If your kid loves music and even plays it, it is time to expand their love to the bedroom and provide it with a matching mood decoration. Be inspired by these music-themed bedroom decor ideas for kids!

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Learning how to design a music room will help you get the most out of the room while keeping peace with your neighbors and other household members.
Decide how the room will be used -- whether for practices, performances, or recordings and create your design from there.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesAre you considering prefinished hardwood for your upcoming project? If so, you’re not alone. Prefinished hardwood is simply hardwood flooring that is already sanded, sealed, and ready to install. After installation, the only thing left to do is sweep it up and call it a day. It’s no surprise that it’s such a popular flooring […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAre you on the hunt for a durable flooring material for your rental properties? There are so many flooring materials on the market, it can be challenging to decide on the perfect one for your property. What qualifies a flooring material as a good fit for rental properties? What is the top durable flooring for […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMany people have hardwood floors at the top of their wish lists. However, hardwood floors aren’t cheap, and not everyone can manage the hefty price tag. Fortunately, there are budget-friendly options on the market for anyone who wants that beautiful hardwood look but doesn’t want to empty their bank account. Hardwood Flooring Alternatives Here are […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe modern farmhouse design aesthetic combines a cozy style with a contemporary motif. It’s the perfect blend for an interior designer who wants their home to be modern and chic, but also comfortable and inviting. One of the most crucial features of this design aesthetic is farmhouse style flooring. As many modern designers have embraced […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesSpend your summer vacation taking on new challenges with an assortment of different projects. From expanding your horizons on the educational front to at-home improvement projects, we’ve got a list of exciting options for your summer days. Maximize Your Summer Break Summer activities like going to the beach and hanging out with friends are a […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you thought about installing vinyl plank flooring in a garage? No matter where it’s installed, vinyl plank flooring is a beautiful and versatile option for any area of a home. It is affordable, great to look at, and homeowners absolutely love it.  Of course, that begs the question. Are vinyl planks an optimal choice […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAre you wondering whether you can put vinyl flooring over wood or tile? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Many homeowners love a home with natural hardwood floors. Some homeowners love the sophistication and clean lines of perfectly laid porcelain or ceramic tile. There’s a new player in town that is getting a lot […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAre you curious about how luxury hardwood flooring compares to other high-end materials? Floors are a primary part of every home’s design. It’s one of the first things new homeowners look for when buying their first home, and when they’re ready to make some improvements, they typically start with the floors. Hardwood is an age-old, […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesAre you interested in finding the right flooring for a mobile home? You’ve come to the right place. When it comes to mobile home flooring, there’s no need to think small or simple. Give those floors the time and attention they deserve. Here are some tips for choosing the best flooring for a mobile home: […]

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Reading Time: 9 minutesInstalling tile in your home or business can add beauty and durability to any space. Before you start your next remodeling project, it’s important to understand the properties, pros, and cons of a variety of floor tile materials. Read on to learn more about the different types of tile you can choose, and how this […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMany people love the look of wood tiles in their showers. However, conventional advice says that wood and wet spaces don’t mix. The moisture from a shower would be detrimental to the longevity of the wood. However, thanks to many advances in the world of flooring materials, you can now have a wood tile shower […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesLaminate is a durable, cost-effective flooring option that you can use throughout your home. While choosing your favorite style might be easy, figuring out how to measure for laminate flooring can be downright tricky for the average person. Use this guide to learn more about laminate flooring installation throughout your home or business. Versatile and […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesPerfecting your workout routine can be tricky. After all, finding the right balance between cardio, strength training and fun activities like basketball can be confusing. Throw in calisthenics and yoga and creating a routine that helps you meet your fitness goals is even more troublesome. The good news is that creating the gym of your […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesAre you curious about the cost of installing vinyl flooring? If so, you’ve come to the right place. From the cost of the vinyl planks themselves to the labor cost to install vinyl plank flooring, we’re covering it all.  5 Questions to Answer Before Installing Vinyl Plank Flooring Several things can impact the total costs, […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is a floating floor? Floating floors aren’t a type of material. They are any type of flooring installation where the floor material “floats” above the underlayment and subfloor. Floating floors don’t require adhesives or nails. Instead, they usually lock right into place on top of the subfloor beneath them. Floating floors have several advantages […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesCarpet tiles are a beautiful and versatile flooring option. They’re DIY-friendly, making them a popular choice for homeowners and renters alike. Unlike other flooring types, carpet tiles can be placed directly on existing floors, making installation a breeze. However, despite their