It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to make meaningful improvements to your home. Whether it’s for future resale value or personal comfort, there are numerous tasks to accomplish. Here are some suggestions: 1. Clean and complete minor touch-ups. Could your tile use re-caulking? Or are your baseboards getting a little
Copper and brass fixtures are coming back in style. Complementary to many kitchen and bathroom designs, these classic fixtures provide a touch of warmth and elegance. And while copper and brass age well, they also require an added dose of TLC compared to other options. With that in mind, let’s discuss the do’s and dont’s
Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open concept kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room. In deciding
Traditionally, bathrooms have been designed to be functional, but have often lacked the style and sophistication that is characteristic of those you see today. Today’s homeowners are investing more money remodeling their bathrooms. Turning them into a place for retreat and relaxation. According to a recent survey, 30 percent of homeowners are spending more than
This year, wouldn’t it be nice to make updates to your house that you’ll appreciate daily? Last year it became clear how important personal home design is. So we’ve been thinking about projects that improve the safety, comfort or convenience of your home. From simple do-it-yourself updates to more involved professional remodels, the options are
Ask people who have completed do-it-yourself projects and they’ll tell you that the projects took at least twice and much time and three times the money they thought they would. The basic reason is that DIYers usually make a lot of mistakes that end up making home improvement projects more expensive and time-consuming. Here are
Chances are that after spending so much time at home, you may be feeling a little burnt out on your surroundings. But just because you’re indoors more often doesn’t mean you have to feel that way. Your home should be welcoming and peaceful. Here are seven budget-friendly ways you can bring joy to your house.
Kitchen islands add a decorative element to the kitchen. They also add extra work and storage space. Space to store things and prepare meals is often lacking in kitchens therefore an island is the perfect solution to these problems. Some offer additional areas for cooking or an extra sink for cleaning up. There are designs
If you are considering remodeling your bathroom, it is important to have a list of questions ready and available before you hire a contractor and/or sign on the dotted line. Don’t worry if you are appearing insistent. Any respected contractor would not only answer your inquires – he or she would respect and welcome them.
Many of homeowners have hired contractors to do remodeling or improvements on their home only to find out the final cost did not match the original quote. Here are some tips to avoid this problem. Hiring a contractor to do work on your home is not always as easy as it sounds. Many people call