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Link Love: Billiard room designs, flooring transition ideas, projects to never DIY, and more

By John Kirchner August 15, 2011

5 Outstanding Billiard Room Designs
DigsDigs
“Your main concern is to make it comfortable so the game was enjoyable for you and your guests. If home billiard room is laid out poorly the process of playing may become uncomfortable or people won’t be able to socialize well. Socialization is one of the main purposes of this game so make it possible in your billiard room.”

20 Great Examples of Transitions in Flooring
Houzz.com
“One problem my clients ask me about is how to decide where to start and stop flooring when you want to change the material. Especially in open plan homes this can be a real puzzler. Challenges can also arise when you want to replace flooring in part of the home, but aren’t ready to put new flooring throughout the entire home. Handle it wrong and your home looks like a patchwork quilt — and not in a good way!”

10 Home Projects You Should Never DIY
DIY Life
“Obviously, we love all things DIY! But some home projects are just not worth doing on your own: Whether for time, cost or safety reasons. I asked Jeff Kaliner, co-founder of the Power Home Remodeling Group (the fourth largest home remodeling company in the nation) for his opinion on what should be left to the pros.”

Home Improvements that Stand the Test of Time
CalFinder Blog
“The benefits of home improvement, especially in this uncertain economy, really can’t be stressed enough. In addition to yielding a return on investment with plentiful energy savings (and an increase in your home’s net worth), there are more practical benefits. Use these guidelines to learn what your home stands to gain the most from.”

Before and After: The Kitchen
The Bee Hive Blog
A stunning set of before-and-after photos of a gorgeous kitchen remodel. You’ll hardly believe your eyes.