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Fire Pots are Great as am Indoor Decorating Tool
Traditionally, fire pots were hung in fireplaces and used to cook soup. Find out how you can give this traditional use for this container a modern twist in your home. Check out how you can use a tabletop model for cooking simple, satisfying meals, as well as fondue.

Decorating Themes for Children's Rooms
Decorating children's rooms and nursery rooms is no longer about pink and blue balloons and clowns. This guide offers alternatives to pink, a young cowboy theme, ocean themes, starry night themes and Winnie the Pooh themes. The decorating basics section offers tips to enhance the look and maintain safety in your child's room, including protection from electric sockets, avoiding long drapes and curtains, using roman shades, using solid colored bedding so children can grow with the room and selecting furniture for children's rooms. A children's room decorating newsletter is offered, as are other themes such as baby safari, sugar-n-spice and denim patchwork.

House Sales Tips on the Kitchen
This short video feature by ExpertVillage on what to do with your kitchen in preparing your house to sell is available on YouTube. The appearance of your kitchen can make or break your home when you're trying to sell it, so it's important to stage it appropriately. Very important is to make sure countertops are clear of any clutter. Such clutter includes cannisters and containers, but also small appliances such as toasters and coffee makers. Another important concept is to reorganize any cabinets or drawers that are cluttered, because cluttered cabinets and drawers give buyers the impression that there's not enough space in this kitchen and house for their needs. If they are neat and clean and well organized, it gives the buyer the sense that the house has plenty of storage space for all of their things.

Tabletop Water Fountains Make a Great Accent Piece for any Space
When you decide to incorporate a tabletop water fountain into your decorating plans, you are adding an element of beauty that also provides you with health benefits. The sight, sound, and aroma of fresh water give a feeling of tranquility that is unique to this type of accent piece. They look lovely and the sound can mask other household sounds, such as ringing phones or conversations from other parts of the house, that you may find distracting. Add a candle to your water fountain display and you will get the benefits of aromatherapy as well. There are many styles available, including some with a mist feature, so you can get just the right look for your home or office.

Corner Electric Fireplaces are Great Choices for Small Living Rooms
When you are planning an indoor living space, do consider corner electric fireplaces. They are an element that finishes an otherwise barren area without taking up valuable wall space. When you are short on space but don't want to sacrifice style, make a point of checking out the numerous corner electric fireplaces available on the market. The page includes general pricing information for consumers.

Low-Cost Bathroom Updates
Bathrooms are one of the most used and abused rooms in your home, yet they are also a serene and relaxing retreat to escape for a few moments each day. With that in mind, You might want to add some glam to your bathroom, and this slideshow shows you how to do it in a weekend or less with affordable makeover ideas. One example is adding dramatic mirror and glass, and chrome accent shelves and twel bars. You might also change out a dated light fixture with something new and dramatic. Another idea is giving a paint refresher to the vanity cabinet. Adding pullout shelves to deep cabinets will boost efficiency. Low-cost white field tiles is an inexpensive way to finish a shower suffound and lower portion of bathroom walls. Accent tiles can spice up the look, and visually link the shower and vanity area. Another possibility is to give your bath some charm and personality by seeking out vintage tubs, sincks, countertops, etc., at flea markets, architectural salvage yars and Internet aucution sites. These are just a few of the ideas covered.

Home Office Decorating
Not only does this site help you design, layout and decorate your home office, it also helps you decide on a location for your office, it helps you decorate not only for a pleasing effect but also for functionality, and it helps you pick out the perfect desk, the perfect chair, filing cabinets, book shelves or other forms of shelving, and helps with your choice of office equipment, lighting, wiring and more. This site doesn't stop there. Click on Tips & Tricks and you'll find an almost endless list of articles covering everything from creating a dust free bedroom to a furniture glossary to hints and tricks for laying bathroom tile, to decorating a lamp shade, painting furniture, making candles and a whole lot more. Find a ton of idea-packed articles on kitchen design, kids' rooms, bed and bath, living spaces, and even ideas for decorating your garden.

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