Cleaning Tips


Quartz and Granite Countertop Cleaning

Do you see the common ingredient in these cleaning products? Citrus. Look for dishwashing liquid or disinfecting wipes with lemon or orange. Wipe down counters with the wipes or soft cloth saturated with the diluted dishwashing 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


Do it yourself with ready made picture frames.

Looking for a way to add some personality to bland walls? Give them a bit of visual texture with ready made picture frames. Simply paint them to match your walls, or if you’re feeling bold, try a different color!


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!


Details Make the Difference

Banding on plain draperies or shades can make all the difference.


Proper Height for Light Fixtures

The proper placement is 30-34″ from the bottom of the fixture to the table or island top.


Add Character

Consider doing something out of character when you reupholster like running stripes horizontally.


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.


Can't decide if the room arrangement/wall art is right?

Take a photo. Usually, as you study the photo, the answer pops right out.


Think you’ve found the perfect paint color?

Want a lighter brighter room?  Look at the LRV (light reflective value) on the sample.  The higher the number, the lighter the room.