Make This: Simple Clothesline Basket

Learn to make these minimal clothesline baskets.

If you’re anything like me, you have a running list of projects you want to try. Things you save repeatedly on Pinterest, ideas you scribble down in the back of your planner, or maybe you just keep a mental list in your brain. Clothesline baskets have been on my want-to-try list for forever, and this week I took the plunge. After conquering the first one, I want to make a million of these clothesline baskets. Continue Reading

Responsible Adulting: 10 Fall Chores You Shouldn’t Forget To Do

Fall chores you shouldn't forget

Now that people are putting up their Halloween decorations, picking apples, and making holiday plans, it's also time to face some fall chores. Wait, don't go! I know no one likes doing this stuff, but some of it's really important, and you can reward yourself with a trip to the pumpkin patch and an apple cider hot toddy when you're done. (Bribery: Not just for children and pets.) Here's our checklist of fall chores that you responsible adults out there won't want to forget.       Continue Reading

What I Learned About Interior Design from Living with a Video Game Designer

My husband designs video games for a living, and over the years, I've realized that video game design and interior design actually have a surprising amount of overlap. Room designers and game designers are both designing experiences for people to interact with, and though they may have very different end goals, some of the principles are the same.                 

 Even though I'm not a gamer myself, I have played the games my husband has worked on, and we're not talking about Tetris here. Continue Reading

Giveaway! Win a HomeHawk Home Monitoring System ($400 Value!)

This week we're giving away a Panasonic HomeHawk ™ Home Monitoring system. Scroll down to see how you can enter!

Panasonic HomeHawk camera
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Home monitoring has never been more simple, effective and secure than with the new HomeHawk™ by Panasonic KX-HN7000 Series of HD cameras. The KX-HN7002W model comes equipped with a front door HD camera, one peripheral HD camera and a wireless access point base to ensure that your home is protected inside and outside. Continue Reading

19 Things to Do Before Going on Vacation This Summer

How to prep your home before going on vacation

School's out for the summer, and vacation time is here again! Are you planning a big trip this year? Maybe it's a road trip across the country, or maybe it's a cruise. Perhaps an outdoor camping getaway or you're headed to a cabin by the lake. What ever the reason, if you're leaving your home unattended for a few days or even weeks. While your house can't actually get lonely without you, it will miss your maintenance. Continue Reading

10 Tips To Make Your Home Buying Process Go Smoothly

10 Tips To Make Your Home Buying Process Go Smoothly
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Buying a home can be scary. Trust me, I know… I've done it twice. But those have also been two of the best decisions of my life. So today I wanted to share some tips for ensuring that your home buying process goes as smoothly as possible.   

 

10 Tips To Make Your Home Buying Process Go Smoothly
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1. Figure out exactly what you want ahead of time. Make a list of “must haves” and “cannot haves” and think about the architecture style and location as well.

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Thinking of Buying an Old Home? Here are 13 Questions You Need to Ask Before Making an Offer

13 questions to ask yourself before making an offer on an old house.

The allure of an old home? Definitely the charm and character. Old homes were built to last, the materials are usually higher quality, and the handmade details just can't be found in new developer builds. My husband and I have more than ten years of professional and personal experience in renovating old homes. We are not experts, but we are professionals, and I would love to share a few things we have learned from renovating old homes.     Continue Reading

18 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You’re Obsessed with House Exteriors

 

Who to follow on Instagram if houses are your jam!

When it comes to people, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. When it comes to houses, the outside can be pretty impressive too! Here at Curbly we love a good-lookin’ exterior, so we’re sharing with you a few of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow if you love the look of a beautiful home. From mansions to tiny houses, old and new alike – we’ve got you covered.       

 

Follow These Home Exterior Insta Accounts | No. 1: Patticake Wagner

1. Patticake Wagner: Starting with a local to the Twin Cities, Patti strolls around Minneapolis finding the cutest and classiest houses on the block. Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your House Smell Amazing with Potpourri and Home Fragrance

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Home Smell Amazing

As home décor and design enthusiasts, we spend a lot of time and consideration visually crafting our “perfect” home space, but how often are we actually thinking about the way it smells? From the psychology of scents, to removing unwanted odors, to incorporating home fragrance with style, we’ve created a comprehensive guide packed with everything you need to know to make sure your home smells as lovely as it looks.

 

 

Perfume History

 

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History of Home Fragrances

Craving a pleasant-smelling home is hardly a new concept. Continue Reading

How To Get Your House Ready For Winter: A Must-Do Maintenance Checklist

autumn, avenue, bench

I know you’d rather this post was about Christmas decorations (pretty!), DIY gift ideas (fun!), or cozy holiday recipes (yum!), but the truth is, home maintenance should be part of your fall routine, too. Spring has its cleaning, so it’s only natural that fall has its prep. And, oh boy, should you prep. Here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of this season of transition, and help your home stay safe and warm all winter long. Continue Reading