While it's tempting to embrace the latest kitchen trends, a timeless classic design has broader appeal for future buyers. Opt for neutral colors, clean lines, and materials that stand the test of time.
Whether you're just in the dreaming stages or ready to go on your kitchen or bathroom renovation, one of the major investments and design elements will be your countertops. With over a dozen common options to choose from, it can get quite overwhelming so we've created a FREE GUIDE to help you select which materials fit your vision, lifestyle, and budget. Click the button below for your copy of our Countertop Guide. If you'd like to have our team handle your project- let's chat. We are now scheduling 2024 remodels.
Sherwin Williams is a leader in the paint and renovation industry and they've really gone for it with their ColorMix Forecast of colors for 2024. There's definitely some personal favorites mixed into this (hello Roycroft Bronze Green and Drift of Mist), and there's some bright surprises in here too (not sure I'll be painting anything Veri Berri, but never say never).
Know Your Nap
Every paint roller cover has a nap length. You'll find it listed on the packaging. This is the length of the fibers that are attached to the roller core. We use longer naps for rougher surfaces because they can get deep down into the nooks and crannies. They also hold a lot of paint. Shorter nap paint roller covers are used for smoother surfaces. They leave less textured bumps on the surface resulting in a smoother finish. The downside... but they hold less paint so you'll have to go back and forth between the paint tray and your paint project more often.
Here's some of the more popular nap lengths you’ll need to know:
Marble requires a bit (sometimes a lot) of maintenance and for many people, the effort isn't worth the headache. I have 3 kids at home, run two full time businesses, and homeschool all these little humans. With teenagers at home, I often wake up to food and drink covered countertops from their nighttime cooking shenanigans, come home to paint and glue at the island from my creative artsy daughter, and to be real embarrassingly transparent- there's usually a mound of dishes waiting to be washed at any given time next to the sink. All marble nightmares. I have no interest in or time to worry about my kitchen and bathrooms, I need wipe and go. Although I still absolutely ohh and ahh and daydream of the most beautiful marble kitchen every time someone chooses it for their renovation, it's just not for where I'm at in life right now. It's on my someday list.
Here's a few things to keep in mind if you're considering adding marble to your home.
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1. This chair that's simple, clean, modern, and flows with several styles.
2. Nearly Naturals take the fake out of faux by offering some of the best budget friendly plants that don't need a drop of water.
3. These pendant lights with a touch of leather for that little special touch.
4. An oversized mirror that's perfect for any corner.
5. Clean and simple ceramic vases that look great in any room.
6. Spruce up your centerpiece game with this vintage looking dough bowl.
7. Great looking rugs can be pricey... that's why we love Safavieh Rugs.
8. Flameless taper candles that operate from a remote!! No more melting wax!
Hiring a Contractor can be a head spinning task and everyone seems to know someone who's affected by a "they took my money and never finished" story. We hear it all the time. Let us help you ask the right questions and sort the ins and outs of hiring for your remodeling project.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND A HANDYMAN/HOME MAINTENANCE COMPANY?
Legally, there are many. North Carolina currently does not license or qualify Handymen or other Home Maintenance companies. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors licenses and qualifies General Contractors to contract work within the State. It is in fact ILLEGAL for any individual or company that is not also a licensed North Carolina General Contractor to bid on any work exceeding $30,000. Also note, ALL electrical and plumbing must be completed by a licensed professional- Handymen can not legally perform any of these services in NC. Your Contractor will hire appropriately licensed subcontractors to complete these tasks.
NC licensed General Contractors must also:
Sarah, Owner of Home Theory had a chance to chat with REDFIN earlier this month about mistakes Professional Organizers always see in client homes (and how to fix them!). We are so excited to represent the Charlotte, NC area in this nationwide collaboration with REDFIN.
"If your home feels messy despite your best efforts to curb the clutter, chances are you might be committing a common home organizing mistake to tackle the mess. We reached out to experts from Charlotte, NC to Honolulu, HI to share the most common home organizing mistakes they notice and organization ideas you can use to solve them so you can get your house back in order in no time. " Read the full blog here!
(In my best Buddy the Elf excited voice)... 5 weeks until Christmas! It's coming so crazy fast and I'm all in. I've been asked by so many friends what they should ask for as gifts for Christmas that can help them get organized, so here we go... My top 10 Professional Organizer "need it" items for your home that you can ask for this holiday season.
#1 Corelle Dishes
I know what you're thinking... DISHES? Yes, most definitely dishes... but specifically THESE dishes. Why? Corelle is super thin, stackable, extremely durable, style neutral, and takes up SO MUCH LESS SPACE than most dishware. It's an Professional Organizer's dream. Can't go wrong. Click the pic to check them out.
#2 No Slip Hangers
Hangers... boring right? But what if I told you all the Professional Organizers swear by them? Get in with the cool crowd and get yourself these velvet covered hangers. They not only protect your clothes, but are SUPER thin- increasing your closet capacity by 33%! No joke, these are tiny magic workers.