Home Need An Overhaul? Two Good Reasons To Hire An Interior Designer

After you've had your home set up a certain way for a while, it's normal to feel like it's time for a change. Coming home to the exact same interior design can get a bit boring and when the itch sets in for something new you know you need to scratch it. Although you are probably used to always rearranging your own furniture it's totally okay to take a different route.

Tips For Landscaping Lights That Won't Annoy Your Neighbors

From highlighting your home's architectural details to creating a safe path to the front door at night, when it comes to developing a landscape lighting design, there are several factors to consider. Unfortunately, there is one factor that is often overlooked: how your landscape lighting impacts your neighbors. According to the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Taskforce, light trespassing occurs when unwanted light shines into your home or onto your property. Don't allow light trespassing to impact your relationship with your neighbors, and instead avoid it by following these simple tips.

Four Unique Ways To Fill Your Picture Frames

Do you have more picture frames than you know what to do with? Don't throw them away, and don't pack them in a box until you accumulate enough portraits to fill them. Here are four unique ways to fill your wall frames and use them to add pizzazz to your space. 1. Printed Canvas Look at beach shops, art supply stores, and even feed stores for printed pieces of canvas. You can cut one of these pieces of canvas so that just the text is showing, and then frame that piece of canvas.

3 Window Treatments For Your Baby's Nursery

When you are putting together your baby's nursery, it is important that no detail is forgotten. This is true when it comes to the window treatments. You not only want the windows to look complete, but you want them to meet you and your baby's needs as well. There are certain window treatments that are perfect for your baby's nursery, and three of them will be discussed here.  Cordless Blinds 

Five Reasons Granite Countertops Are Going To Change Your Life

If you are planning on redoing your kitchen, or even simply updating the countertops, you want to consider granite. Here are five reasons this choice is going to change your life: Granite Countertops are Maintenance Free: Okay, so you might need to wipe down the granite countertops with some soap and water every once in a while, but that's it. Granite countertops are virtually maintenance free because they do not easily stain or scratch.

What Are You Doing Wrong In Decorating Your Home?

Interior design is far more complicated than many people realize. To successfully decorate a home, a mixture of restraint, good taste, and attention to detail is needed. Unfortunately, some homeowners fall short in one or all of these areas and end up with a home that could be better decorated. If you are decorating your home, here are some design mistakes to watch out for: Selecting Disproportionate Furnishings One of the most commonly made mistakes by amateur designers is they fail to consider the scale and proportion of items in their designs.

Drapes, Liners, And Curtain Rods: How To Make Them All Work

If you've seen those lushly decorated windows where there is a flowing, sheer liner and heavy drapes, you know that you can't just toss those on a curtain rod and call it a day. In order to be able to open the drapes but keep the liner closed, the two window coverings have to be installed or used in a specific manner. The problem is that you need to be able to pull back the drapes without also pulling back the liner, and if you've got only one curtain rod up, you have to make a few changes.

FAQ About Staging A House

Not being able to sell a house after it has been on the market for a long time can be discouraging, especially when you need the money. Sometimes the only reason for a house not being able to be sold is due to the way it is being marketed. Your house must be presentable enough to give potential buyers a reason to want it, such as by making them feel cozy when they are viewing it.

How To Justifiably Increase Rental Property Fees

Renting houses out to tenants is a great way to bring in a satisfactory income. If you choose the right kind of tenants, you can count on rental payments coming in by a specific date each month. There are actually techniques that can be used for getting higher rental payments from tenants. You must make sure that your rental houses are as desirable as possible. Take a look at this article to learn about some of the things that can be done to make your houses worthy of higher rental fees.