Home “Upgrades” That Are Total Downgrades

They might look like must-haves to you now, but these seemingly-smart renovations and design updates are among the worst home improvements out there. Check out all the suggestions here

7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on

We Gave 7 Designers $150 at IKEA—This Is What They Bought We will never stop admiring the beauty of a high-end product, but our salary doesn't always accommodate the luxury price tag. (Psst—we know a few designer-like pieces you can actually afford.) However, if there's one thing every insanely stylish room has in common, it's the … Continue reading 7 Items From Ikea That Designers Spent Their $150 on

Everything You Need to Know About Wood Flooring According to Elle

Here's Everything You Need to Know About Wood Flooring March 11, 2019 A selection of the top products and flooring trends-and an ED editor's own 130-year-old floor restoration. ~ got an older home with flooring that needs to redone? how about a newer home you would like to upgrade with wood flooring? ~ Check out … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Wood Flooring According to Elle

Restoration Projects with a big Payoff?

~ have time, patience, money or all 3? take a look at these! ~ 10 abandoned mansions around the world that likely used to be worth millions When they were built, these lavish homes were likely worth today's equivalent of millions of dollars. Now, they're falling apart. From a villa that's been sitting empty for … Continue reading Restoration Projects with a big Payoff?

One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV

The One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV (Image credit: HGTV) Does anyone else have a love/hate relationship with HGTV? Ever since I got hooked on Christopher Lowell's show ages ago and took his advice to hang a sheet on my bedroom wall as decor (don't ask, I have no idea) I've dipped in and … Continue reading One Valuable Lesson I Learned from HGTV

Thinking of Remodeling?

~ Here are a few points to consider. Some you may have thought of others you may not. Also the title is hilarious 🙂 ~ America, You’ve Lost Your Freaking Mind Over Remodeling (Image credit: Tana Teel/Stocksy) There's something to be said for appreciating the home you have. In a way, I feel lucky to … Continue reading Thinking of Remodeling?

Staying and Improving Homes appears to be the trend

HomeAdvisor Releases New True Cost Report Highlighting Home Improvement Trends Findings Show Homeowners Are Choosing to Improve Their Homes Rather Than Move GOLDEN, Colo., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, HomeAdvisor released its True Cost Report focused on generational trends in home improvement, the negligible impact of rising interest rates on homeowner decision making, and the … Continue reading Staying and Improving Homes appears to be the trend

You’re not the only one putting off your DIY projects

~ sigh of relief, or is that just me? ~ You’re not the only one putting off your DIY projects The average American home has nine DIY jobs that desperately need attention, according to new research. Do you have a home improvement project that you’re putting off? Maybe you’ve been meaning to repaint the bedroom, … Continue reading You’re not the only one putting off your DIY projects

Tips for a New Backsplash

Splish, Splash, Tips for a New Backsplash You’ve been watching HGTV again and you’ve been inspired to do something about that dated backsplash in your kitchen. It’s not exactly a small job, but certainly one an adventurous first time homeowner can do with just a few tools. Installing a backsplash is a pretty straightforward process, … Continue reading Tips for a New Backsplash

Built in Daybed with IKEA bookshelves

~ in case you liked that Daybed idea as much as I did from May 8ths post 😉 (it's a long one so click on the link to see it in it's entirety) ~ Built in Daybed with IKEA bookshelves Yall, this post has been a long time coming but I feel like I can … Continue reading Built in Daybed with IKEA bookshelves