Installing a Tile Countertop

Updating your kitchen’s countertop is a good way to give your kitchen a face lift and improve your home’s value. If you’re paying a contractor to do it for you, it can get pricey fast. Fortunately, there are a number of DIY options to fit your budget. In this article, you may not get a full … [Read more...]

Home Makeover Planning Tips

There’s something about the start of a new year that inspires a fresh start. Many homeowners will choose to give their homes a facelift in 2015. Whether you’ve budgeted all year long or are planning a splurge with your tax return, it’s important to plan ahead when making major changes to your decor. … [Read more...]

PPG Pittsburgh Paints’ Color of the Year Blue Paisley

Blue Paisley as seen on Pinterest Blue Paisley has been announced as the color of 2015 by Pittsburgh Paints. It is a bold blue with just a hint of green and has a bohemian look to it. It promises to liven up bland rooms and replace neutral tones with light and vibrancy. As with any bold color, the … [Read more...]

Artwork Lighting Techniques

You’ve chosen the perfect piece to complement your home’s decor to stir up a conversation when guests enter the room. However, selecting the right technique for lighting your artwork is as important as the piece itself. You’ll need to consider the light intensity, bulb type, lighting style and … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Artwork for Your Home in the Desert

Perhaps you’re an art enthusiast and want to give your home an air of sophistication. Maybe you see art as a smart investment, but want to choose a piece that will look great with your decor. If you’re new to selecting art for your home, read through these tips to get an idea of what to look for and … [Read more...]

Creating Continuity with Color in La Quinta

The increasing popularity of open floor plans in today’s homes presents some unique decorating challenges. How do you give each room an individual focus without its colors clashing with the decor in the rooms adjoining it? Use these tips to create a unified look in your home.Ribbon of … [Read more...]

5 DIY Network Shows That Teach Home Improvement and Repair

What if you could be entertained and learn how to improve or repair your home at the same time? With these informative shows from the DIY Network, you can do just that. Read on for an introduction to each show and a brief overview of what you can expect to see. This New House You may recognize … [Read more...]

How LONG Could a Remodel Take??

We have been discussing renovation and staging recently and I’m sure you’ve been wondering how long it can take for some projects. It does depend on what we run into once the project starts like unforeseen repairs, product delays or weather.However, there are a few projects that are a bit easier … [Read more...]

July 2014 Newsletter

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