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House Projects to Keep You Busy During Quarantine
Written by: Keith Thornton

During these trying times, it can be easy to get bored when you are trapped at home. Let's make that time more productive and upgrade the look and feel of your house at the same time? Here are 7 DIY projects that anyone can do while stuck at home.

Paint a Room

There is no better way to quickly improve a room's look than to apply a new coat of paint. Choose a fun color from your local hardware store and within a few hours, your room looks as good as new. Be sure to use a drop cloth and painters tape to get clean lines when painting against trim. 

 

Update Wall Treatments

Whether you are updating old wallpaper or creating a new focal point in your home, updating the wall treatments can add style and value to your home. Shiplap, reclaimed wood, decorative wallpaper, and wainscoting are all great options that can quickly spice up any room.

 

Rearrange Furniture

One of the simpler things you can do to make a room feel new is to simply rearrange your furniture. Whether you are flipping the tv wall in your living room or changing the bed wall in your bedroom, slightly changing your room layout can drastically alter the flow of your space. 

 

Update Wall Artwork

Through the many years of living in your home, it's simple to keep the same pictures up without much thought of updating them. Updating your artwork can add some variety to a room and create a focal point in your space when guests come over. 

 

Change Light Fixtures

Light fixtures can add a ton of character to a room and are relatively simple to change. Whether you add a fun chandelier to your dining room or install a new ceiling fixture in a bedroom, new fixtures can dramatically improve the style of any room.

 

Replace Area Rugs

With the popularity of hardwood and laminate flooring as high as it is, area rugs have become a great option to add coziness and comfort to a room. In many cases, the rug can be the focal point of the room and a great conversation starter for guests. 

 

Add House Plants

When stuck inside, bringing the outdoors inside can be one of the best ways to cope. Adding potted plants to a room can provide a splash of color and nature to the room and improve the look and feel instantly. If you don't have a green thumb, fake plants can also look good with no maintenance.

 

Working at Home? Sprawl Out In Comfort!
Written by: Kiley Morrow
Working from home is more normal than ever now that the COVID-19 virus has made its mark on the world, and is still continuing to change everyday life. If working from home is new and foreign territory for you, finding the perfect spot to do your work can be rather tricky. Use the following tips on ...read more
Ten Ways to Redesign Your Home for the Summer
Written by: Kiley Morrow
The weather's heating up, and with it, people are getting hot for the idea of redecorating.  Instead of settling for a new picture on a wall, or some throw pillows you hope will show off your personality, you can make more considerable changes.  Summer should be a time of fun, so why n...read more
Carriage House Garages
Written by: Bruce Arant
Lately, I’ve been thinking about space.  Not Outer Space.  Just…space.  Specifically, space we might need, or at least, space we might want.  Space to store our stuff.   Space to create.  Space to make noisy messes while we pound, paint, sculpt, saw, or sew...read more
The Best Storage Ideas to Reduce Clutter and Save Space
Written by: Keith Thornton
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I have too much stuff and nowhere to put everything”? Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, the answer to that question is yes. We’ve all been there. Miscellaneous Christmas gifts from years past, hand me down items that are too sen...read more
10 Great Ideas for Mudrooms and Garage Entry Areas
Written by: Bruce Arant
My poor mother.   She loved a clean house.   Unfortunately, she had five kids who didn’t share her passion for order and cleanliness.  To make things worse for her, we lived in the country where livestock, mud…and more…were just a part of daily life.   Mom fou...read more