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7 Simple Upgrades for a Totally Chic Bathroom

Photo Courtesy:  SheKnows

Photo Courtesy: SheKnows

There’s a sweet spot for bathroom decor, and it lies somewhere between outhouse and spa.

I’ve seen some horrible bathrooms, from the over-matched room where everything from the loofah to the toilet brush is the same olive green to cat litter-themed bathrooms where you can’t tell where the rug ends and the kitty grits begin.

Believe it or not, your bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home when you’re thinking about reselling. According to the remodeling cost vs. value index, remodeling your bathroom can give you up to a 65 percent return on your investment.

Bathrooms can also be expensive to remodel, so if yours hasn’t been updated since the 1970s, it tells potential buyers that your house is a “project.” And most people aren’t looking for …. more

Thanksgiving Table Decorating

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and celebrating with family and friends. Adding a magnificent table to your holiday festivities can be simple with a few of these tips.

Nature

Add a bit of nature to your table by walking your yard or the park and gathering logs, sticks, pine cones and leaves to create a table that is unique and low cost. Try evergreen leaves or large magnolia leaves to add a sense of drama to the table. Maybe you have herbs in your yard like rosemary or thyme.  Adding theseto the table can bring a beautiful herb induced scent and a green element that might not exist this time of year.  Try adding Read more

Decorate on a Budget

Decorating can be quite expensive if you are not familiar with where to buy furniture and how to lay it out in a room. Many homeowners have trouble decorating and actually acquire more furniture pieces than they need and can crowd a room.  Using the techniques in this infographic on how to decorated your home, you can save money so that it can be used for another project.  Read more

Everything’s Coming up Pink

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are highlighting how to incorporate pink decor into your home. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designed to bring more awareness to the effect of this disease, the early detection and treatment of the disease.

The color pink gives off a calming or sedating feel to a room and invites romance and love. Here are some great examples of incorporating pink into your home and still remaining stylish.  If you are not a huge pink fan, Read more

Children’s Locker Storage

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It is amazing all the items you need to get the children off and ready for school each day. Do they have their coats, hats, shoes, backpacks, and books?  Do they have some sports event or practice later in the day that requires a uniform or sporting equipment?  The constant worry of does my child have everything they need for the day is consistent if the family is not organized. A way to get organized is by creating locker storage for your children.

When creating this storage area is it important to remember what your child needs in order to seamlessly get off to school everyday.  Some key areas to consider are: Read more

Lighting the Night with Outdoor Lighting

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Lighting can give a yard a clear path from one section to another and can provide an ambiance that showcases the yard’s characteristics. There are several ways to add lighting to a yard to create a specific look.  Standard wall lighting or overhead lighting provides visibility and gives off a glow with can lights, spotlights or wall sconces.  This lighting is great to see the activity around your home, however it could be harsher light than what Read more

Maintenance Tip: Prune tree branches and limbs

HomeZada Prune Tree Branches and Limbs

Fall brings first the fall foliage and then the leaves falling from the trees. This is an excellent time to prune tree branches and limbs.  Many tree limbs and branches will grow and extend over your home. Trimming these branches prior to the winter season will eliminate some risk to your home. Large windy storms can cause tree branches to break off which can damage the roof, gutters, and side of your home. Snow storms can also accumulate heavy amounts of snow on large branches causing them to break and fall on your home. It is a safety Read more

Fall Maintenance Tip: Vacuum vents

HomeZada Home Maintenance Vacuum Vents

How do you know your air system is actually healthy and clean?  I bet you never thought to vacuum your vents in your home.  But your HVAC system delivers conditioned air to each of your various rooms. These vents can be in the floors, or in the side walls, or even in your ceilings depending on your house layout. When vents are on the floor, they are still collecting dust and any Read more

Maintenance Tip: Replace batteries in smoke detectors

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Smoke detectors play a vital role in maintaining a safe home. They are usually placed in high areas in various rooms in the home. Many detectors will chirp when the battery needs to be replaced. It may be a good idea to keep a regular schedule to essentially replace the batteries in the smoke detectors all at once. Many also have a test function that you Read more

5 Simple Spruce Ups to Take Your House From Drab to Fab

Courtesy: Gal Time

Courtesy: Gal Time

Finding that perfect shade of lipstick can be the difference between drab and fab. Like putting together a fabulous outfit to wear out on the town, sprucing up your home is all in the details.

By giving your property a makeover that focuses on the details, you can quickly become the talk of your neighborhood. But you don’t have to spend a fortune — or all your spare time Read more

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