Pat's proven tips and tricks!
Quartz and Granite Countertop Cleaning
Do you see the common ingredient in these cleaning products? Citrus. Look for dish washing liquid or disinfecting wipes with lemon or orange. Wipe down counters with the wipes or a soft cloth saturated with the diluted dish washing liquid. Dry with a terry cloth towel. This will clean and disinfect without leaving a waxy residue that some products labeled specifically as a "granite cleaner" will do.
Glass and Mirror Cleaner
The windows in my house are a bear to clean. Each window consists of 16 individual panes! What a pain!! I found this mixture to clean streak free. Mix in a spray bottle 1/3 each water, rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. Add 1 drop of dishwashing liquid and keep on hand.
Home Decor Tips
Want a Dramatic Bathroom?
Use MORE tile rather than less for drama. On walls, use more tile than drywall to make a statement. When the tile reaches higher, it feels richer and looks more finished. Consider laying tile all the way to the ceiling in a shower.
Decorating Trend - Colorful Front Doors
Here is a quick and easy way to spruce up your home's exterior. Paint your front door a cheery hue for maximum impact.
Simple Table Arrangement
Wine bottles saved because of the color and shape and hostas from the yard make a simple, fresh table arrangement.
What is the proper height to position a light fixture over a dining table or island?
Proper placement is 30-34" from the bottom of the fixture to the table or island top.
Thinking of using an upholstered ottoman as a cocktail table?
The length of the ottoman should be approximately 60% of the total length of your sofa. That equates to a typical 84" sofa having a 50" ottoman.