• Be your own interior designer
    Home Improvement Tips

    Room Planner Online

    Do you own a house? Are there projects you’d like to get done but don’t know where to start? Property styling can be tricky! I’ve heard it over and over. Use this room planner process to create a home you love. I want to update my house where do I start? Professional interior designers charge $100-300 per hour to put your room together. This typically ends in about $5200 just in design fees! This maybe the right choice for you. But I have a feeling you have your own ideas… That’s why I’ve put together these easy to use tools to get you to your final goal of living in your dream home. You…

  • how to make a design board
    Bedroom Design Ideas,  Home Improvement Tips

    How to Make a Design Board

    Some call it an inspiration board. It’s a design collage of sorts. Here is how I make a design board when putting together a room. In this example I’m designing the main bedroom for a client. There were only a few things they knew they wanted. The room was to be primarily blue, have some sort of feature wall and a barn door. 1. Find inspiration in already finished rooms Cruise Pinterest searching something you are certain you want to include in your room. Since blue was requested by the homeowner, I started by searching blue bedroom. Use these pics of already finished rooms to see how others have used the…

  • interior design trends 2023
    Home Improvement Tips,  Home Trends

    2023 Design Trends

    From Pinterest to the 2023 color of the year, find all that is interior design trends in 2023. Mushroom Themed Rooms Are you looking to create a unique and magical space in your home? A mushroom themed room can be the perfect solution! Pinterest has made the predictions for 2023. The Mush-Room is one of the many interior design trends that was highlighted. MUSHROOM WALL ART Pink Aesthetic Room Pink has been such a hot color lately in home decor. But using a color like pink in a room can be tricky. It can be over or under done. It can exhausting finding just the right shade. If you do…

  • Make your house a home with Valerie M
    Home Improvement Tips,  My Projects

    Make Your House a Home like a Professional

    There are so many ways to make your house a home…but what does that really mean? In my world, it means erasing the current owner from the house and inserting you! Have you painted the walls? Changed the curtains? Added pendant lighting over the kitchen island? But still doesn’t feel right? Making a house feel like home is more than just decorating it with furniture, artwork, and plants. It’s about creating a space that reflects your personal style and makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. With the right touches, you can turn your house into a beautiful home that is truly yours. From adding cozy accents to incorporating meaningful pieces,…

  • create your own feature wall - wood trim accent wall
    Finishes,  Home Improvement Tips

    Wood Trim Accent Wall

    When designing a space, creating a feature wall, is a must. Because whether you plan it or not, something in your space will be more eye catching than anything else in the room. Hence, just make it a thing LOL There are sooooo many ways to create a feature wall. Here I’ve put together a montage of wood trim accent wall ideas. FREE Printable Tool below…keep scrolling Pick your pattern Design Your Own Wood Trim Accent Wall Some of the links within this blog post are affiliate links. If you purchase or sign up to anything from this website via an affiliate link, I may earn a small commission at…

  • construction terms, re-design, changing a room into a space you love
    Home Improvement Tips,  My Projects

    Construction and Remodeling Terms

    Dimensional Lumber Dimensional lumber is a type of wood that has been cut to specific sizes and is used in construction projects. A 2 x 4 (two by four) is the most recognized dimensional lumber. Dry Fit After cutting material you put it all in place before fastening it in place. For instance, when tiling a floor, lay all the tile out before putting the mortar under it. Feature Wall The vertical surface in a room that catches your eye and draws you into the space. Feature wall ideas are: follow me Some of the links within this blog post are affiliate links. If you purchase or sign up to…

  • Dimensional lumber size
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    Dimensional Lumber Sizes

    What is dimensional lumber? Most of us have heard this term before but what does it actually mean? Dimensional lumber is a type of wood that has been cut to specific sizes and is used in construction projects. A 2 x 4 (two by four) is the most recognized dimensional lumber. It is used for framing, flooring, roofing, siding, and other construction projects. What are the actual dimensional lumber sizes? Let’s use a 2 x 4 as an example. You would assume that it is 2 inches by 4 inches and commonly 8 feet long. This stick of wood is actually 1 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch!! That’s right!…

  • Your home step by step
    Home Improvement Tips,  My Projects

    Steps to Renovating a House

    Renovating a house can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start. However, with careful planning and the right tools, you can make the process easier and more enjoyable. From planning to implementation, there are several important steps to take when renovating a house. You’ve finished your inspiration board, put together your budget and have a goal. Now let’s make a plan! What are your steps to renovating your house. Not sure where to start? Download the Room Audit Worksheet to help you prioritize your projects. Need more design tools? Steps to Renovating a House Knowing what these steps are and how to go about them…

  • this house your home pinterest page
    Home Improvement Tips,  Home Trends

    Trending on Pinterest 2023

    Another year, another Pinterest pin LOL I’m always curious about all the predictions for the New Year. Every paint company has their color of the year and Pinterest has it’s own predictions. Here is what maybe trending on Pinterest 2023 home improvement edition. Home Front Don’t neglect your backyard but this year Pinterest predicts the front yard to get a garden makeover. Beyond Blue and Pink Going way beyond gender neutral trending on Pinterest 2023 will be a whole new look for your baby’s nursery. As child-led identity is the new parenting style. Mush-rooms Every teenage girl in my life asked for something mushroom for Christmas this year. Let’s see…

  • color of the year 2023
    Home Improvement Tips,  Home Trends

    Color of the Year 2023

    From Dutch Boy to Better Homes & Gardens, the professionals have released their prediction for the color of the year 2023. As you scroll through each brand you will see some similarities. You’ll see that earthy tones across the board and small pops of fun or moody color with Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore and Canyon Ridge from Better Homes & Gardens. Are you one to follow the trends or do your own thing? I tend to do a little of each. Find your favorite color to start your first project of the year. Color of the Year 2023 Benjamin Moore – Raspberry Blush is one of many bold colors…