DIY carousels keep disarray at bay and food within reach.
Decorchick’s pantry remodel features six lazy-Susan “carousels” that transformed her food closet from frenzied to fantastic.
“They’re the best idea ever,” says Emily, aka Decorchick. “I knew the carousels would be great. They make the pantry more organized, and that’s just what I wanted.”
Emily’s “before” pantry was a riot of cereal boxes, peanut butter jars, baking goods, aluminum foil, and assorted canned goods. Items disappeared into the deep recesses of the corner cabinet, rarely to be seen again. And the pantry floor was a mess of onion sacks, cleaning tools, and supplies.
We see lots of kitchen trends at HouseLogic, so we know it’s easy to get swept along with what’s in vogue, only to get bummed out by your faddish design choices a few years later. Thank you — and damn you — Pinterest.
But chances are you’re only going to remodel your current kitchen once. After all, a complete kitchen renovation has a national median cost of $60,000, according to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. With that much on the line, you want to make all the right moves. If you do, you could recover about 67% of your investment if you sell.
So we’re here to future-proof you from angst by naming the seven definitive kitchen features that will retain their beauty, marketability, and value — all while giving you lasting enjoyment.
#1: White is the Dominant Color
Bottom line: White is the most marketable color. You’ll always find it atop the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual survey of most popular kitchen colors. It simply doesn’t go out of style.
Posted By Virginia Street Office on Wednesday, June 08, 2016 1:08:00 PM | 2 Comments
This Parade of Homes, visit Centerra Ridge to see Cottages for Kids. The Cottages are part of an effort by one of our agents, Kristina Rhodes, to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. We're so proud of Kristina's passion and involvement in our community!
Tickets can be purchased for $10 or 3 for $25. Each ticket gives you one entry with which you can vote for your favorite cottage and the chance to win it for your own home. This Sunday at 6, winners will be drawn.
Take the opportunity to check out the cottages and support the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The Cottages will be open 5-8 the remainder of this week and 1-6 Saturday and Sunday.
The 2016 Tox Away Day will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Civic Center parking lot at Ninth and Walnut.
The Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, or "Tox Away" Day, offers residents a safe disposal option for household hazardous chemicals as well as an opportunity for them to learn about ways to properly store, handle and dispose of these materials.
What would you do to avoid removing wallpaper? Probably whatever you could, judging by the stories of woe we found on the web.
DIYer Rachel Meeks wrote in her “Small Notebook” blog that she was so overwhelmed by the prospect of removing 40-year-old wallpaper from several rooms that she actuallyknocked down a couple of walls rather than spend time scraping. That fear and dread are also palpable in online forums on the topic, where many people strongly advise: Get a pro to do it. (Subtext: Have a cocktail instead.)
Can’t argue with the cocktail idea, but here’s a fact that will come as a huge surprise to many DIYers: With a little bit of know-how, removing wallpaper just isn’t that hard. If you want to save a few hundred bucks on a pro, it’s actually a fairly simple DIY project — as even Meeks later found out — so long as you have the right info, tools, and expectations. (It’s gonna take some time!)
First, Check to See If Your Walls Were Primed
Anyone who’s managed to remove wallpaper lickety-split likely (and luckily) had walls that were sealed with wallpaper primer before they were papered, says Geoff Sharp, owner and founder of Sharper Impressions Painting Co., which operates in several cities including Atlanta and Indianapolis.
Priming, which became more common in the 1990s, prevents the wet glue from soaking into plaster or drywall and forming a tough-to-break bond. Loosen a corner or seam with a putty knife and pull. If it peels off in a sheet, you got primed!
Being able to peel off wallpaper in complete or partial sheets after lifting the corners with a putty knife is called dry stripping. With well-primed...