The Numbers Game: Finding the Right Measurements in Your Home

Did you know that there are “perfect” measurements for your home?  Think about your counters, the length of a hanging light, the distance between picture frames.  There’s a right height or right length for all of these items and it helps to know, especially if you are planning to take on a few projects of your own!  We’re looking at some of the measurements provided from the “Help Wanted: Design By the Numbers” section in HGTV Magazine.  Check and see if you measure up or if a few adjustments need to be made here and there! Appealing to the Eye …

Painting: How to Do It Right the First Time

How many times have you watched those home design shows before? Whether it’s a big remodel project or a small room makeover, painting is usually involved.  However, painting seems like such a quick and easy task that we often don’t find out how to do it correctly!  HGTV covered this problem in their magazine article, “So You Think You Can Paint,” and also on their online guide (here), which both provide some great instructional tips so that when it’s our turn to paint, it gets done correctly the first time. To Prime or Not to Prime… We all know that …