Authentic Barnwood

Thinking of adding a bit of barnwood to your home?  It’s such a great look.  Not cheap at all, but just beautiful.  I’ve looked at some of these knock-off products – stick-on, or fitted, or even seen wood-look tile on the walls.  But nothing beats the beauty of aged wood.  Contact us today for a…

Condition your leather

sofa, chair, ottoman or all of the above.  Sure, you can buy a conditioner from Amazon or wherever, but what chemicals are you rubbing on yourself?  Go all natural with this solution in a mason jar about once a year to keep your leather hydrated so that it lasts a lifetime. Homemade leather conditioner: 1/4…

Historic Remodel in Fort Mill, South Carolina

The town of Fort Mill was originally settled in the 1700’s, became incorporated in 1873, and this home was built sometime in the 1950’s.  It was remodeled in order to be put on the market.  It sold before it was ever listed.  Enjoy the before and after’s. Exterior – Before on the left and after…

Master bathroom remodel: check out these before and afters

on the left is the master bathroom BEFORE, and on the right AFTER.  Notice how we moved the toilet for more privacy to the opposite side of the room, and expanded the shower.  Could not have been possible without the work of the best general contractor and team in the business – Kruft Contracting, Inc.!…

Custom shutters make a HUGE statement

Custom shutters are not too difficult to make (I had to borrow a few tools from Kruft Contracting). And what an impact these can make.  Look around your neighborhood.  I’m willing to bet most of the shutters you see are vinyl ones that come from a big box store, and only come in a few…

Ugly drop ceiling fix

So this is a basement bathroom ceiling all finished with a decorative tile ceiling instead of the typical bought from Lowes or Home Depot ceiling as seen below.  Which do you think is prettier??? Guess how much this cost?  about $180 including shipping from DecorativeCeilingTiles.net Guess how long this took to install? less than 75…

Brass is baaaaack…but in a cool way.

Metallics are popping up all over the place in home decor.  Add a little fun!  An antiqued brass or a burnished brass, above left is called “champagne bronze.”  It just sounds like a party, right?  And on the right you see a touch of copper to spice up regular ole chrome. My daughter, Lily, once…

Think you can’t afford an interior designer? Think again…

So I hear a lot from friends: “Oh, I could really use your help at my house, but I’m sure I can’t afford it.”  Not true.  In fact, my first several jobs, the customers all remarked to me and my husband (Kruft Contracting, Inc.), “So are you sure the design fee was included in your estimate?”…

Wallpaper! or is it a wall stencil?

So I couldn’t commit to wallpaper in the end; I’ve admitted my phobia.  But I got a similar look that I LOVE and I can paint over when I tire of it (which will happen; ask my husband, who recently said, “Do we have to repaint the master bedroom every summer?” and ,”How many coats…