Fall Decorating Ideas for Outside of Your Home

It is again that time of the year when everyone wants to be outdoors. Make your family’s Fall season an amazing and breathtaking one by investing in these simple decoration ideas that will transform your home for the better. The ideas are unique, fun, and beautiful to the eye.

Use Colors That Carry the Mood of Fall

Colors speak a lot about mood. Even if you have to choose from your favorite options, try and harmonize them with the spirit that comes with fall. This is particularly a good idea for displaying your wonderful artworks. Some colors that would add on to the magic are orange, golden yellow and rustic. Mixing them with brown makes it even better. Preferably, you can situate your artworks on the outside lawns to make them more eye-catching.

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How to Re-Landscape Your Yard

Some of our friends enjoy DIY and home projects as much as we do! Here is one of friends, Katie, talking about how she re-landscaped her yard.

Whether you’ve moved into a home where the landscaping isn’t quite your style or you want to spruce up something you’ve done before, removing and recreating your yard can be easy and cost effective if you do it yourself.

Step 1: Remove old plants, bushes or trees

You will need to start with a blank canvas in order to add new foliage to your outdoor space. Removing small plants is easy to do by digging with a shovel and some gloves, but for larger trees and bushes, it will take a bit more work.

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[Guest Post] What does your kitchen say about you?

It’s a fair bet that you spend more time in your kitchen than any other room in the house – cooking, eating, socializing; it all goes on in the kitchen.

Far from being just a place to make breakfast or cook the evening meal, your kitchen is now the focal point of your home and the way it looks often makes a statement to others about the place you live and the person you are.

Like the way you dress, your kitchen says a lot about your personality. Bold colors, shiny handles, oak units, natural wood floors – every detail when it comes to designing DIY kitchens is a statement, whether you intend it to be or not.

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First-Time Homeowner’s Advice for Using a Chainsaw

The truth is, nobody has ever really thought of me as Joe the Lumberjack. My experience with yard work has always been limited to raking leaves and mowing the lawn. When my wife and I purchased our first home, we were excited because the neighborhood is what we like to call “woodsy.” There are tall trees and bushes everywhere so even though our neighbors are relatively close in proximity, it seems as though each house is tucked away in its own small forest.

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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!)

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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.

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How to Build a Vinyl Fence

how-to-build-a-vinyl-fenceVinyl is a great material to use for a long-lasting, great looking and eco-friendly fence. Although it will cost more than wood initially, it will not rot, mold or succumb to insect, animal or weather damage. That makes it cost effective; it will far outlast any wood fence. Two or more people can install a fence in a relatively short amount of time. There are a few steps you will need to follow.

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How to Give Your Furniture that ‘Antique’ Look

Are you tired of the super smooth, polished look of new furniture? Do you have an older piece that you would like to look antiqued rather than just old? More and more people are discovering the joy of distressing their furniture, and you will discover that creating the right effect can give you a conversation piece that draws every eye. Remember that you should not go overboard, but try one or two of these techniques on a piece that you want to transform!

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