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Top 5 Creative Home Tips from DT

Cary, NC

Danny Taylor of DT&CO has a Facebook group called Just ask DT. I have mentioned this group before in our articles on CaryCitizen.com. Danny adds daily “tips of the day” for the members in an open style forum. After interacting with some of the 500+ group members I have heard how helpful some of the these tips have been. So, I wanted to share my favorite recent “Tips of the day” with you.

Now, some of these tips are just links to helpful & easy DIY projects that Danny has found. Others are ideas he has found on Pinterest and passed along.

Without further delay: My Top 5 Creative Home Tips from DT

1. Use outdated furniture to create storage.

Need a pantry? Convert an old TV cabinet by adding shelves and giving it a paint job. These are easy to find due to the “flat screen on the wall” trend. Plus, it will give your kitchen a real decorator look!

This tip is especially helpful useful in the older bungalows and split level homes we find in and around downtown Cary and ITB.

Speaking of flat screen TVs.

#2 Dress up your TV wall mount with trim.

Hide those hideous cords running to your mounted TV and dress up a bare wall.

The writer of the blog Sawdust and Paper Scraps, Sandra, gives a great step by step breakdown of how she did this in her own home. The difference is amazing.

#3 Use crown molding to update your bathroom mirrors

Another great way to update your “slab: bathroom mirror” Mirror frame using crown molding–and NO mitered corners!

It is an inexpensive way to dress up any bathroom. Turn an outdated bathroom into a styling one in minutes.

#4. Use foam pipe insulation to prevent slippage.

Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of container… and cut slits in foam. No longer worry about your brushes or roller falling into the paint!

#5 Use an iron and vinegar to get those pesky stains out of carpets.

This is the useful how-to link: http://homemakerchic.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/how-to-clean-stubborn-carpet-stains-with-an-iron-and-vinegar/Whether you are preparing your home for sale or just trying to avoid paying to get an entire room cleaned this is another inexpensive remedy that could pay off big time.

Make sure to check back here or our facebook page, DT&Co Cary as I will continue to add valuable tips for home staging, decorating, landscaping & more for you to use or try at home. As always, if you have a creative idea of your own or use any that we mention, let us know. We’d love to hear how it turned out.




About Benjamin Passwaters, Realtor

As a real estate professional with Coldwell Banker HPW I work hard daily to buy and sell real estate in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Raleigh and the other surrounding areas of the Triangle. I work to establish relationships and to make the home buying/selling process as smooth as possible for my clients. I am a father and a dog lover who likes good wine, craft beer, golf and college football. This blog is used to inform current and prospective residents of Cary, Raleigh, Apex and the surroundings areas of local market trends, events in the area, and other help real estate information.


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