When remodeling your home, don’t forget to pay attention to its curb appeal. A front door makes a statement about your taste and personality. It also gives a visitor an impression of what to expect in the rest of your house. We’ve all heard the old saying that first impressions count. It’s true. Your choice of front door, and the design of the entryway leading up to it, is very important. When you buy a home, you can be so... Read more »
Maximizing your living space is just as important as making it look good. When it comes to staircases, however, the ultimate in combining form and function is often completely overlooked in most home remodeling projects. Because when you get right down to it, aren’t stairs simply a way to get from one level to the next, ‘nuff said? Think again. Including the main staircase (or even making it the focus) in any home renovation can dramatically increase the wow-factor of... Read more »
Whether you’re a person who just likes to have a small stock of wine available for friends and family or special occasions or a serious enthusiast who has a custom cellar packed with carefully-catalogued wine bottles, one of the keys to maintaining your wine collection is learning about the different types of wine rack styles available. Wine racks hold bottles, of course, but they can also help provide the optimal conditions for wine aging, and if designed right, you can... Read more »
Everyone wants to make their home look beautiful and pleasing to the eyes. Not everyone can afford a complete home remodel. But a lot of home owners do not know some very inexpensive and simple ways to improve the appearance of their home. With new door knobs, cabinet knobs, handles and hardware throughout your home, you can give your home a beautiful new and cleaner look without spending a fortune.
Lighting is a very important part of decorating your home. Good lighting makes a room comfortable and cozy or accents certain pieces of furniture or art you have. The best light is always natural light, but there is a lot you can do with creating what you want in your home with other lighting. Everyone knows how important paint color, furniture choices and artwork are to interior design. One aspect of design that is often overlooked, however, is lighting. Lighting... Read more »
Is it Real or Fake Wood? I want to clear this up in case you have ever been in this situation yourself. Have you ever found yourself standing at a hardwood flooring display at Home Depot or another home improvement store and looked at the sign on a sample piece of wood that read “engineered wood flooring” and wondered hmm is that real wood or fake? The answer is yes it is real wood flooring.
One of the most desirable qualities home buyers look for in a home is wood flooring. Wood is beautiful and timeless. Old traditional homes with their beautiful original hardwood floors are one of the reasons people love buying older homes. Newer homes that were built on tighter budgets, that still wanted the natural look of wood use laminate to win home buyers over. Whichever is your preference there are pros and cons to buying hardwood and laminate wood flooring. Take... Read more »