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.
Whether you’d a prefer space that is dark and dramatic, our design experts can provide you with whatever aesthetic gets you in a creative mindset the most.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen you think of high traffic rooms in your home, your mind likely goes right to the kitchen. If you’ve got a big family with kids and pets, the den or family room might also be a heavily-trafficked area. Of course, few spaces take more abuse than your entryway. After all, that’s the way most […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesTile is a downright durable choice when building from the ground up or starting a renovation project. Not all types of tile are created equal though. Depending on where you want to put your tile, what look you’re going for and your budget, you may find yourself debating whether porcelain or ceramic tiles are really […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesOutdoor spaces have a way of making any home feel larger while providing an inviting area for family and friends to gather. When you live in climates that experience extreme heat or extremely cold temperatures, finding the ideal decking material can be a challenge. When you’re challenged by a cold and wet climate, reach for […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesBold, elegant and timeless, black tile can help you breathe new life into your design. From a ground-up build to a total tear down or upgrade, it can work wonders for your space. Of course, knowing how to really make black tile work in your home can be a little confusing. The good news is […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe majority of our lives are spent in our homes. Breathe easy in your sanctuary by promoting clean air with low VOC building materials, paints, and home furnishings. With more of a focus on green living, a focus on clean air should go hand-in-hand with discovering natural and sustainable products. With the flooring being such […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe hearth is often the heart of the living room. This functional and timeless architectural element can be the showcase of the space when you know how to choose hearth tiles for your fireplace. What is a Hearth? The hearth is the space that buffers the interior of the fireplace from the flooring of the […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  Whether you have an antique fireplace or a brand-new one, adding tile can do wonders for this cozy focal point. If you’re thinking of installing tile around your fireplace, wood-look tiles can create a warm and inviting aura for any room. These unique tiles have the look of real wood, but they’re usually made […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhether you have a grand entrance with a sweeping staircase or a simple set of steps leading to your basement, stair tread nosing is an important safety feature. And while its purpose is mostly utilitarian, that doesn’t mean you can’t install something that looks attractive. When choosing a specific type of stair tread nosing, there […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen you think of stone, it conjures images of a grand cabin in the woods or a classic, traditional home nestled in an old neighborhood. But you can use stone inside, too, and it really gives your home a warm and inviting element along with great texture and visual interest. If you’re considering trying stacked […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutesFlooring is one of the most impactful and long-lasting decisions you’ll make when it comes to decorating your home. Gray porcelain tile is a great choice for many different styles of homes because it coordinates with so many different design styles, provides incredible durability, and is easy to maintain. Whether you are selecting new flooring […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you’re looking to bring new texture and visual depth to your home, 3D tiles can offer you a fascinating design element for the ages. These unique tiles can take any room and bring it to a whole new dimension with little effort. Whether it’s your living room, kitchen, or bathroom, you can enhance any […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWith the growing popularity of rustic farmhouse design, it’s no surprise that reclaimed wood has become an oft-used material in home remodeling and building. This unique material is certainly beautiful, but it can also be expensive and difficult to find. You can remedy that problem by installing reclaimed barn wood paneling to enhance any room […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHand-painted glazed ceramic tiles are unique and beautiful, and they come in every imaginable pattern, from florals and abstracts to geometric and traditional patterns. Although hand-painted glazed ceramic tiles are most often associated with Mexican-, Moroccan, or Mediterranean-style interiors, they can create bold accents for a home featuring any style of decor. How Hand-Painted Glazed […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesTo keep your floors, tiles, and countertops looking fresh and beautiful, surface sealants are added to create a protective layer. These sealants are especially important if you have a deck or wood or tile floors. In addition to your deck and flooring, surface sealants can also be used on solid-surface countertops like granite as well […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesFrom icky stains to everyday messes, dirt can wreak complete havoc on your floors. If you have a busy lifestyle and a full household, how can you choose the flooring that hides dirt to make your home look better? There are plenty of options available to you that will transform your home and keep that […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesStone tile is a popular material for the bathroom. This includes river rocks, which bring to mind a babbling brook paved in colored stones beneath a canopy of trees: beautiful, fresh, natural, and wild. What could be more appropriate than river rock for the shower floor, where you go to refresh, relax, and rejuvenate? According […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutesHallways serve as a conduit to your rooms, and they’re one of the most-overlooked spaces in the home when it comes to renovations and redesigns. Creating a statement hallway is easy, and since hallways are generally so small, it won’t set you back too many clams. Whether your statement hallway is a large entryway or […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesYou’ll find numerous tile cleaners at your local grocery store, and if you peruse the shelves of big-box stores, you’ll find all manner of specialty tile cleaners that’ll cost you at least an arm. The best eco-friendly floor cleaner for porcelain tile will cost you an arm and a leg. But do you really need a special […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesEngineered bamboo flooring is a durable, sustainable flooring option. It’s available in myriad colors and styles, and it’s appropriate for every room in your home, including the damp ones. Here, we look at engineered bamboo flooring, including how it’s made, its pros and cons, and some tips for installing it yourself. How Engineered Bamboo Flooring […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen choosing flooring materials for a commercial washroom, it’s important to strike a balance between durability and aesthetics while staying on-budget, and that can be tough. Even though the washroom is tucked away out of sight, it should have the same vibe as the rest of the establishment, whether that means installing a chandelier in […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesRenovating your home is an exciting prospect. But once the daydreams and napkin drawings become an imminent reality, things get a little complicated. Before you proceed with your plans, you’ve got to figure out how much you can afford for the remodel, how you’re going to finance it, how much your dream reno will cost, […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesYou’ve found the perfect tile for your bathroom floor, but it’s advertised as a wall tile. What does that mean, exactly? Can you put wall tiles on the floor? There’s a bit of confusion surrounding floor and wall tiles, but we’re going to sort it all out for you here. Floor Tiles and Wall Tiles: […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesA basement family room adds to your usable living space, and it can even increase the value of your home. The basement family room should be a cozy hideaway where you can unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the main floor. Whether you have a small, dark basement family room or a cavernous […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe ubiquitous open-floor plan has dominated architectural trends since the 1990s, and it’s still as popular as ever. In an open-floor plan, two or more spaces that were traditionally separate rooms are joined together to create one large room. Usually, this involves the kitchen, living room, and/or dining room. An open-floor plan gives a home […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesAn outdoor shower is a luxurious addition to your forever home or your vacation home, especially if you’re near a beach or lake. There’s nothing quite as refreshing as rinsing off the heat and sand beneath a stream of cool water with trees and sky overhead and the sounds of nature right at your shower-step. […]

