On a hot summer day, it can be tempting to crank the A/C on high. But besides racking up your energy bills, high energy use contributes to global warming. So, before you reach for that thermostat, try beating the heat with these few simple tips.
Today’s smart home arsenal consists of everything from smart door locks, thermostats and speakers to smart coffee makers, refrigerators and even smart shades.
If you’re considering any type of home improvement, budget is probably one of your biggest concerns. To help you decide where to focus your efforts, here are the projects most likely to increase the value of your home.
Natural light is nature’s cure-all, serving as an energizing mood-booster and stress-reducer. Plus, it brightens interiors better than any light bulb.
Like the way a room looks overall, but feel like it’s missing a little something that you can’t quite put your finger on?
You’ve decided to refresh your bedroom or living room, and you’re working on a plan—paint colors, light fixtures and a couple of pieces of new wall art. That begs the question: Should you stick with your current window treatments?
When it comes to new blinds or shades, in addition to choosing a style and color, you’ll also need to consider whether you want to mount your window treatments inside or outside the frame.
Whether you are working with an open floor plan, optimizing a smaller space or just spending more time at home, multi-functional rooms can provide the flexibility you need while still offering a clean, streamlined design.
Pairing shades and drapes can add drama and dimension to a room, while providing flexible light control and adding more insulation at the window.
Why leave patio or sliding-glass doors bare, when you can add window treatments? Doing so gives you a trifecta of benefits: you can manage natural light, create privacy when you want it, as well as add a layer of insulation over the glass.