Well, it is summer and the kids are home playing and dragging out all of their toys, electronics, and what-nots. I know you are probably wishing for a good solutions for storing away all the mess. So, I have created a compilation of DIY projects from several of my favorite bloggers. These great kid’s storage ideas are sure to help with all the clutter. Plus, it will give you a good project, too.
(Paper Towels – Photo by TZS Design)
Paper towels are one of those things that just about everyone needs, but no one really knows where to place them. Most of us just go with the the old stand by – countertop holders. Obviously, those work just fine, but if you are looking for some more ingenious ways to hide away your paper towels, then you have got to check out these great ideas!
(Why Your Washing Machine Smells – Photo by Well-Designed Interiors)
Back when the front load washers were just first coming out on the market, I was so thrilled to be getting a new set. I had dreamed of the day when I no longer needed to make a trip to the laundry mat or to use the cleaners for my larger items. Then, the day came and I gladly handed over the cash for my two new beauties. Little did I know, at the time, that I was about to embark upon one of the most challenging household problems that I had yet to encounter – the dreaded front loader stink!
(Pet Proof Rugs – Photo by Life in Jeneral)
Most of us just love our big and little pets, but what we don’t love is the maintenance it takes to keep flooring and furniture looking and smelling good. If you own a dog or cat, then you know exactly what I mean. Between the regular doggie sweat/odor, the occasional hacking up something that shouldn’t have been eaten in the first place, or the (hopefully rare) piddle spots that they so lovingly leave behind….. is it any wonder that there is a constant search to find the perfect pet proof rugs? Well, friends I am here today to help. I will explain the different types of rugs, the pros and cons for each. Then, I will tell you how I manage to keep my favorite rugs looking good.
(Open Shelving – Photo by Erotas Building Corporation)
Have you considered having open shelving in your kitchen? Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that open shelving has become the “thing” to do. What with HGTVs Fixer Upper using them quite frequently to achieve Joanna’s signature farmhouse look, and the rise in popularity for the Rustic Industrial look, open shelving seems to be just about everywhere. But before you take that leap, let’s look at both the Pros and Cons of this design choice.
(Navy Cabinets – Photo by Tom Howley Kitchens)
If you have been dreaming about a kitchen with dark blue cabinets, but you are worried about whether or not they will look good, well worry no more. One of the biggest trends happening this year are navy cabinets – or some other incorporation of navy color into the kitchen.