Is your Bathroom Need of a Facelift? Part 1

Does your bathroom needs a makeover but your budget is tight? There are somethings that you can do to stretch the life of that tired old bathroom.  Here are a few helpful hints to not give your bathroom a facelift, but certainly give it a fresh makeup job! Clean and De-Clutter Begin your bathroom project with a serious cleaning and de-cluttering, clean the things that you need and throw away the stuff that you don't use. Get yourself clear plastic boxes, bins, drawer dividers and clear cosmetic bags to hide your things out…Read more …

The House had a Uniqueness… Part 2

This week’s blog pick’s up where last week’s blog left off…identifying ways in which to make your house unique through architectural details.  Last week we covered doorways, nooks and crannies and fireplaces. This week we will begin with the fifth wall. The ceiling is often a forgotten space in a home.  But this is a place that is relative easy to add a little architectural flair in the form of ceiling plaster design, recessed lighting, crown molding, etc. When you add architectural detail to your ceiling the entire room takes on a more…Read more …

The House had a Uniqueness… Part 1

There are a lot of things that make a house unique: its location, its room sizes, its layout, its furnishings, its artwork, etc.  But there are other things too that make a house unique, I like to call those things the little things, the little attention to detail, the little differences that make this house more interesting than the house. The little nook here, the little arch of the doorway there, the elegant newel post, the classic built-in bookcase, the eye-catching mantle… these are the things that make a house unique to me.…Read more …

DIY Drywall Repair Part 2

In our last blog we covered how to make small patches and small repairs to your drywall. In this blog we will be talking about how to tackle larger projects.  First a quick recap of what you will need a basic tips: If you’re planning to attempt these repairs yourself, you should take care to make sure you have the right tools and technique on hand before attempting any repairs: Tools Utility Knife Box Cutter Sandpaper (150-grit) Putty Knife pencil Materials Joint Compound Spackle Drywall Tape – Fiberglass Mesh Drywall Tape and/or Paper Drywall…Read more …

DIY Drywall Repair Part 1

Summer is typically the time of year that the family takes on a lot of little home projects that have been accumulating through the year. And, chances are, one of these projects is a sneaky little drywall repair that has been bugging you since you first noticed the hole, gouge, dent or whatever. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the rest of your home is – a cracked, chipped or otherwise damaged drywall can mar any home’s interior making it appear less than its best, in fact it can make it look even shoddy.…Read more …

Have you ever thought about painting your floor?? Part Two

Okay, so onward with the latest flooring painting trends. Don’t be bound with simply painting the floor a single color! NO! There are lots of other options out there for you to explore!  I have gathered a few of the more interesting ideas below for your consideration: Borders, edges and trim, Oh my! By only painting the border, edge or trim of your flooring, you are still leaving the meaty center for an artisan, oriental or heirloom rug.  So you can still be a little adventurous and still keep you focal point the…Read more …

Have you ever thought about painting your floor??

Hardwood flooring is naturally beautiful, and very popular. But sometimes you may feel like you want to change things up. Perhaps the floor has become worn and faded, or has been scratched or damaged, or maybe you are just want to try something new. The good news is there are various floor paint techniques can be used to achieve a variety exquisite and stylish effects. First let’s look at the paints for painting wood floors. There are numerous paints that are specifically formulated to be used on floor. Paints, such as oil based…Read more …

Painting your 5th Wall, Part Two

The ceiling has come to be considered such an important element in a room that it is often referred to as the fifth wall in decorating. Accent painting or adding a design element to a ceiling can greatly change a space from ho-hum to awe-inspiring. Best of all, this is a relatively inexpensive way to add new design elements to your home. So, once you have decided that you want to banish your ceiling’s boring white, you’ll need some ideas about what to do with that big beautiful blank canvas.  Here are a…Read more …

Painting Your 5th Wall, Part One

Must you paint your ceiling white?  Is this some unwritten law of home remodeling?  Are you going to stick with the tried and true? The staid and boring? The safe and reliable? Or are you ready to challenge yourself and experiment with some color other than white on your ceiling? Of all the ideas in a paint/design gallery, white is just the first one. After that, there is the possibilities of tints in white which will supply a very subtle color difference to a room without shaking things up too much.  And then…Read more …

A Bit of Color, Part Two

So now that you are in the proper frame of mind to select your paint for your spring interior refresh. And you know the difference between the various paints, Let’s think a little more in depth about the spaces you want to paint and see if we can’t make the paint selection process a little more streamlined. What is the purpose of the space? Before you select any color, you must first determine what the room or space is to be used for, remember that whatever colors you choose will set the tone…Read more …