1 Inch Blinds vs 2 Inch Blinds

It takes a while for home owners to notice worn out window blinds. I don’t believe anyone would argue that it’s challenging deciding which type of window blinds to purchase, especially if you don’t know much about window treatments. If you’re in the dark when it comes to 1 inch  or 2 inch window blinds, … Read more

Should I Buy Formica Laminate Flooring?

Should I Buy Formica Laminate Flooring?

A reader forwarded this video on to us and asked what we thought of Formica laminate flooring and whether or not he should buy Formica Laminate Flooring. Clearly, buyers remorse is something to keep an eye out for when looking at flooring. While it can be changed, it will not likely happen without a fair … Read more

How Many Coats Of Red Paint Are Needed?

Red Paint

Today April writes: Dear Diva, I bought this beautiful color of red paint for my dining room and after painting two coats on the wall it looks nothing like the sample! It’s an ugly pinkish hue!  What happened? I’m not a newbie but this is my first dark color. Did I buy bad paint or … Read more

Hard To Reach Window Treatment Solutions

Hard To Reach Window Treatment Solutions

Several of our readers have expressed frustration and anxiety about how to deal with hard to reach window treatments once Spring comes and the sun is out again.  Many of who, mentioned feeling like they are living in a cave because they pull the shades down for the sunny months and only open them in … Read more

Mohawk Smartstrand vs. Shaw R2X Carpet

smartstrand vs shaw r2x carpet

Recently I found a series of videos on YouTube that reminded me of the Mac vs. Windows commercials we’ve all seen on TV. The difference however, was that these videos were for Mohawk Smartstrand vs. Shaw R2X Carpet!  Needless to say I was intrigued. With the exception of Armstrong, I’ve found that most flooring commercials … Read more

Healthy Carpet Choices


Today Pamela writes, Hello Diva, Please help me as I’m confused on which eco-friendly/healthy carpet to choose for my bedroom!  I know wool is good but I cannot handle the idea of bugs leaving eggs in it.  After reading the blog I know my choices are: Mohawk Smartstrand vs Dupont Sorona vs Beaulieu’s Bliss.  I even read … Read more