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    Our Top 10 Home Decor and DIY Blog Posts of 2015

    December 31, 2015 3:43 PM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    Looking to prioritize your home remodeling projects for 2016? Take a look at the most popular topics in 2015 to start!



    As we round out the end of 2015, homeowners and designers alike are gearing up to embrace new designs and trends for 2016. Let's take a look back at our ten most popular blog posts when it comes to home decor and DIY projects. Which topic inspired your home renovations most in 2015?
    Our Top 10 Home Decor and DIY Blog Posts of 2015 | Schlage

    1. How to Make Your Hollow Core Doors Look Expensive When You're on a Budget.


    Hollow core doors are a common - and often boring - feature in many homes. Instead of replacing these doors for a major cost, try repurposing what you already have.


    2. 9 of the Most Stunning Bathroom Remodeling Trends.


    Bathrooms are among the highest on many homeowner's to-do lists. Take a look back of the most stunning trends for 2015 to inspire your next project.


    3. 7 Things You Must Consider Before Your Next Bathroom Remodel.


    Don't dive in to that bathroom remodel too quickly! Consider these seven things to ensure an easy renovation.


    4. 11 Small Kitchen Updates That Make a Big Impact.


    Don't have the budget for a full kitchen remodel? Try adding one of these small updates to refresh your space instead.


    5. A Simple Kitchen Upgrade You Can Start and Finish This Weekend.


    Not every kitchen project needs to take weeks or months to finish. Try this simple update that you'll complete in no team.


    6. How to Mix Hardware Finishes the Right Way.


    Whether you're trying to add an eclectic twist to your home or you want to leverage existing hardware without breaking the bank, mixing finishes is a great way to add unique interest and pull an entire room together. Here's how to do it the right way.


    7. 3 Door Painting Tips to Make Your Next Project a Breeze.


    Giving your doors a fresh coat of paint is a quick and easy way to give your home a new look. Follow these tips to make sure your next door painting project goes by quickly and smoothly.


    8. 4 Unique Ways to Dress Up Your Interior Doors.


    Your doors aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Why not use them to make a statement? Here are four unique ways you can dress up your doors and liven up any space.


    9. Beat the Winter Blues with Bold Interior Doors.


    Don't let the dreariness of a long winter be reflected in your home. Add some colorful cheer with these bold interior doors.


    10. 12 DIY Projects You Can Complete in One Afternoon.


    Looking for a quick way to freshen up your home's decor? Try one of these twelve projects that you can complete in just a few hours or less.


    What projects are you looking to complete in 2016? Comment below to let us know!

    The 5 Keyless Electronic Lock Topics You Shouldn't Have Missed in 2015

    December 30, 2015 3:30 PM by admin

    Wednesday, December 30, 2015

    Here's a look back at our top five smart home and keyless electronic deadbolt articles of 2015 to help you in your search for the right information.



    Whether you're a seasoned veteran of smart home technology or just getting started in adding security and convenience to your daily life, thorough research is important before you select your next device. When it comes to keyless technology, you may just be looking for a convenient way to stop losing your house key or need something that will work with other smart devices in your home.


    Here's a look back at our top five smart home and keyless electronic deadbolt articles of 2015 to help you in your search for the right information.

    The 5 Keyless Electronic Lock Topics You Shouldn't Have Missed in 2015 | Schlage

    1. How smart home technology increases the security of your home.


    Increased security is one of the top reasons homeowners choose to purchase smart home products. Find out the type of devices are essential to achieving greater home security through added protection and 24/7 monitoring capabilities.

    2. 7 easy ways to start building your smart home.


    Building a smart home doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Find out how taking a step back and making the essential home products work more efficiently can save you the most money.

    3. The smart home products you're going to need in 2015.


    Each year, new devices enter the market with promises of convenience and greater efficiency. Let's take a look back at the top smart home products for 2015.

    4. Are keyless electronic locks right for you?


    Choosing the right keyless electronic lock can be a daunting process. Here's a look at a few of the most frequently asked questions to help you decide whether or not you're ready to go keyless.

    5. Boost electronic lock security with effective keyless codes.


    Whether you already own an electronic lock or are thinking of upgrading to one, it's important to understand the steps you should take to make sure your lock is secure as possible. Here are a few tips for creating the most effective keyless code.

    What topics are you hoping to see in 2016 as it relates to keyless technology? Comment below to let us know! In the mean time, be sure to take a look at our keyless offerings to find the right lock for your lifestyle.