Category: Home & Garden

How to Patch Up Your Walls Before Painting

It’s important to patch your walls before you begin painting. This will help make the process much smoother when it comes to applying a particular material to the surface. After you’ve removed all of your items off the wall and covered your outlets, you can begin the process of filling. It’s a necessary step right before you start painting the wall. Here are some tips to patch your wall before your paint job. Starting the Fill Process After you’ve placed the blue painters tape over the trims, you can begin a process called filling. Filling is when you  apply a

Expand your Storage by Adding Closet Space

Many older homes, especially those built in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s unfortunately have minimal storage options, with small closets and few cupboards. This is a problem for most people, which lead to disorganization, clutter, and chaos. One solution for a space which is lacking in storage is to install your own. Cabinets, Closets, Wardrobes, and More There are many options for creating esthetically pleasing storage within spaces that do not have built-in cupboards or closets. For those who may not be well versed in tools or how to use them, one of the easiest options is to opt

How to Install Your Crown Molding

Setting up the crown molding for your home gives it the right outline and look to your walls. You know how the right set of cufflinks or the perfect watch can really make your suit better? Well, the crown molding holds a sense of elegance right on top of  the wall where it joins the ceiling. Whether you install it yourself or have someone do the work for you, it really adds a nice touch to the overall motif of the room. Here’s a brief guide on how to set up your own crown molding. Mark the Wall to Find

Designing a Bedroom Sanctuary

Today’s world is so busy and on the go so when the work day is over most people really just want to go home and relax. Having a haven to come home to is so important for you to recover and wind down, somewhere that allows you to rest and be prepared for the next day. For many people their sanctuary is their bedroom. A lot of people don’t know where to start when it comes to design so today I’m going to provide you with a few designer secrets to help you create a peaceful and luxurious retreat. The

Easy Home Maintenance to Save you Costly Repairs

Spring and fall are the ideal times to add those semi-annual honey-do home maintenance items to your list in order to protect your home from elemental and environmental wear and tear that occurs throughout the year. Doing some simple maintenance such as cleaning out your rain gutters, repairing chipped caulking and paint, and reattaching loose trim or downspouts could easily save you thousands of dollars in extensive repairs caused by water damage, infestations, and mold or dry rot issues. Cleaning your Gutters Rain gutters are an area of the home that often gets overlooked when performing regular yard or home

Simple Do-it-Yourself Tips to Improve your Home’s Curb Appeal

Harsh seasonal weather plays havoc on your home’s curb appeal making it look worn out and shabby over time; and repainting your home’s exterior annually is simply an expense that most people just cannot afford. So, how can you keep your home looking attractive and maintained short of having your home repainted every year? Well even though you should try and have your home repainted every ten years or as you begin to see weathering issues, there are still some other less costly upkeep items that you can do to minimize the amount of wear and tear your home exudes.

How to Remove Shoe Polish From Your Carpet

It’s tricky getting annoying stains like shoe polish off your carpet. These stains look very bad especially when you see the small spots while you have coko. Although there’s some inconvenience, it’s not impossible to remove it with the right solvent and a bit of elbow grease. There are a few methods to make this process easier so you don’t spend enormous amounts of money just to clean a few spots. Here are a few key strategies to help you remove shoe polish from the carpet. First Make the Proper Blot If you see a spot on the carpet, immediately

How Do I Remove Gum From My Carpet?

If you have children, then you know what a mess they can make in your house. And possibly the worst possible thing to have get into your carpet is chewing-gum. But you don’t have to panic, says Christopher Meyers from Christopher’s in Merrifield, Virginia, who’s put together a step-by-step video to show you exactly how to remove the gum from your carpet. Getting started Meyers starts with a piece of well-chewed bubblegum on his demonstration carpet and pushes it in… grinding it slightly, the way it would happen if someone were to step on it. Sound familiar? Use a spoon

Having the Right Tools to Clean Your Carpet

For any major job that requires some hard work or repeated motion, you need the right tools to help you. If you are installing a light, you need the right screws, nails, and screwdrivers to help you put everything together. In the case of cleaning your carpet, you want to make sure you have good solvents, towels, detergent, and more to help you rid your carpet of permanent stains. Here’s a brief break down of how you can use certain tools to help you clean your carpet. Set Up the Foundation with a White Absorbent Towel This comes in handy

Don’t just Reassemble your Room – Redecorate

Why would you simply put everything back where it came from after you have gone to all of the hard work to paint your room? After painting is the perfect time to re-evaluate your room’s décor and make those subtle changes that you have been dying to make. Here are a few tips to make your redecorating efforts a success. Start with a Thorough Cleaning Before you begin to put everything back into its place, take the time to give the room and its contents a thorough cleaning. Room painting projects are the perfect time to vacuum and dust all