5 Easy, Cheap, Rent-Friendly Ways to Improve Any Kitchen

If you’ve been renting a place for at least 3 months, you’ll know that renting is the worst. You might have moved into a place that is tuck in the 80s, or maybe your home has great modern bones, but there’s no way you can add your own creative embellishments without your security deposit disappearing faster than you can say ‘smashed avocado’.

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8 Things That Make Your House Look Dated

No one wants someone to come into their house and tell them that their bathroom or kitchen needs updating or worse that everything they have makes the home look dated. Trends come and go out of style quicker than a dog downs a dog treat. That doesn’t mean that because you have something one day and it goes out of style the next day that you should just get rid of everything and start over. Here is a list of 8 things that are currently out of style and can make your home look so 2010.

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Which New Colors of the Year Will Reign in 2018?

The 2018 Colors of the Year have been unveiled! Now, take a look at what shades leading industry brands are calling the stars of their fresh, new color palettes. Continue reading

Mistakes That Make Your Home Unhealthy

If you have allergies you struggle every year with allergies, but did you know that you can harbor allergens in your home? For some people allergies are terrible all year long and we wonder why, here are a few ways to defeat allergies! By learning how to control the dust, mold, pollen and other contaminants that are making you sneeze and what causes them will make you better prepared all year long. Below are some common mistakes that you may be making that is causing you and your family to be unhealthy. Continue reading

Small, But Mighty Bathrooms

Small bathrooms are a burden to us all. We could always use more space, but physical limitations prevent many from expanding their current bathroom. A terrific, easy and cheap way to make your bathroom seem larger is with paint. There are plenty of ways to make your small bathroom feel larger, but few tactics give your bath more of a punch than paint. If you think your bathroom is small, but want that real master feel, be sure to check out our 10 painting tips to make your small bathroom seem larger. Continue reading

5 Door Knob Styles for Modern Spaces

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You know the saying, “The Devil in the details!” That is never a truer a phrase then when you are talking about your door knobs. You could go with a standard, plain door knob but, why would you? You can add a special touch to the exterior of your house and then continue on through the house. If you are wanting to tie in two different styles what better way than with your hardware for your doors? Continue reading

Porcelanosa Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles

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Homeowners are installing tiles in each room of their homes for décor reasons as well as convenience of keeping their home clean and the durability of the tiles. But what homeowners question is what type to of tiles to use. Porcelain tile? Or ceramic tile? What is the difference?

Ceramic tile are made from clay or a mixture of clay and other materials, then left to dry in the sun or kiln-fired. These tiles can be split into two groups, porcelain tiles and non-porcelain tiles. These non-porcelain tiles are frequently referred to as ceramic tiles by themselves, separate from porcelain tiles. Continue reading

Blomus Review

cool-lines-platinum-collection-250Blomus is a large housewares company that sells kitchen, office, bathroom accessories and products. They do not sell the hardware of any of these rooms—faucets, sinks, showers—instead they sell the other things, like tableware, bathroom mirrors, paper towel holders, organizational materials, and accessories. They are a good last stop if you have already redesigned your kitchen with new hardware and need to add the finishing touches. They serve a similar purpose to a store like Bed, Bath and Beyond, except they have a smaller selection and are much higher-end.

Is Blomus a Good Stop for Accessories?

Depending on how much you are willing to spend, Blomus could be a good stop for high quality, bathroom or kitchen accessories. They don’t sell things like table sets or shower curtains, but focus on the finishing touches to your room, like toilet brushes, soap dishes, and organizational products. They have more modern and contemporary styles, and most of their accessories like their soap dishes are stainless steel and for bathrooms or kitchens that are technologically up-to-date. This would not be a stop for someone who designed their kitchen in a more old-fashioned or traditional style.

Blomus Is a Good Choice for Some, but May be Pricy

We think Blomus is a good resource for accessories for the home, depending on your style matching with theirs. However, if you are at the end of your budget and don’t want to overspend, look elsewhere. Blomus’ soap dishes run $20-30, which seems a bit overpriced for what you are getting. Their products are not particularly unique-looking either, so you could find similar soap dishes somewhere else and for a more affordable price. Don’t get us wrong—their offerings are quite nice. But it depends on your priorities and what you are willing to spend.