Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in
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...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 in
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just want to make an upgrade from an outdated style, there are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...
Friday, January 22, 2016 in
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...
Monday, January 18, 2016 in
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...
Thursday, December 31, 2015 in
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...
Monday, November 30, 2015 in
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.
Exterior by Newtown
Architects & Building...
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...