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Bunk Beds: The Minivans of Children’s Furniture, Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1, many parents know that having children too young or not coordinated enough to climb up and down a ladder to a top bunk can be hazardous, which is precisely why we carry a variety of bed-climbing options for both our bunk beds and loft beds. Many of our most popular options utilize staircases instead, which have the additional benefit of providing extra storage space via … Continue

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Modern Design and Premium Hardwood Floors

Streamlined design, a tight color pallet, and minimalist accessories — these are some of the guiding principles of Modern décor. Also referred to as Mid-Century Modern, this decorating style that became popular during the 1920s to 1950s heavily influences the Contemporary design trends of 2016. (For an explanation of “Modern” versus “Contemporary” interior design, check out this article.) Also … Continue

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Post-Op Expectations After Hip Labral Repair Surgery, Part 2

On the journey toward full recovery following hip labral repair surgery, it’s important to know what to expect and how to circumvent some common post-surgery pitfalls. In Part 1, we examined two important issues: avoiding bearing weight and strengthening surrounding muscles. Now, we’ll look at three more. Lower Back and Pelvic Pain The muscular imbalance resulting from labral repair surgery … Continue

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Freshman Year: Full of New Experiences

For the first time, you will be away from your parents’ rules. You will have your own place to call home. For the first time, you will be away from your high school friends and any drama or pressure they may cause to your life. For the first time, you will leave your comfort zone and experience a new world; a world with new beginnings and new experiences. For the first time, you will be … Continue

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What You Should Know About X10 Airsight Security Cameras

An excellent addition to any X10 Home Security System, Airsight indoor and outdoor security cameras provide high-tech, low-cost electronic surveillance of your home and its vicinity. With features such as pan and tilt, 2-way voice communication, and Hi Definition video, the various X10 Airsight camera models can be used for all levels of home security […]

Modern Design and Premium Hardwood Floors

Streamlined design, a tight color pallet, and minimalist accessories — these are some of the guiding principles of Modern décor. Also referred to as Mid-Century Modern, this decorating style that became popular during the 1920s to 1950s heavily influences the Contemporary design trends of 2016. (For an explanation of “Modern” versus “Contemporary” interior design, check […]

Hardwood Floors Ideal for Contemporary Design

What, exactly, is “Contemporary” design? It’s actually a fluid term that encompasses whatever design trends are currently in vogue, at any given time. Think of the term “contemporary,” in general: It refers to something or someone existing during the same time, or era. In similar fashion, Contemporary interior design consists of an ever-changing set of […]

Hardwood Floors at the Heart of Mission Style Design

Uncluttered, yet relaxed; simple, yet refined. Those seemingly opposing ideals come together in the Mission style of interior design. Also known as the “Arts and Crafts” decorating style, it’s inspired by both nature and fine craftsmanship. It first came into vogue during the 1860s, in response to the extremely ornate Victorian style which was at […]

Transceivers: Heart of Your X10 Home Automation System

If you’ve read previous posts about our starter kits, lamp modules, A/V equipment integration, wireless controllers, and decorator wall switches, you’ve probably noticed that there’s a common denominator: The Transceiver. While most X10 signals are relayed through your home’s existing wiring, the command signals you send through your wireless controller have to be connected into […]

Parenting: Overcoming Online Obstacles, Part 3

Today’s kids — iGen, as they’re being called — are plugged in. But some are toying with the phrase “online native” that’s used to describe them, and calling them “online naïve.” They might not believe everything they see on TV, but they’re pretty likely to think everything they see online is true, or at least […]

Parenting: Overcoming Online Obstacles, Part 2

Apart from actual dangers that put kids lives at risk, even time spent innocently “hanging out” online can cause problems for kids, down the road. Today’s kids are being referred to as Generation Z, or iGen, because starting at very young ages, they’ve been online. A lot. In Part 1, we looked at how their […]