So far I’ve done a decent job of sticking to my no-clutter-keep-it-clean philosophy for the New Year, right down to my laundry room. In 2015, I likened my laundry room to that of a junk drawer – you know, that catch-all drawer, usually in the kitchen, that becomes home to miscellaneous objects, left-over parts, and bits of who knows what. Well, that’s what our laundry room was like; the place where everybody hides things they don’t know what to do with. I guess the assumption is, company doesn’t go in there, so who cares. Well, in 2016, no more junk room. In fact, I’m making the laundry room so neat and clean, it’s almost Zen-like.
For those of you who regularly read my blog, you know I like clean lines, bright whites or neutrals, and an overall minimalist aesthetic. That’s what drew me to this design idea I found when doing a search for laundry rooms. And of course, anything that involves decorative moulding and beadboard, I’m all over it. PVC beadboard is the perfect wall finish for a laundry room because it’s easy to wipe up liquids, detergents, and other cleaning products that can get splashed on the walls when you’re doing laundry, with just a soapy sponge. That’s the beauty of using PVC prefinished beadboard and trim – easy cleanup and no painting.
This really is a quick, easy, DIY project you can do in a weekend, and it’ll take your laundry room from junk to jewel in no time. In this project, they covered the lower half of the wall using Inteplast Group Building Products PVC beadboard planks cut into 4’ tall sections, finished with a trim board and cap. Everything you need for the project can be found at Home Depot. Watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is (and if you want written instructions you can check out the PDF version).
Once you make-over your laundry room wall with PVC beadboard and trim and see how quick, easy, and beautiful the results are you’ll be covering walls in every room of your house! Let me know what DIY masterpieces you’re creating in your laundry room. Also, don’t forget to visit us on Pinterest, we have a Laundry Room board with inspirational rooms and project ideas.
Hello and welcome back! We’re excited to re-introduce you to Design Next Door, reimagined by Inteplast Building Products, the company behind all these inspirational Do-It-Yourself projects over the past several months.
We’d like to officially introduce ourselves! We are Inteplast Building Products and we’d love to help you realize your visions, dreams, and inspirations for your exterior and interior living spaces. Our complete line of outdoor and indoor building products is made to meet your needs for both beauty and quality while providing a low-maintenance lifestyle. From our exterior decking, porch, trim and millwork products, to our interior decorative moulding, we combine our expertise in aesthetic beauty, durable construction, and smart design to give homeowners one portfolio of whole-house modern wood-alternative lifestyle products to create the perfect home.
Inteplast Building Products Decks are made to be durable, moisture resistant, low-maintenance, lightweight and beautiful! There are no special tools required to work with our products because they work the same as traditional lumber. Our wide variety of variegated and solid colors offers design options for both traditional and modern tastes. And the best part, you get the beauty of real wood without the maintenance hassles. Check out our Deck Gallery on our new website!
When it comes to your home décor, it’s all about the finishing details. Our decorative moulding comes in a variety of classic and modern profiles, and it’s prefinished and ready to install, with no special tools required. It has the same workability of wood, but greater uniformity and flexibility. Ceiling, door, window, wall, and floor, no matter where you add it, moulding adds character to any room. We have a great gallery of different rooms with moulding on our website here.
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We’ve launched a brand new website at InteplastBuild.com where you can find ideas for your next deck, porch, siding, or moulding, or trim project in our Inspiration Gallery. While you are there browse through our free deck and porch design plans and take a look at our Visualizer Tool where you can select the design style and colors that match your home and tastes.
From low-maintenance, realistic natural wood grained decks and porches, to ready-to-install pre-finished trim and moulding in a broad range of complementary colors that brings everything together, this blending of know-how gives Inteplast customers a complete decorative solution that helps to create a house you can be proud to call home. Passion for beauty, engineering, and quality is the essence of the Inteplast DNA. Welcome to our family!
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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday celebrating with family and friends, or enjoying some quiet alone time (I know I’d like some of that right now). Moving about in my kitchen this holiday, cooking and mingling with friends and family, I was reminded how dysfunctional my kitchen really is. Back in December I talked about open shelving and cabinetry in modern kitchen designs, which is the perfect segue right into a kitchen makeover and a plea for design inspiration!
While searching through my usual online inspiration haunts – Houzz.com, Pinterest, and Coastal Living, I found lots of ideas that incorporated the open shelving design elements that I’m in love with. This image combines opening shelves, but also cabinets with glass doors so you can still show off your favorite glassware, but this keeps it dust-free.
Something else that just jumps out at me from this image is the natural wood moulding at the ceiling, windows, and baseboards against the contrast of the bright white ceiling and the blue walls. It’s striking and inviting. I’m not sure if I like the blue paint color here, but another shade of blue would look just as great. My family spends a lot of time in the kitchen – it often serves as my office, our eating place, and our meeting space. We use this room 80 percent of the time compared to the other rooms in our house so we want it to be light and airy with excellent traffic flow (something I realized this past holiday season that my kitchen lacks). I’m particularly drawn to the natural moulding paired with the light wood floors, which makes it seem larger. The moulding also ties in perfectly with the brown and taupe in the backsplash.
So even if I can’t tackle an entire kitchen makeover with the open shelves and glass cabinet doors all at once, I know the first place I can start for a refreshing update is decorative moulding. I already have baseboards in my kitchen, but in a weekend I can hit my local building supply stores – Lowe’s or Menards, and add the ceiling moulding and then update the door and window moulding in a matching color.
I figure I have a few months to make my kitchen a little more functional before the next family holiday feast, so please share with me your kitchen make over ideas. And feel free to check out the kitchen ideas I find and share on Pinterest.
The only resolution I’m making this year is to continue to live as clutter-free as possible. I’m one of those people who doesn’t get overly attached to or sentimental about “things” – whether it’s my old grade reports, collectable knick-knacks, or the sweater Aunt Jade knitted for me when I was five (the one that now boasts moth holes the size of softballs) – so it’s easy for me to clear out clutter. My philosophy is if you aren’t going to use it, wear it, or display it, then get rid of it.
With that said, I’m not opposed to repurposing things; especially functional items like furniture. My husband and I have amassed a collection of family furniture from his childhood that his parents hung onto for decades, and that we just can’t seem to part with. So recently when I was in search of a new piece to liven up my entry way in place of the boring high back chair and lamp, I looked through our existing inventory in the attic. I came across an old, ho-hum dresser that used to be my husband’s back in the 1970s that I thought I might be able to do something with.
I consulted my usual sources of online inspiration and came across this DIY gem. They attached a narrow moulding profile design to each dresser drawer to add some pizzazz and make it an aesthetic focal point for the entryway.
With a fresh coat of paint and unlimited hardware options on the market these days, you can easily add unique knobs, drawer pulls, and hinges to give an old-fashioned piece of furniture a modern refresh. What I really love about using a dresser here in the entryway is the functionality. If you’re in need of an extra junk drawer or want a place to keep car keys, flashlights, or old towels to wipe muddy shoes, this is the perfect hideaway. I know that when I have a place for everything, and keep everything in its place, I’m more productive and less stressed. And when I’m able to reuse or repurpose something, that makes the project even better!
This is definitely a quick weekend project with just a few supplies – decorative moulding, paint, finish nails, glue, and some updated hardware from your local building supply store like Lowe's or Menards.
Let me know how you repurpose and refresh old furniture. I’d also love to know how you plan to manage your clutter in the coming year!