Archive | December, 2019

Unique Wall Decorations

18 Dec

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Stylish alternatives to wall art


Art and photos can certainly brighten up your walls. But if you think outside the frame, there are countless other ideas that are affordable, multifunctional and sure to impress:

Hang your hats.
Turn your hats into a wall collage. For a cohesive look, try matching neutral shades or different shades of the same color.

Install decorative hooks.
Wall Decorations2These days you can find a variety of styles and designs. Plus, they’re as fashionable as they are functional.

Hang a mirror.
When positioned just right, a mirror can really brighten up your space and make your room look larger.

 

Wall art doesn’t have to be “art”


Arrange various plates.
Whether they’re mismatched plates you found at a yard sale or your grandmother’s fine china, hanging them on your wall is an excellent way to show off your collection.

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Mount a bicycle.
A wall-mounted bike draws attention and saves valuable storage space. And chances are, guests will talk about it as much as they would a piece of art.

Go vintage with vinyl records.
Display your favorite vinyl records in their original covers or by themselves. Frame them or create patterns across your wall.

Get creative with wall designs


Create a pattern with baskets.
Arrange artisan baskets on your wall (you can even use them as shelves)! Just make sure Wall Decorations4you have a good combination of pattern, size and color.

Bring the outside in with plants.
Hang wall planters and fill them with succulents and other durable plants. If you choose herbs in your kitchen, you can grab them while you cook!

 

 

Get creative.
Display travel souvenirs, lights or tapestries. Turn an old window into a picture frame. With a little imagination, you can create your very own stylish personal statement!

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Eco-Friendly Decorating

11 Dec

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“Go green” in your home


You may not realize how much of your home may be harmful to you and the environment. But the wrong furnishings and paints can actually emit toxins that cause migraines, respiratory conditions and other health issues. Fortunately, by making smart choices, you can reduce your carbon footprint and ensure a healthier environment for you and your family:

Eco Friendly2Look for recycled materials that last a long time and require very little maintenance.

Consider woven wood shades. Made from renewable materials, like bamboo, grasses and jute, they can stand up to a variety of weather conditions. 

good for the planet and our health


Eco Friendly3Make sure your wood is sustainably sourced and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Or, pick up reclaimed lumber from your local wood salvage yard.

Keep plants around. Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. And by soaking up toxins and pollutants, they help purify the air.

Fill mason jars with colored water and place near windows that get a lot of sun. The water absorbs heat in the daytime and releases it back out at night.

keep the air in your home clean


Avoid paints with high concentrations of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These Eco Friendly4harmful chemicals can linger for years. Instead, chooses paints labeled low-VOC.

Use candles scented with essential oils and made from natural materials, such as beeswax or soy. Other candles may have harmful VOCs or metal wicks.

Keep in mind, some eco-friendly home improvements can earn you a tax write-off. And if you take your old materials to a reuse facility, they can be redistributed to organizations like Habitat for Humanity.

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Boost Your Home Value

6 Dec

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How to choose the right HOME upgrades


If you’re contemplating a home improvement, it can be helpful to know which projects give you the highest Return on Investment (ROI). Keep in mind though, while you may want to focus your efforts on more valuable upgrades, don’t totally discount others if you plan on staying in your home for a while. Here are some of the most profitable home improvements:

Kitchen/bath remodel
Boost Value2Without a doubt, kitchen and bath remodels are the most valuable investments, bringing in ROIs often exceeding 100%. In fact, an additional bathroom offers more than twice the return as a new bedroom!

 

Some improvements pay off more than others


Boost Value3Refinished wood flooring
By refinishing your hardwood floors, it’s possible to recoup 100% of the costs. However, installing brand-new flooring has only a slightly lower return.

Energy efficient windows
Besides increasing the value of your home, energy efficient windows save you heating and cooling costs throughout the year. Even better, install energy efficient cellular shades, too, for even more savings.

First impressions are everything

Paint
Boost Value4When painting the interior of your home, concentrate on high-traffic areas like your kitchen and bathroom. If the exterior of your home has ever been painted, you’ll need to repaint before you sell – but touch-ups may be enough.

 

 

Wood deck addition
While the value of a deck varies by region, wood decks typically bring in the highest
Boost Value5recoup value nationally – although, composite decks recoup only slightly less. Just remember that a wood deck requires a lot of upkeep.

As a general rule, if your home is already in good shape, focus on projects that will improve its appearance. First impressions are everything!

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