Category Archives: Guest Posts

Spruce up your outdoor spaces for spring

Spring has sprung! With warmer temperatures and blooming flowers, it’s the perfect time to be outdoors. Whether hosting an alfresco dinner party or simply playing in the backyard with family, extend the longevity of your gatherings past daylight hours with well-designed lighting. Illuminate the season and define your outdoor spaces with these handy lighting tips: […]

Ways to Get Creative with Edison Lights in Every Room of the Home {Guest Post}

Everything old is new again!—with all the chatter about LEDs and CFLs, it may seem strange to suddenly be talking about good old-fashioned incandescents. But vintage Edison bulbs have been showing up everywhere of late, from private homes to some of New York’s hippest restaurants, and for good reason: their twisted filaments have a visual […]

How to refresh your space for the New Year {Guest Post}

By Bryn Huntpalmer, Modernize With the new year comes the fresh promise of a brand new start—including in your home! Here at Modernize, we ring in the new year by trading out our tired designs for some fresh inspiration. Here’s what we plan on trying this winter. In the Kitchen: Paint Your Cabinets It’s pretty […]

Prep your home for the winter with these 6 weekend home improvement projects

The cool, dry weather and lingering warmth from the sun make fall the perfect time for home improvement projects. But, cleaning the gutters and sealing the windows can be kind of a drag — you’ve got to have fun outside while you still can! Listed below are 6 super-creative home improvement ideas you can do […]

Aging in Place and Universal Design: Selecting a Home to Meet Your Long-Term Needs

Whether you’re moving into your first home, or the place you intend to retire, considering Aging in Place and Universal Design elements when moving helps ensure you’ll get the most out of your investment for years to come. So what exactly does aging in place or universal design entail? Aging in Place design principles strive […]