Tag: home improvement

How to Brighten Up a Room with a Fireplace Makeover

After Shelby Vanhoy of Pretty in the Pines bought a new home, she knew she wanted to redo the fireplace to match her style. By re-tiling the fireplace and adding shiplap above the mantle, Shelby was able to elongate the fireplace and make the entire room feel brighter. Read on to see the steps Shelby took for... The …

How to Fix a Drafty Home

Welcome to the Take Charge of Your Home series from Direct Energy! Hiring a professional to perform household maintenance may offer convenience and peace of mind, but you can do … READ MORE How to Fix a Drafty Home The post How to Fix a Drafty Ho...

Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part One

In spite of what Punxsutawney Phil says, spring really IS on its way. And at the risk of being even more controversial, it is TRUE that the days really are … READ MORE Weekend Energy Efficiency Projects, Part One The post Weekend Energy Efficienc...

How to Care for Your Plants in Winter

Gardening is a hobby that you can spend a lifetime learning about. Seasons change, seeds fail or thrive, and just when you think you know it all, you realize how … READ MORE How to Care for Your Plants in Winter The post How to Care for Your Plan...

Six Easy Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Staci Salazar, the blogger behind Our Family Lifestyle, wanted to add farmhouse style to her build grade home. With a little bit of planning, she was able to make a big impact. Read on for six simple farmhouse kitchen ideas from Staci that will give your kitchen a fresh, new look. Six Easy Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas... The …

How to Prevent & Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

The first weeks of 2018 brought winter storms and freezing temperatures to parts of the Southern U.S. that rarely see ice, forcing the closure of schools and highways across the … READ MORE How to Prevent & Thaw Frozen Water Pipes The post H...

How to Maintain Your Radiator

If you heat your home with steam or hot water, you’re in a very select group! Most of the 113.6 million homes in the U.S. rely either on natural gas … READ MORE How to Maintain Your Radiator The post How to Maintain Your Radiator appeared first o...

How to Keep Your Furnace From Breaking Down

The last thing any homeowner wants it to wake up at 3AM to a freezing cold house. If your furnace shuts down during a winter like many have experienced this … READ MORE How to Keep Your Furnace From Breaking Down The post How to Keep Your Furnace...

Master Bathroom Makeover

A master bath makeover may seem overwhelming—from choosing the tile to selecting the vanity there is a lot to consider. Fashion blogger Lauren Lefevre of Edit by Lauren chose to mix neutrals creating the perfect backdrop to make her colorful accessories pop! Master Bath Makeover When my husband and I purchased our house shortly after we... The …