Derek Lotts's blog - 2017

Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. He blogs regularly at Smoothdecorator.

5 Kitchen Remodel Considerations     by   Derek Lotts

11 December 2017

A kitchen remodel is a project that’s never going to be easy. There’s just so many things you have to consider and if you don’t get them right, you could end up with a kitchen you don’t like or find difficult to use...


Most Effective Bathroom Remodels     by   Derek Lotts

07 December 2017

It’s quite common for homeowners to get tired of looking at the same old bathroom for years. If this is the case, you might’ve been thinking about remodeling your bathroom. And you’re lucky, because right now is just the perfect time to start a bathroom remodeling project...

5 Common House Problems and How to Solve Them     by   Derek Lotts

06 December 2017

Owning and maintaining a home often takes more than you bargained for. Aside from having to tackle large structural repairs from time to time, you also have to figure out how to deal with daily problems...


Everything First-Time Home Builders Need to Know about Pools, Pets and Paint     by   Derek Lotts

05 December 2017

Designing a home includes much more than coming up with a floor plan, deciding on the number of rooms, the size of windows, choosing the materials and picking the right builders. It also includes some important considerations we often forget...

Advantages of Structural Steel Frame Construction     by   Derek Lotts

26 November 2017

Contrary to popular belief, structural steel frames are not just for skyscrapers. Sure, in the past, steel was expensive and only large-scale construction projects were able to afford it...

Home Renovation Ideas for an Energy-Efficient Home     by   Derek Lotts

24 November 2017

Australian households generate at least one-fifth of the country’s greenhouse gases . The situation isn’t so different in U.S. where the residential sector is responsible for more than 21 percent of the total energy consumption throughout the states. However, this doesn’t have to be that way...

Transform Your Garden into a Spring Oasis     by   Derek Lotts

22 November 2017

How many times have you wished you had your own natural haven in the backyard? Well, with these creative ideas, you’re just a few steps away from your peaceful oasis...


Deciding on the Perfect Doors for Your Home     by   Derek Lotts

10 April 2017

Nice-looking doors are one of the biggest necessities in every stylish home of today. Just like trim or molding, doors can quite often go unnoticed, but when chosen right, they can have a huge part in how well your home looks...