(Family Features)--Even if your home has seen a generation or two of living, creating a contemporary new look may not require a full-scale renovation. The key to creating a more modern feel is all in the details.
Is your bathroom experience less than spa-like? If so, it may not mean you need a major reno or a costly investment in new fixtures and flooring. It may be a simple matter of reorganization. Consider these ideas from the life-at-home experts at Martha Stewart Living:
Four Ways to Add Home Value with Living Landscapes
Landscaping is a major way to add value to your home. A recent study done by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) indicated that nine out of 10 Americans say it’s important to have a landscape at their home. According to results, the majority of Americans have a yard comprised of grass (86 percent), trees/bushes/shrubs (80 percent), pavers/cement/bricks/patio (51 percent) and landscaping rocks/gravel.
Looking to be on point with your home décor this year? Then consider the insights from the second annual Interior Designer Trends Survey from 1stdibs, a global destination for designers and collectors.
The survey, which garnered the opinions of hundreds of leading designers from around the world, reflects which style trends are on deck for the year ahead...and which ones are on their way out.
If you’ve got a painting project on deck and want to be on point in the color trend department, consider Behr Paint’s 2019 Color of the Year: Blueprint S470-5. Created to reflect its namesake, the calming but rich, mid-tone blue is warmer than denim but softer than navy.
"Much like the sketches builders rely on to bring an architectural design to life, Blueprint S470-5 lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality," said Erika Woelfel, vice president of Color and Creative Services at Behr. "This universally appealing hue provides a steady stream of positivity and is poised to be an instant classic for years to come."
(Family Features)--If the ultimate goal of your home improvement project is aesthetic, the greatest benefit may come from your personal enjoyment of the new space. However, if you're looking to add true value to your home, it's important to consider which projects are likely to bring the greatest return on your investment.
You’ve probably heard that vinegar can be used for a myriad of household purposes, but you probably never would’ve imagined some of the problems it can solve around the house. Check out some of these creative uses for vinegar from home improvement maven, Martha Stewart:
Getting your home into prime showing shape is essential to helping it sell in the shortest amount of time for the best possible price. But while a professional home stager can work wonders, it just might not be in your budget. Don’t despair - here are some great ways to inexpensively stage your home all on your own:
Well, it's that time of the year again - termite season in Florida! Due to this years heavier rain falls, the Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services is encouraging everyone to take extra precautions this year by making sure you get your annual inspection. Catching them early is key!
Once you see the little black winged insects flying around, you know they are swarming. They are looking for a new location for their colony, or it is a sign that you already have termites living in your home. Once there is sawdust, it's likely that damage is extensive from these little blighters!
So be sure to get your inspection done! Go to TermiteHelp.org for more information.