Tips

6 Ways to Brighten Your Home

Lighting, especially natural light, can make a room. However, for those of us living in northern climates where cold temperatures keep us indoors during the winter months or have homes where natural lighting is at a premium, this is easier said than done. Luckily there are a few quick and easy ways to transform a space from gloomy and uninviting to bright and cheery. 

How to Clean Your Kitchen’s Garbage Disposal

The unsung hero of the kitchen, the garbage disposal, can be overlooked and over time can develop quite the smell. From left over food to grease, your garbage disposal can accumulate food particles and rancid smells if left uncleaned. Luckily with a few minutes a week you can remedy this bad smell and keep your kitchen’s disposal smelling clean! 

Choosing the Right Snow Blower

Here in the northern part of the country the first snow fall is always a joy, but I can assure you this short-lived novelty fades quickly after the first 15 minutes of shoveling heavy, wet snow. You’ll soon realize that there is a much easier option. For many this option is a snow blower. But with a variety of options, styles and sizes which one is right for you and your driveway? Here are a few tips to help you decide…

Winter Cleaning Tips

Winter is finally upon us, and for those of us here in colder climates that can mean a bit of cabin fever. So what better time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning and start the new year off right. Plus who wants to be cleaning when the weather turns nice? Here are some awesome ideas to help get you started.

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.

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.

Kitchen Cabinets: Organizing the Chaos

This has always been a problem of mine…my wife and I are making dinner and I go to grab a can or spice or any food for that matter only to realize it is buried behind 15 other things or worse we don’t have it at all. I finally thought it was time to clean out and reorganize our cabinets. Not only has this made life easier when searching for food, but it saves a huge amount of time come grocery shopping each week, instead of rummaging through a pile of cans and bags of half eaten potato chips we now have an excellent system that allows us to know what we have and how much of it we need. If you are in the same boat give these tips a try the next time you go to clean your kitchen, trust me it’s worth the time.

Food for Thought: Your Next Kitchen Renovation

Kitchens are no longer a single use space in your home, but now serve to entertain guest, spend time with family, and of course… cook. It is no wonder why kitchen remodels are so popular among home owners. With some many options in faucet to cabinet selection to lighting and flooring it can be overwhelming for sure. Here are a few parts of your kitchen you should consider during your next renovation.

Helpful Tips to a Smooth Running Dishwasher

So you run a load of dishes only to find them foggy or still holding on to that last bit of last night’s dinner, isn’t a dishwasher supposed to make your life easier? I think it is safe to say dirty dishes and a poorly running dishwasher is nobody’s idea of a good time. This is why I have put together a few simple tips and tricks to keep your dishes clean and your dishwasher running smoothly.