Your Formal Dining Room: No Longer Just For Dining

Many people buy homes with formal dining rooms and end up tossing a table in there because they don't know what else to do with the room. If you aren't going to dine in there often, consider turning it into something more useable. Here are some ideas to get you started. 1. A playroom. A formal dining room is a great room for children to play in because it is in a central location. Read More 

3 Tips To Help You Choose Durable Outdoor Furniture

Your patio or deck is an extension of your home, so you want to make sure the furniture is attractive, durable, and comfortable. The following guide can help you select furniture that is made to last while also fitting into your design needs. Tip #1: Buy for the Seasons Only you know for sure what kind of conditions your furniture will be regularly subjected to. If your seating area is exposed to wet or moist conditions, opt for mildew-resistant furniture like metal. Read More 

How To Distress Chalk Painted Furniture

It seems like you see a lot of rustic and shabby chic furniture pieces and decor these days. It's very trendy and a great look for any home. To help you get this look in your home, you can distress a small piece of accent furniture. Something like a side table, entry table, or buffet table would look great distressed. See below for instructions on how to distress chalk painted furniture. Read More 

Restoring A Wooden Antique Dresser: Tips For Success

If you've got a little bit of time on your hands and don't mind putting forth some elbow grease, you can transform an old wooden dresser from a local antique store (such as into a unique and valuable furniture piece for your home. Not to mention, you can do this for a lot less than it would cost to buy a brand new dresser from a furniture shop. Before you decide to tackle a dresser restoration project, however, there are some tips you need to keep in mind. Read More 

Tricks To Making Your Home Feel Bigger

A bigger house means the ability to store more, have more room to roam, and even store more items. Unfortunately, a bigger home can usually mean a bigger mortgage payment every month. While it may not always be feasible to buy a larger home, you can make the home look and feel larger with a few simple tricks. If you dream of having a bigger home, but aren't ready to take on a new move, here are some ideas to help you transition your home into feeling much larger. Read More