If you’ve been in the same home for a long time, it’s easy to start feeling like things are just not as nice as they once were. Spring is the perfect time for a little spruce up, and we’re not talking about a full-blown remodel. We’re talking a sort of quick pick-me-up to take your home from drab to fab with minimal effort and get you loving where you live again. Continue reading
You say tomato, they say tomahto… you love vibrant, bright, exuberant color, your other half prefers all things neutral. If your live-in partner is beholden to beige and a subtle, dark khaki accent is as far they’re willing to go, but you crave chocolate and turquoise, is it time to call the whole thing off?
Nah, it’s just time to compromise a bit. Fortunately, that can be easy. Continue reading
We usually focus on the positive here at Inspired Habitat, but every now and then, we all face a décor challenge. The paint color turns out to be a lot more orange than apricot, or that red silk pillow you loved just doesn’t go in your beach cottage décor. Or maybe you just moved into your dream home – well, not counting the circa-1980 tiles and horrid paint job. Maybe you’re in the midst of a remodel and the floors or tile are not quite ready for primetime yet. Life doesn’t always hand us a blank slate. Continue reading
Decorating with color can seem intimidating. What if you don’t like it? Sure, it looks great on the home décor website, but how realistic is it to live with? If you’ve ever craved a bit of color in your life, but held back because you feared it just wasn’t good for day-to-day life, keep reading. We’ve assembled easy tips to make color really work… really. Continue reading
Painting, it’s an easy DIY, so why bother to hire a contractor for the job? You may lack the time, or be working with a hard-to-paint space with high ceilings and lots of architectural details. Maybe you’ve got an old place where there may be lead paint to deal with. Or maybe you’re not the DIY type. There are plenty of reasons to call in the pros. No matter what your reasons, it’s important to get apples-to-apples estimates from multiple contractors, and that’s not always easy to do. When you’re talking to the pros, check them out first, then have a checklist for the things you want to see on the estimate.