Not Your Grandma’s Door – How to Make Your Doors Unique

If you are doing a home renovation, or you just want to make a change to one room, you can transform the personality of a place by changing the door. You don’t have to call Dawson Doors New York for all of these. Take a chance and try some do-it-yourself ideas.

Barn Doors

Sliding barn doors are a recent trend, and they can do wonders for a room. Use them for entry doors, bathroom doors, or over cabinets or open shelving to hide the less tidy sections.

Hidden Doors

Just like in your favorite mystery, you can have your own secret door. Your door can masquerade as a bookshelf by turning a typically framed doorway into the nook for a hinged bookcase. What could be cooler than that? 

Dutch Doors

Dutch doors are a great idea if you have kids or dogs. If you want to limit access to a room but still have visibility, keeping the bottom closed and the top open would work well. You can even create your own from a full door. You can choose a rustic style or a more finished one, depending on your taste.

Brightly Painted Doors

Release your inner Picasso or Pollock by making your door a work of art. You can do a free-form with multiple colors or recreate a masterpiece. If that sounds too ambitious, pick some unexpected colors like neons, glow-in-the-dark or even chalkboard paint. Find unexpected objects to trim it like bottle caps, faux jewels or fabric trim. 

Reimagined Doors

If you have a farmhouse style, a fun replacement for a pantry door is a vintage screen door. If you have a panel door, try removing the panel and replacing it with glass. Don’t want it to be completely transparent? Just apply some frosted window film to one side.

With a little imagination, some time and a little elbow grease, you can completely change the look of a room. Using an unexpected door can be a fun and exciting way to update your home.

 

Travel And Explore

‘Spotted this beautiful home decor at Hobby Lobby.  Yes, don’t lose your sense of wonder. Travel and explore while you can. Collect memories and experiences not material things.  Memories and experiences are way more important. If you want this piece, visit a Hobby Lobby store near you and check this out at the home decor section.

Off topic: Hobby Lobby is marking down all their 4th of July merchandise to 66% off as of the moment. Also, as early as now, they have already displaying Fall and Christmas decorations. 🙂

Tips To Follow To Enjoy A Successful Move

Moving homes can be a challenging process due to the number of tasks that are involved. From packing up each room of the home to safely transporting the belongings, it can make for a difficult transition. Fortunately, there are a few tips to follow when you want to enjoy a successful move.

1. Color Code Each Room

Make it easy to keep items that belong in the same room together by color coding each box. Use duct tape and colored markers to label the boxes and make it easy to determine which room they go in when unloading everything into the new home.

2. Hire Professional Movers

Instead of attempting to lift heavy items yourself, opt for hiring professional movers to help you with the process and make it easier to transport the items. The movers will bring their own supplies and truck to ensure that you have what you need on hand. This will also reduce the risk of injury to help you stay safe by leaving the heavy lifting to the professionals.

3. Purge Before Packing

Make it a point to purge your home before you pack everything into moving boxes. Go through each bedroom and closet to remove clothes, children’s toys, and decor that are no longer needed. Make it a rule to throw out items that haven’t been used in the last year and sell or donate the personal belongings. This will make it easier to have fewer items to pack to ensure that you don’t need a larger moving truck.

4. Hire Motorcycle Transportation Services

One of the most common challenges that can come with moving is transporting a motorcycle. Consider hiring motorcycle transport services to have the bike shipped to your new location and protect it from damage. Other motorized sporting equipment that you own can also be transported, which includes jet skis and ATVs.

5. Use Clothes to Wrap Dishes

Save money on bubble wrap by using scarves, socks, and clothes to wrap dishes in to prevent the items from breaking. This will make it easier to utilize more space in the moving boxes. Plates should also be packed vertically to reduce the amount of pressure that is applied.

When you want to have a successful move, there are a few tips to follow to ensure that you can transport everything efficiently. With the right steps and tools used, you’ll avoid stress and can settle in quickly into your new home.