Floor Checklist for New Homeowners

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Buying a new home is a landmark moment in your life. It might be the single largest investment you’ve ever made, so it’s important to make sure things are just right. Both wood flooring and carpeting can add beauty to a room, but before you close, look for any signs of degradation or excessive wear. Use this brief checklist of potential flooring problems while making your inspection, so you can identify any issues early on.Wood FlooringGaps between boardsRaised edgesBoards lifting from the subfloorFractures, scratches or other surface blemishes...
July 11 2017 Read More

Selecting The Perfect Wallpaper

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Envision yourself walking into your newly redesigned home, complete with brand-new wallpaper that matches your taste and personality perfectly. Whether you’re going for bright and open, soft and soothing or dark and sophisticated, adding wallpaper to any room can help you achieve most of your style goals in one fell swoop. Focusing on how you want each space to look and feel will enable you to take a step forward in the design process. Doing so will allow you to eliminate choices that are too far from the mark, effectively narrowing down the selections – which will come in handy as you browse through the massive inventory at the Speedwell Design...
July 11 2017 Read More

Spruce up Your Space With Wallpaper and Upholstery

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Did you know Speedwell Design Center has an expansive wallpaper and fabric section? We carry numerous choices of materials that will transform your space.Wallpaper has made a huge comeback in recent years. Gone are the days of drab, tired patterns and colors. Now, there are many options which include paper with texture, sheen, and fresh, bold patterns. Removable (peel off) wallpaper is also available. It is a really great option to liven up rentals, a dorm room, or to embellish a child’s room.Fabric Whether y...
November 22 2016 Read More

Get Over Your Fear of Choosing Color

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“Painters use red like spice.” — Derek JarmanChoosing color for your home can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to make the interior design process painful. Here at Speedwell Design Center, we think color is fun! Color is one of the most powerful and effective tools for changing the appearance of a room. It can also help set the mood or create a distinct atmosphere.Colors such as green and blue, which are next to each other on the color wheel, are more relaxing. Grey has the ability to make other colors appear either warm or cool. It also pairs nicely w...
November 15 2016 Read More

Did You Know? October is National Window Covering Safety Month

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This October, the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the Window Covering Safety Council are teaming up again to alert and educate people on the danger posed by window coverings. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission window coverings are one of the top hazards in the average American home. Alongside tipping furniture and open swimming pools, windows made the list because of the risk of strangulation posed by dangling cords. Fortunately, eliminating the risk is a quick fix for most households. Installing cordless window coverings or even ...
October 26 2016 Read More

Window Shutters Are Your Perfect Home Improvement Solution!

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Looking to change up the window decor in your home, but concerned about the cost? Window shutters are the perfect solution! They're fashionable but timeless, meaning their elegant look will never go out of style. Plus, they're cost effective — reasonably priced to begin with and you’ll save money over time thanks to lower heating and cooling bills. On top of those savings, you'll even increase the resale value of your home. How so? Window shutters are the only window dressing the IRS recognizes as an equity booster.See a variety of shutter options at our Speedwell Design Center! Picking yo...
October 25 2016 Read More

How to Choose the Best Finish for Your Wood Flooring

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Wood flooring can create a huge visual impact in your home. It can make a space feel warm, open, even luxurious. It can also help reduce allergens in the home. However, choosing a finish for your wood floor is crucial to maintain its appearance and to protect the wood from scratches. There are many different types of finish, so how do you know which one is right for you?First, you need to know if your wood floor has already been trea...
October 11 2016 Read More

Finding Window Treatments for Commercial Properties

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Finding window treatments for your commercial property can be a challenge these days. Technological advancements in manufacturing, design, and installation give business owners a wealth of options not previously available. While curtains, blinds, and other adornments may not be the first thing on a proprietor's mind when starting or renovating a space, it can make a huge difference in the overall ambiance. The way a space incorporates natural light is one of the most important factors determining the mental well-being of the inhabitants. This not only impacts a business's customers but also its employees. Here are a few tips to improve customer expe...
August 31 2016 Read More
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