Tuesday, February 27 2018
As February comes to an end, and we transition into March, we can almost taste the first day of spring─ warmer days and floral blooms are on the horizon! At AG, we like to get a head start on our spring cleaning, and with these suggestions, you can too.
Beginning Spring with a fresh, clean home is a great feeling. Having every room deep-cleaned will instantly lift your mood and make the whole family happy! We even found the perfect Spring Cleaning Checklist for you. When you tackle your spring cleaning, don’t forget to give attention to your bi-fold, lift and slide, multi-slide, and French swing patio doors. For more information on maintaining your patio doors, see our Door Care Guide.
Use spring cleaning as an excuse to organize and declutter your home! Going through your drawers, cupboards, closets, and garage, and removing things you don’t use or need, will free your life of clutter and create some storage space for new things. Let the kids in on the fun and have them organize a garage sale or pick a charity to donate to.
Don’t leave your yard and patio out of your spring cleaning! Have the trees and shrubs trimmed, and the gutters cleaned. As the warmer months approach, prepare to return to indoor-outdoor living by washing down the patio and planting a new garden. Consider new patio furniture and bi-fold doors and bi-fold windows to maximize your indoor-outdoor entertainment space.
Tuesday, February 20 2018
Succulents have been trending recently, and for good reason: they’re beautiful, drought tolerant, and low-maintenance! Succulents make great home and patio décor– whether you need a table center piece, a garden, a cute gift, or wall art, succulents can do it all. If you’re just as succulent obsessed as we are, continue reading for some succulent ideas and inspiration!
A succulent wall planter is the perfect addition to your narrow patio or side yard! Mixing a variety of succulents in a wooden frame adds instant style and personality while maximizing the outdoor space, leaving you more room to enjoy the indoor-outdoor lifestyle and entertain guests! To learn how to make your own succulent wall art, click here. If you’re looking to up your indoor-outdoor living game, consider utilizing our bi-fold, multi-slide, or lift and slide doors to create that experience.
Are you looking to add a modern flare to your entryway? Here’s an idea we love from Shanty2Chic blog: a wall-mounted trough planter, with your address plaque! This is a unique way to add your personal touch to the entry of your home and increase curb appeal. Make your own by following the DIY instructions on Shanty2Chic blog, or buy a similar one on Etsy.com!
Hosting a party or event? Skip the floral center pieces and opt for these charming, trendy succulent terrariums. They’re easy to make, and the best part is they’ll last long after the event is over! These terrariums will even look great displayed on an entrance table or kitchen counter. Get your own DIY Succulent Kit, and the terrarium to plant it in.