Home Style: Stylish Upgrades To Make Your House A Home


Your home style is what makes your residence more than just a house. If eyes are the window to the soul, the home is a window into the values, ideas, and personalities of those who inhabit it.
Express yourself this spring with simple upgrades and playful projects to show off your home style.

AccessQuip LLC

1777 Spencer St | 419-382-1000 | accessquip.comaccessquip-llc-stairlift

Making your home easier and more accessible for the people in your life is one of the best ways to upgrade your living area. One of our favorite options is to install a motorized chair stair lift, which makes staircases easier for those with limited mobility. Stair lifts are versatile and can be customized for any stairway, whether straight or curved. Wireless control allows for operation at either end of the stairs, and an automatically rechargeable battery ensures safe help.

Bowerman Carpet & Wallpaper

3905 Co Rd E (between 3 & 4), Swanton | 419-826-7951bowerman-carpet-_-wallpaper-2_150

Family owned and operated since 1976, Bowerman offers solutions for carpet, vinyl, tile, wood, flooring, laminate, and window treatments. Take a look around your home and check to see which rooms need new carpeting. Typically, carpet lasts 5-15 years, with the range dependent on quality, padding, and usage. Determine if your carpet needs a replacement by checking for foul odors, the condition of your carpet padding, mold, stains, matting, and general aesthetics— if it no longer matches your style, maybe an upgrade will tie the whole room together.

Dunright Building Services

1057 Custer Dr | 419-537-7465 | dunrightbuildingservices.com


Sure, a “Welcome” mat is a great way to make guests feel comfortable, but a beautiful and inviting front door is the perfect way to boldly show visitors your personal style. Consider the message you want to send and what look is the best fit. Would you prefer a classic style door to fit your traditional lifestyle? A Craftsman style door, made from wood or fiberglass, to show your love for the outdoors? Perhaps a sleek, contemporary and colorful door— in a bright red or calming green— would highlight your exciting personality? Look to Dunright Building Services, a locally owned and operated business specializing in the installation of doors, siding and windows, for advice.

TIP: “Replacement doors from manufacturers like Therma Tru on the front of your home can increase the perceived value by over 30%!” – Bill McConnell, President

Maumee Antique Mall

1552 S Reynolds Rd, Maumee | 419-893-2468 | maumeeantiquemall.commaumee-antique-mall1_150

There’s only one place in Toledo where you’ll find first edition, classic comic books, Civil War memorabilia, and mid-century furniture— the Maumee Antique Mall. Boasting over 2.75 acres and items from dozens of vendors, this a destination for shoppers of all ages. Since home upgrades are often costly, a trip the Maumee Antique Mall is a perfect solution for finding something an object with history that will be new to your home. Enjoy a nostalgic stroll through the Mall and look for beautiful vases, decor, accents, and more— including furniture— to bring something new into your home.

Oak Park Landscape & Water Garden Center

3131 Wilkins Rd, Swanton | 419-825-1438 | oakparkwatergarden.comoak-park-landscape-_-water-garden-center2_150

Make this season one to remember by making the most out of your outdoor area with accents, decor, water gardens, fresh plants, rock garden design, and more. One of the hottest trends is fairy gardens, or miniature gardens, which are perfect for anyone, regardless of their budget, space, and gardening ability. Shop plants, houses, patios, pathways, arbors, furniture, and more to put in a fairy garden at Oak Park.

TIP: “Landscaping can add as much as 15% to the value of your home! A well-designed landscape adds value immediately and also increases in value over time. Best landscape improvements include: front of the home upgrades with a variety of plants, patio, water features, and enclosing the backyard with various evergreen and flowering trees and shrubs. Oak Park offers free design service!” – Diane Giddens, Co-owner

Consign-It Home Interiors

6925 Central Ave | 419-841-4663 | consignittoledo.comconsign-it-4_150

Want to bring something elegant and upscale into your home without breaking the bank? Consign-It has offered a variety of pre-owned, and some new, furniture and home accessories, in a wide range of styles, since 1997. Shop antique, modern, shabby chic, retro, traditional, and other eclectic fashions in the store to find a look that will complement, or enhance, the style of your home. With new inventory always coming in, you never know what you’ll find during a visit.

TIP: “Fresh flowers adds warmth and color to any space.” – Tony Rascyk, GM

The Norma Stark Memory Garden and Labyrinth

345 W S Boundary St, Perrysburg | 419-410-2496 | normastarklabyrinth.comthe-norma-stark-memory-garden-and-labyrinth-1

Sometimes the best way to refresh your home is to find comfort elsewhere. Tucked inside a neighborhood, this secret escape is the perfect place to spend a quiet moment alone, or with a friend. Take in the beauty of this meditative sanctuary in Perrysburg by walking the labyrinth and exploring the zen garden for inspired ways to bring more harmony into your home.

TIP: “Bring the outdoor indoor with a mini zen garden or finger labyrinth, which will bring peace and tranquility into your home to help quiet your mind and reduce stress.” – Alice Buehrle, Foundation Board President

Exquisite Home Source

5442 Angola Rd | 419-724-5720 | exquisitehomesource.comexquisite-home-source-1

Good style starts from the ground up, and Exquisite Home Source has you covered with an extensive collective of flooring materials, specifically tile and carpet. Find beautiful tile for flooring, accent walls, backsplashes, and more. In addition to flooring, owner Karen Koester offers window treatments, blinds, and interior design services to help you create a customized look perfect for your unique tastes.

TIP: “The best way to move into spring: discard, declutter and then organize. It’s like taking the weight off your shoulders.” – Karen Koester, Owner


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