Could your home use a slight facelift? Maybe you don’t have the expertise or the budget to undergo a huge renovation project, but your home’s appearance is feeling just a little outdated and stale. What can you do to give it a new, fresh look and liven it up a bit?
Being able to fix things that break or make your own DIY decor is a great feeling. It gives you a sense of independence and makes your home feel more personal. But if you don’t already have the skills to do those things, how do you learn? Continue reading “How To Learn Home Improvement Skills”
If your household is like many others, your kitchen is a lot more than just a single-cook, utilitarian space. It may serve as a room where multiple cooks work together at once, where you entertain guests, or where spend a lot of time with your family. It might even be a combination of a dining space and a cooking area, making it even more of a central component of your home. Because of this, you want your kitchen to look attractive and inviting–a place where both your family and your guests will feel at home. Here are some steps to make sure you plan the kitchen that is the right fit for your needs, especially if you’re replacing the cabinets and and redesigning the kitchen layout. Continue reading “How to Plan Your New Kitchen Remodeling Project”
Who doesn’t want a brand new kitchen? Although not all of us can afford a new kitchen every time things start to look familiar and common place, there are ways that we can make the old kitchen look new again. Try these ten tips to see how new your kitchen can actually look! Continue reading “10 Easy Ways to Update your Kitchen”
Opening ceremonies with Jay Leno, food, exhibits, demonstrations, and parties—the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas is the largest light construction show in the world with over 50,000 people from over 100 different countries in attendance.
Continue reading “Custom Service Hardware at the IBS”
Even if you aren’t in cramped big city apartment, being able to save space in terms of bedding is a highly valued asset. Whether you have a bedroom you want to double as an office, or if you simply want to keep your bed up and out of the way, the ever-popular Murphy Bed.
2015 is here, but 2014 has had many great moments – and a lot of great projects, and great products to help bring them reach their potential. We took a moment to reflect on the biggest trends in 2014 and highlight our favorite products of this year. Did you use any of these great home hardware items this year? Continue reading “Top Ten Hardware Products Of 2014”
Another favorite this year has been the “handy” tool and gadgets of the 3rd Hand variety. Hardware store heroes and reluctant DIYers all love an extra hand, and when you need a tool to help out in those situations, 3rd Hand comes to the rescue. Continue reading “2014 Favorites: 3rd Hand Tools – Great Helpers”
One of the favorites of 2014 has been Blum’s Aventos lift systems and related components. This is a premium functional hardware option for your upper cabinets, perfect above kitchen sinks and other counter space.
These cabinet doors easily lift, clearing the way effortless access to cabinet storage space. Even with taller kitchen cabinetry, easy access to the cabinet handles. BLUMOTION quiet closing ensures a smooth transition between open and closed states. Continue reading “2014 Favorites: Blum Aventos Cabinet Door Lift Systems & Components”
Part Two in this Series, this week we look at how to make the most of an oft-crowded space: your closet. Whether you have a sprawling boudoir or a compact NYC apartment with “less-than adequate” space, here are some tips for you.
Being organized has its advantages, all throughout your home. How many of us have a not-quite-so-functional closet, either too small or too cluttered? Here are some great ideas on how to use a little bit of creativity and some cleverness to make the most out of your closet storage space.
Closet Storage: Valet Rods (sliding & pull out)
Ever need an extra hand? Valet rods to the rescue. Standard or collapsible rods can be installed in a variety of places. Now you can keep that freshly ironed shirt ready for an upcoming event, or remind yourself what needs to go to the dry cleaners. Continue reading “Organizing Cabinets & Shelves: Closet Space”