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…

Surviving a kitchen remodel

Living in your home while renovating your kitchen comes with a certain level of chaos, but a little forethought can help you make it through. Plan for simple meals and lots of takeout. Think sandwiches, soups and anything that can be grilled. If you’ll have access to a fridge, consider making and freezing meals that can…

Give your mudroom a makeover

Does your mudroom tend to get cluttered with shoes, jackets and backpacks? An organized mudroom can be the key to keeping the rest of your living space tidy, so here are a few ways to give the area a functional makeover. Install easy-to-clean flooring. Make the space fit the style of your home by using…

Getting your home ready for summer

The sun is out and the days are longer. Spend a couple of hours planning your summer projects and preparing your household for all the activities of the season.  Schedule outdoor projects.Call a contractor to schedule any exterior projects you hope to accomplish this year such as replacing windows, repairing a deck or painting your…

Pros and Cons of Popular Siding Materials

If you’re considering updating your home’s siding, compare the following pros and cons. Vinyl Pros: Inexpensive and easy to install, vinyl requires minimal upkeep, and it comes in many colors and textures. Cons: Standard panels have to be overlapped, which creates noticeable seams. Stucco Pros: Stucco is extremely durable and doesn’t need to be repainted. It’s also resistant…

Tips for Saving Money on Home Maintenance

The best thing you can do for your home is regular maintenance to keep it in optimum shape and to avoid costly repairs later. It’s a lot to keep track of, and upkeep can get expensive. BankRate.com offers these tips for getting your maintenance done without putting a huge dent in your bank account. Keep tools organized….