There’s something intrinsic about spring cleaning. Everything in nature is fresh and new so naturally, sprucing up the house just feels like the right thing to do.
I like to open windows for fresh air so spring cleaning with harsh chemicals is a little counter-intuitive. Apparently, I’m not alone because natural, homemade cleaning recipes are trending on Pinterest.
This one-minute microwave cleaning trick with a lemon and a tablespoon of water is popular on HGTV’s Help Around the Home Pinterest board.
An easy spring cleaning tip I learned from my mother-in-law: Set pillows out in the sunshine because the sun is a natural disinfectant.
What are your best tips for spring cleaning?
This week marked the beginning of spring and HGTV.com readers are ready for life outdoors.
For many of us, it doesn’t feel like spring outside. Even so, our new HGTVGardens website has had a flurry of activity, especially this gallery of ideas for turning an ordinary deck into a garden hideaway.
Many are dreaming of a backyard paradise for family and friends to gather. Readers are also looking for the perfect mix of outdoor furniture, hardscaping and plants to create showoff patio style.
Our Pinterest pinners are digging easy outdoor living, with an emphasis on easy. This clever tip about adding a brick edge for easier mowing was this week’s most popular pin.
Let us know how you’re planning for warmer days ahead — or just keep clicking (and pinning).
Our online readers are searching for ways to update their homes on a budget. Between the Christmas credit card bill and impending tax deadline, it’s no wonder so many people are interested in thrifty ideas.
This bathroom makeover is a popular pin on Pinterest. The bathroom overhaul only cost about $500, including DIY plumbing, electrical work and painting.
We recently created a Budget Decorating board on HGTV Pinterest. Our pinners love this kitchen island, which was given a facelift using weathered, reclaimed wood for an inexpensive new cottage-style look.
Be sure to follow us as we continue to add our favorite budget tricks and low-cost DIY projects. Tell us how you’re sprucing up your home…or just keep clicking (and pinning).
If you’re not pinning with us on HGTV Pinterest, you’re missing out! This week, we created a new St. Patrick’s Day board and we’re pinning gardening ideas for Spring.
HGTV.com is a popular pin source and this Candice Olson bathroom design has been trending on Pinterest.
Browse HGTV.com for pinning inspiration and take a look at our boards to see favorite spaces, practical ideas and the latest trends. What do you love to pin on Pinterest?
Dreamy teen bedrooms are a hot topic on HGTV.com.
Online readers are finding clever storage ideas to manage the mess and cool themes kids won’t outgrow. This glamorous Old Hollywood- inspired bedroom is especially popular on Pinterest. Designer Courtney Blanton created the stylish room for a 14-year-old fashionista.
Find a style that reflects your teenager’s personality and keeps the clutter at bay with inspiring teen bedrooms from HGTV.com.
Tell us what dream space you’re trying to create…or just keep clicking.
For me, the best Valentine’s Day gift will arrive tomorrow — clearance chocolate.
Retailers will be in a rush to clear shelves for Easter candy so it is hands-down the best time to buy chocolate, especially the expensive brands. Discounts range from 40% to 80% off the retail price.
You can freeze chocolate for up to six months and serve it at parties or create gifts. Refined chocolate can be used in recipes for a decadent dessert. You can also melt it to make chocolate-covered strawberries when they’re at peak season this spring.
There is a science to freezing chocolate. You have to adjust the temperatures slowly. The trick is to wrap it as tightly as you can (vacuum sealing works best), then place the chocolate in the fridge for several hours before putting it in the freezer. When you’re ready to use it, thaw it in the fridge first, then set it out at room temperature.
Whether you love to observe Valentine’s Day or not, have a Happy Chocolate Clearance Day tomorrow!
This week’s trending post is brought to you by the letter ‘L’ because online readers love the color lavender, landscapes and living rooms.
Pinterest pinners have a passion for purple, especially in the bedroom. This space with soft, layered lavender hues was a fan-favorite last weekend.
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HGTV.com is known for expert tips, DIY how-to’s and project ideas — but, we understand that sometimes, readers just need a little design eye-candy. HGTV Designers’ Portfolio is the ultimate sweet spot with thousands of pictures.
Designers’ Portfolio offers index tabs so online readers can filter the images by room, design style, color and designer. Right now, traditional bathrooms are the most popular filtered-terms.
It’s no surprise that Designers’ Portfolio is one of the leading sources of inspiration for Pinterest pinners. One of our most repinned rooms from Designers’ Portfolio is this gorgeous traditional kitchen with a farmhouse sink.
Check out HGTV Designers’ Portfolio and tell us about your favorite design style!
The hilarious Dog Shaming website is a popular pin source on Pinterest. Users submit pictures of their pets with written confessionals. I don’t have a dog but browsing this site is one of my guilty pleasures. I highly recommend it for a good laugh.
The HGTV family loves animals. Check out these Cute Pets in our Favorite Spaces.
See how to create a place for the mischievous furry friends in your home with HGTV.com’s 9 Tips for a Chic Pet-Friendly Home.
Online readers are channeling their inner-Carrie Bradshaw who once said, “I like my money right where I can see it… hanging in my closet.”
Dream closets are a hot topic this week. Whether you’re displaying Monolos or just trying to make it easier to find shoes that match, get organized with HGTV.com’s 12 Steps to Your Dream Closet.
A Carrie Bradshaw closet might not be in your future but one can always dream.
Tell us what projects you’d like to tackle this winter…or just keep clicking.