Expanding Your Small Space

Open Floor Plan

 6a00e554d7b82788330167635f5245970b-800wiOpen floor plans will dramatically increase the the space of the your home by enabling you to use all the square footage. If you live in a small home try opening up your space so you don’t feel as cramped.



Utilize natural light. Large windows bringing in the natural light and using whites and lighter tones to compliment that light will really open up your home!

Watery Hues

This is my favorite type of theme. I love the lake house, costal, ocean view, types of decor. I love the ocean period! However not all of us have millions of dollar stashed away and can purchase a gorgeous ocean front home. Instead bring the ocean to you, make use of colors, sandy tones, bright blues, and easily transform your home into a calming oasis. 

Visit http://www.coastalliving.com/homes/decorating/spring-decorating-ideas/bald-head-island-living-room for more tips and tricks 

A Past Project: Stencilled Wooden Floor in our Kitchen (and it is a Preview of a Future Project!)



When I moved in to my husband’s flat I had a lot of improvements in mind.  While the apartment had a lot of space and character there were some things which could use a bit of a facelift and better functionality for my personal style.  The bathroom was pretty horrid, but the kitchen could use some work too, I thought.  😉

Here is the only “before” shot I seem to have:

best before photo that I have, sorry

The chipped floor really got on my nerves even if the cabinets, counters, and the rest were alright if not amazing.  That floor, yuck!!  (You are reading the blog of a woman who installed ceramic tile in the last two flats she rented, because… I have something against vinyl.)  Given that he owned the place it wasn’t crazy, but we also wanted to keep the project as cheap as possible.

I suppose that hideous stick on tiles would have…

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Getting your Bathroom and Toilet Supplies Right

Get Advance Info

So, you have decided to do a lot to your bathroom and upgrade it, but don’t know how to go about it smoothly. Read on to find out more.

bathroom and toilet supplies

The DIY way

If you plan to do anything on your own then the first thing that you have to do is buy a toolkit. You might want to rent it if you are only going to use it once. You can also make your own toolkit but that will mean a whole lot of extra effort. Get a toolkit only if you intend to do one or more of the following 3 things –

  • Installation
  • Repair
  • Service

Look around a lot before you decide

You should always look around and see what you can find before starting an upgrade work. It would be a good idea to check the store room at home for anything that has been kept there…

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smashbookingSmashbooking..a new spin on scrapbooking. Instead of a scrapbook where you must create your own pages, the smashbook is already filled with them. Going to try this out as a gift for the boyfriend! Lets see how this goes..