Category Archive for "Home Improvement"

Get the Vintage Americana Look for 4th of July and Beyond

Few things say classic summer like American-inspired decor. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, a little red, white and blue really brings in the spirit of the season. Instead of just hanging up a flag or two, go full-on Americana for a fresh take on patriotic. This unique mix of finds gives a new spin to traditional Americana decor. Red…

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5 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Windows

Your house may not be able to talk to you, but nevertheless it gives you signs when something’s not right. A home’s windows are particularly communicative. Although they don’t last forever, high-quality, well-maintained windows could last for 20 years or more, but there are many factors at play. (Windows in a coastal city like Charleston, SC, might age faster than…

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Conquering Kitchen Clutter

Keeping your kitchen tidy and organized can be tough. As the heart of the home, it’s often used for much more than food prep and eating – it tends to be the primary gathering area for family activity. To get your kitchen clutter under control, tackle the following three trouble spots. Countertops Kitchen counters seem to be the “drop zone” for folks of…

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10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Small bathroom spaces aren’t found just in apartments and condos – they’re in our guest bathrooms and powder rooms, too. Since no one likes feeling crowded, here are a few tips for making any small bathroom seem bigger – no wall demolition required. 1. Brighten the room Bring in as much light as possible. Light, bright rooms always feel more…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Adding Curb Appeal

Curb appeal means the aesthetic charm of a home when first seen from the road according to the Urban Dictionary. Another definition says it’s the attractiveness of the exterior of a residential property. However you define curb appeal, we all want it. You don’t need to wait until your house goes on the market to cultivate this allure either. Start…

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Found On Trulia: 6 Hottest Homes On Pinterest

From Colonials to craftsmans, we’re back with another round of the homes you’re digging on Pinterest: the playground of our home decor dreams. Below are six gorgeous homes for sale on Trulia that we love this month — and they’re all still on the market! So sit back and drink in the gorgeous Pinterest home decor inspiration — from Dallas, TX, real…

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Is Your Bathroom a Total Snooze Fest? (It Doesn’t Have to Be)

The current trend of turning household bathrooms into spa-like retreats isn’t a bad one, per se. Whether waking up with a hot shower or relaxing before bed in a soothing bath, everyone appreciates a crisp, clean palette and great lighting for getting prepped. And neutrals make sense for installed features like bathtubs and sinks – things that are difficult and…

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8 Quick Tricks to Clear Clutter

We’ve all been there: An unplanned guest is on the way over — and as we survey our home, we panic as the realization sets in that it’s all in a state of cluttered disarray. Never fear! With the tiniest amount of planning, you can quickly clear the way and dazzle that last-minute visitor. Keep calm and tidy on with…

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The Best Neighborhoods To See Holiday Lights

Hundreds of miles apart, and with varying degrees of the definition of a white Christmas — from sandy beaches to the actual cold white fluffy stuff — the one thing you can bet on from all of these neighborhoods in major U.S. metros during the holiday season is a promise of Christmas light displays around town. All it takes is…

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Lighting Trends Throughout the Home

It’s easy in interiors to focus on one-of-a-kind artwork or a standout fabric in a room. We sometimes forget that lighting is just as important in a space — if not more. The technological and creative developments of recent years have made the way we use light a talking point for interior designers and DIY-ers alike. Here’s a look at favorite lighting…

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