Katharine Breithaupt (bright-hop)'s Blog

Posted on 11/28/2021
Adding Cacti to your Landscape Design
Cacti gardens can be a gorgeous addition to your home’s landscape. Much of the southwest United States’ climate is well-suited for growing them. If you’re interested in adding a cacti garden, these design tips will help you create one that’s stunning and complementary to the landscaping around your home. Intersperse Low-Growing Cacti With Other Plants Cacti complement more...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
3 Bedside Table Ideas Using Wooden Crates
In the DIY world, certain materials and objects prove their usefulness time and time again. For DIY furnishings, one of those objects is a wooden crate. These crates used to transport produce and other cargo every day and are an excellent source of reclaimed wood and DIY inspiration. If you’re looking for a wooden crate DIY project to...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
New Home: Which Eco-Friendly Gadgets and Gizmos to Add to Your New Abode
Photo by Vivint Solar from Pexels Home automation is not only convenient for you, but it’s also one of the most eco-friendly things you can do. Putting things in your home on autopilot can help you stop wasting energy on heating or cooling the home when you’re not actually in it or forgetting to turn off lights when...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
4 Galley Kitchen Ideas to Maximize Space Efficiency
Image by Rebecca Matthews from Pixabay Homeowners may have mixed emotions about galley kitchens until they fully grasp their potential. People who have galley kitchen designs see the value in space efficiency. These intimate designs position many utensils, spices, and appliances within arm's length. Rarely do galley kitchen owners have to take more than a few steps while...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
3 Smart Technology Upgrades to Help Sell Your House
If you’re putting your house on the market, you’re likely trying to find every way to increase buyer interest. There are many things you can do to boost home value and attractiveness to potential buyers. One thing that has become increasingly effective in modern home sales is smart technology. If you’re interested in adding some easy smart home...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
Eggs for Your Houseplants: DIY Fertilizer In 5 Steps
We often use dried eggshells as fertilizer in outdoor gardens. Their extremely high calcium content makes them an excellent way to add extra nutrients to the soil. When properly prepared, eggshells can make for great indoor plant fertilizer as well. Here we’ll go over how to use this common food waste to nourish your houseplants in 5 steps....
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Posted on 10/17/2021
3 Home Renovations for Maximum Returns & Energy Savings
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels Homeowners typically want to tackle renovation projects that will benefit them in multiple ways. Ideally there should be a healthy mix of aesthetically pleasing upgrades that also help reduce utility costs. The following rank among the energy efficient home renovation projects that can save you money while still improving aesthetic and quality...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
3 Tips for Decorating a Small Bedroom
Sometimes decorating a small space can feel just as daunting as decorating a large one. For those with small bedrooms, it can be especially difficult to find a balance between decoration and maximizing available space. Luckily, there are some ways you can make a small bedroom feel bigger while adding style at the same time. Here are some...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
What You Need to Know About Dust Mites in Your Home
Photo by EKATERINA BOLOVTSOVA from Pexels The idea that there are thousands of tiny bugs living in your home and embedding themselves in your carpet and furniture may make you uneasy. Unfortunately, the reality is that dust mites have likely made their way into your house and become quite comfortable there. Dust mites are so small that you...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Go All Out with Smart Speakers and Intercoms
Photo by Athena from Pexels Although smartphones make it easier than ever to relay a message across the household, listen to videos and blast your tunes, they simply don’t compare to a fully integrated speaker and intercom system. Although home intercoms might seem like a blast from the past, they are back and better than ever. And as...
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Posted on 09/19/2021
4 Ways to Design Your Boho Chic Living Room
If you’re looking for inspiration for a living room style makeover, consider boho chic as an option. The boho chic style is fun, cozy and inviting—perfect for a room where you’ll spend time with family or housemates. If you’re not sure where to start with the style, it’s easy to take the basic elements and apply your own...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
How to Fully Utilize Your Digital Assistants at Home
Digital assistants have become very intuitive, so much that they’re being integrated into a variety of people’s daily lives. From directions in the car to timers in the kitchen to dictation in the living room, technology, such as voice assistants, has become more reliable by the day, which leads to interesting trends in home entertainment. Let’s look at...
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