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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Ah, spring. The birds are chirping, the days are longer and the weather is becoming warmer. Now is an excellent time to get out of the house and tackle those home projects that the winter months have made impossible. Things like yard prep, checking for damages, and making repairs before summer is in full swing. Here is my list of home projects to undertake this spring! 

Modern Bathroom Trends

The bathroom is usually the most used room in the home. Unfortunately, this can mean it is often viewed strictly as a utilitarian space used to get in and get out during your morning rush to work. But lately homeowners and renters alike have been reconsidering this space and its design. Today’s bathrooms are bringing together both style and function. 

Bringing Vintage Style to Your Kitchen

So you want to bring the days of old to your kitchens design, but what is vintage styling? Vintage or Retro Chic often refers to an era around the 1920’s but in some cases can refer to design aspects that are over 20 years old depending on preferences. What is so great about adding vintage accents is that it does not require a whole kitchen renovation. Here are just a few elements that can help to bring a vintage feel to your home’s kitchen.

5 Fixes for Common Bathroom Problems

The modern household bathroom is often a high traffic area and the focal point of your morning routine. We use it to stay clean, put on makeup, brush our teeth and to get ready for the day. I think it is also safe to say that most bathrooms come with their share of problems or quirks.

Is Your Kitchen Ready for the Holidays?

Entertaining and cooking for the holidays is never an easy task. This becomes even harder if your appliances are outdated or not working properly or you’re dealing with a cramped or awkwardly designed kitchen. After years of living with small kitchens my wife and I have come up with a few tips to ease the pain of cooking and preparing for the holidays.

Laundry Room Storage: Under Cabinet Towel Bar

For many homes the laundry room is one of the most used rooms in the home but often one of the smallest. Keeping things organized is key to making this space useful and efficient. One the best and quite possibly least expensive storage ideas that you can incorporate into your laundry room is to mount a towel bar under your cabinets.

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.

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.