We’re Crushing on These 5 Home Trends of 2017

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It’s the month of LOVE and the big love in our lives – besides our doting husbands of course – are all things for the home. Give us paint colors, throw pillows and accessories and we’ll be heart eyes all day.

Pinterest recently released their list of the top home trends that you’ll see taking over your Pinterest boards this year, so in honor of the upcoming romantic holiday, we thought it would be fun to chat about some trends that we’re currently crushing on.

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Cozy Up! Making Your Home Feel Like Fall Is Finally Here

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We are big fans of the fall season…there’s just something about the crisp air, falling leaves and fall activities that gets us all giddy. Plus, how can we not mention PSL lattes?! Yes…this season is a good one!

To us, Fall is all about being COZY. Cozy sweaters, cozy blankets and a cozy atmosphere indoors. But how can you really make your home feel like the season has officially changed? We have five easy ways you can cozy up your home for Fall, and they’ll all add a special warmth to your place that we wouldn’t want to be without.

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5 Ways to Turn Your Wifi Password into Art

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We both love to entertain, and that means we’re constantly having guests in and out of our homes. We have a list of things we like to do to make people feel welcome in our homes – fresh flowers, water in the guest room, clean towels, etc. – but there’s one thing we’ve done that really takes our “guest services” to the next level.

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Building a Smart Home: 11 Sleek Products to Do Just That

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Last week here on the HireAHelper blog, we kicked off a series on Building a Smart Home by sharing an introduction post on where to even start in the process.

This week we are diving just a bit deeper by sharing some specific smart home products to consider purchasing in order to transition your home into the future. Not only do these products help make your life more convenient, but we really love them because they can keep your property (and family) safer. To us, the investment is well worth it! (more…)

Building a Smart Home: Where to Start?

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These days you’re able to control just about everything with the click of the button. Want a hot pizza? There’s an app for that. Want to get a manicure without leaving your couch? There’s an app for that too.

You can control almost all aspects of your life using just your smart phone! The same goes for everyday items around the home. You can unlock your door, turn on the A/C, and turn the lights on using your smart phone. Everyday essentials are quickly being replaced with innovative products designed to make your day-to-day life easier.

Iphone-pictureNow we’re not claiming to be the most tech-savvy gals around, but we have been really intrigued by the idea of creating a SMART HOUSE to make our lives a little bit easier and perhaps even to save some money. So over the next 4 weeks, we’ll be diving into a series about CREATING A SMART HOME. (more…)

7 Tips to Refresh Your Home for Spring

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We know we’re already well into the official spring season, but here in Chicago it’s only just starting to warm up. So it’s taken us a little bit longer to catch SPRING FEVER! But now that the temps are rising, we’re welcoming the spring season with open arms.

If you’ve caught a case of spring fever, then we’ve got just the remedy. Here are 7 tips to refresh your home for spring! (more…)

How to Incorporate Chip and Joanna’s Fixer Upper Style Into YOUR Home!

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How to incorporate Chip And Joanna's Fixer Upper Style into YOUR home!

If you are a Fixer Upper Fan, today’s post is for you! The star couple behind HGTV’s show, Fixer Upper, have completely stolen the hearts of America with their ability to transform old, run-down properties into homes that belong on the cover of a magazine.

Not only do Chip & Joanna Gaines create these swoon-worthy spaces, they do it while oozing positivity, happiness, and a great sense of humor. (more…)

How Do I Organize All My New House Keys?

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When you arrive at your new home sweet home chances are that you will be welcomed with a whole new slew of keys to sort through and figure out.
how to organize house keysjdA new set of keys for the front door’s deadbolt, a few copies of keys for the garage, more keys for the shed, and don’t forget about those keys for the screen doors. SO. MANY. KEYS!!!! Here’s our cheap ingredient list for how to organize house keys. (more…)

Where’s My Stapler? A DIY Tool Organization & Storage Idea

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Tool Organization - How To Stop Losing Tools

New homeowners tend to acquire quite the collection of tools when they first move in. Trips to local hardware stores, shower gifts, fixes that somehow require that single tool you don’t have in your collection all attribute to a random pile of tools.

Pretty quickly, I’m sure you feel like you have plenty, actually you probably think you have too many when the dust settles, but trust me when I say that this enormous collection of tools will mysteriously be hidden in every nook and cranny of your home in about a year IF you don’t get those bad boys under control with some serious tool organization right from the start.

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