If you’re thinking about selling your home, you probably want to be sure prospective buyers will see it in the best possible light. Chances are, however, that if you’ve been living in your home for many years, there are repairs you need to make to increase its curb appeal. The problem, of course, is that those repairs can be expensive, and you might wonder if making them will pay off in the long run. The Good News: Home Improvements Are Worth It—If You Do It Yourself. According to Remodeling Magazine, on average you’ll recoup about 65% of the costs of home improvement projects if you sell your home within 1 year. That of course assumes you’re paying someone else to make those improvements—but the cost drops dramatically if you do the repairs yourself.Details
The old saying goes that “home is where you hang your hat” but for a lot of us, that isn’t good enough. For some, a home isn’t someplace you live, but a place you live to be. It’s a place where you are surrounded by family and friends. It’s more than just four walls, a kitchen, some bathrooms, and a place to sleep. You have worked to make your house a home. Home is a place to relax, to entertain, and a place to interact with the people in your life. It’s a place to find comfort and get away from it all, but also a place to be social and a space to share with others. But your home doesn’t just begin and end at the threshold of your front door. Your home is whatever you want to make it! And your outdoors aren’t anymore a place where you just put water on your lawn anymore than your home is some kind of glorified hat rack!
There is a whole other aspect of your home just waiting for you outside your doors. For someone with your enthusiasm for DIY projects, it’s all within your reach!Details
Home heating and cooling costs increase every year and we all wish we could do something about it, but often have no idea where to begin. We talk to our friends and family to see what, if anything, they are doing to keep the warm or cool air the are paying for inside their homes. There are easy things you can do to keep the warm inside when needed and vise versa. Once you master these some of these small projects looking into other ways to save money is going to come naturally.Details
Are you ready for a home remodel? Or, maybe you’re preparing to sell your home? Whatever the situation may be, there are many do-it-yourself projects you can complete on your own, and on a budget. Follow along to discover three home updates you can do to help modernize the look of your current space.Details
Energy efficiency is on everyone’s minds these days, whether they are looking for a new home or making improvements to the one they live in now. Some of these upgrades require significant investments of time and energy, and it may be necessary to have a profession do the work. Some are quick, easy fixes that may not have occurred to you earlier. Still others add a unique design element family and friends will comment on for years to come.Details
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.Details
If you’re a weekend DIYer who’s always looking for a new project, we’ve come up with 8 great ones that not only make aesthetic improvements, but actually add real value to your home. None will break the bank — or your back — either! Ready? All set? Here we go …Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
When it comes to home ownership, there’s always that lingering feeling of how to improve your curb appeal. The thought of making small adjustments to your home that can help there overall appeal of your house can go along way in maintaining a wonderful place to live as well as increasing the overall value of your home. Curb appeal is effected greatly by the entrance of the home. It’s the major part of the home that usually faces the road and is the first greeting your home makes to approaching guests. Since we are experts on entryways, we thought we’d share with you our quick wins on making a statement with your entryway.Details
As the weather starts to cool off and the hustle and bustle of summer winds down, it’s time for us homeowners to knock some home improvement projects off the to-do list. It’s the perfect time to get in a little work to help prepare your home for colder months and increase your home’s value all at the same time! We’ve compiled some great DIY projects that you can quickly check-off this fall to get you started during this beautiful time of year.Details
Being a homeowner means a never end to-do list of chores and home upgrades to personalize your space, freshen up dated areas, and also increase the overall value of your home. But renovations get expensive, really quickly. That’s why doing your homework and understanding which projects are going to yield the most value will help you maximize your space on a budget. Get the most bang for your buck with every project and tackle the ones that will make the biggest impact quickly. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick hit-list of projects you should consider to maximize your homes value while working with a tight budget. Checkout these home upgrades you can make and start checking them off the list today.Details
Blinds have become a staple in every household. It’s almost a necessity in order to control your home’s privacy. Blinds are easy to install and come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors, and applications for you to get the perfect look depending on the window you’re working on. However, there has been a big miss in the blinds market. The problem with blinds is that they don’t really work on doors. Any door that has a window in it could benefit from blinds, but when you put blinds on a door, you run into all sorts of annoying problems.
That’s why you’ve gotta see how great these Enclosed Blinds are. ODL literally took traditional blinds and built them inside glass panels for your door. The outcome is incredible. Here are the top 7 reasons why you should consider upgrading your door with blinds between glass.Details