Month: April 2017

Go 3D With Your Wall Designs

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Photo credit: WallArt, mywallart.com Add a third-dimension to your walls: 3D wall panels can offer a unique, eye-catching look. One company called WallArt offers chic, environmentally friendly wall coverings. The three-dimensional effect can help add the “wow” factor to a room, whether styled as ultra-modern or country chic. You can choose from several geometric designs, […]

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How To Have A Stress-Free Kitchen Remodel

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A kitchen is the nucleus of any home. It makes sense that an up-to-date kitchen adds value to your home and to your lifestyle. At Porch, we’re here to empower homeowners by providing the tools and confidence to hire great home improvement professionals. Make sure you’re prepared for every stage of your kitchen remodel with […]

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How To Have a Seamless Interior Painting Project

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Whether you’ve just moved into a new home or your decor just needs an update, interior painting is a great way to breath life into your space. Your new walls will surround you for years to come, so it’s important to choose the right color and hire the best painter. If you’re painting your home […]

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How to Select the Right Sheen to Your Paint

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Photo courtesy Paint Quality Institute Many do-it-yourself painters spend hours selecting the perfect paint colors, but give far less thought to the sheen they’ll use.  That’s short sighted, according to Debbie Zimmer, spokesperson for the Paint Quality Institute. “Paint sheen affects not only the initial appearance of a paint job, but also its long-term performance,” says […]

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How To Prevent Poisons From Taking Over Your Home

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Keeping homes safe is at the top of the to-do list for any homeowner so it’s important to know what kinds of toxins can potentially be in your home without being aware. This year, March 19th-25th is Poison Prevention Week, a time to remember to cleanse your home of unwanted and potentially toxic substances. Some […]

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What To Expect From Your Exterior Painting Project

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Painting the exterior of your home is one of the most beneficial projects you can do. Your elevated curb appeal will be enjoyed by your family, neighbors and real estate agent, if you ever choose to sell. As you can imagine, exterior painting is a very weather dependent project, so you’ll want to plan ahead. […]

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5 Low-Budget Renovation Ideas for Every Homeowner

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  It’s time to renovate—cue the heavy sigh and sound of money draining from your bank account, right? Luckily, that may not be the case this time. There are many ways to renovate your home, giving it a refreshed look and feel, without spending thousands of dollars. These creative ideas use inexpensive accessories, DIY installation […]

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It’s Now Cool to Have Mismatched Fixtures

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A home with a mix of chrome, nickel, brass, and bronze fixtures may prompt some home buyers to pause. But such mismatches are actually on trend. (Good news to those remodelers who may not have gotten around quite yet to updating all of those fixtures to the same color!) That means pretty much anything goes […]

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The Best Paint To Use For Your Exterior

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Painting the exterior of your home is a great way to boost curb appeal without replacing your entire siding. Whether you choose to DIY or hire a professional, here’s how to choose the best paint for your home.   Tips Cleaning: Make sure you thoroughly clean your siding before applying any primer or paint. Depending […]

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Most Popular Bathroom Trends for 2017

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Move over traditional styles. Contemporary and transitional-styled bathrooms are overtaking traditional in design preferences, according to the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The member survey reveals some of the following bathroom trends this year: Most popular color schemes: Whites, off/whites, and gray Also, young design professionals […]

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