Top 15 Tools Every First-Time Homeowner Should Own

Owning a home is a great accomplishment but also a great responsibility. Whether your first home is ready for immediate move-in or in need of some extra TLC, there are tools of the trade that you need for those weekend warrior projects. This list outlines the top 15 tools for every first-time homeowner. (Don’t forget to check out our Craftsman Evolv 52pc Homeowner Tool Set Giveaway!) Read more...


7 Step Guide to Whitewash Furniture

Whitewashing furniture can easily and quickly be done. All you need are the right materials and the following tips:

Step One: Thoroughly Clean the Furniture

7-step-guide-to-whitewash-furnitureAs wood is used, it accumulates all sorts of things–including oils, dust and stains. None of which is conducive to painting in any way, so you have to scour the wood as good as you can before you do anything else. The best cleaning solution for this job is vinegar; put some of it on a rag and wipe down the wood. If you apply enough effort and elbow grease as you are wiping, you should be able to remove all stains and blemishes, making the outside of the wood furniture as spotless as it can be. Read more...


How to Paint Your Living Room Red

how-to-paint-a-living-room-426x200Whether you’ve just moved in or you’ve decided to give you living room a brand new look and feel, red paint is a simple and easy way to bring a splash of vibrant color into your home.We wanted to paint our home’s living room and dining room the same exact shade of red that Joey’s mom had in her house growing up. In four easy steps, you can have the red living room that you’ve been dreaming about. Read more...


Tips on Making Your Home More Secure

restivo-home-426x200Every homeowner wants to ensure the security of the home as well as the family. To do this, there are a number of tips that can be followed…. Read more...

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