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.
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.
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:
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.
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 …
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
With the holiday’s right around the corner, what better way to spend our Transformation Tuesday with reviewing some of the top entryway enhancement you can make to your home? Greet your guests with a transformed entrance by simply adding or replacing decorative glass. These projects take less than an hour, but the impact it will leave on our home will last a lifetime.
We pulled together 15 incredible door transformations to help inspire the DIYer in you. Once you’re ready to tackle that door project, head on over to our store and shop thousands of door glass options that will help you completely transform the look of your entryway.