Archive for the ‘Home Improvement/DIY’ Category

Families grow, people’s life situations change and a slew of other situations can come up to require the need for more living space. People often look at the basement for additional space but another great opportunity is the attic! Renovating an attic increases a homes living space so it can also yield a high ROI! […]

When people hear the word home renovation, they think of kitchens, bathrooms, maybe event basements, but what about laundry rooms? Some laundry rooms are also used as a mudroom and have double the duties and most likely double the chaos! Here are some ways you can organize and design a laundry room for efficiency and […]

It’s the little things right? Sometimes the smallest features in a home can make a big impression. Fixtures such as faucets, lighting, door knobs, outlet covers and even floor vents work together to create character in a home. Below are some of the more common finishes you can choose for hardware and fixtures. Chrome Chrome […]

A finished basement in a home can be added space for play, office work, entertaining or even bedrooms. It may seem like a daunting task to transform what used to be a storage only basement to a warm and inviting family area but depending on the design, it can be basic construction. BASIC STEPS INVOLVED […]

With the increasing popularity of natural remedies, you may be wondering what ways you could use them around the house. Here is a list of some handy ways to maintain your home with a more natural approach, or what I like to call chemical free home hacks! KITCHEN ~ PESTICIDE ~ No matter how hard […]

When you purchase a home, you may find you need more space or decide certain aspects of your home need an update. Renovations and additions can be done by the homeowner or by a licensed contractor. Regardless of who tackles the project, be sure to get the appropriate permits and keep your home safe! Why […]

Everyone would love to have a beautifully landscaped yard but not all of us have the budget to have it professionally done. Designing and creating your own landscaping from scratch is a great DIY project. With a little time to prepare, plan and plant, any homeowner can create a wonderful landscaping masterpiece! Budget Before anything […]

Today builders and homeowners have a variety of materials available in stone. From limestone to granite, here are the most common stone options in housing today and some good information on each! Consider this a helpful resource for any future home remodeling! LIMESTONE Characteristics Limestone is a sedimentary rock that weathers very well as it […]

When designing your home, one feature that is often overlooked, is lighting. This feature can significantly affect the visual comfort and functionality of your rooms. With a little research and planning you can design a great lighting layout for your home! Here’s a hint: Mapping out each room and its furniture is a good way […]

Maximizing space is a common wish for many homeowners. One area that is often overlooked for additional storage is the area under staircases. Here are 8 creative ways to make the most out of your staircase!   1. Coat Closet/Mudroom Storage Staircases are often found near the entryway of homes, making it a perfect location […]