4 DIY Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Tips for New Homeowners

Buying your first home is a momentous life event and one you’ll remember for a long time. But owning a home is also a lot of work. The joys of homeownership may last for a while, but without fail, something will eventually, well, fail. It’s inevitable. A little proactive work can help for when things do go wrong. Here are four DIY tips every new homeowner should do that will prevent headaches in the future.

How to Organize your Garage

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a renter or homeowner in possession of a garage must be in want of garage organizing tips and garage storage ideas—or so we’d imagine Jane Austen would tell us if she were alive today. The fact of the matter is a little less flowery—your garage needs help. It doesn’t matter whether you have a cozy one-car garage or a truly outrageous amount of space; if you have a garage of any size, there’s a very good chance you could use a few tips on how to organize your garage.

Simple Vanity Ideas to Boost Your Self Image

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Mirror, mirror on the wall, check out this good-looking doll! July 3 is compliment your mirror day, which means it’s time to give that reflection some love.

Too often mirrors are used to alter instead of appreciate ourselves. But tomorrow, it’s all about boosting confidence through self-compliments. Sit at your vanity, look at your reflection and say: “My, what beautiful eyes you have. And that smile? Simply radiant. I’d take you out for dinner anytime.”

Make this kind of positivity a regular practice.

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Furniture Ideas for Brand New Homeowners

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A new home is like a blank slate, especially if you’re moving into one from the confines of an apartment. At this stage, your mind is running wild with grand plans and design ideas to make this new abode your own.

New furniture likely will play an important role in outfitting your home, but where should a new homeowner begin? All this new space! quickly becomes What do we fill it with?

Hm How-To: Wall Décor Ideas for Rooms with High Ceilings

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It can be difficult to decorate rooms with high ceilings. Take it from us: Here at Homemakers, our fireplace is so tall that we display furniture on the mantel!

Whether you’ve just moved in to your new home, or you’ve been there a while and the vaulted ceilings are still perplexing you, we can help. We talked to Brandon, a senior visual designer at Homemakers, and got the lowdown on some dos and don’ts for decorating your unique space.