easy installation process, there are still some best practices and must-dos for installing carpet […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesPets can be hard on your home. From your furniture to your yard, your four-legged friend can do some damage in a hurry. That’s particularly true if you have multiple pets or young pets like puppies in your home. While a chewed pillow can be replaced, damaged floors can be extremely costly. Choosing the right […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutesCleaning can become a big job when you’ve got pets in the house. That doesn’t mean your floors can’t look spectacular every day of the week though. You just need to know how to deal with all of the pet hair and grime your pets can leave on your floors. Use this guide to learn […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHardwood flooring has been a mainstay of high-end design for many years. Whether you’re designing a residential home from scratch, updating a single room in your home or renovating a commercial space, walnut hardwood flooring is a smart, durable choice you won’t regret. Use this guide to learn more about installing walnut flooring in your […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesClose your eyes and imagine your average hardwood flooring layout. You probably see evenly spaced planks that are exactly the same size, giving the room in your imagination a refined, seamless layout. Hardwood flooring hasn’t always looked this way though. Not long ago, random width wood flooring was very common. With random width hardwood flooring, […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesLiving in Florida presents a unique set of challenges when the time comes to select a flooring option. Choosing from hundreds of different styles, designs, colors, pricing, and availability are just one set of concerns, but living in a tropical zone means you have to take into account the high humidity and heat as well […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesFlooring considered the fifth wall by interior designers, has the tough job of ensuring that a design achieves the desired look and meets durability expectations—all while staying on budget. Navigating the seemingly endless possibilities can be puzzling.  Tile vs Laminate Comparison Let’s take a look at two options (tile vs laminate) that are quickly climbing […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesChoosing between carpet vs laminate can be tough and time consuming. There are many different factors to consider. Where will you be installing your new flooring? How is the space going to be used? Who will be using the room?  Both types of flooring provide various benefits, but ultimately the decision boils down to personal […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesReady to turn that basement into a more comfortable and livable space? Always start with the flooring. Before making your basement flooring selection, there are a few things you should consider if you are choosing a floor for a potentially problematic space, starting with usage. How do you plan to use the space? Is it […]

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Reading Time: 7 minutesLaminate flooring is the best go-to wood flooring alternative for home use with a continuously growing selection of wood looks and colors. Laminate wood-look flooring used to be a simple smattering of dull colors with little textural variation. Laminate flooring colors then transitioned to more variety, adding trendier shades.  So, what has changed? Advancements in […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesMany of you now work, and workout, at home, and that long-standing flex space has permanently transitioned into an office or home gym with flooring that is no longer ideal for its new use. Perhaps your office or new exercise space would benefit from engineered hardwood flooring made with real wood or mostly waterproof vinyl […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesHardwood floors are tough to beat. They are beautiful, warm, add value to your home, and last for ages, but hardwood floors cannot withstand high levels of humidity and certainly cannot handle occasional flooding. So, installing hardwood flooring in your basement is not a good idea. Nonetheless, all is not lost!  Engineered hardwood with a […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are many retail flooring material options on the market today. Choosing the right flooring material can make or break a retail shop’s appearance. However, it’s not just about what looks great. Any retail store owner will tell you that a retail space needs to be both visually appealing and practical to maintain. What retail […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is no other flooring that can compete with vinyl flooring’s numerous attributes, versatility, and affordability. While vinyl flooring has been around for decades, today’s flooring technology has elevated vinyl flooring to a whole new level. The different types of vinyl flooring now available offer wood and stone visuals with a texture that mimics the […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThere is certainly no shortage of wood flooring options these days.  remains at the top of the list as the most desired flooring product, but it is not always a viable option for many homeowners.  Thanks to advancements in flooring technology, the quality of vinyl flooring has increased and the available spectrum of wood-look vinyl […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesCurious about how to install hardwood flooring in a basement? It’s no secret that homeowners love wood flooring. It’s hypoallergenic, natural, durable, and has a high-quality look. That’s why many homeowners want hardwood floors in their basements. However, hardwood can be a fickle material. How do you install wood floors in a basement? How do […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery home buyer knows that installing real hardwood flooring in their home is an investment. It is beautiful, warm, and can last for ages. If money is no object, the only decision is which species to choose. However, advances in flooring technology are allowing faux wood flooring to give real hardwood a run for its […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesHardwood floor trends for 2021 combine traditional styles with many new styles, designs, and colors. Naturally beautiful, comfortable, and affordable, hardwood flooring continues to reign as a superior flooring option. Real hardwood flooring goes back to the 1600s and has always