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halloweendiybanner 10 Spooky Window Decorations to Get Your Home Ready for Halloween
Believe it or not, Halloween is almost here—the perfect time to dress up, embrace your inner werewolf, and get scared. We love this holiday because, in addition to finding costumes for yourself, you can also go wild with home decor.  Take your love for everything creepy to the next level this year with some seriously spooky windows. We’ve compiled this list of 10 Continue Reading
big-windows-with-trim-molding-and-stained-glass-transom Personalize Your Windows with Trim Molding
Truly polished decor mostly comes down to those tiny touches throughout your home. It’s that great accent lamp you got from an estate sale, the unique glass hardware installed on a set of drawers, or—best of all—beautiful trim molding on your windows. Trim molding adds intention to your interior design, elevating the overall impact of your windows. It makes them stand Continue Reading
applying-wallpaper How to Wallpaper
Wallpaper seems like a serious job compared to painting. But in reality, with careful planning, almost any novice DIYer is up to the task. A neat, tidy layout and level hanging are the key to professional-looking work, so preparing the space and learning how to align the paper properly will both serve you well. Here’s the best technique for getting Continue Reading
black window trim Black Window Trim
Black window trim has emerged as one of my favorite new design trends. When we built our home 3 years ago, it wasn’t something I even considered, and just one year later as my sister started remodeling her home, when she chose all black windows I wished I had too! They add a definition to the architecture and allow the Continue Reading
3D Printing Process Design 3D-Printed Home Goods As Lovely as They Are Futuristic
Have you ever scoured the shelves of your local IKEA searching for the perfect lamp shade to complement your living room’s design scheme? Or searched the far reaches of the internet for an accent vase that matches the image in your head? Welcome to the next era of home decor! With 3D-printers, almost anything you can imagine can be customized Continue Reading
comfortable-seating-home-library Most Amazing Home Libraries
When you picture your dream home, you may think of an eco-friendly haven in the woods with ample natural sunlight, or an urban flat that’s always up for entertaining. But if you’re a book-lover, your coveted dream home feature is most likely a personal library—a fantastical or cultural haven where you can bury yourself in knowledge and stories. But beautiful libraries Continue Reading
Privacy wall Homeowner 101: How to Build a Privacy Divider Wall
It seemed fine when you took the tour. But now, filled with the TV, the sofa, the dining table, and your sometimes-squabbling family, your new home feels less roomy than it did on the walk through—and privacy feels very hard to come by. That’s where a privacy divider wall can come in handy. Privacy walls give you the benefits of separating and walling Continue Reading
window planters Install a Window Box Planter for Instant Curbside Appeal
Affordable window updates are few and far between, but a hanging planter installed outside the kitchen or under a set of living room windows is a cheap way to add natural beauty to your home without emptying your checking account or planning out a major remodeling project. Window boxes are so simple, in fact, they can usually be constructed and Continue Reading
Red modern dishwasher Homeowner 101: How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen
For most of us, jobs don’t quit at five. Meanwhile, the second shift is just beginning—making dinner for the family, helping with homework, walking the dog, and whisking everyone off to bed—so it’s no wonder we get caught in cursory cleaning routines that just barely pass muster. Just getting the dishes done regularly feels like a triumph! But every once Continue Reading
Skim Coat on Textured Walls - Miranda Anderson for Modernize.com-7 How to Smooth Textured Walls with a Skim Coat
Before moving to Texas and building a house, I didn’t realize the wide variety of texture finishes that are possible on drywall. Where I grew up in Utah, walls were always smooth, and the heavy texture that seems to be the norm in Texas and many other southern states feels unfinished to me. So, I’ve decided to tackle the texture Continue Reading

Home Decor

Those lucky enough to own their home have the freedom to put nails in walls, paint, replace carpets with hardwood flooring, or tile without having to worry about violating a lease agreement or putting money into a project with no chance for a return on the investment. Like the saying goes, “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.”

There are many reasons why a home remodel project is a great idea. If the home is a new purchase, remodeling means putting a personal touch on what had been someone else’s style choices. Remodeling a home is an opportunity to update the look after what may have been years of evolving trends and changes in individual decor preferences. Additionally, remodeling is an opportunity for growth and to modernize a home, which could not only increase resale value, but also make it safer and perhaps improve energy efficiency to reduce utility expenses. An update to things like appliances, fixtures, lighting, wiring, plumbing, or even a fresh paint color with some new decor can increase the value of a home — sometimes exponentially — and improve not just the quality of the home and property, but also the quality of life.

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