Gwen Flowers' Blog

Posted on 01/16/2022
DIY Patio Storage Solutions
With small spaces, multi functional furniture is key. Outdoor spaces especially benefit from furniture that is versatile and serves more than one purpose. Probably the most important example is storage. There are many ways you can combine storage solutions with other furnishings, whether they be furniture or purely decorative. What’s even better is that many of these furnishings...
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Posted on 01/09/2022
4 Tips for Building a Technologically Sustainable Home
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Designing a home for today’s technologically advanced world requires considering more than just floor layout and wall color. While those aspects certainly remain important, homeowners should also think about how connected and environmentally friendly their home will be. If you’re designing a new home, here are four tips to help you build something...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
Home Maintenance: Tips for Every Season
Maintaining your home should be a priority, but it can be overwhelming to fit in all of those routine maintenance projects along with the rest of your commitments. Fortunately, it's very easy to come up with a maintenance schedule based on the seasons. If you follow this schedule, you will always stay on track with your preventative maintenance,...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
How to Make a Succulent Arrangement
Succulent arrangements make excellent natural decorative pieces. You can grow and maintain them inside and out and use almost anything as a container, making them extremely versatile and an easy way to enjoy the beauty of live plants. While you can purchase many succulent combinations pre-made, sometimes it’s more fun (and more affordable) to make them yourself. Here...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
How a Smart Thermostat Can Increase Your Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Your smart thermostat is designed to save you money without your having to think about it. Of course, that doesn't mean that you don't have any say over how it works and how much money you save. We'll look at tips you can use to keep your energy bills as low as...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
Create Your Own Front Door Decor
Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash Your front door is not only the entrance to your home but it's also the one feature of your home's exterior where your personality can shine through. Decorating your front door with a wreath, hanger or another accent piece allows you to showcase your style and set the stage for what people...
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Posted on 12/05/2021
Mild Kitchen Features to Spice Up Your Space
Photo by Max Vakhtbovych from Pexels Home designers are seeing a pretty specific dream sheet of most-desired features in contemporary kitchen design. And those features aren’t as surprising or innovative as you might think. Here’s a brief overview of today’s most popular (and useful) kitchen features. 1. A Kitchen Island For many people building a home, the dream...
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Posted on 11/28/2021
How Annual HVAC Maintenance Keeps Your Unit Running and Your Wallet Happy
Your HVAC system is one of the most important systems in your home. It's also one of the most expensive to replace, with the average cost of a new HVAC system easily ranging between $5,000 and $10,000. By taking care of your home's HVAC components, you can keep your living space comfortable all year round while also minimizing...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Types of Game Room & How to Make Your Own
Image by JUNO KWON from Pixabay The most important element in designing a game room is to have fun. However, fun means something different for everybody. Depending on the type of gaming you want to do, there are some specific tips to help you in setting up the best possible playing space. Here we’ll go over some popular...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
Green Roofs 101
Photo by Kaboompics .com from Pexels In building a sustainable home, every material decision matters. The choice of roof material and type can make an enormous difference both in your home’s energy efficiency and environmental impact. Because of the ever-growing demand for sustainable architecture and design, the number of options for sustainable roofing material continues to grow. One...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Tips for Making Your Backyard Camping Safer & Healthier
If you want to go on a camping trip without the hassle, camping in your own backyard is a fun and easy alternative. It’s an excellent way to experience the outdoors and indulge in fun camping activities without needing to travel. You also can sleep in your own bed and cook meals in your own kitchen if you...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
Salad on a Stick: 3 Delicious Party Snack Ideas
Even in a group full of veggie-lovers, a big bowl of salad is not a convenient party snack. Luckily, most popular salad recipes can be turned into handheld party appetizers. Here are some ideas and recipes for making fresh and tasty salad skewers for your next get-together: Caprese Salad Skewers Caprese salad is a party favorite you can...
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