The pandemic has forced us back into our houses for the better part of 2020. This situation has also moved our working opportunities into the confines of our home. That means it’s time for us to clear some space and make room for our very own home office.

Designing a Home Office

Working from home can be a challenge. Focusing on work in the same place where you relax is its own can of worms, but we can work around it. All we have to do is eliminate the distractions. That said, one way to keep our eyes on the prize is to cover our naked windows with some roman blinds.

Why Use Roman Blinds?

Unlike most window coverings, roman blinds are especially effective in block out sunlight. This type of blinds are manufactured and installed according to the actual proportions of the windows or fenestrations. 

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Erika Bonnell overhauls a young client’s Arlington condo with a pastel palette and soft, feminine lines

When Lindsay Stuckey, a young real estate agent, tapped Erika Bonnell to overhaul her condominium, the designer relished the challenge. Stuckey was drawn to the two-bedroom Arlington apartment, where she intends to live for the next five years, by its lofty views of DC. But the outdated interiors cried out for a makeover.

Bonnell gutted the entire space, working with Sonnenday Custom Builders to sell my house fast channel a fresh look that suited Stuckey’s aesthetic without breaking the bank. “We ripped out the kitchen and baths, removed floors and dropped ceilings for decorative lighting,” Bonnell explains. White walls and wood-look floors created a blank slate for a new pastel color scheme and a blend of classic and contemporary furnishings. “I would call it modern, updated traditional with a lean toward softer, feminine lines,”

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Have you noticed your home getting dirty or dusty a lot quicker than usual lately? Are your bills slowly getting higher every month? You can blame it on dirty ducts, as well as Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition system components. If a person’s home has experienced water damage and mold, consider hiring an experienced professional duct cleaning firm or individual to clean the home’s ductwork. 

How is it done? The right technique uses negative pressure technology. This type of duct cleaning is very easy to understand, and a systematic process that helps deliver precise results. Still, less-than-reputable and fly-by-night firms have given this industry a bad reputation in recent years. 

If you have had your ducts cleaned by a professional that was in and out of the house in an hour and seemed to leave more dirt and dust than they actually cleaned, there is a big chance that you … Read More