Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tops My List

When I bought our home in December of 2006, I used the company, Century 21.  My Realtor was amazing! 
After I moved in, I started to receive a very small magazine, called At Home, from the Century 21 with home tips.  I have to say, this small publication is one of my favorites and I always look forward to it!

Here is the latest issue. 
(Anyone else loving that door?)

In this issue, I came across an article titled, "7 High-Impact, Low-Cost Decorating Ideas".
Here is number 5:

Who would of ever thought of creating a bench out of cement blocks?  For the cushion, this person used a plywood board with 2-inch foam and wrapped it with all-weather fabric.  I think this may be in the works for next Spring/Summer...

I also came across an incredible idea for our breeze way.  The room is not heated and we only use it during parties.  I would love to take advantage of the room with this idea:

A glass garage door!

I am totally in love with this!  Not to mention the cost of it!  I think with an idea like this, you would be crazy not to use this space.  The home owners in these pictures bought a bungalow as a starter home on a 5 year plan.  18 years later, they decided not to move and to add on.  This is their dining room, which opens to their patio.  They also have a screen that pulls down to keep the critters out.

And lets just say that patio is amazing as well!

Does anyone else receive this magazine?  If so, what do you think?


Mrs. Chic said...

Ok how can I sign up for this magazine! Looks like so many great ideas, I love the cinder block bench brilliant use of space and it looks good too.

I've always wanted a breezeway! I like how they used the space, glass garage doors our so pretty, they have them at restaurants in my area and they make small places look HUGE.

Scientific Housewife said...

That sounds like a great magazine and I love the pictures!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Wow, those are great ideas. I have never heard of this, but I'm very interested!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Love the breezeway, and love the checkerboard pattern with rocks in that last photo. I love small pubs, but I may be partial because I work for a business pub. I'm starting to wish I used Century 21.

elizabeth holder said...

I love the idea of a glass garage door but my garage can be pretty messy at times -
kinda like the glass refridgerator doors - i love the look but it would bug me to no end if my shelves were messy

Little Yellow Bungalow said...

I don't receive the magazine, but I am loving that bench idea. I'm looking for some creative ideas for when I tackle my jungle of a back yard.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Absolutely fantastic. I'd like to try that bench in the top photo, too.


alanna rose said...

Those are great ideas - I need to get my hands on that mag :)

I was looking at your sidebar - you are headed to San Fran very soon! Have a ton of fun and safe travels :)