The Teen Scene: Decorating Tips For Transitioning A Child’s Bedroom To A Teenager’s Bedroom

If your child has recently turned 13, you may wonder where time has gone, and you may feel a little sentimental as you reflect on their childhood years. It probably seems like yesterday you were decorating the nursery in preparation for the arrival of a new baby. Like it or not, your child is a teenager, and it's time to put childish things in the past, including your child's bedroom. In fact, bedroom makeovers are the perfect birthday gift for new teens. Read More 

Give Your Floor A Burst Of Color - How To Stain Your Hardwood Flooring

If you have hardwood flooring in your home, you may have considered changing the coloring to better match interior walls and decor. Staining hardwood flooring can be a great way to change the appearance without changing the type of floor covering you have grown to love. Here are some guidelines to follow when attempting to stain your hardwood flooring. Materials You Will Need Sander Fine-grit sandpaper Shop vacuum Mop or clean piece of cloth Bucket of water Sponge or clean piece of cloth Stain Polyurethane Paintbrush Preparing The Surface Read More 

Are Plantation Shutters Worth The Extra Cost?

Although plantation shutters are an interior design classic with enduring appeal, many homeowners experience some concern over their installation cost. Because they are often custom made using high-end materials, plantation shutters do tend to cost more than typical drapes or blinds. They make up for this through their longevity, flexibility and beauty, but are they really worth it? If you love the practical and aesthetic value of plantation shutters but are worried about their sticker price, you may be surprised to learn about these four ways they can help recover their initial cost and save you money in the long run. Read More