Recent Trim Articles


Style a Beautiful Bookcase or Two

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 13, 2015

An oldie but goodie – there’s a well-known interior decorating story which is still making the rounds. Someone walks into a bookstore, looks around carefully, and asks...


9 Handy Hints For Hanging Wall Art

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 18, 2015

Ahhhh … smash … oops!! Those were the sounds you would have heard if you'd been a witness to my hanging a treasured piece of art. A gift from my sister, the carefully...

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Clever Uses for the Mysterious Space Atop Your Cabinets

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 22, 2015

Presenting one of life's little conundrums … what to do with that mysterious space between the tops of your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling. There are actually a couple of logical...

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Sliding Doors Combine Function with Fashion

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 24, 2015

Installing a sliding door used to be a purely practical decision. While it's true that sliders, as they are affectionately known, pack a lot of function into their frames, recently...

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Do You Know the Right Way to Care for Natural Woodwork?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2015

The perfect decorating touch, natural wood accents are very much in style. Kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, wainscoting, chair rails, beadboard paneling, crown molding, and built-in shelving,...

Photo: Brian Moloney/flickr

4 Mini Home Remodels -- Small Changes with Big Impact

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2015

How would you like a fresh new look for your house … on a budget? What would you say to extra storage space or savings on energy? You can have any (or all!) of these, without...

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Building a Barn

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 04, 2015

When you plan to build a barn, it may be intended to serve one or more purposes -- to shelter your livestock; to act as a workspace; or to store feed, tools, and equipment. Before construction...

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These Magnet Gadgets Simplify DIY

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2014

Your first do-it-yourself project as a child may well have involved magnets. Whether you glued buttons and pebbles onto magnetic backing to adorn your family’s fridge, or experimented...