Reading Time: 3 minutesOne of the trends we’ve seen in kitchen floors over the past few years is the movement away from natural stone, hardwood, and stark white tiles, although those are still good choices for a modern kitchen. But the drama of charcoal and the cool versatility of lighter grays has overtaken many an imagination, and now […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesTile is the best wall and flooring choice for the bathroom, since it’s waterproof, easy to maintain, and won’t mold, mildew, scratch, or stain. The number of options available for bathroom tile is astonishing. Tile comes in countless shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and materials. You can achieve any look with tile, from rustic to ultra-modern […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesA tiny bathroom can be a big design challenge. You want it to look fabulous, but you’ve got to keep it fairly simple to avoid overwhelming the space. Small bathroom design starts with the floor, which sets the tone for the room. Here are some flooring options and design ideas for your tiny bathroom. Our […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesAn outdoor kitchen makes grilling out easy and convenient, and it’s a great place for entertaining during the warm months. An outdoor kitchen can be as simple or as elaborate as your heart desires and your budget allows. A well designed outdoor kitchen is a cohesive part of your outdoor living space. Your backyard kitchen […]

Reading Time: 5 minutesSome folks believe that color therapy is a bunch of hocus-pocus voodoo hogwash. But the reality is that color can have a profound effect on your physical and mental health and wellbeing. Don’t believe it? Read on about what science says, and decide for yourself which colors you want to optimize in your décor. Light […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesWorking from home has its perks, and one of these is the freedom to make an office space that’s inspiring and conducive to doing your best work. The more thought you put into your home office, the better it’ll work for you. Here are five essential home office design tips to help you create your […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are two schools of thought when it comes to tiling the bathroom or kitchen. One camp says that the wall and floor tiles should complement each other but should not match because matching floor and wall tiles make a room feel smaller and more closed up. The other camp says that running floor tile […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesSummer is all about al fresco aperitifs, and having a bar in the back yard makes evening cocktails on the patio easier and more festive than trudging to the kitchen for a refill. But an outdoor bar is about more than having a convenient place to keep your liquor. It’s all about the atmosphere and […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesNational Donut Day is coming to a bakery near you on Friday, June 7. According to USA Today, Americans eat around 10 billion donuts each year, and on National Donut Day, donut shops see a 46 percent increase in sales. But if you’re one who would rather bake your breakfast pastries than buy them, you could […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhether or not your summer home is near a body of water, lake house décor gives your cottage a distinct sense of place. Lake house décor is characterized by rustic, casual style and draws on nature as the inspiration for the color scheme, typically involving a neutral palette with lots of crisp whites and luscious […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe summer solstice is on June 21 and marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year. This year, celebrate the solstice by giving your home a warm-weather makeover that’ll put you in the mood for some serious summertime relaxing. Here are some simple ways to transform your rooms into inviting […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhether you call him dad, pa, papa, pop, or poppy, you love your old man, and you want to show it with a Father’s Day gift that transcends clichés and gets him. This year, dig deep, and get your pa something that suits him perfectly. Here’s a list to get the creative wheels turning. For […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesMemorial Day and The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and before you know it, it’ll be time for cookouts and fireworks. Get