been associated with classy and elegant homes. They last for decades, can be refinished, […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe look and concept of using concrete floors is a fast-growing trend. This trendy flooring option is currently being enjoyed in both commercial and residential interiors. The durable, popular flooring choice of concrete looking tiles has grown over recent years within the design community thanks to the wide range of patterns and colors that concrete […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesIf you want the natural look of flooring from a sawmill and the stability of engineered hardwood plus a finish that complements your decor, you need to consider rustic engineered hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring has always been a favorite of new home buyers and those in the house-flipping business because of its high return on […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesRemodeling the interior of your business is a big task and choosing the right flooring can be confusing. You want a vibrant look, and endless design possibilities as well as comfort and durability. What are your options? Hardwood floors are beautiful but very expensive — especially if you have a large area of flooring to […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesTechnological advances have made engineered hardwood floors and laminate flooring competitors for the attention of homeowners that want the look of wood when installing a new floor. There was a time when hardwood was only available in solid wood flooring and laminate was a poorly made, cheap alternative. Times have changed and comparing engineered wood […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesTraditional wood flooring or solid hardwood flooring, as it is also known, adds more than just warmth to a space; it adds value. Hardwood floors are available in a variety of looks through a range of wood species, finishes, and even colors, but it is not ideal for the heavy foot traffic that characterizes commercial […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesKitchens are communal gathering spaces where families come together to start or end their day, where guests are entertained, and where some of us now work, thanks to the pandemic. With so much activity taking place in one area, your flooring needs to be durable and beautiful! There are many flooring options to choose from; […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesDogs are part of the family. They live where we live. They play where we play, and they require flooring that can withstand all that living and playing. Just like the children in our lives, they track in dirt and grime; however, those claws can wreak havoc on beautiful, natural hardwood flooring.  Engineered hardwood flooring […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesTile is a go-to material for entry spaces, mud rooms, kitchens and bathrooms because it’s durable and simple to maintain on a daily basis. There are more ways to use tile that most people don’t think about when taking on a home remodel or update though. Using tile in your bedroom can be an incredible […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesA global COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down in 2020. If you watch or listen to the news, you already know that. What you may not know is that the global pandemic that has been so difficult for so many people may be in part responsible for a booming home renovation industry. While […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesVinyl plank flooring, also known as luxury vinyl tile, is by far the most popular choice among homeowners, business owners, and remodeling contractors when replacing an existing floor covering, for two reasons: it is durable and water-resistant. It is the perfect flooring solution for high traffic areas and for folks that have pets.  Today’s vinyl […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutesRecent global events, namely the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, have stalled economies and left many people wondering how their businesses will make ends meet. For developers and property investors, the thought of scooping up properties now can feel more like betting your money on a game of chance than cashing in on a sure thing. The […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesThe COVID-19 pandemic is significantly changing how we work, interact, and live our daily lives. When it comes to interior design, how is the pandemic causing builders, designers, and architects to make changes that will promote a safe environment? Whether it’s designing a home with a separate office space or providing more room for family […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesCool, sleek, clean, modern – those are just a few of the words you might use to describe interior industrial design. While you may love the look, implementing it into your space can be more difficult than you might think. That’s true whether you have the luxury of building from the ground up or if […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesYour floors play a major role in how your home looks, from the entry area to your living room, dining room and bathrooms. Who says you have to spend a small fortune on flooring materials to upgrade your house though? Cheap flooring options abound and they don’t all require you to sacrifice style for cost. […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesWhile minimalism has been a trendy décor style in recent years, cottagecore décor is now taking over the home interior world by storm. This unique décor style incorporates a variety of natural components with an emphasis on organic materials and dreamy, cozy themes. If you’re new to the idea of cottagecore décor, read on to […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesYou’ve got a deadline at work and there’s nowhere to take care of business at home. It’s the holiday season and you’re wrapping presents on the bed. Guests are coming to visit and you’re searching for a hotel even if you’d rather have them stay with you. We’ve all been hit with the limitations of […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesWhile a traditional bathroom is designed to get a little bit wet, a wet room is a space that’s designed to handle a lot more water. These rooms are evocative of a spa-like setting and can give your home a high-end feel. Unlike a traditional bathroom, wet rooms include specific materials that are specially designed […]

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