Tips for Making a New Home Your Own

After purchasing a new house, it’s time to move in and put your stamp on it. You probably already know what the most important purchases should be, but keep in mind that a home is more than just the actual structure. It’s all the ways big and small that you make it your own. Here are some tips for turning a house into a home and making it your special place in the world.

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Let There Be Light

Lighting is a simple yet effective way to add personality to your home. Lights that are warmer in color temperature are more yellow and promote feelings of calm and relaxation. Consider replacing bluer or cooler temperature bulbs with these. You can even step up your lighting game with smart LEDs that can display millions of colors to add a vibe to your space. Lighting fixtures such as lamps and chandeliers add …

Ways To Easily Improve Your Backyard

Your backyard is an extension of your home, so when you get ready to update the area, why not consider how you can make your home’s flow continue out the door. Here are three ways you can easily improve your backyard.

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Create an Outdoor Kitchen

Spending time outdoors doesn’t have to be just about gardening or playing in the water. What about creating an outdoor kitchen to enhance your time outside with friends and family. If you center the zone around your grill, you can add a sink, fridge, and even a mini bar if you enjoy open-air cocktails. When you and your contractor are planning the area, don’t forget to include a countertop work or preparation zone and some drawers to store your kitchen utensils and knives.

Re-Level Your Deck

If your deck is more than three or four years old, it may begin to settle on one side …

5 Tips for Designing the Rooms in Your Home

Many individuals struggle with interior design simply because they don’t have time or money. Shopping online or in stores can be time-consuming, especially if you’re not really sure how to design a room. Here are some helpful tips that will teach you how to effectively design the rooms in your home.

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1. Use Color & Trimwork

One of the first aspects that you need to decide on is paint color. The mood of a room is often set based on the color scheme. Before selecting your paint color, consider what type of mood you want to create: relaxed, energized, calm, and excited are all terms you may consider when designing your rooms. It’s also a good idea to consider adding architectural trimwork or wallcoverings to your walls and ceilings. These simple additions will give your rooms more character.

2. Select Fine Furniture Pieces

Designing a room is like painting a …