Dympna Fay-Hart
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Home Improvements & Decor

12 Ideas I Love . . . To Spruce Up, Decorate, or Stage Your Home

You don't need lots of money to have a beautiful and stylish home.  After all, most people have to work with a limited budget.

Here are 12 ideas I love . . . to decorate, spruce up, or stage your home on a budget.

1.  Create high impact for your built-in bookshelves by either painting the back of the bookshelves with a deep color that coordinates with the room or lining the backs with an interesting wallpaper.  This is a way to give depth to the bookshelves and add some drama.  

How To Spot A Home Improvement Scammer

Lately it seems I've seen more instances in social media and on television of unscrupulous remodeling and home repair contractors who are scamming consumers, especially the elderly.

If you are planning to do a major remodeling project or even a smaller repair on your home, it is always best to get a recommendation from a trusted source. 

If you don't have someone locally to ask, then you can always give me a call.  We know lots of reputable people and companies that provide great services of all kinds to homeowners in the Chicagoland area.

What are some of the signs that a home improvement contractor may be a scammer?  Well, they don't usually look like this guy . . . it would be nice if they did :-).

5 Ideas To Make Your Kitchen Look & Feel Expensive

Great kitchens sell homes.  The kitchen is one of the (or perhaps THE) most important room in the house.  

Want to enjoy your kitchen more, and also make it a significant selling feature when it's time to move on?  Can't afford a complete makeover?  Need DIY projects?

We're going to explore 5 great ideas you can accomplish on a small budget that will look and feel like you spent a ton.