Gwen Flowers' Blog

Posted on 09/19/2021
Creating a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Make Daily Cleaning Easier
Photo by New Africa via Shutterstock As a homeowner you know there is a lot of upkeep that goes into maintaining a nice home. From weekly cleaning to monthly home maintenance, you put in time, money and effort to give yourself the home life experience you desire. The best living environment to come home to is one that...
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Posted on 09/05/2021
Universal Design: What It Is & Why You Should Consider Incorporating It Into Your Home
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Universal design refers to building a home that can accommodate people of varying ages, physical ability and lifestyle. If you are building a home that you intend to live in for many years, building it with universal design in mind can help it meet your needs and the needs of your family...
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Posted on 08/29/2021
Control Garden Pests With This DIY Solution
Dealing with pests in your garden is frustrating. What’s worse is that with the plethora of pest control options available on the market it can seem impossible to make the right choice. This is especially tricky if you want to avoid using harsh chemicals present in most of the leading insecticide brands. Luckily, there are DIY options that...
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Posted on 08/22/2021
How to Find & Prepare Your Own Reclaimed Wood
Crafty homeowners may enjoy a rare opportunity to transform seemingly old and useless lumber into inspiring rustic interior designs. In recent years, the trend to repurpose home furnishings and products spilled into the construction materials realm. With the aid of a few basic tools and a DIY attitude, you can reclaim wood and enhance the quality of their...
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Posted on 08/15/2021
Must-Have Craft Supplies for Beginners
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you are just beginning your own crafting adventure, then you will want to stock your craft closet with a few basic supplies. When you have the right tools and instruments at your disposal, you can easily take on any craft project that inspires you. These are the craft supplies that any beginner...
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Posted on 08/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 1528 Greens Mill Road, Clarkton, NC 28433
Beautiful ranch dwelling with many upgrades over the past few years to include flooring, interior paint, hard surface counters, back splash, addition completed in a professional manner and many more. There is a two car detached garage/shop (864sf) & small storage. Offers all the peace and serenity of country life with the convenience of Whiteville & Bladenboro only a few miles away. This house is waiting for it's next owner, don't miss out on this...
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Posted on 08/08/2021
Kitchen Cabinets: New Face or Completely Replace?
Photo by Jafar Mansuri on Unsplash To resurface or replace? That's the question. Consider replacing if: They have significant water or humidity damage. They're poorly constructed and/or falling apart. The design frustrates. You could do better starting over. The style can't be easily updated, for example, floral moldings. The cost to refinish is more than new cabinets. It...
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Posted on 08/01/2021
New Home: Ways to Make Your New Home Energy Efficient
Image by Ulrike Leone from Pixabay Building a new home allows you to incorporate the latest technological advancements into your home, and that includes the latest energy-related innovations. If you’re building a new home, consider these five ways to make a home more energy-efficient. Including one or several of them in your new home will be good for...
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Posted on 07/25/2021
Your Guide to the Basics of Garden Edging
Photo by Matt Chen on Unsplash Garden edging is an aspect of landscaping design that serves both practical and aesthetic purposes. You can use edging as a decorative border around plant and flower beds, pathways and lawns using a variety of materials. Here we will go over some of the key benefits of garden edging as well as...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
Add a Touch of Nostalgia by Using Vintage Tinware as Planters
Photo by Sabine van Erp via Pixabay There's a certain nostalgia associated with genuine vintage tins -- not the replicas you find at today's one-dollar stores. Genuine vintage tins had real purpose, usually multiple ones, in fact. They did double duty as tubs to wash both children and laundry. Or, sometimes, they held both lunch food and school...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Vacation Homes and 1031 Exchange: How They Fit Together
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels Owning a vacation home is a popular goal among homeowners. Whether the intent is to rent it out for additional income or to use it as your own private getaway, there are financial aspects of owning a vacation home that are important to consider. Vacation home purchases are expensive up front...
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