Interior

A few fun accessories, some paint, and a little creativity will give your home a fresh, new look! Even a simple deep clean and reorganization can revamp your home's appearance easily and affordably.

  • Cleaning Upholstery

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Pets, children, and spilled drinks are all enemies of upholstered furniture. Let's face it, accidents happen. No matter how careful you are, your furniture will get dirty over time--dust accumulates and dirt gets dragged inside. Read on for some tips to get your upholstered...

  • Installing Interior Shutters

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Interior shutters serve three main purposes--to block out sunlight, provide privacy and add a great decorative touch to any room. They come in a vast variety of styles and colors, so your options are nearly endless. This guide will show you the basics of interior shutter...

  • How to Paint a Room

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Paint is one the key to creating the atmosphere in a room. A poorly done paint job can ruin the decor in any home. Thankfully, doing the job right isn't a difficult task for any do-it-yourselfer, as long as you have the right tools and a good technique. Read on for some...

  • Cheap Decorating Ideas For Your Home

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 6, 2013

    Bored with your decor? We all would love to redecorate our homes whenever we get the urge, but our budget doesn't always allow for it. Fortunately, you don't have to put a dent in your bank account to give your home a stylish makeover. A little goes a long way when decorating...

  • How to Stain Furniture

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Stripping and refinishing furniture is a great project for do-it-yourselfers. It’s not a difficult task and, once you’ve mastered the skills, you’ll be able to buy any piece of wooden furniture you want, at a flea market or thrift store, and change it’s finish so that it matches...

  • Protecting Your Drapes

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Drapes may not be the first thing you think of when you consider room décor, but they really are essential features of any room. Beyond the color and depth they add to a room, they also provide shade during harsh summer days and get rid of that pesky glare when you're trying to...

  • How to Hang Wallpaper

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Hanging wallpaper is a great alternative to painting a room. While it's possible to paint complex styles and designs, the task requires a great deal of skill and time. Wallpaper allows you to have a distinct and complex design, but is a much easier and less time consuming...

  • Organizing Your Closet

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Closet organization is a task that doesn't necessarily require tools and measuring and can, therefore, be taken on by pretty much anyone. Spending a little time and money could have you shocked at the amount of extra space you have. So, before you go building an addition to hold...

  • Adding Storage Space to a Closet

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Perhaps you need more storage space for your clothes, or you might just want to be better organized. Upgrading your closet by adding new shelves or a bar to hang clothes on is a good solution to either problem. This guide will tell you how to do both. Installing Shelves...

  • Installing a Sliding Door

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    A sliding glass door can be a great feature in your home, one that really opens up a room. Imagine sitting in your kitchen or living room and having a nice big window through which to look and observe the arrival of spring or the falling snow in the winter. In the summer, you can...

  • Applying and Removing Popcorn Ceiling Texture

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    While applying popcorn texture to your ceiling is somewhat time consuming, it isn't a very difficult task. In fact, it's more about having the right tools for the job than it is about having a specific skill set. Here are the tools you'll need: Bucket of soap and water Sponge...

  • Specialty Painting: Faux Finishes

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Faux finishes can give the different rooms in your home a distinctive look. Rather than the standard solid color or even two-toned walls, faux finishes give walls some texture, leaving you with a more unique look. There are countless faux-finishing options - many more than...

  • Specialty Painting: Murals

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Including a mural as part of your wall can bring an entirely new dimension to a room. For example, a mural of an Italian villa, along with matching décor, can make you feel like you're in the real place. There are many different approaches to creating a mural. This guide will...

  • Specialty Painting: Textures

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Textured painting is a popular way to bring some extra dimension to a room. Another benefit is that it tends to hide imperfections in the wall. There are many different textured paints and techniques you can use. This guide will outline some of the common types of textured paints...

  • How to Make Corner Protectors for Frames or Artwork

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on April 9, 2013

    Protecting artwork and framed pictures is important because of the value, both monetary and sentimental, that many people place on the artwork in their home. Maybe the painting is an original work of art that has been passed down from generation to generation, or the picture is...

  • Removing Wallpaper

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    If repainting or re-wallpapering a room, you're going to have to remove any existing wallpaper or other wall coverings. It may be tempting to just tear these off, but doing so can cause damage to the drywall beneath. Going about things the right way may take a little longer up...

  • Drape Washing and Maintenance

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Drapes can add a lot to a room: a splash of color, a little more or less sunlight, and vertical lines to give a sense of height. Even the best drapes can get dirty or damaged for any number of reasons, but, fortunately, simple steps can be taken to clean or repair your drapes....

  • Interior Shutter Install

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    Interior window shutters can add a significant level of sophistication and utility to any room in your home. Instead of using drapes or blinds to regulate the sunlight coming in through the window, the horizontal slats in the shutters (called louvers) open and close, allowing...

  • Painting Interior

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on January 7, 2013

    A new paint job can do wonders for any room. If your paint is chipped, peeling, or scuffed up, it can cheapen the look of your home's interior. A change in color can also completely change the mood and even the sense of space in a room. If you plan on painting or repainting a...

  • Tips for Keeping Your Home Organized

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 13, 2013

    Overcoming the plague of clutter is increasingly difficult when busy lives combine with an over-accumulation of stuff. The more clutter we acquire, the less we want to tackle the task of sorting through it and getting organized. However, an orderly and tidy home will make life...

  • How to Keep Your Home's Interior Looking New

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 27, 2013

    While we all wish we could keep our homes in pristine condition, there's just one problem--we live there. Normal wear and tear from everyday use, foot traffic, and occasional accidents and spills can quickly leave your home looking less than brand new. However, simply...

  • How to Avoid Clutter in Your Home

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 3, 2013

    We accumulate a lot of things over the course of a lifetime. Things we buy, gifts that we're given and trinkets and keepsakes that we find along the way all have a tendency to build up over time. Sometimes we can recognize when our time with a certain item is done and that we...

  • How to Decorate Your Sports Den

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on August 7, 2013

    So maybe you've upgraded to a larger home, or it's just the sports nut in you that must always dedicate a section of your home to your favorite teams, players and traditions. Whatever the case may be for you, decorating is an important part of displaying your team loyalty...

  • Thoughts While Painting a Room

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on September 2, 2015

    It doesn't matter if it's a rented apartment or your dream home--the thought of painting a room or two sounds like a blast. It's like all your childhood dreams of creating masterpieces on your walls have finally come true. However, while painting a room is fun for the first few...

  • Painting and Remodeling Rooms

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on August 27, 2009

    Once you move into your new home, you may want to start remodeling to give it a more personal touch. One great way to give your home a new look is by repainting. You can give each room its own personality and style by using creative color schemes and painting techniques.

  • Organizing Your New Home

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on August 27, 2009

    Whatever the case may be, since you'll be going through all your stuff anyway while you're packing, moving provides a great opportunity for you to get organized.

  • Cleaning Your New Home

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on August 27, 2009

    Also, cleaning your home prior to unpacking gives you the opportunity to scour surfaces that would otherwise be covered and to get to areas that would normally be blocked or hard to reach. The best scenario is one in which you can get to your new home and make sure it's clean...

  • Best Window Treatments for Every Room

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on December 31, 2018

    Windows are great. They can bring in natural light and you can see your beautiful neighborhood. Windows are also another great way to decorate your home. With blinds, curtains, shutters, etc., your windows could become your new focal point. Not only will the décor be beautiful,...

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