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A Thoroughly Modern Brooklyn Home

The Brooklyn home of Julio and Kenza Leitao is a place of stories. Originally from Angola, Julio became a celebrated dancer in Portugal before immigrating to New York. Upon arriving in his new home, he founded Batotu Yetu (“our Children”), a youth company that has performed for the likes of Bishop Desmond Tutu and with the likes […]

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Birthday Party Venues for Kids

Many families opt to host birthday parties at outside facilities, either because they don’t have enough space at home, or because they like the ease of putting the party entertainment in the hands of a professional. Most communities have at least a few basic birthday venues for kids’ parties, whether your child wants to go […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Paint

Painting walls and ceilings and painting home exteriors are some of the most popular DIY fix-ups by homeowners. Although almost everyone paints from time to time, how many of us really know what we’re buying and applying? Just what is this stuff, and what do we need to know when we buy it. Is the […]

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How to Personalize an Apartment Rental on a Budget

Interior design enthusiasts know well just how far the power of a thoughtfully-styled and artfully-arranged home can take us—it motivates, stimulates and inspires us each and every day, as well as showcases our unique personality to anyone we invite over. But if you’re like so many who are living in a rented house or apartment, […]

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How to Remove Paint From Metal Without Chemicals

Many owners of old homes are disappointed to find out that someone painted over beautiful metal components at one time, either inadvertently or out of laziness. Figuring out how to remove paint from metal doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, an incredibly effective paint remover for metal is boiling water. This technique is […]

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Bathroom Shower Remodel Ideas

Close your eyes and imagine having a brand-new, remodeled bathroom shower. With a clean, flawless shower pan and bright, gleaming walls. This is one dream that can be your reality with smart planning, optional DIY work, and of course, some money.  Homeowners like you have felt the pain of dingy, non-functional showers, but have turned it all around. You can, […]

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Duranta Plant Profile download

It seems that gardeners can never get enough blue flowers in the landscape, and the tropical duranta plant delivers scores of pale blue or violet blossom clusters all growing season long. The duranta has attractive evergreen foliage, and some varieties have gold or variegated leaves. A bonus is the appearance of ornamental berries in the […]

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