What do you do when you have company coming over, but you've got dishes spilling out of the sink and a layer of dust on every hard surface? Stay calm and fake it 'til you make it with these 11 quick cleaning tips.
Refresh your home with these top spring home maintenance tips to make sure everything’s fresh and fabulous for the new season.
Think About Your Design Goals
Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, so why not set goals for your home too? Write down projects and renovations you’d like to get to, along with any other design improvements you’ve been dreaming to make.
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Replace Windows and Window Treatments
If you want to increase home value, comfort, safety and security while reducing dust and allergens and cleaning maintenance, replacing your windows this spring will do just that. Not sure what style of window treatments to choose? Here are a few ideas and inspiration for every window shape and size.
Focus on Curb Appeal
If you plan to sell your house in the spring, remember, the first thing a potential homebuyer sees is the front lawn, landscaping and porch. Make sure the lawn is free from leaves, branches and other debris and prune and trim trees to make them look prim and proper. Consider adding chairs and flower boxes to your front porch to make it look more welcoming.
Clean Your Interiors
Once your windows and home exterior are clean, it’s time to focus on the interior. Clean commonly used but overlooked areas including ceiling fans, the tops of kitchen cabinets and fireplaces. As you clean, test your home’s smoke alarms to make sure they are in good working order.
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Give Interiors a Modern Touch
Of the top trends for 2019, tassels, matte black and statement ceilings are a few of the ones taking the center stage for interior design. Consider adding a tassel to lamps and storage cabinet pulls, adding matte black furniture pieces like the patio set above, or replacing your entry door with a chic matte black option .
Find Fresh Blooms
One of our favorite things about spring is watching all of the plants, trees and flowers bloom once again. Fill your home with fresh seasonal blooms to keep it smelling good and looking beautiful.