December Home Improvement Plan

Late winter is the perfect time to clean out your closets and other storage spaces. That way you can donate clothing and other items to get year-end tax deductions. Here are some tips for successful decluttering:   • Work on one closet at a time or the task will get…

4 Easy Elements to Change your Kitchen’s Colour Palette

Swap out these features to give your kitchen a fresher or more seasonal look! Source: Houzz You don’t need weeks or months of remodeling to refresh your kitchen’s palette, especially if you’re starting with a neutral look. Here are four of my favorite elements to add color quickly to any…

November Home Improvement Plan

Whether you live in a suburban split level or a Queen Anne Victorian, architectural trim helps define a room’s style. Adding new trim (also known as molding) or painting what you’ve already got is relatively fast and inexpensive. Here are some options:  Paint all the trim throughout the house the…

October Home Improvement Plan

Give your kitchen a stylish focal point by installing a tile backsplash. (Begin the project soon and you’ll easily be done before Thanksgiving.) Here’s how to get started: • Figure out how much of the wall the new backsplash will cover. Take the dimensions with you when shopping for tile….

A September Interior Home Checklist

Prep your home for cooler weather with these tasks to do in an hour, over a weekend and during the month. From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September is a time of transition….

September Home Improvement Plan

Home maintenance is a year-round job. But getting ready for cold weather needs to happen at exactly the right time: after you’ve turned off the air conditioner but before you’re living with freezing temperatures. Here are some items for your to-do list: • Inspect your furnace. Replace dirty filters, and…

August Home Improvement Plan

Take advantage of August’s warm, dry days to paint the outside of your house. The average exterior paint job lasts 10 years, but you have to do it right. The key to a quality exterior paint job is in the prep.   Here are some tips: • Give the exterior…

Chic Mudrooms with Back-To-School Potential

Your kids back to school days are right around the corner, is your mudroom up for the task? Can it handle the backpacks, shoes, coats, school projects and chaos?   Here is some mudroom inspiration to turn your clutter into a crisp clean space. For more inspiration visit my Pinterest…

Fall Maintenance Checklist

“Thirty days has September” begins the ancient mnemonic rhyme for remembering the number of days in the month, and few months fly by more quickly than the last partial summer month. Interior Maintenance Check for drafts. Feel for drafts around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip is to…

July Home Improvement Plan

Whether you need to clear out a corner or revamp the entire garage, it’s time to organize the space your car calls home.   Here’s how to get started. • Set your priorities. Are you creating room to park a second car, store your outdoor gear, or add a workshop?…