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: 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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Reading Time: 5 minutesModern design themes require modern materials. That includes your flooring too. While mainstays like wood and natural stone are versatile and come in lots of different looks, nothing compares to the cool, contemporary look of concrete. However, pouring concrete can be a messy, costly process. In some spaces, large expanses of solid or scored concrete […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesFor most of us, home office space is the same space where we enjoy meals with the family or prep food in the kitchen. Maybe you’re even prone to putting your laptop next to you while you recline in bed. The novelty of working in these spaces quickly wears off when it becomes part of […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf your home has a mixture of tile and wood flooring, a transition strip makes everything safe and seamless between different rooms. To ensure a beautiful look, you can get creative with your tile to wood transition and try something in a modern design. From unusual materials to unique shapes, there are plenty of ways […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the world of home remodeling and design, the concept of matching countertops and floors was once considered the norm. Today, homeowners are looking for a more unique and eclectic way to design their kitchen, so that this part of the home stands apart from the crowd. You may wonder if it’s necessary to have […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesYour kitchen is the epicenter of family life. The daily flurry of activity starts there, and when everybody gets home after school or work, your refrigerator probably swings open a dozen times before dinner. Your or your kids might even take on last-minute projects or homework at the kitchen counter. All of that activity, including […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesFrom a luxurious master suite to a guest bathroom, the flooring you choose for the bathrooms in your home is crucial in terms of aesthetics and functionality. In order to ensure that you’re getting the best use from your bathroom flooring, it’s important to install products that can handle constant exposure to moisture and water. […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you or someone in your family uses a wheelchair, it’s crucial to have the proper flooring in your home to stay safe. When it comes to finding the best flooring for wheelchairs, how do you know which style to choose? This guide offers some tips to help you select the perfect flooring for your […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesPatio pavers come in a range of materials, colors, shapes and designs. How you can choose to install them can also help create visual depth and a patio space you enjoy whenever the weather is warm. Most patio pavers are also incredibly strong and easy to care for, making them the perfect choice for outdoor […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhether you love to make crafts or clothing, having a separate sewing room is a wonderful way to get creative at home. If you’re considering installing new sewing room flooring, it’s important to choose something that’s not only beautiful, but that will stand the test of time. Since this part of your home will be […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen it comes to the hottest trends in home design, herringbone tile is making a comeback. This classic pattern gets its name due to the angular design that resembles the shape and bone structure of herring fish. Whether it’s swirling marble, porcelain, or wood, the herringbone trend looks stunning in any environment. From the floors […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe rich, varied texture and warm look of natural wood is something many people love for their homes. That’s why butcher block countertops have been a popular choice in kitchens and bar areas for many years. Certain home styles even rely on these types of materials for their signature look. Today, there are wood-look countertop […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutesIf you have decided on hardwood for your home, that’s only half the battle. There are several types of hardwoods for flooring, each with their own benefits. We’ve compiled the top hardwoods for flooring, both exotic and domestic, to help you make an informed decision you’ll love for years to come. Exotic Hardwoods for Flooring […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMosaic tile is a fantastic choice for your walls, but it’s also a gorgeous option when it comes to flooring. From the kitchen to the bathroom and beyond, mosaic floor tiles lend color and texture to any space. With a variety of materials, colors, and designs to choose from, it may seem tough to navigate […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHouse plants bring life and greenery to any space while cleaning the air, and they can make even the darkest corners seem brighter. Whether you’re new to the idea of caring for house plants or you have a green thumb, it’s easy to learn how to match house plants to flooring for a fabulous look […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re looking for new ways to repurpose old furniture or you’re interested in building new furniture for your home, you can use laminate flooring to create a custom table top that will complement your décor. Creating a laminate flooring table top is an easy process, and you can do it using an existing table […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you live in a city or have a small space like an apartment or condo, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of gardening. In fact, anyone can grow an urban vegetable garden, no matter where they live. From fresh veggies to stylish containers, creating your own garden is an extremely fulfilling experience. […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhether you live in a condominium in the city or a small apartment, it can be difficult to maximize outdoor space. Having a balcony gives you a bird’s eye view of the landscape, and it’s a perfect way to relax outside and entertain guests outdoors. From a beautiful balconette to a large veranda, there are […]

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Reading Time: 6 minutesAs you spend more time together at home as a family, keeping your kids entertained and educated can be a challenge. Whether you’re sitting at home in quarantine or just there during a holiday break, finding some fun stay at home activities for kids will help to keep everyone engaged. From arts and crafts to […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesVinyl flooring has long been a go-to option for spaces that require durable, easy to clean and care for materials like kitchens, small bathrooms, entry areas and mud rooms. Peel and stick vinyl, often referred to as self-adhesive vinyl, is a modern version of classic vinyl flooring that’s cost-effective and easy to install. Those are […]

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