Category: Home Improvement

The Best Paint Colors for Challenging Rooms

When it’s time to paint your home, what’s a good way to narrow down what colors are the best choice for different types of rooms, especially the tricky ones? While there isn’t a definitive list of good and bad paint choices, there are guidelines that can help you make a better choice.

Some paint colors can make a small room look smaller (but on the flip side, other colors can make it look larger than it actually is). If you’re painting a very sunny room, you’ll want to use different colors than if you’re painting a room that doesn’t get much natural light. Here are some guidelines for choosing the best paint colors for your home. Continue reading “The Best Paint Colors for Challenging Rooms”

Budget Bathroom Updates

Bathrooms are one of the costliest rooms in your home to remodel, and most people have more than one, compounding the problem. The expense often comes from labor costs for things that go beyond your average DIY skills.

If you don’t have the money or the time for a full bathroom remodel, small changes can make your bathroom a much more luxurious and functional space. This is especially true if you are willing to put in a little bit of the work yourself. Here are some great budget update ideas to get you thinking.

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Affordable Home Technology

There are all kinds of new gadgets that can make your home life more convenient, particularly if you have a smartphone or tablet to control them all. Even if you don’t, you can take advantage of some of these cool new ways to make your life less complicated.

Need a more efficient way to control the temperature in your home? Check. Need to monitor for water leakage? Check. Need your smartphone to open your front door? Check. Read on for just a few ideas of great, inexpensive ways to add cool tech to your home. Continue reading “Affordable Home Technology”

Tips for Increasing Natural Lighting in Your Home

Did you know that increasing the natural light in your home could actually make you feel better, both physically and psychologically? We all thrive on warm, natural light. More natural light in your home will also save you on electricity costs and make your home a more welcoming place for others. Your home will even feel more spacious with more natural light.

If you had a long, cold winter, these tips for increasing natural light in your home will be especially welcome. And if you live in a more temperate year-round climate, you may find a few ways to benefit from that great weather even more. Read on to find out how to take advantage of the longer days and fresh air. Continue reading “Tips for Increasing Natural Lighting in Your Home”

Protecting Your Home from Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are a fact of life. And they are becoming more prevalent, thanks to global warming. A natural disaster will probably affect you and your home at some point in your life.

Wildfires are becoming more common, thanks to extended drought conditions. In other areas, record rainfall is leading to increased flooding. Violent storms like hurricanes and tornadoes can cause mayhem in a matter of seconds. Find out what you can do to minimize your chances of home damage in these kinds of natural disasters. Continue reading “Protecting Your Home from Natural Disasters”