Planting Flower Bulbs In Fall

Flowers that grow from bulbs are prized for their beauty and often fragrant flowers.   Blooms from bulbs usually make their show in the early spring and sometimes on into the summer, however More »

Halloween Decor

The weather is a bit brisk, the sun is setting earlier and well… you can just feel it in the air. Fall is fast approaching.  For the decorators out there; this is More »

Home Improvement Trends That Add Value and Function

Your home is likely your biggest investment, so it makes sense to improve it with projects that add to its value. The right home improvement projects can improve your home’s comfort and More »

Add Some Curb Appeal

One of 2013’s hottest home improvement trends is focusing on how the home looks and feels on the outside.  According to Better Homes and Gardens readers  –  “the percentage of homeowners who More »

The Garden Border

For all you Gardeners out there, if you really want to bump up the appeal and dramatically improve your landscape, plant garden borders to accent your walkways, fences, lawns or paths. Garden More »

The Doors

Ok, not referring to the rock band “The Doors” but the doors for you home…

Case in point; Because of the fact that doors are often overlooked, we usually forget to understand the major impact they make to our living space. While they are an item of function; useful for privacy and security. They can also carry style and unexpected detail to your home and we often overlook this important cosmetic accessory.

Add Some Curb Appeal

One of 2013’s hottest home improvement trends is focusing on how the home looks and feels on the outside.  According to Better Homes and Gardens readers  –  “the percentage of homeowners who feel now is a good time to spend money on home improvements has doubled since 2009”.  Popular now are low maintenance exteriors and outdoor living spaces. 

Top Five Outdoor Living Trends for 2013

Now more than ever, homeowners are expanding their living space to include the outdoors. Having an outdoor living area can make the warm summer months more enjoyable, allowing you to cook, socialize or even watch television programs while outdoors. And in colder weather, outdoor living areas can provide extra space and comfort, all you need is a fire pit or heater to enjoy it.
Below are a few popular ideas and things that homeowners are adding to their own living spaces.

The Garden Border

For all you Gardeners out there, if you really want to bump up the appeal and dramatically improve your landscape, plant garden borders to accent your walkways, fences, lawns or paths. Garden borders can be a grounding element in the design that is relevant to the plants and grasses currently present in your yard. Not only are they pretty to look at, they anchor certain visual patterns and serve as a means for echoing color in the varieties of plants that are the highlights of your landscape.

The proper border should draw the eye across smaller plantings, gradually leading it across rhythmic patterns to taller grasses or plants; creating flow and visual interest.  An effective border can turn a merely lovely garden into one that is truly stunning.  

Below are some examples of different type of borders that you can incorporate into your own garden.

Bathroom Updates That Personalize and Add Value

Every year homeowners will spend on average 16,000 to 20,000 dollars on a simple bathroom renovation and up to 50,000 on a more upscale remodel.  Thankfully, there are less expensive options. Rather than doing a complete remodel that could cost thousands, you can make a few changes that would give the bathroom an entirely new look while adding value to your home.

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