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Spruce Up Your Home In Time For The Holidays

Spruce Up Your Home In Time For The Holidays

Spruce Up Your Home In Time For The Holidays!

November 6, 2020
Post By Emily Connolly

Okay, okay. I KNOW we are all tired of 2020. It’s been a long year, and it seems like more than 11 months have passed. So, now that people are spending time with family and small groups of friends at home, it’s the perfect time to give your space an update. Here are some tips for creating a new, comfy feel to your home.

Paint your front door! Nothing sets the tone for your home like a freshly painted or stained door. Always keep your home’s style in mind when picking the picture-perfect color. Modern Homes can handle energy-rich colors, like indigo, to liven up your entry as a guide. Classic homes embrace the timeless look with a fresh red, blue, black, or deep charcoal gray. For the traditional architectural homes, add a bit of those bright pops of yellow, orange, or red to liven up and create a backdrop for your fall foliage. Add textures like a basket with fall foliage and layered rugs.

Switch up your entry: Grounding your space with texture and pattern can be a great way to make a person feel at home. Bring in those plants from your patio and repot them in a container with a pop of color. Place a mirror to make small spaces feel more extensive, and layer with your favorite fall accessories. Place in a textured cube, providing a place for your guests to remove their shoes.

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LAYERS. LAYERS. LAYERS! – Going into the cold seasons, we’re aware of layering our clothing, but this works exceptionally well in the home also!

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Change out your old rugs with the season! Nothing says new season like new rugs that will draw your eyes to the floor. Layering is a great way to liven up your home and create more texture, patterns, and depth to the flat surface. Using this technique will make an eye-catching point of interest. Look outside the box and layer with the one of a kind character of a hair-on-hide rug. The textural difference of this natural rug is well suited for all décor styles.

Liven up your bedding: 2020 has been a year of unexpected, and winter is upon us in South Dakota. When all you want to do is crawl into hibernation, you know you have to adult and go to work. Even IF it is only down the hall and you’re still in your pajamas… So how do you create that homey, cozy, safe, comfortable, relaxing oasis in YOUR bedroom? Add knits! Knits are so comfy and are always in style during the colder months. It’s easy to drop-in some knit pillows and blankets in bright colors or a patterned quilt or two at the end of your bed layered on top of a solid-colored, down-filled duvet to create the comfy and inviting look of a well-tailored, layered outfit.

Add foliage: Succulents are all the rage. Unlike your dog, they need very little water and attention. Just pot and go! Enjoy the texture and vibrant colors all winter long with the ease of these all-year plants.

Add lighting: You can add a bit of extra light in the simplest forms, from a cluster of candles to a new fixture in the corner of your room. A multilayered floor lamp is an easy addition anyone can make! Remember, lighting changes do not have to require an electrician. Think of lighting as jewelry for your room. A quick change by adding or clustering multiple light fixtures helps create a mood and style as unique as you!

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Basement Blues: How to deal with moisture and water in your basement

Basement Blues: How to deal with moisture and water in your basement

Basements, flooding and water damage have been a recent issues for many homeowners in Eastern South Dakota. Whether you have flooding in your basement or moisture issues, know that the flooring experts at The Floor Store can help you! You can always give us a call or stop into any of locations.

Tips for Dealing with Moisture and Flooding in Your Basement

  1. If you have carpet installed in your basement, we suggest pulling back the wet carpet in the affected area and removing the carpet cushion from underneath.

  2. Once the water recedes, lift the carpet up with containers (coffee or ice cream containers work well), and set up some fans to promote air flow and drying.

  3. If the carpet was just damp on the edges, and not submerged in water for a longer period of time, it may be possible to re-use. Age of the carpet and the stability of the backing will determine if it can be re-used with a new cushion. You can consult with Montgomery’s to make that determination.

  4. Be sure that you have solved the water or moisture problem, before you reinstall any flooring. If the water issue was caused from something other than sump pump or power failure, you will want to address the problem before investing in new flooring.

  5.  If you need to replace your flooring, there are new options for you to consider. A new carpet option would be Mohawk’s Air O. It’s a hypoallergenic solution that doesn’t absorb moisture and has an attached cushion. You can choose from a variety of styles, ranging from $3.50 to $5.00 a square foot.

6. Another option is choosing hard surface flooring instead of carpet. A budget-friendly alternative is Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP), which simulates wood plank flooring at a fraction of the cost. LVP offers realistic wood grain appearance with a vinyl product that is not affected by water. If your concrete floor is smooth, dry and in good shape, you can use a glue down LVP option, which can cost less than $2.00 a square foot. There many options to choose so you can find the right flooring for your home.

These just a few options when considering how to get your basement back to pre-flood condition! You can talk with any of our flooring experts who will help walk you through the process and make sure you are happy with your restored basement!

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