06/27/2017 02:33 PM
Why This Winter is the Best Time for That Interior Painting Job
We often associate painting as a task for the warm weather. And if you’re doing an exterior paint job, you may have to wait for it to be a little warmer, depending on what you want to do and what paint you’re using. But if you’ve got an interior paint job, this winter is the perfect time to get it done. Why? For these reasons.

You Can Get A Great Deal

The winter is traditionally a slow time for painting contractors. As a rule, they’ll have a busy summer, but just like the story of the ant and the grasshopper, they’ve got to put away a nut to get through the leaner winter months. As a result, if you’re looking for a deal, painting contractors are likely to give you a much better bid for an interior painting job than you’d get during the busy, overbooked summer when everyone’s trying to get their exterior painting work done.

You Can Get It Done Faster

Exterior painting jobs, summer or winter, have a clock that starts when the sun comes up and that runs out when the sun goes down. For reasons of quality and safety, it’s just not smart to keep painting at night. But, even if the sun goes down at four in the afternoon, you can have a painter work from nine to five with no problem; after all, you’re indoors. The sun doesn’t matter. This both gives you more flexibility to get the job done and ensures you can get it done faster.
Cover that ugly home problem with interior painting, no matter what the time of year.

You Don’t Have To Throw Open All The Windows

It’s true that you’ll need to be aware of paint fumes, which are not fun to be around even with all the windows open. But the truth is that you don’t need to throw open every window in a room you’re painting in; you just need to ensure proper ventilation, which is a much different story. Your heat bills may go up a little bit during an interior painting job, but compare that to the costs of booking a painting contractor during the summer.

Winter Air Is Great For Curing Paint

While the summer may have its virtue in many respects, there are parts about it painting contractors don’t enjoy, and one part of that is that humid summer air. The more humid it is outside, the longer you have to wait for the paint to dry. That holds up jobs, adds time to tasks, and generally makes an interior painting job a bit more expensive than it normally would be. But in the winter, with just a small crack of the window, those problems aren’t as prevalent.

It Gives You Time And Room In Your Budget For Other Projects Over The Summer

Finally, there’s this advantage, which you may not think about at first. By getting your interior painting out of the way, you’ll have more time and money this summer to focus on other jobs that are best done in the warm weather, whether you’re working on the facade of your house or just want a little more time for yourself.
So, this winter, don’t just stare at the walls; make them more colorful, with interior painting.

Originally Publish at: http://donovanspainting.com

06/29/2017 05:44 AM
Great Outdoor Living Space Ideas

Time to kick back and enjoy the great outdoors! Whether you have a large outdoor living space or a small living space, creating a unique outdoor living space that connects with your personality is a great way to go about creating a stylish place. Regardless if you have a porch, deck, patio and/or all three […]

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06/28/2017 05:37 AM
10 Outdoor Lighting Ideas You Must See

Outdoor lighting is a prominent aspect in any outdoor landscape décor it creates ambiance as well as practical function. It can even be taken a step further by incorporating various different lighting fixtures. In order to create the perfect lighting ambiance for you and your current décor. We have put together our take on the […]

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06/26/2017 05:16 AM
18 Pieces of Dual Purpose Furniture for Your Home

These dual purpose pieces help maximize available space in a home and also get twice the use because of functionality. Invest in thoughtful, innovative furniture and design solutions to help a space function better. Whether your family has clutter that needs to be stored or you want to hideaway your desk at the end of […]

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06/23/2017 06:11 AM
Trends in Backyard Design

The very first thing you may notice from someone’s home is their landscape and/or backyard space. The reason being these areas tend to showcase the beauty of a home from the moment you lay eyes on it. Every year we become bombarded with different trends and your backyard space will not be an exception. If […]

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06/22/2017 05:00 AM
17 Modern Sinks to Enhance a Home

Look no further than these modern sinks when looking to enhance the interior of a home. Think about all of your options, your kitchen sink, master bathroom sinks, guest bathroom sinks, and even laundry rooms. From the selection of white sinks available in the modern style to wood or stone pieces, the right modern piece […]

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06/21/2017 05:44 AM
40 Cool Wall Clocks For Any Room Of The House

Whether it’s in the kitchen, craft room or home office, wall clocks work! Thankfully, there are tons out there that not only add the functional of telling time but they add personality and style too. Check out some of our fun finds and see if one strikes your fancy. Etsy starts us off with this shabby […]

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06/20/2017 05:33 AM
20 Ways to Maximize a Small Outdoor Space

You don’t need a large backyard space to enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to sit outside in the springtime or cozy up in the fall, your geographical location does not matter when it comes to a balcony or patio space. Use these backyard, patio, and courtyard ideas if you are ready to make the […]

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06/19/2017 05:44 AM
20 Front Door Designs To Revamp Your Welcome

A splash of color or something even more unique, these 20 front door designs will revamp the welcome into your home. And it doesn’t take much to implement any of them! Do a quick makeover to add a something extra special to your home’s and feel inspired coming back from work everyday. Home Designing starts us off […]

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06/16/2017 05:44 AM
18 Victorian Homes to Make You Swoon

See yourself in a Victorian home with one of these beautiful houses! Whether it is a Victorian house built in the style of that area or a restored home that was refreshed after being run down, these homes are stunning. Enjoy the one-story porches, decorative trim, multi-faceted roofs, and complicated shapes associated with this architectural […]

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06/15/2017 05:44 AM
Change the Entire Look of Your Living Room with These Modern Sofas

The living room: the most lived in space yet the easiest to become mundane with the same décor time and time again. Seems like there is never enough furniture items that can be placed in the living room to create the perfect setting. A setting that is cozy, contemporary, stylish and modern all at the […]

