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How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

Question: What’s the best and cleanest way to remove a popcorn ceiling? Answer: Removing popcorn ceilings can be a daunting task. Here are a few ways to make the process …

Curb Appeal Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Painting Practical Tips For the Home

Whitewashing Brick

Question: Why would you want to whitewash brick? How do you do it? Answer: Whitewashing can be a beautiful and lower-maintenance alternative to painting your entire brick exterior. Though today’s …

Bath Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Kitchen

6 Steps to Getting a Tile Look You Love

Whether you’re renovating a kitchen or adding on a guest bath, you’ll likely need to select tiles to complete the design. I’ve just finished my own bathroom renovation, and I …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Keeping Your Design Project on Target and within Budget

Here are just two of the many choices I had to make during my recent bathroom remodel, neither of which I anticipated in advance: Where should the tile pattern begin …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips

Three Reasons to Bring in the Reinforcements

My sister had a serious storage crisis at her house.  She called me, and working together, we figured out that she could convert her rarely used guest bedroom into a walk-in …

Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Tips for Building or Remodeling with Contractors

Working with a contractor can be one of the best experiences you ever have…or one of the worst. Here are some suggestions on how to ensure that your remodeling or new …

Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Painting Practical Tips For the Home

How Do You Choose the Right White Paint?

Most brands of paint have more than 100 shades of white! To help you select the perfect one, gather a variety of white paint swatches and mount them on a …