It is never too early to start your fall home improvements for the holidays. To start, create a warm and cozy space, and from there you can expand your projects. It can be as simple as changing the wall color of your living space, moving furniture around, creating ambiance with outdoor lighting, or purchasing a fireplace. Making your guests feel welcomed this fall is simple with these classy home improvement trends. 

Earthy Tones

Conventional colors for the fall are typically orange, red, and yellow. Add sophistication to your home with warm, richer tones such as deep greens, blues, and browns instead. These colors add character to any space without overpowering it. While these earthy tones are nontraditional for the fall season, they will bring warmth into any space and make your home more inviting just in time for the holidays.

If you’re not willing to commit to these richer tones,

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This week, we’re transforming a breezeway that looks almost accidental into a more inviting entrance.

Delane Caldwell’s breezeway to her front door is just a narrow hallway to the backyard, but we’re going to find a way to incorporate it more as a living space.

The Projects

Grinding the concrete smooths out the uneven surfaces of the patchwork slabs. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

Refinish the Concrete Slab

The concrete in the breezeway looked like a patchwork of slabs. So, to create a uniform-looking slab, we smooth the concrete surface with a grinder.

Coating the breezeway with concrete epoxy paint creates a uniform color throughout the breezeway. (3 Echoes Content Studio)

After we sweep the dust away and rinse the slab off with a water hose, we paint the new smooth slab with a base coat of white epoxy paint. 

After the base coat dries, we pop

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Maybe it’s a week of living in grey walls, maybe a week of being surrounded by cardboard boxes, the piles of which don’t seem to be getting any smaller, or maybe it’s the fact that the carpenter is coming next week to build shelves, wardrobes and storage and I need to pick all the paint colours that has drawn me to this joyful riot of colour in East London.

Now let’s be clear, I couldn’t live with this much colour in my own house but I’d like to visit and there is definitely inspiration to be gleaned from these walls. That said, it’s Georgian and Georgian houses are the most elegant and adaptable of all the periods – high ceilings, square rooms and detailed plasterwork means they will take the minimal clean lines of mid-century just as well as more ornate colours and patterns which is what we see here.

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Your garage door may have seen better days. You can have it repaired, but the average garage door repair cost is between $150 and $375, and there is no guarantee that it won’t break again. It might be better just to replace it. Installing a new garage door brings with it some potential issues with your home’s structure. As much as contractors would love to replace it with a new one in its place, implementing new garage door installation methods could leave you with much bigger issues than an old door.

red garage door

Read on to learn exactly how to install a new garage door.

Measuring for a Perfect Fit

Measure the width of the opening. This is the easiest way to get an accurate fitting of a garage door. Measure the height of the opening. You’ll need to know the height of the door so that you can order the correct

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Are you confused about the difference between sanded vs unsanded grout? Learn how to choose the right one for your tiling project here!

sanded vs unsanded grout - which should I choose?

Sanded grout refers to grout that uses sand as a filler, and should be used in grout lines that are ⅛” or wider. Unsanded (or non-sanded) grout does not use sand, and is applied to tiles with less than ⅛” grout spacing.

What’s the big deal with sand? That’s what this article is all about. Let’s jump right in! 

What’s the difference between sanded and unsanded grout?

You’re in the hardware store, staring at all these bags and buckets of grout. Which should you choose? Which type of grout will be best for your project? Let’s start with a quick guide.

Home Depot aisle with sanded and unsanded grout for sale
  • Sanded grout is more durable, and is typically used for floors where the tiles and grout lines are larger.
  • Unsanded grout is
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