Tips & Tricks

Useful for Everyday Life

Welcome to our cozy corner of expert advice at Great Impressions Interiors’ Tips & Tricks page! We know just how vital both the look and feel of your space are, from keeping it all polished to trying out your own decor projects. Packed with everything from clever cleaning tips to the secret behind streak-free windows, we’ve got you covered. Ready to get inspired and make some magic in your space? Let’s dive in!

Cleaning Tips

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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.

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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.

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JAWS Cleaning Refill Pods

I love how these concentrated pods work! Just mix them with water in the spray bottle, and I get an effective, streak-free cleaner. It's great because when the bottle's empty, I refill it with water, add another pod, and it's like new. Plus, I'm happy knowing both the bottles and pods are recyclable, cutting down on waste

Home Decor Tips

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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!

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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.

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Decorating Trend
a  Wise Investment

A custom door can enhance the overall aesthetic and perceived value of the property. Installing a new front door proves to be a good return on your investment.

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Details Make the
Difference

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

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Proper Height for
Light Fixtures

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

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Add Character

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

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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.

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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.

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