Kitchen After Renovation
November 1, 2017

Big Mistakes You Make When Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Only fools rush into this major DIY undertaking.   Painted cabinets are ruling Pinterest these days, since intrepid DIYers love the idea of updating their kitchens with only a few coats of a new color. It seems like a no-brainer project, but this undertaking actually has many potential pitfalls....

Main bedroom after renovation
October 26, 2017

Freshen Your Bedroom with Low-Cost Updates

Bring Color to the Bedroom If you keep your bedroom's walls and furniture neutral, it's easy to add bursts of color whenever and wherever you wish. Pick one or two colors you love and then repeat the hues in vibrant artwork, bold bedding, and colorful accents. Incorporate Textures Touch is a huge part of creating comfort. In...

Front of House
October 16, 2017

Things Every Homeowner Should Do Once A Year

When you bought your house, there were a million and ten things you needed to do. (Hi, inspection, mortgage application and downstairs bathroom conversion.) But over the years, auto-pilot has set in, and those driveway pavers you always meant to replace are still staring you...

Courtyard Front Garden
October 11, 2017

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

Screen It Frame a small patio with a bright lattice grill screen, which enhances privacy and gives a room-like feel to an outdoor space. This screen project uses 4x4-foot posts to serve as an outdoor wall, define patio space and help hide plastic storage bins. Build in a...

September 28, 2017

Create a new look with trendy concrete tiles

  When using tiles in your home, you're no longer limited to run-of-the-mill factory-produced ceramic, porcelain or vinyl floor tiles. Concrete tile can be used just about anywhere, indoors or out, including on floors, walls, fireplace surrounds, pools and patios, shower enclosures, countertops, backsplashes and building façades. Concrete...

Front of House
September 20, 2017

Increase your home’s kerb appeal with a fresh coat of paint

Take a good, long look at the appearance of your house from the street. If you haven't painted in some time, chances are, the exterior is in need of repair and a coat or two of paint. While selecting a paint colour for the exterior is...

September 11, 2017

Neighbors Join Forces To Repair Older Woman’s Dilapidated House

A New Jersey woman has learned just how far community kindness can go. A few months back, Anne Glancey, a retired teacher, received a notice from city officials telling her she could be fined up to $3,000 for repairs that needed to be made to...

Main en suite
August 30, 2017

Bathroom Renovation Tips

The style of bathroom that you choose will depend not only on the size of the room you have to work with, but also on the colours, tones and themes that appeal to you personally. Generally speaking, there are six styles (we take a closer...

Back of House
August 21, 2017

10 Home Improvement Projects to Avoid

If you plan on moving in two to three years, don’t invest money in home improvement projects that won’t increase the resale value of your home. Some of these low-value home improvement projects include: 1. In-Ground Swimming Pools In-ground swimming pools cost $30,000-$75,000, depending on the type of...

Living Area to Braai Patio
August 14, 2017

Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value

7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value  By Heather Levin - Money Crashers Many home improvement projects don’t add value to your home, especially in a down market. In fact, some improvements can even detract from the asking price when you decide to sell....