There is no other time of the year that inspires me to spruce up the exterior of my house than spring. And here are limitless, inexpensive things you can do that can dramatically change your home’s curb appeal. You don’t have to be considering putting your house on the market to do these small improvements. No different than changing your bedroom comforter to a crisp white in Spring to give your attitude a boost, adding curb appeal makes your house inviting to visitors, and creates a pleasing, uplifting space for you and your family. Here are some updates to consider for your own curb appeal.
When my kids were young and still at home, one of our favorite springtime activities to do together was taking a trip to our local nursery and picking out flowers and plants to spruce up the front yard. Small landscaping projects like this are a great way to showcase your yard’s best features and hide its not-so-good ones. To keep your yard looking great all the way through the fall, plant a combination of plants that flower throughout the seasons so you’ll always have something blooming.
Obviously it’s out of most of our budgets to change the exterior color of our houses every spring to fit our mood, but if you’ve got peeling or chipped paint, now is a good time to repaint and boost your curb appeal all at once. Check out the spring and summer paint color pallets at your local paint or home improvement store to get some ideas on color schemes. Whether you’re into classic, historic, or bright colors, you’ll be amazed at the significant difference a change of color can make.
Think about how much of an aesthetic impact moulding and trim can add to the interior of your house, and multiply that impact by ten for the exterior of your house. Inteplast Building Products has a broad range of PVC millwork trim products that includes base trim, crown molding, door jambs, window casings, corner board, starter board, J-channel and window surrounds, all with the visual appeal of wood without the natural flaws. All of their millwork products give you design flexibility to create custom architectural elements like arches and curves. And because they are pure PVC inside and out, you don’t have to worry about rot, warp, splintering, or cracking.
Don’t forget about the small stuff like brightly colored flower pots, outside cushions for your patio furniture or rocking chairs, and rugs for your front porch. Bright pops of color will tie the whole scene together and give passersby a curb to envy. All of the home improvement stores have sales on everything to make your outdoor area more beautiful, check out the Home Depot, Lowe’s and Menards websites for inspiration.
You are now free to sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of your spring and summer!
Stay crafty and have fun!
Hi again my fellow DIY gurus. Last weekend I hit my building products restore early in the morning, stalking the folks donating and unloading their unwanted goodies in search for a large mirror. I was hoping to find one unframed because, you know me, I want to frame it myself. I have a large bare wall in a recently remodeled guest room that was just begging for some pizazz. And, as luck would have it, I didn’t have to wait too long before a mirror was dropped off.
If you’ve ever wanted to tackle framing a mirror on your own, Inteplast Building Products pre-finished decorative moulding is your best tool to do it. And the best part is, you can do it 30 minutes. All you need 1.5” finishing nails, contractor’s adhesive, color-matched painter’s putty, and of course, Inteplast’s pre-finished moulding of your choice, which you can buy from Home Depot, Lowes, and now, Houzz.com. Check out this how-to-video for instructions:
For more fun projects, and to view more videos, visit the Inteplast Building Products channel on YouTube.
We warn you, once you read this post, you’ll never put tools in your backyard shed again. It’s time to find a new home for your lawnmower and start calculating the extra square footage you can add to your current living space. Yep, the lowly shed is experiencing a rebirth, due in part to a new series on FYI network called He Shed She Shed. And Inteplast Building Products is proud to have participated in the revolution.
Each episode of the He Shed She Shed follows two homeowners and designers in the ultimate male vs. female backyard shed showdown - as they build and design a unique he-shed and she-shed. The series also shows off existing sheds across the country and meets with the owners to learn about their inspiration in creating their unique outdoor spaces.
In the April 2nd series premier, two party-loving homeowners turn their sheds into backyard bars. In California, a pirate-obsessed guy turns his shed into a pirate pub, complete with a mast, sails, and secret bar. Meanwhile, in Austin, Texas, a mega-party hostess creates a tiki bar she-shed that’s built for entertaining her huge group of friends using Inteplast Building Products Decking on the interior to finish the floor, and on the outside of the shed to extend the entertaining area. You’ll be amazed at the transformation!
For this project, the designers used Acorn, in a solid color pattern, but Inteplast Building Products has six colors and three wood grains to choose from, so there’s an option for every style and taste. And Inteplast Building Products Decks are engineered to be durable, lightweight, low-maintenance, and moisture resistant, and there are no special tools required to work with Inteplast Building Products. Yet, their working characteristics are the same as traditional lumber.
