How To Use Your Window Treatments To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Keeping your home comfortable during summer and winter can be a challenge, especially with the rising costs of energy to power your home's heater and air conditioner. With the use of window treatments and window blinds, you can help keep your home more comfortable during each season's extreme temperature variations. Here are some tips to help you accomplish this. Summer Window Tips Your home's windows provide you with sunlight during the day and a beautiful outside view, but can also allow solar heat gain to enter your home and heat it up. [Read More]

Simply Elegant Window Treatments For Your Living Room

Your living room can be an eclectic space. It may serve double duty as your family and entertaining room. As such, the d├ęcor should be multi-functional. However, that doesn't mean you have to go all-casual. Instead, start with your window treatments to create a simple but elegant backdrop for your living room activities. Neutral Roman Shades As lifestyle expert Martha Stewart points out, minimal can be more chic when it comes to window treatments. [Read More]

3 Picture Framing Missteps That Could Ruin Your Artwork

Framing is not usually an everyday part of life. As a result, few people give it the consideration it deserves when selecting custom frames for artwork in their home. However, the wrong frame can distract away from the art and leave an unfavorable impression on visitors to your home. To help you avoid this unfortunate consequence, here are some framing mistakes to watch out for.   Selecting the Wrong Matting Size [Read More]

How To Make Your Hardwood Floors Shine Through Anything

When they shine, hardwood floors are easily the most gorgeous feature of your home. The trouble is, though, that shine can be elusive. Here is how to achieve a shine so bright, your guests will need sunglasses before entering the room. Caring For The Wood: Make Sure The Hardwood Doesn't Need Refinishing Depending on the amount of traffic the floor regularly endures, refinishing should take place every 10 years or so, more often if there are kids and pets in the home. [Read More]