Home Maintenance and Remodeling

Home Maintenance and Remodeling Earth-Friendly Renovations That Save Money Growing numbers of homeowners are paying more attention to the ecological effects of renovations. Some eco-friendly projects can even reduce utility bills. Here are a few home improvements that can lower your carbon footprint and monthly bills at the same time. Solar PanelsAlthough roof-mounted solar panels can be costly upfront, they often pay for themselves […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Keep Your Garden Flourishing You’ve invested hours of work into preparing, planting and feeding your garden to give it a healthy start. By keeping a watchful eye on it now, you can ensure it prospers and produces for the remainder of the season. Here are five mid-summer tips for a healthy garden in any region. Weeds go wild in […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Is Your Home Due for a Summer Makeover? Imagine you’re a stranger touring your house. What would you update or replace? To spark your creativity, browse magazines and Pinterest boards for tones, colors and textures that speak to you. Even the smallest new touches can refresh the whole feel of a room. You can start small by adding new pillows and lighting or […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling 5 Home Renovation Myths Myth #1: All home improvements provide a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI).In reality, you usually only get back a percentage of what you spend. Myth #2: Permits aren’t necessary.Not true. Check your city or county website for details on permits required in your area. Myth #3: DIY is a great way to save.What if your project ends up […]
Design Trends Luxury Closet Features Closet design in the primary bedroom has become a new luxury feature in homes. Here are some of the most sought-after items for those who want to enhance the style and storage in their closets. Upgraded LightingMany homeowners are adding dramatic lighting in their closets. Some popular choices include lighted clothing rods and shelves, chandeliers […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Easy Ways To Deep Clean Your Home Spring cleaning can be overwhelming, but here are a few ways to simplify the process and make your home sparkle. Use the DishwasherYou can save the elbow grease and use your dishwasher to clean metal vent covers, soap dishes, toys, and more. Soak ShowerheadsTo clear your dingy showerhead of soap scum or hard water stains, […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Simple Home Updates If you want to refresh your home decor but don’t have a lot to spend, the following affordable updates can make a significant difference. PaintAdding a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to make a big impact. Choose colors that make you happy and reflect your style. LightingOutdated […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Upgrade Your Laundry Room A luxurious laundry room may seem a bit extravagant, but consider these options if you’d like to transform a dreary, utilitarian room into an attractive, functional space. Add a SinkA sink is a handy addition to any laundry room. You’ll have a dedicated place to scrub stained clothing, wash paint brushes, rinse muddy shoes, and […]
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Home Maintenance and Remodeling Choosing Exterior Paint for Your Home Selecting a paint color for the exterior of your home can be challenging, but the following tips can help you make the right choice. Coordinate with existing stone, brick or wood accents. If your home has natural elements that will not be painted, choose a color that complements the undertones of those elements. Use an online […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Storage Ideas to Organize Your Home Do you ever feel overwhelmed by clutter? These simple home storage tips can help you keep your home neat and organized. Be Creative With Shoe OrganizersOver-the-door shoe organizers aren’t just for footwear. Use them to store toys and stuffed animals, power cords or cleaning supplies. Hang them on the back of your laundry room door […]
Design Trends Shades, Tints and Tones, Oh My! Whether you’re trying to find the perfect paint color for your home or you’re just interested in understanding how colors work together, consider this your crash course in color theory. A hue is simply a color on the color wheel. The color wheel is made up of three primary colors: red, blue and yellow. The secondary colors […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Give Your Home a Guest-Friendly Makeover As the holidays approach, many of us will be spending more time at home with friends and family. However, not everyone’s house is ready to host guests at a moment’s notice. Take some time and consider these ideas to help make your home warm and welcoming. Get ComfyThe key to making your home a haven […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Pick the Perfect Paint Finish You’ve mulled over paint colors and finally decided on just the right shade. Now that the big decision has been made, you’ll be asked what finish, or sheen, you prefer. Sheen is determined by the amount of light reflected from the surface. Use this guide to help you select the right look for your project. […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling 3 Simple Ways To Update Your Kitchen Cabinets If your kitchen needs an upgrade but you’re not ready for a full renovation, updating your kitchen cabinets can make a big difference. Consider implementing these simple, inexpensive ideas. Choose New ColorsPainting your cabinets a fresh color can give your kitchen an instant face-lift. Think about using colors other than white for an up-to-date look. […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling The Psychology of Interior Design Home design can have a powerful influence on your mood, productivity level and overall outlook on life. Understanding a few highlights of design psychology will help you create a comfortable ambience in your home. Tap into natural light. Research has shown that mood and energy levels are directly affected by the amount of natural light we […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Living in Your House During a Remodel Ownership provides many opportunities to transform a house into your home. When you finally prioritize that extensive remodel you’ve been dreaming of, you may find yourself living in the middle of a construction zone. Staying in your house during renovations isn’t easy, but with these tips, you can turn a potentially inconvenient experience into one […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Use this fall home maintenance checklist to ensure your home is safe and ready for the change of seasons. Schedule all exterior home projects such as painting, deck staining or foundation repairs to be completed before cooler and potentially wetter weather arrives. Clean gutters of leaves and other debris to prevent blockage that could damage […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling Tips and Tricks for Garage Reorganizing Between sorting, repairing and reorganizing, cleaning out the garage can feel intimidating. Consider these ideas to help you tackle this big home project. No wasted space – The garage can quickly become a dumping ground for all those household odds and ends. With that in mind, consider taking your space vertical. Add shelving, tool racks, equipment […]
Home Maintenance and Remodeling 3 Ways To Maintain Hardwood Floors Keep your hardwood floors glowing like new with these simple tips. Stick to the basics. A simple solution of ½ cup white or apple cider vinegar mixed with a gallon of water is a natural and frugal way to make your hardwoods shine. Turn off the brushes. When vacuuming hardwoods, be sure to turn off the rotating […]
Design Trends Ways To Enhance Your Outdoor Space If you’re looking forward to spending more time in your backyard this summer, you may need to tackle a few improvement projects to spruce up your space. Consider the following changes to help you make the most of the time you spend outside. Increase shade. Creating some shade in your outdoor space can make it more […]