The FYI series airs on Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT. Check out the trailer for the series premier here.
Hello, and thanks for visiting Design Next Door. We’re excited to tell you about a new collaboration between Inteplast Building Products and Houzz.com.
For those of you who read our posts on a regular basis also know that one of our go-to sites for design inspiration is Houzz.com. Now, not only can you find beautiful, creative, inspiring photos and imagery of Inteplast Building Products pre-finished decorative moulding at Houzz.com, but you can also purchase our products directly from their site
Houzz is an online venue for home remodeling and design for homeowners and design professionals alike. Inteplast Building Products is proud to be part of the Houzz platform. Here you can not only find products, but also work together with architects, designers, and contractors. Think of it as your one-stop-discover-shop-and-collaborate forum for creating the best possible house you can.
We’re all obsessed (and no, that isn’t a bad word) with DIY design projects, especially when working with Inteplast Building Products prefinished moulding. There is no other product that can do so much to enhance and redefine a room, a piece of furniture, or even a craft project. Inteplast’s prefinished decorative moulding is ideal for creating attractive accents like picture rails, display shelves, mirror frames, jewelry holders, mantel ledges, furniture accents, door and window trim buildouts. There literally isn’t a room or a project in your house that couldn’t benefit from some prefinished moulding.
Inteplast Building Products decorative moulding comes in a variety of classic and modern profiles, and it’s pre-finished and ready to install, with no special tools required. It has the same workability of wood, but greater uniformity, and it won’t rot, mildew, or mold, so it’s perfect for bathrooms, basements, laundry or mudrooms, or anywhere moisture is a concern.
So, I’m inspired by the wonderful images and product uses I see on Houzz. How do I buy Inteplast Building Products prefinished moulding from Houzz? We’re glad you asked, because it’s so easy!
Our moulding is sold in packs of five 8’ pieces, which means you get 40 lft. of product in a single pack. To purchase our products from Houzz.com, visit the Inteplast Building Products custom page. From there you can shop by category or check out our featured products on the Inteplast custom page.
Easily scroll through the pages and choose the product or products you want to buy. Simply click “Add to Cart” and you’re all set and ready to checkout.
At Inteplast Building Products we want to make it easy for you to find inspiration for your next project. We hope our collaboration with Houzz.com makes that a reality. Also, don’t forget to visit our own online Inspiration Gallery and Moulding Visualizer tools at Inteplast Building Products where you can see design styles and colors that match your home and tastes.
Thanks for reading!
Have you ever bought a piece of furniture that you thought was a perfect fit at the time, only to realize later that it was, well, boring? My hand is raised here because I’ve done it more than I’d like to admit. But as a consummate repurposer, reuser, renewer, and recycler, I’m all about upcycling a lackluster table or dresser to make it functional and fabulous.
One of the easiest and inexpensive ways you can do this is by adding visual interest with prefinished decorative moulding profiles. Inteplast Building Products has a variety of classic and modern design options like batten and lattice to help you add excitement to furniture. You can choose from Crystal White and paint it any color you want, or you can match any of their natural wood colors to fit the furniture. You can find Inteplast’s prefinished decorative moulding at your local Lowe’s and Home Depot. Check out this video tutorial on how to recreate the moulding accents on this table, or follow the instructions.
Materials you’ll need:
Select the moulding you want to use and get enough for the project. For this project we’re going to create a panel using Batten moulding, a Stop moulding under the lip of the table and a cap to the top to keep your books and reading glasses from sliding off.
Cutting & Gluing:
Cut the pieces you need, miter the corners and tack them on. You might want to use a little contractor’s adhesive, too.
Once everything is on, just caulk the joints and paint.
See how amazingly easy it is to make a piece of so-so furniture the highlight of a room. For all of you fellow flea-marketers, doesn’t this give you some great ideas? Finish the piece of with a fresh coat of paint for a contemporary, anything-but-boring feel. So don’t immediately put that bland end table or accent shelf into a yard sale or an online auction, or hide it in the corner. Give it a makeover with prefinished decorative and multi-use moulding from Inteplast Building Products.
I'm Andrea, thanks for reading!