Cassity Kmetzsch, an interior designer with a love of remodeling, shares tons of decorating ideas and problem-solving tips on her popular blog, Remodelaholic. A Remodelaholic through and through, both Cassity and her husband Justin have remodeled four homes together. One of the things that she loves the most? Reinventing and recycling pieces or building leftovers that she already has on hand. Cassity has two young daughters that she hopes to teach her remodeling ways just as soon as they are able to!
There are few things that taste better than a freshly picked vegetable, especially when you have grown it yourself! I love gardening and having fresh produce during the summer. Thankfully, our redesigned backyard leaves me plenty of space to tend to my veggies in the raised garden boxes we built. Even if you don't have a large yard, you can still garden with one of these creative growing solutions.
Succulents are very popular right now, and planting a few in a terrarium or planter is a great way to add some natural life to any room. If you're looking to grow edible plants, try a simple herb garden. Fresh herbs really impact your cooking, and they can grow pretty much anywhere, in any type of container. Use a planter, a mug, a repurposed tin, a mason jar—whatever you have around, herbs can probably grow in it. Just make sure you have plenty of recipes ready to use all of your fresh herbs!
If you'd like to grow some indoor color, you can also force bulbs so you have tulips, daffodils, or other spring flowers. Learn how from Sand and Sisal.
If you've got a porch or deck, you can grow a garden! Use small containers (wine boxes, planters) to grow vegetables like carrots and onions. Or think vertically and plant a vertical garden in something as simple as a reclaimed pallet or a shoe organizer. Get tips for container gardening here from Burpee and tips for vertical gardening here from DIY Network.
If you have a small area you can dedicate to a garden, you can grow even more! Our garden boxes are easy to build and perfect for square foot gardening, or you try a stair riser garden like Ruffles and Truffles built. Learn more about getting started with square foot gardening from My Square Foot Garden.