Category: Home Design & Decor

Being an Energy Efficient Pet Owner

There are as many different types of pet owners out there as there are pets to have. Unfortunately some pet owners aren’t very good ones but luckily there are still so many that take proper care of their pets and love them dearly. There are also some pet owners that really love their pets and even treat them like their babies or as if they were a human friend. Some do extra things for their pets like leaving on the TV or lights, they let their pets eat at the table or sleep on their beds. Some of these things

Top 5 Tips For A Glamour Inspired Bedroom

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There are almost endless ways to decorate a bedroom but for those who want a top and trendy look that is above and beyond most others, a glamour inspired bedroom is full of charm and appeal. It is a room that speaks for itself and is one that is high on style. There five top tips to get that glamour look in a bedroom and when used together the room almost magically does transform in to one that is big on the glam factor. The first tip is to think in terms of black and white as a base. This

Taking the Right Steps to Sand Your Walls

Sanding is yet another important setup before you begin painting. After you’ve filled your walls up for cracks, marks, and holes, you can start sanding your wall. This will help you get a clean and smooth surface for your fresh coat of paint. It’s a necessary process to ensure that the paint goes on evenly so you get a nice and crispy job. The better you sand your wall, the easier it is to paint. There are a few key sanding tips that can help you get your wall ready for paint. We will talk about a few in a

3 Tips to make those Painting Projects look Professional

Painting is one of those home decorating projects that will either make or break a room. It is all the little details and imperfections that draw the eye and those are what professionals are excellent at hiding through expert technique. Here are three of those tips to help you make your next paint project look as though you hired a professional. Consider Painting the Ceiling Probably the most over looked space in any room when it comes to decorating is the ceiling. This neglected area plays a large part in keeping your home dry, warm, and safe, yet it is

Steps to Winterize Your Kitchen

Winterizing your kitchen is a whole other beast. However, the concept does remain the same when you have to drain things. You’ll be at your sink to drain all of the water out. The kitchen is the heart of your home because that’s where you store your food, clean your dishes, and make sure you have clean running water. It’s essential that you winterize this part of the house because winter time can lead to bad pipes or some corrosion due to the cold weather. Here are some steps to help you winterize your kitchen. Checking Your Pipes One of

Top 5 Tips For A Vintage Inspired Living Room

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Vintage inspired rooms in the home offer a unique charm and one-of-a-kind style. Vintage style interiors can feel wonderfully nostalgic and are timeless. Sometimes knowing where to start when decorating can be frustrating. If you search for vintage decorating items on the internet you will have thousands of search results appear. These five tips will help take out some of the guess work and have you well on your way to the beautiful vintage living room where you having been hosting tea at in your dreams. Hang A Pair of Lace Curtains There is no denying the charm that a

Easy Bathroom Remodeling Hacks

Bathrooms can easily show the age of your home and not everyone has the money to go all out and completely renovate the main rooms in their homes let alone the bathroom or bathrooms. Working on your home can cost a lot more then you might think. If you have a handy man that’s great with carpentry and plumbing then you’re one of the lucky ones, but that won’t fix everything. You’ll still need to pay for the supplies. Most people have other things that need to be done first and they are trying to get to do those things

How to Winterize a Furnace and Water Heater

Winterizing your home is important to help keep the place running efficiently. You don’t want a water heater or electric heater using so much energy that it increases your bill during those dreadful months from January-March. The same thing could be said for using so much A/C during the summertime. Whether you have a furnace or a water heater that needs some repairs, it’s in your best interest to make the investment to save you time and money later. Here’s how to winterize your furnace and water heater.  Shutting Down Your Furnace Let’s say you have a boiler and you

Priming Your Walls to Paint at Home

Setting primer down on the wall is like laying the foundation for your home. Without a good primer, it’s hard for the paint to stick to the wall. The process of priming is like an undercoat for your wall so that you can seal barewood stains and any areas that have been repaired. This makes it easier for the actual paint to stay on it. You can use different primers for a specific kind of wall. Here are some tips to help prime your wall for a better painting experience. Using a Latex-Based Primer There are different primers you can


Having a clean and organized space is really helpful and saves time in the kitchen. There are enough things to deal with when you’re cooking a meal then having to look for things in the cupboard. Things could fall on you or something could burn while you’re fumbling for the right ingredient.  A kitchen pantry should work for you, not against you. Rather than using it as a dumping ground for your stuff your pantry should have some type of order too. Yes it’s usually behind closed doors but when you need to open those doors up you don’t want