2014 SPRING HOME improvement

Ideas for children's bedrooms: Making room for two plus

When you have more than one child, sometimes you have no choice but for them to share a room. If you have four kids and only three bedrooms, someone is going to have to share. Sharing a room can be fun, but it can also be difficult and lead to conflict at times. Fortunately, there are step...

Crafting a major renovation: At the home of Peter Rinck and Laura Davis

The wife-and-husband team of Laura Davis and Peter Rinck are in the business of crafting marketing plans for varied regional and national brands. They use creativity, experience and knowledge to increase business and gain visibility and brand recognition for clients. On any day, you will find the...

Bathroom remodeling: The first five things you must do

(BPT) -- So you've decided it's time to remodel your bathroom. Whether you're excited at the idea of creating a new look that will add value to your home, or simply relieved that you'll no longer have to look at dated fixtures and cracked tile, you'll be facing a lot of decisions about materials,...

Safe at home: Your home security system

For most people, their home is their castle. It is the place where they feel safe and secure. But the world is not always a safe place. Adding a home security system gives many people peace of mind. Before you invest in a home security system, here are few things to consider. First, do you...

Turner resident Fran Rodgers brings life to an old farmhouse

“I bought this place in July of 2009,” said Fran Rodgers of her large, circa-1865 farmhouse in Turner. “When I bought it, I knew that there were a ton of things wrong with it.” In addition to the first floor living space, the house has an apartment upstairs and a st...

Your bedroom: Awaken your personality with the latest color trends

Do the depths of the sea and unexplored realms of the universe cause your curious side to quiver with excitement? If yes, then it's time for you to discover the colors of Uncharted by Pratt & Lambert.

A stylish front entrance to welcome one and all

Nothing says welcome home more than an inviting entrance. Take a step outside your front door. Does your entrance say welcome? Is the front door appealing? Is there a mat for people to wipe their shoes on? Is there a doorbell or doorknocker for people to let you know of their arrival? To f...

New life: The Bolducs renovate an old house

The operative word in the term "gut renovation" is the first one ... because it certainly takes guts to rip an entire house down to the framework and start over. But that is just what Mike and Jessica Bolduc decided to do when Mike’s parents passed away, leaving him the family home t...

Six hot home design trends for spring 2014

(BPT) -- Does the change of seasons have you itching to refresh a tired, lackluster room? Or maybe you're looking for some small ways to make a big impact on your home's style. Whatever the case, here are some of this season's most buzzed-about trends and how you can incorporate them into your ne...

Eliminate VOCs when planning a home remodel

(BPT) -- Remodeling a home's decor leaves the space feeling fresh and new -- something which all family members will enjoy for years to come. However, a home remodel can do more than just improve the looks of rooms in the house. It can also improve the indoor air quality -- an important factor es...