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    "I would like to express my appreciation for the careful work and attention to detail that has made my home update a virtually painless experience. We now have a very attractive and usable attic that was transformed so well by your expert staff. Thanks for a great job!"

    Susan M.
    Cleveland Heights

  • Is Your Home Looking A Little Dull?

    Interior Homes

     

    Is the interior of your home looking a little dull? Want to change the look of your room without spending a lot of money? Take a look at these decorative tips from The Nest. Nothing like saving money and getting a nice looking room out of it. Have Reilly Painting & Contracting your Home Mechanics handle all of your home renovation projects.

    1. HEAD FOR BARNES AND NOBLE

    Those cozy armchairs are beckoning, so grab an armful of decorating books and take a load off your feet. Flip through for ideas -- you don't need to buy the expensive stuff, but you may get some more cheap decorating tips on color and placement.

    2. ANTIQUES (OR ALMOST ANTIQUES)

    You can find great stuff at flea markets, antique shops, and thrift stores if you keep your eyes open. Flea markets can be treasure troves for large furniture, while some thrift shops have kitchen sections. You can even find collectibles if you look hard. A shelf of bright Fiestaware will make your kitchen sparkle, even if you got it on the cheap.

    Tip: Shop late in the day at flea markets, when vendors are willing to make deals so they won't have to cart stuff home. Don't be shy about bargaining -- everyone does it.

    3. CAST AN EYE ON CAST-OFFS

    Mom and Dad probably have a boatload of stuff they'd love to give you. Some of it may be horrid (like those orange ’70s plastic stools) but some items may have retro cool (like those orange ’70s plastic stools). Don't be shy -- ask to raid the 'rents' cast-offs.

    Tip: Once you decide what to keep, offer to organize a yard sale for Mom and Dad. They'll probably be so grateful to dump their junk that they'll let you keep the proceeds. Use the money to buy a dining room table or other big-ticket item.

    Read more at  The Nest

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