Controlling your homes privacy is a big deal for homeowners. Understanding how to maximize natural lighting without sacrificing the level of privacy that makes you feel comfortable at home is an art form. That’s why privacy glass is becoming a huge talking point for those looking to enhance their home. We’ve pulled together a few examples of how homeowners are utilizing privacy glass to turn ordinary doors into beautiful and welcoming entryways. Check it out!Details
Wrought Iron is a classic design style that has been around for a long time. The natural old world style combines sturdiness with elegance, making for a truly unique decor choice for any style home. And what better way to maximize it’s effect than using wrought iron right on your entryway to set the tone for the rest of the home! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite entryways that utilize wrought iron to create a stunning entryway.Details
The era of personalization is among us. Adding your personal touch to your decor and style brings uniqueness and customization that can really make your home stand apart from the rest. It can also add a lot of curb appeal in the process. That’s why we’ve pulled together some of the best ways to really personalize and update your entryway.Details
Checkout the top decor trends to expect this 2017. Start the new year with a plan to hit your #2017HomeGoals with timeless trends for your home decor. We’re taking a dive into some of the hottest trends coming into the new year.Details
If you thought the only way to dress your house up for Christmas was with red and green color schemes, white twinkle lights, and Santa-themed decorations, think again! From out-of-the-ordinary color combinations to non-traditional Christmas trees, getting creative with your decor this holiday season is a fun (and stylish) way to get in the spirit. Check out these five, funky Christmas decor trends that everyone can try. If you’re feeling in a little bit of a decor rut, they’ll be a perfect pick-me-up for your home this holiday season.Details
Are you counting down the days until Christmas? We certainly are! Here at Zabitat, we’ll be celebrating the final days leading up to Christmas with 12 days of special Christmas savings. Snag that last-minute gift for a friend or family member, or treat yourself to a home improvement upgrade. Either way, you don’t want to miss out on these deals! Keep reading to see what we’re bringing you each day of this epic Christmas savings event.Details
Snow-covered rooftops. A warm cozy fire. Kids bundled up in coats, hats, gloves, and scarves… We often only think of winter and the holiday season the same stereotypical way in which media, films, and advertisements so often portray them. But if you live in a part of the country that doesn’t experience snow, or if you’re lucky enough to live near an ocean, your version of the holidays might look a little bit different.Details
Fall is the time of year when we look for ways to get a fresh start. It’s a season that inspires change, motivates us to begin new projects, and urges us to (quite literally!) turn over a new leaf. When the fall season comes along, you might find yourself looking to make some changes around…Details
We’re more than halfway through 2016, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to update your house with the biggest design trends of the year. We’ve searched high and low to bring you the most creative, buzzworthy trends that will give the interior of your home an instant facelift. #1. Minimalist Kitchens Open concept kitchens…Details
Check any design or decor blog and you’ll see advice about painting your front door. It’s the perfect project for boosting curb appeal on a budget. However, what’s the right color to paint your door? There are so many choices and your front door is an extremely visible part of your home’s design. One of…Details
We love a good weekend DIY project, especially when it saves money in the long run. Replacing or adding decorative door glass to your front door and changing out your door hardware are simple, easy ways to give your entryway an upgrade. Check out six of our favorite DIY front door design projects below, and…Details
Wrought iron is a trend we just can’t get enough of. With an artisanal look and an old-world feel, wrought iron design will give your entryway a boost of both character and curb appeal. Plus, wrought iron inspired door glass complements a wide variety of home styles, making it an easy and approachable way to…Details
With a mix of beauty and brawn, wrought iron has been a favorite for centuries. Now that the term wrought iron has expanded to become associated with the design style of filigree lace metal work seen on old colonial buildings, a trend has developed. Homeowners wanting to give their home that distinctive Old World feel…Details
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And while roses and chocolates are a safe bet when it comes to gifts for the one you love, why not surprise your significant other with something more personal?
Here at Zabitat, we believe that home improvement is the gift that keeps on giving! Check out these fun, creative ways to show your love on Valentine’s Day with 10 home-improvement ideas and products to share with your partner.
