Homeownership From The 40s-60s Rose Quite A Bit

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he rapid rise in homeownership, which transformed the nation from a majority of renters in 1940 to a 60 percent homeowner majority by the 1960s, was fueled by the availability of credit. As Stone points out, residential mortgage indebtedness grew three times as fast as the GNP and disposable personal income from 1946 to 1965,…

Indoor And Outdoor Doghouse Ideas

Do you have a furry family member who needs his or her own space?  Doghouses have been the traditional “main” den for dogs for years.  However, since most dogs are now indoor dogs only, the doghouse has moved indoors and been replaced by the crate.  Whether wire or wood or plastic, these “houses” can be…

8 Popular Countertop Materials

When designing or remodeling a kitchen, choosing the countertops can be a difficult decision.  There are so many options, from color to material, and a wide range of prices.  Once you start to narrow things down, however, it can actually start to be pretty fun.  The best thing to get your mind going when choosing…

Amazing Gazebo Ideas

Do you want to add a gazebo to your yard?  These timeless pieces of architecture are a great way to add character to a yard without having to do a lot.  They can quickly spruce up a plain yard and add the appearance of wealth and luxury without breaking the bank.  Gazebos can also be…

Walkway Ideas

Do you want to re-do your old and worn out walkway at your house?  Updating a walkway to something a bit more modern and fresh can give your home an incredibly new look for a fraction of the cost of larger renovations.  Whether in the front yard or back, this can be a very fun…

Girls Make Believe Fantasy Bedroom Ideas

As a little girl do you remember always wanting to pretend that you were a princess in a fairy tale?  I remember making my room into a castle and pretending that I was high up in a tower looking down on my kingdom.  If you have little girls then you might want to build their…

Country Cottage Decorating Ideas And DIY

Do you have a country cottage that you like to take vacations in?  Perhaps you don’t have a cottage but you want your current home or apartment to have that chic appearance of a weekend getaway.  Nothing is cozier than some country cottage decor and cheer.  There are a lot of design aesthetics to choose…

Interior Barn Doors

Interior barn doors are all the rage right now.  Giving a rustic and repurposed feel to any home or apartment, these unique and decorative doors can be suspended on tracks so they can slide side to side rather than open and shut outwards.  It’s very popular to use actual doors from older barns and homes…

Outdoor Fire Pits And Fireplaces

Nothing adds a touch of luxury and warmth to a backyard like a fire pit!  Whether propane or wood burning, these additions offer a focal point for gathering and provide heat on cold nights, making your backyard usable through more of the year.  I always love going to friends parties and seeing that they have…

Wide Plank Wood Flooring – Ideas And Tips

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he floors in your home can have a major impact on both the look and feel of the space.  Redoing floors can make a previously shabby home light up with charm and elegance.  Choosing a type of flooring can be hard, but for those looking for a more rustic look then wide plank wood flooring…