Friday, November 20, 2015 in
Keeping your exterior door hardware looking like new while it
builds up with dirt, oil and other contaminates can often be
accomplished with a little warm water and a damp cloth. But what if your deadbolt is an electronic
touchscreen lock? Are there special precautions you need to take to
Friday, October 30, 2015 in
The rich, luxurious look of black and white decor is in! The two
opposites contrast perfectly to create a modern look, but done in
large doses can leave your home feeling cold and uninviting. That's
where soft gold tones - like Schlage's newest finish, satin brass - come in
to completely transform...
Friday, October 16, 2015 in
Taking on a remodeling project can be a huge expense when you
have to rely on professionals to get the job done. If you'd like to
spruce up the look of your home but don't have the time or money to
hire someone else, try finishing one of these twelve home
remodeling (or re-decorating) projects to...
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in
Are you considering a home
remodeling project? There's one simple detail that is often
overlooked but actually makes a huge impact in the look and feel of
your home: your door hardware.
According to a recent survey conducted
online by Hanley Wood, 41% of
professional home builders and remodelers...
Friday, September 11, 2015 in
Furniture, decor and artwork aren't the only ways you can get
the perfect Contemporary look in your home. Contemporary
styles rely on the simplicity of color and shape to provide
their aesthetic appeal, rather than elaborate design, making even
the smallest of details have a major impact. Here are...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in
Satin Brass and Gold finishes are quickly becoming one of the
most popular choices for the home as a modern update to Bright
Brass - especially in furniture and cabinetry trends. From
lighting, to plumbing, and door hardware, the matte look of Satin Brass is becoming the star of the show,
Monday, August 31, 2015 in
Like many homeowners, you may often feel overwhelmed with the
number of improvements you need to make to your home. It's hard to
see the progress when you're focused on large projects that take
months to finish. This week, try focusing on the little
improvements that take no more than an afternoon...
Monday, August 24, 2015 in
Locks, door handles, levers, knobs, whatever you call them, are
high-impact details that are often overlooked in a home. We spoke
with a two interior designers, J.D. Dick of Cabinetry
Ideas and Tom Korecki of Thomas & Jayne Interior Design, to get
the scoop on what the pros think of door hardware as...
Friday, August 7, 2015 in
Minimalist home decor features like right angles, clean
geometric shapes, and flat surfaces are beginning to peak in the
modern home decor space. These popular features are
rooted in the 1920s through 1930s Bauhaus style that was sparked by
the Bauhaus art school in Germany - the most influential...
Monday, July 27, 2015 in
Are you considering updating your front door and adding a little
more curb appeal? According to this year's Hanley Wood Cost vs. Value report, a little
curb appeal can go a long way in adding value to your home. One of
the simplest and impactful ways to upgrade your curb appeal is
simply through a...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 in
Renovating your home is often a financial and emotionally taxing
process that can take months of stress to complete. If you dread
the thought of taking on another costly project, you are not alone.
The good news is - not all remodeling projects need to cost a
fortune to add more value to your home....
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in
Looking for a unique way to give your kitchen and bath more
personality? Try mixing finishes to create visual interest that is
both refined and intriguing. In the past, home owners thought very
little about plumbing and hardware and sought only to purchase a
functional item that blends in to the...
Friday, June 26, 2015 in
Inspired by the glamorous flair of the 1920s and 30s, Polished
Nickel is a designer finish that says “contemporary” without
shouting it. For homes with reflective accents, stainless steel
appliances and mirrored surfaces, Polished Nickel provides acomplementary flourish that won’t overwhelm its...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 in
Welcome to the Schlage Family, Polished Nickel and
If you've stepped into a home decor retail shop or boutique
lately, you've probably noticed a few design trends coming through
in a number of ways. More and more, we are seeing furniture,
lighting and other accessories adopt unique, warm...
Monday, June 8, 2015 in
Whether you're remodeling your home for resale, or ready for
something new, taking a look at the top trends can help you inspire
or prioritize those projects before they happen. Here's a look at
five of the most popular home remodeling projects so far in
1. Luxurious Master Bath
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in
Are you feeling uninspired every time you walk in to your
kitchen? It may be time for a few updates - but not the costly
kind! Below are eleven of our favorite small updates that will
breathe new life into your kitchen while avoiding the headache of a
1. Open Shelving
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 in
Moving in to a brand new home that is a blank slate can be
exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Even after
thoughtfully curated accessories and palettes take their place, it
can be tough to feel as though your personal style is accurately
reflected. Sometimes, the answer to this struggle...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 in
As spring works its way to life, it's time to get rid of
winter's evidence and give your home a light, clean feeling. For
some, Mother Nature may not be sure which season she wants to stick
with so we put this interior checklist together to help you tackle
little updates while you're still stuck...
Friday, March 20, 2015 in
If there's one thing we've learned from this year's cost vs. value report, it's that
over-improving won't help you recoup those major costs when it
comes time to sell your home. As long as your home is functional
and major repairs that impact the integrity are not needed, your
dollars and time will...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 in
This month, we've shown you how doors aren't just a barrier
between rooms. They can become an extension of your personal style
with the right creative twist. If you've been inspired
to try something new on your doors, we'd like to share a few of our
favorite painting tips that will help you pull off...