We are a DIY culture, therefore, landlords are not necessarily unknown people who seem intimidating. Landlords are more than likely a next door neighbor...or maybe even you. My husband and I are landlords. Our goal is to make our rental property a place where people really want to live. Here are some budget friendly updates that, in our experience, have renter appeal. If you do only one or all of these things your rental has serious potential to be "renter friendly" for the longhaul.
You move into a rental and everything about the house is what you need, except that kitchen backsplash. It's unchangeable and you have to look at it every day. Here are some things you can do to make that undesirable backsplash a little more bareable or maybe even loved.
We're oh-so-close to warm weather and budding trees up here in New England, but we're just not quite there yet. So why not bring the outdoors in while we're waiting? Here are ten of our favorite ways to use pieces of nature inside to get us into the springtime mood.
Do you have a place you would like to put a light fixture but there is no electrical box to install one? If installing a light fixture is not an option here are some creative solutions that might work for you.
It's a common problem. You found an awesome apartment that you love, but the landlord won't let you put any holes in the walls. Or perhaps you have impenetrable brick or cement walls. Don't panic - you can still fill your space with unique artwork and wall treatments! Read on to check out ten of our favorite ideas.
I you live in a rental and have an ugly ceiling fan, or maybe just a plain one, here are some easy ways to update your rental ceiling fan.
Most of us are not blessed with a limitless home decorating budget, but that doesn't mean that your space has to look cheap. Here are ten simple ways to make your house or apartment look high-end without spending the big bucks.
This is not a post about deceiving your landlord. This post is about updates you can make to your rental that more than likely don't need your landlord's permission. My husband and I are landlords. Rentals are a part of our full-time job; so here are some things WE wouldn't mind you doing if you lived in our rentals ... and I bet your landlord might feel the same way.
Great design content is all around us it sometimes can be overwhelming. There are so many good ones that I could list but I decided to post the 7 that I check consistantly. These seven websites and blogs I use for inspiration, advice, and are my resources for great DIY.
Air plants, also known as Tillandsia, are a wonderful way to add greenery to your home without the maintenance of a regular houseplant. They do require water, but they don't need to be planted in soil so they can be placed in all kinds of unique spots in your home. Here are ten of our favorite ways to display air plants.
Maybe it's not in everyone's budget to create the ultimate bathroom... but we sure can dream, right? There's nothing wrong with drooling over a few stunning inspiration photos. Here are ten gorgeous relaxing retreats that look like they belong in a spa.
Sometimes it's nice to hold an actual book in your hands, isn't it? Especially when you're doing something as creative as crafting. That's why we've compiled a shopping guide with ten of our very favorite books that will help you kickstart your journey into the world of DIY projects. Read on to check 'em out!
I will admit that pastel colors are not my favorite so when Pantone revealed the two colors of the year it challenged me a little. I do have this theory that black can make any color awesome so it was the first thought in my head when trying to style with these colors. Here are three spaces that show you how you can style Rose Quartz and Serenity with good old fashioned black.
If you're contemplating starting your own creative business but don't know where to begin, you're not alone. The prospect of becoming your own boss can be a daunting one. So today I'm sharing ten online resources that have been invaluable to me throughout my journey to becoming a small business owner. And the best part? Most of them are free!
If you live in a colder climate, you're probably starting to get sick of winter. I know I am. And while spring may seem like it's a long way off, it will be here sooner than you think. So to help you survive these last few weeks of cold weather, we have ten gorgeous DIY projects that will help you bring the outdoors into your home.
While Pinterest and other online resources can be a great source of inspiration when you feel a 'crafternoon' coming on, oftentimes nothing beats a good old fashioned craft book for getting those creative juices flowing. Click through to see my favourite reads.
Painted fireplaces have become a trend in the last decade and in someways, in the DIY world, our attention has been diverted from beauty of natural stone fireplaces. Dont get me wrong, I love a good painted fireplace. There have been a few brick/stone fireplaces that have been victim to my paint brush...for good reason. Today's post is a good reminder that natural stone fireplaces can make a beautiful statement in any style of home...even modern ones. Here are ten natural fireplaces that might make you want to put down your paintbrush and consider stone.
Are you always surfing the web for the latest inspiring interiors? Constantly browsing through your endless list of décor blogs? I'm with ya - it seems that my interior design Pinterest board may burst at any moment. Because I LOVE reading design blogs so much, I thought I'd share my top ten. Here are my very favorites that I don't think I could live without.
Valentine's Day is coming up quickly, and it's a common opinion that most men are difficult to buy for... so why not make a thoughtful gift for him instead? Here are ten of our very favorite DIY gifts from around the web for that special guy in your life.
Still life has never looked so fresh. That's because Teri's take on the genre is light, airy and crisp. The raw shapes cut out of tissue paper is what does it. A collection of the produce--including a