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April 26, 2017

6 DIY Floral Arrangements for May Day

Calling all crafters and floral enthusiasts: celebrate May Day with the season's signature blooms. Check out these floral arrangements for DIY inspiration.
 
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April 26, 2017

What to Plant Now to Maximize Your Curb Appeal This Summer

One of the keys to getting the most from your property when you're ready to sell is maximizing your curb appeal. Here's how to do so with spring plantings.
 
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April 25, 2017

Creative Options for Subway Tile

With so many new and varied tile choices on the market, subway tile is often overlooked for more glamorous options. It’s easy to get distracted by the bright and shiny new tiles on the block, but don’t put subway tile on the shelf just yet. It’s time for a little creativity. With an average price of under $10 per square foot, you might want to give this utilitarian tile a second look.

Here are some creative options for subway tile for your home.

1. Patterns

Traditionally, subway tile comes in 3″ x 6″ white rectangles. This size makes it easy to lay the tile in different patterns to fit any design style. Here are a few of the most basic [...]

 
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April 21, 2017

How To Bird-Proof Your Windows

If the eyes are the window to the soul, your windows are surely the soul of your home. Whether you’ve got wide bay windows with a stunning backyard view, casement windows that make it easy to flood your home with a fresh breeze, or a protruding garden window perfect for up-close wildlife interaction, your home’s windows are your link to the magnificent outdoors just on the other side of the glass. Unfortunately, the bird population doesn’t feel quite as charmed about your windows. In fact, an estimated one billion birds die each year in the US alone from window collisions. To birds in flight, a window is an optical illusion. They don’t see the panes of glass [...]

 
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April 19, 2017

Trending Interior Colors for 2017

Eager to freshen up your home’s look and feel? New colors can be one of the most impactful changes that you can make inside your home, setting the mood for how your family uses and enjoys each room, and conveying your own sense of style and spirit. Interior colors can be described as bold, comfortable, or composed, with separate associated characteristics and emotions, which can be played off one another to define each area in your home as a unique space with its own tone and personality. As always when considering painting a room or whole house, be sure to ask for and use a paint sample on the walls, to get a better feel for how the colors will actually look given your [...]

 
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April 19, 2017

Cozy Homes: Why You Should Love Your Small Space

Love them or hate them, cozy homes offer great benefits to optimistic homeowners. Read on to learn why living small is worth owning fewer square feet.
 
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April 17, 2017

Why Bright Interiors Are In-Style This Spring

As the Spring season turns full bloom, take inspiration from nature and add bright colors to your home. Read on to learn why bright interiors are in-season.
 
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April 13, 2017

How to Create a Welcoming Entry

The front entry is where it all starts. It is the first thing your guests see. It’s the first impression you create when welcoming friends and family into your home. Don’t overlook the potential right inside your front door. Here are some easy tips and ideas to create a welcoming entry.

Help your house put its best foot forward.

Begin with your front door

Many times, we enter the house through the back door or garage and forget about the impression the front door makes. Don’t. Take a few minutes to ensure your front door is ready for unexpected guests. Make sure to dust off the front door and surrounding moldings on a regular basis. Nothing says [...]

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