Uncovering your own personal style when decorating your new home can seem like a daunting task. To aid in the discovery of personal style, think about what your overall preferences are in home interior décor and design.
The key to creating a successful spring garden that lasts into the summer is to plan for it early. Visualize how your garden looked last year, and how you used it. Did some plants not thrive in that space? Were garden items difficult to get around? Perhaps some foliage was trampled because the area lacked a footpath, or the landscape was crying out for a water feature.
It is startling how many chemicals exist in our homes. Even if you don’t feel the negative effects, it’s not healthy to regularly inhale such substances in an enclosed space. Everyone should consider detoxifying their indoor environment.
One doesn’t normally think of snow storms in the southern part of the United States, but lately it seems that snow, wildfires and flooding can occur anywhere and anytime of the year. Even though we have mild winters here in the South, it is best to be prepared and know what to do if there is a snowstorm in the forecast.
Holidays are not the time for procrastination, particularly if you are planning to have guests stay with you. Giving your home a top-to-bottom cleaning is not fun, so this might be a prime reason for procrastination. Don’t do it. You want to be ready for your guests when they arrive and being prepared with a clean, organized house in advance will give you more time for that last-minute shopping.
Decorations, presents and carols are all a wonderful part of the holiday season, but what really makes it special is the spirit of giving that comes out in all of us during the holidays. It is truly the season of giving. To make giving of yourself, your money or your time even more rewarding, make it a family affair.
Whether you have invited many guests or just one, and whether they are staying overnight or longer, you want them to feel welcome and comfortable in your home. This can mean anything from a thoroughly cleaned house to personal touches for each guest.
Thanksgiving dinner brings to mind lots of family and friends sitting around a spacious dining table enjoying the classic holiday foods: turkey, yams, sage stuffing and that ubiquitous green-bean casserole. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without certain family traditions and each family has their own idea of tradition when it comes to Thanksgiving.
The holidays are almost here. Being organized and planning ahead is a great way to enjoy this merriest of seasons. The best way to remain calm and have fun is to make your plans early and create an organized to-do list to carry out your projects leaving no time for panic and plenty of time to enjoy the season with family, friends and guests. Here are some tips and tricks to keep you organized this season...
The weather in November in South Carolina is pleasant and mild with low temperatures around 45° and highs from 65-70°. This is fortunate for residents and tourists alike because there are many exciting things to do and see in South Carolina in November, many of them outdoors. There are art festivals, music festivals and festivals of lights to be enjoyed almost every day of the month, so put on a light jacket and comfortable shoes, get out there and discover some fabulous seasonal events. Here are some of the best events, but there are other exciting things to do, see and hear happening all over the state every November.
Painting a room is one of the few redecorating projects jobs that is truly a DIY event. Fortunately, changing the color of a room also delivers a huge impact – one which your family and friends are sure to notice. It is not difficult to achieve a professional look, but certain steps must be followed, and adequate time allotted to pull off an expert finish to all painted surfaces.
Homeowners definitely have advantages over renters. There are the well-known financial rewards of tax deductions and also the security of making a sound investment. Homeowners end up reaping the rewards of their home investment rather than giving thousands of dollars every year to a landlord as a tenant. One of the lesser-appreciated benefits of homeownership is being able to enjoy more privacy.
Spring is traditionally the time for weddings and buying a new home. But according to Trulia, that has changed and now both getting married and buying a home have moved to the fall months. This is actually a good thing for the new home shopper and perhaps for the happy couple as well. Here are more insights from the experts on the subject.
Buying that first new home is both fun and frustrating. To accentuate the fun and diminish the frustration, follow the sound advice of the professional real estate team at Landmark 24 Homes. The team is there to smooth the way for the novice homebuyer as well as the veteran. No one can go wrong with buying a Landmark 24 home with the many floor plans, price tags and desirable locations.
Buying a new home means big changes in life. When you move, everything gets turned upside-down. True, moves are ranked among life’s most intense stressors, but there are plenty of benefits to making a move, too. In many cases, change is good. It might be just what the doctor ordered, particularly when you are about to begin a new life chapter such as starting a family, getting married and purchasing your first home as a couple, or even retiring.
Making your dining area the heart of your family gatherings day in and day out as a place for sharing meals, doing homework and visiting with one another translates to a more relaxed and comfortable dining space.
There are so many ways for us to be happy in our homes, not the least of which is that we get to call the shots! From paint color, to what type of flowers and landscaping, to the type of countertops and cabinets, and what time we get up and go to bed, we’re the boss. But on a deeper and more meaningful level, we are in control of building, creating and nurturing the people, values and qualities in our home that bring us a deep sense of contentment.