Home Improvement

Explore tips & tricks to improve and transform the specific aspects of your home for the better – from home exteriors, furniture, walls, and ceilings to garage, flooring, and outdoors.

Home Improvement

Accent Door Color for Red Brick House
| Updated August 17, 2023 | Published August 17, 2023

You can contrast against your red brick home by choosing a green-colored door, since red and green are complementary colors. Alternatively, embrace an entirely warm color palette by opting for an orange or wooden door. There is also the option of using neutral colors such as beige or white to try to tone down the effect of the red bricks if you find the color to be too harsh.

Door Rough Opening Sizes
| Updated August 14, 2023 | Published August 14, 2023

Door rough opening sizes are typically 2 inches wider and 2.5 inches taller than the door size. For instance, the rough opening for a 36 × 80-inch door should be 38 × 82.5 inches.

How to decorate a staircase wall
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The staircase wall is one of the largest areas of blank canvas in most homes, yet it is also the most underused. The great expanse of the wall along the side of a staircase will usually be double height, making it a prime spot of real estate for creating a feature. Here we explore ways to maximize your staircase wall’s potential with several decorative ideas.

Accent Colors for Gray House
| Updated August 10, 2023 | Published August 10, 2023

White and black are classic accent colors for a gray house, creating a contrast with shade rather than hue. For a brighter or bolder choice, red and yellow are both excellent accent colors for homes with gray exteriors.

Outdoor Table Decor Ideas
| Updated August 6, 2023 | Published August 6, 2023

There are many ways you can customize your outdoor table decor to suit your party, and determine the type of vibe and atmosphere of your event. From casual, coastal themes, to glam and glitzy styles, there are many different ways you can utilize items you already have at home to stye your outside space.

Broom Sizes
| Updated August 2, 2023 | Published August 2, 2023

The standard broom size typically ranges from 52 to 57 inches (132 to 145 cm) in total length. This includes a 34 to 40-inch (46 to 102 cm) handle and an 18-inch-long (101 cm) broom head. The width of the broom head usually spans between 7 to 12 inches (18 to 30 cm).

Deck Colors for A White House
| Updated August 1, 2023 | Published August 1, 2023

Houses that have been painted white, or have white siding, are one of the easiest to coordinate with because you’re guaranteed that any colors will go with white. Decks in neutral colors will work well with white, and even brighter or dark colors can be good options.

What Color to Paint Soffit and Fascia
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Choosing the right color for your soffit and fascia can have a major impact on your home’s curb appeal and can even result in an increased property valuation. Popular colors for soffit and fascia include white, gray, black, and beige, but there are many other colors you could opt for.

Egg chair dimensions
| Updated July 22, 2023 | Published July 22, 2023

While egg chairs share the same shape, they come in a range of different sizes which can make choosing the right egg chair a challenge. A standard egg chair has dimensions of around 43 inches in height, 34 inches in width, and 31 inches in depth, though this can vary between each model.

Front Door Window Covering Ideas
| Updated July 22, 2023 | Published July 22, 2023

Choosing a front door with a window in it is a popular way to allow more light into the entryway, and some people also like to see who is at their door before opening it up to visitors. However, there are also some drawbacks to having a window in your front door, such as a lack of privacy or light flooding in early in the morning and waking you up.

Bed Slat Sizes
| Updated July 19, 2023 | Published July 19, 2023

Bed slats come in a range of width sizes from 1 inch to 4 inches, while the length measurements need to correspond to the size of the mattress.

Swivel Chair Dimensions
| Updated July 19, 2023 | Published July 19, 2023

There are a huge variety of different options available, making it difficult to know which swivel chair dimensions are right for you. On average, most swivel chairs will have a seat height range of between 16 and 21 inches, and a backrest measuring between 12 and 18 inches in height.