May 2016

There are 5 blog entries for May 2016.

 Sometimes it’s just a matter of turning a decorating “don’t” into a “do” to make a small space feel a whole lot bigger. Take a look at these top designer tricks to open up your space!


Don't Overwhelm a Room With Too Many Patterns- Pick one patterned piece as the focal point of your room, like a bold sofa or colorful rug. Then use a nix of quieter neutrals around the room to accent the focal point.


Don't Use Cabinets in a Small Bathroom- Cabinets in a small space can take up a lot of space, instead create storage by using hanging baskets, and then use accessory containers to organize the small stuff.


Don't Clutter the Table With Lots of Chairs- Maximize your seating with a banquette that runs the length of the room; pull the table

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By: Zillow 

It’s easy to get tunnel vision while house hunting. When you fall hard and fast for a house, you may be willing to do just about anything to make it your own. But even if you’ve found what seems to be your dream home, take a closer look outside before you make an offer. Any home you consider calling yours should go through a thorough exterior inspection.

Read on to learn what outdoor considerations you should keep in mind while home shopping.

Trees and foliage

Susan Krus of Texas Realty One suggests evaluating trees and foliage first. How close are trees to the foundation of the home? When trees get too big, they can cause foundation problems. And if a mature tree is removed, the foundation can drop when the roots decay.

“It may

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Make your guest’s stay memorable with a bathroom that caters to all your guest’s needs.


Mirror Magic- Add a glam touch to your guest bath with mirrors. A large reflective wall like this one above will visually open up the small space. Invest in a larger framed mirror for a more formal staple for your guest bathroom.


Fabulous Fixtures- Update your bathroom fixtures for a new look to an older bathroom. Get rid of the leaky fixtures and update to faucets and showerheads that complement the style of your home and fit with your bathroom décor.


Handsome Hardware- After updating the fixtures, move on to the guest bath hardware. Switch to bright and timeless chrome or nickel finish on knobs, drawer pulls, towel bars, and cabinet latches.

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The front door is the first impression people get of your home, and people say you only get one chance to make a first impression. Whether you are in a town home or a traditional farmhouse, amp up your entry with these styling ideas for your front door.

Take a Number- House numbers are a fun way to add a stylish flair to your home. Find some fun large numbering to add beside the door on the porch. For flair to a traditional look, try spelling out your house numbers on an overhang or porch column.


Dress it up- When styling your entry, don't be afraid to add a little color into the mix. Experiment with a fun paint color and find a patterned doormat that compliments it. Add a little life to a boring door with a cool doorknocker, or consider

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Celebrate the most important person in your life by surprising her with a Mother’s day brunch. From the health nut, or the one sweet tooth, to the woman on the go we, have recipes for every mom!  Steal some of these amazing recipes and show your mom how much you care this Sunday. 

Banana- Stuffed French Toast- For the mom with the sweet tooth, whip up this delicious French toast recipe. The thick cut French bread sandwiching a banana-whipped-cream-cheese combo will make for an sweet start to the day. 

Sesame Toast with Poached Eggs and Avocado- For the health nut who likes to get her full servings of vegetables, surprise her with this Sesame Toast with Poached Eggs and Avocado recipe. The nutty flavor of the sesame adds dimension to the

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