The most energy-efficient, low-maintenance house siding options — according to a home siding expert. Here’s how to weigh your options before residing a house to improve the look, improve energy savings, and increase resale value.
Exterior Decorating Ideas
What is your least favorite thing about the outside of your house? We can help! This is where homeowners share clever exterior decorating ideas that help to increase your home's value and enhance its curb appeal. From choosing the best exterior house paint to coming up with the best landscaping plan for your house, we've got a boatload of exterior home decorating ideas that you will appreciate!
Is there such thing as an ecofriendly permanent exterior paint? Maybe. But if you’re thinking of adding a ceramic coating to your home or using a ceramic house paint, here’s what I now know about ceramic paint that I wish I’d known sooner!
Concrete cinder block walls are sturdy and easy to build, but can often be unattractive when compared with the rest of your home. By covering a cinder block wall with surface bonding cement, you can increase the water resistance of the wall as well as the durability while creating a uniform surface that will blend with most architectural styles.
Think that exterior home renovations are expensive? They can be — if you’re not careful. But I’ve got some awesome DIY home exterior design ideas to share with you that WON’T break the bank! Pick a weekend and get busy with these exterior home remodel projects: a mailbox makeover, create a natural pathway, spruce up your front door, and other simple ideas that cost next to nothing.
Ceiling fans vs whole house fans – Here’s everything you need to know about ceiling fans & how to choose the right one for each room in your house.
When you think of curb appeal do, you think of a perfectly manicured front yard? I used to. Here are great curb appeal ideas for those of us without a yard!
Do this and don’t do that! Before you start any home remodeling project, be sure to consider what adds value and what doesn’t if you plan to sell your home.
Don’t get caught remodeling your home without a building permit… it can be a costly mistake! Here’s when you need a building permit, and when you don’t.
Repairing or replacing your driveway? Measuring it accurately is the key – here’s how. Plus tools to help you calculate your total concrete driveway cost.
Trying to decide between concrete vs cement? They have very specific uses. Cement is rarely used by itself. Concrete is used in most building projects.
DIY curb appeal ideas & exterior home improvement projects. See how much it costs to stain a deck, seal a driveway, add a gravel path, paint vinyl siding, etc
Wondering the true cost of adding a water garden in your backyard? Here’s how to build a pond, along with how much money & which supplies you’ll need.
A cool doorbell button makes a nice first impression whenever visitors come to your door. Show a little personality and style w/these fun door bell designs.
Rain chains are kind of like downspouts turned inside-out. You get the opportunity to hear AND see rain water cascading through your own personal waterfall.
Have you heard about using an envirotile as an alternative to traditional pavers? Envirotiles are rubber tiles – or rubber pavers – that look great for a deck or patio! They’re produced from 100% rubber tires diverted from landfills. As a passionate DIYer, I’m giving you the best information including where to buy, the pros of using them, and the downsides to installing rubber pavers.
I’m a big DIYer and recently placed a stone walkway in my yard and I love to share my home projects and what I wish I’d known before I started. Follow my step-by-step process for laying a flagstone walkway, including what to do and NOT do and I know your project will be much smoother!
Having your house painted by an exterior house painting contractor could be a real hassle if you don’t choose wisely. Be sure that they are easy to work with and don’t pay them until the job is 100% complete and only if you are 100% satisfied.
Double link rain chains are a unique garden accessory that add appeal to any home. Dull, dreary downspouts offer a fraction of architectural appeal in comparison to these Japanese-inspired features.
Tulip Poplar tree bark siding is a beautifully rustic choice of siding that can be used in some areas of your home, or outbuildings, that you may not have thought of before. I’ve provided a few photos of bark siding in use on an ‘outhouse’ on a beautifully landscaped estate. Come see.
A copper rain chain downspout added a unique touch to this craftsman style home renovation featured on HGTV’s Curb Appeal.
Dachshund boot scrapers will bring a smile to your face every time.
Tree faces are becoming a unique accent in landscaping these days… with good reason. Some of them are so life-like that if you were to adorn your property with a few of them you would have a whole bunch creating a virtual woods of forest faces.
Copper rain chains and rain cups have been around for centuries in Japan and now they are making their way to the states. Hard to believe something so simply beautiful and functional has taken this long to be used here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. If you want an alternative to the traditional enclosed metal downspout on your gutters then you might want to consider a rain chain. Who knows…you might even lower your blood pressure from the effects of watching rain pout through one in action.
Landscape lighting can truly set the tone for a neighborhood as well as your home. The Retreat at Kennesaw Mountain in Marietta, GA is a fantastic example of the way it’s done right. Please enter…I’ve left the light on for you.
If you dig having statuary in your home and garden then you might enjoy reading up on this little entry about statuary. Quite a few links to merchants carrying fine statuary products awaits. Gnomes aplenty!