Wood Flooring Types: Choosing the Right Flooring

Wood flooring can be a pricey and at times confusing endeavor if you are not familiar with the materials you are working with. My wife and I recently chose the flooring for our kitchen and dining area and had to choose between the 3 main types of wood flooring. Here is what we found out about the differences in laminate, hardwood, and engineered hardwood.

Common Home Lighting Mistakes

Updating or remodeling your home is never an easy task. This is especially true when considering lighting layout and design. Mood and function should be major considerations when choosing lighting for a space. Here are a few things to avoid during your next home lighting project.

 

Cleaning Your Home's Gutters

Let’s face it no one likes the idea of having to clean their home’s gutters and downspouts. However it is super important to tackle this project at least twice a year to keep your gutters and downspouts flowing freely. Even if you aren’t experiencing overflowing or flooding, decaying leaves and debris can be a breeding ground for carpenter ants and mosquitos.

Updating with Bathroom Lighting

There’s something to be said about how lighting can change the look and feel of a room. This can be especially true in a bathroom. Many homeowners can become tired of their bathrooms and feel they need an expensive remodel to shake things up. But before you hit your bank account for a renovation consider installing new lighting. Properly installed and designed lighting can breathe new life into any bath.

Incorporating Shower Curtains as a Bathroom Accent

When most people think of renovating or updating their bathroom they usually think about faucets, lighting and new paint. But shower curtains are often overlooked feature in most baths. A good curtain can protect your floors and walls from water while adding a bit of flair to the space. Sarah and I went with a simple vinyl liner and a bright, decorative fabric outer curtain to liven up the room. Here are a couple of things to consider when looking for your own shower curtain…

Adding a Personal Touch

As I have mentioned in a few previous posts, my wife and I have recently moved out of our apartment and into our first home. Once the actually “moving” is done then what? Creating an inviting décor in your home is often the next step after all the furniture is moved in and your belongings are unpacked. We spent some time scouring sites like Pinterest and Houzz for inspiration and ideas on how to make our new house look like our home. With that said here are a few simple tips for adding a personal finishing touch to your space.

Summer Home Improvement Checklist

Summer Home Improvement Checklist

Summer is coming to an end, but don’t worry there is still time to check those items off your home improvement To-Do list!  Take advantage of the long days and extra sunlight to make those outdoor projects just a little easier. Whether your painting your home’s exterior, getting ahead on some landscaping or installing new windows…summer is the time to get out there and put some checkmarks on that home to-do list! Here’s a list of summer projects to add to your summer to-do list…

6 Ways to Make Your Home Look Bigger

After years of college living and small apartments my wife and I have gotten pretty good at making our spaces seem larger than they actually are. Chances are you too have felt the need to open up a space or just make your room more in your home or apartment. Here are a few tips for making your home look larger…