3 Tips to Maximize Your Laundry Room

Your laundry room, however big or small it may be, is one of those spaces where function and organization are key!  Most of us don’t have huge laundry rooms and the space we have is often robbed of its full potential.  We found some great tips on Houzz that we’d like to pass along and if you’d like more ideas and images to look at, check out both of these great articles: “8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Laundry Room” and “Get More From a Multipurpose Laundry Room.” Tip #1: Add the Right Tools Make sure you have …

2 Easy DIY Summer Projects

Summer is always a great time to get things done, so here are a few ideas for projects that you could do over a weekend or even in one night, if you’re feeling ambitious!  Though some DIY work requires a little know-how, much of it can be easily figured out once you start experimenting with everything.  Give these projects a try and add a little something fresh and new to your home, while you receive the sense of accomplishment that comes along with doing it yourself! Make An Entrance We all know that the first few steps into a home …

Add a Special Touch to Your Home

Your home reflects your personality, your interests, your style, and so much more!  As time goes on, your tastes and your decor may change or transform as you try out new color schemes, patterns you love, or styles you’ve always admired.  If you are looking to add something new to your home without a huge commitment, try some of these ideas for unique decor that can be tailored to your style without breaking the bank! Glass Vases Besides flowers, what can you use glass vases for?  There are so many options and if you find vases of all shapes and …

Christian Outreach in Action

Chrysteen, I want to thank you for the fundraiser you provided for Christian Outreach in Action last month! The classic car show was interesting and the food was delicious food and your store provided a beautiful setting to make this a successful event and one that everyone enjoyed. Thanks for providing COA with this magical evening that raised $4,000 for our organization. – Diane Donaldson

The Right Color for the Right Room

Paint color trends are ever-changing and because new shades of staple colors are being introduced so frequently, it seems difficult to know which color to commit to!  While there will always be new paint colors, you can focus on what the right color is for your room and for what you want that room to represent.  You don’t always have to pick a bold or bright color, but feel free to try it if it’s the right fit for you!  Neutrals aren’t all boring and when accented the right way, they are stunning and gorgeous!  Keep reading for some ideas …

How To…Love Your Living Room

Your living room serves many purposes, from entertaining to relaxing, so it is important to make your living room a place that both meets your needs and pleases the eye.  Since every living room is different, there’s not just one way to arrange things and decorate the space.  We’re offering some quick tips (thanks to Better Homes & Gardens) for making your living room a place you’ll love to spend time in, so consider what your living room layout allows for and also how to infuse your personal style into this space!  Read the rest of the ideas from Better …

Summer Vacation Essentials

If you are planning to get out of town for summer, there are a few things to make sure you check before leaving your home on its own!  HGTV Magazine offers great tips in this month’s “Help Wanted” section and you can check out the full article here!  While you may already practice some of these tips there are a few you may not have thought of before, so enjoy! Security First! Regardless of the length of your trip, there are a few precautions you might consider taking to keep your home and what’s inside safe!  Longer trips require more …

Flooring that Lasts A Lifetime

Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, hardwood flooring can always fit into your design just right.  With endless options for hardwood, you are sure to find a style, color, and finish that suits you and your home perfectly!  If you’ve ever wondered why hardwood floors have become such a popular choice, keep reading to find out! Value Hardwood floors easily add visual value to your home because of their beautiful and natural look, but they also increase the value of your home!  Hardwood is a durable option for your flooring because they can last a lifetime when taken care …

Summer Cleaning Made Simple

Spring cleaning isn’t the only time to keep your house at its best and with summer on the way, there are a number of ways to prep your home for the warm months ahead.  We are sharing some tips we found from HGTV’s “Help Around the Home” and are excited to try out some of these tricks in our own home! Kitchen Care Since warm weather can make odors more prominent, it’s important to take a few steps in the kitchen to cut down on smells coming from the trash.  For example, when you change the liner in your trashcan, …

An Island of Your Own

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but in recent years the kitchen has also become one of the statement spaces in the home.  A well-designed kitchen that is aesthetically pleasing is now expected and materials like granite and stainless steel appliances are considered standard.  Another development in the kitchen that is quickly becoming a must-have is the kitchen island.  Consider these factors and options if you want to know if your kitchen is right for an island! Space to Create It all comes down to how much room you have to work with in your kitchen.  …