Outdoors and On-Trend

An inviting outdoor living space makes time spent in the fresh air even more appealing. Whether you’re supervising kids playing in the yard, enjoying dinner on the patio or talking with friends late into the night, you want a space that’s both attractive and comfortable. Consider these trending designs for outdoor furnishings. Pastel colors: These soft,…

Make the Most of Your Home Gym

Due to gym closures and social distancing, many people have come to enjoy the convenience of working out at home. If you’ve recently acquired new exercise equipment, consider these tips to help you maximize your home gym. Choose your location wisely. If possible, set up your gym in an area of your home where you’ll actually…

Streamline Your Home Office

Set yourself up for success by decluttering your at-home workspace. Split the room. Whether your home office is its own room or a corner of a larger living space, sectioning off the area can help you cut down on clutter. HGTV.com suggests setting up the desk as your “work center,” a bookshelf as your “reference center” and a…

Spring Cleaning for Your Yard

As the weather warms up, it’s time to focus your spring cleaning efforts outside the house. Prepare your lawn and landscaping for the upcoming summer months with these simple steps. Lawn Pick up debris such as twigs, litter and pet waste. When the grass is dry, rake up lingering leaves and thatch (matted dead grass)….

Create a Comfy & Cozy Reading Nook

With a little planning, you can create a space in your home that cultivates more reading, rest and imaginative thought. Try these three suggestions for designing the ideal reading nook. Pick a strategic location. Take stock of areas in your home that can comfortably house a chair, end table and lamp. If you have the…

3 Questions to Ask Before Remodeling

Remodeling is an opportunity to improve your space for your own enjoyment while also building equity in your home. Before you begin, consider these questions to ensure a smoother process and a high-quality finished product. What’s not working?Think about how you use your space right now. Are there areas that consistently feel cramped or cluttered?…

Make your house a healthy home

Home is supposed to be a place of refuge – it’s where you go to unwind and recharge. However, you can unknowingly create an environment in your house that’s not conducive to your health and safety. Issues such as poor ventilation, water leaks or pests can become unwelcome surprises if you don’t proactively maintain potential…

Home improvement resolutions for 2020

While many New Year’s resolutions revolve around health and personal habits, the start of a new calendar year is also a natural time to set goals regarding your home. Here are some ideas to get you started: Make a wish list. Walk through your home and take note of any minor repairs or major improvements you’d…

Warm, Cozy, and Valuable

It’s hard to deny the charm of gathering around warm, flickering flames to read a book or share stories with your family. Fireplaces tend to evoke an emotional response from buyers and most people are willing to pay more to get one. According to a survey from AngiesList.com, approximately 25 percent of home buyers said they…

How to Baby Proof your home

Whether you’re a parent or often have kids in your home, it’s important to keep your space safe for little ones. Check out these baby-proofing gadgets that can protect the kids without making life too tough on the adults. Foam edge and corner protectors — These foam cushions are available in many lengths and can be…