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Tuesday, June 28 2016
Rushing to get ready for your 4th of July party? Here are some quick and easy home decoration ideas.
If the holiday weekend snuck up on you the way it did us, you might be feeling a little rushed to pull everything together for your Independence Day festivities. Decorating your home for your party doesn’t have to be a headache, though. Here are some impressive-looking 4th of July décor ideas that will only take you minutes to pull together!
Set the stage from the moment people show up at your door with a wow-worthy wreath. Buy toothpick flags (you can get a 500-pack on Amazon for $12!) and a Styrofoam wreath. Stick the toothpicks into the wreath until you’ve covered it entirely. String it up for an instant patriotic touch!
Create no-sew covers for your outdoor chair cushions in minutes! You’ll just need two bandanas of the same color, four rubber bands, and some thin ribbon for each cushion. Lay one bandana on a flat surface, center the cushion on it, and top with the other bandana. Secure each corner with a rubber band and cover the band with your thin ribbon. Voilà!
If you’ve got a large tree in your backyard, consider adding a patriotic pop with these incredibly easy DIY lanterns! Buy a handful of white paper lanterns and some wide red, white, and blue ribbon. Using double-stick tape or glue dots, wrap the ribbon around the lantern. You can add a single stripe in the middle, or multiple stripes if you’re feeling particularly festive. Hang them up and enjoy!
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Monday, June 20 2016
Summer is officially here! Do these things to get your home ready for the new season.
Today marks the first official day of the warmest – and arguably most fun – season of the year. Now that summer is at our door, it’s time to welcome it in! These to-dos will help you prep your home for a great season ahead.
Plant some flowers. Bring color and beauty to your yard by planting fresh blooms in your yard. Add a couple of planters by the front door to up your curb appeal, and touch up the flowerbeds in your backyard. Lay fresh mulch, too.
Clean the gutters. This isn’t the most rewarding task, but it needs to be done before summer showers come!
Wash your patio furniture. After months of disuse, your patio furniture is probably looking a little tired. Hose it all off, and wash your outdoor fabrics according to the manufacturer’s instructions (most can be washed in your machine on warm).
Prep your grill. Get ready for the coming summer barbecues by scrubbing down your grill. Heat it up for 10 minutes before you start tackling the built-up gunk and it will come off more easily. Just make sure you disconnect it from the gas and let it cool before you get to it!
Clean your windows. Let the beautiful summer sun stream in through streak-free glass by wiping down your windows.
Hose off your deck/patio. Summer means no shoes! You can stroll around your yard without tracking a bunch of dirt inside by hosing off your patio, deck, and/or walkways.
Want to get more of the beautiful weather outside into your home? You can! Our Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Lift and Slide Patio Doors, Multi-Slide Patio Doors, Entry Doors, and beautiful Windows can help you enjoy indoor-outdoor living this summer. Contact the professionals at AG Millworks by simply clicking the Request A Quote button to get started!
Wednesday, June 15 2016
Ready to freshen up your traditional home? These tips will help you update without losing your home’s charm.
There’s a lot to love about a traditional home. With the history behind it and evident magnetism, an older home offers a lot. If you’ve fallen for a traditional home but want to make sure it looks charming, not dated, consider these tips to update it.
Let in light.
One of the biggest issues with older homes is the smaller windows and darker colors we find in so many of them. Installing windows to let in more natural light will make your space feel bigger, cleaner, and more modern. Just imagine how amazing your front room will feel with the sunlight streaming in! As a bonus, more windows mean you’ll use less electricity, cutting energy use and utility bills.
Don’t be afraid to pair contemporary elements with your home’s traditional features. Sleek metallic pulls on the cabinets in your kitchen can add a touch of “wow,” and a modern rug laid over the original flooring will help you home look traditional, not old. Play with your decor to find the right blend of elements for your particular home.
Keep it clean.
Make sure your home doesn’t feel old or dark by opting for light, neutral colors. While you might love the idea of an oxblood study, dark paint colors are going to make rooms feel smaller and more dated. Keep things light and airy to modernize your home’s look.
Are you ready to update your traditional home? We can customize Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Lift and Slide Patio Doors, Multi-Slide Patio Doors, Entry Doors, and beautiful Windows with decorative panels or cottage grids to help you blend your home’s existing charm with modern elements. Contact the professionals at AG Millworks by simply clicking the Request A Quote button to get started!