Simple materials can yield phenomenal results when paired well. There aren’t any super expensive finishes or materials at play here, but it still looks like a million bucks. Taking the subway tile all the way to the ceiling, light fixtures in an on-trend finish, as well as a spendy-looking undermount sink all go a long way toward giving this kitchen a high-end look.
No one wants to spend every weekend weeding, and you won’t have to if you apply a pre-emergent weed control like Preen. These types of weed control interfere with weed seed germination and keep working for weeks on end. They’re easy to apply and make a world of difference in terms of weekly weeding. It’s the ultimate low-maintenance trick to transform your landscape and free up your time.
Squeeze a generous amount of fabric glue on a sheet of paper. Then press the stamp into the paint, and press again onto the shower curtain. Carefully repeat to create your geometric pattern. Lay newspaper under the shower curtain to ensure no fabric seeps onto your work surface. Allow to dry; then hang on curtain rod.
An stained cedar board-on-board fence has an organic design that fits with the outdoor setting. The fence, by Topiarius, a full-service landscape design, build and maintenance firm in Chicago, is made using applied decorative panels.
While sealers mainly darken a concrete patio's appearance and paints turn the surface completely opaque, stains offer a middle ground with a variety of colorful tones and textures dependent upon application. They come in two types: acid-based chemical and water-based acrylic. Both will permanently apply color to your concrete patio.
Mulch is the No. 1 secret to low maintenance gardening. Apply it in a layer 2 to 3 inches thick, and it will help suppress weeds (less weeding for you) and reduce water evaporation from soil (less watering for you). Maintain mulch by applying a fresh layer as needed to maintain that ideal depth. In warm regions, you may need to apply mulch twice a year. In zones with cold winters, an annual mulch should be sufficient.