Everyone seems to have trouble with tile. Tile, from afar, often looks like it’s one solid color, like paint. However, when you get up close, you’ll find that tile usually has other colors or speckles mixed into it to give it a more interesting look. This is why it is so hard to coordinate colors, … Read More
Painting is one of the most popular home improvement activities. These painting tips provide ways to make your painting projects more successful. Homeowners know that painting a room is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to give any room a new look. What few people understand is that there’s a lot more involved … Read More
When people tell me they’re painting a room and they’re just going to use white, I know they haven’t done their homework. White is one of the most challenging colors to work with. That’s because there are literally hundreds of whites offered by each paint manufacturer.
What do you typically put in a guest bedroom? If we’re honest, guest bedrooms often are a collection of discarded furniture, like your children’s bedroom furniture after they leave home.
Choosing your decorating style is generally not a sudden discovery. Instead it is a process that evolves over time. When you move into your first place, generally an apartment, your choices are limited by the space itself. Flooring, wall color and fixtures are out of your control. And chances are your first furniture comes in the … Read More
We’re always painting something. That’s often because painting is the cheapest way to give a room a new look. Sometimes you’ll paint the entire room, other times an accent wall or maybe it’s time to paint your kitchen cabinets. We’ve got lots of painting articles to help you. When a friend asked me how to safely dispose … Read More
Window treatments are one of the most effective ways to bring interest and warmth into a room. Colorful, textural and patterned window treatments can bring attention to special windows, draw our focus to a wonderful view of the outdoors, or add a finishing layer that completes an otherwise “well-dressed” room. Shades, blinds and insulating curtains … Read More
We might see curtains everyday but most homeowners aren’t experts at where to place them relative to the windows they frame. Every homeowner has their own decorating style and not everyone uses curtains. Sometimes they might not be comfortable installing curtains, so they’ll use blinds or nothing. Sounds like it’s time to get the advise of an … Read More
Feng shui isn’t something you hear about growing up in the US. So I first learned about this approach to home design when living in Asia. While living in Tokyo, my girlfriend in Hong Kong started looking for a new apartment. Part of her search included having a practitioner inspect her top picks to make sure it … Read More
When we bought a new house, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to use chalkboard paints. Wrong! This is the first house (15 houses and counting) I’ve owned with bumpy, technically knockdown textured walls. Several people have since suggested I flatten the wall. But after running a handyman business for eight years, I know how … Read More