Around the House

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.

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.

How to Install New Door Handles

Moving to a new home my wife and I knew there would be a few projects we would need to tackle. The first being door knobs. While the builder had installed door handles for each door, the finish was not what we had in mind. Not to mention a few of the handles were backwards or on the door the wrong way entirely…rolls eyes. Whether replacing dated hardware or just looking for a change, installing or switching up door handles can really give your door and space a great updated feel.

The Pains of Cleaning: 10 Useful Tips for Home Cleaning

Spring may be a ways off, but even with the wintery weather it’s as good of a time as any to get started with a home deep cleaning. You know things around the house like dusting ceiling fans, cleaning cabinets and other places in the home that are often forgotten. If you are in the need for a serious cleaning, these 10 tips just might make the task a bit easier.