Nichole Mickelson's Blog

Posted on 06/26/2022
3 Tips for Small Moves
Not every move requires professional movers. Sometimes, you can accomplish smaller moves on your own with a single car or the help of some friends. Small moves might include to and from an apartment in the same building or moving only to a specific room like an office or workshop. Regardless of the size of the move, there...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Growing Night Blooming Jasmine: Basic Tips for Success
Night blooming jasmine is a favorite addition to patios, window boxes and trellises for its glossy leaves and sweet-scented flowers. Jasmine can enhance summer nights with its pleasant aroma and grows beautifully in containers or climbing on structures. If you're interested in growing night blooming jasmine yourself, here are some essential care tips to know: Room to Grow...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Your guide to using traditional home decor
If you like rooms with warm and welcoming atmospheres, consider trying traditional home decor. While some might say the style is outdated, traditional decor endures as a popular option for even the most trendy and contemporary homes. To help inspire you, here are some ideas for using traditional style home decor at home: Furniture placement Furniture placement matters...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Tax facts: Property tax late fees & more
Like most recurring expenses, property taxes have late fees if not paid on time. While the amount and specific consequences vary from one municipality to the next, property tax late fees are something homeowners will want to avoid. Here are some basic facts about paying your property taxes on-time and in the correct amount: How property taxes are...
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Posted on 05/29/2022
Sustainability basics for your home garden
If you’re interested in ways to live more sustainably, one of the best places to start is your home garden. There are plenty of sustainable gardening methods that are simple, inexpensive and benefit your garden while reducing your environmental impact. No matter what type or size of garden you have, there are ways you can make it more...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
Backyard: Tips for Safely Building a Treehouse
Treehouses give kids a fun place to play, read books or hang out with friends. With a treehouse, kids can spend more time outside enjoying fresh air. If you’re thinking of building a treehouse in your yard, it’s important to keep a few factors in mind, such as where to put it and how big it should be....
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Outdoor deck design ideas: How to enjoy the great outdoors
There are many choices involved in building a new outdoor deck. Size, shape, style and building materials are just some variables involved in the project. To create a truly excellent outdoor living space, it’s crucial to think beyond the basics and choose the best design for your lifestyle. If you’re interested in ideas for stellar outdoor deck design,...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Understanding the essential tools of modern interior design
If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a modern interior designer, it's important to get acquainted with the proper tools. Technology has changed and added many tools used by modern interior designers. However, the basics remain an integral part of many designers' processes. Tools like measuring tape, drawing materials, fabric samples and other physical objects are...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
How to Use Minimalism in Your Home Decor
Many simplify the definition of minimalism as “less rather than more.” This definition holds true when applied to interior decorating and in other lifestyle choices. There are some key elements of minimalist design you can use as a guide when applying it to your own living space. Here we’ll go over some decorating tips to help you adopt...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
Houseplant Hacks for Easier Watering Days
Even for experienced gardeners, keeping multiple houseplants happy and thriving can be overwhelming. With all the watering, fertilizing, checking for pests and adequate sunlight, it might seem like you’re spending all of your time on the minute tasks. Luckily, there are lots of ways to make your plant care easier. Here are three simple hacks for taking better...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Cottagecore Home Style Basics
Cottagecore style has grown in popularity recently and is all over social media. The design style includes everything from home decor to fashion. Similar to shabby chic and farmhouse styles, cottagecore celebrates the comfort and charm of country life no matter where you live. If you’re interested in learning more about this fun and popular trend, here are...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
Save Space With This DIY Vertical Garden Project
If you’re looking for a way to grow plants and flowers in limited outdoor space, vertical gardens are the way to go. While many vertical garden solutions are complex and expensive, there are many you can set up yourself for a lower price point. One excellent option is to create your own trellis and hang potted plants in...
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