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For pruning branches over ¾ inches thick, you’re going to need a pair of loppers. These cutting tools come in handy for pruning shrubs, trees, roses, tall perennials with woody stems and even full-size sunflowers. If you’re investing in loppers, select bypass cutting blades (not anvil), and multiply your cutting strength up to three times with Fiskars PowerGear brand. The gears in this cutting design let you cut through branches far beyond your natural strength. Look for loppers with extendable handles to increase your reach. Loppers will handle most cutting jobs, but at some point you may need to expand your tool base to include a pruning saw and, for out-of-reach limbs, a pole saw.
Multicolor Christmas Presents Stacked on Stairs
Create fun holiday cheer at the base of the stairs by wrapping empty boxes with playful wrapping paper and ribbon. Take it a step further by placing a furry blanket underneath for that comfy and cozy Christmas feel everybody loves.
Neutral Southwestern Sitting Room With Orange Accents
The neutral walls of this sitting room are brought to life with the dark, beautiful colors present in the rug, seat cushions and throw pillows. The orange cushions add interest to the the tan armchair, and the same orange is echoed in a nearby throw pillow. A pair of thin matching chairs flank the fireplace.
Neutral Transitional Powder Room With Carved Stone Tile Wall
This small powder room off of the entryway features an accent wall outfitted with carved stone tiles in a wave pattern. A pedestal sink makes the most of the small space while opening up the room visually.
Modern Black and White Master Bedroom with Black Custom Canopy Bed
The master bedroom of Christina Anstead's newly renovated home features a high ceiling, plenty of light, and a metal bed frame, ceiling light fixture, and banister all custom built by husband Ant Anstead, as seen on Christina on the Coast.
The large solid oak cabinets that flank each side of the range are completely custom, made with dovetailing of joints for increased durability and strength. This tall pantry cabinet to the right of the range includes a semi-automatic espresso machine with an elegant black finish and stainless-steel accents, stylish coffee cups, dry goods and cookbooks to inspire tasty meals at home.
This master bathroom had originally been designed into sectional spaces, so light throughout was very minimal. By opening the floor plan and using pony walls and clerestory windows, natural light now fills the space consistently with the rest of the home. The extensive view in the remodel is now accessible from the main vanity, shower and bath areas.
A freestanding soaker tub offers understated elegance in the Atlanta Decorators Show House master suite bathroom. The soft pink and white patterned curtains behind the tub add a feminine touch to the transitional space.
A square wood-topped island centers this traditional white kitchen and offers contrast to the yellow mosaic tile backsplash and ivory glass-front cabinets. The brown-and-gold window valance and glass light pendant continue the traditional vibe.
The kitchen is the heart of any home, and for these Kansas homeowners, this space is no exception. The warm tones of the backsplash and the cabinets in the space make the kitchen inviting, while the large window over the kitchen sink allows plenty of natural light into the space to make it brighter. Modern bar stools under a large island give the family a place to gather and prepare their food and make their memories.