Make Your Home A Dream In 2011

(NAPSI)—Whether you’re thinking of building a vacation home or just want a year-round house that makes every day feel like a vacation, take inspiration from the HGTV Dream Home 2011, located in the vacation wonderland of Stowe, Vermont.

The newest custom-designed home at Spruce Peak in Stowe Mountain Resort blends rustic mountain appeal with modern architecture. It’s nestled amid emerald-green rolling hills, winding roads and exhilarating ski slopes.

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Essential Tools For Everyday Repairs

(NAPSI)-No matter the age of your home, regular maintenance is essential for keeping your space comfortable and future repair costs down. It’s better to address minor repairs as they come up, before they become big problems. The good news is that you don’t need a lot of professional tools to get the job done. Here are a few favorites from Timothy Dahl, founder and editor at Charlesand, which come in handy for most home repairs. The website is an independent resource for do-it-yourself enthusiasts seeking the latest in home improvement tips and techniques as well as the finest tools and hottest news in the home building industry. Read more ...

Window Decorating 101

(NAPSI)-Decorating your windows can be a daunting task. For simple ways to turn your house into a home, please note these answers to the most common window dressing dilemmas:

Q. How do I measure for my curtains or drapes?

A. Purchase panels that measure 2½ times the width of the window. For added fullness, use three times the width. The bottom edge of your curtain or drape should fall to the windowsill, below the sill or to the floor. Leave about ½” of clearance if you opt for floor length.

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