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5 Unique Interior Door Makeovers to Dress Up Your Home This Winter

Looking for a quick winter project that will transform the look of your home? Try giving one - or more - of your interior doors a makeover for an easy project that makes a big impact. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for dressing up those boring old doors and making them pop. 1. Get the farmhouse...

How to Choose Door Hardware for Your Home

Whether you just purchased a new home, have faulty hardware, or just want to make an upgrade from an outdated style, there are plenty of reasons you may need to update your door hardware. How do you determine which hardware is best for your needs? Here are a few things you should consider before...

6 Interior Remodeling Projects You Can Do On Your Own This Winter

When it comes to home remodeling activities, the bulk of your projects may take place during the warmer months of the year. But, there's no reason to waste time waiting around during the cold and letting those winter blues take over. Here are six interior remodeling projects you can easily complete...

How to Choose the Right Brands for Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Choosing the right products and materials for your next home remodeling project can often be just as stressful as the project itself. When is it worth the splurge? Which items can you never afford to skimp on quality? The last thing you want to do is spend all that time completing a project only to...

Our Top 10 Home Decor and DIY Blog Posts of 2015

As we round out the end of 2015, homeowners and designers alike are gearing up to embrace new designs and trends for 2016. Let's take a look back at our ten most popular blog posts when it comes to home decor and DIY projects. Which topic inspired your home renovations most in 2015? 1. How to Make...

How to Prep Your Front Door for Winter

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays and change in seasons, there are plenty of things to worry about as you wrap up the year. Don't let your front door be one of them. Here are five things you should consider doing before winter settles in. Farmhouse Exterior by Newtown Architects & Building...

How to Properly Clean and Care for Your Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt

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 properly...

Go Modern and Luxurious with Black, White and Gold Decor

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...

12 Home Remodeling Projects You Can Do Without a Professional

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...

9 Moments You Should Consider Replacing Your Door Hardware

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...

6 Small Details that Complete Your Contemporary Home

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...

17 DIY Projects That Add a Touch of Gold to Your Home

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, especially...

12 DIY Projects You Can Complete in One Afternoon

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...

What Designers Really Think of Door Hardware

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...

Complete Your Modern Home With a Bauhaus-inspired Finishing Touch

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...

Welcome Your Guests In Style: 5 Front Door Looks You Should Try

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...

Easy Home Renovation Projects Under $500

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....

How to Mix Hardware Finishes the Right Way

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...

Get the Look: Polished Nickel

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...

2 Must-Try Finishes: Polished Nickel and Satin Brass

Welcome to the Schlage Family, Polished Nickel and Satin Brass! 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...