Tips for Managing Hardwood Floors

Posted on: December 4, 2016 by in Uncategorized
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Are you interested in updating your flooring to hardwood or laminate floors? They are very popular at this point because they are durable, easy to clean, and hypoallergenic. The initial cost might be more, but you won't have to replace them every few years like you have to with carpet. Most people hire someone to do the installation but if you like to take on projects, here are some pointers for installing your own wood flooring. As with many undertakings, the preparation is key to the Continue Reading ...

Pointers for Cabinet Painting

Posted on: November 27, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips, Remodeling
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If you have ever wanted to change the look of your kitchen or bathroom, one way is to paint your cabinets. As I have mentioned in so many of these blogs, painting is an inexpensive way to give a face lift to any living space. Cabinet painting has become more and more popular, with some unique ideas to achieve a look that will make visitors say "wow!" This post from Better Homes & Gardens discusses things to consider with color options: Cabinet Paint Color Trends to Try Today and Love Continue Reading ...

Spruce Up Your Home On A Budget

Posted on: November 20, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Doing a complete home makeover can be an expensive endeavor. In fact, a 1,000 square foot home renovation averages just slightly under $20,000. If you are looking for some ideas to improve your home's look without breaking the bank, here are some ideas that can have a big impact: 6 Easy Home Upgrades for Under $100 | U.S. News 1. A fresh coat of paint. Painting the interior of your home is a small investment that can bring big results. Try adding a bold accent wall in your living room or Continue Reading ...

Best Techniques for Painting Interior Trim

Posted on: November 15, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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Need some ideas for sprucing up the interior of your home? One of the best options is to paint. You can use paint to alter the appearance of almost any surface. There are some aspects to consider so that you create the atmosphere you desire. This article by DIYNetwork.com provides a multitude of ideas for changing the look of your home: Painting 101 Basics | Painting Ideas, How to Paint a Room or Furniture, Colors, Techniques | DIY Don't fear the bold colors! Select colors that add depth Continue Reading ...

Augmented Reality Apps for Easier Shopping

When you are shopping for home improvement items, sometimes it's hard to imagine how the finished product will look. You can take home paint samples or snap pictures of products in the store, but that still doesn't really give you a good perspective of the outcome. So would if you could use an app to visualize the effects of your home remodel? This capability has been around for a while now, but Lowe's is currently launching their own version of this consumer shopping aid: Lowe's Continue Reading ...

Are Tiny Homes Practical?

Posted on: October 30, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips
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Even though the size of single-family homes are increasing, some people are choosing to downsize. And when I say downsize, I mean way down! It is a trend that many people are jumping on board with as far as decreasing their living space to have less maintenance as well as save money and energy. This article from the Denver Post highlights an area woman who lives in a compact home: Colorado woman’s tiny house lets her live large on less – The Denver Post The National Association of Continue Reading ...

How to Use a Paint Roller Correctly

Posted on: October 23, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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If you have taken on a painting project for your home and were disappointed, that is a frustrating experience. You just keep trying to add another layer to fix it. Knowing how to use a paint roller correctly is the difference between an average paint job and a flawless paint job. The Family Handyman posted this article which provides tips for using a paint roller, and tip number one is a big one: 10 Interior House Painting Tips & Painting Techniques for the Perfect Paint Job | The Continue Reading ...

Great Ideas For Decorating This Halloween

Posted on: October 16, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Decor, Interior Design
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For people that love Halloween, it allows them to kick off the holiday season a little early. Decorating your home for Halloween can be fun and makes it even more exciting for the kids. For the Kohler family in Longmont, Colorado, their Halloween tradition of impressive spooky decor has gotten better each year. This article from the Longmont Times shares their Halloween secrets for creating a fun and frightening atmosphere: Halloween house 'how to': Longmont family's display has grown Continue Reading ...

What Is The Best Paint Brush For The Job?

Posted on: October 9, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Home Makeover Tips, Painting Tips
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If you aren't sure what type of brush or roller to use when doing a painting project, you are not alone. Most people try to find a brush in the bargain bin that looks like it might do the job. The truth is, there are a lot of variations in brushes and rollers that make a huge difference with the outcome of the project. This Old House is a very helpful site if you are tackling a paint job on your own as opposed to hiring a painting company to do the work for you. In this article, the author Continue Reading ...

Keys To Updating Your Kitchen

Posted on: October 2, 2016 by in Attributed Blog, Interior Design, Remodeling
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The kitchen is the place everyone congregates when family and friends come by for special events or just to chat over a cup of coffee. There is something warm and inviting about a kitchen - the wonderful smells, the bright, open space, and memories of past celebrations.  If you only want to chose one room to update, the kitchen would be the best choice for functionality, safety, and especially for resale. This is an article the provides keys to updating your kitchen: 7 secrets of Continue Reading ...