Hey everyone! If you were following along closely with the Curbly House makeover, you might have noticed a room missing from last week's full reveal: the basement! This room was pretty grody (is that a word?) when we bought the house, so when The Home Depot asked us to do a room makeover using their shiplap appearance board product, we knew it would have a big impact in the space. But even we weren't prepared for how much better the room turned out. Click over to Home Depot to read the full tutorial on creating your own shiplap accent wall, and scroll down to see more photos of the finished room ...
You know what they say: "When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." But what about if you have a bunch of different kinds of hammers? The truth is, like any other tool, hammers are specialized for many different tasks, and having the right one can be the difference between doing a job correctly and not finishing it at all. Here's a little guide to hammers on the different types we think...
Organization: you either love it or hate it. No matter your stance, having a good system of organizing is the key to a clean, calm living space. And who doesn't want that? We've rounded up our favorite organization tips and DIY projects to help turn your home into the oasis it should be.What are your favorite organization tips? Let us know in the comments!
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This might be one of the most drastic makeovers I've ever seen. The space was dingy and dated, but its owners saw potential amidst the 70's tiles. Click through to check out the incredible new laundry room that was born.
Basement bedrooms get a bad rap (probably because they're usually dark and dank and full of spiders). Before you write them off completely, here are plenty of inspiring spaces that show just how incredible a basement bedroom can be!
Gone are the days when basements were dark, musty, and sometimes feared. They've become a place where you can turn for comfort and relaxation. You no longer have to have a dark bedroom without any windows. Here are ten basement bedrooms that got it right. Read on to find rooms that you'll be begging to sleep in.
There is a secret I've been hiding. It is large, and it is dirty, and might even be in violation of a few state and federal laws. But hiding it doesn't make it any less real, so I've decided to just come out with it:
This is my basement.
And before you get any weird ideas; no, it's not full of dead bodies (dead mice, maybe). When I said state and federal laws I meant city and county building codes. But just because your basement isn't as bad as a murderer's doesn't mean it isn't really, really bad. Anyway, if that's the standard you're holding yourself to, you have bigger problems to deal with.
Looking at these 'before' photos, it's almost impossible to picture this subterranean space as the home of anything other than a few hundred man-eating spiders. Almost... until you throw a complete renovation and an awesome sense of style at the problem.
No windows. Could you deal? We're in awe of blogger Melissa Esplin from I Still Love You who calls this wood-paneled basement bedroom home. Luckily, she had the good sense and talent (and yes, handy husband) to make the room over. After a trip to the thrift store and some serious painting, she made the space basically unrecognizable.
This basement renovation took a little over a year, but I'm willing to bet the "after" is what little kids' dreams are made of!
I'm always a sucker for a good makeover (home related or not), so it's safe to say that this basement renovation is blowing my mind!
Holiday excitement has been replaced with the urge to purge, cleaning out cabinets and closets that is...
Keep your handtools, craft materials, or gardening supplies in perfect order with this simple, mobile, and
endlessly customizable organizer made of chicken-wire fencing material. Simply cut a plywood backing piece and create a same-sized 1x2 frame. Attach the fencing to the frame and then apply to the plywood. Clever.
For full instructions, visit Do Design DIY.
Traditional methods of removing mold in your home calls for spraying the affected area with water mixed with harsh chemicals, such as ammonia or chlorine bleach. Unfortunately, chlorine bleach contains sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl), which, when mixed with water forms hypochlorous acid (HOCl).
A few weeks ago, we won a one-year membership to a discount club at a charity event. (Thankfully, not the one owned by WalMart.) So, to be appreciative of our 'luck', we redeemed the membership, got some fancy photo IDs, and made a few purchases. With only two people in our home, we haven't much use for perishable products, like a five gallon jug of mayonnaise or a gross of Bubbletape, but we did pick up some paper products, cause there's nothing...