4 Trendy Bathroom Updates Under $100

If you’re craving a bit of an upgrade to your home’s bathroom, but have found that a complete overhaul is way out of your budget, then we’ve got the perfect fix. We’ve put together a list 4 upgrades that you can do on the cheap!

Get a Better Bathroom for Under $100

These fixes will transform your space, making it more comfortable and enjoyable, without breaking the bank! Read on to discover 4 excellent ways to improve your space with these inexpensive bathroom updates.

Bathroom Updates Under 100

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4 Best Blogs to Follow for Home Improvement Advice

Whether you’re dream is to have your own show on HGTV or you’ve never touched a hammer, home improvement blogs are perfect for everything from detailed run throughs of complex projects, to inspiration for what to contract out to drive your home’s value. There are also many different categories of home improvements including: Crafts, DIY, Remodel, Flip, Design, Projects, Maintenance, Family, Cooking, Finance & budgeting and much more. This means that finding the right blog for your needs can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together some of our favorite home improvement blogs that help homeowners customize their dream homes, drive up their equity and tackle any challenge that life throws their way.

Top  Home Improvement Blogs to Follow

#1 One Project Closer

Get four experts in one blog with One Project Closer. 4 minds are better than…well many things… and that’s what makes One Project Closer so special. You have the men, Ethan and Fred who cover the project outlines and tool reviews and “the better half”, Kim and Jocie, who provide excellent craft, trend, design and DIY advice as well as coupons to keep your project on budget!

#2 Remodelicious

Don’t be fooled by categories like cooking & baking, fashion and shopping. One look into the before & after section will let you know that this momtrepreneur means business when it comes to construction and large remodels. You may come for the sewing advice or interior design inspiration, but you’ll likely leave with the intent to tackle more than you ever thought you could.

#3 Pretty Handy Girl

There is a such a diverse wealth of information for homeowners in this blog that it can be difficult to pick just one project from this blog at a time. Think of Pretty Handy Girl as your swiss army knife of home improvement blogs with topics ranging from electrical and plumbing to gift ideas and photography. This isn’t a surprise given the blog’s creator, Brittany, is not only a licensed general contractor, but also a professional photographer, artist, graphic designer and web designer.

#4 MerryPad

MerryPad follows the DIY journey of Emily Fazio, who is married to Pete Fazio of Dadand.com. Aside from the impressive projects that these two DIY pros put out, perhaps the most inspiring part of MerryPad is its simple and unassuming upbringing. Emily embarked on simple home improvement projects that she documented just to show family. When she realized how far her DIY mindset could get her, she launched MerryPad to help inspire other homeowners to make their “pads” just as merry, special and unique as she and Pete have made their two homes.


For a more personal approach to home improvement, feel free to reach out to our San Jose HVAC office at the number above. Regardless of how your house looks, it won’t be your home unless it feels right. Get your home feeling comfortable and clean this summer with air quality and air conditioning services from the HVAC company San Jose locals have trusted for years – Air Quality Heating and Air Conditioning.

What Hollywood Can Teach Us About Home Improvement

Believe it or not, Hollywood can teach us a lot about home improvement. While we can’t always connect with the sprawling mansions, majestic castles and modern highrises that we see on the big screen, we can still find inspiration for home improvement in the themes and plots of recent releases such as Beauty and the Beast, Ghost in the Shell, Boss Baby and Get Out. With the right attitude and enough effort, your home could become your own cinema worthy castle.

A beast can turn into a beauty

If anything can be learned from Disney’s reprize of Beauty and the Beast, it’s not to judge a book by its cover. When it comes to older, or seemingly rundown homes, it can be easy to right them off as lost causes. However, with the right vision, attitude and a little love, you can turn that beast of a home, or project, into a beauty.

Someone else’s trash can be your treasures

When it comes to home improvement, the ability to thrift can inspire or finish off the perfect project. Between garage sales, secondhand stores, estate sales, flea markets and even waste yards, you can find hidden treasures if you take the time revitalize them to even better than new. As seen in Ghost in the Shell, much can be done with something that has been deemed barren. See what you can find that, with a little paint and a few extra touches, can be transformed into something amazing.  

Never forget who’s the boss

Home improvement is often very practical and calculated. This is mostly a great thing, however, for families, it can be challenging. If a connection between DreamWorks Animation’s, The Boss Baby, and home improvement can be made, it’s to not let the extra work and stress of a DIY project or total home remodel allow you to neglect family time. Also while you’re at it, throw in a tree swing or top bunk slide to your projects to keep your little bosses happy.

Follow your own conventions

In Jordan Peele’s, Get Out, we get an eerie look into what it’s like to be trapped in a world that makes you feel like you don’t belong. When it comes to home improvement, you can come at it from an equity perspective or you can look at home improvements as an opportunity to personalize your home to better suite your needs or wants. If you feel like your style isn’t represented on HGTV or in magazines, movies like, Get Out, are a sign that the “standard conventions” are changing to represent and accept more styles and ways of life. Don’t be afraid to join the counterculture when it comes to your home’s renovations and projects to proudly showcase your personality.

Though we may know a bit about Hollywood out in San Jose, what we really know is HVAC. At Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning, we dedicate our expertise in heating, cooling, energy efficiency and the home improvements that can help boost your home’s efficiency. For star studded cast of HVAC specialists in San Jose, contact Air Quality Heating & Air Conditioning today!


8 Home Improvement Projects That Pay Off [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many home improvement projects not only help you make your home a more comfortable place to live, but they can also increase the resale value of your house. These home improvement projects are worth investing your time, money, and energy in because they allow you to get back some of the investment later if you decide to sell your home. However, not all upgrades and repairs will pay off in the end. The key to getting a return on your investment is choosing home improvement projects that will increase your home value.

Home Upgrades That Improve Resale Value

If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market in the future, you may want to take a look at these 8 home improvement projects that pay off in the end:


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