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15 Old School Home Decor and Furniture That Fell of the Map

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15 Old School Home Decor and Furniture That Fell of the Map

Back in the day, these 15 old school home decor and retro furnishings were a common item found in households. Today, we’d have to look far and wide to find half of the items on this list. Lava lamps These psychedelic lamps came on the scene in 1963. Made of heated wax floating in translucent liquid, the wax becomes activated when the light is turned on. Lava lamps brought mood lighting to the next level of cool. Water beds Waterbeds became popular in the 1980s but were patented in 1971. They were sealed beds filled with a gel-like substance that...

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Add Privacy and a New Design Element To Your Space With a Barn Door Kit

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Add Privacy and a New Design Element To Your Space With a Barn Door Kit

If you’ve watched a home renovation show in the past 10 years, you know one of the biggest trends in design and decorating is the sliding barn door. These space-saving alternatives to traditional swinging doors offer a cost-effective way to provide privacy without having to frame an opening and install a traditional prefabricated door. They are available in a wide variety of styles and designs, which helps them double as decor pieces. They are also relatively easy to install yourself if you have a high-quality barn door kit. A barn door kit comes with everything but the actual barn door....

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30 Of The Best Organizing Hacks From People Who Know What They’re Doing

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30 Of The Best Organizing Hacks From People Who Know What They’re Doing

If you’re like me, you spend half the day on a mission to find the second missing sock, torturing your family members with never-ending "have you seen" questions about this and that, trapping yourself in the eternal "lost and found" limbo. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way, so bear with us. Bored Panda has compiled a list full of practical and super simple ideas that will give your home (and soul) some much-needed order. From making an "eat me first" bin in your fridge to making a magnetic organizer for your makeup to mount on...

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It Only Took 6 Months for a Pro House Flipper to Double This L.A

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It Only Took 6 Months for a Pro House Flipper to Double This L.A

Home’s Value In Renovator’s Notebook, homeowners open up about the nitty-gritty of their remodels: How long it really took; how much it actually cost; what went horribly wrong; and what went wonderfully, serendipitously, it’s-all-worth-it-in-the-end right. For more tips to nail your next project, follow @reno_notebook. The house stuck out like a sore thumb. In Los Angeles’s leafy Jefferson Park, where charming Craftsman homes line manicured streets, a sad gray new build sat on the market for months. But even so, Shanty Wijaya, founder of Allprace, a boutique real-estate, renovation, and development company, was immediately drawn to it.  Never mind that...

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Not to Be Dramatic, But This $30 Target Organizer Transformed My Bathroom

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Not to Be Dramatic, But This $30 Target Organizer Transformed My Bathroom

My dream bathroom has cobalt blue zellige tiles and an arched nook carved into the wall to hold my shampoo bottles—sourced, ideally, from some Gwyneth Paltrow–sanctioned shop specializing in natural beauty products.  My current bathroom is about 30 square feet, with nary a niche in sight. Its most prominent feature is an ultra-narrow shower whose lack of storage has been the bane of my existence since I signed my lease more than a year ago—or, at least, it was. Then, one day, I had a lightbulb moment in a Target aisle. It was matte black, it was adjustable, and it...

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