Doors, as we all know, serve as entry ways to our homes, but its functionality does not stop there. Doors also exist to keep people out, from pesky neighbors to stray animals, all you need is to close your doors to keep them out. Of course, with burglars, sturdy security screen doors and heavy duty locks are also needed if you wish to deter them. Just because doors are … [Read more...] about Jazzing Up Your Entryways the Easy Way
One of the secrets to a neat and organized kitchen is to plan 'work zones.' These zones are designed around the natural flow of activity, maximizing storage units and making sure that everything is where you need them, where you need them. Creating kitchen work zones can save a lot of time (you don't have to cross the kitchen to get a knife on the opposite end of the room) … [Read more...] about How to create efficient kitchen zones
One of the best ways to save on electricity (and money!) is to maximize the natural light in your home. This article can help you find ways to let the sun in—from choosing the right fabric to positioning your furniture. Though you may have to do simple redecorating, the efforts pays off, and not just of how much you spend on electricity bills. Studies show that natural light … [Read more...] about How to maximize natural light in your home
A mood board is a great way to find your personal decorating style. Just get a standard bulletin board. Whenever you see something that appeals to you -- a paint swatch, magazine picture, a piece of fabric -- pin it on the mood board. You'll eventually see an emerging pattern: colors, styles that seem to "speak" to you. … [Read more...] about How do I make a mood board?
The first step to decorating your home (or one area, like a bedroom) is to choose a particular look or theme. That sounds easy enough—if you're Martha Stewart. Most of us, however, have no idea where to start, or be torn between so many options. 'That Oriental sofa looks really beautiful…but so does that shabby chic lamp!' Unfortunately, they don't go together. Oh, if only we … [Read more...] about How to find your personal decorating style