Author Archives: Kellog Graham

Best Tips for Lighting Small Spaces

If your home or apartment is very small, it can be easy to light the whole space with a single fixture. However, this style of lighting can feel harsh and may make the space appear stark. Smaller lamps may provide a more subtle method of lighting your small home. Light Bulbs When possible, invest in LED lighting to reduce costs and heat build-up in small homes. Not only are LEDs cheap to use, but many offer the chance to change light Read More...

3 Areas to Inspect Before Renting or Buying

You’ve found the picture-perfect house and are ready to move in. Only you do so without vetting it properly, and you realize it’s actually a house of mild horrors with many things that need to be fixed. Even if you can afford to fix it, you’re still kicking yourself for not checking these things in advance. To avoid this ugly scenario, here are three things you need to check out before you commit to a house. Water Worries Water damage can Read More...

How the Strategic Use of Windows Alters a Room’s Perception

When it comes to designing your home, there is so much to consider structurally as well as aesthetically. While most people plan a kitchen layout or even a bathroom, most individuals just basically leave the rest up to the contractor. While you may not care about much of the construction process when it comes to the placement of your windows, you should have plenty of opinions, and here’s why. Placement Not only does the location of your window determine the amount Read More...

How to Create a Tiny Home From Recycled Materials

Nowadays, more people are becoming environmentally conscious in the way that they live their lives. With the tiny house movement in full effect, virtually anyone can build their own home simply by using recycled materials. If you are interested in building your own tiny house, here are some tips on how to get started. Choosing a Base The base or frame of your tiny home can be made traditionally using materials including wood, sheet metal or whatever other building materials you Read More...
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3 More Tips for Making the Most of Your Tiny Kitchen

The kitchen is an essential component of any home, and you likely spend a lot of your time there. You prepare your daily meals here and you might host gatherings with family or friends in your kitchen. But if you live in a small apartment or home, you probably don’t have a very spacious kitchen. That doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of this area. Even a small kitchen can be organized in a way that makes it Read More...

4 Pieces of Furniture That Fit Perfectly in Tiny Homes

Tiny living means you have less stuff to manage, but what little you have you need to manage well. Keeping things organized and put away will make your house feel more spacious and less cluttered. Bathroom Cabinet Few people can put all of their bathroom necessities in one small medicine chest. Instead, consider adding a bathroom cabinet directly over the toilet so you have space for all your personal cleansing supplies. Also, look for a shallow spot in your tiny home Read More...

Why a Tiny Home Might Be Right for You

Tiny homes are very popular, but how do you know if one is right for you? They offer advantages other homes can’t, and they fit the unencumbered lifestyle many people crave. If you think you want a tiny house, consider the other benefits they have to offer. You’ll Save a Lot of Money Tiny homes are much cheaper to buy or build than a traditionally sized home. They have less square footage, which means you won’t pay a lot for heating Read More...

How to Pull Off a Retro Interior Home Design in Your Tiny Home

More people today seem to be into retro interior home-design styles. It seems that the common home furnishings and decor elements from the 1970s through the 1990s are popular retro eras many wish to draw from in these more modern times. Using this decorating style in tiny homes can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s certainly not impossible. Look for smaller kitchen appliances and scaled-down furniture in your favorite retro time period. The 70s According to Flooring America, interior Read More...

Is Minimalism Going to Be the Future of Home Design?

If you’ve gotten tired of dealing with excess possessions and you wish that you could enjoy more open space in your home, then the minimalism trend might have piqued your interest. However, before diving in, you’ve probably wondered whether minimalism applies to interior design in a way that will endure in the future. Read on to learn more about minimalist design in order to decide whether it’s right for you.  Minimalism and Interior Design Minimalism centers around the idea that less Read More...

3 Wall Fixes for a More Attractive Living Space

Are you looking to add some personality to your living space? Your walls are the perfect place to use your imagination to liven up your home. Read on to learn three wall fixes for a more attractive living space. Paint Paint is the most commonly used medium for adding color to walls, and new wall color can make a huge impact on a space. There is plenty of room for bringing your own style to the painting process. You can choose Read More...