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Monday, October 13th, 2014

The different size knobs and the varying heights are simply fabulous! from-The Style Files blog

The different size knobs and the varying heights are simply fabulous!
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from-The Style Files blog

DIY Shutter Inpsiration

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

One of our lovely clients recently purchased these old shutters (see pics below) at the local flea market to use in her new home. During our search for inspiration….we found these great applications of old shutters! Let us know what you would do with old shutters in a View More

One of our lovely clients recently purchased these old shutters (see pics below) at the local flea market to use in her new home.

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During our search for inspiration….we found these great applications of old shutters!

Shutter planter box via Sand Flat Farm

Shutter planter box via Sand Flat Farm

Shutter Armoire via Martha Stewart

Shutter Armoire via Martha Stewart

Shutter Peg Board via Razmataz

Shutter Peg Board via Razmataz

Let us know what you would do with old shutters in a comment below!

Our Latest bT2 Review on Houzz!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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HOUZZ Article: Luxurious Holiday Table Settings for Less

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Luxurious Holiday Table Settings for Less Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨Home improvement can start with something as minor as installing track lighting or ceiling fans. With the help of a bath designer, revamp your bland bathroom with a walk-in shower stall, multiple bath sinks and new bathroom cabinets.

via HGTV

via HGTV


Remodeling, decorating, and more ∨Home improvement can start with something as minor as installing track lighting or ceiling fans.
With the help of a bath designer, revamp your bland bathroom with a walk-in shower stall, multiple bath sinks and new bathroom cabinets.

Re-designing your home? This is a MUST-READ article!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

We came across this article on HOUZZ recently and we wanted to share with you because we found it so helpful! How to Decorate When You’re Starting Out or Starting Over Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨ From designer chairs and desks to the perfect bulletin board View More

We came across this article on HOUZZ recently and we wanted to share with you because we found it so helpful!

Kitchen ideas, bathroom ideas, and more ∨

From designer chairs and desks to the perfect bulletin board and credenza, create your dream home office.
As you get ready to host an event, be sure you have enough dining room chairs and dishes for dinner guests, as well as enough bakeware and chef knives for food preparation.

Starting a renovation or re-design in your home can be really overwhelming…
Leave it up to us at bT2 Internet Interiors to take that burden off your plate! With our services, you can skip the stressful decision making process and go right to the fun part…installing your dream space!

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Small Space? No Problem!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Sometimes small spaces can be discouraging, but luckily, Design is magic! Here are a few tips to trick your eye by creating an impression of expansiveness. -Instead of hanging curtains at the top of the window molding, go all the way up to a few inches below the View More

Sometimes small spaces can be discouraging, but luckily, Design is magic! Here are a few tips to trick your eye by creating an impression of expansiveness.

-Instead of hanging curtains at the top of the window molding, go all the way up to a few inches below the ceiling. This will help make the room feel taller.

via myhomeideas.net

via myhomeideas.net

-Treating walls and floors with stripes can expand the sense of space.

via hgtv

via hgtv

-Use lighting to bounce your eye around the room.

-Mirrors and reflective finishes create a “vista” and bring light into dark spaces.

-Use art or frames to create faux doorways or windows to make a room feel bigger.

-Hide your closets and doors by using touch latches and recessed pulls.

DIY: Kitchen Island

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Having trouble finding that perfect kitchen island for your small kitchen? Wellllll have no fear…you can make your own! This is what you’ll need: -A console table -Egg-shell finish paint -Knobs/pulls -Butcher block -Rubber drawer liner -Small metal angle brackets -Screws -Drill/screwdriver 1. Start by choosing a console table View More

Having trouble finding that perfect kitchen island for your small kitchen? Wellllll have no fear…you can make your own!

diy kitchen island

via House & Home

This is what you’ll need:

-A console table

-Egg-shell finish paint

-Knobs/pulls

-Butcher block

-Rubber drawer liner

-Small metal angle brackets

-Screws

-Drill/screwdriver

1. Start by choosing a console table 1.5″ shorter than the height of your counter tops (once table top is installed, they will be the same height)

2. If you plan to repurpose/paint your piece of furniture, sand and prime before painting and add new knobs.

3. Cut length of the butcher block so that you have 6″ more than the table on each side. 

4. Attach block by placing a rubber drawer liner (same size as block) to the table. Then use four angle brackets on each side to keep in place. 

VOILA!

How to sell your home fast!

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

We’ve all heard of stagers…but how many of us really know what they actually do? Well…we’re here to tell ya! Staging involves depersonalizing a home to appeal to the largest number of buyers. In simple terms, stagers set the mood for buyers and create a space that is View More

We’ve all heard of stagers…but how many of us really know what they actually do? Well…we’re here to tell ya!

Staging involves depersonalizing a home to appeal to the largest number of buyers. In simple terms, stagers set the mood for buyers and create a space that is attractive to them. When a buyer comes into your home, they aren’t interested in the history that your “stuff” reflects, they want to be able to visualize themselves in the space.

 

Here are a few simple home staging tips from HGTV:

1. BYE BYE Clutter: The first step is getting rid of the clutter. The less you have, the larger your spaces look.

2. Furniture Groupings: Furnish your space by floating furniture away from the walls. Placing pieces so that the traffic is obvious will make the space more user friendly and it’ll feel bigger.

3. Great lighting: A key factor in selling your home quick is great lighting because it is inviting. Believe it or not, many of our homes are improperly lighted. Increase the wattage in your fixtures, aiming towards 100 watts for every 50 square feet. Make sure you have three types of lighting: ambient (general or overhead), task (pendant, under-cabinet or reading) and accent (table and wall).

 

Check out how staging gave these two spaces a much needed makeover!

Patio: Before (HGTV)

Patio: Before (HGTV)

Patio: After (HGTV)

Dining Room: Before (HGTV)

Dining Room: Before (HGTV)

Dining Room: After (HGTV)

Dining Room: After (HGTV)

How To Hang Frames on a Gallery Wall

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Gallery walls are a great way to showcase timeless memories while maintaining a stylish and sophisticated look. There’s NO question that gallery walls are a great addition to a hallway or blank wall. The only question is….what comes after purchasing the frames and printing your pictures?? Our advice View More

Gallery walls are a great way to showcase timeless memories while maintaining a stylish and sophisticated look.

K.I.D Collective Gallery Wall

K.I.D Collective Gallery Wall

So Haute via Domino Gallery Wall

So Haute via Domino Gallery Wall

There’s NO question that gallery walls are a great addition to a hallway or blank wall. The only question is….what comes after purchasing the frames and printing your pictures??

Our advice to you is to trace your frames onto scrap paper. Once you have all the “faux frames” cut out, position them on the wall until you’re content with the layout. Then hammer a small nail into the paper, remove the paper, and replace the nail in the hole. Voila! Instant gallery collage!

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How-To: Painting an Accent Wall

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to add interest to a room. By using paint on one wall or a portion of it, you can create a unique focal point without overspending. Here are a few great things you can do with paint and View More

Paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to add interest to a room.

By using paint on one wall or a portion of it, you can create a unique focal point without overspending. Here are a few great things you can do with paint and painter’s tape!

Paint focal points

Geometric kitchen wall

Color-blocked living room wall

Color-blocked living room wall

Striped nursery wall

Striped nursery wall

Check out this How-To video to get an idea of something unique you could paint for yourself!

 

xoxo,

BTD Team