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Great ideas that can really add to your home

If you have stairs in your home  how are you using the space under them?  Storage space in your spare bedroom to hide your things away when guests are staying. These are a few of the ideas that you will see in this video. See if you can find the best thing that you would like to add to your home.


Here are some great ways to do more in a small bedroom  that are so cool to look at. Check out this video.

With a little thought and some work things can be so beautiful. Did you come up with the things that you want to do to your home yet.


Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”

How to make old things look new again

If the thing is an antique have a professional take care of this or you could hurt the value of the piece.

For other things try doing it yourself.

Restore furniture to a beautiful state does not have to be hard. There are some great product out there to help you to do just that. It might be harder if the piece has a lot of detail work on it.

This video show how easy it can be……

Using furniture for different purposes than what they were made for can give them new life and add to your home in great ways.



By changing the paint color and adding some fabric to it, it can give your piece a hole new look. See how it is done in this video.



What can you change or add to the furniture that you have to make it look even better. It can add style to your home and new life to the furniture that you already have or that you have gotten from someplace.


Have fun and make your home a stylish place. Give yourself things to brag about. Be proud that you could do it yourself.


Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”

Fall fix up and clean up time for your home.

This is the time of year that you look around the home and see things that need to be fixed before the snow starts to fly. The difference between doing the things yourself or finding someone to do them for you can be big. If you are able to do them yourself it can save you quite a bit of money.


Things that you might need to do are:

* Out side painting of the house or deck.

* Cleaning out the gutters.

* Cleaning up the leaves and yard before winter comes.

* Putting hoses away after they are drained of water.

* In some parts of the country (like mine) emptying the swamp cooler of water for the winter.

* Trimming rose bushes, trees, bushes and some other plants  for the winter.


They are things that need to be done before winter gets here. These are just a few things How many more can you come up with from around your home?


Inside things that need to be done is: to check out the heater and change the filters.


This video gives some other things that need to be fixed and cleaned in the fall.

What things did you come up with around your home that you need to do? Can you do them yourself or do you need to get some one to help with it. Let us know in the comments area below.


Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”

What is your curb appeal like?

So you have finished fixing up the inside of your home, but you have paid little attention to the outside of your home. The curb appeal of your home should be just as nice as the inside of your home. Here is a curb appeal make over that could help you to come up with some ideas of your own to help your home. Watch this video…

With a few changes you can add to the curb appeal of your home. Watch this video…

Go out side and look at your home from the other side of the street. Take notes of the things that you like and the things that you do not like. Things like…

* Does the color of the house add to the charm of the house?

* Are the plants over grown, do they need to be changed for something that would look better in that area? Or you need more plants.

* Are there some changes to the house that will add to it and make it look better.

* Are the walk ways and drive way in good shape or do they need some changes?

* Do you have a watering system, does it need to be added?


These are just a few of the things to think about. Work with what is in the yard and the outside of the house and add things that will make it look even better.

Some things you might be able to do yourself, others you will want to call in a specialist to help you with it. They will be able to give you ideas that you might not have thought of to make your home look and work better for you.

These are some things that you might ask yourself…

* What do I want to do in this space? A sitting area, a place for the children to play, a nice way to welcome guest to your home, safety for yourself and others.

* Can I do the work myself or do I need to hire someone to do the work?

* Have a budget and a plan before you start the project. Stick to the budget. If you have a plan and a budget you can do things in stages as the budget lets you do it. Even if you do it in stages it will look great as a finished project.


These are just a few of the things that you might need to think about. But it is a start.

We would like to hear about your projects.


Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”


Homeowners can reclaim,reuse, fix up, recycle, restore, replace, and repair salvaged items.

Are one of the few that can think of a hundred way to reuse things. Some homeowners are doing just that. They want something out of the ordinary. They want to make it their own.

For those homeowners who don’t want to settle for the ordinary, one of the hottest trends right now is remodeling with recycled or salvaged materials such as reclaimed wood. Homeowners not only have a one-of-a-kind signature look different than the cookie cutter fixtures and accessories found in chain stores but also save money and help the environment.

“Companies are popping up today selling old reclaimed wood with years of weathering and turning the material into something beautiful like picture frames, park benches, fences, planter boxes and yes, even doors for master bathrooms,” says Steve Bowman, owner of All in 1 Handyman Services. “Recently a client from Irvine found a website describing step-by-step how to build a sliding barn door. We were asked to install the custom built door with barn door hardware in their master bedroom. The door installation provided an incredible finishing touch on the master bedroom remodel.”

If homeowners think outside the box, many salvaged items can be reused in the home.For example, old wooden lockers from a warehouse can be turned into upper cabinets or discarded flower pots can be used as pendant lights adapted to a track light system. Old fireplace mantles, vintage light fixtures, faucets, or metal ceiling tiles can all be installed for a unique look. Some of the older products are actually better quality as well. The creative and artistic homeowner can even turn recycled materials into works of art or art installation in their homes.

Where can recycle materials and products be found? Homeowners may be surprised at all the resources available. Aside from salvage stores and companies that sell reusable home products, check out antique stores, auctions, garage sales, flea markets, Craigslist, and demolition companies. Dilapidated barns are often a good source for wood that can be used in flooring, and wall or ceiling treatments.

How many ways can you think of to put these things to use in your home? What projects can you do to add beauty and interest to your home? What things can you find around your own home can you turn into something else?

Dan and Deanna “Marketing Unscrambled”

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