Winter is here in full force and with it come higher than normal utility bills. The good news is that there are many ways you can reduce your utility costs during cold months. Learn more in the article 5 Quick and Easy Ways to "Green" Your Home for the Winter at the Huffington Post or read on for our favorite four tips. 1. Invest in a programmable thermostat One of the easiest, most cost-effective steps you can take to reduce the amount of energy you use is to invest in a programmable … [Read more...] about 4 Simple Ways to Greenify Your Home for Winter
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There are many reasons you may want a non-traditional way to hang your curtains. Whether you simply want a different look, or you’re trying to save money, Half Price Drapes has some unique ideas to get your creativity rolling. 1. Turn a leather-strap into a curtain rod This is great for those areas with very little room. When windows are high and corners are tight it can be very challenging to hang a traditional curtain rod. All you need to do is grab a set of saddle-grade leather straps. You … [Read more...] about 3 Unique Money-Saving Ways to Hang Your Curtains
Finding the perfect gift for the creative professionals in your life can be a huge challenge. Whether they’re an artist, a writer, an interior designer, or another type of creative person, these are five ideas they’ll be excited to unwrap. 1. A magazine subscription It’s true that magazine subscriptions as a whole are on the decline, but there are a few industries in which this isn’t the case. Creative efforts are one example. While many types of media are just as impressive online as it is in … [Read more...] about 5 Gifts for Creative Professionals
Are you moving? Have you been trying to sell your house without success? The New York Times just published an article titled Essential Home Staging Tips that offers the best advice we’ve seen in years. Check it out or keep reading for our favorite of their tips. Cut down on clutter Most experts agree that the most important part of preparing your home for sale is to tidy up. Take items you don’t need and sell them, store them, donate them, or otherwise dispose of them. The less clutter you … [Read more...] about Essential Home Staging Tips from the New York Times
Has your bathroom seen better days? Is it hopelessly outdated? Are you struggling to know where to start revamping it? We have tons of ideas for you that will kick start your creative juices. You don’t have to paint the entire room Most people know that painting the bathroom will have a huge impact on the way it looks. However, they’re often hesitant to take on this project because it can feel overwhelming. The good news is that you don’t have to paint the entire bathroom to have an impact. … [Read more...] about Bathroom Makeover Basics: Are You Ready for a Facelift?
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll show your sweetie how special they are to you. A great option is to create a romantic dinner at home. These four ideas will help make it even more romantic. 1. Make appetizers ahead of time You do want appetizers for your date to much on while you prepare the main meal, but you don’t want to be trying to take care of a hundred things at once. Make something that can be prepared well ahead of time. Serve … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Perfect a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner