Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ideas and news from Home magazine

A photo of a makeover in the July/August issue of Home magazine shows how getting rid of an old metal balcony (one of those fake ones) and adding a garage door with frosted panels improved a home.  (Those frosted panels are nifty!)

How to Live in Small Spaces sounds like a useful book; and there's a new type of water cooler where you put the water bottle in the bottom AND it dispenses hot and cold water.  I love modern technology!

Shaw, one of the country's largest flooring and carpet manufacturers, is trying to reduce the three million tons of carpeting thrown away each year by making its products and processes "more eco-friendly" and recycling its old nylon carpeting AND using more Anso nylon...

New products include a Spisani tangerine acrylic tray.  I like the modern look of it, even though I use old collectible hammered aluminum trays.

Home has an interesting article on eco-friendly fences, including wood, bamboo, and fiberglass composite.  And articles with a variety of decorating ideas for your home, including a beautiful fire pit--though I plan to get an inground one so it doesn't blow away during a hurricane--and an imaginative long hallway makeover.  Plus, I learned that black granite is too dense, according to one expert, to need a sealer.  Good luck with removing stains from the other kinds of granite!  (See the Writing Home/Our Readers Speak column.)

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