Home Owner Tips & News

410, 2016

To-Dos: Your October Home Checklist

By |October 4th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

Clean up fallen leaves and branches and get your home ready for more time spent indoors

The leaves are falling, the farmer’s markets are bustling and the cozy comforts of home beckon — it must be October. Make the most of this month’s bountiful harvest, get some exercise raking leaves in the brisk air and button […]

1209, 2016

Best and Worst Flooring Choices for Allergies

By |September 12th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

Reduce indoor allergens with the right flooring.

If you suffer from allergies, use this guide to differentiate between the good, the bad and the ugly when choosing new flooring for your home.

The ugly: thick carpet

Heavy, high-pile shag carpets are the worst flooring options for people looking for relief from dust and other airborne allergens. These products hold onto […]

909, 2016

9 Lessons We Can Learn From Drawing Rooms

By |September 9th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

Let these formal rooms inspire you to create entertaining spaces that encourage conversation, music and games

I recently worked on a story about a home with throwback grandeur — and a drawing room. After talking with the designer, I realized that in my thousands of interviews with design pros over the years, it was the first […]

609, 2016

Corner Kitchen Cabinet Storage Ideas

By |September 6th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

Do you have an unused kitchen corner? A well-designed corner cabinet will eliminate wasted space in your kitchen and maximize your storage.

A kitchen corner can present a tricky design challenge. Either the space goes unused or you lose items in the far-back crevices. Eliminating that wasted corner space, also known as a blind corner, can […]

209, 2016

11 Tricks to Make a Ceiling Look Higher

By |September 2nd, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

More visual height is no stretch when you pick the right furniture, paint and lighting

A lot of people dream of having high ceilings in their home. But consider this: Rooms with high ceilings are a pain to heat and to circulate air through; they also create challenges for sound and light control and often double […]

3008, 2016

15 Remodeling ‘Uh-Oh’ Moments to Learn From

By |August 30th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

The road to successful design is paved with disaster stories. What’s yours?

Just because a room looks flawless doesn’t mean the remodeling process was. What you don’t see in a well-designed room is the blood, sweat and tears it took to make it happen. (Kind of like how your Facebook feed shows only the good times […]

2208, 2016

From the Pros: 8 Reasons Kitchen Renovations Go Over Budget

By |August 22nd, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

When you begin planning a kitchen renovation project, you may have no idea how much your ideal vision might cost. The answer will likely depend on several factors, including the size of your space, what you will do to it, and your budget. In the end, the price of a renovation should largely be driven […]

1708, 2016

The 5 Kitchen Spots You Can Organize Today

By |August 17th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

Whether you have just 10 minutes or a full 30, you can tackle your kitchen’s messiest spots in a few simple steps.
1. If you have 10 minutes:
Clear off the countertop.
Find a new home for any appliances you don’t use daily (or close to it). If you hand-wash dishes, dry them on a rack like […]

908, 2016

Kitchens and Aging in Place Remodeling

By |August 9th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

If you are having mobility issues in the kitchen, a remodel could help make things easier and more enjoyable. Here are some tips to help you age in your home.

As you age in your home, a kitchen remodel might be a good avenue for you to pursue.

If you have issues with mobility in the kitchen, […]

2804, 2016

Why Men Really Do Need a Cave

By |April 28th, 2016|Home Owner Tips & News|0 Comments

Calm down, ladies. When a man wants his own space in the house — be it a cave, garage, bar, media room, billiards hall, woodshop or bowling alley — it’s not a red flag indicating that he’s rebelling in your relationship, trying to avoid you or shirking social commitments. In fact, having one’s own personalized […]