Entries Tagged as 'Home Decor'

Quick Ways To Become More Colorful

November 14th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking to give your home a quick pick-me-up, try one of these options to brighten and freshen your look… 1.  Add a variety of fabrics.  Change the draperies and add some throw pillows in differing patterns, shapes, and colors.  Just be sure that there is a common color typing everything together. 2.  Rearrange […]

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Quick and Easy Halloween Decorations

October 29th, 2013 · No Comments

With Halloween just days away, here are a few quick, easy decoration ideas to get you in the spirit: Ghost Garland.  You can make a ghost garland by covering each light in a string of lights with white fabric tied off to look like a ghost head.  So cute! Dancing Lawn Ghosts.  Poke a styrofoam ball […]

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Make A Great First Impression

October 8th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether you’d like it to or not, the front door of your home gives people their first impression.  Not only is it where people enter your home for the first time, but it’s often the first thing that catches the eye of anyone who is driving by.  It also helps set the tone for your […]

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Home Decor

Tips for Keeping Countertops Looking New

October 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Whether your countertops have seen better days or you’ve got new countertops that you want to keep in good shape, here are some tips for caring for different types of counter surfaces to keep them looking great! Laminate:  You can keep laminate looking good with a thick paste of baking soda and water.  Leave the paste on […]

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5 Ways To Utilize Wasted Space Under Your Stairs

September 27th, 2013 · No Comments

The space under stairs is often underutilized, if not wasted.  Here are five ideas for creating practical storage in this space. 1.  Shelves.  Building custom shelves into this space is a relatively simple, but practical way to create storage without much effort. 2.  Drawers.  Creating custom stairs where each step is also a drawer can add a […]

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3 Ways To Organize Your Bedroom This Weekend

September 26th, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re looking for ways to organize your bedroom, check out some of these ideas: 1.  Organize Wall Hangings.  Clear clutter by hanging taking what’s important to you, framing it or mounting it, and creating a wall display. 2.  Use Your Corners.  Installing corner shelving or a corner table can add usefulness to underutilized parts of your […]

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A Guide To Molding

September 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Molding is a beautiful, decorative architectural detail that is a part of many homes, but since it comes in so many different types and forms it can also be very confusing.  Here’s an alphabetical guideline to follow: Baseboard.  Baseboards usually measure 3-5 inches.  It trims walls where they join with the floor. Batten.  This type […]

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3 Kitchen Trends To Avoid

September 6th, 2013 · No Comments

If you are redoing your kitchen, or even just thinking about it, you may be tempted to update this popular room with some of the current trends.  Some trends, however, should be avoided so that your kitchen will age well and not be outdated in just a year or two.  Here are five current trends […]

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Light Your Room Right

August 13th, 2013 · No Comments

When designing rooms professionals often rely on a simple math formula to help them determine how much light is needed.  Start by finding the square footage of your room (length multiplied by width) then multiply the square footage by 1.5 to determine the recommended wattage for lighting the room.  For example, a room that is […]

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Update Your Home For $500 or Less

August 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

If you’re trying to sell your house you can do a lot to increase the value without spending a lot of money.  Here are five ways that can cost less than $500. 1.  Paint I will never get tired of saying it.  Paint your house if you want to increase its value!  Not only do […]

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