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06/30/2017 12:19 PM
My Summer Wardrobe

  I’m the person who wears the same thing virtually every day, as you know. And I wear things til they fall apart. We have a small closet and I don’t really hoard clothes like I do lamps. But I update my wardrobe because I like fashion, and even jeans from 2 years ago can... Read More …

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06/29/2017 08:00 AM
Modern Design Trends, inspired by Dwell on Design

Last weekend the EHD crew attended the Dwell on Design market. (Sara is taking the photo so she’s not in it). We cruised around, scoped out some new product and then over the weekend Sara and I went to the Home Tour to see what is happening in that world. I think it’s safe to... Read More …

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06/28/2017 08:00 AM
Achieving the ‘Effortless Expensive’ Style: Furniture

Today we are touching back on that oh so casual, “Effortless Expensive California” look that we chatted about a few weeks ago. In case you missed the post be sure to click here to read through the intro post before scrolling down. But, to give you the readers digest version. The casual, easy-breezy, relaxed, “I... Read More …

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06/27/2017 08:00 AM
Our Extra Long Lumbar Pillow Roundup

In case you haven’t noticed there is a pillow trend happening right now in the bedroom and we are very into it over here at EHD. Although we covered it a few years back on the blog here, it still remains just as relevant, functional, and stylish which is why we wanted to introduce it to... Read More …

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06/26/2017 10:32 AM
Our Painted Entry Console + An ‘Ask The Audience’ …

Prepare for a controversial design decision in today’s post. If you hate when people paint BEAUTIFUL natural wood pieces, then perhaps come back tomorrow – or ‘hate-read’ this post (which is what I would do). I remember in the 90’s, in the heyday of shabby chic, there was a huge trend of painting pretty pieces... Read More …

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06/23/2017 08:00 AM
Fourth of July – Emily’s Entertaining Essentials

Remember this shoot three years ago where I said ‘I’m not a party thrower, I’m a party goer’? Well, our life has changed and now I’m all of a sudden dying to throw a 4th of July party in the new house. So I started pinning and planning and designing my fantasy 4th of July... Read More …

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06/22/2017 08:00 AM
4th of July Fashion

Friends. Fourth of July is approaching and WHO ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR? Tomorrow I’ll show you how I would style out my dream 4th of July BBQ, but today is what I would put on my body. My general MO when it comes to BBQ outfits is casual and comfortable, and for 4th of... Read More …

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06/21/2017 08:00 AM
The Surprising Value of Colored, Textured or Patterned Lampshades

There are simple things I realize that I’ve loved without even me knowing. Things that make a room look better, more interesting but they aren’t obvious. One of these incredible, life-changing, total home revolutionizing things is…. the lampshade. When I first proposed a lampshade post to my crew they were like, ‘Wow… Really riveting stuff, Henderson‘.... Read More …

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06/20/2017 08:00 AM
Silver Lake Hills Master Bath Intro

Hey all, it’s Ginny here with a sneak peek intro to a bathroom project we’ve been working on at the Silver Lake Hills Home. For those who are new to the blog/this project I’ve added a few after photos (below) of what EHD has done in their house so far, to give you an idea of... Read More …

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06/19/2017 08:00 AM
30 Storage Beds – for the ‘storage deprived’

As you now know our new new house is wonderful in many ways, but it will never get an A + in the storage department. So as I was choosing our new bed I decided that a storage bed was the way to go. My goal was to bring in extra hidden storage in every... Read More …

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07/01/2017 12:30 AM
Stalking leftovers


Hello my name is Jo and I'm a real estate addict. I stalk listings hoping to find the perfect property I can't afford anyway. Oh well a girl can dream. There is one problem though. I'm fussy. Not quite right, love the bones but ditch the furniture, bad photos, I need more photos please! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". This week I've found my usual old houses with expansive extensions, an artist's house, a mid century home that needs a new owner and some TLC, houses for sale and those already sold. Click on the photos to go to the listings. Via Domain and realestate.com.au.

06/30/2017 02:12 PM
Distilled luxury in white

Happy almost 150th birthday Canada! Preparations are well underway here in Ottawa for the biggest party of maybe the century and I will be one of the few federal government employees venturing to work today (we've been told to work from home given all of the road closures and general chaos). And on that note, I figured today was the perfect day to feature the work of a fellow Canadian. Peter Wilds' spaces have been showcased here before several times (like here, here, here, here and here) but we haven't shared this beauty yet. He calls it "Distilled Luxury". Elegance and simplicity in white. Simply gorgeous.  

06/30/2017 08:00 AM
A house by Hoyt

From the exterior it is almost austere. Simple lines, almost like a child's drawing of a house. Nothing extraneous. Inside, though, the simple clean lines of concrete, steel and glass are softened by layers of wood and textiles. What seems disciplined, almost spartan on the outside is a warm family home inside. House I in Amsterdam North by Hoyt

06/30/2017 12:30 AM
Modern (circa 1725) Saltbox

Modern living in a house that is almost 300 years old. Living simply, living well but not excessively, respecting the past, embracing the moment, finding the beauty not only in the unusual but also the mundane. Give me this type of luxury any day. Give me this lovely home by Kelly and Co. Design.



06/29/2017 02:01 PM
A reconstructed 16th century home in the Czech Republic

My previous home was built in the early 1900s and I thought that was old, although sadly it lacked any interesting architectural details (we did find a clump of horse air in the walls - does that count for something?). I would like to introduce you to Štajnhaus. This VERY OLD 16th century former home now a hotel located in the town of Mikulov in the Czech Republic was reconstructed (it had partially burnt in a fire in 1926) and maintains much of its original details, which makes it incredibly special. Love the juxtaposition of some of the modern details that have been added. (Thank you Barbora for the link!)