Through our daily scour of the online world, we come across something new everyday, some of it indulgent, some of it helpful. (We attempt to stick to the helpful side.) This week’s web links were gathered with the intention of helping you out with the odds and ends that inevitably creep into home maintenance projects. Looking for a website dedicated to patterns? Or one devoted to cleaning products and furniture care? Perhaps you’ve been looking for a forum between homeowners similar to yourself – for inspiration, encouragement, or a good laugh. For these fixes and others, read on.
Clean+istry is broken down into dozens of categories, including bath, countertops, fabrics, floors, green, kitchen, and laundry. Each category likely features the cleaning facts you’re looking for, as well as loads of information you always wanted to know, with or without realizing it. For instance, what’s the difference between soap and detergent? Why is hard water bad for your pipes? What are the front closet cleaning rules? This website has practical answers to practical inquiries, as well as to those slightly whimsical questions that always tend to creep across the threshold.
print & pattern
print & pattern is self-dubbed as the website that celebrates the world of surface pattern design. Are you looking to replace outdated wallpaper or fading paint with an uplifting new look? Perhaps you want to give your living room a kick with new sofa coverings, or are interesting in hanging fabric on your bedroom walls. To help you out with some inspiration, this website posts the work of designers as well as gives recommendations on numerous books on patterning.
Books at Home
Bookshelves aren’t just critical to scholars with crates of books to organize and keep track of. Bookshelves are also useful to display collectibles, photographs, magazines, and even lighting, electronics, and dishware. From bookends to shelving systems to bookstands to office and library units, Books at Home has got lots of recommendations and photos for your readerly gaze.
Popular among designers and those with an aesthetic eye, décor8 catalogs beautiful finds to accessorize and furnish the crafty and stylish home. We chose the website for something else altogether. On decor8, homeowners can look up major metropolitan cities, listed in alphabetic order, and find links to recommended stores and boutiques in which to find many of the home fashions they crave.
Even the most excited home projects can cause eventual burnout. When you’ve tired from the grueling planning process, a good way to unwind may be to read the stories of others experiencing similar headaches and triumphs. Houseblogs.net is a forum between homeowners undertaking remodeling projects. Perhaps you have a story of your own to share.
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Eco Friendly House – Making you home Environmentally Friendly
How to make your home more environmentally friendly and reduce your Ecological footprint. Information on Solar Power, Lights, Waste Water, Recycling, Garden, Green Buildings, Renewable Energy, Green Energy, Saving Water, Environmental Issues and more. Help save the planet.
Ipe wood decking tiles – How to cover any hard surface with a great looking wood deck in just minutes with interlocking wood decking tiles
– Do-it-yourself landscaping ideas. Resources include pictures, tutorials, discussion forum, articles, blog, newsletter and online landscaping courses.
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