1. Outdoor String Lights
Nothing fancies up a back patio like a few strands of string lights. This pair, the Brooklyn Outdoor String Lights in black, comes from one of our favorite home decor sites, One King Lane.
Individual strands are 48 inches in length, and you can string up to four sets together (1500 watts) to create a beautiful, romantic outdoor escape for you and your love. Pop open the champagne, turn on the string lights, and spend Valentine’s Day gazing at the stars on your new-and-improved patio!
2. Decorative Door Glass
Treat your lady like the princess she is with new decorative door glass from our Princess collection. She’ll feel like royalty when this stunning yet timeless glass transforms her front door from boring to beautiful.
Want to really make her day? Show off your DIY skills by installing the new door glass yourself. Check out our instruction video and you’ll be ready to pull off a swoon-worthy surprise!
3. Video & Air Quality Monitor
For the tech-lover in your life, this product from Withings is sure to be a Valentine’s Day showstopper. This smart home product pairs with your mobile device and syncs with an app (available for both iOS and Android) to send you alerts when noise and movement are detected in your home. It also monitors overall air quality and spikes in pollution. The perfect gift for frequent travelers or those wanting to get more out of their home security.
4. Rose Tree
Forget a bouquet of a dozen roses, your valentine deserves an entire tree! Through BrighterBlooms, you can order a Knockout Rose Tree and have it delivered right to your door. These trees are relatively low-maintenance and thrive in most areas of the country for nine months out of the year.
If you really want to go above and beyond, you can treat your lady like a true Queen of Hearts and plant her a rose tree garden. BrighterBlooms discounts each tree when you purchase three or more, so use this chance to buy in bulk and create an outdoor oasis your valentine will love.
5. Decorative Wall Sign
This simple yet heartfelt gift is sure to warm your valentine’s heart when they see it hanging on the wall. Handmade on Etsy, we love the chalkboard look of this sign and think it looks great in the kitchen, bedroom, or office.
6. August Smart Locks
Give the gift of on-the-go home security this Valentine’s Day with another tech-inspired solution, August Smart Locks. With August Smart Locks, you can lock and unlock your home right from your smartphone. Set passcodes to eliminate the need for keys, and control who can or cannot access your home all within the August Smart Home app (available for both iOS and Android). If that’s not enough, August Smart Locks are compatible with Nest and only take 10 minutes to install — a gift in and of itself, don’t you think?
7. Area Rug
Nothing spices up a room like a colorful new area rug. This Barcelona Red area rug from Wayfair reminded us of Valentine’s Day with it’s cheerful, rich color palette and unique pattern. Put this rug down in the kitchen, place a bouquet of roses in a vase, pour a couple glasses of wine, and there you have it — the perfect Valentine’s Day.
If you promised your valentine a candle-lit dinner, she’ll be shocked when she finds out this is what you really meant (in a good way!).
Nothing screams romance more than a new chandelier, especially this one from our friends at Bellacor. With six lights and a white, distressed finish, we think this chandelier will look great in your farmhouse-chic dining room, bedroom, or bathroom.
9. Vermont Wooden Doormat
Stop! (In the name of love, of course) And take off your shoes.
Keep your beautiful floors clean with a beautifully-designed floor mat. A gift appreciated by busy moms everywhere, this is a mudroom solution that not only works, but looks great, too. Each of these doormats from JKAdams is made from white pine wood that will last through years and years of use, no matter how harsh your winter is.
10. Retractable Screen Door
Our Brisa screen doors aren’t just a gift your valentine will treasure, it’s something the whole family will enjoy. Say goodbye to the noise and finger-smashing danger of your old hinged screen door, and instead, say hello to our sleek, retractable screens by Brisa. This fresh approach to fresh air will make you (and your valentine’s) heart sing!
You can learn more about Brisa Retractable Screen Doors here, on our website.
No matter what you decide to gift your significant other on Valentine’s Day, we hope you have a fun-filled holiday full of love, laughter, and if you so choose … home improvement!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Looking for more home improvement ideas? Check out this blog post we wrote on how to upgrade your entryway. You’ll find some other great gift ideas there, too!