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ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: August 2018

By on Aug 24, 2020
ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: August 2018

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We’re getting close to saying so long to summer. Temperatures have been hot and the latest summer trends have been hotter. We’ve covered a lot this month. From a new video sharing the latest open shelving tips to nautical home décor ideas, summer has been a great time to update your home with the latest.

However, if you’ve been out soaking up the sunshine, you may have missed a few articles this month. That’s OK! I’m here to help with our top articles from August 2018.

Looking for some help getting your home ready for fall? Contact a pro today for quotes from contractors in your area!

Style A Bookshelf

Style A Bookshelf & Improve Your Décor

If you’ve been looking for a budget-friendly upgrade to make in your home, it’s time to take a look at your bookshelves. They offer endless possibilities to style as you please. Ashley Dudich, home blogger and shop owner, suggests the first step in decorating your bookshelves is to find balance.

“I take a very balanced approach to styling shelves,” Dudich said. “I strike that balance by selecting just a few colors to incorporate, including a variety of textures, and repeating staging patterns. To soften the look, I typically add a small potted plant or mason jar of greens next to a stack of books.”

To see the rest of her tips and suggestions, read Style A Bookshelf & Improve Your Décor.

How To Get Rid Of Weeds In Your Yard

How To Get Rid Of Weeds

Is your yard overrun by weeds? Most homeowners will encounter this problem at some point. Weeds can get out of hand fast if not taken care of. You may even have to try a few different methods of DIY weeding to get rid of the ones you have. You’d be surprised to learn that often, the solution to eliminating weeds in your yard can often be found in your own home. Read How To Get Rid Of Weeds to learn more.

Rustic Bathroom Decor

Rustic Bathroom Ideas

Looking for a new style to use in the bathroom? A rustic theme is timeless and budget friendly. All you need are a few pieces that bring in natural textures and neutral colors to start working this décor into your bathroom.

“When I think of rustic, the first thing that pops in my head is knotty wood. I also think barn wood, metal whitewash, and patina,” Emily Hoefler, kitchen and bath specialist at Renovations Group Inc., said.

Sew Rustic Bathroom Ideas for tips on how you can transform the look of your space.

Video: What Does A Kitchen Remodeling Pro Do?

A kitchen remodel is no easy project. Often, homeowners will turn to a pro to help them make sure everything with their remodel goes as smooth as possible. Hiring a kitchen contractor is very helpful, but a big investment. So, it’s important to know how exactly they’ll be helping you. Watch the video above to learn more about what a kitchen remodeling pro does

How To Make Your Tile Backsplash Sparkle

Cleaning backsplash tile is a tedious chore, but it doesn’t have to be. With a regular routine and a deep clean every six months, your backsplash should never look less than great. But, if you don’t know where to start, here’s a brief tutorial on how you can remove even the toughest grease stains from your backsplash, naturally. Read How To Make Your Tile Backsplash Sparkle for the tips.


It’s time to wrap up your summer projects and look ahead to fall. Next month, keep an eye out for the latest dorm styles and how you can get your yard ready for the cold weather.

Did you miss some articles last month? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in the July 2018 Monthly Roundup.

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