Recent General Posts

Trending-Bold Colors on Kitchen Cabinets

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Homeowners craving a burst of color have generally been told to bring it through with easily changeable seat cushions or curtains. However, home design TV shows and blogs are changing that by showing colorful, painted kitchen cabinets that look like a commitment worth making. 

Neutral cabinets, especially white, remain a safe and popular bet. But, designers say homeowners who are drawn to bold colors and use them thoughtfully often end up happy with the end results. 

Thinking of changing up your cabinets? Keep in mind that while older cabinets made from solid wood can be sanded and painted successfully, the results are often different with cheaper ones. To be sure, use a test spot and see how it turns out before updating the entire set of cabinets. 

Sleeping on Hot Summer Nights without AC

7/3/2017 (Permalink)

Point box fans outward to push hot air out.

How did our grandparents ever live without AC? Everybody has been there before---uncomfortable in bed, tossing and turning and sweating. Its an awful feeling. Not many things are worse than trying to sleep in a hot sticky room.

So, here are a few ways to cool down a room with out AC. Use lightweight and light-colored cotton linens. They are thin, breathable and good for ventilation and airflow.

Point box fans out the windows so they push the hot air out, and run ceiling fan blades counter-clockwise to pull the hot air up and out of the room.

Also, you can create a cross-breeze by positioning fans across from a window, so the wind from outside and the fan combine in a cooling cross-breeze