7 Easy DIY Projects That Will Increase Your Home Value

Being a responsible, forward-thinking homeowner is all about property value. Even if you currently adore the home you’re in, you may eventually want to sell it to move up, move somewhere else, or just for a change of pace because you can. When that happens, naturally you want to get the highest possible value for the home and one of the best things about being a homeowner is the ability to improve your property value as a hobby over time. Many people do a big DIY improvement every summer, renovating the kitchen, building a playroom, or improving the garage shop.

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Traditional Window Treatments Versus Enclosed Blinds For Your Entryway

If you have a door or entryway that features a window, you may be concerned about your home’s privacy and security. Untreated windows are an opportunity for someone to take an unannounced peek into your personal space. This could put your property at risk for crime or intruders. So what are your options when it comes to adding window treatments to the entryways in your home?

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#TransformationTuesday: Decorative Door Glass

This #TransformationTuesday, we’re looking at entryway projects that completely enhance the look of your door using decorative glass inserts. We wanted to show how real homeowners are taking their ordinary doors and turning them into beautiful focal points in their home. Simply be adding glass to a solid door, or replacing existing glass that is outdated / out of style, you can completely transform the look of your entrance. The great part is that these door remodeling projects are easy to DIY in less than an hour. With minimal time and a small investment, you’ll increase your curb appeal and really enjoy ‘Enlightened Living’ with a totally new entryway.

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DIY Projects to Prepare Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to start preparing your outdoor space for the upcoming season. You have been dreaming all winter about enjoying the sunshine and outdoors, and now is the perfect time to tackle those DIY projects in order to do so. Here is a list of a few summer projects that can help spruce up your outdoor space and help you relax in it this summer.

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DIY Projects to Get Your Home Ready for Summer Living

Spring is a great time of year to undertake home improvement projects. Something about spring weather inspires homeowners to let in the light, shake off the cobwebs, and tackle projects that have been delayed or neglected due to bad winter weather or the busy holiday season. While summer may still seem a distant future, it’s a great time to start preparing your home for summer living. In the season of warm weather, barbecues, and outdoor living, your indoor/outdoor traffic will increase, and warm weather can also bring unwanted heat into your home. Take some time this spring to get the most out of summer with these home improvement projects:

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Five Home Design Trends for 2018

Whether you follow the latest trends or want to do your own thing, finding out what is popular is a great way of getting ideas that inspire you. While some trends are focused on the latest popular colors or style, all of them are useful as guides for your home upgrade projects and even if you do not follow a trend exactly, you still get the benefits of that spark of creativity that comes with taking a look.

Here are five home design trends for 2018 that might just inspire you with something unique and personal to your own preferences.

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5 Amazing Entryway Enhancement Projects That Will Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Take a moment to look at your home’s entryway and evaluate it from an objective standpoint. Does it feel warm, inviting and welcoming, or is it sending another message entirely? The truth is, your home’s entrance has a huge impact on the way it’s perceived by others. This is most important when you’re trying to sell, but it also contributes to the way you feel about your home. A run down, dark, cluttered entryway brings your mood, and the perceived value of your home, down. Thankfully, there are some easy ways that you can enhance your entry and increase your home’s curb appeal, and brighten your spirits at the same time.

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#TransformationTuesday – Patio Door Glass

Patios make a big impact for connecting your indoor space to your outdoor space. Being able to connect your home with your patio can make your home feel larger and more spacious. That’s why patio doors have been a big hit in newer homes. Homeowners love them, but sometimes it causes concerns from losing out on privacy through these large entryways. Many solutions exist to try and control the privacy through your patio doors, but nothing compares to utilizing Blinds Between Glass.

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10 Valentine’s Gifts For The Home Improvement DIYer

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Here’s some home improvement gifts, just for you. Every DIYer out there knows that home improvements are gifts that never end. If you’re looking for a creative, fun and inspiring way to show your love for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, then you don’t have to look any further. We’ve compiled a list of 10 home improvement ideas/products that will definitely get your adoration across.

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How To Install Enclosed Door Blinds for your Entryway

One of the best upgrades you can make to your door is by adding Enclosed Blinds. These blinds are in-between the glass panels which offers many benefits over traditional door blinds. We’ve helped homeowners across the country transform their doors with blinds between glass and the results are amazing. What is even better yet is how easy it is to do this project yourself. We of course offer our world class installation service for installing glass, but if you’re outside the coverage zone or you just love DIY projects, you can tackle this on your own in less than an hour. Take a look at our guide on how easy it is to install Enclosed Blinds from ODL.

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#TransformationTuesday: Blinds Between Glass

Letting in natural sunlight is a great way to make your home feel more open and welcoming. The natural light also increases energy efficiency as you don’t need as many lighting fixtures to keep a room well lit during the day. That’s why homeowners are loving the idea of having glass in their doors because it turns an area that is normally dark into a huge source for natural sunlight. There is a downfall to clear door glass, and that is trying to control your homes privacy.

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Benefits of Decorative Door Glass Inserts for your Entryway

Your home’s entryways is like the front cover of a book. It speaks volumes and sets the tone for the experience throughout your home. It’s the first thing people see as they approach and it’s the last moment they have before they leave. The entrance is the focal point for your homes curb appeal. So, we take it pretty serious. That’s why we work hard to make sure your getting the most out of your entryway, and that starts with the door. Specifically, the door glass.

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The Top 10 Beautiful Home Improvement Projects for 2018

For the home improvement enthusiasts, a new year is an incredibly exciting time. This is your change completely reinvent one or more aspects of your home, wow your guests, and really show your creative side. Some people are completely DIY, others delight in enlisting the help of others to install their vision of decor and glamor. Whether you’re already clipping examples out of home decor magazines or still debating with your friends over the proper color for lamp shades, we’re here with a great set of suggestions hot off the press for 2018.

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Modern Home Design is Making It’s Mark All Across the Country

Modern homes are popping up in some unlikely places across the U.S. and Canada, and are proving that “modern” doesn’t necessarily translate to “cold” or “sterile”. Interesting, unique, stand-out details are better ways to describe the best modern homes today. Clean lines and sleek materials are being “warmed” by wood accents and lots of glass in the form of varying window heights and design-savvy entry door inserts, allowing a modern home to become a glowing art statement at night when the lights come on.

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