It's been a long day at work, it's been a miserable ride in the traffic commute and you still aren't all that jazzed about walking through your front door. If that's the case, we bet it has to do with one of the things this post mentions — and we've got a fix that can help.
Bathrooms are essential to the function of a family home, and whether they're efficient and sufficient can make or break the time it takes for kids to get ready in the morning get clean at night. Unfortunately, they aren't always the easiest rooms to tailor to children's needs. Here are five common problems that parents face in kids' bathroom design, along with some potential solutions.
You've made it! You've decided to live together, merging your two households into one. But figuring out how all your stuff can live together, from your grandmother’s nesting tables to his battered but beloved recliner, well, that can be a tiny bit more challenging. Developing a unified and mutually agreed upon aesthetic that showcases both of your personalities and makes your space feel like home may take some work. Never fear: American Signature Furniture wants to help. Enter for your chance to win $2,000 of chic furniture, and follow these 4 steps to keep you stylish and sane in your new shared digs:
Yes, hooks in the bathroom are a nice thing for things like towels and bathrobes. But that's just the tip of the organizing iceberg. For such wee little things, they are a quick and powerful storage solution with endless possibilities. Install a bunch around the house in unconventional places, and watch your home's functionality grow exponentially.
Cleaning the house not on your list of favorite ways to spend your time? You might want to check and see if you're unintentionally making things worse on yourself. From spending more time on cleaning tasks than you need to, to just not being efficient, peruse this list of seven things you could be doing that's making it harder to keep your house clean, and see if you can eliminate one to make cleaning the house easier or faster!
If you remember this Before & After project, then you know Kristen of The Painted Hive is not messing around when it comes to furniture transformations. She's especially good at taking run-of-the-mill laminate furniture and turning those pieces into polished projects you're be proud to have at home.
Last year at this time I was given an incredible tour of the Billy bookcase factory in Falkoping, Sweden. After a three hour drive directly out into the heart of the country, we came to a long low building in which every Billy bookcase is made. Owned and operated by a family that has worked with IKEA since 1952, the operation was the cleanest and most efficient I've ever seen. Running 24/7, the factory makes 25,000 bookcases a day and was warehousing nearly a million to have in stock for the summer holidays.