When people come to my house for the first time, they often inquire about my custom area under my stairways. Typically, they love the idea of having something in that wasted space, and they want to know how to do it. Well, I find that to be a loaded question most of the time. Because every stairway presents its own potential for problems, one answer doesn’t always fit all. However, I can show you how to add storage under stairways even when you have a few obstacles to deal with.
I think you would agree with me that rust is a nuisance that we can all live without. The good news is that there are simple and effect ways to give rust the old boot. But, how you deal with that rust should really depend on the type of item that has rusted. As much as I love vinegar, you can’t just use it on everything, or at least you shouldn’t. Tailoring your treatment to the specific situation can mean the difference between a renewed item or a destroyed one. In this post, I will explain how to remove rust from practically anything.
I have this closet that I have been ignoring for a while. It is connected to my studio and editing room, so I have been using it for storage. However, up until now, it had just been a small room crammed full of junk. Well, I finally got around to cleaning it out, and decided that I really should finish it out as an actual closet. The problem was that I didn’t want to spend the money for a system in a closet that will not see very much use. So, rather than go out and purchase a kit, I decided to use some left over melamine boards to make my own easy DIY closet system.
Sometimes, it’s the really small touches that make the difference in a home’s decor. This is very apparent to me when I walk into a bathroom and admire the lovely toilet flush levers that some bathrooms have. Yes, you may think it is a sad day when someone is admiring toilet levers, but then again, I am a stickler for the details. Of course, I never notice the plain levers. For some reason, my eyes just never settle on them unless they are nice. However, when I do notice them, it really solidifies that impression of quality and high-end finishes. So, if you have ever wondered how to upgrade toilet flush levers, this is for you.
We’ve all heard that it is the kitchens and the bathrooms that sell a home. For the most part, that is true. However, there are many other factors that play into the ability to sell a house and the value that a shopper will place on it. Whether or not a kitchen remodel is needed varies from home to home. One of the biggest waste of money and effort (IMHO) is when new granite is installed on top of outdated cabinets. Have you heard the phrase, “putting lipstick on a pig?” So, before you run out and start making changes, let’s look at 10 ways to increase your home’s value that makes sense.