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Hack into your home: Make your home the perfect home

by CustomHomes on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

SucculentCreating a home that is perfect for you and your family can be fun and challenging or it can be an utter nightmare. Here are a few suggestions and crafts to make your home feel like home sweet home.

Splish Splash

Foam noodles in your garage can save your car door and the garage wall from scrapes. If you want to create a wall protector all you need is a pool noodle and command strips. Cut the pool noodle in have so it will line up with the wall. Attach four command strips on each end of the pool noodle and then attach to the wall. Voila! Now you can say goodbye to scraps.

Press n Seal

If you’re painting your home painter’s tape can be difficult to work with or place without using half a roll. If you want to have seamless lines without using more tape than paint you may want to invest in a Press n Seal roll. Press and seal easily adheres to windows, door frames, and other awkward in-between spots without leaving residue or wasting large amounts of tape. To use press n seal measure out what you need and then firmly place the seal on the desired area. Press firmly to keep the film in place. Once you are finished and the paint has dried remove the press n seal with your fingers and enjoy the beautiful work you have just finished.


Be it in a workshop, the kitchen, or even your bathroom, pegboards can create instant storage and help you have more space in your home. Pegboards are sold in many craft and hardware stores and can be installed with a few screws and a screwdriver. Once on your wall use hooks to hang the objects you wish to have on your pegboard. My favorite craft so far has been hanging coffee mugs from my pegboard. They look neat and I can show off some of my favorite mugs without pouring a cup of tea.

Indoor Safari

Keeping plants indoors throughout the year can add color and beauty to your home and may even help clean and clear the air. Having indoor plants can be simple if you give them the proper drainage and care. Depending on the plant you will need drainage. Be sure all of your pots have drainage holes and even then have a plate with a little lift to give your plant some space.

Now that you have a few quick ideas to make your home more comfortable it is time to tie on the tool belt and get started. Happy home improvement!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com