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Kim Myles: Home Design Tip of the Day

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Interior design maven and host of HGTV's "Myles of Style," Kim Myles, will answer a question submitted from an ESSENCE.com reader every day. Kim believes that interior design should offer a lifestyle that's chic, vibrant and attainable for every homeowner or renter. "My goal is to offer simple solutions that help the average person achieve the look that they want without going into debt. There is absolutely no reason for great design to be overly expensive or exclusive," she declares. Today's topic: Hot for heated tiles   Dear Kim, Thank you for reading my letter. My brother has heaters under the tiles in his bathroom. I love the idea of non-freezing cold tiles in the winter time. My husband wears slippers everywhere, but I cant be bothered by them. What are your feelings on these? I've been told that if there is a problem with the plumbing, you're stuck or you have to pull up the tiles. KIM MYLES: I love under-floor heating systems--so luxurious! The key here is to call in a proper contractor (or 3!) to access your floor situation, trouble shoot and give you an estimate. Once you have the right information, you can make an educated decision. When done correctly, under floor heating is an investment that definitely improves your quality of life. Read more: Need help selecting furniture for your space? Have a disagreement with your spouse on a color to paint your walls? Toddlers making your home look like a storm rolled through it and need help adjusting for their mess? Send your design question to webmaster@essence-online.com. Please keep the questions brief and as detailed as possible. Remember, the more information you offer, the more Kim will be able to help!
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