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 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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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you have any leftover flooring from your latest home upgrade, there’s no reason the excess material should go into a landfill. Flooring doesn’t have to be used just for the floors themselves. In fact, many types of flooring materials can have a wide array of other uses that can enhance your home. If you’re […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesBamboo is a beautiful choice for flooring that also has sustainable, eco-friendly properties. Whether it’s your main living space or other areas of your home, bamboo flooring is an excellent way to give a room an upgrade. Since it has many excellent properties, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners are choosing a bamboo […]

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Reading Time: 3 minutesCOVID-19 is currently sweeping across the globe, creating a worldwide health crisis that’s impacting nearly everyone on the planet. While authorities grapple with how they can stop the spread of this global pandemic and flatten the growth curve, average citizens are left to figure out how they can go on with their lives while implementing […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHardwood flooring is truly the cream of the crop when it comes to residential homes. Even commercial spaces utilize hardwood in areas where they want to impress clients and customers. While hardwood flooring is durable, it does have one big weakness that can damage its flawless appearance. That weakness is moisture. Natural hardwood is still […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWood floors create a warm, natural look in your rooms, and they never go out of style. But once you install wood floors, they’re yours for a lifetime. With so many species of wood to choose from, and even more colors of stain, getting the floor color you want can be quite a task. Ideally […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesUsing natural stone can make any room of your home look more beautiful, but it also needs the proper care and cleaning to keep it looking new. If you’re not sure about which natural stone cleaner to use, there are a plethora of options available. From travertine and marble to granite and limestone, each type […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you work in an open office setting, keeping your workspace attractive and dealing with excessive noise are both common concerns that can affect productivity. Whether you’re looking to remodel your current office space or you’re moving into a new one, there are a few helpful suggestions that will ensure your open office flooring works […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesRenovating your home can be a massive undertaking, but it’s also well worth it once you see the final result. Dealing with a home renovation can be stressful and time-consuming, however. If you’re not sure whether or not you should stay at home during renovations, there are several important things to consider. Whether it’s a […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesHardwood floors can add beauty and a brand-new look to your home. There are, however, several crucial things to know about proper installation and maintenance. Unlike some other types of flooring material, it’s important to acclimate wood before installation. This will ensure it stays in place and lasts for years to come. If you’re considering […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you’re thinking of installing new flooring in your home, you probably want soemthing low maintenance that doesn’t require special care. While the definition of low maintenance flooring can vary from person to person, there are several hallmarks that identify this type of flooring. In order to get the most out of your investment, look […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you currently have a garage, there are several things you can do to make the area above it a livable space. Whether you plan to rent this spot or use it for guests and family members, there are several things to consider before you build a garage apartment. This area of the home has […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesChoosing the right flooring will ultimately depend on personal preference of what you think is more visually appealing, but you should also consider your dog’s needs too. Some dogs will struggle to walk on more slippery laminate flooring or tiles, and might need carpeted rooms, whereas other will be fine with hardwood floors. Either way, […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIf you have extra space in your home like a large basement that you’re considering renting, you can make extra income that could easily turn into a profitable venture. Whether you have a separate casita or a rental basement suite, it’s important to know which types of flooring will give you the most for your […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesEnergy efficiency is something you hear about all the time shopping for new appliances. Maybe you even hear efficient as a descriptive word for a particular vehicle is as you walk around the car lot. When it comes to energy efficiency, most of us simply don’t think about our flooring. That’s a mistake! The fact […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen it comes to decorative tile, you’ll find everything from classic ceramic to solid stone, and even glass or metal. If you’re thinking of decorating with metallic tile, it can certainly add a sleek, modern element to any room of the home. Whether it’s a kitchen backsplash or a surround for your shower or bathtub, […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the world of on-trend flooring, there have been plenty of styles that have come and gone over the years. Blonde wood flooring is one trend that was once a popular option, then it started to fade into obscurity after more modern hues took over. Today, this flooring color is making a trendy comeback thanks […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen the holiday season approaches, the pressure is on to make everyone in your family’s wishes come true. Giving gifts is a wonderful way to express your love, but it can also create chaos, clutter, and it can be extremely expensive when their wish lists start to add up. Today’s modern families are starting to […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe idea of renovating your home when the temperatures are below zero outside might not seem so appealing. Even if you live in a more moderate climate, you might be thinking more about a winter vacation than updating your home. The fall and winter months can be an ideal time to get your home in […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe world of home design is constantly changing, and today’s flooring choices are no exception. Whether you’re buying a brand-new home or you’re thinking of doing some renovations, it’s always a good idea to keep up to date on the latest trends. From the living room to the bathrooms and kitchen, let’s explore some of […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes  If you’re looking to give your home a luxe aesthetic, herringbone is a fabulous choice. This angular design derives from the way the bones of a fish, such as a herring, look and has been used in home design for decades. From kitchen backsplashes to bathroom walls, herringbone has long been used as a […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen it comes to creating the ultimate cozy space, hygge is a perfect choice. This unique design style is derived from Norway, and it means “well-being.” The hygge style focuses on the Scandinavian way of life, which presents clean lines, simple living, and a relaxed atmosphere. When it comes to installing hygge flooring in your […]

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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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