November 2023

25 Cool Man Cave Ideas for the Ultimate Hideaway

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Whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert, everyone deserves to have a personal space in their home that is wholly and completely theirs. Your son has his suave bedroom, your daughter has her own charming space she can escape to, and maybe your spouse even has one of those viral Costco “she sheds” to lounge around in. But if you don’t have your own designated territory, it’s time to

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7 Home Decor Upgrades That Look More Expensive Than They Are

Swap out that builder grade lighting.

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Most of us have a long list of home upgrades we’d make if money was no issue. But home improvements don’t have to be all or nothing. There are plenty of small changes, simple refreshes, and decor swaps that can be done in a weekend or even just an afternoon—and they won’t drain your bank account. Here are seven home upgrades you can do that will look way more expensive than they are.

Replace Your Builder Grade Lighting

It’s time to replace your boob lights. The flush mount lights are standard in many homes,

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International Designs Group Enters Into Agreement To Be Acquired by the Home Depot

With a focus on the Pro Customer, the Company will continue its expansion under the Construction Resources umbrella.

International Designs Group Acquired by The Home Depot.International Designs Group is a leading distribution company specializing in supplying high-quality materials for the kitchen and bath industry.

The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Designs Group (IDG), a Mill Point Capital platform company which owns and operates Construction Resources and other design-oriented subsidiaries. IDG is a leading supplier of home products for the construction and design industry.

IDG is known for its impressive portfolio of well-established companies, including Construction Resources, United Materials, European Granite and Marble, Marva, and Cancos Tile & Stone.

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The 50 best Christmas gift ideas 2023

Time to start shopping

Don’t look now, but the holidays are right around the corner, meaning gift shopping will soon be a priority for many. Holiday gift shopping can be hectic and exhausting, so getting ahead of the curve and starting as soon as possible is a good idea.

If you’re shopping for several friends or family members, your shopping list can be overwhelming, and it can be challenging to come up with good gift ideas. So we’ve gathered some of the best holiday gifts, from blenders and espresso machines to smartwatches and treadmills. Our curated list includes some of

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How to outsource your holiday decorating | News

“A lot of my clients are looking for something new and fresh because they’ve used their same old holiday decor for years,” she said.

Often, her approach is to design around a chosen theme or color scheme, both when working with clients and in her own holiday plans.

“I personally have a different Christmas theme throughout my house every year,” she said.

Designer Caitlyn Cuadra often incorporates colors and themes based on wrapping paper designs. Photo courtesy Caitlyn Cuadra.

“Sometimes my themes kind of revolve around the wrapping paper that I choose, and I’m thinking of what it’s going to

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Celebrating Kwanzaa This Year? Try These Festive Decoration Ideas

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December is arguably one of the most celebratory months (Christmas! Hanukkah! Kwanzaa!) and in preparation for all the festivities to come, it’s time to get decorating. If you and your family celebrate Kwanzaa, which runs from December 26 to January 1, you’re likely already thinking about how to spruce up your living spaces for this holiday. Of course, one of the most important items to have is the kinara,

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Qantas’ Airbus A220 Tells a Story Through Aboriginal Art

Qantas has unveiled the livery of its first QantasLink Airbus A220, which will be the sixth aircraft to feature in its Flying Art Series when it comes into service as part of the group’s domestic fleet renewal program.

The QantasLink A220 livery at the Airbus facility in Canda.
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The aircraft features the Aboriginal artwork of senior Pitjantjatjara artist, Maringka Baker, and tells the ‘dreaming story of two sisters who traverse remote Australia together, covering vast distances to find their way home,’ according to a release from the carrier.

Qantas has worked with Indigenous Australian design agency, Balarinji on the fuselage design for all of its aircrafts featured in

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Thanksgiving Fall Porch Decor To Hold You Over Until Christmas

Ah, November — a sweet time of perfectly crisp autumn weather and, for some, a little bit of a reprieve from the madness of Halloween and the family event gauntlet leading up to Christmas. If you go all out decorating for both of those holidays, it’s easy to pass over Thanksgiving and think, meh, no one decorates for that anyway. But if you’re hosting and want to impress, or you’re just feeling the Thanksgiving spirit this year, Thanksgiving and fall porch decor can be super fun and easy to put up.

Here’s the beauty of decorating your porch for fall:

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13 Inspiring Home Gym Ideas That Will Motivate You to Get Moving

Set up your workout gear in a well-designed gym or basement and you’ll set yourself up for fitness success.

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Erin Wheeler of Sunny Circle Studio

Newsflash: Home gyms don’t need to be bleak. Workout equipment that’s been relegated to your basement or tucked into a garage corner can still look really good—with the help of a little paint, wallpaper, good lighting, and a few plants, you can totally transform the space you break a sweat in. In fact, we managed to find proof that nice, well-designed home gyms do exist! Below, we rounded up some of

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Top 5 Rangoli design ideas to use at your home this Diwali


The festival of light and joy is here, and the celebration has already started across the country. Different activities make this festival beautiful, like lighting the house, igniting diyas, cleaning the house and bursting crackers. However, one more thing that makes this festival beautiful is Rangoli. 


Even schools organise rangoli-making competitions and engage students in school decoration by creating different beautiful rangolis in their classes or common areas.


It is very common to see rangoli at home during the Diwali festival. Below are some of the Diwali designs that you can use at your home this Diwali.

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