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June 18, 2015

14 Ways to Make Your Home Cool and Interesting

Making Your Home into a Palace

True, your home is where you live, but it can also be the place where you let your dreams run wild. Have a look at these 14 amazing and novel ways to make your home cooler and more interesting. Some of them are cheap and easy, others require a bit bigger investment of time or money, but they’re all pretty awesome.

Add a Slide

Stairs are so passé. Why not put in a slide, too?! Yeah, you’ll still have to take the stairs up, but getting back down again will be a blast every time.

Source: Apartment Therapy

… Or a Fireman’s Pole

Slides are fun, but a [...]

 
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May 12, 2015

Add Architectural Details to Your Home on a Budget

When we purchased our home a long time ago in a land far away, it came with many things.

Acres and acres of farmland. Vintage wood flooring. 10 foot ceilings. Vintage crystal chandeliers.

And as amazing, wonderful and incredible as these things are, I would have traded an acre or two for a little architectural detail. Yep, a vintage farmhouse without an architectural detail in sight.

No worries. I just added my own. So if you are like me and you have a few rooms looking for an update… here’s a few architectural-detail-adding ideas for you.

 What to do with the space over the window

 
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May 1, 2015

April Videos | DIY Doormat, Pet Feeding Station, and More!

Homes.com April Video Round Up:

On this edition of the Homes.com video round-up, we take a look some of the great DIY videos that we’ve posted on our YouTube page! Learn how to make your own doormat, create a hidden pet feeding station, get your home ready for spring, and learn to install a new door lock to enhance the security of your home.

DIY Doormat – Who doesn’t love a little personalization in their home? Use this guide to create an industrial looking doormat, on the cheap!

Spring Vent Cleaning – Get ready for the warmer weather this spring, and get those air vents cleaned out with this great guide. You should be cleaning [...]

 
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April 14, 2015

What DIYers Need in Their Toolbox

You’re itching to jump on the DIY bandwagon and start improving your home by hand, but where do you even begin? If you want your home improvements to succeed and last, you’ll need the right tools and equipment. Don’t scour the home improvement store aisles guessing what you might need — instead, listen to an expert DIYer . Here’s your toolbox supplying cheat sheet from Isabelle LaRue, blogger at Engineer Your Space and expert craftswoman. Start with these basics and add to your kit as your DIY skills grow!

Basic Toolbox for Beginner DIYer:

According to Isabelle, the very first thing everyone should have in their toolbox is a multi-tool. There are many different kinds [...]

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