Easy Upgrades: Window Pelmets
A few weeks ago I decided that my daughter’s room needed a change. My typical solution is to move furniture around with wild abandon but, in this small space, that just wasn’t possible. So I decided to tackle the windows. I decided on an easy upgrade – to dress up the simple matchstick shades with window pelmets.
A pelmet a decorative piece of wood or cloth meant to hide curtain or window shade fittings.Continue Reading
Five Ways to Minimize Renovation Fatigue
Whether you’re undertaking a minor renovation or an extensive one, the daily routine interruptions, dust, and snafus often associated with such construction can leave you drained and weary of turning your fixer-upper into the home of your dreams. However, fear not, fellow renovators…
Here are five ways to minimize renovation fatigue:
- Buy your finishes in advance, including plumbing fixtures, tile, sinks, toilets, countertops, and cabinets (if not inset) so the materials are onsite when they’re needed.
What is your Favorite Color?
What is your favorite color? Is it something found sprinkled throughout your wardrobe? Your home? I can’t help but think that the colors a person is drawn to speaks volumes about their personality. I was wondering what my love for the color orange says about me so I did a little digging just for fun. Here is what I found out…
Red: The color of fire and blood, red is associated with energy,Continue Reading
Three Steps to Take to Evaluate a Flipped Home
Homebuyers love fully-renovated, updated houses. And here in Maplewood and South Orange such homes are often sold by investors as flips.
But buyers beware…not all flipped homes are created equally — because not all investors have the best intentions. Some investors care less for the stewardship of the home than others. Luckily, there are a few ways to evaluate whether that shiny-penny-of-a-home — you know, the one with the polished bathroom, beautiful open-concept kitchen,Continue Reading