). Easy Dream House idea file tips

In our master bathroom, there is no door on the walk-in shower. After much research, we decided we like this trend! Our top 15 doorless walk-in shower ideas

Residential Bathroom Code Requirements. Standard bathroom dimensions, sizes, and space requirements for showers, bathtubs, toilets, sinks, vanities. Room sizes for a full bath, half bath, water closet, powder room. Plus, ADA bathroom requirements and online tools to save time & money designing your bathroom!

Getting a composite deck? We are, too! Here's what I've learned about the similarities & differences between MoistureShield and TimberTech. See which one we are leaning toward... and why.

Lots of creative ways to display everyday items in unusual ways on windowsills inside your house. Dozens of ideas for creating fun window art in your home.

Each bi-monthly issue of Creative Ideas from Lowe's is jam-packed with lots of fun ideas for your home. Most of them are easy enough that you can even do them yourself. And there are close to 40 full-color pages in each issue of this magazine! They also have 2 other freebie magazines to choose from. Here are the details...

There will come a time when you have to purchase new furniture. Sofas wear out beyond repair, slipcovers cannot hold together a failing frame, chairs will give way, and tables will be damaged beyond repair. You could buy used furniture on consignment or at thrift stores, but sometimes, you just want new. Here are some furniture buying tips that I recently learned firsthand.

The Log & Timber Homes Network has compiled a list of the most ideal areas across the country in which to build a vacation log home. See if you're as surprised as we were to see which 'hot spots' are on the list...

Wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces all have one thing in common: they each bring unique qualities into your home! Here are the basic differences between gas, electric, and wood burning fireplaces.