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…

Make the Most of a Backyard Shed

Need a place to get away or pursue a hobby? A backyard shed can be a great solution. New prefabricated sheds as well as existing ones can be transformed into inviting spaces just steps from your back door. Use these five tips to turn your backyard shed into a place you may never want to…

4 Easy Projects That Add Value

You don’t have to take on an expensive renovation to add value to your home. Here are four simple projects you can tackle in a weekend to spruce up your home and make it more attractive to future buyers. Update your switch plates. Are your outlet covers and light switch plates getting dingy from age? Swap…

Maximizing Sunlight in Your House

Natural light adds warmth and beauty to a home, as well as providing a free mood booster. Here are four ways to maximize the amount of sunlight in your space. Choose lighter paint colors. Walls painted in creamy whites or light grays with a satin finish will brighten up a room and reflect more light. You…

Give Your Yard an Eco-Friendly Makeover

This Earth Day, take some time to appreciate nature all around you, including your own yard. Consider these steps you can take to live more sustainably and protect the environment at home. Plant Wisely Plant perennials (which bloom every year) rather than purchasing annual flowers each season. As much as possible, choose plants that are…

Improve Indoor Air Quality

While you can’t completely rid your home of toxins or allergens, it is possible to cut down on the amount of dust, mold and germs you breathe in each day. Keep these suggestions in mind to help improve your indoor air quality. Switch out chemical-laden cleaning solutions for natural or DIY supplies. When weather permits,…

Choose a Color That Will Go the Distance

If you’re picking out a new paint color for a room in your home, consider these tips to help you choose a shade that will stand the test of time. Stay open-minded. For your first trip to the hardware store, help yourself to a wide variety of paint swatches. Don’t rule out any color immediately. The…

Keys to a Budget-Friendly Renovation

Home renovation projects are notorious for going over budget. If you’re considering remodeling a portion of your home, use these tips to create a renovation plan that will make you and your bank account happy. Set your priorities. Whether you’re unhappy with the dated tile in your bathroom or you’re looking to add value to your…

Affordable Backyard Privacy

After being cooped up at home for months and months on end, many people have a newfound appreciation for their outdoor spaces. However, spending time in the backyard, whether you’re relaxing or hosting a get-together, could mean less privacy from your neighbors. Consider adding more privacy to your backyard space with these affordable suggestions. Plants: Surrounding…

Home Maintenance: When To Hire a Pro and When To DIY

When it comes to home improvements, you can often save money by doing it yourself. However, the following projects are almost always best left to professionals. Home additions or major remodels – While the cost savings of undertaking these large projects can be hard to resist, it’s easy to get in over your head. A skilled professional…