Sturdy and Stylish Curtains for Your Home

This guest post is by Interior Decorating enthusiast, Eva Stephen. I don’t know what it is about prefabricated curtains, but the flimsy rods, overly decorative hooks and the tiny screws just end up looking cheap, unstable and unappealing. Sometimes we just need a little more DIY elegance than the hardware store has to offer. In this tutorial, […]

Dressing Up an Archway with Fluted Casing and Rosettes

As my dining room trim work design starts getting underway, my construction strategy is to begin at the edges and work my way into the core of the room. So, near the top of the “start-building-it’” list is framing-out the dining room archway – and I’m planning to use wide fluted casings, rosettes and plinth blocks. […]

Designing the Perfect Deck

My backyard deck is simple, but beautiful. And though it may seem deceiving, a huge amount of design consideration went into it. But how can I call it perfect, though? Well, as I see it, if you start out with some extremely careful thinking and develop a crisp/clear end-vision which you can morph into a […]

5 Easy Ways to Bring Your Landscape Back to Life

This guest post is by Landscape Designer, Joe Ciaglia. It’s your turn this season for hosting the annual family reunion! You’ve decided on planning your party as a “start of the summer kick off” barbecue. Your preparation checklist includes who will be invited, a list of foods and drinks that you will provide to your […]

Hardwood Floor Installation and Trim Work

Now that the dining room hardwood flooring preparation efforts are completed, it’s time to get this floor in – and really bring the room, overall, to a whole new aesthetic plateau. For those of you who read the article or who watched some of the videos in the Part 1 portion of this hardwood flooring […]

How To Visualize Deck and Landscaping Design Ideas

The creation of a beautiful deck or landscaping design for your home is an imperative first step toward the ultimate realization. It’s crucial to develop designs that reflect your personality, your style and that meet both your short and long-term objectives. Are you considering a landscaping design for a swimming pool area? Do you want to create a backyard […]

Installing a Marble Threshold

Marble thresholds (sometimes called marble saddles) are very common in many homes, often found at bathroom entries. They look really nice, they’re cool and smooth to the touch – and they’re not terribly expensive. Having recently installed a marble threshold as part of a more comprehensive home rehab project, this summary shows the steps I […]

Preparing to Install Hardwood Flooring

So, what does it take to install a hardwood floor? Is it easy? Hard? Expensive?? How much time will it take, and can I do it myself? Will I need special tools that I might not already have? These may be some of the questions you’re considering if you’ve never done something like this yourself, […]