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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…

Old Table, New Life

When we first moved into our home Sarah and I only had a small high top style table that we had moved over from our apartment. Now that we have a bit more space to work with we thought it might look better to have a more traditional dinner table that would also help fill the space out a bit more. Not to mention we had plans of using the old high top in our basement for a later project. The only problem is that (and I’m sure many of you can relate) - there were a TON of other projects that were a higher priority on our list. We didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a new table and since we had a few projects in the works in the garage we decided to refurbish an old table that we had found at a local consignment shop. It was quite dated looking with yellow oak and off white legs, but was still in good condition. 

Cabinet Hardware: The Finishing Touch

So you’ve just installed, updated or painted your cabinets…hardware is typically the next step for most people and can really bring together a room. Even though this is the last stage of a redesign or installation it is often very important to the overall theme or décor of the room.

A Simple Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wall Plate

Honestly I think wall plates may be the most overlooked piece of home décor. However these plates can serve more than just covering your electrical switches and wires. Aside from simple plastic covers there is a whole gamut of colors, materials, styles and outlets to keep in mind; many of which can add a fantastic accent to your space. Hopefully this “guide” will give you some additional information in helping you choose the perfect wall plate for your next room update.