Posts tagged "home improvement ideas"
Fun & Uncommon Landscaping Ideas – Topiary

Fun & Uncommon Landscaping Ideas – Topiary

Topiaries are focal points in every garden. They are conversation pieces.  But are the difficult to create and/or maintain? What are the design and build do’s and don’t’s? Read More…

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

At first blush the FontanaArte table lamps/ light fixtures look so basic you might walk right by them.  But just as you do something about them catches your eye. What is it?  Read More…

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products - Safes

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products – Safes

STOP:  Don’t be in the “I-should-have-had-one…” group of homeowners.  Protection of your valuables against theft and fire is not something to be casual about.  Yet most people purchase a safe after loosing their most cherished stuff – in a burglary or to fire.  Read More…

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Kitchen Design: Memo meets Artwork

Stainless kitchen appliances continue to be the rage in kitchen remodels. How about continuing the vernacular of stainless steel surfaces into other highly visible items such as stainless steel message boards.The shiny surface of the stainless has a clean, edgy… Read More…

Green Power - Electricity in Motion

Green Power – Electricity in Motion

Green thinking can start with easy-to-do steps: How about your phone of coffee machine?! Charge your iPhone and/or iPad with Dexim , the Apple charger. This handy cord has visible blue light which moves along the cored while the unit is powering up and turns off when fully charged. For those of us who live with chargers plugged in throughout the house, it’s easy to forget that a device may already be fully charged and… Read More…

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Contrary to public opinion, which often describes veneered or engineered floors as a recent phenomenon with roots in the trend toward green products, veneered floors have been around for a long time.  I can state… Read More…

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

Ladders – Home Improvement Products Everyone Needs

What is the one tool you always need around a house, but you never know where to store it? Answer: It’s long, usually mounted on a garage wall when stored.  You guessed it: A Ladder. It is amazing that so few people have telescopic ladders these days. What can be better Read More…

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Home Improvement Ideas for Condos/Townhouses

Many home improvement ideas are geared to the larger, fancier homes.  For those of us who live in a moderate size condo or townhouse, our choices are quite different, especially in the kitchen. Would that I only had a place I could install a double wall oven…no chance.  Ah, well, not to worry.The day before Thanksgiving last year, Read More…

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Given today’s widespread West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes, everyone who is outdoors needs to take precautions.  Go to any barbeque and hosts are offering their guests a variety of deet containing anti-mosquito sprays before getting to drink selections.  There is one more hidden but real danger… Read More…

Creative Kitchen Remodels – Storage in Unexpected Places

Creative Kitchen Remodels – Storage in Unexpected Places


Spontaneous get-togethers are often the most fun. You want to host your guests with drinks and hors d’oeuvres which means you have to have provisions at the ready.  But – do you have room to store them?  Small kitchen spaces and tight apartments can make this a real challenge.  When I created this storage solution I didn’t realize just how perfect it is.  I cannot image life without itRead More…

Green Home Decor - Cardboard Desks

Green Home Decor – Cardboard Desks

Joining in on the trend of going green, many artists continue to make home improvement products from repurposed trash and everyday materials that we tend to throw out without a second thought. One of these artists, 3D design student Savio Ku, has put an eco-friendly spin on the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Read More…

Wallpaper – Attached or Unattached

Wallpaper – Attached or Unattached

Just when you thought home décor was done with wallpapers and faux finish wall treatments were the rage in comes a whole new wallpaper experience: Wallpaper is self-adhesive and peels easily. Read More…