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 …

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 …

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 …

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.  …

The Good, Bad, and a Little Ugly

Keeping your home in shape isn’t always about the big projects and sometimes there are just little things you’re never sure about.  We found some useful tips in the Help Wanted section of HGTV’s magazine for May and we thought it’d be great to share some of these secrets with you from Jessica Dodell-Feder’s article, “How Bad Is It….”  Whether you are wondering about keeping your lawn in tip-top shape or taking care of things in the kitchen, here are some answers that are sure to help! Greenery Here’s something interesting: mowing your lawn in the same pattern is NOT good! …

What Kind of Faucet Are You?

Home design trends are constantly changing and so are the individual elements that make up the home, such as the tile styles, cabinet colors, and even… the faucets?  Yes, sink faucets seem to be all the rage right now and lately there have been some major leaps and bounds in faucet technology and innovation.  While it may not be on your must-have list at the moment, it’s important to know what faucet options are available and what you might want in a future faucet! Technology-Minded The biggest change in faucet design would probably be the digital component that is quickly …

How To…Make Spring Cleaning a Success!

It’s that time of year where we should take on all the areas of our home that sometimes get ignored and make sure they are thoroughly cleaned, right?  We can probably all agree that in general, spring cleaning is more of a “have to” than a “want to,” but let’s at least make it a little easier to tackle some of those tough jobs!  We found some great tips from Martha Stewart’s “Spring-Cleaning Basics” and we hope that these solutions to the toughest cleaning jobs will make your job a little easier and faster! Windows, Walls, and Floors Just like …

How To…Add Character & Charm

If you love pictures of homes with character oozing from every corner and wish you could add in a bit of this vintage charm into your own home, then keep reading!  There are a lot of little ways that you can add charm and character without spending a lot of money and we are sharing some great tips from ThisOldHouse.com and their article, “13 Thrifty Ways to Give Your House Vintage Charm.”  Some of the projects may be a little more extensive and some you can do easily, so look through the following ideas and figure out where you feel …