Wednesday, January 15, 2014 / by Thomas March
By Dani Fankhauser
Spring cleaning season may have come and gone, but like when you give a mouse a cookie, your simple home reorganization can easily grow into full renovation, for a person with a big imagination. If you're thinking of painting the walls, moving the furniture into a new formation or adding an accent lamp to enhance the mood, you might want to experiment via app before doing the heavy lifting. After all, the designs in your head don't always look good in real life, and taking a saw to a table that's an inch too long isn't for everyone.
1. ColorSmart (free)
If you're using Behr paint for your interior, you'll want this handy app. You can actually upload a photo and the app will create a color scheme for you based on the image. Want your home to evoke memories of last summer's vacation to Jamaica? There you go. You can also apply colors to a photo of the room you intent to paint, to ensure the new colors match your decor. Cover up those blank whit; ...
Thursday, January 9, 2014 / by Thomas March
If your kitchen feels outdated or that paint color no longer reflects your style, then it may be time to consider a revamp. With little money — under $100, to be exact — you can freshen up the heart of your home quickly and stylishly. Easy additions like new hardware, table linens, or lighting will make a big impact without breaking the bank. Check out our finds, and while you're at it, consider these budget-friendly updates for your home's bathroom and bedroom! by Emily Bibb
Display With Baskets
Add wire baskets ($78 for two) to a shelf or transparent cabinet to organize your kitchen with an industrial touch.
Paint Your Walls
There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to completely change the feel of a space. Colors from Dwell Studios start at $25 per quart and can completely transform your kitchen in a weekend.
Add a Fresh Touch
Freshen up a window or sink area by planting low-maintenance succulents in cloud planters ($29-$49).