Carefree Poly Furniture Review: Quality Long Lasting Outdoor Furniture

Colorful Adirondack Chairs from Carefree Poly Furniture

It’s not often that you get to buy a great product and do something that’s truly beneficial for the planet, too. But that’s what we found at Carefree Poly Furniture – a ’net-based company that sells Amish-made poly lawn furniture. If you’re not familiar with poly lawn furniture, which many consider to be the “next…

Things to Consider When Decorating Outdoor Spaces

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You might not think about it, but your outdoor “rooms” deserve the same time and attention you give to your indoor rooms if you want to enjoy them in the same way.  Decorating an outdoor “room” is very similar to decorating any other area of your home. You need to first determine the function of…

Beautify Your Home with Specialty Vinyl Trim Pieces

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Have you looked a vinyl siding and trim lately?  You’re sure to be surprised at how many wonderful details they offer to make your home as personalized as you like. Accessorizing is one of my favorite parts of a decorating project.  I like it because it takes a well designed and planned room from public…

Inspirations “Stained” Glass For Your Decor

Stained Glass Adds Curb Appeal

Selecting something special for an area of your home makes it just that, “special”, and helps it stand out in your neighborhood with eye popping curb appeal. There’s nothing better than a well kept exterior.  Why?  Well because if you keep it in good shape, it will protect you for years and years to come. …

How to Make Your Exterior Entry Pretty and Welcoming

Pretty Entry Adds Curb Appeal

Even if you think you have a lovely foyer in your home, your entry also extends to the outside of your home.  It all depends on which direction you are going! So it pays to take a look at the front of your home, or at least at the entrance that most people use when…

Create This Outdoor Trellis to Beautify Your Exterior

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An outdoor trellis will add dimension and beauty to the exterior of your home – build one and see! Do you have fond memories of your first home? Well I certainly do.  My first home was a wonderful little cottage that I spent many hours working on, and I enjoyed every minute of it.  The garden…

Painting a Mural Outside is an Awesome Project!

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Now don’t just paint a mural anywhere outside, choose your spot judiciously so that it looks like it was meant to be there! My favorite painting partner, Matt, and I have painted nearly everything you could possibly paint in our 20 years of working together.  Everything from furniture to fabrics, walls, floors, window coverings, and…

Adding Stone to Your Home’s Exterior

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The addition of stone to the exterior of your home will really amp up it’s curb appeal! Many homes today enjoy increased curb appeal and high perceived value because of the addition of stone. As with any type of building material, with stone, you have choices. The main decision to be made is the choice…

Don’t Forget to Add Exterior Details to Your Home

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One area that a lot of people forget is the details for their exterior.  We have learned to accessorize our interiors, but we don’t really think about it too much outside, and it’s time to change all that! It’s only been in the last decade or so that exterior rooms became the big thing. You…

Follow These Steps to Choose Exterior House Colors

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Selecting exterior house colors is a difficult job, but if you follow these important steps I can assure you the process will be much easier.  When it comes time to select exterior house colors, whether you are building and making all of the selections at once or just replacing one of the key features of your…

How Do I Determine My Exterior Style?

Contemporary Style Exterior

We’ve talked about interior style many times, but what about the style of the exterior of your home?  Well, I’m going to walk you through a brief history of home styles and while I’m explaining the different looks and details, see if you can figure out what style home you live in! Well, between the…

Frame Up a Cheery Outdoor Welcome

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This is a great project to dress up the exterior of your home and let the neighbors know they are welcome at your home. It can be modified to say any type of greeting you wish and can certainly be customized for the season. It takes hardly any time since the letters can be purchased at a craft…

Pump Up Your Exterior Decor with New Garage Doors

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If your garage faces the street, your garage doors can be half of the curb appeal of your home so you should take another look at what you are saying about yourself, through your garage doors!  The topic of exterior decorating doesn’t come up that often through the colder months of the year.  However, as…

Decorate Your Door and Table for Memorial Day

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Memorial Day decorations can be very cost effective if you keep them around for all the summer holidays like 4th of July and Labor Day! This Memorial Day I decided that I didn’t want to go crazy with the red, white and blue because that to me is The 4th of July!  Instead I wanted…

Start Your Fall Decor with a Mailbox Spray

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This easy to make floral mailbox spray is a fall decoration that your entire neighborhood can enjoy! When the seasons change, I find it very easy to make alterations to the inside of my house. I have bins of pillows and throws and boxes of artwork and accessories to exchange and I love every minute…

Easy Steps to Clean, Stain and Preserve Your Deck

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The steps are easy, but they do take some time, so be prepared to spend a couple weekends protecting a very important part of your home’s exterior. One of the first things that I want to do this weekend is to clean and seal my deck. Doesn’t sound like that much fun does it. Well,…