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Montana couple reunited with family photos after floodwaters sent their furniture floating down the street

The floodwaters that overran Red Lodge, Montana, left streets full of debris and many homes damaged.Community members are now doing what they can to help each other rebuild and recover.While Courtney Halvorson’s home was left undamaged, her grandparents’ was not. Milt and Kathy Bastian live on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Rock Creek, Halvorson told CNN on Friday.”The house held out pretty well until at one point the front wall ripped off,” Halvorson told CNN. Her grandparents were not home, as they had evacuated to another family member’s home.”Neighbors told us they saw their (her grandparents’) furniture fly out of the front room and down the street,” Halvorson said.One of those pieces of furniture was a dresser filled with old family photographs.As cleanup began, community members came across household items scattered across the town.Video: Town cleans up after Yellowstone floodingA local park turned into a makeshift “lost and … Read the rest

Saving Money by Giving Second Hand Furniture a Makeover

Secondhand furniture makeovers have been steadily gaining popularity in recent years, particularly when it comes to seasonal decor.

This DIY decorating method allows decorators to save money, reduce environmental impact, create one-of-a-kind pieces and develop valuable skills. Here’s an in-depth look at some of the benefits that second hand furniture makeovers can offer.

Save Money

One key reason many people have started to give their secondhand furniture a makeover is that it saves them money. A brand-new piece of furniture might cost hundreds of dollars, but it’s easy to get quality secondhand furniture for a fraction of the price and make it look new.

This is especially important for seasonal decor, as revamping existing furniture per season means that individuals don’t waste their money buying new items every time the weather changes – they can have exceptional seasonal aesthetics without the terrible credit card bills.

Reduce Environmental

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Woman who defrauded her employer out of $745,000 sentenced to house arrest

“She completely recognized the seriousness of the acts she posed and she didn’t try to mitigate anything.”

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A woman who defrauded the company she worked for out of more than $745,000 while working as its salary manager received a sentence Monday that she will be able to serve in the community.

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Quebec Court Judge Karine Giguère noted that Georgia Tzanetakos, 61, of Laval, believed she had put what she did while working for home decor retailer Clair de Lune in the St-Laurent borough behind her in a civil case that was settled years ago and was very surprised when she was

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Text description provided by the architects. Tripoli is a coastal city located North of Lebanon, historically and culturally associated with its pioneering woodcraft industry. Since 2010, the sector has undergone a dramatic deterioration, fueled by political unrest coupled with a growing emergence of low-cost imported furniture. 

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Tripoli is also home to the Rachid Karami International Fair designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the early sixties. The construction of the Fair was halted by the Lebanese Civil War in 1975, and unfortunately never fully operated as such.

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The renovated Guest House at the Rachid Karami International Fair, now serving as an integrated design platform is a single-storey

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Bentley Home Atelier showcases furniture collections at Milan Design Week

MANILA: Two new furniture collections were unveiled at the newly opened Bentley Home Atelier during the Milan Design Week. Solstice, Bentley Home’s first ever outdoor furniture collection, embraces the wonderful experience of open-air living, while the 2022 Collection of indoor furniture features a mixture of unique materials, architectural shapes, and contemporary designs. Both collections are results of close partnership between Bentley Motors and Bentley Home design teams, and feature materials, motifs, and shapes seen on Bentley cars that translate beautifully for the home.

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  • What are the two furniture collections that were recently unveiled by Bentley Home Atelier?


    Bentley Home Atelier has recently unveiled the Solstice collection and the 2022 Collection.

  • Where is the new Bentley Home Atelier located?


    The new Bentley Home Atelier is located at 36 Corso Venezia in Milan, Italy.

  • Each piece in the Solstice collection may be personalized using a variety of fabric and

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    4 Types of lamp lights to make your room aesthetic

    A living space without lamps and improper lighting might look boring and can even become a bummer to the mood. To trail the trend of aesthetic and picturesque decor, the craze for different types of lamps as an element of home decor has stretched to superior altitudes. In fact, no décor is completed without the touch of proper and modern light fixtures and therefore these are marked as much-needed home décor essentials. In order to make your abode visually pleasing, here we bring you a list of 4 types of lamps that will spruce up every nook and corner of your space.

    1. LED swing arm lamps

    LED gold lights have a distinctive charm that can easily amp up the vibe of the space while making it all delightful and bright. Swing-arm lamps are a perfect fit for those ugly corners which has dull and boring personality. Such lamps can

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    Insureds need help avoiding home-renovation risks

    Failing to set a <a href=realistic budget, failing to complement the home’s original architecture, and making trendy rather than functional décor choices are common missteps for DIYers, according to Nationwide. (Elnur Amikishiyev/Adobe Stock)” width=”620″ height=”372″/Failing to set a realistic budget, failing to complement the home’s original architecture, and making trendy rather than functional décor choices are common missteps for DIYers, according to Nationwide. (Elnur Amikishiyev/Adobe Stock)

    My husband and I are not handy. But after more than a decade in our midcentury ranch-style house, the place started to demand attention.

    That’s how I come to be midway through a single-spaced, typed page of planned updates to our home that we hope to accomplish before the end of this year. The list includes several smaller, subtle projects such as updating old light fixtures and faucets along with a few costlier ones like replacing a large, sliding-glass patio door.

    We certainly aren’t the

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    New bylaw aims to save wood from the landfill during home demolitions in North Vancouver

    Anyone knocking down a home built before 1950 in the District of North Vancouver will soon need to salvage tonnes of wood in the process, after council passed a bylaw to divert heaps of demolition waste from the landfill.

    The new rules, taking effect at the start of 2023, will require 3.5 kilograms of wood to be salvaged for each square foot torn down.

    If a house measures about 3,000 square feet, for example, that means more than 10 tonnes will have to be saved.

    “It’s going to create a secondary market for those products to be resold and reused, and they’ll have a new life,” said Mayor Mike Little.

    “It may have been a tree for hundreds of years, then it will be a house for 100 years, then it will be furniture for another 50 years. It’s trying to create second lives so we don’t have as much

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    Home Renovation Activity And Spend Hits Three-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds

    Home renovation activity and spend have reached the
    highest rates reported since 2019, according to the annual
    Houzz
    & Home survey of nearly 700 New Zealand respondents from
    leading platform for home renovation and design, Houzz.
    Nearly half of homeowners renovated their homes in 2021 (48
    percent), up from 41 percent in 2020. Following the 13
    percent growth in median spend last year, homeowners report
    an additional 31 percent jump in median renovation spend at
    $23,500. Homeowners with higher budget projects (the top 10
    percent of spend) invested up to $140,000 in
    2021.

    Home renovation activity continues into 2022,
    with nearly half of homeowners planning to renovate (46
    percent) and nearly two-fifths planning to decorate (38
    percent) this year. Homeowners report a planned median
    renovation spend at $17,500 for 2022. Interestingly for the
    first time since 2019, homeowners with higher-budget
    renovations

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