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3 Home Essentials Worth the Splurge

3 Home Essentials Worth the Splurge

Apr 30, 2015

Finding a good deal is the great, but the best deal isn’t always the cheapest. For these three home essentials, investing in quality can pay off huge in the long run! 1. Sofa You and your family spend a lot of your time on your couch, and it can take a beating. Splurging on a sturdy sofa made with quality materials can be an investment that lasts decades! 2. Lighting The lighting in your home creates an atmosphere and ambiance that can either say “come in, stay a while”, or “get ready for a nasty headache”. Hiring a professional and splurging on quality bulbs and fixtures will make your home (and YOU!) look amazing. 3. Hardware¬† Much like your sofa, you touch them everyday. Also like your sofa, they can take quite a beating. Avoid the headache of constantly replacing loose doorknobs and hinges and invest in better hardware. There are some beautiful options out there!   What’s on your home list? Recommend your favorite home decor and renovation places and providers on...

3 Spring Yard Projects to Start Now

3 Spring Yard Projects to Start Now

Mar 25, 2015

Before you know it, you’ll be spending a lot more time outdoors. We have three projects you can start right now to spruce up your yard just in time for when the weather really starts getting nice! 1. Plant a Vegetable Garden Start planning the veggies you want to grow! Research which kinds will do best in your yard according to your region and sun exposure. Then visit the garden store and stock up on seeds so you’re ready to go. 2. Build a Fire Pit   You can gather ’round this project all spring and summer long; even into fall! It’s perfect for relaxing with friends and family over some great tunes and s’mores. What could be better? 3. Give Your Furniture a Fresh Coat of Paint   Breathe some life into your patio furniture with a fresh coat of paint! Make them look like new with their original color, or try something totally different to mix things up. We’re partial to the lime green color pictured above!   We know home improvement projects aren’t easy. When you need a recommendation for a contractor, painter or more, look no further than...

How to Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning

How to Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning

Feb 18, 2015

We’re nearing the end of February! Though it may not seem like it, the end of winter is in sight. While you’re still cooped up inside, and before the nice weather finally rolls around, why not get a head start on spring cleaning? We have a few home cleaning jobs you can knock out right now! 1. Window washing If you’ve had your curtains closed for warmth all winter, you may have neglected your windows for a while. Let in the light and scrub down those windows! It cuts your spring window washing in half, since you’ll just have to touch up the interior. 2. Heavy-duty dusting Putting in the time to really get rid of the dust in your carpets, on surfaces, and more can make you literally breath better! A quality floor to ceiling dusting can make your home feel fresh after a long winter. 3. Freshening your beds Flip your mattresses, steam and vacuum them, and maybe even invest in some new sheets. You’ll sleep better knowing you’ve gotten rid of any dust or mites that winter may have brought to your bed.   What places and providers do you depend on for your spring cleaning? Add them to your list on...

How to Make Your Home Feel Warmer

How to Make Your Home Feel Warmer

Jan 12, 2015

When temperature goes way down this winter, think twice before you touch that thermostat! There may be a few minor changes you can make to your home to stay warm without the hefty bill. 1. Rearrange your furniture Make sure none of your vents are covered! This one might seem obvious, but making sure they’re not blocked can make a huge difference in the temperature of your home. 2. Put your oven to good use Winter is the best time to make delicious comfort food like casseroles or pot roast. Using your oven on a regular basis will definitely add warmth to your home, and is a great excuse to cook a good meal every week! 3. Seal the cracks Your doors or windows may be letting in a draft, making your home a little chilly. Get a professional to inspect your windows and doors, and offer solutions to making them more energy efficient. Definitely get a trusted professional opinion before outright replacing any windows or doors!...

How to Get Your Home Ready for Halloween

How to Get Your Home Ready for Halloween

Oct 27, 2014

Whether you’re throwing a party or simply passing out candy, Halloween is a great excuse to add some festive flair to your home! 1. Carve a Pumpkin It doesn’t get more traditional than a Jack-O-Lantern! 2. String Some Spiderwebs Get a little spooky with your decorations. They look great on bushes or windows. 3. Get a Ghost… Or Two! To really make your house ready for trick-or-treaters, get some ghosts for your yard! You can find a pair at your local party store, or get crafty with some sheets. 4. Prop up a¬†Cornstalk If spooky isn’t your style, opt for this more understated festive decoration. You can even keep it up until Thanksgiving!   Where do you buy your Halloween decorations? COMMENT...

3 Ways to Add Warmth to Your Home This Fall

3 Ways to Add Warmth to Your Home This Fall

Sep 14, 2014

Fall brings cooler weather and changing leaves. It also brings new and festive ways to decorate your home! Here are three to get you started. 1. Candles From a pumpkin patch, to an apple orchard, to a brisk fall walk, there are countless candle scent options to add some autumn-themed warmth to your home. 2. Fire pit Bonfires are not just for summer! Investing in a fire pit is especially great in the colder months. Grab a blanket and a cup of hot cider and enjoy your porch or backyard. 3. Baked goods Baking fall desserts is a fun and delicious weekend activity. It’s great practice for that upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, and the possibilities are endless: pies, cookies, and more!...