How To – Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink

How To - Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink

(How To – Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink – Photo by Ted Lare Design Build)

How To – Winterize Outdoor Kitchen Sink…

Well, the weather has really begun to get cold here in the South. So, I know that it is time to close down the outdoor kitchen and get it ready to survive the winter. If you have an outdoor sink, you may want to read this article to  make sure that you have your sink ready to go, as well. (Keep Reading…)

8 Wonderful Niche Ideas

8 Wonderful Niche Ideas

(8 Wonderful Niche Ideas – Photo by Jill Shevlin Design)

One of the things I find that I often do is to look through a wall rather than at it. That is, every time I see a blank wall, I ask myself, “what can I do inside that wall?” I guess because I am a space hog, I hate to ignore those 4-6 inches of space that are just sitting there being wasted. (an obsession that I am sure my dh really wishes that I didn’t have) 😉 But today, i invite you to join me with imagining how that space can be used add that something extra to your home with these 8 niche ideas. (keep reading…)

Epoxy Grout – Laticrete SpectraLOCK Pro!

Epoxy Grout

(Epoxy Grout – Photo by KuDa Photography)

There is nothing more satisfying than finishing a beautiful tile layout. However, there is also nothing more annoying than having a great job ruined by the stains that are almost sure to come. Even diligently applying sealer on a regular schedule can not stand up to some accidents that may happen. To solve this problem, I use epoxy grout – specifically, SpectraLock’s epoxy grout. (keep reading…)

Interior Door Styles – The 411

Interior Door Styles

(Interior Door Styles –  Photo by Weaver Custom Homes)

The interior doors in a house can either make or break an intended design style. If you have ever walked through a home that was decorated in very traditional furniture but had flush doors throughout, then you know what I mean. The wrong door can stick out like a soar thumb. When asked which type of interior door styles go with what design, I usually break it down like this: (keep reading…)

REFINISH CEDAR SHUTTERS

Refinish Cedar Shutters!

Refinish Cedar Shutters…

Since the weather has been so nice lately, I thought this would be a great time to do some much needed maintenance on some outside items. At the top of that list is my board and batten cedar shutters. It has been 3 years since they were stained and installed, and they are really begging for some attention. So, I thought I would quickly go over how I refinish cedar shutters and keep them looking good. (keep reading…)

Home Drop Zone Ideas

Home Drop Zone Ideas

(Home Drop Zone Ideas – Photo by Locale Design Build

Most of us understand how convenient it is to have a dedicated space where coats, hats and shoes can be dropped off. If your like me, you put a lot of thought into getting this one space perfect. (i.e. hooks for each person, easy to clean flooring, etc.) Generally, all these considerations are designed around children and/or pets. So, the one thing that you may have not incorporated into your plan is a keys and mail center. However, these home drop zone ideas can help you with that! (keep reading…)

Remodeled Fireplaces – Before & After

Remodeled Fireplaces

(Remodeled Fireplaces – Photo by Gabriel Builders Inc.)

Sometimes we just need a little inspiration to get our juices flowing for that next home improvement project. Because everyone wants to have that key feature element in a room, I thought that a beautiful fireplace is a good place to start. So, today I have decided to offer you some of my favorite remodeled fireplaces. If you have a fireplace that needs some love, your gonna want to see these! (keep reading…)

Clawfoot Tub Styles & Ideas

Clawfoot Tub Styles

(Clawfoot Tub Styles – Photo by Associated Design Co )

There is just something about a claw-foot tub that is so charming and elegant. Perhaps it is the vintage vibe that one gets from placing such a throw back item into a modern day setting. Whatever the reason, claw-foot tubs are a popular bathroom piece, and luckily, they can work with any design style. With just a little information on claw-foot tub styles, anyone can work one into their design choice. (keep reading…)