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Ben Affleck's For-Sale Plantation House Is Full of Southern Charm

Ben Affleck is selling his gorgeous southern antebellum Greek-revival Georgia plantation for $8.9 million through Engel & Volkers. It’s nicknamed “The Big House” and here’s why:It’s situated on 87 acres on Hampton Island.The main “Big House” is 6,000 square feet and has several stately fireplaces and 15-foot ceilings.There’s also a 10,000-square-foot guest house for 20 featuring five bedrooms and three master suites.The property includes a cottage.Collect this ideaThe antebellum-style main house has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. Located just 35 miles from Savannah, the historic-looking home is perfectly polished. Here’s a look inside:Collect this ideaThe living room is elegant yet relaxed and inviting, thanks to the slipcovered sofas. The grand fireplace has a mirror hung over it that reflects the centerpiece of the room: the chandelier. Collect this ideaReclaimed brick adds a historical feel to the home. Collect this ideaThe open, airy kitchen has a relaxed feel. Larg…
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Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss

A can of paint is perhaps the single most important and inexpensive item you can use to transform your home’s appearance. The right paint sheen can revive a dull room, cover blemishes and bring attention to architectural details. Paint is also versatile, so you can use it on everything in your home, from ceilings and walls to furniture and floors.However, the success of your painting project depends on knowing which type of paint to use for different surfaces and purposes. Using the wrong paint to cover imperfections, for instance, may actually highlight the issues you’re trying to fix.To help you decide, we asked two painting experts for their tips on when to use each type of paint sheen.Collect this ideaEach paint sheen has its own personality. Image: Jane Lockhart Interior Design Understanding paint sheen“Paint sheens come in different categories and each have their own characteristics,” says Brian Osterried, Project Manager of Interior Coatings at PPG. “When looking for a new paint…

TV Stand gets new look aka get rid of scratches on the bench top

LIATORP series is nice, but it has a problem with the finishing – the surface scratches easily etc, especially for the pieces, like the TV stand, with tabletops.Related:Affordable contemporary wooden top TV benchSo one day I decided to repair the original tabletop of my TV stand. I sanded off all original paint, repainted it. But the quality of the repainting made it even worse than it was before. It was then that I got the idea to completely change it.IKEA items used:LIATORP TV stand

12 Creative Ideas To Help You Utilize That Awkward Corner In Your Home

Collect this ideaAwkward corners are not easy to get a handle on. We’ve got some creative ideas on how to make that space useful instead. Image: House to Hold We all have it. That one corner in our home that’s just a little different from the rest. And we’re willing to bet that space isn’t getting too much action at the moment. After all, what do with such an awkward corner?Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to stay that way. While these spaces may be going unused right now, with some planning, they can be put to good use. Whether they’re part of your kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, they can become as functional and aesthetically pleasing as any other element in your design.Don’t believe us? Keep reading to see our best ideas for repurposing the less-than-ideal corner in your home. If you’re willing to put a little elbow grease into implementing the idea that best suits your needs, you may just find that a simple corner can end up becoming so much more.1. Put your décor on displayColle…

Concrete kitchen styling

I like these fragile porcelain pieces and textiles in combination with the rough concrete in this styling done by talented Jenni Juurinen. I’m thinking about painting one wall in our kitchen with a concrete finish like in the first picture, I think it would look great against the minimal lines of our kitchen. Source Coco Lapine Design

Laundry Renovations Perth Before & After

There is so much choice for laundry renovations in 2018 with flat pack setups making beautiful laundry cabinets more and more affordable. If you are looking for advice on your next laundry renovation click here for our 5 best tips for laundry renovation.All the before and afters below are laundry renovations we have done in Perth, WA. Laundries in Perth range from large to tiny depending on the suburb you’re located in.Lesmurdie Laundry Renovation  Extra Tip: These wonderful clients opted for a ceramic sink as they did not like the noise of a steel sink when water hits it.  Leeming Laundry Renovation  Extra Tip: Textured tiles add a wow factor to an all-white laundry renovation.  Bassendean Laundry Renovation  Extra Tip: Our client liked there top loader washing machine so opted to leave the space at the end to maximise the rest of the bench space.  Leeming Laundry Renovation Extra Tip : Matt black tapware has its pros and cons which you can check out here – Click Here Murdoch Laundry Renov…