your home and yard into the spirit with these super easy and clever DIY home décor ideas designed just for creative patriots like you. 1. Dress up your table. A […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesJune fourth is National Hug Your Cat Day, as if you needed an excuse to cuddle with your favorite kitty. But cats aren’t all cupcakes and rainbows. They can really do a number on your flooring, from claw marks to body fluids, fur, and dander. Here, then, are your best options when it comes to […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s finally that special time of year that finds us emerging from our winter cocoons and looking for some quality time in the great outdoors. What better place than your own back yard to relax, iced tea in hand, and enjoy the warm weather in the comfy confines of the deck or patio? Here, then, […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s shaping up to be a beautiful spring, and the warm weather and sunshine are probably inspiring you to get your outdoor living space whipped into shape and ready for a summer of entertaining and relaxing. Before you roll up your sleeves and get to work, consider these 10 outdoor living trends for 2019, and […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesMay 15 is the International Day of Families, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to stress the importance of the family unit and promote awareness about issues that affect families worldwide. It’s also a holiday meant to highlight how stronger families benefit society by providing security, love, and support to one another […]

Reading Time: 3 minutesWith Mother Nature teasing us all with hints of warm weather, now is the perfect time to inspect your patio or backyard deck to ensure it’s all set for summer. Even the strongest and most resilient outdoor flooring can succumb to the elements, potentially resulting in mildew, cracked tile flooring, and other frustrating patio/deck problems. […]

Reading Time: 3 minutesAfter a cold winter and spring, who doesn’t welcome the arrival of warm weather? For many homeowners, summer is the prime season for hosting backyard parties on their decks and dining al fresco. Unfortunately, the sun’s scorching rays can also make some backyard decks and patios unbearably hot. To keep you and your guests comfortable […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesSpring is a happy, exciting time, especially if you lived through a brutal winter. Between holidays, family celebrations, and impromptu warm-weather get-togethers, you’ll probably be busy creating plenty of tablescapes, which set the mood and theme of your event. Whether it’s a sit-down dinner for four or a potluck buffet with the extended family, a […]

Reading Time: 3 minutesBetween heavy foot traffic, sporadic weather, and local pests, your backyard deck, no doubt, takes a serious beating throughout the year. Even the most durable decking products can use a little sprucing up before summer officially arrives. Deck waterproofing is essential to keeping your backyard deck safe, functional, and stylish for years to come. If […]

Reading Time: 4 minutesUnintentional injuries at home are a leading cause of death among small children. Before Baby goes mobile, it’s important to have a safety plan in place and a checklist on hand so that you don’t overlook any potentially dangers in your home. Here, then, is a list of the most important items you should consider […]

Reading Time: 3 minutesAlthough the front yard is often the first thing most people see when they visit your home, it’s your backyard that has the potential to be the real showstopper. From choosing stylish patio furniture for your deck to installing eye-catching tile flooring for your patio, the right upgrades to your backyard can give it the […]

Reading Time: 5 minutesSpring has sprung, and while many homeowners are commencing with spring cleaning, others are updating their décor to reflect the latest trends. For 2019, there’s a shift toward sustainability and nature, and maximizing light is key. Here, we look at these and other hot décor trends for this year’s warm season. Recycled, Upcycled, and Reused […]

Reading Time: 8 minutesA patio is far more than just a place to kick up your feet and spend time outdoors. It’s an incredibly versatile living space that serves a wide variety of functions, from socializing with friends to cooking delicious meals for the entire family. As an extension to your home, your patio deserves to have your […]