Bringing Vintage Style to Your Kitchen

So you want to bring the days of old to your kitchens design, but what is vintage styling? Vintage or Retro Chic often refers to an era around the 1920’s but in some cases can refer to design aspects that are over 20 years old depending on preferences. What is so great about adding vintage accents is that it does not require a whole kitchen renovation. Here are just a few elements that can help to bring a vintage feel to your home’s kitchen.

5 Fixes for Common Bathroom Problems

The modern household bathroom is often a high traffic area and the focal point of your morning routine. We use it to stay clean, put on makeup, brush our teeth and to get ready for the day. I think it is also safe to say that most bathrooms come with their share of problems or quirks.

Christmas Tree Decoration Tips

The holiday season is finally upon us and with it brings holiday décor and, in particular, a Christmas tree. Whether it’s a family tradition or an annoyance that needs to be put up every year just to be knocked down again by your dog, there are a few tricks to make your tree look great each and every year. 

Is Your Kitchen Ready for the Holidays?

Entertaining and cooking for the holidays is never an easy task. This becomes even harder if your appliances are outdated or not working properly or you’re dealing with a cramped or awkwardly designed kitchen. After years of living with small kitchens my wife and I have come up with a few tips to ease the pain of cooking and preparing for the holidays.

Choosing Your Bathroom Design Style

Most bathroom remodels involve quite a bit of planning from layout to what type of fixtures will be installed. In the early stages of a bathroom remodel or even a DIY bathroom update it is important to think about the style of the space. Here are five bathroom styles that can help you decide which design is right for you. 

Laundry Room Storage: Under Cabinet Towel Bar

For many homes the laundry room is one of the most used rooms in the home but often one of the smallest. Keeping things organized is key to making this space useful and efficient. One the best and quite possibly least expensive storage ideas that you can incorporate into your laundry room is to mount a towel bar under your cabinets.

Wood Flooring Types: Choosing the Right Flooring

Wood flooring can be a pricey and at times confusing endeavor if you are not familiar with the materials you are working with. My wife and I recently chose the flooring for our kitchen and dining area and had to choose between the 3 main types of wood flooring. Here is what we found out about the differences in laminate, hardwood, and engineered hardwood.

Common Home Lighting Mistakes

Updating or remodeling your home is never an easy task. This is especially true when considering lighting layout and design. Mood and function should be major considerations when choosing lighting for a space. Here are a few things to avoid during your next home lighting project.

 

Cleaning Your Home's Gutters

Let’s face it no one likes the idea of having to clean their home’s gutters and downspouts. However it is super important to tackle this project at least twice a year to keep your gutters and downspouts flowing freely. Even if you aren’t experiencing overflowing or flooding, decaying leaves and debris can be a breeding ground for carpenter ants and mosquitos.